News from the Nest
New Hope Elementary School
Dates to Know!
SEPT. 26-30 - FALL BREAK (No School)
OCT. 3 - CUSTODIAN APPRECIATION DAY
OCT. 6 - INSTRUCTIONAL COACHES DAY
OCT. 6 - SPRING MUSICAL PARENT INFO MTNG, 6PM
OCT. 12 - LAST DAY FOR PTO SPIRIT WEAR PRE-ORDERS
OCT. 14 & 17 - SPRING MUSICAL AUDITIONS, 2:30-3:30PM
OCT. 18 - SPRING MUSICAL CALL-BACKS, 2:30-3:30PM
OCT. 19 & 20 - EARLY RELEASE, 11:50AM
OCT. 20 - FAMILY CONNECT NIGHT
OCT. 20 - BUS DRIVER APPRECIATION DAY
OCT. 21 - STUDENT HOLIDAY (No School)
OCT. 24 - SPIRIT DAY/NIGHT AT CHEESEBURGER BOBBY'S
OCT. 24-28 - RED RIBBON WEEK
OCT. 24-28 - BOO GRAM ORDERING
OCT. 31 - BOO GRAMS DELIVERED
What's For Lunch?
Week of Oct. 3-7
Monday: Cheese-Stuffed Breadsticks, PBJ, Buffalo Chicken Wrap, Cobb Salad, Veggie Salad, Garden Veggie Burger
Tuesday: Tacos (Chicken, Cheese), PBJ, Pizza Munchable, Taco Salad, Veggie Salad, Veggie Chik’n Nuggets
Wednesday: Chicken Nuggets, PBJ, Yogurt/ Muffin Munchable, Veggie Salad, Black Bean Burger
Thursday: Pizza, PBJ, Turkey & Cheese Roll-Up, Chicken Tender Salad, Veggie Salad, Garden Veggie Burger
Friday: Sweet & Sour Chicken with Rice, PBJ, Ham & Cheese Roll- Up, Chef Salad, Veggie Salad, Veggie Chik’n Nuggets
Week of Oct. 10-14
Monday: Pasta with Sauce/ Meat Sauce, PBJ, Buffalo Chicken Wrap, Chef Salad, Veggie Salad, Garden Veggie Burger
Tuesday: Chicken Sliders, PBJ, Ham & Cheese Roll- Up, Veggie Salad, Veggie Chik’n Nuggets
Wednesday: Nachos (Beef & Cheese), PBJ, Yogurt/ Muffin Munchable, Taco Salad, Veggie Salad, Black Bean Burger
Thursday: Pizza, PBJ, Turkey & Cheese Roll-Up, Grilled Chicken Salad, Veggie Salad, Garden Veggie Burger
Friday: Mini Chicken Corndogs, PBJ, Pizza Munchable, Chef Salad, Veggie Salad, Veggie Chik’n Nuggets
Please note: Availability of food, early release days and special school situations may require changes in menus without notice.
A Word from Mrs. Webb
Lunch Visitor Info
We are so happy to have lunch visitors!! Please note that New Hope does have a no outside food policy which is designed to support the Forsyth County School's Wellness Policy. Parents and guests are always welcomed as customers of the school’s nutrition program to eat with their student in the cafeteria. We hope to see you soon!
Afternoon Transportation Changes
Please do not send a handwritten note regarding a transportation change to school with your child. These are sometimes misplaced in their backpack or not given to the teacher by the student. Additionally, emails sent directly to the teacher during instruction time regarding transportation changes may not be seen prior to dismissal.
Any question, please contact email@example.com
Early Check Outs
Mandated Reporter Video - Please View Now
Spring Musical Information
October Spirit Night
Staff Pot Luck Lunch Donations - Oct. 20
The PTO is hosting a Pot Luck Lunch for teachers on early release day, Thursday, Oct. 20. You may drop off your items the morning of Oct. 20 from 7:45-11:00AM. You may bring crockpots and other insulated cookware and serving utensils. We will have a drop off table by the front office. We will arrange a day/time the following week for you to pick up your cookware.
Can't help with lunch on Oct. 20, but would love to provide snacks or drinks? Teachers would be so grateful for those as well! Snacks can be homemade or store bought. If homemade please label in case of potential allergies and deliver in disposable packaging. You may also leave these on the drop off table Oct. 18-20 during school hours.
Sign-up below. Your donations are greatly appreciated!
Let's Get Moving!
