Boosterthon Update 2.21.2020
We’re about halfway through our Fun Run program! Thank you to everyone who’s already pledged their support.
Just so you know, students have been given a special WEEKEND CHALLENGE! If a student receives a total of $2 per lap in NEW pledges ($60 in flat donations) or more over the weekend, he/she will receive a bonus prize in addition to their normal prizes. Don't forget that these new pledges can be combined from multiple donors to reach those totals.
More importantly, the more pledges we secure the more money we will have for our playground activities and a hallway sensory path (both would be great additions).
Enter all pledges on FUNRUN.COM, and be sure to watch the MindSpark videos with your child, too. Thanks again for your support!
Missed the Sunday evening phone call? No big deal!
The Eagle Update, our weekly Sunday evening phone message, is also available in print form under our Eagle Update tab on the main page of our Silk Hope School website. Click the Eagle Update section and select the desired date.
Now you have more choices regarding how you stay connected to the lastest news and information from Silk Hope School.
To coincide with Digital Learning Day, during the week of February 24-28 Silk Hope School will be showcasing some of the ways that technology is being used to Enhance, Extend, and Engage our students. We would like to invite you to join us to learn more about how your child is using technology. Click here for a schedule of events. We hope that you can join us.
Article of the Month: Mindset
Does your child have a fixed mindset or a growth mindset and what does one's mindset have to do with their success in school? In a fixed mindset, people believe their basic qualities, like intelligence or talent, are fixed traits. In a growth mindset, people believe that their most basic abilities can be developed through dedication and hard work. Click here to access our article of the month to find out how you can help your child develop a growth mindset and the positive impact it can have on their school performance.
PARENTS! To give your child the best educational experience possible, we’re excited to raise funds for the PTA and we’re hosting a Fun Run to make that happen. Family and friends anywhere in the world can support our school by giving pledges toward the number of laps your student will run on the day of the Fun Run on February 28. Our 2-week Fun Run program kicks off on February 18.
Plus, leading up to the Fun Run, students will learn character traits through an unbelievable character theme, Wild West!
Help SILK HOPE SCHOOL 4 STEPS!
Click here for more information (Frequently Asked Questions)
Chatham County Schools is doing a soft-launch of the new online student registration forms and Silk Hope School was selected as the first location! Families will be receiving an email to the email account on file with our school that contains instructions in how to access and then update their student(s) information online.
This will greatly reduce the number of forms going home!
The Parent Portal allows all Chatham County Schools families the opportunity to view their students' grades in an easy to use website.
Parents are asked to complete a parent verification process before accessing their student's grade and schedule information via the Parent Portal. This is a one-time process and will need only to be completed in subsequent years if families enroll new students within Chatham County Schools.
Click the link below to access instructions for the parent verification process.
Each month, a member of the Silk Hope School staff will be recognized as the winner of the Super Hero Staff (SHS) Award. The Super Hero award recognizes individuals who demonstrate a powerful passion for positive change in our school community. They have invested their time and energy for a brighter tomorrow, used their super strengths to support and build others, been a valiant sidekick when needed, and have been a unique source of positivity, strength, and humility in trying moments. They have powered the way for Silk Hope School through their example and have spread their contagious love for learning to students and staff.
Members of the Silk Hope School community (which includes students, parents, and staff) can submit nominations for individuals who meet the above-mentioned criteria. Members of the school's leadership team (School Improvement Team) will review the nominations and choose a Torch Award winner for the month. The winner will receive a Torch Award trophy and gift card and will also be recognized via various media (school announcements, Twitter, website, etc).
Submit your nomination here.
One of Silk Hope School's easiest fundraiser is collecting Box Tops for Education. Clipping the $0.10 coupons & Scanning your receipts for eligible products, quickly adds up to hundreds, even thousands of dollars for our school. This year the PTA's goal is to raise $1,000. Visit the Box Tops homepage to learn about the app and which products carry the Box Tops label, print out valuable coupons, and much more.
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.
Anonymous Tip/Bullying Reporting Form
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. Scott, school counselor, or SHS principal, Mrs. Brady-Andrew 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 2019-2020 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!
Angie Brady-Andrew, Principal