Upcoming School Events

Please mark your calendar for the following events:


  • 9- General PTSA Meeting & Open House- 6:30pm-8pm in the classroom
  • 20- Rocket Blast Kick Off!
  • 23- Room Parent Meeting @ 9:30am in PTSA Room
  • 24- Rocket Blast- 1st count day of donations
  • 28- Picture Day
  • 29- Early Release Day
  • 30- Rocket Blast- last count day of donations
  • 31- Rocket Blast- obstacle course for the students!


  • 3- Labor Day
  • 24-28- Fall Break- No School


  • 2- Reflections Entries Due- Theme: “Heroes Around Me”
  • 11- Early Release
  • 15-19- Conference Week
  • 15- Collections for Thanks for Giving starts
  • 22-26- Bus Driver Appreciation Week
  • 26- Monster Mash
  • 29- 11/2- Red Ribbon Week – “Life Is Your Journey” Theme
  • 29- 11/2- Book Fair
  • 31- Donuts with Dad- 7:15am-7:50am- students with last names that start with A-M


  • 1- Donuts with Dad- 7:15am-7:50am- students with last names that start with N-Z
  • 2- Fall Festival 5:00pm-8pm/food donations will be collected for Thanks for Giving
  • 6- Election Day- No School
  • 12-16- Crossing Guard Appreciation Week
  • 19-23- Thanksgiving Break- No School
  • 29- General PTSA Meeting- 6:30pm-8:00pm


  • 15- Reindeer Run- Visit with Santa & Santa Shoppe
  • 20-21- Early Release Days
  • 24- 1/4- Holiday Break- No School


  • 10- General PTSA Meeting- 6:30-8:30pm
  • TBD- Variety Show Auditions
  • 21- MLK Holiday
  • 25- Spirit Day: Theme= Mismatch Day
  • 31- Variety Show


  • 1- Variety Show
  • 15- Spirit Day: Theme= Red/Pink
  • 18-22- Winter Break


  • 13- Early Release
  • TBD- Spring Book Fair
  • 28- General PTSA Meeting/ Kindergarten Performs
  • 29- Spirit Day: Theme= Crazy Hair


  • 1-5- Spring Break
  • 11-20- GA. Milestones Testing- Grades 3-5
  • 26- Spirit Day: Theme= Crazy Hat


  • 1-2- Muffins with Mom- 7:15am in Cafe
  • 6-10- Staff Appreciation Week
  • TBD- Field Days
  • 21- Early Release
  • 22- 5th Grade Graduation/Early Release (Last Day of School)


Thanks for Giving Food Donations

Thanks for Giving Food Donations will be collected from October 15- November 9!  Please drop off donations in the barrel near the front entrance or in the collection box by the cafeteria.  We are asking each student to bring in 2 food donations!  Our goal is to collect 1500 cans!!  Our donations will go to the Center for Family Resources and will be distributed to Cobb families in need during the holidays.  Thanks in advance for all of your donations!

For more information, please contact vaughanptsavp@gmail.com!

Thanks for Giving Flyer

Donuts with Dad

Donuts with Dad is Wednesday, October 31 (last names A-M) and Thursday, November 1 (last names N-Z) from 7:15am-7:50am each day! Please RSVP by Monday, October 22!  After Donuts with Dad, we welcome our dads to stop by the Media Center for the Book Fair.

Also, we are still looking for volunteers!  If you would like to sign-up, please click here.

Donuts with Dad

Reflections: “Heroes Around Me”


The National PTA Reflections is quickly approaching! We are so excited to see what our amazing kids choose to create. The Reflections program is PTA’s cornerstone arts program. It offers students the opportunity to earn local, state, and even national recognition for original artwork they create in response to the theme “Heroes Around Me.” Students who participate in the Reflections Program get an opportunity to explore the arts and culture, develop creative thinking and problem-solving skills, and recognize themselves and artist. Students artwork will be judged on a school level, then participants who’s projects move on will be judged at a Council level, State Level, and possibly National levels.

Families can support their children’s participation by providing encouragement and needed materials. Entries should represent students’ unique creativity- adults are welcome to encourage students but are asked not to assist in any way with their interpretation of the theme “Heroes Around Us” or assist with artistic expression.

Each entry must me the original work of one student only. A group of students may support the entrant by participating in the film or choreographed dance, but only one student may enter the piece. An entry is allowed to be entered in more than one category if applicable.

Following are the Entry Categories:

Dance Choreography: Solo and ensemble works of all dance styles are accepted. Entrant must be the choreographer and may also be the performer, or one of the performers. If background music is used, cite it on the entry form. Video file must not exceed 5 min. and 1 GB in size. Accepted formats: AVI, FLV, WMV, MOV, MP4.

Film Production: Accepted short film styles include: Animation, narrative, documentary, experimental or media presentation. Use of PowerPoint is prohibited. Entrant must be the screenwriter, cinematographer, editor and producer. If background music is used, cite it on the entry form. Video file must not exceed 5 min. and 1 GB in size. Accepted formats: AVI, FLV, WMV, MOV, MP4.

Literature: Accepted forms of fiction and nonfiction include: Prose, poetry, reflective essay, screen play and play script, narrative, and short story. Entrants may write in their primary language as long as an interpretive English translation is also attached. Use of copyrighted material is prohibited. Writing must not exceed 2,000 words and may be handwritten or typed. Accepted formats: Single-sided print on 8 ½x11” paper, PDF file.

Music Composition: All music styles and combinations of instrumentation are accepted. Entrant must be the composer and may also be the performer, or one of the performers. Use of copyrighted material is prohibited. Audio file must not exceed 5 min. and 1 GB in size. Accepted formats: MP3, WMA, WAV, ACC, FLAC. Notation (score/tablature) in PDF format is only required for middle and high school divisions.

Photography: Photo must be a single print/digital image. Collages and collections of photos are not accepted. Entrant must be the photographer and may use a variety of digital editing techniques including but not limited to, multiple exposure, negative sandwich and photogram. Use of copyrighted material is prohibited. Print image dimensions must be no smaller than 3×5 inches and no larger than 8×10 inches.

Accepted print formats: Mounted on mat or poster board no larger than 11×14 inches. Framed prints are not accepted. Digital image dimensions must be at least 640×960 (pixels) and 300 dpi (resolution). Accepted file formats: JPEG, JPG, GIF, PNG.

Visual Arts: Works of both fine and design arts are accepted, including but not limited to: architectural drawing and models, ceramics, collage, computer generated images and graphics, crafts, drawing, fashion clothes and jewelry, fiber work, mixed media, painting, printmaking and sculpture. Use of copyrighted material is prohibited. 2D artworks must be mounted on sturdy material and no larger than 24×30 inches with matting. Framed entries are not accepted. Include one digital image of artwork with your submission. 3D artwork submissions must contain 3 digital images of artwork at different angles. Image(s) are used for artwork identification, judging and exhibition purposes.

Special Artist Division: welcomes all grades and all abilities and offers non-artistic accommodations (e.g. adaptive technology; transcribing; holding a camera) for students to participate fully in PTA Reflections. Student assistants must refrain from being involved in the artistic process (e.g. developing an artist statement, choreography, music lyrics, storyboards, etc. Student recognition and awards are announced as part of the Special Artist Division.


Please contact Chelsea Anderson at Chelseakanderson@hotmail.com with any questions!  Also, visit Georgiapta.org for more information!