Colham Ferry Elementary School

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Science Olympiad

CFES is so proud to announce our Science Olympiad team received 2nd place Regional Winner!! There were 22 teams and tough competition!

CONGRATULATIONS! Good Luck at State! 



OCS prepares to implement new state assessments

Posted on 10:23, Wednesday, March 11

Please click here for important information provided by the OCS Teaching & Learning Department regarding the new Georgia Milestones assessment.

Dear Parent/Guardian,

In an effort to improve system practices, Oconee County Schools is conducting a parent survey. We value your opinion and ask that you take the time to complete this survey. The web survey will be available until April 24.

In order to complete the survey, please go to: http://www.advanc-ed.o.../1550462

(If this link does not work by clicking on it, please copy and paste it into your browser.)

Please be assured that your responses to this survey will be anonymous. Your honest opinion is appreciated. If you have any questions about this survey, please contact Scott Gordon at or at 706.769.5130 ext 1306

Camp Invention

Camp Invention is coming to Colham Ferry Elementary School July 20 - 24, 2015 from 8:30AM to 3:00PM.  

We are very excited to begin our STEAM initiative at CFES with this awesome program.  Students will have a fun and educational experience with problem solving using science, technology, engineering, art, and math.  There are limited spaces available for this event so sign up today! I have attached specific information related to Camp Invention  GO MUSTANGS!!!

Local educators lead the week of hands-on activities created especially for elementary school children. Boys and girls spend time “greening up” a polluted city’s infrastructure, discovering how to survive living on an alien planet and taking apart electronics to assemble something one-of-a-kind. Lessons explore connections between science, technology, engineering and innovation. Don’t miss out on brand new challenges. Discounts are available and spaces are limited, so secure your spot soon.

For information, call 800.968.4332 or  Click here for the  Camp Invention Flyer

CFES Events and News


April 3rd—Illustrator Michael White to come visit

April 6th-10th —SPRING BREAK! No School!

April 13th —Partner in Ed Night at Zaxby’s

April 16th -29th —Milestones Testing Grades 3rd -5th

April 17th —Mustang Gallop Awards

April 30th —PTO Meeting and BINGO at 6:30

Mustang Gallop

2015 CFES Mustang Gallop was March 20th, 2015. Our theme this year was to AIM HIGH and we did!

THANK YOU to all of our 2015 Mustang Gallop Sponsors!!

Oconee State Bank

Dan Arnold Holdings

Greater Georgia Printers, Inc

Jackson Spalding

Powell Home Builders

The Oconee Leader

Oconee Electrical Services, LLC

Budget Blinds

The Vet at Blueridge

LGM Realty

Law Office of Russell W.Wall LLC

Oconee Well

Davis Sign and Awning

Davis Tree Service

Athens Chiropractic Healthcare

Athens First Bank

Taqueria La Parrilla

Market Fresh

Environmental Site Management

Watkinsville Storage

Athens Trophy Shop

Oconee Endodontics

M. Kim Michael, PC Attorney at Law

Crowe Family

Dickens Builders

Athens Bone and Joint

Howell & Johnson Law Firm


J & J Contracting

Wayne & Kathy Marable

Tony & Denise Wall


21st Century Learners

 As 21st century learners, it is critical for our students to be proficient in using technology to research, organize and communicate information. For our third, fourth and fifth graders keyboarding skills are increasingly important, as the new Georgia Milestones Test will require them to complete extended written responses in addition to the traditional multiple choice items.

In addition to opportunities to use keyboarding for constructed responses, projects, and writing tasks during the school day, we are asking for your help with keyboarding practice at home. 


2.       http://www.learninggam...mes.html



5.       http://www.goodtyping....ault.htm  (Free, but must register) 

CFES Teacher of the Year



CFES Teacher of the Year 2014-2015

Mustang Pride

Click here to read our Mustang Pride Fyler

Colham Ferry Elementary School

CFES Mission Statement


Care for Every Student

Foster Learning for Life

Educate for Success

Strengthen Character 

Purpose:  The purpose of Colham Ferry Elementary School is to provide learning experiences which inspire students to excel in academics, build strong character, and promote citizenship.


PIE--Partners in Education

Thank you to all of our 2014-15 Partners in Education Supporters! Thank you for your support of our school!! We are excited for a new year!

Partners in Education Nights 2014-15


Monday, Sept. 15th


Tuesday Oct. 14th

CiCi's Pizza

Tuesday Nov. 18th

Stevi B's Pizza

Thursday Dec 11th

Logan’s Roadhouse

Tuesday Jan. 13th

Stevi B’s Pizza

Tuesday March 10

CiCi’s Pizza

Monday April 13th


CFES Partners in Education 2014-15

Davis Signs and Awning                                                 Athens First Bank

Dennis Luckey Salon                                                      Chamber of Commerce

First American Bank                                                       Keba Spitfire Grill

CiCi’s Pizza                                                                   Barberitos

American Pest Control                                                    Jittery Joe’s

Kumquat Mae                                                               Krimson Kafe

Oconee Well Drillers                                                      Environmental Site Management

Stevie B’s Pizza                                                            Oconee Waste Transport Inc

