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Weather Update - Early Dismissal

early dismissal 1/16/18

Miss Polk County! - Fundraiser for PCCCA Dental Science Program

miss polk coiunty

*click for PDF


Important Reminders

Important Reminders:
Jan. 10: Report Cards
Jan. 11: Renaissance Awards (Times listed in Ren. post)
Jan. 12: Movie Magic 
Jan. 15: No School: MLK Day
Jan. 22: ACCESS Testing Begins
Feb. 1: Deadline for Yearbook ADS
Feb. 15: Math Night
Feb. 19: No School: President's Day
Feb. 23: Deadline to Order Yearbook

Renaissance Awards

Please Join Us
Renaissance Awards 
Thursday, January 11th. 

Ren awards

Christmas Break December 25, 2017 - January 5, 2018.

christmas break

Student Make Up Day - January 8, 2018

snow day

*Click here for PDF

Secret Santa Shop

Secret Santa

CES Secret Santa Shop
Wednesday ~ Friday
December 13th,14th,15th
8:30 a.m. ~ 2:30 p.m.
Media Center


State of Georgia Reading Campaign

 Get Georgia Reading
                                               CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE                                               

The 2017 Annual Canned Food Drive is HERE!!! We will be collecting through November 15th.

Canned Food drive


CES Fall Festival

Please Join Us 
For our
Fall Festival
Thursday, November 2nd
6:00 p.m.
fall festival


Have you bought your yearbook ad?

                                   Yearbook ADS
             Great way to honor your child
What: Ads on sale until December 20th. 
Where: Forms are in office or can be downloaded
Cost: 25:00 or 50.00 - 2 sizes to choose from

Click link to download:

/userfiles/158/my files/yearbook ad form.pages?id=241012

CES Backs the Blue

Cherokee Elementary would like to show our support to our friends in BLUE,  in memory of Detective Hearne. We are selling these t-shirts for $10.00. Order forms will be sent home or can be ordered in the office. Make checks payable to Cherokee Elementary. *** All proceeds will be donated to the trust fund account for Isaac Hearne.*** #Backtheblue, #CESistheBEST

Sizes are available from Youth Small to Adult 3XL. 

CES backs the blue

Funeral for Detective Kristen Hearne


Road Closings Due to Law Enforcement Activity 9/29/17

The Polk County Police Department has indicated that the following roads are closed for an indefinite amount of time this afternoon:

Short Road
John Redding Road
Seab Green Road
Friendship Road
Highway 100
Cave Springs Road
Santa Claus Mountain Road

The following bus numbers are not allowed to deliver to these roads:

If your residence is located on these roads, your child will remain at their school. Please feel free to pick your child up at this time. Personnel will remain at school until we are given clearance to run these routes. We apologize for this inconvenience, but the safety of our students is our top priority.



Homecoming Week




EARLY RELEASE - Cedartown Schools


Book Fair

Winter Wonderland Book Fair
Mark your calendars!
Preview begins September 7th!

book fair



CES T-Shirts

PTO T-Shirt Sale

CES T-Shirts are on sale. All orders will be finalized by September 1st. Submit money and t-shirt forms to office. 
t-shirt sale

Monday, August 21st: Solar Eclipse

solar eclipse
Monday, August 21st: Solar Eclipse

Parents, look for your letters that will come home today. 
Polk School District will extend the school day for 30 minutes. 
In Polk County, the eclipse is estimated to begin around 1:08 p.m. and will end approximately 4:00 p.m. Over 98% of the sun will be covered at 2:34 p.m. Because of safety concerns, precautionary measures will be taken to protect students. There will be no check outs between the times of 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. Please read the letter for more details.
Students checking out early, at 11:45 a.m., will be excused. 
Car Riders will be released at 3:20, followed by bus riders.
There will be no changes in After School. 
Padres, busquen sus cartas que vienen a casa hoy.
El Distrito Escolar de Polk extenderá el día escolar por 30 minutos.En el condado de Polk, se estima que el eclipse comienza alrededor de las 1:08 p.m. Y terminará aproximadamente a las 4:00 p.m. Más del 98% del sol se cubrirá a las 2:34 p.m. Debido a preocupaciones de seguridad, se tomarán medidas de precaución para proteger a los estudiantes. No habrá salidas entre las horas de 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. Lea la carta para más detalles. Los estudiantes que salgan temprano, a las 11:45 am serán excusados.Car Riders será lanzado a las 3:20, seguido por los jinetes de autobús. No habrá cambios en After School.

