The Silk Hope PTA will be celebrating Staff Appreciation this week. Families can show their appreciation for the hard work and dedication of our staff through handwritten letters and small tokens of gratitude. Also, if you would like, you may send in an item to be raffled off in a daily raffle held throughout the week. The teachers and staff have a lot of fun with this and it’s an exciting way to start the day. Items may be delivered to the office anytime during the week. On behalf of the PTA thank you!
PTA Officers Needed
The PTA Executive Board will have a few vacancies to fill for the upcoming year. The offices of PTA President and Vice-President will be vacant and we are looking for some dedicated individuals to lead our efforts. The PTA would like to present names at the May 16 PTA. If you are willing to serve in this capacity please contact Reid Guthrie, PTA president or Mrs. Brady-Andrew.
Early College High School
An information session regarding the opening of the new Chatham County School of Science and Engineering will be held Thursday, May 5 at 5:30 pm in the media center at SAGE Academy. All interested parents are invited to attend.
We are excited to share that Chatham County Schools will be launching a book donation drive to collect books for needy students. We will have book donation drop off points at our Central Office as well as each school front office. You can drop off new or gently used books to the bins located in the school lobby through May 13. As always, we appreciate your support with our literacy efforts across the county. If you have any questions, please contact Jaime Detzi firstname.lastname@example.org 919-578- 1631 or Dr. Amanda Hartness email@example.com
Upcoming events for the week include:
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.
We are now accepting PreK applications for the 2016-2017 year. Applications are available in the front office or from the preK staff. The Silk Hope PreK program accepts private pay 3 year olds and 4 year olds. We also offer NC PreK and Title I slots with financial assistance for families who qualify and meet certain criteria for eligible 4 year olds only. Don’t miss out on this wonderful opportunity to give your child a jump-start on kindergarten. Register now to reserve your spot.
One of Silk Hope School's easiest fundraiser is collecting Box Tops for Educaiton. 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!