Hilltop Happenings from Dr. Bearden
It's Always a Great Day up on the Hill!
For the week of November 11, 2019
Each week, Hilltop Happenings will be saved and archived on the SHE website under the parent tab: (http://school.fultonschools.org/es/summithill/Pages/default.aspx
Follow Summit Hill ES on Twitter: @summithillhusky and Instagram: @summithillesmiltonga
Visit SHE Media Center website to view any of the morning announcements from this year! These are uploaded as soon as the SHE morning newscast concludes and watching is a great way for you to get daily info about SHE.
News about Fulton County Schools, including weather updates, transportation, and calendars can be accessed at www.fultonschools.org
A Message from Dr. Bearden
There was a lot going on at SHE during the past week and a bunch of great things coming up!
Veterans Day, Monday, November 11th: Staff and students are wearing red, white, and blue to honor all who serve to protect American freedoms. Any active duty military and first responders are always welcome to eat lunch at Summit Hill ES on any day at no charge. Thank you for your service!
#BeKindToEveryone Banner Campaign: www.bekindtoeveryone.com SHE was chosen as the first school in Fulton County to host a 10 X 6 foot "Be the I in K__ND" banner. There are 11 banners total. the banner is currently hanging in the rotunda outside the cafe. We want to encourage anyone visiting SHE cafeteria to take the time to get a picture made as the "I" in K__ND and then post on your social media accounts tagging #bekindtoeveryone! On Thursday, November 14th, I will take the banner to another school in FCS and they will keep it for a week, with the same process! We are hoping that the banner circulates through as many schools as possible this school year!! I encourage you to also visit www.bekindtoeveryone.com or visit Jordyn's Summer Shirt Project on Facebook to read about an incredible young girl named Jordyn and her BeKindToEveryone movement that has swept social media. Kindness is free and it Matters!!
Principal Chat on November 12th at 9 am. Topics: Digital Citizenship for Families :
On November 12th at 9 am in the Media Center. Dr. Bearden's special guest this month is Melisa Eichele, our METI. Ms. Eichele manages our Media Center and as well leads in the area of instructional technology. She will present a workshop for families on "Digital Citizenship at Home". As a society, we are becoming more dependent on the Internet for information, research, shopping, social media, etc. The Internet is a huge digital "space" and there is content available, which may not be appropriate for all. Ms. Eichele delivers our Digital Citizenship trainings for staff and students as well. During this seminar, Ms. Eichele will share the FCS Digital Citizenship training with parents, which we hope will help to reinforce the importance of digital citizenship at school and home. You don't want to miss this one.
CCRPI Score Update by Dr. Bearden: On October 25th, the Georgia Department of Education released the 2019 College and Career Ready Progress Index (CCRPI) score for each school. Summit Hill ES earned a 82.0 and 5 star climate rating. Dr. Bearden will the break down of the score, see the disaggrated data, and hear about next steps for SHE in alignment with the four pillars of the strategic plan and our Leader in Me culture.
As usual, Dr. Bearden will hold a question and answer session with any parents. After the Principal Chat, guests are welcome to walk our halls and visit our playground area for the next 10-15 minutes to tour the school. Staff and students will be involved in school routine and we ask that guests do not enter classrooms and/or distract students during instructional activities. After the tour, parents are welcomed to stay for a lunch date a lunch date with his/her student.
