Dear CCS Community,
Chatham County Schools (CCS) is seeking your input as we explore new opportunities to advance our strategic goals. As we work to develop our Strategic Plan (Flight Plan 2020) it is important to hear from our community about the effective use of our budget resources. Please take a few moments to share your views on funding priorities for the 2016-2017 school year.
PTA Chicken Tender Fundraiser Dinner
The PTA sent home important information last week regarding the Chicken Tender Fundraiser Dinner. This is a school wide event and the profits from this endeavor will be used to benefit all Silk Hope School students. If you would like tickets for your family or to sell to friends and extended family please return the ticket form either Monday or Tuesday.
The Jr. Beta Club attended the state convention earlier this week and participated in various competitions while there. The club won 1st place in the banner competition and 3rd place in the Living Literature. Both groups have qualified to compete at the national convention in June.
PTA Advisory Board
The PTA Advisory Board Meeting will be held February 15 at 6:30pm in the Media Center. All parents are welcome to attend and the board would like to have parent representation from each homeroom.
Inclement Weather Make-up Days
Additional days or time will not be added to the student calendar to make up for the recent inclement weather school closings. The district will apply hours already built in to the schedule that exceed the minimum number required to account for the instructional time missed. Please keep in mind that should we miss additional days, it may be necessary to amend the student calendar to provide the required number of instructional hours. Note: staff will have two additional optional workdays added to the calendar at the end of the year.
Upcoming events for the week include:
High School Registration
8th grade students and parents are invited to Jordan Matthews High School Thursday, February 25 at 6pm for "Registration Information and Program Showcase." Students and parents should meet in the school auditorium at 6pm to learn about course registration and will move to the gym at the conclusion of the meeting to learn about the various programs and activities offered at Jordan Matthews. Don't miss this opportunity to learn more about what it means to be a JET! Event Flyer
3rd Annual PTA Chicken Tender Fundraiser Dinner
Mark your calendars for the PTA's Chicken Tender Fundraiser Dinner that will be held March 11. The flyers below include information regarding volunteer needs, how to purchase and sell tickets, and obtaining business lunch orders. This is a school wide event and the profits from this endeavor will be used to benefit all Silk Hope School students. We hope that you will consider how to become involved.
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.
Mark your calendars for the 2nd Annual Silk Hope School PTA Golf Tournament April 2, 2016. The tournament will be held at Sourwood Golf Course in Snow Camp and the format will be "Best Ball." Lunch will be served and is included in the tournament entry fee. If you are interested in signing up a team or if you would like to volunteer plese contact Jackie Adams at 919-395-2080 or by email at email@example.com
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. Kincaid (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!