Shiloh Point Elementary

November 2018 Newsletter

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A Letter from Mr. Hershey

Dear Parent or Guardian,

Thank you to all of our students, teachers, and parents for participating in our student-led conferences these past few weeks. When I was walking through the hallways during conferences, I was thrilled to watch our students take such tremendous pride and ownership in their learning. Some of the benefits of student-led conferences are listed below:

  • When students are able to lead conferences with teacher support, then students are able to evaluate their own performance. This allows students to set goals and be accountable for their learning.
  • Research states that student-led conferences also develops leadership skills among students.
  • Student-led conferences creates a partnership between the home and school that is centered around the student.

We ask our students to identify our strengths, growth areas, and then make a plan to improve in areas of need. At Shiloh Point, we want our students to be self-aware and with the support of their teachers and parents, create a plan so they can be as successful as possible.

Thank you again for all of your continued support and partnership. We couldn't do what we do without you as a partner to support your child's education. Please do not hesitate to reach out to me should you need anything as we are here to serve your family.


Derrick Hershey



Parent Corner

The 7 Mindsets - Live to Give

The Live to Give mindset teaches the importance of serving others while maximizing our own potential. It tells us that abundance in life is a cycle: that, in order receive love, respect, and financial security, we must first learn to give those things to others. This mindset also teaches us that the greatest gift we can ever give is to find and leverage our unique genius to maximize our positive impact on the world, knowing the good things will be returned to us in kind. In the lessons for this mindset, we guide students to think about the impact they want to make and the legacy they want to leave.

Make sure to ask your student about what "Live to Give" means. For more information, please click here. You will find great resources on this link that will support you as a parent.

Georgia Parent Survey

Hi Parents! We need your help! Please complete the survey below from the GA State Department of Education to let us know how we are doing. This data will be used as part of the calculation of the School Climate Star Rating for CCRPI. Survey responses are anonymous and will be submitted directly to the Georgia Department of Education for analysis.

Georgia Parent Survey

Have you listened to our podcast yet?

We will be posting podcasts on a monthly basis to partner with you on hot topics with the development of your students. Click here for more information.

Volunteer to Read

Please consider volunteering to read to Shiloh Point's kindergarten and 1st grade students. We are looking for volunteers to sign up for a 30 minute time slot to read to a small group of students. We will have books available for you to read or you can bring your own favorites to share. Please note that this is not an opportunity to read to your own child, but to children chosen by the teacher. If you would like to read specifically in your own child's classroom, please reach out to your child's teacher directly for volunteer opportunities.


WATCH D.O.G.S. is one of the nation’s largest and most respected school-based, family, and community engagement, organizations in the country. In 1998, the very first WATCH D.O.G.S. program launched at Gene George Elementary in Springdale, AR. Today, more than 6,450 schools across the country have launched a WATCH D.O.G.S. program of their own. Each school year hundreds of thousands of fathers and father-figures make a positive impact on millions of children by volunteering millions of hours in their local schools through this amazing one-of-a-kind program.

To learn more about WATCH D.O.G.S., click here

  • To sign up for the WATCHDOG program at Shiloh, use the sign up link below:


Congratulations to our Box Top Winners!

Special Ed: Mrs. Parsons

Pre-K: Mrs. Jones

Kindergarten: Mrs. Jerabek (Lenoir)

1st: Mrs. Farr

2nd: Mrs. Latimer

3rd: Mrs. Donahoo

4th: Mrs. Jacobsen

5th: Mrs. Kelly

Publix Partners in Education

Did you know that shopping at Publix has a partnership with all schools? Please sign up by selecting Shiloh Point Elementary then enter your phone number. At check out, enter your phone number and a portion of your dollars spent will come back to Shiloh Point. Click here for more information.

PTO Information

We cannot thank our PTO for all of it's hard work and dedication to making Shiloh Point a better place. If you have not yet joined, please do so as soon as possible as an easy way to support our school. For more information on our PTO, please click here to go directly to their webpage.


The holiday season will be here soon! In Forsyth County, we have a tradition of working together to take care of those in our community. Three years ago, a partnership between the local businesses, non-profit agencies, faith community, and the school system resulted in the Holiday House program. This year we will continue the Holiday House format where parents can shop for gifts for their children. We hope to provide assistance to fami-lies again this year with the generous support of our faith, business, and school communi-ties.

Who: Parents may sign up children who are 18 or younger (high school aged children must be enrolled in school). Families will need to provide documentation that they receive or are at the income level to qualify for Medicaid or Food Stamps. A current Medicaid/Food Stamps letter or pay stubs may be used for documentation. Children must live in Forsyth County to receive assistance. A donation of $3 per child is appreciated to assist with community needs.

