Silk Hope School
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.
The PTA Needs You
The Silk Hope PTA is excited to kick off the 19-20 school year and they are ready to ignite parent/family involvement. One of the ways you can support your child and our school is by joining the PTA and becoming an active member. You can also support the PTA by volunteering at the PTA Thrift Shop or emptying PTA Thrift Shop Drop Boxes.
To find out more about how to join the PTA, upcoming events, volunteer opportunities, or how to volunteer at the Thrift Shop please see the links below. Also, don't forget to follow the Silk Hope School PTA on Facebook @SilkHopeSchoolPTA.
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!
Chatham County Schools and Silk Hope School is excited to announce our partnership with the Carolina Hurricanes.
The program runs from Monday, September 30, 2019 through Friday, November 22, 2019. Students are encouraged to read (or be read to) for 800 minutes during this time which is roughly 20 minutes, five nights a week. Students who meet their 800 minute reading goal will be rewarded with 2 complimentary tickets to see a Carolina Hurricanes game in the coming year.
As further incentive to read beyond this goal, the Chatham County School with the highest average minutes read per student will be eligible for a special “Cool School Field Trip” to visit the PNC Arena for a special celebration at the conclusion of the READvolution program.
Students can track their reading using an online system. Students must login using their CCS student email and password. Information pertaining to logging in was sent home with students.
For families without Internet access at home, time will be afforded in school for students to log their reading time. Students can ask their homeroom teacher for a tracking form so that minutes read at home can be added if they don’t have internet access at home.
You can login to enter book titles and amount of time reading as well as track the progress of our school using the online scoreboard which can be found at: https://readvolution.cengage.com/.
We are looking forward to seeing students commit to reaching the 800 minute reading goal! Thank you for your participation.
This past year our school endeavored to build stronger classroom communities through morning meetings, social-emotional wellness screeners, and our Second Step curriculum across all grade levels. As we look to continue this work, we are reflecting on opportunities where we can promote equity and access for all students regardless of race, religion, or socioeconomic status. Starting this upcoming 2019-2020 school year, we will not be allowing families to drop off outside food/drink for students during the day. When students walk into the cafeteria with fast food bags or pizza boxes, it often presents a distraction for other students in the cafeteria and it can also reinforce student perceptions about the line between "haves" and the "have nots." Please know that this will not apply to food brought from home or repackaged for your child. Thank you for joining us in our equity work.
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.
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.
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