August 21st Eclipse


Click on image for a full-size view of the letter.

New Employee Orientation

               New Teacher   

Year End Programs
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CMS Info

cms cheer

Spring Pictures

Spring Pictures
Smile, Spring Pictures will be taken
Tuesday, March 21st. 

Sonrisa, primavera Las fotos se tomarán 
el martes, 21 de marzo.

Read Across America Week

dr. guess

Read Across America Week will be Feb 27 - March 3rd. 
Please Join us Thursday, March 2nd for
***Family Reading Night. 
***5:00 - 6:30 p.m.
***Lots of Games, Prizes, and lots of valuabel information,

Along with Family Reading Night
Check out these "Read Across America" Activitites
Monday: Wear a hat and /or bowtie
Tuesday: Wear Crazy Socks
Wednesday: Wacky Wednesday -- wacky clothes and hair
Thursday: Wocket in Your Pocket-  fill your pockets
Friday: Favorite Dr. Seuss Character 

Leer Across America Week será el 27 de febrero al 3 de marzo.
Únase a nosotros el jueves, 2 de marzo para
*** Noche de lectura familiar.
*** 5:00 - 6:30 p.m.
*** Muchos juegos, premios y mucha información valiosa,

Junto con la Noche de Lectura Familiar
Echa un vistazo a estas actividades "Read Across America"
Lunes: Use un sombrero y / o bowtie
Martes: Use calcetines locos
Miércoles: Miércoles loco - ropa y pelo raros
Jueves: Wocket en su bolsillo - llene sus bolsillos
Viernes: Personaje favorito del Dr. Seuss

No School - President's Day President's Day

No School on Monday

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ESOL Meeting

January 26th

ESOL mtg

Family Math Night and ESOL Meeting Math Night

Please Join Us for
Family Math Night 
and ESOL Meeting

Thursday, January 26th
5:00 - 6:30

PTO Valentines Dance

Cherokee  PTO Valentine's Dance Fundraiser
Admission : $ 3.00 per student
Friday, February 17th
6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Available to purchade:
Pizza, Nachos, Pickles, Drinks, & lots more

*** 2nd grade and below 
MUST have a parent present with them***

val dance

Spring Break - No School

Spring Break will be
Monday - Friday, April 3 - 7.
( No School)
Have a wonderful spring break!

Las vacaciones de primavera serán
Lunes - viernes, 3 al 7 de abril.
( No hay clases)
¡Que tengas unas maravillosas vacaciones de primavera!

spring break

Yearbooks!!! Yearbooks

If you did not purchase a yearbook,
we have a few additional ones
that can be purchased in the office. 
$ 35.00


NACHO Average School NACHO Average School Video

We're NACHO Average School.
Welcome to Cherokee Elementary's
First Day Fiesta!

Check out our Video

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Picture Retake

Picture Retakes will be
Monday, October 23rd. 
This is a great oppurtunity to make sure you are pleased with your child's their yearbook picture. 

Thanksgiving Break

CES gives thanks for our staff,
students, and their families. 
We will not be in school the week of Thanksgiving,
November  20th - November 24th.  
We will return to school on
Monday, November 27th.  