Let's show the other elementary schools just how amazing our Nighthawks are! All Nighthawk families are invited to join the New Hope iChallenge team. The iChallenge is a 28-day virtual fitness event from October 3-31. Participants are encouraged to walk, run, bike, hike, waddle, and/or complete other fitness activities to create healthy habits. The first 1,700 people who register will receive a cooling headband, and winners receive additional prizes. Click here to watch a video about the Dr. Jim and Peggie Morrow iChallenge!
Registration is now open. CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP All registrations are tax deductible.
We hope to have lots of Nighthawks on our team, so make sure to invite your friends and family members to join us!
Lost & Found
Notes From Nurse G
SLEEP IS IMPORTANT
We have successfully made it through 2 months of school! Early morning routines can be rough for both adults and students. It can be even harder on students, and affect their whole day, when they do not have enough sleep. According to the National Sleep Foundation school age children, ages 6-13 should get 9-11 hours of sleep a night. The younger the student, the more sleep they need. This allows their brain and body to rest, helping them to stay healthy and to increase their performance.
We are coming in to that time of year when colds and allergies start to bother students, or they awake not feeling well, and it’s hard to decide if they are well enough to go to school. On the school nurse page of New Hope’s website, there is a section titled “Is your child too sick for school?” to help you answer those questions. A link to the page is also located here.
I have received a lot of questions regarding COVID. For our most current county guidelines you may go to https://www.forsyth.k12.ga.us/covid, this website will have the most current information. If your student tests positive for COVID you may email your student’s teacher and myself, firstname.lastname@example.org. Depending on the time of day, I will either call you that same day or the next business day, to discuss when your student may return to school.
As always if you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me.
Your Partner in Health,
Gillian Sampson, RN
What to Do If...
Love & Logic Classes
Attention all parents and caregivers! Are you interested in learning a loving and balanced approach to handling your kids? Check out Love and Logic Classes. This style will show you how to practice discipline without losing love and respect. The classes start on October 3rd at East Forsyth High School. Dinner and childcare provided! Check out the flyer for more specific info.
Holiday Season Assistance
The holiday season is sneaking up on us! If you are in need of support this year, please check out the flyer about how to qualify for the Holiday House. Let Ms. Rounds or Mrs. Vargas know if you have any questions!
PTO News & Events
NEW Spiritwear for Fall/Winter!
We are so excited to offer a new round of spirit wear, perfect for cooler temps! Pre-order will close October 12th. Adult and Youth hoodies are $32 and long sleeve t-shirts are $20. XS-3X sizes available.
Shop on Amazon to Support the PTO
AmazonSmile is a simple way for families and friends to support our PTO every time you shop, at no cost to you. AmazonSmile will donate 0.5% of your eligible purchases to our PTO, helping to fund many programs at New Hope!
Amazon has made this program MUCH easier, as it is now a setting you can simply turn on within your app, and then the app takes care of the rest. No more having to visit a separate website first. For instructions on how to get started, please visit the PTO website here
Yearbooks On Sale Now!
Please visit www.NewHopeYearbook.com to purchase yearbooks, 5th Grade Tributes and find answers to frequently asked yearbook related questions! Fifth grade tributes must be submitted by November 1st.
Around Our Community
The Sound of Music
The FoCAL Center, in conjunction with Bellissimo Theatre Company, is proud to announce the first community theatre FoCAL Main Stage Production of the classical Rodgers and Hammerstein musical, The Sound of Music!
The Sound of Music will win the hearts of the FoCAL audiences with this inspirational story, based on the memoir of Maria Augusta Trapp, following a young nun in-training who serves as governess to the seven children of the authoritative Captain von Trapp, bringing music and joy to the household. As the forces of Nazism take hold of Austria, Maria and the entire von Trapp family must make a moral decision. The Sound of Music features the classics… Climb Every Mountain, My Favorite Things, Do Re Mi, and Sixteen Going on Seventeen to name a few.
Free Internet Safety Night Event
There will be an Internet Safety Night for our community on October 6 at North Forsyth High School. A free dinner will be served, beginning at 5:30 pm and the speakers will start at 6:15 pm. Keynote speaker, Doug Crawford from Protect Young Eyes, will speak on the digital nature of kids. There will also be three excellent breakout speakers as well:
- Detective Renee Mittenmeyer from the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Department Internet Crimes Against Children team
- Todd Shirley from the School Safety Department
- Sgt. Brain Chatham from the Forsyth County Narcotics Division and Johns Creek/ Forsyth Drug Task Force
Please note: the nature of the presentations are not necessarily appropriate for young children, but child care will be available.
Please RSVP at https://forms.office.com/r/epa1fAFCWR