Hilltop Happenings

October 5, 2017

Make Up Day

FCS has decided that students will make up the school days lost during Hurricane Irma on Friday, February 16, 2018. This was originally scheduled as a student holiday. Please adjust your calendar to reflect this as a school day.
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Welcome Megan Haralson!


Megan Haralson has discovered her deep passion for helping and connecting with others in her experiences as an Art Education major at the University of West Georgia. Megan presents as a self starter, quick learner, and someone who is comfortable in a fast paced environment. Her experience as a mentor, mediator, and administrative support roles will beneficial to continuing the same level of positivity and efficiency as the front office assistant.

Megan is a third generation native Atlantan and grew up in Cobb County. She and her husband, Skip, have three children: Benjamin, a 6th grader at Hopewell Middle School, Noah a SHE 3rd grader and Zeke a Kindergartener. She is passionate about the student success at Summit Hill and enjoys being involved in various roles.

In her free time Megan enjoys collecting art, visiting museums, hiking, camping with her family, and volunteering within the community.

We are excited to have her as the newest member to the SHE staff. We know she’s a GREAT addition.

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Book Fair

Our Scholastic Book Fair is a reading event that brings the books kids want to read right into our school. It’s a wonderful selection of engaging and affordable books for every reading level. Please make plans to visit our Book Fair and be involved in shaping your child’s reading habits.

Book Fair dates: November 3rd-10th

Shopping hours: 7:10-2:15 p.m. except November 10th - closes at 12:00 p.m.

Special activities: Book Fair Kickoff - November 2nd 4:30-8:00 p.m.

If you are unable to attend the Fair in person, we invite you to visit our online Book Fair at scholastic.com/fair. Our Online Fair is available from October 30th to November 10th.

We look forward to seeing you and your family at our Book Fair! Remember, all purchases benefit our school.

Sincerely,

Michelle Howard

Attendance Myths

Research-based from the Department of Education

Does it really matter if my child misses a few extra days each year? Here is one of the myths about student attendance.

Missing a few days of school each year is normal and doesn't matter that much.

    • Data indicate that missing more than five days of school each year, regardless of the cause, impacts student academic performance and starts shaping attitudes about school.

    • From the 6th grade through the 9th grade, student attendance is a better predictor of dropping out than standardized test scores.

    • Excused absences and unexcused absences have the similar impact on student academic performance.

      Thank you for helping to prioritize daily school attendance.

SCHOOL CLOSED

Friday, Oct. 6th, 7am to Monday, Oct. 9th, 4pm

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Teacher Workday 10/6

School Closed 10/9

Picture Day Make-up

Thursday, Oct. 12th, 7-11am

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