Title I Friday Parent Newsletter - 12/4/20
AKS at Home
As part of Gwinnett County Public Schools’ family engagement initiative, the school district seeks to empower parents with tools that allow them to help their children at home. Our AKS at Home project provides Math and Literacy support, for grades K-5, to families so that they truly are partners in their children’s learning. Scheduled Zoom Meetings are available for you to attend so you may quickly learn how you can help your child in Math and Literacy. All meetings are recorded and tools are posted in case you can't make the live session. This support is available for families to access in the format that fits them and their schedule best.
We invite our families to take advantage of AKS at Home to gain access to scheduled virtual meetings or recorded sessions to best fit your schedule, and to the parent tip sheets (in English y en Español).
If you have any questions, please contact Vicki Diaz
(Shiloh ES Parent Outreach Liaison)
Shiloh ES December Writing Contest
Attention Digital and In-Person Learners!
SES is holding a monthly writing contest, and YOU could be the winner!
This month's theme is "Living the Sweet Life"
All entries are due December 8th and entries must be handwritten.
Students can visit the main eClass page and click on the Writing Contest image for more information, sample writing pieces, and to submit their work.
District shares calendar changes for the Spring!
The calendar now calls for students to return to learning (in the classroom or online) on Thursday, Jan. 7, a day later than originally planned. Teachers will participate in planning/staff development on two days—Jan. 5 and 6—before classes begin. This change will give teachers an extra day for planning and staff development.
In another calendar change designed to extend planning opportunities for teachers, four days in the spring—Jan. 26, March 2, March 16, and April 20—have been designated as Digital Learning Days (DLD). On these school days, all students, both in-person and digital learners, will learn at home. Learning will be asynchronous, meaning that students will not have a scheduled log-in time or planned “Zoom” session. Instead, they will complete assigned work at their own pace. Students who are unable to complete assignments on DLDs will be given the opportunity to complete assignments when they return to school.
On Jan. 6 and on the four Digital Learning Days in the spring, GCPS will provide meals for curbside pick-up at schools and will deliver along all middle school bus routes countywide.
Name of School Sponsored: Shiloh Elementary
Name of Student Sponsored: 'enter your Shiloh ES student's name'
What Can You Do?
Follow Us on Facebook and Instagram. These social media platforms will be vital in increasing awareness and beginning to build engagement with our audiences throughout the county. Please use the hashtags: #BuildingBabiesBrains, #Gwinnett, #EarlyLearning101, #EarlyBrainDevelopment.
Gwinnett Building Babies’ Brains was born out of a community need to improve Kindergarten Readiness for our children. This website provides parents and caregivers information on brain development and practical resources so that parents can be their child’s first and best teacher.
Go to the following website to learn more about this campaign www.buildingbabiesbrains.com
Enroll you and your child (birth to age 5) in a FREE Play 2 Learn program (choose a Shiloh Cluster location below)
Does Your Child Need a Tutor?
Gwinnett County Public Library is offering this resource for FREE!
The expert tutors at Tutor.com help your child work through a tough homework problem, improve their writing skills, study for a test, review a difficult concept, and so much more!
Click HERE to get started.
Do you need assistance or would you like to volunteer in your community during Covid-19?
As we all work together through this difficult time of Covid-19, the GwinnettCares.org website is currently designed to help you GET HELP, DONATE food and supplies, VOLUNTEER, and GIVE to local non-profits.
Families in Need, please call the Gwinnett Coalition Helpline at 770-995-3339 for referrals to the best resources.
New to Snellville?
Interested in finding out the history of Snellville, location of celebrations or events, houses of worship, post offices, schools, and a whole lot more? Read more and explore Snellville.
FoodFinder.org in GA
This website launched in May of 2014, it provides an easy way to search for free food resources in your area. This site was designed to help alleviate child hunger by providing a simple way to find food banks and other nearby food resources. FoodFinder.us
Reduced Rate Internet Service
Did you know that Comcast provides Internet service at a reduced rate for families that are a part of the National School Lunch Program? Read the information associated with this opportunity.
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Check our the Shiloh ES Title I Parent Center webpage
For more information, contact Vicki Diaz. The Parent Center is located across from the front office in room 1.101 and is open M-F, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM. - The Parent Center is temporarily closed at this time and will reopen when school is back in session.