SHE School Governance Council Meeting on November 12th at 2:45 in the PTO Room: The SHE SGC is comprised of teachers, parents, and community members. The SGC works collaboratively with Dr. Bearden managing and making decisions, which are best for our students. The agenda is posted on the SHE front door and all invested in SHE are welcome to attend the meeting. SGC AGENDA HERE
#SHEShines Event on Wednesday, November 13th: Business partners, realtors, and city leaders are invited to Summit Hill ES to hear and experience how and why SHE Shines. Spotlighting our staff and students. View SHE Shines Invitation
Thursday, November 14th @ 7:10 am: Bring a Buddy for Breakfast (Last Name M-Z); *Book Fair Open to Families;
Friday, November 15th @ 7:10 am: Bring a Buddy For Breakfast (Last Name A-L); *Book Fair Open to families;
#SHEShares November: Nonperishable Food Drive for North Fulton Community Charities (NFCC): Students in all 3 Houses are encouraged to bring in nonperishable food items. The NFCC, located on Elkins Road in Roswell, is a member of our community and provides a great deal of needed to support for many of the families in the Roswell, Alpharetta, and Milton Communities! Each year, we participate in their nonperishable food drive as they prepare for the Holidays. If your family is also passionate about community service, I would encourage you to call NFCC and volunteer as a family. There are always jobs available such as: Food Pantry organization, Thrift Shop organization, and Donation organization. Once you make your appointment, there is a quick orientation with NFCC staff, and then an hour (or more) of much needed help to clean, sort, organize, hang, help, etc. Our staff volunteers each year and I hope that your family can spare a few nonperishable items (or time at NFCC) to help out with their busiest season of each year! (more information)
That is it for this week! As always, thank you for reading and for your partnership! Please reach out if you have any questions or anything to share. Take care, Lorrie
Save the Dates! Upcoming Events for SHE (Updated Weekly)
Every Friday is SHES Spirit Day: Wear SHE or House colors;
Monday, November 11th: Dress Up for Patriotic Colors Day; We will also have Recognition for member of our Military;
Tuesday, November 12th @ 2:45: SHE School Governance Council Meeting at 2:45 in the PTO Room. All are welcome to attend.
Wednesday, November 13th: Business partners, realtors, and city leaders are invited to Summit Hill ES to hear and experience how and why SHE Shines. Spotlighting our staff and students. View SHE Shines Invitation
November 13th from 5 pm to 7:30 pm: SHE Scholastic Book Fair Kick-Off night in the media Center. Book Fair Info
Thursday, November 14th: Bring a Buddy for Breakfast (Last Name M-Z); *Book Fair Open to Families;
Friday, November 15th: Bring a Buddy For Breakfast (Last Name A-L); *Book Fair Open to families;
Tuesday, November 19th: FCS Board member, Katie Reeves, community meeting at Webb Bridge MS at 9:30 am
Wednesday, November 20th: FCS Board member, Katie Reeves, community meeting at Mountain Park ES at 9:30 am.
Thanksgiving Feast: It's time for the SHE Annual Thanksgiving Feast! Ms. Val and her staff are preparing traditional Thanksgiving foods for you to come and share with your child. The cost for an adult lunch is $3.45 and a child's lunch is $2.45. Ms. Val's cafeteria/kitchen has a health rating of 100 and you are in for a Thanksgiving treat!!
Wednesday, November 20th: Thanksgiving Feast for Grades PK, K, 2, & 4 during child's lunch time in cafeteria. *Book Fair Open to Families
Thursday, November 21st: Thanksgiving Feast for Grades 1st, 3rd, & 5th during child's lunch time in cafeteria. *Book Fair Open to Families
Monday, November 25th thru 29th: Thanksgving Holidays; No School for Staff/Students
Monday, December 23rd thru January 2nd: Winter Holidays; No School for Students/Staff
Friday, January 3rd: FCS Teacher Work Day; No School For Students
Monday, January 20th: Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday; No School For Students/Staff
Monday, February 3: SHE Full Release Day for Professional Learning; No School For Students
Monday, February 17th: President's Day Holiday; No School For Students/Staff
Friday, March 13th: FCS Teacher Work Day; No School For Students
Monday, March 16th: SHE Full Release Day for Professional Learning; No School For Students
Tuesday, March 24: This day is a FCS Teacher Work Day. There will be no school for students due to Georgia Elections Processes.
Monday, April 6th thru 10th: Spring Break Holidays; No School For Students/Staff
Tuesday, April 21st: This day is a FCS Teacher Work Day. Students will not come to school but participate in a digital learning day. (More details forthcoming)
Tuesday, May 19th: This day is a FCS Teacher Work Day. Students will not come to school but participate in a digital learning day. (More details forthcoming)
Friday, May 22nd: Last Day of School for Students
Calendar Updated Weekly and Includes all future FCS and/or SHE Calendar Days Off for Students
SHE General Information and Operating Procedures, Which Families Need to Know. We are updating as needed so that you can find the answer to your frequently asked questions.