When: Families will need to bring their income documentation when they sign up.

• Thursday, October 4th, Tuesday, October 9th, Monday, October 15th, Friday, October 26th from 10 a.m.until 6 The Place of Forsyth (2550 The Place Cir, Cumming GA)

• Saturday, November 10th from 10 am to 2 pm at The Place of Forsyth (2550 The Place Cir, Cumming GA)

Where: Parents may shop at Holiday House at Freedom Tabernacle at an assigned date and time in December. Children three and older will not be allowed in the shopping area. A supervised crafts and activity area will be provided to children while their parents shop for gifts.

*The program is a community initiative, so there is no guarantee of child/family confidentiality.

For more information or for volunteer opportunities, please visit The Place of Forsyth website at or contact them at (770) 887-


Upcoming Events

Food Drive - Oct 29-Nov 5

We will be collecting canned gravy for The Place, a nonprofit Social Service Organization that has passionately served residents of Forsyth County since 1975. The Place assists resident families with emergency basic needs in difficult times. Collection boxes will be set up in the front lobby.

Treats for the Troops

WE NEED CANDY!! SPES will once again be collecting extra candy from Trick or Treating to donate to an amazing cause! Treat the Troops will send over 700 care packages to US Troops serving Overseas in the next year. Shiloh Point families can be apart of it! Send in your candy November 1st-6th!! Read more about the cause here:

Multicultural Night - Nov 2

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Denmark Parent Series - November 5th

Mark your calendars now for November 5th, from 6:30 – 7:30 at the Denmark HS auditorium, and join other parents in our Denmark Community for an informative session hosted by the Denmark Community Administration about successful transitions through the different levels of school in the K – 12 educational journey. Administrators from our Denmark community elementary and middle schools, and Denmark HS, will share information about what your kids have to look forward to at each school level and how to help them be successful and thrive as they begin their journey at each level. Whether you have a 2nd grade child, or a 7th grader, or a HS freshman, or one anywhere in between, it should be an informative evening for all! Childcare will be provided for students K-5.

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Family and friends of the Shiloh Point are cordially invited to attend an assembly on Monday, November 12, 2018 at 8:30am. We would like to honor and recognize our Veterans and Active Military for their dedication and service to the country and citizens of the United States of America!

The day will begin at 8:00am with a reception for our honored guests. Our ceremony will start promptly at 8:30am. Festivities will conclude no later than 9:30am to accommodate those that are attending the Piney Grove activities. Please complete the information below to indicate the number of people who will be attending.

To RSVP (all RSVP's are due by Nov. 2), please click here.

To Volunteer, please click here.


Shiloh Point is closed during this holiday break.


Afterschool Activities

Kid Chess, K-5th Graders

Kid Chess After School Club Registration is Open.

Chess Makes You Smart – We Make it FUN!

Register online at or call 770.575.5802.

Fine Arts Matter Club

Fine Arts Matter is offered to all students and will meet on Fridays beginning Sept. 8th.

Sign up online by clicking here.

Girls on the Run @ Shiloh Point

Please click here to learn more about fall registration for Girls on the Run.

Contact us for more information at or by calling 678-845-8216.

All Pro Dads

All Pro Dad’s Day provides an opportunity for dads to spend quality time with their children that will strengthen their relationship, as well as benefiting the child’s school and the entire community.

Meeting schedule for Shiloh Point 2018 - 2019 will be the 1st Friday of each month. Meeting times are 6:45 - 7:30 AM.

Nov - 2nd
Dec – 7th
Jan - 11th
Feb - 1st
March – 1st
No meeting in April (Spring Break)
May – 3rd

Sawnee Association of the Arts Festival

Sawnee Association of the Arts hosts the 15th Annual Christmas Arts and Crafts Festival at Lanier Tech. This will be held on Nov. 10th and 11th at the Forsyth Conference Center. Click here for more information.


Partners in Education

The Place of Forsyth

The Place of Forsyth County was founded in 1975 by four Dominican Nuns. The sisters offered the residents assistance with financial needs, clothing, food and even tutoring children. Throughout our 40 years, we have been the catalyst for several agencies that had their beginnings as programs at The Place. Today we are serving the community with financial emergency assistance, clothing, food and many additional support services. In August 2015 we started a workforce development initiative in conjunction with several local agencies to help the under employed and unemployed prepare for and secure jobs. We also embraced an 8 year old service, Focus on Forsyth, which helps needy households through referrals from schools and senior center. Through our services to the community we are changing lives in Forsyth County Georgia.

Business Partner Spotlight

Do you have a local business that would like to become a partner with Shiloh Point Elementary? Please contact Derrick Hershey at if interested.