Title I Friday Parent Newsletter - 9/4/20
Mark Your Calendar
September 7, 2020
Labor Day - NO SCHOOL
September 18, 2020
First Play 2 Learn class for enrolled child(ren) and parent/caregiver
September 29, 2020 - DATE CHANGE
Annual Title I Parent Meeting
6:00 - 7:00 pm zoom meeting
Parents, we need your attendance!
A zoom link will be emailed to all parents a day before the meeting, please plan to join us on September, 29th.
October 8-12, 2020
Fall Break - NO SCHOOL
First Varsity Football Home Game for Shiloh HS is TODAY, gates open at 6:30pm
The Shiloh HS football stadium has been reduced to 30% capacity, so we highly encourage families to purchase tickets online now. Below you will find the link for purchasing tickets and our COVID -19 policy.
Shiloh Generals vs Mountain View Bears, September. 4, 2020 at 7:30pm
Ticket Link: https://gofan.co/app/school/GA4580
Cost: $7 We are no longer accepting cash.
Game Day information:
- Gates open at 6:30pm
- Restrooms are located behind the stands near concessions. Please see any event staff if you are in need of any assistance or with concerns regarding the premises.
- Concessions will be sold and we ask that everyone follow the 6ft. social distancing guidelines as set forth throughout the stadium.
- We encourage everyone to wear a mask while they are attending the game.
- All seating will be marked with an X every 6 feet. We encourage ALL families to sit in pods of 6 and practice social distancing from other guests.
- Middle school aged students are required to be accompanied and supervised by an adult for entry into the game. No exceptions.
- GCPS employees are allowed free entry into the game. If a GCPS employee has family or friends with them, they are required to purchase tickets.
Play 2 Learn Program at Shiloh Elementary
We are excited to announce that Shiloh Elementary will be offering a FREE program
called Play 2 Learn, for ages birth to 5 along with a parent or guardian!
Shiloh ES will be offering this new class once a week, every Friday from 8:30am - 10:00am starting September 18th and going through May. You do not have to live in our school district to register, you just need to live anywhere in Gwinnett county.
** During this time of Covid-19, parent/caregiver has the choice between Digital OR In-Person instruction for the Play 2 Learn class. Digital instruction will be every Friday, 8:30-9:00 am and In-Person instruction will be every Friday, 9:00-10:00 am. Once the time comes where digital is no longer an option for GCPS students, the Play 2 Learn class will go back to In-Person instruction only, 8:30-10:00 am every Friday.
Please call Vicki Diaz in our front office at 770-736-2129 to add you and your child's name to the class list.
Click the link to watch a video about the new Play 2 Learn program.
SPACE IS LIMITED to 20 registrations, call now to reserve your spot!
My name is Daniela Uribe, a member of the Hatch Learning teaching team and a student at Stanford University! I attended Centerville Elementary School all 6 years, and it is with the fondness that I have for this school that I am reaching out regarding a remote extracurricular class for your K-2 student.
Hatch Learning, a Stanford University-based education institute, is offering a 10-week course on computational thinking (the foundation of computer science problem-solving) for young students. The course uses the innovative PockeTurtle curriculum, designed by Stanford Artificial Intelligence professor David Zhu and currently taught at thousands of schools throughout China, Korea, and Palo Alto.
The colorful, game-based curriculum uses a beginner-friendly web application to train children to fully visualize solutions by ‘teaching’, or programming, a turtle robot to solve stimulating problems. This fall, we will be running classes through video-conferencing, with each class consisting of one teacher and 4-5 students. My fellow 90+ teachers are students at Stanford, Princeton, Columbia, and many other elite universities, and all have extensive teaching experience.
CLICK HERE to choose a class that fits your schedule.
The registration deadline for students is September 23rd at 11:59pm PST!
Shiloh Elementary School Announcement
Parents, in your child's Digital Learning Packet, that you picked up on our Open House Day before the start of school, was a note card with your child's name and a bar code on it. Please be sure to keep this note card and send it to school with your child if they are doing in-person learning (Digital learners please still hang onto this note card for when your student does return to In-person)... this note card will be used daily for going through the lunch and breakfast lines and for checking out books in the library once a week, as well as checking out chrome books for our digital students. We are getting rid of the key pad system.
The Families First Coronavirus Response Act
The Families First Coronavirus Response Act includes a benefit called Pandemic-EBT (P-EBT) for children who received free or reduced-price school meals in the 2019-2020 school year, but their school is was closed.
If your family is currently receiving SNAP, you may not need to apply for P-EBT. We will make every attempt to match our SNAP records with information provided in the Department of Education files. The P-EBT amount for each eligible child is $256.50.
The P-EBT application was released on July 28, 2020. Applicants will have 60 days to request benefits before the application cycle cloases on Sept 25.
For state P-EBT general information email email@example.com
For state P-EBT general information phone number: 404-657-3433
Customer Contact Center (toll-free): 877-423-4746
Please click HERE for more information regarding the Pandemic-EBT benefit.
Do you need assistance or would you like to volunteer in your community during Covid-19?
As we all work together through this difficult time of Covid-19, the GwinnettCares.org website is currently designed to help you GET HELP, DONATE food and supplies, VOLUNTEER, and GIVE to local non-profits.
Families in Need, please call the Gwinnett Coalition Helpline at 770-995-3339 for referrals to the best resources.
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FoodFinder.org in GA
This website launched in May of 2014, it provides an easy way to search for free food resources in your area. This site was designed to help alleviate child hunger by providing a simple way to find food banks and other nearby food resources. FoodFinder.us
Reduced Rate Internet Service
Did you know that Comcast provides Internet service at a reduced rate for families that are a part of the National School Lunch Program? Read the information associated with this opportunity.
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Check our the Shiloh ES Title I Parent Center webpage
For more information, contact Vicki Diaz. The Parent Center is located across from the front office in room 1.101 and is open M-F, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM. - The Parent Center is temporarily closed at this time and will reopen when school is back in session.