Back The Jack Rules to Win Class Prizes or Nintendo Switch

Rules for Nickajack Elementary Foundation (NEF) Raffle

Each $125 entry gains one raffle entry for the prize. 

The board chooses the prize each year.  The 2017-2018 Campaign prize is a Nintendo Switch.

For donations above $125, each increment will be awarded an additional entry.  For example, a donation of $250 will gain 2 raffle entries.  Donations in partial increments of $125 will not “round up.”  For example, a donation of $300 will still net 2 entries, not 3.

Corporate sponsors will not gain entries based on their corporate donations.

NEF Board Members and their children are ineligible for the raffle.

The drawing will take place at the Great Skate event. 

Rules for Class Participation Prizes

During the campaign, the Board may announce various class participation incentives. 

The class participation percentage will be determined by dividing the number of students in a class who have donated to the campaign divided by the number of students in the class.

Teachers who donate to the campaign will not be counted towards their own class participation but may have their donations counted for each child they have attending the school.

The number of students in the class will be determined by the class numbers given to us by the front office staff.

Each student can count only once towards the class participation number.  For example, if a student has contributed on three separate occasions, the student still counts only once towards participation.  Likewise, if different contributions are given on behalf of the same student (from parents, grandparents, etc), the student only counts once towards class participation.

Corporate donations can count towards a particular students’ participation if that is noted at the time of donation.

The Board reserves the right to create a threshold contribution to count for participation (for example, only donations $20 and above count as participation).  As of this time (2017-2018 Campaign) there is on threshold.  Any contribution counts as participation.

Great Skate Photo Gallery is LIVE!

The 2016 Great Skate Photo Gallery is up and ready to check out! See pix from the skate races, of our awesome teachers and administrators being crazy and of course all the pix from the GS Photo Booth!

You can watch a slide show, download photos and even order prints from Shutterfly if you wish.

Thanks again to all who came – it was a GREAT Great Skate!


Back the Jack is On

It’s on. Today, the Nickajack Elementary Foundation kick starts its annual fundraising campaign – Back the Jack. Donations provide crucial curriculum, technology, and teacher grants that are not covered by Cobb County’s public funds.

The campaign runs for four weeks, and ends on September 16th. Our goals is $72,000.

This is the sixth year the foundation will raise money to supplement educational expenses. Last year, we were able to purchase 60 iPad minis with charging stations, MyOn Digital Literacy program subscription for each student, and Lucy Calkins reading programs for all classes.

This year we will continue funding technology needs with more iPad mini carts and teacher enrichment programs. Your donations will also contribute to renovating the media center into Learning Commons, a shared space that fosters collaboration and various learning activities.

You can donate via check with this form or online.

Let’s Go Braves!

The Atlanta Braves announced a partnership with the Cobb County School District.

The programs the Braves have partnered to support include:

  • Literacy Programs for K-8
  • Braves Student Leaders for 9-12
  • Science Technology Engineering and Math (STEM) Education for K-12
  • Teacher Grants, Recognition and Recruitment
  • Jobs for Students and Teachers

This is great news for our Cobb County Schools.


BACK the JACK Video!

Check out this great video going back in time through the BACK the JACK Campaigns!

2015 Teacher Grants – Applications Being Accepted Now

We have launched our Teacher Grant application process a bit earlier this year in the hopes that with enough funds raised through BACK the JACK, that we can award the grants right after Thanksgiving! The Foundation is hoping to budget a portion of the amount raised for curriculum enhancements for classrooms and entire grade levels and for teacher development.

Encourage your child’s teacher to apply for a grant! It is another great way to see your donation go into immediate action for your students!

2014 Teacher Grant Prize Patrol

Over $12,000 in Teach Grants Awarded in 2014 to our NES Teachers

The NESF Teacher Grant Prize Patrol surprised teachers and students alike as they awarded grants to deserving teachers right before the holidays! Watch the video of the “Prize Patrol Takeover” so you can see first hand what your donations mean to our school!

NES Open – 2014 Photo Gallery

We had great weather and an even greater time!

Once the chill of the morning wore off, the weather turned spectacular for a great day of golf, tennis and good times. Check out some photos from the event below! Special Thanks to all of our sponsors and to Brookwood Country Club!

View Photo Gallery Here>>

NES Open Photo Gallery



Casino Night 2014 – View the Photos from a GREAT evening!

What Fun!

Thanks to all who snuck in the back door at Monte Carlo’s and enjoyed a super night of great friends and fun! Congrats to all the raffle prize winners as well!

View Photo Gallery Here>>


NES Open a GREAT Success

Our 1st Annual NES Open Golf and Tennis Event was a great success. The weather turned out to be beautiful, even after a chilly start. The sun was shining and tennis players and NES Open logo 3ingolfers alike hit the courts and course for a fantastic day!

On behalf of the NESF Boar, we want to thank everyone who participated, played and volunteered. And of course to our SPECTACULAR Sponsors. This event would NOT have been possible with out all of you.

Special appreciation goes out to Sam Spaulding and Lesly Lyons for all their hard work!

We will keep you posted on plans for next year!