News from the Nest
New Hope Elementary School
Dates to Know!
NOV. 21-25 - THANKSGIVING BREAK (NO SCHOOL)
NOV. 30 - PTO SPIRIT DAY/NIGHT AT LAS PALMAS
DEC. 5-9 - HOLIDAY SHOP
DEC. 6 - FAMILY CONNECT NIGHT (NO HOMEWORK)
DEC. 7 - SPELLING BEE (4th/5th GRADE)
DEC. 9 - PTO'S WINTER WONDERLAND EVENT, 6-9PM
DEC. 21- JAN. 4 - WINTER BREAK (NO SCHOOL)
JAN. 5 - FIRST DAY OF SECOND SEMESTER
What's For Lunch?
Week of Nov. 28 - Dec. 2
Monday: Chicken Nuggets, Veggie Pinwheel, PBJ, Turkey & Cheese Sub
Tuesday: Nachos (Beef, Cheese), Pillsbury Mozzarella Garlic Pull-A-Parts, PBJ
Wednesday: Meatball Sub (Beef), Mini Cheese Calzones, PBJ, Yogurt/ Muffin Munchable
Thursday: Mini Chicken Corndogs, Grilled Cheese Sandwich with Tomato Soup, PBJ
Friday: Sweet & Sour Chicken with Rice, Veggie Chik’n Nugget Rice Bowl, PBJ, Ham & Cheese Sub
Week of Dec. 5-9
Monday: Hamburgers/ Cheeseburgers (Beef), Cheesy Bread, PBJ, Turkey & Cheese Sub
Tuesday: Nachos (Beef, Cheese), Black Bean Burger, PBJ
Wednesday: Chicken Nuggets, Buffalo Chicken Nuggets, PBJ, Yogurt/ Muffin Munchable
Thursday: Holiday Lunch: Roasted Turkey, Veggie Burger, PBJ
Friday: All-Beef Hotdog, Lasagna Roll-Up, Chicken Tender Wrap
Please add: Availability of food, early release days and special school situations may require changes in menus without notice
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!
A Word from Mrs. Webb
Regular school attendance is an important aspect of academic achievement and overall student success at New Hope. When students miss school, they miss out on participating in important classroom learning. We ask all our New Hope parents/guardians to review the Board of Education policy on school attendance that we must follow as a school community.
If your student is absent from school, please make sure you notify us using one of the following options:
Paper note: Send with your student in the classroom folder in his/her backpack
Parent/guardian, doctor and dental notes should be submitted within five (5) school days of an absence. The note must include the student’s first and last name, the date(s) of absence(s), and the reason for the absence. The principal may require students to present appropriate medical or other documentation upon return to school for the purpose of validating that those absences are excused.
Family vacations or extended travel is not considered an excused absence from school. If a student misses more than ten (10) consecutive school days for travel, the student will be unenrolled. If your child is going to miss school because of a trip or other unexcused absence, the teacher is not required to have work available prior to the time of the absence. Your child may be allowed to make up the work upon their return to school. However, the teacher is not required to provide make-up work for an unexcused absence. Most work cannot be made up with a book or paper-and-pencil assignment, and absences of any type impact student learning and/or grades.
When a student has accumulated a total of 5 days of unexcused absences, we will send a notification letter to parents. For 8 days of accumulated unexcused absences, we will notify the school social worker.
Parents/guardians can monitor student attendance in the Parent Portal. If you are not able to log into your Parent Portal account, please come by the school during school hours with your photo ID and our office staff will assist you.
If you have any questions, please contact our Attendance Secretary Amanda Supple at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Important & Useful Links
Science Olympiad is Here!!
Collection for The Place
Way to Go, 2nd Grade!
For their recent Veterans Day project, second grade raised enough money to buy 14 trees for Trees for Troops! The trees will be donated by Bottoms Tree Farm and will be delivered to 14 very deserving military families stationed around the country. We are so proud of our second graders!
PTO News & Events
PTO Holiday Shop
The PTO's Holiday Shope will be Dec. 5-9. Students will shop with their class for holiday gift items priced within a child’s budget–from pocket change to $12.00, with most gifts under $4. You’ll find something here for everyone on a child’s list: Mom, Dad, Brothers, Sisters, Grandparents, Teachers, Special Friends and Pets. More information will be coming home with your student the week of Nov. 28.
Lost & Found
Notes from Nurse G
It is that time of year when colds and allergies begin affecting students. Many times they wake up not feeling well, and it’s hard to decide if they should go to school. I have a section called, “Is your child too sick for school?” located on my page on the New Hope website. It will help you decide what to do. A link to the page is also located here.
If your child has a health condition (new or old) that may require additional support while he/she is at school, please make sure all necessary healthcare action plans have been completed and brought to school. The required forms can be found on the New Hope website on the school nurse page or by clicking here. Please complete the form and return to me as soon as possible so that I can continue a high quality of care that your child 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 is not covered by a specific form please use the Individual Health Care Plan form. In addition, please note most forms require both a physician’s signature and the parent/guardian’s.
Please be aware that students may not carry medication and/or paperwork to school themselves. This should be done by the parent/guardian.
As always, thank you for your support!
Your partner in health,
Gillian Sampson, RN
New Hope Elementary School
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