NEW INFORMATION for This Week's Hilltop Happenings
#SHEShares: SHE students and staff community service opportunities.
Nonperishable Food Drive for North Fulton Family Charities: Students in all 3 Houses are encouraged to bring in nonperishable food items. North Fulton Family Charities, located in Roswell, is a member of our community and provides a great deal of needed to support for many of the families in the Roswell, Alpharetta, and Milton Communities! Each year, we participate in their nonperishable food drive as they prepare for the Holidays. If your family is also passionate about community service, I would encourage you to call NFCC and volunteer as a family. There are always jobs available such as: Food Pantry organization, Thrift Shop organization, and Donation organization. Once you make your appointment, there is a quick orientation with NFCC staff, and then an hour (or more) of much needed help to clean, sort, organize, hang, help, etc. Our staff volunteers each year and I hope that your family can spare a few nonperishable items (or time at NFCC) to help out with their busiest season of each year! (more information)
Parents, If you would like more information on our Leader in Me culture at SHES, click this button. There are also resources for parents on this website.
SHE Parents, This link will open information regarding bus and carpool information.
Summit Hill Elementary School Governance Council (SGC)
The purpose of the School Governance Council is to provide parents, school, staff, and community members with a leadership role in the management of the school.
The School Governance Council is a governing body that is representative
of the community and the school, but operates under the control and
management of the Board of Education. The Council is responsible for
making decisions regarding the strategic direction of the school including:
a.) Approve the school strategic plan and updates
b.) Approve the annual budget and annual resource allocations
c.) Manage the Request for Flexibility process
d.) Participate in hiring the principal (in case of a vacancy)
e.) Provide annual feedback on principal performance
SGC meetings are held the first Tuesday of every month @ 7 am in the PTO room. All are welcome to attend. After each meeting, minutes and agenda for the next month will be posted on the SHE website.
If you would like more information about the SGC work and/or meetings, visit our SHE website:. http://school.fultonschools.org/es/summithill/Pages/School-Governance-Council-(SGC).aspx
SHE Parent-Teacher Organization (PTO)
Summit Hill Elementary is very lucky to have such a wonderful community and the PTO offers monetary and volunteer support to keep our staff/students equipped with the best learning experiences possible. SHE loves our PTO support!! If you have not already done so, please consider joining the PTO. There are different levels of membership and every membership is vital to the PTO and its work. Find out more about the PTO and how you can join at:
PTO CoPresidents: Kristen Vasser and Kelly Cravens
SHES Website Links-All In One Place
Below are the links to access SHES websites and/or newsletters.
GRADE LEVEL WEBSITES:
1st Grade: https://summithill1stgrade.weebly.com/
2nd Grade: summithill2ndgradeweebly.com
3rd Grade: www.thirdgradeshe.weebly.com
4th Grade: www.she4thgrade.weebly.com
5th Grade: 5th grade Website
SHES Media Center Newsletter:
SHE Talented and Gifted:
Follow us on Twitter: @SummitHillTAG
TAG Website: http: http://shetagoverview.weebly.com/
SHES Advanced Strategies Lab (Ms. Leeson)
SHES Chorus (Ms. Goldfuss, 2018-19 SHE Teacher of the Year:
Follow SHE Chorus on Twitter @HuskyHarmonies
FCS Board member, Katie Reeves, Community Meeting
Tuesday, Nov. 19th, 9:30am
4455 Webb Bridge Road
Please join Board Member Katie Reeves, District 2, for her community meeting.
AGENDA: Forthcoming; For more information see links below:
FCS Board member, Katha Stewart, Community Meeting
Wednesday, Nov. 20th, 9:30am
11895 Mountain Park Road
November Principal Chat: Digital Citizenship for Families and CCRPI Score Interpretation
Tuesday, Nov. 12th, 9-10am
13855 Providence Road
Melisa Eichele, our Media Specialist will talk about Family Digital Citizenship: Read more here:
College and Career Ready Performance Index (CCRPI) Score: Summit Hill ES earned a 82.0 and a 5 star climate rating. Dr. Bearden will explain the different components of its score and analyze the disaggregated data.