News from the Nest
New Hope Elementary School
Dates to Know!
MAY 1 - MAY 5 - MILESTONES TESTING (4TH GRADE) NO VISITORS IN THE BUILDING
MAY 1 - SCHOOL PRINCIPAL APPRECIATION DAY
MAY 1 - SOARIN' REGISTRATION OPENS FOR '23-'24
MAY 5 - ALL LIBRARY BOOKS DUE
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 17 - RISING K ICE CREAM SOCIAL, 4PM
MAY 18 - 5th GRADE FIELD TRIP TO CHATTANOOGA
MAY 18 - SPEECH PATHOLOGIST APPRECIATION DAY
MAY 24 - 5th GRADE WALK, 9AM
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 May 1-5 (No lunch visitors)
Monday: Popcorn Chicken Rice Bowl, Veggie Chick’n Nugget Rice Bowl , PBJ, Turkey & Cheese Sub, Chef Salad, Veggie Salad
Tuesday: Cheese Lasagna/ Pasta with Sauce, Veggie Pinwheel, PBJ, Buffalo Chicken Wrap, Buffalo Chicken Salad, Veggie Salad
Wednesday: Nachos (Beef, Cheese), Veggie Garden Burger, PBJ, Taco Salad, Veggie Salad
Thursday: All American Burger (Beef), Black Bean Burger, Yogurt/ Muffin Munchable, PBJ, Chef Salad, Veggie Salad
Friday: Mini Cheese Calzones, Veggie Pinwheel (Broccoli, Cheese), PBJ
Week of May 8-12
Monday: Popcorn Chicken, Veggie Chik’n Nuggets, PBJ, Turkey & Cheese Sub, Turkey Chef Salad, Veggie Salad
Field Day Classes (K-2): Yogurt Muffin Munchable, PBJ
Tuesday: Hot Ham & Cheese Sandwich, Grilled Cheese Sandwich, Chicken Tender Wrap, PBJ, Chicken Tender Salad, Veggie Salad
Field Day Classes (3-5): Yogurt Muffin Munchable, PBJ
Wednesday: Nachos (Beef, Cheese), Black Bean Burger, PBJ, Taco Salad, Veggie Salad
Thursday: All-American Burger (Beef), Veggie Garden Burger, Yogurt/ Muffin Munchable, PBJ, Chef Salad, Veggie Salad
Friday: Cheese Quesadilla 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, MAY 1- MAY 5.**
PLEASE NOTE - EARLY CHECKOUTS MUST BE BEFORE 1:45PM
Transportation Change Form
Registration Opens May 1
May 8-12 is Teacher Appreciation Week!
Look What You've Done!
PTO Feedback Survey - Please Complete
It's hard to believe we are in our final weeks of our very first year here at New Hope -- what an amazing year we've had! So many of you have helped volunteer your time, your money, and your energy to make this year a success. We are so grateful to each of you and hope to ask one more favor of you.
Would you mind taking a few minutes to give us some feedback on our efforts this year? We always want New Hope to be a place where every voice is represented, and so we'd love to hear from YOU on what you thought worked, what didn't, and what you'd like to see changed. Thank you so much in advance for your help and we hope you have a wonderful end to the school year!
The survey can be found here and will remain open until Friday, May 5th.
Milestone Testing Information
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 .
Yearbooks Will Arrive Soon!!
Yearbooks are scheduled to arrive around May 17. We hope to distribute soon after that.
We are offering 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.