Generals Connect

December 3, 2021

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YOU CAN NOW READ THE GENERALS CONNECT NEWSLETTER IN MANY LANGUAGES!

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The Winter Holiday Lunch is Next Tuesday!

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December Dates!

Please use the link to access the Shiloh Middle School's Calendar to stay informed of this week's upcoming events.

Parent Portal

The ParentPortal provides you with access to all of your students in GCPS. Through the portal you can view a student’s schedule, course grades, bus information, update parent and emergency contact information, and more.

Grade Recovery Opportunities

Shiloh Parents/Guardians! Your student was given the opportunity to recover any missing work or undesirable grades in any content area during Thanksgiving Break. Recovery opportunities were posted on each teacher's eClass page in the Announcement Section. Progress Reports go home today. Please review the report and check the portal updated grades. If your scholar has any grades below 70, they will need to bring that grade up to a 70 or better before the end of the semester, Friday, December 17th. It is very important to remember that students must pass five out of six classes with two of the classes being Math and Language Arts.

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Shiloh Middle School Book Fair Link

Use this link to get details regarding the Shiloh Middle School Book Fair

Book Fair Volunteers Make a Difference!

We need your help for the final Book Fair date!

Even an hour of your time would help.

Volunteers are needed for Monday, December 6 from 10:00 AM until 3:00 PM

Please sign up now for a time that is convenient for your schedule:

Book Fair Volunteer Sign up link

Please use the link to sign up for a day and time that is convenient for your schedule.

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Planning Ahead for Final Exams

Final Exams are scheduled to take place December 8 - 10 (Wednesday - Friday) and December 13-17 (Monday - Friday). Please ensure your scholar is present and on time for their final exam.

Class of 2026 (8th Grade) T-Shirts are on sale!

Go to MyPaymentsPlus to purchase your 8th Grade Class of 2026 T-Shirt. The cost is $12 per shirt. The deadline to purchase is December 10, 2021.
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THE GWINNETT SCHOOL OF MATHEMATICS, SCIENCE, AND TECHNOLOGY LOTTERY REGISTRATION PROCESS:

To be made November 5 – December 3, 2021 The Gwinnett School of Mathematics, Science, and Technology is a unique high school that focuses on advanced and challenging studies in the fields of engineering, biosciences, and emerging technologies. Enrollment for the 9th grade class is open to all 8th grade students who are residents of the Gwinnett County school district attendance zone; who are successfully promoted to 9th grade by the end of spring semester, 2022; and who successfully complete an 8th grade math curriculum that is a full unit of Carnegie-eligible Accelerated Algebra I or higher. Students in Carnegie-eligible Algebra I will need to achieve a 1st semester grade of 90% or higher – AND – 1) earn a Milestones (EOC) score in the Distinguished category (minimum scaled score of 92) OR 2) earn a score of 550 or higher on the math portion of the PSAT 8/9 or SAT (test must be taken no later than January 21, 2022). GSMST is now accepting registration applications for the 2022-2023 freshman class. The registration deadline is January 21, 2022. Detailed information and the registration forms are available on the school’s website: http://www.gsmst.org/ Click on Admissions


Informational Meetings will be held at GSMST at 7:00 PM on: (Please announce your school’s meeting date from below.)


• Tuesday, November 16, 2021 for the: Archer Cluster, Brookwood Cluster, Dacula Cluster, Grayson Cluster, Mill Creek Cluster, Mountain View Cluster, Parkview Cluster, Shiloh Cluster, South Gwinnett Cluster


• Thursday, December 2, 2021 for the: Berkmar Cluster, Central Gwinnett Cluster, Collins Hill Cluster, Discovery Cluster, Duluth Cluster, Lanier Cluster, Meadowcreek Cluster, Norcross Cluster, North Gwinnett Cluster, Peachtree Ridge Cluster


• Tuesday, January 11, 2022 will be a make-up meeting date.

From the Principal’s Desk

Good evening Generals:


Thank you for all that you do to serve the Shiloh Cluster, your other home. I appreciate you being willing to support our efforts with student attendance, grades, and behavior. Together, our village will remain strong.


Final examinations are fast approaching. Please sit with your child(ren) to discuss the best ways they can achieve and pass all their classes. Play a game to test their knowledge of the content. Have them use flashcards to review standards. You may also have them come in for tutoring and review notes from their teachers’ eCLASS pages.


If you have a child that is attending GOC, they are required to attend in person either December 7th or December 8th to take their elective exams. GOC students are also required to attend in person for district examinations on Thursday, December 9th and Friday, December 10th.


As we move into the season of giving, let us remind our students to pay it forward. Ali Ibn Abi Talib A.S. stated, “The best deed of a great man is to forgive and forget.” Remind your child(ren) that to live is to learn and the greatest part of living is finding the love to forgive.


Thank you for your continued support of Shiloh MS.


Happy Birthday to the following staff members:

12/01 Miles Wilson

12/02 Thomas Pearson

12/02 Shaquila Wise

12/04 Corliss Sheffield

12/05 Twanta Collins

12/05 Cristian Rivas


Kind regards,

Dr. Shantí Howard

My Terrific Shiloh MS Faculty and Staff December 1st - 5th Birthdays!

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GREAT NEWS! (NO MORE CLIPPINGS) This is a great way to earn money for Shiloh's Middle School Media Center.

