Hilltop Happenings from Dr. Bearden
It's Always a Great Day up on the Hill!
For the week of August 19, 2019
Each week, Hilltop Happenings will be saved and archived on the SHE website under the parent tab: (http://school.fultonschools.org/es/summithill/Pages/default.aspx
Follow Summit Hill ES on Twitter: @summithillhusky and Instagram: @summithillesmiltonga
Summit Hill PTO website is another great source of information for SHE families: SHE PTO or follow them on FB: https://www.facebook.com/SummitHillPTO/ or Twitter: @summithillpto. Click to see the SHE PTO Calendar of Events.
News about Fulton County Schools, including weather updates, transportation, and calendars can be accessed at www.fultonschools.org
SHE Families, this link will open a new spotlight feature of HH. Dr. Bearden will share pictures, stories, etc. of things happening at SHES. We hope that you enjoy this new feature and find it helpful in keeping you even more connected.
Save the Dates! Upcoming Events for SHE Families (Updated Weekly)
Every Friday is SHES Spirit Day: Wear SHE or House colors;
Monday, August 19th: Lunch Dates begin (More information below)
Tuesday, August 20th: SHE School Governance Council Meeting at 7 am in PTO room; All members of SHE community are welcome to attend.
Tuesday, August 20th: Katie Reeves Community Meeting at Cogburn Woods ES 9:30 am
Tuesday, August 20th: Cub Scout Recruitment in Cafeteria from 5 pm to 7 pm
Wednesday, August 21st: Katha Stewart Community Meeting at Sweet Apple ES at 9:30
Thursday, August 22nd: Parent University: See EVENTS below for more details.
Monday, August 26th: 4:30 pm in cafeteria; Kindergarten math standards update with Dr. Bearden.
Monday, August 26th: PK - 2nd grade Curriculum Night from 5 pm to 6 pm; Parents begin in classrooms;
Tuesday, August 27th: 4:30 pm in cafeteria; Kindergarten math standards update with Dr. Bearden.
Tuesday, August 27th: 3rd - 5th grade Curriculum Night from 5 pm to 6 pm; Parents begin in classrooms;
Monday, September 2nd: Labor Day. FCS holiday. No school for staff or students.
Tuesday, September 3rd: SHE Full Release Day for students; This day is a professional learning day for teachers and students do not come to school this day.
Thursday, September 5th: Watch D.O.G.S. Pizza event for all SHES dads and students. At 6 pm, Dads of Great Students invite SHE dads and their kids to a pizza party to learn more about the Watch D.O.G.S. program. At SHE, we love our Watch D.O.G.S.! (Read more about Watch D.O.G.S. at https://dadsofgreatstudents.com
Calendar Updated Weekly
NEW INFORMATION for This Week's Hilltop Happenings
Families, This button will open information on the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). Please read as the deadline for Opt Out is August 30th. If you have any questions, contact AP Burns at BurnsMB@fultonschools.org
SHE LUNCH DATES BEGIN MONDAY, AUGUST 19th
Beginning Monday, August 19th, you or family members are welcome to join your child(ren) for a Lunch Date. Please reference the lunch schedule through the link. When you arrive, please sign the LUNCH DATE sign-in and place a yellow LUNCH DATE sticker where it is visible for staff. Please wait in the cafeteria rotunda for your child(ren). You are welcome to bring lunch or eat a school lunch. Adult prices apply. We do ask that only your child join you on the stage for your Lunch Date.
FYI: There are times when the stage is closed for lunch dates and these times will be announced in advance. Please respect when we cannot allow lunch dates and abide by the times, as listed.
Bus and Carpool Information
Transportation is very important and sometimes tricky. Please take the time to review transportation with your student. Also, if your transportation will change, for daycare purposes only, we ask that you send a note with your child. This note should be dropped by your child at the front office first thing in the morning. For safety purposes, Mrs. Shenk will call to verify transportation changes with you and then deliver all notes to the teachers.
Bus: Students, who ride the bus, will arrive between 7:10 and 7:25 am.
1. Cars should not enter the bus lane prior to 7:25. Once all buses have been unloaded, a SHE staff member will indicate that the bus lane is open for car pool drop-off.
2. When using the bus lane, please drive slowly and pull forward to our staff, who will assist your child(ren) in unloading.
3. As you exit the bus lane lot, please use extreme caution at the 3-way stop as the car pool lane is also exiting.
4. The bus lane is not available for afternoon dismissal.
Download FCS "Here Comes the Bus" app for the most up to date information on your child's bus and bus route!
Carpool: All students, who arrive and depart using carpool, need a carpool number (assigned by family). If you have not picked up your PINK carpool number, please park and walk inside to the front desk. You will need to show your identification to the front office staff. This year's family carpool number will be your family carpool number as long as you are at SHE.
AM Carpool: 7:10 to 7:40 am
1. Please drive slowly, always have your pink carpool number clearly displayed, and stay in your car as you drive forward. We have staff assigned to help your child(ren) to unload and it is not safe for you to get out of your car during carpool.
2. Unless there is a special circumstance, please use the carpool lane for drop off rather than parking and walking your student(s) to the front of the building.
3. After 7:25, watch for a SHE staff member to indicate that the bus lane is open for morning carpool. The same safety rules apply for carpool in the bus lane.
