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Academic Family School Collaboration Meeting AFSC
Attendance Awareness Month attend

Attendance habits should be established early.

**New Music Teacher**

“Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything.” ― Plato


School will be CLOSED for students on Monday, September 3rd & Tuesday, September 4th. Enjoy your long weekend!! 

Don't Miss Important Updates!


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OPEN HOUSE 2018 open house

Ready to meet your new teacher and school staff? Join us on Monday, July 30th for our annual Open House 4 pm to 7 pm. 

We can't wait to see you!! 



As the parent or guardian of a student currently enrolled in our school district, we are writing to notify you that the Intra District Transfer allows a parent/guardian the option to request a transfer from their child’s assigned school to a school of the parent’s choice within the school zone/district in which their child resides.  However, due to the consolidation of all schools in the Elbert County School District, the Intra District Transfer Option is not available to the students of Elbert County. Should this option become available in the future, the following guidelines would be adhered to:


2018-2019 Supply Lists

THE NEW SCHOOL YEAR WILL BE HERE before you know it! Be ready by taking a look out our kindergarten and first grade supply lists. 



Pray for Kayleigh Waldrop Kayleigh

One of our first grade students, Kayleigh Waldrop, is battling cancer this summer! Please wrap her in your prayers and love. Below is a link to the facebook page that also includes a GoFundMe link. 



What did you think of this year's awards day?

We are interested in how you feel about the Awards Day this year. Please take just a moment to complete this two question survey.

Thank you!! 


Awards Day TOMORROW!! awards day
Check out our facebook page to see NEW events!!

We have so many great things going on at the primary school as we wind up a school year and celebrate Agriculture Week! Click on the link below and check it out!! 



Attention Parents/Guardians we need your help

                        District Comprehensive Needs Assessment/District Improvement Plan

You are invited to attend the district level Comprehensive Needs Assessment (CNA)/District Improvement Plan (DIP) meeting which will be held Tuesday, June 5 at ECMS in the auditorium beginning at 2:00p.m.  The purpose of the meeting is to share strengths and needs at both the district and school levels.  All stakeholders will have the opportunity to provide feedback for developing and revising the District Parent and Family Engagement Plan and the District Improvement Plan which address student achievement outcomes through academic standards and performance expectations.


ECPS Hopping to the Next Grade/PTO pto
Get Georgia Reading! get GA reading

DID YOU KNOW that Two-thirds of Georgia’s children are not reading proficiently by the end of third grade. This has significant and long-term consequences for all Georgians, because low achievement in reading affects our economy, our safety, and our health.


The deadline for all students to reach an AR goal and acquire points for an AR t-shirt is April 27th end of day. Our last AR celebration is set for May 4th. All students who achieved their certifications or genre bingo during the last 9 weeks will receive an invitation. 

Students who have acquired 25 pts in first grade and 15 pts in kindergarten will recieve an AR t-shirt during our end of the year awards ceremony. 

Thank you for your support of this reading incentive program! 

Welcome SRO Anthony Heard Ant

We are pleased to add Cpl. Anthony Heard to our Elbert County Primary School staff. Cpl. Heard has been a trusted addition to the Elbert County Sheriff's Office for several years. Recently, Sheriff Melvin Andrews with the EBOE agreed to add a full time SRO to each school in our county. 

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A Game Plan for Success
Little League Opening Day
McWilliams Park
March, 24, 2018.


Congratulations to April Saxon (parent) and Dylan Saxon (student) for winning the door prize for visiting ECPS’s booth during Opening Day at McWilliams Park.  The door prize included an Elbert County blanket, visor, and 2 insulated tumblers.  It was awarded to the name drawn from the list of visitors at the Elbert County Primary School’s tent.

ECPS was reaching out to parents to share the importance of reading aloud to their students at least 15 minutes a day.  Literature was given to parents from READALOUD.ORG about the benefits of reading.  Laura Evans, from the Community Partnership of Elbert County, Inc., encouraged parents with children under the age of 5 to enroll in the Dolly Parton Imagination Library.


pawsPaws for Books: Come. Stay. Read a Great Tale! 

Our book fair begins Monday, March 12th and will be open until Friday, March 16th from 8 am to 3 pm. Tuesday night the book fair will be open from 5 to 6 PM, before and during our Family Literacy Night. 

Grands and families are invited Thursday morning from 8 - 10 AM to enjoy a light breakfast while shoping in the book fair. 

Our ONLINE bookfair is open Monday, March 4 - 17th. There is a link to our online book fair posted on the left side of the Primary School web site; www.elbert.k12.ga.us 

Can't wait to see you in the book fair!! :-) 

WATCH THIS VIDEO PARENTS!                                                                                          http://www.scholastic.com/bookfairs/parentvideo

ECPS Literacy Night

ECPS Literacy Night

Tuesday, March 13 @ 6:00

An evening of fun and literacy!

Explore how literacy begins at home and how families play an important part in inspiring the love of literacy in children.

Enjoy fun, interactive activities for all ages and receive free resources!
Pick up a great 'tale' at our Paws for Books-- Book Fair! 

Froggy Bucks for students who attend!

