Thank you so much for visiting our PTA National School of Excellence Page! Based on the results from our Fall Survey we saw that families wanted more information on how Sope Creek helps families translate information as well as what Sope Creek does to help make the transition to middle school a smooth one! We hope you have seen this information in our weekly newsletter, Week at the Creek, as well as in the school newsletter but if not we have it below for you to take look at. On this page, you will also find a letter with more information about the National School of Excellence as well as a link to take the survey. We thank you in advance for taking the survey to help Sope Creek become a 2023 National School of Excellence!
Nervous about the transition to middle school? Here are a few things that Sope Creek does to prepare our our 5th graders!
-Our wonderful counselor, Mrs. Hunt, teaches lessons about the transition.
-Natalie Collins, Learning Specialist, speaks to parents and students about topics including agenda use, project planning and time management, Cornell Notes and much more!
- 5th grade teachers cover a wide range of work/study habits throughout the year.
- CTLS is used more often to post homework and assignments since it is used frequently in middle school.
- Students tour Dickerson and East Cobb Middle School during a school day.
- Parent night at Dickerson and monthly tours at East Cobb Middle.
Here is a link to Dickerson's 6th grade page
Here is a link to East Cobb Middle School
Did you know that you can change your preferred language for CTLS and for the PTA website? They can be translated into over 50 languages just by following these easy steps:
Go to CTLS and click "my account" and then "language settings".
Go to the PTA Website and click "select language" in the top left corner under the "home" link.
April 26, 2023
Dear Families, Administrators and Teachers:
The Sope Creek PTA knows that a strong partnership among our families, school leaders and community members is important to the success of our students and school. That’s why we are participating in the National PTA School of Excellence program, which grows partnerships between PTAs and schools to enrich the educational experience and overall well-being of all students.
As a National PTA School of Excellence, families feel welcomed and empowered to support student success, and PTA is a key partner for continuous school improvement. We feel Sope Creek and our PTA can achieve that together—and the result will be national, state and community-wide visibility for the positive impact we are making together at Sope Creek.
We need your help! As part of the process, National PTA requests feedback from families, administrators and teachers at two points in the school year - beginning and end. Sope Creek received this two-year designation in the 2016 and 2019 school years and we will need your help in completing this survey again to be considered for the National PTA School of Excellence designation in 2023. Your feedback will help National PTA generate a customized guide which will provide specific recommendations for improving our family-school partnership and achieving excellence.
Please take 5-10 minutes to reflect on your experience at this school and complete the attached survey. Select the box that most accurately expresses how you feel about your experience. This survey is completely anonymous. Please complete this brief online survey by Wednesday May 10, 2023.
Julia Hoitink and Lauren Lynch
Dr. Doug Daugherty
Sope Creek PTA Co-Presidents
Sope Creek Principal
Access survey using the link below.
National PTA School of Excellence Spring Survey
Thank you for your continued support and collaboration as we work toward becoming a National PTA School of Excellence again!