BHCS Charter Chatter

November 2020

Halloween on the Hill

Halloween on the Hill took place on Friday, October 30. The students enjoyed showing off their costumes, voting for their favorite storybook character pumpkin for the schoolwide pumpkin contest, and finishing the day off with a Kona Ice treat! Thank you to everyone who made this day possible for our students!
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Pumpkin Book Character Contest

KINDERGARTEN - 2ND GRADE WINNERS

1st Place: Levi Paul (Hatley)

2nd Place: Georgia Dunn (Baker)

3rd Place: Natalee Neathery (McDowell)


3RD - 5TH GRADE WINNERS

1st Place: Grant Rogers (Chalk)

2nd Place: Grace Rogers (Porrin)

3rd Place: Carter Toone (Whitt)


CONGRATULATIONS TO EVERYONE ON A JOB WELL DONE!

Operation Christmas Child Opportunity

November's character trait is "Citizenship" and in an effort to teach our students about supporting their community and country we wanted to provide the information for participating in the Samaritan's Purse project, known as "Operation Christmas Child." Below are some facts about this project and how it works. We believe this is a project our students will enjoy participating in with their families and it will help them more fully understand the concept of citizenship through giving of their time and resources to children in need.


WHAT IS OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD?

  • The Samaritan’s Purse project Operation Christmas Child collects shoebox gifts—filled with fun toys, school supplies and hygiene items—and delivers them to children in need around the world. For many of these children, the gift-filled shoebox is the first gift they have ever received.
  • Since 1993, Operation Christmas Child, the world’s largest Christmas project of its kind, has collected and delivered more than 178 million shoebox gifts to children in more than 160 countries and territories.
  • In 2020, Operation Christmas Child hopes to collect enough shoebox gifts to reach another 11 million children in countries like Peru, the Philippines, Rwanda and Ukraine. More than 10.5 million shoebox gifts were collected worldwide in 2019, with more than 8.9 million collected in the U.S.


CONNECTION WITH CITIZENSHIP...

At school, students are learning "You can demonstrate good citizenship by being a person who is involved in trying to make the community, nation, or world a better place. You can also show good citizenship by considering the needs of others in your community, home, or school."


Due to safety precautions, we will not be collecting shoe boxes or materials for this project at school this year, however, you can still participate online with your child(ren) and family. This is an optional opportunity and information is being provided for those choosing to participate. Instructions for building and purchasing a shoe box gift online are below. Shoe boxes built online will cost $25.


ONLINE PARTICIPATION:

One convenient and personal way to give shoebox gifts directly from home is to build a shoebox online. You make it your own by choosing from a list of gifts then adding a letter and a photo. Operation Christmas Child will pack it for you and send it off.

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  1. Visit www.samaritanspurse.org/buildonline
  2. Click "Start Building" at the top of the page.
  3. Choose "Boy" or "Girl"
  4. Choose the age range you prefer to build your box for (2-4, 5-9, or 10-14).
  5. Choose the items for your box following the prompts at the top of the page.
  6. Finally, complete payment and billing information.


After completing your online shoe box donation, you can also track it to find out were it is delievered. Visit the Follow Your Box look-up tool. Enter the number on your Follow Your Box label or the email address you used to Follow Your Box. Shoebox information will display in the look-up tool once shoeboxes have been processed. This typically occurs at processing centers between mid-November and mid-December. Then, it will either report that your boxes are awaiting overseas shipment or it will list the country destinations where they are being shipped.


Thank you for your help in promoting citizenship!

Reminder About Attendance

We have enjoyed seeing all our students in class since the move to Plan A took place on October 21. In moving forward, please be reminded that face-to-face students will need to report to campus to be counted present. In the event that a student is not feeling well and needs to work from home, parents/guardians will need to contact the school so teachers can make arrangements to accomodate your child. Also, remote students will need to continue to be engaged remotely to be counted present. Remote engagement may include completing a daily check-in, attending a live virtual class, completing assigned work, or otherwise making correspondence with the teacher. We appreciate your cooperation as we work together to lay the foundation for individual excellence! If you have questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact the school @ 336-599-2823.

School Improvement Team Needs Volunteers

According to NC DPI (Department of Public Instruction), "School Improvement Planning is more than a plan, it is a framework for change. The plan, itself, is simply a map that identifies the school’s destination and requires both decision-making and action from a variety of stakeholders to reach that destination in the most direct route." As Bethel Hill works on their School Improvement Plan, we are seeking parents who are interested in serving on the School Improvement Team. If you are interested in serving on this team, please contact Mrs. Poole at jessica.poole@bethelhill.net

PTO Needs You...

Bethel Hill Charter School's Parent Teacher Organization is actively seeking Parents (and Grandparents) to help serve on the PTO board, as well as volunteer with various projects. Due to COVID-19 our traditional ways of fundraising and holding events have changed a great deal, that's why now, more than ever we need our families to help our students and teachers!


If you are interested in being part of the PTO, please contact our PTO President,

Beckie Grimm at pto.president@bethelhill.net

Your support is most appreciated!

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