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We have just been informed that our Graduate Polk: Student Success Centers at both Cedartown and Rockmart High Schools have been selected as top finalists in the State Farm Neighborhood Assist program. If we win, we will receive up to $25,000 for our high schools. Please assist us by voting every day, starting today through August 24. You can vote ten times a day! Help us to continue to support this very worthwhile program! #personal #intentional #purposeful 

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Welcome back!

Welcome back!

New Employee Orientation


Clothes Closet

clothes closet

Renaissance Awards

Renaissance Awards

Thursday, May 24th

2nd Grade:  9:00 a.m.
Kindergarten:  9:50 a.m.
1st grade:  10:40 a.m.
3rd Grade:  12:15 p.m.
4th Grade:  1:05 p.m.
5th Grade:  1:55  p.m.

5th Grade Graduation

5th Grade Graduation

Friday, May 25th
9:00 a.m.

5th grade graduates need to
wear Sunday Attire. 

Olympic Ceremony and Games

Olympic Ceremonies and  Games

Monday, May 14: 9:30 a.m. Opening Cermonies
                             and lighting of the torch
Tuesday, May 15: Pre-K, K, 1st Grade Games
Wednesday, May 16: 2nd and 3rd Grade Games
Thursday, May 17: 4th and 5th Grade Games

Extra Yearbooks!

We have a few extra yearbooks. 
The cost is $ 35.00
Please see Mrs. Mullinax in the office.


May Events


May Happenings 2018

1-      First Grade Farm Day 
3-     Kindergarten Field Trip, Fifth Grade Trip to CMS
4-     Special Olympics,
4-    Fourth Grade Trip to Etowah Indian Mounds
7-      Fifth Grade-Skating Rink 
9-     Dental Van 
10-   Production Dress Rehearsal at Cedartown Auditorium 
11-    Second Grade Field Trip
11-    Production 6:00
14-    Olympic Opening Ceremonies 9:30 
15-    Pre-K, Kindergarten, and First Grade Olympics
16-    Second and Third Grade Olympics
17-    Fourth and Fifth Grade Olympics
21-    All A Luncheon 
22-   Turn it up in Twenty Celebration 1:00
22- Ms. Vaugh's Pre-K Graduation at 9:30 a.m.
23-   Pre-K Graduation for
        Dillard 9:00, Chappell 9:30, Houston 10:00
24-   Renaissance Awards
24-   Report Cards Go Home
25-   Last Day of School
25-    5thGrade Graduation 9:00
28-   Memorial Day-No School
29-   Post Planning 
30-   Post Planning
31-    Post Planning


Testing Tips

Georgia Milestone Testing

Georgia Milestone Testing is our time to shine for grades 3,4,5!!!
Testing dates are as follows:

  • Tuesday, April 17: ELA Section 1
  • Wednesday, April 18: ELA Section 2
  • Thursday, April 19: Math Section 1
  • Friday, April 20: Math Section 2
  • Monday, April 23: 5th grade Science
  • Tuesday, April 24: 5th grade Social Studies
  • Wednesday, April 25: Test Make-Ups

Good testing days include a good breakfast, plenty of sleep, and positive words! 

Cedartowns Registration THIS WEEK


Renaissance Awards

Report cards will go home on Wednesday, March 21st  for 3rd 9 weeks. Please sign and return. 

Renaissance Awards
will be Thursday, March 22nd during grade level activity times, as follows. 

2nd grade: 9:00 a.m.
Kindergarten: 9:50 a.m.
1st grade: 10:40 a.m.
3rd grade: 12:15 p.m.
4th grade: 1:05 p.m.
5th grade: 1:55 p.m.

3rd - 5th Production T-shirt Order

3rd - 5th Production T-Shirt Order Form

Forms have been sent home
Please submit form and money by April 4th. 

Production t-shirt Order

CES 3rd - 5th Grade Production

Mark your calendar!
3rd- 5th Grade Production
"Pop Rocks" 
Friday, May 11th
6:00 p.m.

3-5 Production

Important Announcement

Important Announcement: 
Beginning March 5th, CES will no longer allow check-outs in the front office after 2:30 p.m. The front of the school will be for buses to load and for parents of students in Ms. Vaughn's class. All other students will be picked up in the car rider line. 
Also, please make sure the staff assisting with car riders are able to see your child's car rider tag. 
Thank you for your help with keeping our students safe. 
Mr. Johnathan Kirsch

Weather Update - School Closed for Students Friday, January 19th

1/19 no school

Miss Polk County! - Fundraiser for PCCCA Dental Science Program
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
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.
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.

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.  


TB Letter
Homecoming Spirit Week Spirit Week

spirit week

Fall Picture Day picture day

Smile, it's "Picture Day" 
Tuesday, September 25th
All students and staff will get their
picture made for the yearbook!!!


           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 March 1, 2018


SPLOST VI - Continuation of the One Cent Sales Tax




Pre-K - 2nd gr Program

Mark your calendar!!!

christmas program

Renaissance Awards 1st 9 weeks Renaissance Awards

1st 9 weeks

Kindergarten          9:00 a.m.
First Grade             9:50 a.m.
Second Grade       10:40 a.m.
Third Grade           12:10 p.m.
Fourth Grade         1:00 p.m.
Fifth Grade            1:50 p.m. 

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. 

Pre-K & Kindergarten Registration for 2018-2019
PSD Open House 2018

open house

Meet London #PSDproud Meet London Mitchell

Meet London Mitchell, a Cherokee Third Grader. 

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

Yearbooks Yearbook on Sale

Buy Yearbook

You may Order Online or Download the Form

Order Online : Click link


Download Yearbook Form: Click Link   
/userfiles/158/my files/yearbook order form 18-19.doc?id=246934

Submit form with payment. Deadline to order  3/1/2019
make checks payable to Cherokee Elementary

Yearbook Prices

EarlyBird Special : $  25.00
After October 1st:  $  30.00
After March 1st:  $ 35.00
Name Engraving:  $5.00


Recognition Ads
Half Page  $ 75.00
Quarter Page  $ 50.00
Eighth Page  $ 25.00



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 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

Remembering 9/11 9/11

In Remembrance of September 11, 2001

Mrs. Diane Tracy’s and Ms. Jessica Gowens’ Third Grade Classes remembered the events of September 11th. The students created paper bag books to honor the heroes of that tragic day. They also took time to write about a person who has been a hero in their life. We will never forget how that day made an impact on our country. 


Polk County Fair Fair

Polk County Fair Information


August 30:      Thursday 5 pm-10 pm

August 31:      Friday      5 pm-11 pm

September 1:  Saturday 5 pm-11 pm


Adults     $5

Children  $3

5 yrs old and younger are Free


***Armbands and tickets for rides, etc. are additional and can be purchased at the ticket booths inside the Fairgrounds.***





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

Spread Kindness Like Confetti Kindness

"How beautiful a day can be when kindness touches it!"
Throw KINDNESS like Confetti!!!🎉🎉🎉

Feel free to share kind words about a staff member
on our beautiful new kindness board. 
(Located in the mail room)

A special thank you to Mrs. Denise Letson for decorating it
and Mrs. Kristi Golden for heading this awesome project.

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. 


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