Abbotts Hill Hilltop Happenings

August 24, 2020

Important Dates

September 3rd - Curruculum Night (Virtual) 5:30-6:15 pm and 6:30-7:15 pm

September 7th - Labor Day - No School

A Message From Dr. Stabler -

Dear Abbotts Hill Families:


Thank you for a great school year opening! I am so proud of our students and their families for making the necessary adjustments to meet their student’s needs and the students are engaging in their lessons. I am proud of our teachers and staff as well. In Kindergarten, First and Second Grade we are offering online class meetings for those students who have devices at home and optional small groups. We also are providing packets for K-2 parents who have requested them. There are also bins in front of the school entrance. Our Third, Fourth and Fifth grade teams are providing quality online lessons. Please continue to provide feedback, it is very much appreciated.


I am pleased to announce that we have some great additions to our school team. Our new team members were carefully selected based upon their prior work experience and expertise in their assigned positions. Each team player is sharing their talents with our students and school community each day. Please welcome:


First Grade Teacher: Amanda Simon; Second Grade Teacher: Samaria Trimble; Fourth Grade Teacher: Ashley Rivers; Fifth Grade Teacher: Amanda Witmond; IRR Teachers: Kaylee Coleman, Monica Ellerbe and Lauren Newman; Clinic Aide: Sumudi Perera; Speech: Lisa Laverde; Instructional Support Teacher: Leigh Abeling; and Psychologist: Emily Lee.


Another welcome goes out to our new School Governance Council members: Parent member Mrs. Ryan and Staff member Mrs. Eberhardt. Thank you for serving on our SGC.


Thank you to our past PTA Board Members and new Board members for 2020-2021. Our Co-Presidents are Sarah Gardner and Liz Lehnertz and our new Treasurer is Lara Barker. We appreciate all that you do! Please join our PTA if you have not already done so.


We look forward to celebrating our 20th Anniversary. Together We Make A Difference.

A Message from Mrs. Consolo

Thank you all for making last week a great start to our school year 2020-2021! We have really enjoyed seeing our students smiles and excitement during our online learning sessions. We are all eager to learn and work together. This will be a great year! A heartfelt thank you goes to our parents/guardians for all that you have done to prepare your student(s) for school!


Just a reminder, if you have not already read, reviewed, and acknowledged receipt of the Student Code of Conduct, we encourage you to do so now. Simply click here to read, review, and acknowledge electronic receipt of the Student Code of Conduct. Thank you for your participation.

Curriculum Corner by Mrs. Truesdale, CST

Attention Parents!!!

Your student will participate in Reading and Math iReady Diagnostic. Reading will begin this week and Math will be given next week. K-2 will spend 15 minutes/ 3-5 will spend 20 minutes a day until they complete the diagnostics. iReady Diagnostic should be completed independently by each student. We will use this information to identify each students strengths and weaknesses. The program will develop an individualized path based on your child’s needs.

Tips for a successful testing environment:

-Use headphones to cancel background noise to help your child focus

-Remind your child to take their time and do their best

-Celebrate daily the hard work your child did on the diagnostic

-When taking reading, remind your child to read everything carefully and listen carefully

-When taking math don’t forget a pencil and paper to work problem

-Reach out to the your child’s teacher if you have any problems

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Learning Commons News

Did you hear the news? Students CAN check out books from the Learning Commons this year! The instructions for our contact-less and safe process can be found in your child’s Team under the Learning Commons CHANNEL in the FILES Tab! They are also HERE!

Battle of the Books

3rd, 4th, and 5th graders have the opportunity to participate in our “Battle of the Books” Book Clubs. We will meet virtually on Teams. The details can be found in your child’s Team under the Learning Commons CHANNEL in the FILES Tab! They are also HERE! If your child is interested, please pay close attention to the deadlines.

VIRTUAL Library

Have you explored the VIRTUAL Learning Commons Yet? It is filled with book resources, information, and many surprises! Check it out on the Learning Commons website at www.abbottshillmc.weebly.com
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Thank you to our PTA for the welcome back signs and the wonderful teacher luncheon. We appreciate all that you do for us!

PTA News

WE ARE ABBOTTS HILL PTA! #jaguarstrong


The 2020-2021 school year may look different, but our PTA remains committed to making every child’s potential a reality by engaging and empowering families and communities. Your membership contributions support the many events and programs PTA offers all year that are so important to AHE families. Visit www.abbottshillpta.org for more information about PTA and our Membership level offerings this year and to join online.

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PE Department News

Welcome back Jaguars! We hope everyone had a great summer. Reminder - we are meeting with PE classes for grades 3-5 remotely on Teams. Your child will need to look for their grade level icon, click on it, and find the correct channel, with their classroom teacher's name and PE days listed, and click on it to join their class meeting.


Students in grades K-2 will find their assignments on Seesaw under their grade level. In order to complete and turn an activity in, the student should click on , "add response", and click the green plus sign.


The Kids Heart Challenge-- "thank you" gifts from our event last school year are in. We plan to give them out to students upon return to face to face school. Thank you to all the families who participated in such a worthy cause!

We hope everyone has a great year!

TAG Department News

TAG Spring Testing Update

Some students were in the middle of TAG Testing in March when we closed for remote learning. Those students will be given the opportunity to complete their testing when we can safely return to face to face learning. Fulton County will set the guidelines for our safe return. Thank you for your continued patience.

TAG Classes During URL

TAG classes will meet each week as we have always done. Each class has their own Team to meet in. Assignments will be posted in Teams for 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade classes. Assignments will be posted in Seesaw for 2nd and 1st grade classes. All classes may receive notifications in Seesaw.

If you have any questions contact me at: geddes@fultonschools.org

Thank you for your support of our TAG program.

Steven Geddes

Teacher of Talented and Gifted Students

News from the School Counselor

Welcome

Hello Abbotts Hill family! I’m excited to be serving as your school counselor for another awesome school year. As your school counselor, I’ll be visiting students monthly in their classes and working with them on social and emotional support. Parents and students are both invited to reach out to me for help with anything and at any time.

PokeT@fultonschools.org

470-254-9012

The Summit

Abbotts Hill is excited to announce that we have a partnership with the Summit Counseling Center this school year. The Summit will be providing mental health support for students in need while at school. Parents who are interested in receiving this service can refer their children by contacting me or the school social worker Amy Cross, at CrossA@fultonschools.org or at 404-245-7811.


Student Success Skills

Abbotts Hill Elementary is excited to announce a new curriculum that we will be offering to all students titled Student Success Skills. Student Success Skills is a year-long social emotional learning curriculum that will support students in creating a foundation for managing emotions, developing healthy relationships, understanding empathy, being responsible, and learning to cope with difficult situations. This program will be taught to all students weekly by their homeroom teachers starting the first week of school. For more information about the district program click here. You can also contact the Abbotts Hill Elementary Student Success Skills school champions, Michele Consolo at consolom@fultonschools.org or Tashika Truesdale at truesdale@fultonschools.org.

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