Chatham Community Church Volunteers at SHS
Members of Chatham Community Church will be volunteering their time at Silk Hope School tomorrow morning from 8:30-12:30. The goal of the group is to serve the community and help with identified needs. Anyone form the Silk Hope School community is welcome to join the group. You can sign up to help or get additional information by visiting Chathamserves.org
Summer Learning Opportunities
Chatham County Schools will be offering summer learning opportunities for students to prevent what has become termed “summer slide.” Please see the attached flyer for additional information 2016 CCS Summer Learning Opportunities.docx
Don’t forget that you can access books throughout the summer from the Silk Hope School “Little Library” located near the cashpoints machine at the Silk Hope Fire Department.
If you come across library books from the media center or from your child’s classroom library (they will probably have the teacher’s name in the front of the book) you can return those at any time during the summer, hopefully after your child has enjoyed reading them.
As you prepare for the upcoming school year we wanted to share a few pieces of information:
OFF TO A GOOD START: Formative Assessment for Kindergartners
The NC K-3 Formative Assessment Process supports teaching and learning by helping teachers, students, and families understand the learning needs of each child so they can grow and develop.
Click the link to learn more about the K-3 Formative Assessment
Kindergarten registration for the 2016-2017 school year will be held April 4-15. If you have a child, or know of a child, who will be 5 on or before August 31 please visit the school during the two week registration window to register for school (student attendance for registration is not necessary). Help us spread the word throughout the community that registration is nearing.
Various activities will be taking place to help prepare our rising kindergarteners (and their parents/guardians) for the transition to kindergarten. Click here to learn more.
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 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 2015-2016 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!