The Silk Hope School Fall Festival will take place this Friday, October 21st from 5PM to 7PM with our live Auction starting at 7:00.
We will have inflatables, games, a hayride, costume contest, guessing games, a cake walk, and the book fair will be open. Arm bands can be purchased for $5.00 dollars. This allows you unlimited access to many of the featured activities. There will also be a Papa Johns food truck with pizza available to purchase.
If you would like to donate a cake for the cake walk, please send it to school on Friday, October 21st or bring it to the gym Friday evening at 5:00.
Come join us for a fun event that helps support our school.
The Book Fair begins this week, but you can shop online now! Find the book fair link on the school website to browse this year’s books or to make purchases from home. Send the link to far-away friends and family, as books make great holiday gifts. You can also shop the book fair using the Scholastic app on your smartphone or tablet. Books purchased online will be delivered to the school the second week of November.
If you prefer to come in person, the fair will be open this Friday during Fall Festival, as well as 7:30-3:30 between Oct 20 and Oct 27th. Children are given the opportunity to visit the book fair during school hours, so you can send money with them or you can purchase a gift certificate for your child while you are there Friday night.
Thanks to everyone who has contributed coins for our “Book Fairy Fund.” The Book Fairy Fund helps us provide new books to kids who couldn’t otherwise buy them. With your help we’ve raised $500! Monday is the last day to contribute coins to vote for your favorite NC Team. As it stands now, it looks as though I will be wearing red so I’m calling on all Tarheel fans to help me out and turn it blue!
If your children have gently used books they no longer read, give them a second life at the book fair! This year we are offering used books on an “Under $5 table” in addition to a great selection of brand new books. Bring used books to the front office by October 19th.
We will also have an expanded selection of new Spanish language books this year, so whether Spanish is your child’s native language or they are just learning it, these books provide more ways to read for fun!
Events for the week include:
The Parent Portal allows all Chatham County Schools families the opportunity to view their students’ grades in an easy to use website. The Parent Portal is a part of the state mandated PowerSchool system that manages student information and grades for all students throughout the state. Parents are asked to complete a parent verification process before accessing grades and schedule information. This is a one time process which ensures safety and security of student information.
You can find out additional information about the Parent Portal and the verification process by visiting the Parent Information Page of the Chatham County Schools website or by contacting our school’s data manager, Mrs. Snipes.
One of Silk Hope School's easiest fundraiser is collecting Box Tops for Education. Clipping the $0.10 coupons quickly add up to hundreds, even thousands of dollars for our school. This year the PTA's goal is to raise $4,000. Visit the Box Tops homepage to learn which products carry the Box Tops label, print out valuable coupons, and much more. PTA is collecting Box Tops for Education.
Anonymous Bullying Report
Please click this link to report an incidence of bullying that may require investigation. If you feel like this is an emergency and need to speak with someone please contact Mrs. Wilson (school counselor) or Mrs. Brady-Andrew/Mrs. Petty (school administrators) at 919-742-3911.
Please note, we define bullying as repeated and intentional behavior that hurts another person physically or emotionally. We base this decision on how the victim is feeling. Bullying may include:
- Physical bullying: hitting, kicking, pushing, choking, punching, etc.
- Verbal bullying: threatening, taunting, teasing, rumor spreading, hate speech, name calling, extortion, etc.
- Relational bullying: exclusion from activities, social isolation, sexual intimidation, harassment, etc.
- Cyber bullying: bullying through the use of technology (email, texts, social media, etc.)
Welcome to the 2016-2017 school year! I hope you were able to do all of the things that make summer both restful and exciting. We are working hard to prepare for a new school year and we look forward to your return in late August.
The entire faculty and staff extend their best wishes to you for a successful school year. Each of us looks forward to supporting you in a successful year of academic and personal growth.
As we begin the new year, I want to remind everyone within our school community that the success of Silk Hope School has been, and always will be, a result of combined and cooperative effort. As we enter the new school year, know that I welcome your comments, questions, and concerns. I would like to extend an invitation for your active participation, which will be appreciated by our entire staff.
Thank you and welcome to an exciting and rewarding year!