Shiloh Point Elementary

September 2018 Newsletter

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A Letter from Mr. Hershey

Dear Parent or Guardian,

Thank you for a great start to the school year. It is hard to believe that we have already been in school for 4 weeks!

Curriculum night was a great success! We hope that you enjoyed spending time getting to know your child's teacher and hearing all about the amazing things that are going on at Shiloh Point. At the PTO/Principal meeting, I shared about my thoughts about how important the partnership is between parents and school. To say it simple, our school would not be where it is without the partnership between our staff and our families. We cannot say thank you enough for all of your support, volunteer hours, donations, etc.

If you haven't done so already, please join the PTO as soon as you can. It is a direct way that you can impact the students and staff by giving back (which will ultimately go back to your family.) Funds from PTO membership as well as the Read-a-thon Fundraiser will go towards towards our new Z-space laptops to be used by all students in our STEM lab as well as staff professional learning. I can't think of a better way to support the students in our school than by investing directly in the growth of our teachers to continue to grow as professionals and learn new ideas/instructional strategies to better serve your children.

Please do not hesitate to reach out to me should you need anything. We are happy to serve you in any way to make a better experience for your child and your family.

Thank you again for partnering with us.


Derrick Hershey



The 7 Mindsets - We are Connected

This month, Shiloh Point will focus on the mindset "We are Connected." The We are Connected mindset teaches us that everyone who comes into our lives can help us to achieve and live our dreams. Working with, for, and through others is crucial to realizing our dreams. When you understand this and constantly seek the positives from relationships with others, your performance in every area of your life improves. In the lessons for this mindset, we help students explore synergies with others, embrace diversity, and relish the competition that will allow them to maximize their potential by working with and through others. Click here to learn more.


What's Happening at Shiloh Point?

Communication is the Key

Communication is extremely important to us as we know this is a critical part of the partnership between home and school. Below are a few ways that we communicate to parents:

  • Teacher Newsletter/Email (distribution list created by homeroom teacher)
  • Facebook (
  • Remind (text messages—to sign up, text “@shilohpt” to 81010
  • Campus Messenger (email --- please make sure that your contact information is correct within parent portal)
  • School-wide Monthly Newsletter (sent by Remind, Campus Messenger, and posted on Website)
  • School Webpage (

Visiting Shiloh Soon?

When you visit Shiloh Point, it is our policy that your check in with your identification. We do this for the safety of our students. Please make sure to bring your ID with you prior to coming on our campus so that we can get you checked in and on your way for your appointment, meeting, or visit with your child.

My Payments Plus

This year, we will be using My Payments Plus to pay for field trips, class t-shirts, etc. To learn more information about My Payments Plus, click here.


Upcoming Events

Read-A-Thon PTO Fundraiser - Sept. 6-19

This year Shiloh Point will be completing a Read-a-Thon for its major PTO fundraiser starting on September 6th. Funds raised from this event will be used primarily for technology called Z-space to enhance STEM instruction utilizing 3-d technology as well as Staff Professional Development. More information will be coming home soon!

Ready...Set...Read - Character Dress-Up Day September 6th

To Launch our Read-a-thon, we are going to have a character dress up day on September 6th. We will be celebrating National Read-a-book Day! Please join in on the fun as our staff and students will be having fun dressing up as their favorite book characters. (No masks please as we don't want to scare the children)


Individual picture will be taken and proofs will be sent home for you to view before you purchase.

PTO Movie Night - September 14th

Doors will open at 7:00pm and the movie "Ferdinand" will begin at 7:45pm. There will be concessions and Kona Ice available for purchase.
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Denmark Community - Parent Series September 17th

This year, Denmark Community will be hosting a Parent Series to communicate hot topics in our schools. The purpose of these series are to build a strong partnership between school and home. Please plan on joining our first Parent Series titled "Got Skills" on Monday, September 17th at Denmark High School in the auditorium from 6:30-7:30 pm.
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WATCHDOG DADS Kickoff Night - September 19th

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.

Shiloh Point will be launching this program this year as a way to continue to seek a partnership between parents and our school. This kick-off night will provide information about the event. Doors will open at 6:00pm for registration. Pizza and drinks will be provided.

Fall Break - September 24th-28th

Shiloh Point will be closed for Fall Break. Enjoy this time off with your family!

After-school Clubs begin on October 2nd

More information to come soon!


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

SAVE THE DATE - Multicultural World Showcase

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!
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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.

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

SFHS Basketball for 5th grade boys

Click here for more information.


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.