On Wednesday 4/1, Thursday 4/2 and Friday 4/3, Mary Lin will offer extended registration for those parents who were unable to make the previous registration window and for those parents who work. The hours for the dates listed above will be from 10:30-6:00. We are working to have a notary on site, but it may be best to have your affidavit statement notarized ahead of time. Here are the titles of the documents you need to bring. These documents can be found on the Atlanta Public School District's website. Thanks for your patience and I hope these extended hours are helpful. Dr. Mitchell
1. census form
notarized affidavit of residency
mortgage or deed or lease/rental agreement
utility bill AND two additional supporting documents with same address
Please join us for this very important topic about autism
and special education. Mary Lin is proud of our diversity of students and of
our special education autism classes. This is a great opportunity to ask
questions and learn more about how we can support our inclusive learners.
Special Guests from Atlanta Public Schools:
Tammie Workman, Assistant Superintendent of Student
Thomas McGaha, Department of Special Education
Coordinator for Mary Lin
Troy Keller, Department of Special Education Autism
Rose Calloway and Edith Abakare, Atlanta Public Schools
Below is a table that shows a school-by-school comparison between the CAAS winter 2015 scores and CAAS winter 2014 scores. We can discuss these data in more detail on Friday. We are running with the pack! See you there! Dr. Mitchell
Your child's CAAS report went home yesterday. This report shows the fall and winter CAAS scores. We will discuss these scores more on 2/27 at the coffee. Below is a PowerPoint which shows Mary Lin's CAAS gains as they relate to the Georgia Milestones. These are merely predictions. Please email me for a more detailed CAAS report. Thanks, Dr. Mitchell
We simply need to do a better job following the safety measures that are in place to keep our children safe during morning and afternoon car pool. We need everyone to follow these safety measures. No one is cool enough not to follow the rules. Here are some reminders:
No left turn in or out of the driveway during morning and afternoon car pool.
Stay in line. Cutting out of line to save a few seconds could easily cause an accident, which will mean a lot of paper work for me.
No walking up or down the driveway.
No biking up or down the driveway.
NEVER drop your children off at the bottom of the Candler Park (auditorium) stairs. You must park and let your children out of the car.
NEVER waive for your child to walk down the auditorium stairs to meet you in your car on Candler Park Drive.
I am not asking a lot, here. Safety must come first. Please follow the rules.
Happy New Year! We are off to great
start to the New Year. Moving into the addition went as smoothly as expected.
Sure, there are a few things that need to be done, but Team Hogan came through
and got us into the new addition for the second semester. Yeah!
I truly appreciate your patience as
we work out the wrinkles with arrival and dismissal. Kudos to the third grade
teachers, Ms. Baker, Mr. Marvel, Ms. Watkins, Dr. Bennet-Walker, Mr. Lambert,
Ms. Matias, Ms. Taylor, Ms. Simmons and Dr. Johnson for working with the
parents to move your classrooms and materials into the new addition in time to
receive the students. Way to go!
Please feel free to email me if you
see anything out of sorts with the new addition or if you have any
questions about the second semester.
Cafeteria Update-Lunch will be served in the gym for the week of
January 6-9. This is necessary so that the newly renovated cafeteria could be
inspected by the DeKalb County Environmental Health Department. This will also
allow time for the cafeteria staff to be trained on the new kitchen equipment. Hot
lunch will be served at Mary Lin in the newly renovated cafeteria beginning January
What a great turnout we had at this morning’s
coffee! Here are a few things that we did not get to discuss:
We are working on a virtual comment box so that parents can send their concerns, questions and suggestions via email.
There will also be a physical comment box located in the lobby of the new addition.
Students will have the opportunity to write me letters or notes and place them in a Dear Dr. Mitchell Box (I used to read Dear Abby when I was a young pup!).
All third grade teachers, Ms. Baker, Mr. Marvel, Dr. Bennett-Walker, Mr. Lambert, Dr. Johnson, Mrs. Matias, Mrs. Benton, Mrs. Valkova and Mrs. Watkins will be moving into the addition. Classrooms will be ready for students on January 6.
The date for the testing information evening in
January is forthcoming.
The next LSC meeting will be on Thursday December 18, at 8:05.
The purpose of this letter is to inform you of my intentions
for the 2015-2016 school year. My specialty is recruiting and retaining
excellent teachers. I will be taking my talents elsewhere for the 2015-2016
It has truly been a pleasure serving the Mary Lin community
since 1995. I am dedicated to working hard to make the rest of this school year
successful for the students, teachers and parents. My resignation from the
district will be effective June 30, 2015.