CLUB Day Pictures

School Club Picture Day
Club Pictures will be taken
Tuesday, Feb. 7th. 
Students need to wear or change into their Club t-shirts on this day.
Clubs include:
4-H officers, FCA, FCA leaders, CES Chorus, Honor Chorus, Safety Patrol

school clubs

Valentine Candy Grams

Valentine Candy Grams
PTO will be selling Candy grams until 
Friday, Feb. 10th
Cost : $ 1.00 each

** choice betweeen Lollipop or Pencil Gram**
All forms must be filled out and
paid for by Friday, Feb. 10th. 
 (send to students or teachers)
Candy Grams will be delivered by Tuesday, Feb 14th. 
( Extra forms are in the office!)

candy gram

5th grade dance Hollywood Theme

5th Grade Dance
5th Grade Dance
Friday, May 12th 
6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

There will be a 5th Grade Parent Meeting
Wed., April 26th at 6:30 to discuss how
Parents can help PTO. 
For more information: Bobby Nichols 470-385-940

PSD Celebrates the First Day of School

First Day

(Click on picture for video)

SPLOST VI - Continuation of the One Cent Sales Tax




Pre-K - 2nd gr Program

Mark your calendar!!!

christmas program

Cherokee Olympics

Cherokee Olympics
Monday, May 15: Opening Cermonies at 9:30 a.m.
Tuesday, May 16: Events for Grades Pre-K, Kindergarten, and 
                             1st grade.
Wednesday, May 17: Events for Grades 2nd and 3rd
Thursday, May 18: Events for Grades 4th and 5th

Event Days ( Tuesday - Thursday) Schedule
9:00 - 11:00 a.m. : Events
11:00 - 12:00: Lunch
12:00 - 2:00p.m. : Events

Olimpiadas Cherokee
Lunes, 15 de mayo: Apertura Cermonies a las 9:30 a.m.
Martes, 16 de mayo: Eventos para Grados Pre-K, Kindergarten, y
1er grado.
Miércoles 17 de mayo: Eventos para los grados 2º y 3º
Jueves, 18 de mayo: Eventos para los grados 4 y 5

Días del Evento (Martes - Jueves) Horario
9:00 - 11:00 a.m.: Eventos
11:00 - 12:00: Almuerzo
12:00 - 2:00 p.m. : Eventos


Welcome New PSD Employees

                                New Employees

Polk School District is proud to welcome new
faculty and staff members for the 2017-2018 school year.

Yearbook ADS

yrbk deadline

Yearbook ADS on Sale

This is a great way to honor your child!
Please submit a form with your money, picture, and wording. 
Pictures can be emailed to sbentley@polk.k12.ga.us

Forms:  /userfiles/158/my files/yearbook ad form.pages?id=241012

Report Cards and Renaissance

Report Cards will go home Wednesday, October 18th. Parents, please sign and return.
Renaissance Awards for Quarter 1 will be Thursday, October 26th. Each grade level will have their awards during their activity time. 

Last Chance to Order a Yearbook

Last Chance to Order
2016- 2017  Yearbook

( Ultima oportunidad para comprar un anuario)



           got yearbook


Cost:  $ 30.00
Submit Forms to Office
               Extra forms are in Office or Download
 /userfiles/158/my files/17 -18 yearbook order form.doc?id=240823

When: Deadline February 23, 2018

Yearbook Ads: Deadline:  February 1, 2018
*Sold Separately, Extra Forms are in Office 
*Cost depends on Ad Size
*email ad & picture: sbentley@polk.k12.ga.us



All ESOL students will take the ACCESS test between the time frame of January 18 - February 23.
(Todos los estudiantes de ESOL tomarán la prueba de ACCESS durante el período del 18 de enero al 23 de febrero.)


