Starling Elementary School
Where Excellence IS the Expectation
If you purchased a 2019-2020 yearbook, it will be placed with student belongings to be picked up next week. If you did not order one yet, there are a limited number available for purchase via the MyPaymentsPlus website. Newly purchased yearbooks will be available for pick up on 5/21, 5/22, and 5/26 in the front of the school.
Please help us gather our transportation information for the 2020-2021 school year by doing these 2 things listed below:
2. Fill out this google form and click submit for EACH child you have attending Starling next year.
Summer School: Dates are still being determined, based on the COVID-19 situation. Tentative dates are July 6-21 or August 3-21.
Summer Office Hours: The Starling office is open Monday-Thursday, 8:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Summer Registration: Registration for new and Kindergarten students only is online on our registration page. Returning Starling students will receive an email in late July with information on what they need to do to start the school year. Students may withdraw following the steps on our withdraw page.
Summer Meals: Grab & Go meals are free for families with children 18 & under or those 19 & older with a physical/mental impairment. They are available Monday-Friday, Starting May 18 (no meals on May 25), 11:00am – 1:00pm while supplies last. See attached PDF for more info on locations.
Attention Fifth Grade Parents: Information about Couch’s Summer Reading Program, the CMS 360 Challenge
To promote a love for reading and to foster valuable reading skills that are vital to academic success, Couch Middle School encourages all our students, including rising sixth graders, to read for at least 360 minutes this summer. Students are free to read whatever they choose (fiction, nonfiction, graphic novels, or magazines). Our goal is simply to keep students reading! Students who read and log at least 360 minutes will get to attend a CMS Reading Celebration in the fall and will qualify for prize drawings, including free books and the grand prize of a Kindle Fire tablet!
To complete the challenge, students should sign up for the Gwinnett County Public Library’s Summer Reading program. Students will use the public library’s Beanstack platform to record their minutes. As an added bonus, students who earn at least 480 points through logging reading minutes and completing activities on Beanstack will qualify for the Gwinnett Public Library’s prize drawings.
Fifth grade students at Starling are receiving information about the program through their homeroom teacher on eClass. This information includes genre-based lists of ebooks that can be checked out through the Gwinnett County Public Library, but these lists are suggestions only. The lists are also on the CMS website. You can find a list of resources for finding ebooks and how-to videos for using Beanstack on the website as well.
We hope you will encourage your child to participate in the CMS 360 Challenge. Thank you for your support of reading!
Families of 5th graders
Couch Middle School has put together a document with information and frequently asked questions in place of the parent meeting they usually have. Please take a look: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1sbiydaS2RidsO5Dhi6hvFd6YXeMVUA18uF_iaGeT75g/edit?usp=sharing
Also from Couch MS Fine Arts Departent: There are 3 music options at CMS. Within this document is a link to a sign up google form. They may sign up as soon as they have made a decision. Our department will sort the students and get them registered for the chosen classes. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1KAyW579c7kQ3yg3LgAUoxCvZFCbhVJC2hpmGfNXmHgQ/edit
The COVID-19 health situation will prevent us from holding our normal Kindergarten Registration. We will miss meeting our newest little Rams, but we will be ready and waiting for their arrival at school in August. In the meantime, parents can still register their Kindergartner online by visiting our registration page.
We will continue with Digital Learning Days for the remainder of the school year. Updated information will be shared when it is available. Please see the GCPS website link below for more information.
For Your Information
Responsible Digital Citizens stay on track! They follow directions and use their device at school for school appropriate and school related assignments.