ECPS Parents and Stakeholder Input Needed

ECPS Parents and Stakeholder Input Needed

We are updating ECPS’s:  

*School Wide Plan * Parent Involvement Plan* School – Parent Compact*Parent
Involvement Allocation Budget*

Please make plans to attend!

Wed. March 14

1:15 - 2:15

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Light Refreshments will be served!

$5.00 Froggy Bucks for students whose parents attend!


🎉🎉We are so incredibly proud of this class AND all of our kindergarten students! Mrs. Padgett’s class 100% is reading for pleasure and participating in our Accelerated Reader program. This has never happened in the history of ECPS. We also have a record number of kindergarten students participating in our AR program this year overall. I’m so blessed to be a part of this amazing faculty of teachers and thrilled to be able to feed the love of books! ðŸ˜
*Those red folders contain their student logs and bar code for check in/check out** 

Kindergarten Registration!!


Your Input NEEDED!!

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Kindergarten Registration!!

The Elbert County School District is pleased to announce its Kindergarten Registration
Day for the 2018-2019 school year!

Registration Information
Date: Friday – March 16, 2018
Time: 8:30am – 1:30pm
Location : ECPS Gymnasium – look for signs directing you to the gym .
Who can register?
The legal guardians can register:
● Any child who will be 5 years old on or before September 1, 2018
● Any child who is a resident in Elbert County, GA.
● Current Pre-K students are AUTOMATICALLY ENROLLED!! There is no need to attend registration.

CLICK HERE for flyer
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Leap Into Kindergarten Parent Orientation

Where: Blackwell Early Learning Center
When: Wednesday, February 21st @ 1:00
Thursday, February 22 nd @ 6:00

click HERE for flyer 
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Board of Education Recognizes Employee of the Month! Jeannie

Jeannie Vaughn, administrative assistant at Elbert County Primary School, was recognized by the Elbert County Board of Education Monday as the school district's Classified Employee of the Month. 
pictured (L-R) Primary School Principal Rosa Harris, Jeannie Vaughn and School Superintendent Chuck Bell.

Georgia Parent Survey we need you

The Georgia Parent Survey contains 24 questions. Parents may complete the survey using their personal computer, smartphones or tablet.  For parents that do not have access to the Internet, you may use the school computer lab.  Complete our parent survey using this link.


BREAKFAST WITH SANTA!! breakfast with santa
Parent Resources 101 – Resources to care for the whole child! Parent Resources

Parent Resources 101 – Resources to care for the whole child!

Nov. 28, 2017

7:30 a.m.

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**Door Prizes**



The Friends of the Elbert County Public Library will open their Fall Book Sale Thursday, October 19 at 5PM  in the library’s multipurpose room at 345 Heard Street.

The complete listing of hours is as follows:

Thursday, October 19 :  5PM – 8PM

Friday, October 20 :   10AM – 5PM

Saturday, October 21:  9AM – 1PM

Monday, October 23:  10AM – 5PM

Hardbacks, Large paperbacks and books on CD  will be sold for $1.00 per item.

Small paperbacks, children’s books, & DVDs  will be sold for 25 cents

The Library will happily accept the donations in good condition until close of business Tuesday, October 17.

Librarian Jan Burroughs reports, “The Friends  decided to move the sale up a month in hopes of avoiding the frenzy of the Thanksgiving and Christmas Holidays. However, a big ‘ol box of books makes a great Christmas present if you have a big  reader in the family. Where else can you fill up a milk crate with books for under $20.00!  I give my sister of huge box of the “friends”  books every year for Christmas. She doesn’t care if their used or not-- just as long as it’s a good mystery!”

The Friends of the Library use the proceeds of this event to help fund several of the events for the children each summer  and to support the library’s electronic book library with the Georgia Download Destination. The Friends also help fund other Library events and services throughout the year.

When you come to the sale, please consider joining the Friends of Library and help support the Elbert County Library and it’s many projects and services.

Pajama Party!! pajama party

Encourage the Love of Reading: Come enjoy a pancake snack and listen to stories (Students may wear their pajamas)
WHEN: Tuesday, October 24, 2017 6:00
Where: ECPS -- Check-in at the school foyer
Stories will be in the cafeteria, media center and music room.
Parents will be provided information to help their child become better readers!


Our photographers will be back THIS FRIDAY MORNING to take photos of any students and faculty who were absent or just didn't like their first photos on Picture Day. These will be used in our 2017-2018 yearbook. Come Friday with your hair combed and a big smile!! 

Input for Parent Involvement parent input

As a part of our effort to continue our school-parent-community involvement, we need your input as to how to best put to use our Parent Involvement Allocation. Last year, we were able to organize parent trainings and workshops.  Some workshops could include how to assist students with homework, understanding the standards students are required to learn, and helping parents to understand our new math systems.  Other expenditures could be purchasing parent resource kits or materials for parents to check out and use at home.  

We want to offer what will best serve our students and parents, so we would like for you to provide input and make suggestions as to what you think would be beneficial for both.  Please contact Connie Garrett, cgarrett@elbert.k12.ga.us for comments. Thank you for your continued support in your child's education.

Elbert County Primary School  |  1019 Falling Creek Circle  |  Elberton, GA 30635
Phone:706.213.4700  |  Fax:706.283.8878