Arcado Elementary News

Kindergarten Registration for 2014-2015

Kindergarten registration will be held on Thursday, April 24th from 12:00 pm until 6:00 pm.

The online registration process is now available, which is the first step to Kindergarten registration. This flyer will give you additional important information you will need to complete Kindergarten Registration. Please be sure to check our website for updated information.

Arcado Matricula para Kindergarden año 2014-2015

New Traffic Pattern for Arrival and Dismissal Scheduled to Begin After Spring Break

On Monday, April 14th we will open our new car rider lane for arrival and dismissal. This new traffic pattern is due to the high volume of parents bringing their children to school and picking them up in the afternoon. As always, I strongly encourage you to utilize bus transportation to and from school for your children.

We now have a 3rd entrance to our school. Please take notice that the new entrance is located at the power towers to the left of our school. This new driveway will be used between 7:45 AM – 8:15 AM and 3:10 PM – 3:50 PM. The other hours of the school day, please continue to use the original parking lot entrance to the school.

The new driveway has two one-way traffic lanes that are to be used. If you are coming to school using Arcado Road from Lilburn Stone Mountain Road, you will turn left and use the left hand lane of the driveway. Coming down Arcado Road from Rockbridge Road, you will turn right and use the right hand lane of the driveway. There will be NO lane changing once you are in the car rider line.

You will need to obey all traffic signs including the STOP sign where the new drive comes into the existing school parking lot. During arrival and dismissal a school employee will be at the intersection to direct traffic. It is imperative you watch and follow the directions. Failure to follow directions/commands could result in one or all of the following, 1) a traffic accident 2) ticketing by the police and/or 3) car rider privileges revoked.

Again, this new traffic plan will begin Monday, April 14th. We appreciate your patience as we learn how to manage and control this new plan.


Penny Palmer Young, Principal

Open Gym for Students in 3rd, 4th & 5th Grades

Starting January 15th, the gym will be open on Wednesdays from 7:00 AM to 7:45 AM for students in 3rd, 4th and 5th grades only. This is a time for them to work on their fitness and skill. The only requirements are positive attitudes and tennis shoes. Please arrive no later than 7:10am. The dates are posted on the student calendar.

Stay Fit,

Kathy Muir – Arcado PE

GCPS vision

GCPS: On Course for Continued Success?

Over many years, Gwinnett County Public Schools (GCPS) has earned the reputation as a high-performing school district that provides a quality and effective education for every student. To sustain our success, we must continuously review … Read More

School Day Extension March 3 – May 14

Procedures for Parents to Know! Starting Monday, March 3rd – Wednesday, May 14th the school day will be extended for 30 minutes. School Hours: 8:15AM-3:15PM Office Hours: 7:30AM-4:30PM Arrival remains the same. Students may begin … Read More

Arcado Academy of Performing Arts at the ISC!

The Arcado chorus and 5th grade hand chime choir were invited to perform at the annual “Counselor Recognition” at the school system’s Instructional Support Center (ISC) on Friday, February 7th. The school board room was … Read More

Official Facebook Page

Arcado Elementary School now has an official Facebook page! You can “like” the page. The facebook page is intended to serve as another media outlet to communicate current and upcoming school events, recognitions and celebrations.

Tommy T Bee Winner 2014

Master Spellers

This year’s Spelling Bee winner is Tommy T. Our alternate is Alphin P. The Spelling Bee was held on Thursday, January 9, 2014 in the Media Center. Fourth and fifth grade students were provided the opportunity to exhibit their proficiency … Read More

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