Eagle Update

August 18, 2019 (Family Edition)

Welcome Back

We hope that you and your family have enjoyed your summer vacation. We have been hard at work preparing for the upcoming school year and are excited about the student's return. We're getting ready...we hope you are too!


Meet the Teacher

Silk Hope School will be holding our annual “Meet the Teacher” night Thursday from 5:30-7:00 for students in 1st-8th grade. Class lists will be posted at 5:15pm.


Bus information, as well as information about the YMCA after school child care program, will be available in the school cafeteria. Also, our Child Nutrition Manager will be available to provide information about our breakfast and lunch program as well as answer questions about the free/reduced lunch application. Please note that meal prices have increased this year. Lunch is $3.00 and breakfast is $1.50 Starting this school year, we will not be allowing families to drop off outside food/drink for students during the school day. When students walk into the cafeteria with fast food bags or pizza boxes, it often presents a distraction for other students in the cafeteria and it can also reinforce student perceptions about the line between "haves" and the "have nots." Please know that this will not apply to food brought from home or repackaged for your child.


Representatives from our Parent Teacher Association will be set up at various locations around the school to share information about our PTA and how their work supports our students, teachers, and school. The membership drive will kick off Thursday and will run through October 31. Individual membership is $10 and a family membership is $20 which includes a $5 concessions punch card. The PTA will also have spirit wear on sale, featuring our new Eagle Mascot.


We will be working with a new school photographer this year, York’s Photography Studio. Representatives will be set up in the cafeteria to share the new products that you will have available when purchasing school pictures.

Welcome Kindergarten Students

Kindergarten screening will be held Monday during designated appointment times. We will also host a “Meet the Teacher” night, specifically for kindergarten, August 28 from 5:30-6:30.

Fall Sports

Fall sports sign up sheets for Girls and Boys Cross Country and Girls Softball have been posted on the middle school bulletin board. Please be reminded that physicals must be submitted to the school before a student can tryout. If you are in need of a physical form please stop by the front office or visit the SHS website to download a copy of all necessary forms.

Supply List

Supply lists were sent home with report cards and they are also posted on the Silk Hope School website. Please remember, students do not have access to microwaves in the cafeteria during lunch. While you are purchasing school supplies you may want to look for insulated food storage containers.

First Day of School

The first day of school will be Monday, August 26. Our school day begins at 7:55 and ends at 2:55. It is extremely important that your child arrives at school on time each day and remain at school until the school day comes to an end.