Colham Ferry Elementary School

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CFES Events and News



4th and 5th--Kindergarten Parent Breakfast at 8:00 am

15th--Partner in Ed Night at Zaxby's

18th--Fall Picture Day

19th--PTO Meeting and BINGO night at 6:30 pm EIP Meeting at 5:30 pm

25th and 26th--First Grade Parent Breakfast 8:00 am

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

Oconee County Student Behavior Code

PTO Fall Fundraiser

 The PTO of Colham Ferry Elementary School thanks you for selling those Gold Cards! Please make sure all money and cards are returned as soon as possible! Thank you for your support!! 

Science Olympiad

Watch our 2013-2014 CFES Science Olympiad team yearly wrap up! 


Mustang Pride

Click here to read our Mustang Pride Fyler

CFES Teacher of the Year



CFES Teacher of the Year 2013-2014

Matthew Lawing is originally from North Carolina where he attended the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and received a Bachelors of Music Education with a concentration in voice. He taught middle school chorus for one year in Winston-Salem, NC before moving to Georgia for his wife, Sarah, to attend graduate school at UGA.  This is his seventh year teaching music at CFES and he has loved every minute of it.  He and his wife live in Jefferson with their daughters Collette and Tabitha.  

Colham Ferry Elementary School

Oconee County eBoard Communication Tool

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.

Volunteer Training

Volunteers who spend extended, independent time with students in schools are now required to review training materials provided by the Georgia Department of Education and complete a volunteer information form. Such individuals should click here to access the materials and the form, and return the completed form to the appropriate school principal.

Oconee County Parent Grading Guides

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

Tuesday Jan. 13th

Stevi B’s Pizza

Tuesday March 10

CiCi’s Pizza

Monday April 13th



CFES Partners in Education



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


CFES Title I Reward School

CFES School Council

CFES School Council Upcoming Meetings 2014-2015

August 13, 2014

November 12, 2014

February 18, 2015

May 6, 2015

Meeting Minutes 2013-14

Minutes from May 7, 2014 School Council Meeting

Minutes from School Council Minutes February 19th

Minutes from November 6th School Council Minutes

Minutes from August 14th School Council Meeting

Minutes from May 8th School Council Meeting

**Documents from May 8th Meeting:

CCPRI County Overview

OCS BOE Budget 2013-2014

CFES MAP Scores 2012-2013


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

April 30: PTO Meeting & Performance at 6:30 PM

May 5: PTO Teacher Appreciation Lunch



Talk About It!

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

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 2013-2014

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

·         Square Dance- Kindergarten-2nd Grade- One Day Event

·         Snow Ball Dance- 3rd-5th Grade- One Day Event

·         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