PM Carpool: 2:20 to 2:35 pm
1. If you arrive early, when weather permits, please do not leave your car idling.
2. Please have your pink family carpool number clearly displayed for staff.
3. Please remain in the carpool line for pick up. It is safer for all children, if you remain in the carpool line and allow staff to assist in loading your students for pickup. Once we begin carpool dismissal at 2:20, it moves faster if all parents remain in your car and drive through. The last child is typically loaded no later than 2:35.
4. If you do need to check out your child, for an afternoon apt., we ask that you do so prior to 2:00 pm.
SHE Daily Announcements in a Variety of Areas, Which Families Need to Know. New Information Will Always Be Listed First and Older Information Will Follow, in case you missed it in an earlier newsletter.
On Full Release Days, students do not attend school and SHES staff are involved in professional development to enhance their teaching skill sets, instructional practices, and/or their pedagogy. We appreciate your flexibility and support!
#SHEShares: We work to provide our students with community service opportunities.
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Summit Hill Elementary School Governance Council (SGC)
The purpose of the School Governance Council is to provide parents, school, staff, and community members with a leadership role in the management of the school.
The School Governance Council is a governing body that is representative
of the community and the school, but operates under the control and
management of the Board of Education. The Council is responsible for
making decisions regarding the strategic direction of the school including:
a.) Approve the school strategic plan and updates
b.) Approve the annual budget and annual resource allocations
c.) Manage the Request for Flexibility process
d.) Participate in hiring the principal (in case of a vacancy)
e.) Provide annual feedback on principal performance
SGC meetings are held the first Tuesday of every month @ 7 am in the PTO room. All are welcome to attend. After each meeting, minutes and agenda for the next month will be posted on the SHE website.
If you would like more information about the SGC work and/or meetings, visit our SHE website:. http://school.fultonschools.org/es/summithill/Pages/School-Governance-Council-(SGC).aspx
SHE Parent-Teacher Organization (PTO)
Summit Hill Elementary is very lucky to have such a wonderful community and the PTO offers monetary and volunteer support to keep our staff/students equipped with the best learning experiences possible. SHE loves our PTO support!! If you have not already done so, please consider joining the PTO. There are different levels of membership and every membership is vital to the PTO and its work. Find out more about the PTO and how you can join at:
PTO CoPresidents: Kristen Vasser and Kelly Cravens
SHES Website Links-All In One Place
Below are the links to access SHES websites and/or newsletters.
GRADE LEVEL WEBSITES:
1st Grade: https://summithill1stgrade.weebly.com/
2nd Grade: summithill2ndgradeweebly.com
3rd Grade: www.thirdgradeshe.weebly.com
4th Grade: www.she4thgrade.weebly.com
5th Grade: 5th grade Website
SHES Media Center Newsletter:
SHE Talented and Gifted:
Follow us on Twitter: @SummitHillTAG
TAG Website: http: http://shetagoverview.weebly.com/
SHES Advanced Strategies Lab (Ms. Leeson)
SHES Chorus (Ms. Goldfuss, 2018-19 SHE Teacher of the Year:
Follow SHE Chorus on Twitter @HuskyHarmonies
FCS Board member, Katie Reeves, Community Meeting
Tuesday, Aug. 20th, 9:30am
13080 Cogburn Road
Please join Board Member Katie Reeves, District 2, for her community meeting.
The meeting will be held on Tuesday, May 14th, at Cogburn Woods ES in the Media Center at 9:30.
AGENDA: Forthcoming; For more information see links below:
FCS Board member, Katha Stewart, Community Meeting
Wednesday, Aug. 21st, 9:30am
12025 Etris Road
Please join Board Member Katha Stuart, District 2, for her monthly community meeting.
at Sweet Apple ES at 9:30
for more information, see links below:
SHE Parent University: Understanding Units of Study (UOS) for Reading and Writing and How You Can Help Support at Home
Thursday, Aug. 22nd, 9-10:30pm
Summit Hill Elementary School, 13855 Providence Road, Milton, GA 30004
Join staff in the media center at 9 am for our SHE Parent University. We will help you understand the Units of Study for Reading and Writing, as well as the Georgia Standards of Excellence. In addition, you will receive information on how you can support your child(ren) at home. We hope that you will join us for the Parent University.
Agenda and more information coming soon.
RSVPs are enabled for this event.
SHE Curriculum Night for PK thru 2nd from 5 to 6 pm; Details Forthcoming
Monday, Aug. 26th, 5pm
Summit Hill Elementary School, 13855 Providence Road, Milton, GA 30004
SHE Curriculum Night for 3rd thru 5th Grades from 5 to 6 pm; Details forthcoming
Tuesday, Aug. 27th, 5pm
Summit Hill Elementary School, 13855 Providence Road, Milton, GA, 30004
Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) Opt Out Deadline
Friday, Aug. 30th, 3pm
This is an online event.
Directory and Media Release Opt-Out Deadline – August 30th
On the first day of school, Directory and Media Release forms were sent home with all students. It is also attached to this newsletter. You have the right to not grant permission to the Fulton County School District Rights under the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) as it is written in the 2019-2010 Fulton County Schools Student Code of Conduct & Discipline Handbook. If so, your objection includes publicly displaying your child’s photograph, video, audio clip, name, age, grade, school activities or achievements on the District Website, School web site, blogs, social media sites (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or similar, school shirt, birthday board, yearbook, school directory, honor roll list, musical/arts programs, artwork etc.) Your child’s identity will remain completely private.
If you would like to Opt-Out of FERPA, please email Mary Beth Burns firstname.lastname@example.org by August 30th.
Mary Beth Burns
Summit Hill Elementary School