Starling Elementary School

Where Excellence IS the Expectation


  • Due to the expiration of USDA waivers, student meals will now be charged based on individual student eligibility.

    Therefore, families need to complete the free and reduced application in order to qualify for Free or Reduced-Priced meal benefits. A new application must be completed every year. One application per household.

    If an application isn’t approved by September 14th, students who do not have an approved application have now transitioned to a full pay status. You can apply online at

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  • After School Clubs

    If you registered your child for an after school enrichment class, those opportunities begin tomorrow, Wednesday 9/21/22.

    Please remember pick up for clubs is 4:00 p.m. Please see the attached PDF for dismissal locations.

    (This does not apply for KidzLife and COYAD clubs. They will continue to meet on Mondays and Tuesdays, respectively)

    After School Dismissal Information

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  • Tennis Balls Needed

    ATTENTION STARLING FAMILIES - Help us help our Specials Area Classrooms! We need old, worn out tennis balls to cover the feet of the stools in our Art and STEM classrooms, please! Donations of old tennis balls can be dropped off in the black buckets stationed in both the breezeway in front of the building and at the car rider door from now through the end of September. Check your garage, closets and tennis bags for worn out tennis balls and give them a second life (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle)! Special Area teachers appreciate your support!!! 

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  • 🎧 Headphone Sale: 9/12-9/26! 🎧

    Would you like for your child to have his or her own set of headphones?  Now you can for only $11.00! Students need headphones to use for instructional videos, activities, and assessments. Having a personal set of headphones is also a great way to keep your child healthy! The headphones are durable and come with their own storage bag. The headphones should stay at school or in your child’s book bag and will be sent home at the end of the year. Payment for headphones can ONLY be made through your MyPaymentsPlus account. Please do NOT send a check or cash to school. (

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  • Fall Fundraiser 9/12/22-9/23/22

    Our fundraiser is going on now through Friday, September 23rd. Funds raised will go toward new playground equipment and a new gym floor. Use the link below to get started!

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  • Picture Day Monday 9/26

    Picture day is coming up on Monday, September 26. To preorder, go to Click order pictures and enter the code FM391622. To see available packages, click the PDF below.

    -Those who bring in payment on picture day will hand their order form to the photographer when it is their turn in line.
    -Those who order online are not required to bring in a receipt/confirmation number.
    -Those who do not wish to pre-pay on picture day, will still receive a proof. The proof will contain a unique online order code for each student that can be used online at to order.
    -Please note - Those who order from the proof will have their prints sent home with a small shipping fee.

    Starling Picture Packages Fall 2022

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  • Noche Latina Community Event

    Join us as we celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month at Couch Middle School on October 4th from 6-8 at NOCHE LATINA. Please fill out the Google form if you are able to display information, food, traditional attire, games, artifacts, etc.  We hope to see everyone at the event!  

    Celebremos el Mes de la Herencia Hispana en Couch Middle School en la NOCHE LATINA el martes 4 de octubre de 6-8.  Por favor llene el documento de Google para decirnos si puede traer información, artesanía, comida, vestidos tradicionales, etc.  Esperamos verlos a todos en el evento!

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  • 2022-2023 TOTY

    A big congratulations to our 2022-2023 Teacher Of The Year, Mrs. Michele Jones! We celebrated her in style with flowers, cake, and a parade through the school. 💙💚💛

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  • COVID-19 Surveillance Testing

    Testing is now available to staff and all students in the Berkmar, Norcross, Grayson, and South Gwinnett cluster schools. 

    For more information and to register, please visit  After signing up, please email our school nurse Kathy Davenport at to inform her that you have signed up.  

    To obtain results after testing, click here:  

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  • School Hours: 8:15 a.m.-2:45 p.m. (No check outs after 2:00 p.m.)

  • Our Mission - The mission of Starling Elementary School is to cultivate a community of lifelong learners by empowering students to achieve excellence while utilizing diverse experiences.

    Our Vision - Starling Elementary School will be a safe, nurturing environment engaging students in relevant and rigorous educational experiences through quality instruction and community collaboration.