2014 KCSMA Holiday Shop

Comments Off Written on December 4th, 2014 by
Categories: KCSMA PTO, Volunteer Opportunities

Dear KCSMA Families,

The holidays are near, and as a special service to our students, we are holding a Holiday Shop. Children will have the opportunity to pick out their own inexpensive, high quality gifts for family and friends during school hours. The Holiday Shop is designed to be a safe, child-centered environment where children can learn how to budget and spend wisely, while they also experience the gift of giving.

The Holiday Shop will be open during school hours December 8th through December 12th. Please visit your child’s teacher’s blog or check your email to see which day your child’s class will be shopping.

The store will also be open during the Holiday Breakfast on Saturday, December 13th, but inventory will be limited to what is left in stock. Gifts range from 25cents to $5.00, with a lot of gifts in the $1.00 price range. All gifts will be wrapped or placed in gift bags.

If your child will be shopping, please fill out the budget form that will be sent home with your child or print the attached budget form below. Place the form and CASH in an envelope or plastic zip baggie clearly marked “Holiday Shop” and your child’s name and teacher’s name, and return it to your child’s teacher.

The Holiday Shop is still in desperate need of volunteers. We need many volunteers to assist the younger students with shopping and to help with gift wrapping. At this time, we do not have even half of the needed volunteers. Please visit the PTO website or http://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0849a9ae2e5-20142 to volunteer.

Happy Holidays,

Tamara Beeler, Holiday Shop coordinator and KCSMA parent


holiday shop budget

Request for Clinic Supplies from Nurse Settle

Comments Off Written on November 23rd, 2014 by
Categories: Supply Needs

With the weather getting much colder and many of our students fighting illnesses, Nurse Settle is in need of donations of the following items to restock the clinic.

  1. Tissues (many boxes needed)
  2. Disinfectant wipes (Clorox or Lysol)
  3. Band-aids
  4. Neosporin ointment
  5. 3 oz paper cups
  6. Gallon storage bags
  7. Disposable gloves (medium)
  8. Reusable ice packs
  9. Cough drops/throat lozenges

Let’s help stock the school clinic with needed supplies for those times when our students need a band-aid for a scrape on the playground, or have a scratchy throat and need a cough drop or throat lozenge.

Nurse Lola and our teachers truly appreciate each and every box of tissues, canister of wipes, bag of cough drops, box of band-aids or anything else on the list that you can provide.

Please drop off all donations at the front desk labeled:  FOR NURSE SETTLE – CLINIC

Holiday Shop Volunteer & Donation Needs

Comments Off Written on November 21st, 2014 by
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The KCSMA Holiday Shop will be open to students to shop during the school day December 8-12, 2014.  To run smoothly, we need many volunteers and donations of supplies.  Please visit the following links to sign up to volunteer or send in supplies:

Volunteering http://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0849a9ae2e5-20142

Donations http://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0849a9ae2e5-20143

Weather Alert for KCSMA Families for the week of November 17, 2014

Comments Off Written on November 17th, 2014 by
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KCSMA Parents & Students – 
The National Weather Service and local meteorologists are calling for very cold temperatures with even colder windchills for the week of Nov. 17-21.  All students should consider dressing warmly with gloves, head covering, and multiple layers of clothing to protect against the cold.  Please have your children dressed with coats upon arrival at school to ensure a smooth transition of unloading during carpool.
Morning carpool begins promptly at 7:00 a.m. and ends at 7:50 a.m. 
Have a wonderful evening and stay warm!

2015-16 KCSMA Lottery Information

Comments Off Written on November 17th, 2014 by
Categories: Lottery

It’s Lottery Time Again!

The 2015-16 lottery application will be available beginning in December.  At that time, click the “Enrollment” link above and complete the requested information.


  • When completing the form(s), please make sure to use the correct grade level for NEXT school year.
  • Separate forms must be completed for EACH student.
  • You MUST reside in a Cobb County School zone to attend KCSMA.
  • Students MUST turn 5 years old on or before September 1, 2015, to begin Kindergarten for the 2015-16 school year.

If you have any questions regarding the lottery application form or the process, please email Debbie Schmidt at dschmidt@kcsma.net.

Thanks for your interest in KCSMA and Good Luck in the lottery!

KCSMA Board of Directors – Work Session 11-13-14

Comments Off Written on November 11th, 2014 by
Categories: KCSMA Board
The chairman of the GCS, Inc. Governing Board has called a Work Session meeting for Thursday, November 13, at 7:00 pm.

STEM Challenge Winners – October 2014

Comments Off Written on November 6th, 2014 by
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October STEM Challenge Winners!!!


October challenge:    Build your own gadget
A gadget is a small tool such as a machine that has a particular function, but is often thought of as a novelty. Gadgets are sometimes referred to as gizmos.


October 2014 STEM Project Winners

We would like to congratulate the following winners:


 3rd Grade:  Ryleigh Goodwin – Motorized Eraser
3rd Grade:  Hunter Lesch – Earbud Organizer
1st Grade:  Zachary Hextell – Robotic Floor Cleaner & Wall Scrubber

The KCSMA Lego Robotics Team Needs Your Help

Comments Off Written on October 25th, 2014 by
Categories: Lego Robotics Team

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