Shiloh Point Elementary

Welcome Back 2018 Newsletter

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A Letter from Mr. Hershey

Dear Parent or Guardian:

Welcome back to the 2018-2019 school year at Shiloh Point Elementary! I hope that your family had a safe and relaxing summer filled with many great experiences.

It has been very busy at Shiloh Point over the past couple of months. Our custodial staff, office staff, admin team, teachers, instructional support staff, and PTO have worked many hours preparing for the upcoming year. Our mission at Shiloh Point is to provide our students with “a Home for the Mind, Body, and Spirit.” We will continue to be guided by the Forsyth County Learner Profile as our end goal for each child. The main objective of the Learner Profile is to “Grow Leaders for Success” in the following areas:


  • Pursue Continuous Learning
  • Exhibit Strong Personal Qualities
  • Utilize Creative and Critical Thinking
  • Engage and Contribute
  • Interact Effectively


We are also excited to welcome 20 new staff members and many new families to our Shiloh Point community. Although Shiloh Point is one of the largest elementary schools in the district, we strive to make our school feel small and connected so that each child can learn at their highest level. Please take a minute to welcome our new families and staff members as they begin their new journey at Shiloh Point Elementary.

Communication is extremely important to me as I 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 (facebook.com/shilohpointes/)
  • 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 (http://www.forsyth.k12.ga.us/shilohpoint)



As principal, my door is always open and I welcome your input. Please feel free to email me if you would like to set up an appointment to discuss any concerns, suggestions, or ideas. I look forward to seeing each of you during the school year.


Thank you,


Derrick Hershey, Principal

dhershey@forsyth.k12.ga.us

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The 7 Mindsets

As we work towards the development of the whole child based on the FCS Learner Profile, Shiloh Point will continue to use The 7 Mindsets as our school leadership and character development program in order to support our vision of “mind, body, and spirit” Our PTO has partnered with us to provide all of our teachers with unlimited access to The 7 Mindsets curriculum, which will be reinforced in the classroom on a weekly basis. We will be sending additional information throughout the year about The 7 Mindsets, but in the meantime, you can visit their webpage at http://7mindsets.com/about/ or you can watch this video.


The 7 Mindsets

Mindset 1: Everything is Possible

Mindset 2: Passion First

Mindset 3: We are Connected

Mindset 4: 100% Accountable

Mindset 5: Attitude of Gratitude

Mindset 6: Live to Give

Mindset 7: The Time is Now

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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 (facebook.com/shilohpointes/)
  • 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 (http://www.forsyth.k12.ga.us/shilohpoint)

Upcoming Events

Below you will find info about upcoming events/activities that we hope you will be able to attend:


Saturday, July 28th - Ice Cream Social from 6:30-8:00 on the back playground


Tuesday, July 31st - Open House

· 4:00-5:15 – Last Names A-L

· 5:30-6:45 - Last Names M-Z


Thursday, August 2rd – 1st Day of School


Thursday, August 30th – Curriculum Night

Car Rider Line Procedures

To all car riders: The goal is to make the car rider experience more efficient for all families to reduce the amount of tardies and give our students an opportunity to have plenty of time to get ready for learning. Please follow the traffic pattern below by snaking through the parking lot for drop-off. When exiting, please turn right to alleviate any backup in the parking lot. Please be respectful of the neighborhoods by not doing u-turns through their roads. We are recommending that you go down to Ronald Reagan Blvd. and then turn right to get back to 141. Thank you again!



Morning Drop-off

Students can only be dropped off directly in front of our building (indicated by the green line in the diagram below.)


Afternoon Pick-up

We are asking that as you pick up your child, please remain in the line until the car in front of you pulls forward.


For a list of all procedures, please click here.


***Note - On the first day of school, we will allow cars that are dropping off to drive straight through to the drop-off zone. For those that would like to park and walk their child in, you are welcome to park in the spaces. We will begin our typical car rider line "Zig-Zag" formation on Friday, August 3rd.

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School Supply List

Click here to review our upcoming supply list for this school year.

Approved 2018-2019 School Calendar

Please click here to view the 2018-2019 FCS student calendar.

My Payments Plus

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

Student Accidental Insurance

Need student accidental insurance. Please click on the link for more information:

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Upcoming Events

Ice Cream Social - July 28th 6:30-8:00pm

Come on out and join us for our Annual Ice Cream Social on Saturday, July 28th. Our PTO will be providing ice cream for all...looking forward to seeing everyone on the back playground.

Open House - July 31st

Please following the times below for open house:


4:00-5:15 – Last Names A-L

5:30-6:45 - Last Names M-Z


To preview our Open House Guide, click here.

Curriculum Night - Thursday August 30th


5:00-5:30 PTO General Membership Meeting/Principal Welcome in Cafe (for session 1)

5:35-6:15 - Session 1

6:00-6:15 - PTO/Principal Welcome (for session 2)

6:20-7:00 - Session 2

PTO General Meeting - August 30th

Click here for more PTO information.

Early Release Day - August 31st

School Dismisses at 11:50

Shark Read-a-Thon - Shiloh Point Fundraiser September 5th

This year Shiloh Point will be completing a Read-a-thon for its major PTO fundraiser. Funds raised from this event will be used primarily for STEM and Staff Professional Development . More information will be coming home soon!

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New PTO Board

Thank you to the following new board members for serving on Shiloh Point's PTO:


President

Kelly Flock


Vice Presidents
Mary Anne Barnable

Susan Jones

Melissa Greeley


Treasurer
Alice Davis


Secretary
Selina Kala


Parliamentarian

Robin Freeman

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.

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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 https://www.kidchess.com/register/ 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 www.girlsontherunnorthga.org or by calling 678-845-8216.

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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 dhershey@forsyth.k12.ga.us if interested.

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