Fall/Winter 2014 Spirit Wear Orders

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As we are getting into the cooler weather, and as we receive more requests from parents, we will be accepting new spirit wear orders and

payments through November 6, 2014.  We will ONLY be ordering the long-sleeved pink & blue shirts and the grey hoodies.  Please use the order form attached via the link below.

ALL ORDER FORMS MUST BE COMPLETELY FILLED OUT AND PAYMENT MUST BE SUBMITTED WITH THE ORDER FORM.  Any incomplete forms (missing sizes, money, etc.) will NOT be processed and will be returned.

Order deadline:   November 6, 2014 – payment must accompany order!

November 2014 Order form-PDF

Pink long-sleeved t-shirt - Front & Sleeve

Pink long-sleeved t-shirt – Front & Sleeve

Lt Blue long-sleeved t-shirt  front & sleeve

Lt Blue long-sleeved t-shirt front & sleeve

Grey Hoodie

Grey Hoodie



The KCSMA Lego Robotics Team Needs Your Help

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The KCSMA Lego Robotics team is researching ways to improve how people with dyslexia learn to read.   We are looking to interview anyone with dyslexia (of any age), or anyone who specializes in helping with it.   If you or someone you know is comfortable completing a questionnaire or being interviewed, please contact the team through Mrs. Wagner at awagner@kcsma.net by Monday, October 27, 2014.

Thank you!

The 2014-2015 Lego Robotics Team

Red Ribbon Week – October 27 – 31, 2014

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RedRibbonLogoregisteredDRUG & ALCOHOL AWARENESS

Monday, October 27 –  “My future is bright” – Wear a bright-colored shirt (uniform bottoms)

Tuesday, October 28 – “Put a cap on it” – Wear a hat (with uniform)

Wednesday, October 29 – “Say NO to Drugs” – Wear a red shirt (uniform bottoms)

Thursday, October 30 – “I’m a Jean-ious.  I’m Drug Free” – Wear jeans (uniform shirt or spirit shirt)

Friday, October 31 – “Team up against Drugs” – Wear a sports team shirt or jersey (jeans or uniform bottoms)

*We are also having a poster contest for grades 3 – 6 and a door decorating contest for grades K-2.  Drug Awareness posters and door decorations are due October 31.  (Prizes will be awarded!)

For more information on the 2014 Red Ribbon Week, check out this 2014_Red_Ribbon_Fact_Sheet.


DON’T FORGET — This Week is Early Release/Conference Week

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  •  LUNCH – Lunch is served on early release days as mandated by the state of Georgia.  Please send lunch with your child or order sack lunch online.  As always if your child does not have a lunch we will feed them and you will be invoiced.
  • EARLY CHECKOUT –  If you need to check your student out early during conference week you must do so prior to 11:15 a.m.   After 11:15 a.m., there will be no early checkouts from the Front Office.
  • CARPOOLAfternoon carpool will START at 11:45 a.m. and END at 12:30 p.m.   Please remember – carpool line does not start until 15 minutes before carpool begins.   If you are coming for a conference with your students’ teacher immediately following carpool, please pick your student up in carpool and then park to come inside for the conference.
  • ASP – ASP will begin at the completion of carpool (12:30 p.m.), and all ASP clubs and activities will take place at their regularly scheduled times during early release/conference week.  If you have not picked up your student(s) at the completion of carpool, they will be automatically checked into ASP and you will be charged for the day, along with the $35 ASP Registration fee.

Enter The Kingdom of Books at Sir Readalot’s Castle during the KCSMA Scholastic Book Fair!

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Dear KCSMA Parents,castle

Right now, through October 24, the Scholastic Book Fair is at KCSMA!!!  The book fair is a great opportunity to add books to your home library or purchase books to donate to your child’s classroom, and the school library will earn money to fill its shelves and add new technology.

