News from the Nest
New Hope Elementary School
Dates to Know!
JAN. 6 - CLUBS SESSION 3 REGISTRATION OPENS, 5PM
JAN. 9 - CHAMPIONSHIP MONDAY - WEAR UGA SHIRT
JAN. 11 - HOUSE SPIRIT DAY (WEAR HOUSE SHIRT OR LIKE COLOR)
JAN. 16 - MLK, JR DAY (NO SCHOOL)
JAN. 16 - LAST DAY TO REGISTER FOR CLUBS, 10AM
JAN. 17 - PTO SPIRIT NIGHT AT CULVER'S, 5-8PM
JAN. 21 - TECHNOLOGY COMPETITION (DETAILS BELOW)
JAN. 23-27 - KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION FOR 2023-24
JAN. 24 - FIRST DAY OF AFTERSCHOOL CLUBS SESSION 3
JAN. 24 - FAMILY CONNECT NIGHT (NO HOMEWORK)
JAN. 26 - FAMILY MATH NIGHT, 5:30-7:30
FEB. 8 - PTO'S VENDETTI'S SPIRIT NIGHT
FEB. 10 - PTO'S SWEETHEART DANCE, 6-9PM
What's For Lunch?
Week of Jan. 9
Monday: Popcorn Chicken, Mac & Cheese, PBJ, Ham & Cheese Sub
Tuesday: Tacos (Chicken, Cheese), Pillsbury Southwest Queso Pull-A-Parts, PBJ
Wednesday: Brunch for Lunch (Egg Patty, Biscuit, Sausage), Cheese Pizza, PBJ, Yogurt/ Muffin Munchable
Thursday: Chicken Sandwich, Mozzarella Sticks with Vegetable Soup, PBJ
Friday: Pasta, Veggie Chik’n Nugget Pasta Bowl, PBJ, Buffalo Chicken Wrap
Week of Jan. 16
Monday: Holiday, No School
Tuesday: Nachos (Beef, Cheese), Mozzarella Garlic Pull-Aparts, Taco Salad, Veggie Salad, PBJ
Wednesday: Meatball Sub, Mini Cheese Calzones, PBJ, Yogurt/ Muffin Munchable
Thursday: Mini Chicken Corndogs, Grilled Cheese Sandwich with Tomato Soup, Chef Salad, Veggie Salad, PBJ
Friday: Sweet & Sour Chicken with Rice, Veggie Chik’n Nugget Rice Bowl, PBJ, Ham & Cheese Sub
Please note: 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!
New Transportation Change Form
If your student is absent from school please email email@example.com or your child's teacher. A paper note when your child returns to school is also acceptable.
Notes must be received within five (5) school days. Notes should include the student’s first and last name, the date(s) of absence(s), and the reason for the absence.
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.
Does your student love to work with robots? Maybe they are into video production or programming? If so, registration has just opened for the 2023 Lanier Regional Technology Competition. With 14 different technology categories to enter in, there is something for everyone! The competition will be held on January 21, 2023 at Whitlow Elementary School and registration is open now through January 13th. More information can be found on the tech competition web page and students can register using the link here. We hope to see you there!
PTO Spirit Night at Culver's
Wednesday, Jan. 11
Afterschool Clubs Registration
- Registration will be done through My Payments Plus ONLY. Registration will open on Friday, January 6th at 5:00 p.m. and will close at 10:00 AM on Monday, January 16th. You will only be able to see clubs that your child is eligible to attend based on grade. The registration form and payment must be received in order for your child to participate in the club. Once a class is filled, it will no longer be available for registration, and it will not show up in My Payments Plus.
Kindergarten Registration Info
Don't Forget to Purchase A Yearbook Today!
Hold on to what makes this year amazing and be sure your student gets their yearbook. Order at www.newhopeyearbook.com
Do You Want to See Your Child in the Yearbook??
Lost & Found
Notes from Nurse G
Please make sure your student, no matter the grade, has a change of clothes in their backpack. We often have students who have fallen in the mud, spilled a drink on themselves, or have had an accident. The clinic has a very small number of long sleeve shirts and pants that fit our students. If you clean closets over winter break, please consider donating outgrown clothing to the New Hope Clinic.
Sometimes our little Nighthawks wake up not feeling well. It’s 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 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. You will find all required forms on the school nurse page of the New Hope website or by clicking here. Please have these completely filled out 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. Additionally, 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 as no student is permitted to carry medication to or from school.
As always, thank you for your support!
Your partner in health,
Gillian Sampson, RN
New Hope Elementary School
Around Our Community
Seussical Jr. at the FoCAL Center
The FoCAL Center is proud to announce the opening of our next show, Seussical Jr. This is our annual Penguin Project production. Penguin Project productions are junior (abbreviated) musicals cast by actors, or as we call them “artists”, with special needs. They are paired with typical peers/mentors during all rehearsals and performances. All artists in our production of Seussical Jr. are high school students from Forsyth County Schools!
Seussical Jr. is a musical comedy based on the many children's stories of Dr. Seuss, with most of its plot being based on Horton Hears a Who!, Gertrude McFuzz, and Horton Hatches the Egg while incorporating many other stories. This heart-warming show is perfect for the all ages. Please consider supporting our extremely talented cast of young actors. Tickets for Seussical Jr. are on sale now.
The FoCAL Center, in conjunction with Bellissimo Theatre Company, is proud to announce our next community theatre FoCAL Main Stage Production of the smash hit ABBA musical, Mamma Mia!
The story-telling magic of ABBA’s timeless songs propels this tale of love, laughter, and friendship, creating an unforgettable show that you won’t want to miss!