Have you signed up to joined Box Tops For Education? GREAT NEWS! (NO MORE CLIPPINGS) This is a great way to earn money for Shiloh's Middle School Media Center.


​WHEN YOU BUY BOX TOPS PRODUCTS AND SCAN OR EMAIL RECEIPTS, YOU EARN CASH 💲💵FOR OUR SCHOOL!


Click here: for more information on downloading the app and scanning your receipts https://www.boxtops4education.com/refer.

For those who do their shopping online, we can earn box tops. Here's the link on how to email your grocery receipts https://www.boxtops4education.com/emailgroceryreceipts.

emailgroceryreceipts - Box Tops for Education

Great news! If you shop for groceries online, you can now submit your email receipts from select retailers to earn Box Tops for your school. If your receipt contains participating products, Box Tops will be credited within 1 business day.

www.boxtops4education.com

Parent/Guardians Volunteer Opportunities!

All Pro Dad Volunteer Opportunities!

Any Dad that is interested in joining the All Pro Dad go to the Shiloh Middle School's website below and click on "Join the Email List" and fill out the form. Even if you have previously spoken to Mr. Athias before.

All Pro Dad - Join the Email List Link

Please click here to join the email list for the All Pro Dad Group

Media Center Volunteers

If you are interested in volunteering in the Media Center, please email Ms. Bonaby at genine.bonaby@gcpsk12.org. Please list convenient days and times that you are available.


Kind regards,

Genine Bonaby,

Shiloh Middle School Media Specialist

Safety First!

Parents and Guardians, please continue to exercise patience and kindness as you are delivering and picking up your precious cargo in the car-rider line. It is also important to remember that safety is our top priority. Therefore, parents and guardians are not allowed to walk over from Shiloh High School to drop off or pick up your student(s).


Thank you in advance for your cooperation.

Culturally Speaking:

Mentoring our Youth

Apply to be a Mentor. This is a great way to give back to our scholars.
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Rincón de la Comunidad Latina

Todas las familias latinas

Todas las familias latinas

8th grade parents: Today we launched our Cafe con Leche series. This series will focus on parents of 8th grade students and shares simple, easy, general tips on preparing for high school. We have encouraged parents to SUBSCRIBE to our YouTube channel, LIKE the video, and leave a comment. After one school week, we will draw names for a $25 prize.


English version https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2CNYyz8P0Xk&t=11s



Spanish version https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eFjv7XnitoI

Todas las familias latinas

SAVE the DATE!

Parent Empowerment Conference: This year's theme: Rompiendo Barreras (breaking barriers). We will have community organizations that support Latino families host tables, we will have workshops and sessions, and of course prizes! We will serve lunch and we will welcome all Latino families to engage. This event is open to all Latino families not just the ones in our program.
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Todas las familias latinas

Clases para aprender ingles/ English classes: (ALL Latino families)

https://www.gcpsk12.org/cms/lib/GA02204486/Centricity/Domain/11622/Adult%20ESOL%20Classes.pdf

Clases para aprender ingles/ English classes:

Haga clic aquí para obtener más información

In the Know!

Shiloh Middle School's Website Link

You are also encouraged to frequently visit the Shiloh Middle School's website. This too is a valuable resource that allows you to stay informed and get answers to many questions relating to our local school and to our school district.

Gwinnett County School District's Website Link

You are encouraged to frequently visit the Gwinnett County School District's website. This will serve as a valuable resource in allowing you to stay informed and get answers to many questions relating to our school district.

TEAM Work Makes the Dream Work!

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Shiloh Strong: Join PTSA

Your Voice Does Make A Difference! Join Us With Your Membership and Your Presence:

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Let's Sync Our Calendars--Important GCPS Dates to Remember

GCPS 2021-2022 School Year Calendar -English

As we plan for a successful 2021-2022 school year, it is important to ensure that your student is present each day.

Please also note the "Digital Learning Days (DLDs)" that are added to this year's calendar. There are five remaining dates. They are highlighted in Pink for the months of October, November, January, and two in March. These are teacher planning/staff development days. All GCPS students will learn from home on these days, completing assignments at their own pace.

If It Is To Be, It Is Up To Me:

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Preparation is the Key to Success

Caring Counselors Are Here to Support Your Scholars

Breakfast and Lunch Menus for the Month of December

There are a variety of choices for breakfast and lunch each day at "no cost". Please be sure your scholar wears his/her badge to eat both breakfast and lunch at "no cost" to you.

Informational Parent Portal Video - English

ParentVUE 2020_21

Informational Parent Portal Video - Spanish

ParentVUE Spanish

Together We Can Achieve More!

This is Shiloh!

Shiloh Families,


As we plan to "Level Up", we want to continue our TEAM (Together Everyone Achieves More) approach towards an engaging and enriching learning experience for our scholars. Please partner with us by reviewing these expectations and discussing with your scholar(s) how these expectations should be modeled from the start and ending of each school day. Thank you for your continued support and for sending us your best!

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Technically Speaking:

New to Shiloh Middle

If your scholar is new and needs to understand the process, please refer them to the following icon that is also located on the front page:

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All For One and One For All!


If you need any additional support, please do not hesitate to contact me directly via email at charlene.fletcher@gcpsk12.org or via phone at 770.736.4572.

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Shiloh Middle School-Parent Center

Charlene Fletcher

Parent Instructional Coordinator (PIC)


Parent Center Hours: M - F 9:30 AM-3:00 PM