Hello Silk Hope families this is Mrs. Brady-Andrew emailing with updates and reminders for the week ahead.
Digital Subscriptions Available
Silk Hope students can now enjoy reading the latest issues of Sports Illustrated Kids, Ranger Rick, and Cobblestone magazines directly from our SHS Library web page. Students may also continue to check out these and several other print magazines as part of regular library services. You can find our library web page under the Students tab on the Silk Hope School home page.
Peach Jar eFlyers
Would you like to receive digital flyers about school-related activities as well as approved community events. To view SHS eFlyers or for instructions on how to sign up to receive them via email, visit the Silk Hope School homepage and click on the “Peachjar” link. You will see recent eFlyers posted and also be able to register for email notifications.
Chatham County Fair
The Chatham County Fair will take place this coming weekend. While you are at the fair, be sure to check out the art displays featuring artwork from Silk Hope's art students.
2 Liter Bottles Needed
Attention Silk Hope families, Mrs. Grigg is in need of 2 liter soda bottles for an art project. Please send any empty bottles that you might have to the art room.
“Bring Your Parent To PE” Week
You are invited to join your child’s physical education class this week! K-5 parents may join any day next week that your child has PE. Middle school parents are invited to join your students during their Monday or Tuesday class! We hope you can join us!
All County Band
7th and 8th grade band students interested in trying out for the all-county band must register through the google form by September 30th. This can be found on the Silk Hope band website or Facebook page.
Please remember to complete the volunteer application. Access to the application link can be found on the Silk Hope School website as well as the district’s website.
Students will be dismissed from school at 11:30 Wednesday so teachers can participate in professional development activities. Please make sure you inform your child’s teacher if there are changes in how your child will be getting home.
Mid-nine weeks progress reports will be sent home Thursday. Please check your child’s book bag for their report. If you have questions or concerns about your child’s performance, please contact their teacher and request a conference.
Events for the week include:
- Mark your calendar for October 20 when we will hold our annual Fall Festival.
As a reminder, don’t forget to follow us on Twitter @SilkHopeEagles.
1,2,3...It's time to Take Your Parent to PE! Active Schools is sponsoring the first-ever Take your Parent to PE Week, September 25-29, 2017
You are invited to join your child’s physical education class next week! K5 parents may join any day next week that your child has PE. Middle school parents are invited to join your students during their Monday or Tuesday class!
We hope you can join us!
3rd-5th Graders will also have the opportunity to bring their parent to PE during PTA Tuesday night at 6:30. Activities will begin following a short business meeting and our Annual Title I presentation.
Enjoy a meal and support the arts at Jordan Matthews High School.
JMArts is sponsoring a fundraising event featuring Barbecue by Gary Lamach.
Plates are $8, and will be available from 4:30 - 7:30 p.m. on Friday, September 29, in the cafeteria at Jordan Matthews High School.
Peach Jar eFlyers
Would you like to receive digital flyers about school-related activities as well as approved community events. To view SHS eFlyers or for instructions on how to sign up to receive them via email click here. You will see recent eFlyers posted and also be able to register for email notifications.
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.)
Students work in news teams to simulate careers and practice skills.
Four SHS projects honored at Chatham County Science Fair
Welcome to the 2017-2018 school year! I hope you were able to do all of the things that make summer both restful and exciting.
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!