Shiloh Point

April 2019 Newsletter

A Note from Mr. Hershey

Dear Parents,

We hope you all had a very relaxing and safe spring break. I know how hectic life can seem right now with everything wrapping up at the end of the school year and am hopeful that you were able to get away and relax with your children and family.

During the month of April, I tend to focus on the 7 Mindsets"The Time is Now." I am so thankful to be part of this learning community with our students, staff, and community. It is truly such a gift to be serving in my role and am thankful for the opportunity each and every day. I also think that it's natural to think about this being something that we do towards the end of a specific time frame similar to the motto "Finish Strong" but in reality, we want to encourage our students to live this out all the embrace every moment, to be vulnerable, make mistakes and learn from them, and to act on purpose with everything that they do.

Although the GA Milestones are just around the corner, we certainly don't want to teach our students to only do their very best when the test comes around, we want them to do their best throughout the year and live "The Time is Now" mentality all the time so that they are prepared and successful for whatever challenges are in their path as they move forward throughout life. Thank you for your support with this as this is certainly a life skill that we want to develop in all of our students.

As always, we are here to partner with you to support your child. If you need anything, please don't hesitate to reach out for support.

With much gratitude,

Derrick Hershey



The 7 Mindsets Corner

Mindset of the Month

The Time is Now mindset teaches us the importance of harnessing the power of the moment and taking purposeful action. The simple fact is that all of our power to act and make an impact exists in this moment. We cannot change the past and the future hasn’t happened, so we must recognize that our only path to happiness, fulfillment and meaning is to take purposeful action in the present toward creating the lives of our dreams.

Make sure to ask your student about what "The Time is Now" means. For more information, please click here. You will find great resources on this link that will support you as a parent.


Upcoming Events

Georgia Milestone EOG Testing Grades 3-5

Please see the dates below for the GA Milestones End-of-Grade (Grades 3-5) testing window. Please note that during our testing days, we ask that parents do not come in to eat lunch with their students as we are adjusting the schedule for specials, lunch and recess on these days. You can find more on our website by clicking here.

Monday, April 15 - 3rd/5th Grade ELA Section 1

Tuesday, April 16 - 3rd/5th ELA Section 2/3

Wednesday, April 17 - 3rd/5th Math Section 1

Thursday, April 18 - 3rd/5th Math Section 2

Friday, April 19 - 5th Grade Science

Monday, April 22 - 5th Grade Social Studies

Tuesday, April 23 - 4th Grade ELA Section 1

Wednesday, April 24 - 4th Grade ELA Sections 2/3

Thursday, April 25 - 4th Grade Math Section 1

Friday, April 26 - 4th Grade Math Section 2

Ole 5K - April 26th at the Cumming Fairgrounds

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Meet 'n' Greet

April 30th, 5:00-6:30pm

School personnel will introduce you to Shiloh Point's Kindergarten teachers and academic programs. Teachers and administrators will answer your questions and a tour of the building will be provided.

For additional information concerning the Meet & Greet, please contact

Patty Murad at 678-341-6481 ext. 321010 or at

Save the Date - Denmark Spring Fling - May 4th

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May 8th - K-2

May 9th - 3-5

May 10th - Makeups


Things to Know About...

Parent Input Forms - 2019-202 School Year due April 12th

We appreciate your input regarding class placement for the 2019-2020 school year. Please complete the items below and return this form NO later than April 12, 2019. We ask that you NOT request a teacher by name. Specific teacher requests, other than sibling requests listed below will NOT be honored. If you have more than one child, please fill out an individual form for each child.

Please print and return paper copy in a sealed envelope with attention to Derrick Hershey or “Save as” document and email to This form is due no later than April 12th, 2019.

Click here for more details.

Car Rider Reminders

Please do your very best to get your child to school on time. Although we know that the car rider line is very long, we are doing our very best to continue to make improvements to be efficient, yet keep it safe for our students. We are typically running around 400+ cars through the line every morning. The line is very light from 7:10-7:25 and then begins to be busy from 7:25-7:40. If the tardy bell rings at 7:40, please go ahead and park and walk your child into the building to check your child. This will be considered an unexcused tardy. Please continue to use the designated route and drop off only directly in the drive in front of the building. We are asking that you DO NOT drop off on the side of Majors Rd. or at PGMS.

Visiting Shiloh Soon?

When you visit Shiloh Point, it is our policy that your check in with your identification. We do this for the safety of our students. Please make sure to bring your ID with you prior to coming on our campus so that we can get you checked in and on your way for your appointment, meeting, or visit with your child.

No Lunch Visitors during GA Milestones

Parents are welcome to visit to have lunch with your students as we know this is a great way to have parents connect with their students at school; however, please note that we will not have visitors joining us for lunch during the GA Milestones testing as our lunch schedules are shifting to accommodate the testing schedule. Testing dates include April 15th-April 26th.

Student Handbook

Please click here to read the Student Handbook to learn more information about Shiloh Point Elementary.

Approved 2019-2020 Student Calendar

Please click here to view the 2019-2020 FCS student calendar.


PTO General Board Meeting -April 23rd at 10:00am

The 2019-2020 PTO Board will be voted on at this meeting.

PTO Newsletter

Want to learn more about the PTO, click here to read our monthly newsletter.

Want to volunteer?

Please click here for PTO volunteer opportunities. Please consider partnering with the school by volunteering for one event.


Extracurricular Activities

All Pro Dads

Click here for more information on the Shiloh Point All Pro Dads.

Meeting schedule for Shiloh Point 2017 - 2018 will be the 1st Friday of each month. Meeting times are 6:45 - 7:30 AM.

May 4th

Arseneau Dance Academy - Summer Programs

Please see the flyer for information on summer dance programs

Young Rembrandt's Art Classes at Fowler Park

Please see this link for more information.

Sharon Springs Cheerleading 2019 Season Registration

Please see this flyer for registration information

Stars and Strikes Kids Bowl Free Summer Program

More information is available at

High Touch High Tech Summer Science Camps

Please see the website for information on summer camps.


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