Silk Hope PTA Quarterly Newsletter

Spring 2021 Edition

Introducing Our PTA Executive Members

We are excited about this school year and look forward to supporting the school, teachers, and students at Silk Hope School. Please come join us on this journey and help our Eagles soar to new heights!

PTA MEETING will be on April 22nd at 6:30 pm

Come join the fun! We are looking for members! Lots of hands...make light work!

Here is the link to join SILK HOPE PTA.

The Silk Hope Elementary School PTA provides parents, teachers, and members of our community the opportunity to unite to improve our children's lives at school and in our community.

The goal of the PTA and the PTA Advisory Board is to align our fundraising and spending with the academic goals identified by the School Improvement Team. This committee identifies many unmet financial needs of our school. Some examples of these include books, classroom supplies, teacher workshops, art and music supplies, athletic uniforms and equipment, field trips, various club needs, and playground equipment and maintenance to the school.


$10 Single membership

$20 Family membership with $5 concession punch card

Being a member gives you voting privileges and gives you the right to make suggestions. A portion of the money goes to Silk Hope School PTA and the remainder is sent to the National and State PTA.

We Need PTA Advisory Board Representatives For Next Year
Each homeroom class has a parent representative who is a member of the PTA Advisory Board (parent PTA representatives must be paid PTA members). The PTA Advisory Board meets once a month in the evening. They make decisions about fundraising and decide what budget requests go to the full PTA meeting for a vote. The Advisory Board cannot approve any spending over $1000.00 without taking it to the General PTA for a vote.

If you are interested in being an Advisory Board representative, talk with your child's teacher. We need you!


Box Tops for Education

All you need is your phone! Download the Box Tops app, shop as you normally would, then use the app to scan your store receipt within 14 days of purchase. The app will identify Box Tops products on your receipt and automatically credit your school’s earnings online. Twice a year, your school will receive a check and can use that cash to buy whatever it needs!

Spirit Wear

Coming Soon!!!

There will be an online Spirit Wear Store available soon. You will be able to order items such as shirts, blankets, hoodies, etc. with the Silk Hope Logo. There will be options to pick up your items at M2Graphics (in Pittsboro) or deliver them to your home. A portion of your purchases will be donated back to the school.

T-Shirt Sale

Currently, the Silk Hope PTA is having a discount sale on Silk Hope T-Shirts! There is a limited quantity in each size and color. Get one while supplies last for only $10! Checks can be made out to the SH PTA. Linked below is the flyer to order your SHS shirts! Get them while they last at this low price!

T-Shirt Flyer - Order Form

Donate and shop at the PTA Thrift Shop

The Chatham PTA Thrift Store is a non-profit organization with profits going back to the schools of Chatham County, NC. (Siler City, Pittsboro, and Cole Park Plaza locations).

Worknights at the PTA Thrift Store

We have 3 up-coming work-nights for March. They are:

March 9th, 18th, and 23rd

Our work-nights will start at 5:45 pm and end at 7:45. We can only have 6 volunteers per night. All volunteers must wear face masks and have their temperature checked upon arrival due to COVID-19 rules and regulations. We are only allowing adults to work until restrictions are lifted. Please help us spread the word. Interested volunteers may contact us if they have additional questions or are willing to help us out!

AmazonSmile is a simple way for you to support your favorite charitable organization every time you shop, at no cost to you. AmazonSmile is available at on your web browser and can be activated in the Amazon Shopping app for iOS and Android phones. When you shop at AmazonSmile, you’ll find the exact same prices, selection and shopping experience as, with the added benefit that AmazonSmile will donate 0.5% of your eligible purchases to the charity of your choice. Visit, sign in with your credentials and select “Silk Hope Elementary School PTA.”

Harris Teeter VIC Card

Linking your school to your Harris Teeter VIC Card is easy!

** If you are not yet a member of My Harris Teeter, please sign up for an account so you can link your VIC card. VIC Cards must be linked yearly.

Coffee & Conversation with the Ps

Please join Mrs. Brady-Andrew, SHS Principal, and Mrs. Leysath, PTA President, for our virtual coffee and conversations on March 29. Our goal is to facilitate connections and conversations that will help us work together to support SHS students. There will be a topic each quarter that we hope will help our students thrive at home, at school, and in our community. In addition, we want to hear from you. Use this form to submit any topics you would like to learn more about and any questions you have (please submit by March 15). We will look for patterns and similarities from the requests we receive when choosing a topic for Coffee and Conversations. It is our hope that we can continue to strengthen the strong home/school relationship that has been a pillar at Silk Hope School for generations.

Our first topic will be announced prior to March 29 but go ahead and mark your calendar. You’ll want to grab your cup of coffee, or a bottle of water if you prefer, and join us as we work together to support the children of Silk Hope School. We look forward to chatting with you.

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Teacher/Staff Recognition

We want to recognize the extraordinary efforts teachers and staff are making to help all our kids grow. Here is just one of many ways to show your appreciation. Kind words can go a long way during times of stress. Please click here to give an SHS Staff member a shoutout.