News from the Nest
New Hope Elementary School
Dates to Know!
SEPT. 14 - CRUMBL SPIRIT NIGHT, 5-7PM
SEPT. 16-23 - SCHOLASTIC BOOK FAIR
SEPT. 16 - FAMILY NIGHT AT THE BOOK FAIR, 6-8 PM
SEPT. 16 - PTO MOVIE NIGHT (Fun starts at 6PM; Movie begins at 8PM)
SEPT. 20 - FAMILY CONNECT NIGHT (No Homework)
SEPT. 23 - WATCH D.O.G.S MEETING, 7:45AM in the cafeteria
SEPT. 26-30 - FALL BREAK (No School)
What's For Lunch?
Week of Sept. 12-16
Monday: Pasta with Sauce/ Meatsauce, PBJ, Buffalo Chicken Wrap, Chef Salad, Veggie Salad, Garden Veggie Burger
Tuesday: Chicken Sliders, PBJ, Ham & Cheese Roll- Up, Veggie Salad, Veggie Chik’n Nuggets
Wednesday: Nachos (Beef & Cheese), PBJ, Yogurt/ Muffin Munchable, Taco Salad, Veggie Salad, Black Bean Burger
Thursday: Cheese-Stuffed Pizza Breadsticks, PBJ, Turkey & Cheese Roll-Up, Grilled Chicken Salad, Veggie Salad, Garden Veggie Burger
Friday: All-Beef Hotdog, PBJ, Pizza Munchable, Chef Salad, Veggie Salad, Veggie Chik’n Nuggets
Week of Sept. 19-23
Monday: Cheesy Bread, PBJ, Buffalo Chicken Wrap, Chef Salad, Veggie Salad, Garden Veggie Burger
Tuesday: Popcorn Chicken, PBJ, Ham & Cheese Roll- Up, Veggie Salad, Veggie Chik’n Nuggets
Wednesday: Nachos (Cheese, Beef), PBJ, Yogurt/ Muffin Munchable, Taco Salad, Veggie Salad, Black Bean Burger
Thursday: All-American Burger (Beef), PBJ, Pizza Munchable, Buffalo Chicken Salad, Veggie Salad, Garden Veggie Burger
Friday: Chicken Sandwich, PBJ, Turkey & Cheese Roll- Up, Chef Salad, Veggie Salad, Veggie Chik’n Nuggets
Please note: Availability of food, early release days and special school situations may require changes in menus without notice.
Grace Period for Reduced Lunches Ending Sept. 15
As of September 15, all students receiving free and reduced lunch must have updated forms on file for the 2022-23 school year. If no updated forms have been submitted, the student will be charged the regular lunch price. If you still need to complete the forms, they are located here.
COVID Guidelines - Please Read
Please see the information from FCS about COVID, absences, and staying well.
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!
Afternoon Transportation Changes
Please do not send a handwritten note regarding a transportation change to school with your child. These are sometimes misplaced in their backpack or not given to the teacher by the student. Additionally, emails sent directly to the teacher during instruction time regarding transportation changes may not be seen prior to dismissal.
Any question, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Early Check Outs
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FUNDRAISER IN FULL SWING!
The PTO kicked off our big fall fundraiser this week and WOW, what a wonderful response! We appreciate your support as we raise funds for our new playground, as well as teacher grants, new technology, curriculum enhancements, and innovative learning materials for our students.
Please help support our efforts over the next two weeks by sharing this fundraiser with friends, family and co-workers while also earning your child fun rewards!
Book Fair Coming Soon!
Chorus Sign Up Info
Let's Get Moving!
Let's show the other elementary schools just how amazing our Nighthawks are! All Nighthawk families are invited to join the New Hope iChallenge team. The iChallenge is a 28-day virtual fitness event from October 3-31. Participants are encouraged to walk, run, bike, hike, waddle, and/or complete other fitness activities to create healthy habits. The first 1,700 people who register will receive a cooling headband, and winners receive additional prizes. Click here to watch a video about the Dr. Jim and Peggie Morrow iChallenge!
Registration is now open. CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP All registrations are tax deductible.
We hope to have lots of Nighthawks on our team, so make sure to invite your friends and family members to join us!
Lost & Found
Reminders if your child will be walking to or from school:
- If your child will be a walker in the afternoons, please complete a change of transportation form located here.so that we may inform their teacher.
- All students must be supervised by an adult when walking to and from school.
- In the morning, an adult must accompany the child(ren) to the flag pole at the main entrance. A staff member will greet the students and ensure they safety enter the building.
- In the afternoon, an adult must wait at the flag pole with their student's car rider tag. Students will be brought to the flag pole similar to how car riders are walked to cars. If you do not have your school-assigned car tag, you will be asked to go to the office for a temporary tag once our car riders have been released.
Crosswalks are unable to be monitored by law enforcement during pickup and dismissal. Please use caution at all times!
Birthday Ice Cream Purchase Information!
Please remember that no outside food or drink is allowed for birthday celebrations at New Hope. However, a great way to celebrate your child's birthday at school is to purchase an ice cream treat from our cafeteria for each student in the class!
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 or by sending in checks/cash with your student. It must be purchased using Mypaymentsplus.com. 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 email@example.com
A Note From Nurse G
Health Conditions & Forms
I am thrilled to start our first year here at New Hope Elementary! We have such a great team here ready to support your child.
If your child has a health condition 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 the school. All forms needed to help me provide excellent care to your child while he/she is at school can be found on the school nurse page of the New Hope website or by clicking here.
Please have the forms 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 (1form 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 signature and the parent/guardian’s.
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.
If a condition no longer applies to your child or does not require any medical intervention at school, please provide documentation from the physician stating such. Documentation must be received before any condition(s) may be removed from our system.
I know these form(s) can feel overwhelming. I appreciate you taking time to help me provide great care to your child. I look forward to seeing your student thrive this year! Please feel free to call me, at 678-965-5101 x562106, or email me, at firstname.lastname@example.org, if you have any questions or concerns.
Your Partner in Health,
Gillian Sampson, RN
PTO News & Events
Shop on Amazon to Support the PTO
AmazonSmile is a simple way for families and friends to support our PTO every time you shop, at no cost to you. AmazonSmile will donate 0.5% of your eligible purchases to our PTO, helping to fund many programs at New Hope!
Amazon has made this program MUCH easier, as it is now a setting you can simply turn on within your app, and then the app takes care of the rest. No more having to visit a separate website first. For instructions on how to get started, please visit the PTO website here
Please note: the Book Fair will also kick off at 6pm with a Family Night preview.