Oct 03

Order your 2016-17 Yearbook Online!!!

The Rocky Mount Yearbook is a great way to enjoy the full year of fun! To purchase online follow the link provided.yearbook-image  http://www.balfour.com/georgia/marietta/rocky-mount-elementary-school/

Oct 03

Walk to School Day this Wednesday Oct 5th 2016

Join us in the National Walk to School to school day on Wednesday Oct 5th.

If you live too far to walk from home you can meet at the Lassiter High School Parking lot at 7am and cross the street with a Cobb Police Officer and walk to Rocky Mount that way. It will be slightly dark so please exercise caution. All cars must be out of the Lassiter parking lot by 7:30am for the arrival of the students.

Take pictures!!!



Oct 03

And the Winners for the PTA Participation Contest are…..

Kindergarten- Ms. Brooks Class with 90%

1st Grade- Ms. August’s Class with 95%

2nd Grade- Ms. Craig and Ms. Levin’s Classes with 90%

3rd Grade – Ms. Griscti Class with 91%

4th Grade – Ms. Simmons Class with 88%


5th Grade- Ms. Einertson’s Class with 78%

Thank you for all the support and participation in the PTA.

We will be sending home reminders for those who haven’t contributed to the Homeroom Activity Fee( the $5.00) for the Winter Party and the Teacher Gift Contribution Fund in a week or two.

It’s never too late to Join or donate to your children’s PTA at Rocky Mount Elementary


Oct 03

October PTA Dates to Remember

October 2016

PTA Dates to Remember

Monday, Oct. 3rd – Cub Scout Meeting – 6:45pm

Tuesday, Oct. 4th – Chick-fil-A Spirit Night with Kindergarten teachers (Lassiter location) – 5-8pm

Wednesday, Oct 5th – Walk to School Day, meet at back Lassiter Parking Lot by 7am if you live to far to walk. Cars must be moved by 7:30am for arrival of High School Students.

Wednesday, Oct 5th – Art Wonders – 3rd and 5th Grades

Thursday, Oct. 6th – Art Wonders – Kindergarten and 1st Grades

Friday, Oct. 7th –  Art Wonders – 2nd and 4th – Grades

Spirit Store- 7:15am

Thursday, Oct. 13th – PTA Meeting, 2nd Grade Performs – 6pm

Friday, Oct. 14th – Dad’s Carpool – 7am

P.E. Movie Night – 6-8pm

Monday, Oct. 17th – Friday, Oct. 21st – Conference/Red Ribbon Week/Book Fair

Monday, Oct. 24th – Mix it up day

Tuesday, Oct. 25th – Kickball 4th and 5th Grade – 2:30 – 3:30pm

Wednesday, Oct. 26th – Lunch and Learn – Stress and Anxiety

Thursday, Oct. 27th – PTA – GA Organic Day

Science Night – 6-8pm

Friday, Oct. 28th – Breakfast with Dad, 1st and 3rd Grades

Box Tops Due

Lost and Found Donated


Aug 31

PTA Opposes Amendment One for OSD Nov 8th

vote no

Voting on the “Opportunity School District” Constitutional Amendment takes place during the general election in November 2016.
A specific amendment number will be given to the amendment in early summer. Once that amendment number is given, Georgia PTA will start educating and advocating in reference to that amendment number for clarity for the voters.
The Ballot Question “Shall the Constitution of Georgia be amended to allow the state to intervene in chronically failing public schools in order to improve student performance?” That sounds great but what the Ballot Question REALLY Means is… “Shall the Constitution of Georgia be amended to allow an appointee of the Governor to take over local school operation, take possession of buildings, and take control of all federal, state and local funding if a school has low scores on standardized tests or for any other reason a future Legislature and/or Governor may allow?”
What Does This Mean to You, Your Child and Your School District?
• Allows the state to take over any school that the state determines to be failing. u Definition of “failing” may be changed by any future Legislature u Currently using CCRPI (College and Career Readiness Performance Index) score below 60. The State Board of Education (appointed by the Governor) has the authority to change the CCRPI formula
• The Governor appoints a Superintendent of the OSD. The OSD Superintendent operates independently of the State Department of Education or your elected School Superintendent of Georgia. He is accountable only to the Governor, not voters or taxpayers.
• The OSD Superintendent may do one of four things with the school, without input from parents, teachers, administrators, the local school board, or the community: u Close the school and disburse the children and the staff around the county. u Force the local school board make changes to the OSD school (reorganizing the staff, firing all teachers, hiring new staff, etc.) as directed by the OSD Superintendent. u Dual governance between the OSD Superintendent and local board of education. u Transfer the school to the State Charter Schools Commission, who can then hire a for-profit management company to operate the school. The local board has no role except to pay for it. This is what has happened in most states and districts that have approved state takeover plans. Parents do not have to be allowed any say in what happens to the school or to the teachers.
• Allows the state to take local funds to run the schools it takes over in the existing local school buildings. u This would be the first time state charter schools would be allowed to use LOCAL funds. u Even when the state charter school exits OSD control, it does not return to local district control. It remains a state charter school and gets to use the local money and school building forever. u If the local school district needs a new school it will have to build a new one and will not be compensated for the school it lost. u While under OSD control the local school system would still have to pay for all of the school’s upkeep.
• All the teachers and the staff can be fired from the local OSD school with no reason or recourse but the local school system (and your taxes) will still have to pay their salary and reassign them. Teachers are hired by the school system not the State.
• The Governor has sole control over the district, as his appointed Superintendent serves at the Governor’s pleasure.
• There is nothing in the legislation that talks about improvements in education or any extra resources for these schools. So it is business as usual in our schools except the state and the for-profit management company run the schools. Additionally, schools that score low on standardized tests and are not taken over by the OSD get no extra help.
• The Georgia State Department of Education is already empowered to intervene to assist struggling schools via O.C.G.A. 20-14-41, and many of the requirements for state assistance match the requirements for a state takeover through the OSD. The appointed OSD Superintendent, not the elected State School Superintendent, would have authority over the public OSD schools.

Aug 31

Reflections “What’s Your Story?”


Aug 16


important news


Children may not be dropped-off at school before 7:15am


Car Tags
Parents must have a car tag to pick up children in the afternoon car pool lane. Car riders will be provided with (1) car tag at no cost. Additional car tags can be purchased in the front office for $2.00. If a car does not have a car tag, the parent will have to park and come inside with identification to sign the child out. Thank you for your patience with this system to ensure greater safety of our children.

For school closings due to inclement weather, please access the CCSD Websiteand watch the local news

  • If you need to change the way your child is going home in the afternoon, please send in a note with your child in the morning, or call the office before 1:45. There are NO transportation changes made after 1:45pm.
  • Lunch Schedule and prices can be found on the Lunch Menu page.
  • You can pay for ASP and lunches with a credit card throughMyPaymentsPlus!

PLEASE put your child’s name inside of their belongings.  Unclaimed items with no names are donated every month.

Sep 01

2016-17 Executive Board of the RM PTA

We would like to introduce you to the 2016-2017 Executive Board of the PTA

President Katie Simmons

Co Vice President Julia Sowell

Co Vice President Stacey Warshowsky

Treasurer Aimee Ballenger

Co Secretary Kasey Homol

Co Secretary Gema Hall

Parliamentarian Niki Palmer