Title I Friday Parent Newsletter - 12/11/20
REMINDER: Calendar changes for 2nd Semester!
Gwinnett County Public Schools has made adjustments to this year’s calendar, affecting 2nd semester. The district will add an additional day of teacher planning at the beginning of the semester, which means students will return from winter break on January 7. The second adjustment calls for the addition of four digital learning days during the semester: January 26, March 2, March 16, and April 20. These dates will be learning days where all students will learn from home. You will receive additional information about these days and your students' assignments from your local school. The updated calendar (as well as the calendar for the 2021-2022 school year) is available on the school district website.
On Jan. 6 and on the four Digital Learning Days in the spring, GCPS will provide meals for curbside pick-up at schools and will deliver along all middle school bus routes countywide.
AKS at Home has Moved!
* With the launch of the redesigned district website, the AKS at Home webpages have moved to the following locations:
- AKS at Home webpage at https://www.gcpsk12.org/Page/26993
- Recorded Sessions in English and Spanish at https://www.gcpsk12.org/Page/27007
- Tip Sheets in English and Spanish for families with students in Kindergarten through 5th grade at https://www.gcpsk12.org/Page/27213
* The schedule for upcoming live Zoom sessions for families of Kindergarteners through 5th graders will be posted on the AKS at Home webpage.
Our AKS at Home project provides Math and Literacy support, for grades K-5, to families so that they truly are partners in their children’s learning. Scheduled Zoom Meetings are available for you to attend so you may quickly learn how you can help your child in Math and Literacy. All meetings are recorded and tools are posted in case you can't make the live session. This support is available for families to access in the format that fits them and their schedule best.
We invite our families to take advantage of AKS at Home!
If you have any questions, please contact Vicki Diaz
(Shiloh ES Parent Outreach Liaison)
Kindergarten, Here We Come!
- Gwinnett County Public Library has a new early education initiative called Kindergarten, Here We Come! to help parents and caregivers prepare their young children to not only be ready for school but also to excel from the very start.
- Each week the library features virtual events like letter camps and live story times as well as revamped reading and activity programs.
- Families can earn digital badges by logging reading minutes, doing activities designed to build early learning skills for their child, and posting reviews—all while building a record of their child’s accomplishments.
- Visit GwinnettPL.Beanstack.org to register for a free account.
Have you had a chance to check out the information on our school fundraiser for this year?
Butcher's Choice supplies premium quality meats with a 100% quality product guarantee! Did you catch that you can purchase a half case? Even better, if you visit in-person, you can mix and match your case with steak, chicken, pork, and seafood so that you can get exactly what you want! RIGHT NOW is a great time to stock up for the holidays or give as a gift!
Pick out your order ANYTIME from the Butcher's Choice location in Lawrenceville and take it home with you that day, or order it online and take advantage of curbside pick-up here next Wednesday, December 16th at 3pm by the flagpole. EBT orders must be made over the phone.
Shiloh ES will receive just over 40% of sales! Please share this information with your neighbor's, your friends and your family. Click HERE to place an order!
Name of School Sponsored: Shiloh Elementary
Name of Student Sponsored: 'enter your Shiloh ES student's name'
Message From Your Counselors:
Does Your Child Need a Tutor?
Gwinnett County Public Library is offering this resource for FREE!
The expert tutors at Tutor.com help your child work through a tough homework problem, improve their writing skills, study for a test, review a difficult concept, and so much more!
Click HERE to get started.
Do you need assistance or would you like to volunteer in your community during Covid-19?
As we all work together through this difficult time of Covid-19, the GwinnettCares.org website is currently designed to help you GET HELP, DONATE food and supplies, VOLUNTEER, and GIVE to local non-profits.
Families in Need, please call the Gwinnett Coalition Helpline at 770-995-3339 for referrals to the best resources.
New to Snellville?
Interested in finding out the history of Snellville, location of celebrations or events, houses of worship, post offices, schools, and a whole lot more? Read more and explore Snellville.
FoodFinder.org in GA
This website launched in May of 2014, it provides an easy way to search for free food resources in your area. This site was designed to help alleviate child hunger by providing a simple way to find food banks and other nearby food resources. FoodFinder.us
Reduced Rate Internet Service
Did you know that Comcast provides Internet service at a reduced rate for families that are a part of the National School Lunch Program? Read the information associated with this opportunity.
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Check our the Shiloh ES Title I Parent Center webpage
For more information, contact Vicki Diaz. The Parent Center is located across from the front office in room 1.101 and is open M-F, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM. - The Parent Center is temporarily closed at this time and will reopen when school is back in session.