Thursday, December 4, 2014

Cookie Dough/Tumbler Pick Up is TODAY!

Your orders are in! Don't forget to come by the cafeteria TODAY between 2:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. to pick up your cookie dough and tumblers! You must pick up your order today. We are unable to store unclaimed orders!

Thank you for your participation!

Thursday, October 9, 2014


Our annual Otis Spunkmeyer fundraiser has officially kicked off! Students came home with order forms and an informational flyer on Monday. This year, Otis Spunkmeyer has added a tumbler catalog, which makes great gifts for the sports fans in your life! ALL ORDERS ARE DUE BY FRIDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2014. Please remember, your money goes directly back to Clarkdale to support school programs, field trips, and activities! If you have any questions, please email us at

Also, Reflections is back at Clarkdale! If you would like more information about this wonderful arts program, please click on the Reflections tab on the navigation bar. We're very excited about the responses we've gotten so far. Please make sure all submissions are turned in by OCTOBER 31, 2014.

Monday, October 6, 2014

We are the Champions! (Clarkdale Champions, that is)

On Friday, October 3rd, 2014, our Clarkdale parents and staff went head to head in a friendly basketball game at South Cobb High School.

The parents took an early lead.

The staff fought hard to close the gap!

Dr. Maynard showed off her dunking skills during halftime.

It was a very close game, but the parents won by four points!

Final score: Parents-36, Staff-32

Clarkdale Parents

Clarkdale Staff

Clarkdale Cheerleaders
What a great game! Thanks to everyone who played!

Kickball, anyone?

Monday, September 22, 2014

Movie Night

Join us this Friday, September 26th at 6:30 p.m. for Movie Night!

Admission is free! Concessions will be sold.


Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Open House

See you tonight at 6:30 p.m. in the cafeteria! Don't forget your PTA membership card so you can vote!

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Read-a-thon Kickoff

Do you want to encourage your favorite reader while raising money for the Clarkdale Elementary PTA? Join in on our Read-A-Thon!
There are two ways to make a pledge:
1. You can sponsor a child for a flat amount. For example, if you pledge $20, you will pay $20, no matter how many minutes the student reads.
2. Pledge a certain amount per minute read. For example, if you pledge 5 cents per minute, and the student reads 500 minutes, you would owe $25 (.05x500=25). You can put a limit on your donation-just indicate below.

All money and forms are due NO LATER THAN WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2014. Prizes will be awarded to the class with the most minutes read, as well as grade level for individuals with the most minutes read and a grand prize for the student with the most minutes read in the entire school. Winners will be announced at our Movie Night on September 26, 2014.

Monday, August 18, 2014

Welcome back!

Welcome back, Clarkdale families and staff! We’re off to a great start for the 2014-2015 school year! I hope you all enjoyed your summer and are refreshed and ready to be champions for our students.

I’m very excited about this year for the PTA. There will be lots of changes this year and lots of new faces on the board. We’ll be bringing back some of your favorite events from last year, like Movie Night, and adding new ones, such as International Night and a community outreach service project this spring. Our first event will be on September 9th with a general PTA meeting followed by Open House, so be sure to join us then!

Our first big fundraiser will be this fall with our very popular (and yummy!) Otis Spunkmeyer cookie dough sale. Our goal is to raise enough money over this school year to send each grade on a field trip of their choice next year, including an overnight trip for our fifth graders. We can't accomplish this without YOU! Look for more information this fall!

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me any time. Our email is You can also leave a message at the school: 770-919-2422 ext. 76.

Have a great year!

Ashley Burgess

Clarkdale Elementary PTA President