News from the Nest
New Hope Elementary School
Dates to Know!
SEPT. 25-29 - FALL BREAK (NO SCHOOL)
OCT. 2 - CUSTODIAN APPRECIATION DAY
OCT. 6 - PTO FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT/NIGHT AT THE BOOK FAIR
OCT. 9-13 - BOOK FAIR
OCT. 16 - BUS DRIVER APPRECIATION DAY
OCT. 17 - FALL PICTURE RETAKE DAY
OCT. 17 - PTO SPIRIT NIGHT AT CULVER'S
OCT. 19 - ONLINE LEARNING DAY (STUDENTS ARE REMOTE)
OCT. 19 - PARENT/TEACHER CONFERENCES
OCT. 20 - PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT DAY (STUDENT HOLIDAY)
OCT. 25 - DHS TRUNK OR TREAT, 5:30-7PM
OCT. 30 - HOUSE SPIRIT DAY
What's For Lunch?
Week of October 2-6
Monday: Chicken Sandwich, Garden Veggie Burger, PBJ, Turkey & Cheese Roll-Up, Turkey Chef Salad, Veggie Salad
Tuesday: Breakfast for Lunch (Eggs, Chicken, Biscuit), Veggie Pinwheel, PBJ, Buffalo Chicken Wrap, Veggie Salad
Wednesday: Nachos (Beef, Cheese), Quesadilla Pizza, PBJ, Taco Salad, Veggie Salad
Thursday: All-Beef Hotdog, Black Bean Burger, PBJ, Yogurt/ Muffin Munchable, Buffalo Chicken Salad, Veggie Salad
Friday: Cheese-Stuffed Breadsticks, PBJ
Please note: Availability of food, early release days and special school situations may require changes in menus without notice. Menus may also be found here on Mealviewer.
Lunch Visitor Information
Important to Remember!
Afternoon Transportation Changes
If there is a day that your child needs to go home differently than normal, you must complete this form before 1pm. The office will notify the teacher. Any emails sent directly to the teacher may be overlooked during instruction time.
PLEASE NOTE: For any permanent afternoon transportation changes, please inform the teacher.
The Book Fair is Coming!
Notes from Nurse G
Early morning routines can be rough for both adults and students. It can be even harder on students, and affect their whole day, when they do not have enough sleep. According to the National Sleep Foundation school age children, ages 6-13 should get 9-11 hours of sleep a night. The younger the student, the more sleep they need. This allows their brain and body to rest, helping them to stay healthy and to increase their performance and able to fight germs.
Flu season is here early, and the county’s flu count is on the rise. When students wake up not feeling well in the morning it can be hard to decide if they are well enough to go to school. On the school nurse page of New Hope’s website, there is a section titled “Is your child too sick for school?” to help you answer those questions. A link to the page is also located here. If your student tests positive for any contagious illness’ (ie Flu, Strep, Imetigo, Novovirus, Mono, Fifth’s Disease, Hand, Foot, & Mouth etc) please notify your student’s teacher and Nurse G.
Health Conditions & Medications
If your child has a health condition, or medication, that may require additional support while he/she is at school please make sure all necessary healthcare action plans have been completed and brought up to the school. You will find all forms needed on the school nurse page of the New Hope website or by clicking here. Please have these filled out completely and returned to me as soon as possible so that we may make sure your child receives the continuity of care that he/she deserves. If your student requires medication to be kept at school, a Request for Administration of Medication form (1 for each medication) must also be completed. If your child has a condition that does not fall into a specific form please use the Individual Health Care Plan. In addition, please note most forms require both a physician’s and the parent/guardian’s signature.
Please be aware that any medication brought to the school should be done by the parent/guardian, no student is permitted to carry medication to or from school. Tylenol, Motrin, cough drops, lozenges, and sunscreen are all considered medications.
As always if you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me.
Your Partner in Health,
Gillian Sampson, RN
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PTO News & Events
Yearbook Cover Contest Winners
1st place Cover Design - Emma C. in Mrs. Tyrie's class
2nd place Back Cover Design - Samanvi S. in Ms. Farnell's class
3d place Inside Cover Design - Anunita G. in Ms. Farnell's class
Make sure you purchase your yearbooks now at newhopeyearbook.com. Price increases on Nov. 10. Fifth grade yearbook tributes are on sale now also. Deadline to purchase and create the tributes is Nov. 10 -- NO EXCEPTIONS.
Family Movie Night is Friday, Oct. 6
This is a FREE event, so bring chairs, blankets and the whole family! Super Mario Bros. will begin at dusk. Book Fair shopping will also be available until movie time.
Pre-order whole Domino's pizzas, chips and drinks by October 3 for guaranteed delivery at https://www.newhopepto.org/store. Pizza slices will be available for purchase at Movie Night (cash only). Concessions will also include nachos, ice cream, chips and drinks.
Around Our Community
Join the New Hope Team!
The 30-day Fitness iChallenge is open to students, teachers/staff, families, and community members. Participants were encouraged to walk, run, bike, hike, waddle, and/or complete other fitness activities to create healthy habits while supporting the Forsyth County Education Foundation.
The first 1,700 participants will receive a custom gift! All participants who log their activities virtually had a chance to win prizes below:
- Traveling trophy for the school with the greatest median activity time
- The iChallenge leader from the winning school will receive a $150 classroom grant
- The individual with the most minutes at the winning school will receive a $150 gift card
- The individual with the most minutes overall will receive a $300 gift card
- All participants will receive a certificate