News from the Nest

New Hope Elementary School

Dates to Know!

SEPT. 26-30 - FALL BREAK (No School)







OCT. 19 & 20 - EARLY RELEASE, 11:50AM








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

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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

By now, you have shared with your teacher how your student(s) will be going home each day. If you ever need to change your child's afternoon transportation, either temporarily or permanently, please complete the online form located here and also on our website under the Quick Links section. Our office staff monitors all submissions and notifies teachers directly of any changes made. Changes must be made before 1pm.

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

Early Check Outs

If you need to check your child out of school early for a doctor or dentist appointment, please come to the front office with your photo ID. Please remember that our latest check out time is 1:45. No check outs are allowed after 1:45pm due to dismissal procedures beginning at that time. Thank you for planning accordingly.

Mandated Reporter Video - Please View Now

We are so happy to have volunteers in our school! Before you visit, however, please view the Forsyth County School's Mandated Reporter video. After viewing the video, you will need to complete the sign off form. We will be checking that this has been done for all visitors. Thank you for helping us keep our children safe in our schools! The video may be found here. After viewing, complete the sign off sheet here.

Watch D.O.G.S. Information

Couldn't make the Watch D.O.G.S. meeting this morning? Please visit the PTO website to receive information and sign-up!

Spring Musical Information

October Spirit Night

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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!

New Hope Elementary: Teacher Conference Snacks (

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

These 3 items can be picked up at the office. Also, please encourage your child to check the lost and found outside of the clinic for any lost jackets and water bottles. We have a lot as you can see from the picture below. Your child can check before or after lunch.
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Notes From Nurse G


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, this website will have the most current information. If your student tests positive for COVID you may email your student’s teacher and myself, 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

School Nurse

678-965-5101 x562106

What to Do If...

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Counseling Corner

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.

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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!

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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.

Store 1 — New Hope PTO

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 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

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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.

Tickets for The Sound of Music and for the complete 2022-23 FoCAL Main Stage Season are on sale now.

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

Partner in Education Program

We are so thankful for the local businesses who have joined our Partner in Education program. Their support makes such a difference and allows us to fund items in our media center and stem lab, host school events and provide items like playground balls, jump ropes, and more! If you own a business or know of a business who would like to support our school, please find the forms to join on our website here.
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