Shiloh Point Elementary

October 2018 Newsletter

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A Letter from Mr. Hershey

Dear Parent or Guardian,

Welcome back from fall break! I hope that all of you got to spend some quality family time and were able to get some R & R.

I want to say thank you for the amazing contributions that you have made through our Read-a-thon fundraiser. We can't say thank you enough to all of our parent volunteers, staff, and students for making it a huge success. All contributions that were collected will be designated towards our Z-space laptops (already ordered!) and professional learning.

One of the things that we have gone back to this year is implementation of a "monthly mindset." My belief is that one of the most important components of learning develops from establishing not only academic skills, but also growing soft skills such as self-awareness skills, self-management skills, social skills, building relationships, and decision-making skills. This framework is supported through the work of CASEL (Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning.) At Shiloh Point, we strive to create that feeling of working together to support each other in our growth. You may have heard your students use phrases like "We are Connected" or "100% Accountable," but what do these phrases really mean and how do we use them in partnership to make sure that we are not only building academic skills, but also the soft skills in our students that are necessary for them to be productive citizens. Please read the summary of all of The 7 Mindsets by clicking here. There is a brief description of each mindset as well as specific things that you can do to support your child at home. If you have any questions about the 7 Mindsets, please feel free to contact either one of our counselors, Kevin Harris or Kristi Logan.

As always, please do not hesitate to reach out to me should you need anything. We are here to serve your family. Thank you for all of your continued support as we partner to develop our students.


Derrick Hershey



Parent Corner

The 7 Mindsets - 100% Accountable

This month, Shiloh Point will focus on the mindset "100% Accountable." The 100% Accountable mindset teaches the importance of being responsible for our own happiness and success. Being 100% Accountable means deciding not to be victims of the past and recognizing that the future is not predetermined, so our lives are what we choose in the present moment and each one moving forward. In these lessons, we help students focus on recognizing our fears and excuses. This mindset is about the importance of breaking down barriers and taking responsibility for our thoughts and actions. It also allows us to free our minds and focus our energy on taking the critical steps towards our goals. Click here to read more.

Have you listened to our podcast yet?

We will be posting podcasts on a monthly basis to partner with you on hot topics with the development of your students. Click here for more information.

Volunteer to Read

Please consider volunteering to read to Shiloh Point's kindergarten and 1st grade students. We are looking for volunteers to sign up for a 30 minute time slot to read to a small group of students. We will have books available for you to read or you can bring your own favorites to share. Please note that this is not an opportunity to read to your own child, but to children chosen by the teacher. If you would like to read specifically in your own child's classroom, please reach out to your child's teacher directly for volunteer opportunities.


WATCH D.O.G.S. is one of the nation’s largest and most respected school-based, family, and community engagement, organizations in the country. In 1998, the very first WATCH D.O.G.S. program launched at Gene George Elementary in Springdale, AR. Today, more than 6,450 schools across the country have launched a WATCH D.O.G.S. program of their own. Each school year hundreds of thousands of fathers and father-figures make a positive impact on millions of children by volunteering millions of hours in their local schools through this amazing one-of-a-kind program.

To learn more about WATCH D.O.G.S., click here

  • To sign up for the WATCHDOG program at Shiloh, use the sign up link below:


Upcoming Events

Book Fair - Oct. 1-5

Fall Picture Orders are due October 5th

Proofs went home prior to Fall Break. Orders are due to the school by October 5th.


BYOT iRun This year’s iRun will take place Saturday, October 6th, at Shiloh Point. To learn more about this cause, click here. Please join the Shiloh Point team by registering for the race. For more information, please contact Shiloh Point's team captain Sandra Bice at

Box Tops Collection - Oct. 8-12

Help us raise $2,500 to purchase a new sound system for the cafeteria by clipping your Box Tops Labels!
Top class from each grade will win a party!
Volunteers needed to cut and count box tops!

Student Led Conferences

October 17th & 18th - Student Led Conferences (School dismisses at 11:50 am)

October 19th - Staff Professional Learning (No school for students)

Soup'n'Such - October 17th

(drop off food prior to 9am)
Our annual Soup-N-Such is soon, and we would love to spoil our wonderful staff and teachers with some yummy soups during Fall conferences! Please check out the Sign Up Genius link below! Thanks so much!!/showSignUp/10c0d45a9aa22a6f58-teachers

Bus Driver Appreciation Week - Oct 22-26

Please let our bus drivers know how much they mean to you and your students. Surprise them with a hand-made card or something special!

Red Ribbon Week - Oct 22-26

"Life is your journey. Travel drug free." Click here to learn more about Red Ribbon. More information coming soon!

Spirit Night - October 24th 5:00-7:00pm

Join Shiloh staff at Chick-fil-A for our Spirit Night. A portion of the proceeds will be given back to the school.

Multicultural Night - November 2

Join us on November 2nd for our annual Multicultural night!
If you are interested in participating, please contact Lisa or Cyndi by October 8th.
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PTO Information

We cannot thank our PTO for all of it's hard work and dedication to making Shiloh Point a better place. If you have not yet joined, please do so as soon as possible as an easy way to support our school. For more information on our PTO, please click here to go directly to their webpage.


Afterschool Activities

Kid Chess, K-5th Graders

Kid Chess After School Club Registration is Open.

Chess Makes You Smart – We Make it FUN!

Register online at or call 770.575.5802.

Fine Arts Matter Club

Fine Arts Matter is offered to all students and will meet on Fridays beginning Sept. 8th.

Sign up online by clicking here.

Girls on the Run @ Shiloh Point

Please click here to learn more about fall registration for Girls on the Run.

Contact us for more information at or by calling 678-845-8216.

All Pro Dads

All Pro Dad’s Day provides an opportunity for dads to spend quality time with their children that will strengthen their relationship, as well as benefiting the child’s school and the entire community.

Meeting schedule for Shiloh Point 2018 - 2019 will be the 1st Friday of each month. Meeting times are 6:45 - 7:30 AM.

Oct - 5th
Nov - 2nd
Dec – 7th
Jan - 11th
Feb - 1st
March – 1st
No meeting in April (Spring Break)
May – 3rd


In the Community

Shaping and inspiring children for the future has always been a critical part of the Kiddie Academy vision, and our Life Essentials® curriculum brings it to life. At Kiddie Academy of Cumming, we’re here to care for, educate and encourage your child to do more and be more—not just while they’re with us, but all day, every single day. That’s our difference.

Business Partner Spotlight

Do you have a local business that would like to become a partner with Shiloh Point Elementary? Please contact Derrick Hershey at if interested.



Save the Date - Multicultural World Showcase - November 2

Please save the date for Shiloh's annual Multicultural Night on November 2nd to learn more about each other's culture. This is such a great event that you don't want to miss!