Horace Mann Insurance                                                 Johnson/Jones Insurance Services

Oconee Properties                                                         Power Building Products

Sam’s Club                                                                   Sibil’s Helping Hands

Oconee County Extension Service                                    Oconee State Bank

Pet Supplies Plus                                                           Publix

Wal-Mart                                                                      The Vet at Blue Ridge

Northeast Georgia Quality Roofs, LLC                              Dominick’s Italian Restaurant

Jimmy’s Lawn Care                                                        Zaxby’s

Watkinsville Service Center                                             Curbside Services

Logan's Roadhouse 

CFES Title I Reward School

Kindergarten Packet

PTO Dates 2014-15

PTO Dates 2014-15

Aug. 15-Sept. 5: Gold Card Fundraiser

August 25 – 29: Book Fair

August 26: Open House 6:30-7:30

September 19: PTO Meeting & Bingo Night at 6:30 PM

October 24: Fall Festival

November 13: PTO Meeting & Mustang Chorale at 6:30 PM

December 10: Teacher Holiday Luncheon

December 17 – 19: Santa Shop

January 30: PTO Meeting & Bingo Night at 6:30 PM

February 9 – 13: Book Fair

March 20: Mustang Gallop

May 5: PTO Teacher Appreciation Lunch

May 7: PTO Meeting & Performance at 6:30 PM



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Oconee Area Resource Council  - Mentor Program
Request Form
Parent Information and Consent Form

Oconee County Parent Grading Guides

Oconee County Student Behavior Code


 CFES welcomes parent and grandparent volunteers.  Volunteers can be a huge help inside the classroom, as well as around the school. 

To become a Volunteer click here for the Oconee County Volunteer Form.  The form must be filled out and returned before you may become a school volunteer.

CFES Twitter Feed

PTO Information

PTO 2014-15 is excited for a new year!

PTO 2014-15 Officers and Chairs 

2014-15 PTO Membership Form

CFES Extracurricular Activities 2014-2015

CFES Extracurricular Activities 2014-2015

CFES students and teachers participate in a wide array of extracurricular activities! Here is a list of what students are involved in at CFES!

·         Theater Club- 2nd-5th Grade

·         Morning Computer Lab- 2-5th Grade

·         Mustang Chorale- 4thand 5th Grade-

·         Mustang Trotters- 3rd-5th Grade

·         Science Olympiad- 3rd-5th Grade

·         Garden Earth- 3rd and 5th Grade

·         Battle of the Books- 4th and 5th Grade

·         Perfectly Polished- 5th Grade

·         Instructional Extension- 1st-5th Grade- Students with academic needs

Mustang News

 Parents Newsletters

CFES Garden

We are so excited to start up the CFES Garden again this year! Kindergarten has already begun to plan pumpkins and learned about some of the critters that frequent the garden!



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Motivated Mustang Program

Colham Ferry Elementary School
Motivated students enjoy learning and are successful students!!!

Because we believe that student motivation is so important for school success, this year we have initiated a school-wide Motivated Mustang program. Our goal is to provide instruction, activities and experiences which help students grow in the areas of academics, citizenship and problem solving. The Motivated Mustang program is designed to encourage growth in intrinsic motivation, responsibility and student initiative for students at all grade levels.

During pre-planning, CFES teachers developed a list of attributes which they believe are essential for success in school and in life. The Motivated Mustang program will focus on those attributes through instruction, procedures, and peer collaboration.  Lessons will target activities designed to encourage individual responsibility, academic growth, critical thinking, and integration of technology. Students will participate in learning projects, classroom meetings, and individual goal setting activities during the school year to strengthen student motivation.

As teachers developed the list of essential attributes, they also designed a Motivated Mustang visual model.   We are sharing this graphic model with students, parents, and the community to help communicate an awareness of our key goals. The model addresses all areas of development and reflects our concern for the whole child.

During the year, we will recognize individual students who exemplify Motivated Mustang characteristics.  We encourage you to send ideas and activities which motivate your child.

Motivated Mustang Charteristics Include:


Focused Learner, Critical Thinking, Good listener, Strong Communication Skills, Confident, Technologically Savvy, Write Convincingly, Respectful, Healthy Active Lifestyle, Persistence, Applies Mathematical Fundamentals, Global Perspective, Problem Solver

Oconee County eBoard Communication Tool

Wee Read

 Oconee County Schools and The United Way of Northeast Georgia would like your help in supporting the Wee Read program.

The Wee Read program was started to encourage the practice of reading to young children.  Partnered with the Dolly Part Imagination Library, every registered child from birth to age 5 in Oconee County will receive one free, age-appropriate hardback book in the U.S. mail each month.  This highly effective program takes advantage of the natural excitement connected with receiving a package in the mail—children are eager to open the brand new book that comes addressed specifically to them.  Parents are reminded and motivated to read to their young children when they receive their new book each month.  Included in the back flay of each Wee Read book are reading activities endorsed by the United Way for parents to use.

The cost of this program is $25.00. Flyers will be going home in Friday Folders soon.  We would love your support of this program and have set a goal for Oconee County to have 2000 participants for this program. Click here for more information! 

Wee Read Registration Form 

Wee Read Registration Form Spanish