The book fair offers hundreds of books, usually starting at $3.99. There are also bookmarks, erasers, pencils, and other small items available, starting at 50 cents. You may view some of the items available at http://www.scholastic.com/bookfairs/fallesvideo/

Your child will visit the book fair with their class to preview the books and fill out a wishlist.   Starting October 17, you may send in cash, along with their wishlist, in a sealed envelope or baggie for your child to spend at the book fair.  Be sure to include 6% sales tax.   Please mark your child’s name, their teacher’s name, amount enclosed, and write Book Fair on the envelope.  No checks will be accepted.

Parents are welcome to shop at the book fair, too.  The shopping hours may be viewed at the online shopping link below.  The fair will be open during school hours, late on both Fridays, open late during some conference hours, and will be open during Safety Night.  Be sure to check out your child’s teacher’s wishlist if you would like to purchase a book to donate to their classroom.  Classroom wishlists will be available at the book fair.

You may also purchase books through October 26, at the online fair at http://bookfairs.scholastic.com/homepage/kennesawchartersciencemath   Feel free to share the online link with out of town relatives who may wish to shop for your child.  Any books ordered online will be shipped to the school after October 26, and there are no shipping charges.

This year, one of our goals is to ensure as many children as possible receive books and have access to books.  One of the ways we can do that is through the All for Books program*During our book fair in October 2013, we collected $538 for this program.   Like last year, we will be collecting change at the book fair, and all of the money raised during last Friday’s $1 N.U.T. pass day will go to this incredible program.  All of the money collected will be used to purchase more books for KCSMA students, classrooms, and the media center.    With your help, we can beat last year’s number!

*Not only does your donation help our cause, but Scholastic Book Fairs will match monetary donations raised with a donation of up to one million books to two non-profit organizations dedicated to helping children, families, and teachers acquire books and educational resources – Kids in Need Foundation and Kids in Distressed Situations, Inc.

If you are interested in volunteering at the book fair, please sign up at http://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0849a9ae2e5-oct20141

If you have any questions, please email tamarabeeler74@gmail.com. Thank you for supporting the KCSMA media center!

Tamara Beeler, Book Fair chairperson and KCSMA parent

KCSMA Board of Directors Meeting & State of the School Report

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The regularly scheduled meeting of the KCSMA Board of Directors will be held tomorrow evening.  In addition to the general meeting being conducted, the State of the School Report will also be presented.  This is an important meeting, not to be missed. 

Details and a link to the the agenda can be found below:

  •  DATE:        Thursday, October 16, 2014 
  •  TIME:         6:30 pm
  •  WHERE:    KCSMA Dining Room



STEM Challenge Winners – September 2014

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September STEM Challenge Winners!!!


September challenge:     What can I do with a plastic bottle?


Sept 2014 STEM Project Winners

Sept 2014 STEM Project Winners


We would like to congratulate the following winners:


K – Wyatt McConkey built a working sprinkler head
1st – Caleb Bailey built a craft organizer
2nd – Nia Phillips built a working air conditioner
3rd- Yash Panchal built a solar light
4th – Ryan Lim built a working fruit picker
5th – Roshani Sadalga built a rain gauge
6th – Alex Vastey built a drip irrigation system for a potted plant


KCSMA Board of Directors Town Hall Meeting

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The Board of Directors for KCSMA invites all parents and staff 
to a Town Hall meeting, Tuesday, September 30, 2014,
at 7:00 p.m. at the school.


The goal of this town hall is to promote effective communication among parents, staff, and the KCSMA community.  The following topics are planned:

  • The mission, goals, and plans for future growth of KCSMA
  • The difference between KCSMA and other Cobb County public schools
  • The financial position of the school now and in the future
  • How KCSMA is funded
  • How to best get involved to help KCSMA

There will also be a question and answer session, with at least one Board member remaining until all questions are answered.  To provide a forum in which everyone can be heard, parents are encouraged to drop children off in the gym to watch a movie or play.   ASP staff will be available to supervise them during the town hall.

We look forward to seeing you there,
The KCSMA Board of Directors