Chattahoochee Elementary BYOT Technology Drive Through January 31, 2014

byot technology drive forsyth county schoolsAs the holidays approach, it is a great time to clean out your old smart phones and devices and donate them to a good cause.

Chattahoochee Elementary’s Technology Drive is from November 1, 2013 – January 31, 2014

Help support kids in Forsyth County Schools with your donation of old smart phones or tablets.  Donation centers will be Chattahoochee Elementary School, AT&T on Market Place Blvd. and Designs by ADF Monogramming and Gifts.  Used devices accepted must have power supply and ability to access Wi-Fi.  Please restore device to factory settings if possible prior to drop off.

Monetary donations are tax deductible and can be mailed to:  Chattahoochee Elementary School, Attn: Mary Myers, Device Drive, 2800 Holtzclaw Rd., Cumming, GA 30041.

Drop Off Locations for Used Devices:

Chattahoochee Elementary School
2800 Holtzclaw Rd
Cumming, GA

Designs by ADF Monogramming and Gifts LLC
3040 Keith Bridge Rd., Ste. 3
Cumming, GA

906 Market Place Blvd #101
Cumming, GA


Forsyth County Schools 2012 Back to School Calendar

It’s hard to believe that school starts next week! Forsyth County Schools have published a few resources at the start of the school year.

The first day of school is Thursday, August 9. Open house schedules vary for elementary schools on Tuesday, August 7. The bus stop maps have been posted and school supply lists are on the website. The 2012-2013 calendar is published.

Forsyth County Schools also offers an email newsletter signup, Facebook page, Twitter feed and more resources to be informed about your child’s education. Also check your school’s Facebook page and PTA/PTO to stay in the know during the school year.

Are you ready? Have any back to school tips?

Kids Movie Reviews – Is the Movie Too Scary? Find Out Here.

common sense mediaMy kids are sensitive and we have to be extra careful with what kinds of movies we watch, even the Disney ones.

Here are a few movie rating web sites that can help you decide if a movie is right to watch with your family. Our personal favorite is Common Sense Media. CSM rates movies, music, television shows, videogames and more in a clear, easy to understand ratings format.

From a recent article about The Hunger Games:

The independent, not-for-profit, non-partisan group has been rating films’ appropriateness since 2003 on a far more rigorous scale than the MPAA’s one-size-fits all system.

What does that mean? “When we rate something ‘pause,’ it’s really a know-your-kids situation,” managing editor Betsy Bozdech tells EW. “It’s iffy for the age, but some 13-year-olds may be able to handle it, and some may not. You need to know your kid and your family and take it from there.”

But Common Sense’s review doesn’t stop there. It also singles out each film’s positive messages, positive role models, violence, sex, language, consumerism, and drinking/drugs/smoking on a 0-to-5 scale.

Common Sense Media


Parent Previews


Parents Television Council

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