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Go Back to Shul at Beth Tikvah



Congregation Beth Tikvah is celebrating the school year with good times and free food at their Back to Schul BBQ on Friday, August 14, 6:30pm. A Blue Jean Shabbat will follow.

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Temple Beth Tikvah is located near East Cobb at 9955 Coleman Road in Roswell, 30075. For more information call 770-642-0434.

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Start the year off right with our Back to School Guide!


Click HERE for our complete Back to School section from the August 2015 issue of EAST COBBER!

The reputation of East Cobb’s public schools’ top test scores and quality learning environments draws people to East Cobb. Even if you don’t have a child in school we all have a stake in our community’s educational system—from our property values to future leaders to future employees. Our Back to School Guide pulls together those education stats, school by (East Cobb) school- which provides evidence for East Cobb’s great academic reputation.

While the test scores offer a quick take that helps parents and teachers measure a school’s success, it is important to note that beyond the rankings, each school needs to be assessed for other qualities, such as: strong school leadership, parental and community support, creating an environment where students can learn and grow, access to up-to-date textbooks and technology.

Read our Back to School Guide for facts and figures you need as your students hit the books!


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August Publisher’s Note: Back to School in East Cobb

On August 3, approximately 36,000+ East Cobb children headed back to school.  Education is a top priority, a shared value, in East Cobb County. It is our community’s strength. The reputation of our public schools’ top test scores and quality learning environments draws people to East Cobb. Even if you don’t have a child in school we all have a stake in our community’s educational system— from our property values to future leaders to future employees.

On pages 12 -15, we pulled together those education stats, school by (East Cobb) school- which provides evidence for East Cobb’s great reputation for its schools. While the test scores offer a quick take that helps  parents and teachers measure a school’s success, it is important to note that beyond the rankings, each school needs to be assessed for other qualities, like: strong school leadership, parental and community support, creating an environment where students can learn and grow, access to up-to-date textbooks and technology.

Since my oldest Lee just graduated from Walton High School, I now have two children attending Walton High School: Nikos is a junior and Eleni is a freshman. So I have a very personal interest in the information presented in our Back to School Guide! I    understand the test scores and school’s stated goals are starting points to evaluate a good school for my child/children to attend. But more importantly, I am able to collect on-the-ground intelligence by attending PTA meetings, volunteering at the school, and/or bumping into moms at various extracurricular activities. Like a lot of moms and dads, I am constantly making sure my son or daughter is in a place where they experience the excitement — and the relevance — of learning, and where the next generation of intelligent, hard-working, disciplined leaders is being developed.

When deciding to dine out, I hope you’ll refer to our 18th Annual Dining Guide (pages 34-47) for inspiration. With every restaurant in East Cobb listed, you’ll discover that a special evening or a night out can be enjoyed right around the corner.

Here’s to a successful school year and delicious diversions!


Cynthia M. Rozzo
Founder l Publisher

Reprinted from the August 2015 issue of EAST COBBER. Read the August issue HERE.

Founder and president of EAST COBBER, Cynthia Rozzo, created the free monthly publication, EAST COBBER, in 1993 to serve East Cobb County residents by providing a forum for them to share their ideas and a source for them to learn more about their community. Ms. Rozzo is also the proud producer of the annual EAST COBBER Community Parade and Festival. An East Cobb County resident since 1991, Rozzo lives in the Park Ridge subdivision with her husband, George Haralabidis, and three children, Lee, Nikos and Eleni.

Sales Tax Holiday This Weekend


Back to school in Georgia unofficially begins this weekend with the Fall 2015 Sales Tax Holiday, giving parents and students a break at the cash register for certain school-related purchases.

Beginning at 12:01 a.m. July 31 and running until midnight Aug. 1, consumers can make qualifying purchases without paying sales tax, according to the Georgia Department of Revenue.

Qualifying items include:

  • Clothing and footwear of $100 or less
  • Computers, computer components, and computer software of $1,000 or less
  • School supplies, school art supplies, school computer supplies, and school instructional materials of $20 or less.

There are many items that are not exempt from sale tax, including jewelry, watches, eyewear, video games, cell phones, TVs, briefcases and more.

Georgia is one of 16 states offering a tax-free holiday for back-to-school purchases, according to the Federation of Tax Administrators, which said Georgia began offering the holiday in 2004.

The Georgia Credit Union Affiliates says nearly half of Georgia consumers schedule their back-to-school shopping around the holiday. The group said a 2015 survey showed 46 percent of respondents intend to take advantage of the tax savings.