Miss Bulldog Pageant 2017


Class of 2017

Cherokee Alumni
Class of 2017


Costume Ball

costume ball

Please Join Us for 
2017 Student Costume Ball
When: Friday, October 27th
Cost: $ 3.00 per child
Refreshments will be sold
*** Pre-K - 2nd grade students must have an adult present to attend. 
***Costumes, Games, and dancing the night away
Sponsored by our CES PTO


Georgia Parent Survey

Georgia Parent Survey:
Please take time to take this survey.
Your opinion matters.

Ga. Parent Survey

Click here or the picture above.: http://gshs.gadoe.org/Lists/Parents/NewForm.aspx


CES Spelling Bee Winner

to our
CES Spelling Bee Winners
First Place: Kashvi Patel
Runner Up: Grady Vicente

Spelling Bee
Way to go!!!!

Pre- K - Kindergarten Registration

Pre-K and Kindergarten Registration:
If you have an upcoming pre-k or kindergarten student mark your calendar for next Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday to take your child to the central office for registration. Remember to take with you proof of residency, a copy of your child's birth certificate and social security card, a recent hearing, vision, dental, and nutrition screening, and an updated immunization form. Your child will be given a brief screening before you leave.
Pre-K y Kindergarten Inscripción:
Si tiene un estudiante pre-k o kindergarten próximo, marque su calendario para el próximo martes, miércoles o jueves para llevar a su hijo a la oficina central para registrarse. Recuerde llevar con usted un comprobante de residencia, una copia del certificado de nacimiento y de la tarjeta de seguro social de su hijo, una audición reciente, una revisión de la visión, dental y nutricional y un formulario actualizado de inmunización. A su hijo se le realizará un breve examen antes de salir.

PreK - K Registration

CES Backs The BLUE

Cherokee Elementary, along with Jenny Burch of Cedarstream Company, presented Chief Kenny Dodd and the Polk County Police Department with a Check for $ 1,164.00 today for the Trust Fund of Isaac Hearne in memory of our fallen officer, Det. Kristen Hearne. We sold "Back the Blue" t-shirts, with all the proceeds going to help Isaac Hearne.
It takes a village. 

Backs the blue
present check

5th grade flying Drone

Cherokee 5th Graders
Check out this amazing video of our 5th graders getting to experience a Drone and it's amazing abilities! Special thank you to Mr. Wright and Spectrum Education for your amazing lessons!

Click the link:

CHS Cheer Princess Party

Cheer Princess Party

NW GA Choral Festival

Congratulations to our CES Chorus!
These students participated in the NW Ga. Shorter Choral Festival on October 16. They were able to join other choirs and work with Directors from California and New York.  

We are proud of the representation! chorus


We are proud to announce our  
Teacher of the Year

Mrs. Kristen Miller

Veteran's Day Program

vet day
Veteran's Day program will be held Friday, November 10th at 1:00 p.m.  Forms have been sent home to invite family veterans and / or include pictures of veterans or members currently serving in the armed forces. All pictures and information due by Thursday, October 26th.  If you submitted pictures last year, we can use it with your form.  If you would like to email pictures, please send to sbentley@polk.k12.ga.us with the form information. Extra forms are available in the office. 


Parent Survey

Parent Survey


Parents, please take a few minutes to respond to this brief 12 question survey.  This information will be used to help evaluate and strengthen parental involvement within our school.  Thank you for all you do!
English Survey:
Padres, por favor tomen unos minutos para responder a esta breve encuesta de 12 preguntas. Esta información será usada para ayudar a evaluar y fortalecer la participación de los padres dentro de nuestra escuela. ¡Gracias por todo lo que hacen!
Spanish Survey: 


Art with Michael White

Art with Michael White

We are excited to announce that Michael White, a children’s book illustrator, will be sharing information about being an illustrator and providing an art lesson with students on Monday, October 16. 
Students are free to bring a notebook to sketch on. 

Red Ribbon Week

Red Ribbon Week 
October 23 - 27

Red Ribbon Week

Contact Us
Cherokee Elementary School 191 Evergreen Ln.
Cedartown, GA 30125
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Phone: 770-748-5614
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