News from the Nest
New Hope Elementary School
Dates to Know!
SEPT. 8 - ED TECH COACH APPRECIATION DAY
SEPT. 11 - HOUSE SPIRIT DAY
SEPT. 13 - PTO SPIRIT NIGHT AT VENDETTI'S
SEPT. 15 - LAST DAY TO ORDER HOUSE SHIRTS
SEPT. 16/17 - PTO IN AND OUT PHOTO SESSIONS
SEPT. 18 - CONSTITUTION DAY
SEPT. 19 - BOY SCOUT INTEREST MEETING, 6PM
SEPT. 25-29 - FALL BREAK (NO SCHOOL)
OCT. 6 - PTO FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT/NIGHT AT THE BOOK FAIR
What's For Lunch?
Week of Sept. 11-15
Monday: Macaroni & Cheese, Popcorn Chicken, PBJ, Turkey & Cheese Roll-Up, Chef Salad, Veggie Salad
Tuesday: Cheesy Bread, BBQ Pork Sandwich, PBJ, Grilled Chicken Wrap, Veggie Salad
Wednesday: Nachos (Beef, Cheese), Chicken Empanadas, PBJ, Taco Salad, Veggie Salad
Thursday: Chicken Bites, Veggie Chik’n Nuggets, PBJ, Buffalo Chicken Salad, Veggie Salad, Yogurt/ Muffin Munchable
Friday: Calzones, PBJ
Week of Sept. 18-22
Monday: Pasta with Sauce/ Meatballs, PBJ, Buffalo Chicken Wrap, Turkey Chef Salad, Veggie Salad
Tuesday: Chicken Bites, Veggie Chik’n Nuggets, PBJ, Turkey & Cheese Roll- Up, Veggie Salad
Wednesday: Nachos (Beef, Cheese), Cheese Pizza Breadsticks, PBJ, Taco Salad, Veggie Salad
Thursday: All-American Burger (Beef), Garden Veggie Burger, PBJ, Yogurt/ Muffin Munchable, Buffalo Chicken Salad, Veggie Salad
Friday: Pizza, PBJ
Please note: Availability of food, early release days and special school situations may require changes in menus without notice. Menus may also be found here on Mealviewer.
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Each year, families that receive Free and Reduced meal benefits for their students must reapply. Families that do not reapply by September 13 will lose these benefits. Please take care of this important task as soon as possible so that there is no interruption, and your children can continue to receive this important service. English and Spanish Free and Reduced meal applications can be accessed here: https://www.forsyth.k12.ga.us/page/399
Lunch Visitor Information
Important to Remember!
Afternoon Transportation Changes
If there is a day that your child needs to go home differently than normal, you must complete this form before 1pm. The office will notify the teacher. Any emails sent directly to the teacher may be overlooked during instruction time.
PLEASE NOTE: For any permanent afternoon transportation changes, please inform the teacher.
Birthday Ice Cream Information
Celebrate your child's birthday at New Hope by purchasing ice cream for the class. Ice cream may not be purchased using money on your child's lunch account but should be purchased through School Pay. Purchases must be made at least one school day before you would like the ice cream served. Same day purchases will be celebrated the next available school day. Your child's teacher may need to delay the celebration if other events are the same day. If you can't remember if you've purchased birthday ice cream, please check your payment history on School Pay.
To purchase for grades K-5, visit this link.
To purchase for SI and PreK classes, visit this link.
Birthday Book Club
House Shirt Ordering Extended to 9/15
Has your child outgrown their house shirt? Or maybe they are in a new house this year? Shirts are $12 and may be purchased here.
Please note: the orange Sennetti house shirt is now a less vibrant orange than last year's.
Notes from Nurse G
Early morning routines can be rough for both adults and students. It can be even harder on students, and affect their whole day, when they do not have enough sleep. According to the National Sleep Foundation school age children, ages 6-13 should get 9-11 hours of sleep a night. The younger the student, the more sleep they need. This allows their brain and body to rest, helping them to stay healthy and to increase their performance and able to fight germs.
Flu season is here early, and the county’s flu count is on the rise. When students wake up not feeling well in the morning it can be hard to decide if they are well enough to go to school. On the school nurse page of New Hope’s website, there is a section titled “Is your child too sick for school?” to help you answer those questions. A link to the page is also located here. If your student tests positive for any contagious illness’ (ie Flu, Strep, Imetigo, Novovirus, Mono, Fifth’s Disease, Hand, Foot, & Mouth etc) please notify your student’s teacher and Nurse G.
Health Conditions & Medications
If your child has a health condition, or medication, that may require additional support while he/she is at school please make sure all necessary healthcare action plans have been completed and brought up to the school. You will find all forms needed on the school nurse page of the New Hope website or by clicking here. Please have these filled out completely and returned to me as soon as possible so that we may make sure your child receives the continuity of care that he/she deserves. If your student requires medication to be kept at school, a Request for Administration of Medication form (1 for each medication) must also be completed. If your child has a condition that does not fall into a specific form please use the Individual Health Care Plan. In addition, please note most forms require both a physician’s and the parent/guardian’s signature.
Please be aware that any medication brought to the school should be done by the parent/guardian, no student is permitted to carry medication to or from school. Tylenol, Motrin, cough drops, lozenges, and sunscreen are all considered medications.
As always if you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me.
Your Partner in Health,
Gillian Sampson, RN
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The 30-day Fitness iChallenge is open to students, teachers/staff, families, and community members. Participants were encouraged to walk, run, bike, hike, waddle, and/or complete other fitness activities to create healthy habits while supporting the Forsyth County Education Foundation.
The first 1,700 participants will receive a custom gift! All participants who log their activities virtually had a chance to win prizes below:
- Traveling trophy for the school with the greatest median activity time
- The iChallenge leader from the winning school will receive a $150 classroom grant
- The individual with the most minutes at the winning school will receive a $150 gift card
- The individual with the most minutes overall will receive a $300 gift card
- All participants will receive a certificate