News from the Nest
New Hope Elementary School
Dates to Know!
APR. 14 - DENMARK SPRING FLING, 5-7PM
APR. 17 - LOST & FOUND PICK UP DAY, 8:30AM-6PM
APR. 17-21 - SPRING BOOK FAIR
APR. 18 - PTO GENERAL MEETING, 9:30AM, CAFETERIA
APR. 20-21 - FAMILY NIGHT AT BOOK FAIR, 4-6:30PM
APR. 20-21 - LION KING SPRING MUSICAL, 7PM
APR. 24- MAY 5 - MILESTONES TESTING (GRADES 3-5) NO VISITORS IN THE BUILDING
APR. 26 - ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT APPRECIATION DAY
APR. 28 - MEDIA SPECIALIST APPRECIATION DAY
MAY 1 - SCHOOL PRINCIPAL APPRECIATION DAY
MAY 5 - CAFETERIA STAFF APPRECIATION DAY
MAY 8 - 12 - TEACHER APPRECIATION WEEK
MAY 8 - FIELD DAY, GRADES K-2
MAY 8 - LAST DAY TO ORDER BIRTHDAY ICE CREAM
MAY 9 - FIELD DAY, GRADES 3-5
MAY 10 - SCHOOL NURSE APPRECIATION DAY
MAY 10 - HOUSE SPIRIT DAY (WEAR HOUSE SHIRT OR COLOR)
MAY 11 - RISING KINDERGARTEN ORIENTATION, 5PM
MAY 16 - ACCELERATED MATH TESTING, 5th GRADE
MAY 18 - 5th GRADE FIELD TRIP TO CHATTANOOGA
MAY 18 - SPEECH PATHOLOGIST APPRECIATION DAY
MAY 24 - 5th GRADE PROMOTION CEREMONY, 6:30PM, DHS AUDITORIUM
MAY 25 - LAST DAY OF SCHOOL, EARLY RELEASE 11:50
What's For Lunch?
Week of April 17-21
Monday: Chicken Nuggets, Veggie Chick’n Nuggets , PBJ, Turkey & Cheese Sub, Turkey Chef Salad, Veggie Salad
Tuesday: Macaroni & Cheese, Garden Veggie Burger, PBJ, Chicken Tender Wrap, Chicken Tender Salad, Veggie Salad
Wednesday: Nachos (Beef, Cheese), Garlic Mozzarella Pull-Aparts, PBJ, Taco Salad, Veggie Salad
Thursday: All American Burger (Beef), Black Bean Burger, Yogurt/ Muffin Munchable, PBJ, Chef Salad, Veggie Salad
Friday: Breaded Mozzarella Sticks, Veggie Pinwheel (Broccoli, Cheese), PBJ
Week of April 24-28 (No lunch visitors)
Monday: Chicken Sandwich, Garden Veggie Burger, PBJ, Turkey & Cheese Sub, Turkey Chef Salad, Veggie Salad
Tuesday: Brunch for Lunch (Eggs, Chicken, Biscuit), Veggie Pinwheel, Grilled Chicken Wrap, PBJ, California Salad, Veggie Salad
Wednesday: Nachos (Beef, Cheese), Black Bean Burger, PBJ, Taco Salad, Veggie Salad
Thursday: All- Beef Hotdog, Veggie Chik’n Nuggets, Yogurt/ Muffin Munchable, PBJ, Chef Salad, Veggie Salad
Friday: Pizza, Veggie Pinwheel (Broccoli & Cheese), PBJ
Please note: Availability of food, early release days and special school situations may require changes in menus without notice.
Please Fund Meals Before May 1
There will be NO CHARGING allowed for student meals beginning May 1, 2023.
Please check account balances to determine the funds needed for meals for the remainder of this school year. To ensure your child can continue to enjoy school meals or to clear your student’s account of any negative balances, please send a payment (cash or check) to the school cafeteria or you may visit www.MyPaymentsPlus.com, to make a payment online.
Remember to note your child’s Student ID on your check or to include it with cash in an envelope. We accept Free and Reduced Applications each school day.
Options for account balances: Money on customer accounts will automatically carry forward to the assigned school for the new academic year. If your child is leaving the district or they are graduating you may transfer the funds to another sibling’s account, donate the funds, or request a refund. For the Donation/Transfer/Refund procedure go to the link below:
Last Day to Order Birthday Ice Cream - May 8
The last day to order Birthday Ice Cream for this school year is Monday, May 8. We will continue to distribute ice cream until the last day of school, however we need order placed to ensure there is enough ice cream in stock.
The cost is $35 per class/$15 for SI and Pre-K classes. Birthday ice cream may not be purchased using money on your child's lunch account, but instead is purchased using your Mypaymentsplus.com account (under the Activities tab). Please purchase birthday ice cream at least 2 school days in advance of when you would like the class to have the ice cream.
Questions? Contact Gwenna Brooks at firstname.lastname@example.org
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!
