Honoring our Heroes

“Honoring Our Heroes” Writing Contest

Sawnee Elementary PTA will be conducting  our annual “Honoring Our Heroes” writing contest.   This program encourages students to recognize a person that has been special to them, and the community we live in, and to express those thoughts through their writing abilities.

Students who would like to participate should select a real life hero who has made a difference and has shown one or more of the following characteristics: generosity, trust, persistence, dedication, leadership, creativity, caring, bravery, imagination, service, courage, or compassion. The student should show how this hero has had an impact on their life.

The hero must be someone that the student knows personally, and not a public figure like Steve Jobs or LeBron James OR a fictional character like Superman or Harry Potter. The hero can be anyone that has made a difference in the student’s life or community (mom, dad, grandparents, police officers, coaches, volunteers, teachers, etc…)

How to enter: Write or type about a personal hero using only one piece of 8 ½ x 11 paper, using both sides if needed. All entries MUST include a completed ‘Honoring our Heroes Student Entry Form’ which is located at the end of this post. You could even print the form and use the other side to write your essay, if you are going to write only one page.  Entries will be judged based on content, not grammar or penmanship, but please be mindful to do your best work.  Pictures drawn can be included but will not be included in the judging.

Deadline: Essays are due by Tuesday, January 31, 2017.  Boxes will be placed in both front offices. There will be a winner for each grade level.

The class with most entries will get an ice cream party! Winners will be recognized at the next general PTA meeting.

Please contact Iveth Caruso caruso3032@hotmail.com with any questions.

Yearbooks are on sale now!

Sawnee Elementary 2016-2017 yearbook is going to be amazing and you do not want to miss out! This year we are only offering online ordering through www.balfour.com.  This ordering process is very easy! This ordering process is easy and will save our school money, paper, and time.

The ordering window at Balfour will go from Oct 1, 2016 – March 31, 2017.

Parent just have to go to www.balfour.com and type in Sawnee to order what they want.  It’s very easy to use!!

We’ll offer a cash only sale on any extras (as we have done every year) in mid-May.  We will have extra books for those cash only and last minute purchases after, all online purchases are passes out.

We do sell out of the yearbooks every year so, the earlier parents order the better.

Father Daughter Dance 2017

Sawnee Father-Daughter Event approaching quickly!!!


As we welcome in this New Year, we wish for all of our Sawnee families to be filled with treasurable memories and all the blessings a heart can know.

Sawnee PTA has annually hosted a Father Daughter Dance for many years.  With pleasure once again we are able to host this event.

As this date quickly approaches, please mark your calendars for this evening event of; “Garden of Lights’ that will be held Friday, February 3rd 2017 at Lanier Technical Center from 7pm-9pm.

Congratulations PTA Reflections winners

We are happy to congratulate the Sawnee students that will go onto compete at the State level in the Reflections PTA contest.

If you wish to attend our Forsyth County Reflections celebration please note it has been changed to Tuesday, November 29th beginning at 6:30pm. The awards will start with the Special Artists and then announcements move by grade level of our winners. The event is planned to be completed at 8:00pm.

The celebration will be held at the South Forsyth Middle School Cafeteria. The address is: 4670 Windermere Pkwy, Cumming, GA 30041.

Congratulations to:
Finn Walkup 1st Film Production
Terry Hall 1st Photography
Everett Hall 2nd Photography
Madalynn Franco 5th Grade Music Composition

Donate online!



Sawnee PTA uses money collected to donate to school specific projects and needs. This year we are raising money for technology advancements and to facilitate the startup of an empowering program called “The Leader in Me”. The availability of these advancements and new programs are necessary to remain competitive in a constantly evolving system. The teachers will retain 10% of what their classrooms raise to assist in satisfying needs through the school year.

The Sawnee PTA depends on the help of our school family and community.  Please help us reach our goal of $40,000. Last year we far exceeded the goal, let’s do it again, we are counting on you!

Thank you parents, students, teachers and community for all you do to support Sawnee Elementary!


Splatter Dash Totals 9/14/16

The total collection count as of this morning was $36,017.49. We have almost met our goal of $40,000!
Please remember that all donations must be received by 9am tomorrow in order for your classroom to receive credit. All donations that come in tomorrow will still be counted towards your eligible raffle / prizes!
Any donations that filter in after tomorrow will be applied to the grand total.  There will be volunteers working diligently throughout the day tomorrow to reconcile all donations and classroom totals. The  winners will be announced Friday on morning announcements.
Thank you so much for your continued support. Have a wonderful time tomorrow!