Shiloh Point Elementary

February 2019 Newsletter

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A Letter from Mr. Hershey

Dear Parent or Guardian,

Can you believe that it is February already? It is so hard to believe that we only have 4 months left of school. It is truly amazing to see how far our students have come since the beginning of the year not only in academics, but from a social/emotional standpoint as well. This is a topic in education that continues to surface is Social Emotional Learning. According to CASEL (The Collaborative for Social and Emotional Learning), "Social and emotional learning (SEL) is the process through which children and adults acquire and effectively apply the knowledge, attitudes, and skills necessary to understand and manage emotions, set and achieve positive goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain positive relationships, and make responsible decisions."

If you take a close look at the Forsyth County Schools Learner Profile, you will see that that the characteristics we are trying to grow in our students is not only academic achievement, but also to develop strong personal qualities, develop both critical and creative thinking skills, teach students how to engage and contribute in society, and also interact effectively. If you have not looked at the Forsyth County Learner Profile, please take a look at it as this is our vision for our students.

Thank you for all of your help as we partner together to support your child's growth. As always, please do not hesitate to reach out should you need anything. We are here to serve you and your children.


Derrick Hershey



Parent Corner

The 7 Mindsets - Passion First

The Passion First Mindset teachers us that we are all unique expressions of human existence. It is vital to find out what our individual strengths and talents are so that we might connect them with our goals and visions for the future. In this mindset, we work with students to understand their unique gifts, their skills and strengths, and how to share them with the world to the maximum extent possible. Not only will they explore their interests, they will begin to identify their core values and what they stand for. The next step is helping them learn how to make their dreams into reality, tapping into both the courage and perseverance needed to overcome any challenges they encounter in pursuit of the lives they desire.

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

Making a Difference...

Has a staff member made a positive impact on your family? Please take a minute to recognize our staff by completing the short google form. Thank you for taking the time to do this as it continues to feed our staff with positive energy. (Your note will be sent directly to Mr. Hershey and then passed on to the staff member.)

Communication is the Key

Click here to see all the ways that parents can connect with Shiloh Point and be kept up to date with the latest happenings.

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.


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:

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.

Approved 19-20 Student Calendar

Please click here to view the 2019-2020 FCS student calendar.

Forsyth County is Hiring Bus Drivers


Upcoming Events

Denmark Parent Series - February 4th

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Box Tops Collection February 4-8

Please have your students bring in all Box Tops during this week! We can't wait to see how many we can collect! Thank you for your participation as this is a way that each child can make a big difference!

Honoring Our Heroes - due February 4th

Honoring our Heroes deadline is a little over a week away...2/4. Make sure you submit your entries in time to be included in the contest! Info below:

Click on the link below for more information and the entry form:…/1u0-_7vF_EyB-lD41AR3nwUt28m…/view

For any questions, please contact Susan Jones at

Dancing with the Stars - February 9

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Kindergarten Registration 2019-2020

If you have a child entering Kindergarten for the 2019-2020 school year, please click here for more information. Shiloh Point will be registering during the week of Feb. 11-15.

Save the Date: Bingo Night and Gift Basket Raffle - February 23rd

  • Session 1: 4:00 -5:30 pm & Session 2: 6:00 -7:30 pm in the SPES Cafe
  • Raffle basket tickets at door for $1/ticket for your chance to win!!
  • Doors open at 3:15 pm Saturday – CASH ONLY (Tickets and Food)
  • Presale available available available until Wednesday Wednesday 2/20 /19 .
  • For any questions, please contact : or coxdeborah@gmail


Afterschool Activities

Kid Chess, K-5th Graders

Spring Dates (Club meets every Wednesday that school is in session).

· January 23, 2019–May 8, 2019 (Trophy Day – parents invited).

Spring Tuition & Times

· $289 for the 1st hour (2:30-3:30)

· $229 for the 2nd hour (3:35-4:35)

· $399 for the 1st & 2nd hours combined (2:30-4:35).

  • Lesson presentation is differentiated in each of the two hours.
  • Kindergarteners may only enroll in the 2nd hour.
  • ***10% of all tuition funds are contributed back to the school!

How do I register?

You can register through our website at, or by phone (770.575.

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 spring registration for Girls on the Run.

Contact us for more information at

Spring Registration is Open


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.

Feb - 1st
March – 1st
No meeting in April (Spring Break)
May – 3rd


Partners in Education

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.

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.