The GCUA survey also showed 51 percent of respondents prefer to buy school supplies as needed while 42 percent stock up when they run across a bargain.

The next scheduled Georgia tax exempt holiday is Oct. 2-4 and will apply to Energy Star and WaterSense products of $1,500 or less.


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Back to School Weekend at Piedmont Church


What an amazing time for students of every age. The begining of a new year and a new season of life. This weekend we will be celebrating the end of an amazing summer and kicking off the start of a new school year! We will also be welcoming the new rising 6th graders into our ministry – you don’t want to miss this weekend!
FRIDAY: Will be at Piedmont starting at 6:00PM it will be an array of water games and challenges that will blow your mind. Bring a friend and a change of clothes.

SATURDAY: POOL PARTY at the Limeri hourse. You bring a towel and we will bring the food from 6-9pm, 3263 Ashmore Hall Drive, off Davis Road near Shallowford and Sandy Plains.

SUNDAY MORNING: Join us at 9:30 AM in the chapel for breakfast.
if you have any questions email Daniel at

Piedmont Church is located in East Cobb at 570 Piedmont Road.

It’s Back to School time. How will you prepare?


The bell is about to ring and school supplies are flying off the shelves.

We’re looking for the best back to school tips out there – from the tried and true to the latest and greatest, tell us how you plan to send your kids back to school with the tools they need to succeed.

Share your comments below or email them to The best tips and tricks just might make it onto our blog.


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Shop Tax Free this Weekend at The Avenue East Cobb


It’s Tax Free weekend for Back to School and there are deals to be had all around The Avenue East Cobb.

Celebrate the Tax Free Holiday with a shopping bonus from The Avenue!  Spend $150 or more on Saturday, August 1, 2015.  Receive a free insulated lunch tote with a surprise restaurant gift card, valued up to $50.
Show your qualifying receipts from any retailer at The Avenue dated August 1, 2015, to redeem offer at the management office located next to Panera Bread, August 1, 2015, from 12 PM – 4 PM or while supplies last.  Limit of one free tote and one free gift card per person.

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Back-to-School tips for parents and kids from CHOA



Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta has tips on common school-related issues to help ease the transition from summertime to school time. From tips to get back into an appropriate sleep schedule to understanding bullying and how to handle it, parents can feel better prepared to send their child back to school with these back-to-school tips from experts at Children’s.

Parents and teachers can visit to educate themselves and their children on ways to make going back to school easier and healthier.

The tips include:

  • Pack Smart– Backpacks are a handy way for your child to carry his books and other school materials, but if used incorrectly can put strain on his back muscles and joints causing lower back pain and injury.
  • Breathe Easy– Asthma is one of the most common chronic illnesses in children and accounts for more than half a million missed school days annually. Creating an asthma action plan with your physician to help your child better manage his asthma.
  • Fuel for School– Fuel your family with food throughout the school year with these nutrition tips that help kids grow strong from the inside out.
  • Sleep Savvy– During the summer, many children and teens stay up later and sleep in longer than during the school year. This shift often makes returning to an early schedule difficult. Getting enough sleep is important and Children’s has tips to get kids back on track.
  • Keep Bullies at Bay– Bullying is a pattern of unwanted, aggressive behavior among school-aged children where one child uses control over another. Learn common bullying behaviors and how your child should deal with a bully.

For more detailed information about Children’s Back-to-School tips, visit the links above.


(Source: Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta)


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Back To School Bash this Thursday at Ivy Lane


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Summer’s coming to a close and Ivy Lane is celebrating the school year with a Back to School Bash on Thursday, July 23. Stop by for 30% off all regular price items in store all day.

Can’t make it to the store? Use code: SCHOOL30 for online purchases.

Ivy Lane is located in the Highland Plaza Shopping Center at 3605 Sandy Plains Road in Marietta/East Cobb.


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Back to School savings at Pigtails & Crewcuts


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Editor’s Note: The address of Pigtails & Crewcuts was incorrectly identified in a previous post. The correct address is 4724 Lower Roswell Rd in East Cobb. 

It’s back-to-school time! Ready to do some arithmetic, Pigtails & Crewcuts style? Check out Pigtails & Crewcuts A + offer this year for major savings (and just a little bit of math):

Come in during their back-to-school period and they’ll make it worth your while by giving you a huge savings to return during a special time period.

Visit Pigtails & Crewcuts at 4724 Lower Roswell Rd or for more information.


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