**NO LUNCH VISITORS DURING MILESTONES TESTING, APRIL 24- MAY 5.**
PLEASE NOTE - EARLY CHECKOUTS MUST BE BEFORE 1:45PM
Transportation Change Form
Spring Book Fair Begins Next Week
Our spring book fair kicks off Monday April 17 and runs all week. Students will preview the book fair and also shop with their class. However, we will also offer two Family Nights at the Book Fair on April 20-21 from 4:30-6PM before the Lion King performances. You may also shop online from April 17-21. Please see the info below as well as the information your child brings home.
** PLEASE NOTE: All orders will be charged 7% sales tax. If you are sending in cash or check, please send enough to cover sales tax.
Spring Book Fair Volunteers Needed!
Our fall book fair was a great success. Our Nighthawks loved it! But we need your help to make this happen again. If you are able to volunteer for a shift, or even part of a shift, please sign up here!
Last Chance for Lost & Found!
After Family Night at the Book Fair, Stay to See Lion King Kids!
Calling All 4th and 5th Grade Artists!
Forsyth County Elementary School's Skin Safety Awareness Poster Contest is now open to all 4th and 5th grade students. Please send in your poster to Nurse G by Monday, April 24. For rules and contest information please click here. Winners prizes include:
a. The Grand Prize Winner receives a check for $250 and has their poster published in the Forsyth County News,
b. The two Runner Ups will receive a $50 check,
c. The School Nurse of the Grand prize winner will receive a gift basket of product from Olansky Dermatology & Aesthetics and a gift card for Aesthetic Center Services worth $100.
May 8-12 is Teacher Appreciation Week!
Milestone Testing Information
Georgia Milestones End of Grade (EOG) Assessments will take place for 3rd, 4th and 5th graders at the end of April and beginning of May. Please make sure your children attend school on these days to avoid having to make-up the tests at another time.
During testing days, there will be no classroom or media center volunteers or lunch visitors. Thank you!
Rising Kindergarten Information!
Notes from Nurse G
Picking Up Medication
If your child has medication in the clinic, it must be picked up by an adult before 10:30 AM on May 25, 2023 (last day of school.) Medications may be picked up during school hours, it is best to come in the mornings between 7:10 am – 8:00 am, as that is when the clinic is the slowest. Please understand if I am with a student at the time of your arrival, I will not be able to return the medication to you until I have completed that student’s care. If for some reason, you are unable to pick up before the last day of school, please let me know before May 15 so we can make arrangements accordingly. Any medications left in the clinic AFTER 10:30AM on May 25 will be disposed of per county and FDA regulations.
Student Health Conditions for 23-24 School Year
Health condition care plans are only valid for one school year. New care plan documents will be required for the 23-24 school year. These are available on the New Hope website. Once on the website, go to the Student Services tab and select School Nurse. When my page opens, click on forms and you may will be able to find the health condition form appropriate for your child. (Or click here to go straight to the forms page) If medication is needed for your child, a Request for Administration of Medication form must be completed (one for each medication). You may print these and drop them off or send them electronically to your child’s physician. Please make sure all forms are signed and dated AFTER Memorial Day (May 29) to be valid for the 23-24 school year. These forms are the same forms needed for all grades, so if you have a rising 6th grader with health concerns, you may use these same forms for middle school. Please bring the completed forms and medications to the clinic at Open House.
As always if you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to email me at Gsampson@forsyth.k12.ga.us .
Yearbook Wait List
Did you miss the yearbook deadline? All books are sold, but we will offer a waitlist for any overrun copies we receive from the printer.
Here is the link to purchase a waitlist overrun opportunity ->
Jostens Yearbook Link
**A refund will be issued if you do not receive a yearbook from the waitlist.
NOT SURE IF YOU HAVE PURCHASED A YEARBOOK?
Search your email for the phrase--> Jostens Order Confirmation # <--Copy and Paste phrase as your email search.
If you are unable to locate your confirmation email, please call 1-877-767-5217 and Press 1 to speak with a Jostens customer service representative. Once connected, please ask to verify your 2023 yearbook purchase. Jostens Customer service is available Monday-Friday 9am - 6pm EST.
Around Our Community
Denmark Community Spring Fling
Visions Art Show
Cumming Parks and Rec Summer Programs
Denmark HS Feeder Softball Team - Rising 6th graders
Attention all parents! Do you have a daughter that enjoys playing softball? Denmark's softball feeder team is starting up in a few months and we would love to have you join us! All positions are currently open. Please scan the QR code to sign up or email Coach Coram (email@example.com) if you have any questions.
FCHS Cheer Camp Info
Registration will open on April 1st! 😊 There will be Kona Ice on the last day of camp and all camp participants will be invited to cheer a quarter of a Varsity Football game with the FCHS Varsity Football Cheerleaders!
Huntington Learning Center
Movement Martial Arts Summer Camps
Whitlow STEM Summer Camp
Whitlow is so excited to offer STEM Camp to Kindergarten-6th Grade students this summer! Students will get to participate in a variety of creative experiences in science, engineering, technology and math. Camp will take place June 5-8, 2023. Full day or half day sessions are available. Please visit Whitlow's website for more information! Registration will close on May 5th at the end of the business day. Don’t delay, register today!