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Principal's Message

  A Message From the Principal….


August 6, 2013


Dear Parents and Students,

I am looking forward to my sixth year as Glanton’s principal as we begin the 2013-2014 school year! Academically speaking, Glanton showed progress on the CRCT. The state of Georgia’s new school evaluation instrument called the College and Career Ready Performance Index (CCRPI) indicates how the school has shown growth in different areas. All schools are awarded an overall score based on these indicators. Our score was 80.3%. The state’s average score for all elementary schools was 83.4%. This information will be shared at our Annual Title 1 Parent Meeting on August 27 at 6:00. The revised Title 1 Plan, Parent Policy and the Parent Compact will be presented at that time, also.

We will also be conducting our Open House at 7:00 after the parent meeting on August 27. We encourage you to visit in your child’s classroom at that time. An invitation will be sent home with more details.

We need your help in the area of school improvement and would like to invite all parents to attend our School Council meeting on August 20 at 6:00. At that time, we will be working to revise our School Improvement Plan, Title 1 plan, Parent Policy, and Teacher- Parent-Student compact.

            Please consider volunteering your time at Glanton. Lisa Skinner, our Assistant Principal, is the Parental Involvement Coordinator and will be sending information about parent volunteer training. This training is required by law so even if you were trained last year, you will have to attend.

CAFÉ reading will be in its’ second year in all classrooms. Research says students achieve more as readers if they have a consistent set of reading strategies to help them decipher text. Our goal is that they become better readers, writers and lifelong learners. The literacy block in your child’s day will be made up of reading, grammar and writing. Please check with your child’s teacher for more information.

Our positive reward behavior program called “C.A.R.E.” (Children Are Responsible Everyday) will be in its’ third year. Students will have the opportunity three times a day to earn a maximum of 3 behavior points. If they have the required number of points at the end of the week, they will be able to participate in Fun Friday activities. The goal is for students to learn to make appropriate behavior choices. The program stresses the fact that once a point is earned it cannot be taken away. Points will be awarded daily at 10:00, 12:00, and 2:00. The faculty and staff have seen some real changes in behavior because of this program.

I hope that you will take time to stop by and say hello. We value your support at Glanton Elementary! If you have any questions, please contact me at 770-583-2873 or at

Katie Garrett                                             


                        ~Go Glanton Gators!!!~