TABLE OF CONTENTS
- Updates from Principal Martin (Socktober, School Site Council, Update from Nurse Kelli, Band Update)
- Lunch Menu
- PTO Corner
- Holiday help information
- PE Reminders
- Important Upcoming Events
- Title I Information
- Monthly Calendar
- Attendance Information
- Community Events
2022-2023 SCHOOL YEAR
Thank you to all families who joined us at Trunk or Treat – it was so fun to see everyone and all of the creative costumes! So many smiles! Looking forward to making it an annual Silver Hill Community Tradition!
Socktober: The student council is collecting new socks to be donated to homeless shelters – what a wonderful cause! Please see one of the flyers they created below. They will be collecting socks until Friday, November 18th.
School Site Council: Thank you to the parents who joined me at our first meeting of the year! We had a great discussion about Title I and the School Improvement Plan. We will continue to discuss the SIP throughout the year, and anyone is welcome to join; teachers will be joining us as well. The next meeting will be Tuesday, November 15th (changed from 11/8 as there is no school for students).
The dates for the rest of the year are as follows: November 15, December 6, January 10, February 7, March 7, April 4, May 9, June 6 (if needed)
From Nurse Kelli – Vision and hearing screenings will continue through the month of November. If your child wears glasses, please be sure they are wearing them to school to avoid unnecessary vision screening referrals, and so they are ready to learn! Please contact me if you have any questions or concerns.
Grade 5 Band Update: Tuesday, December 6th – Beginning Band Silver Hill/Consentino and Consentino Advanced Band students (as well as the Consentino Chorus and The Bucketheads) will present their first indoor concert since December 2019! The concert will take place in the Consentino cafeteria. The concert will begin at 6:30, and should be completed by 7:15.
Take care and be well.
Donna Martin, Principal
NOVEMBER LUNCH MENU
Next Meeting of 2022-2023: Monday, November 7th at 6:00 pm in the Silver Hill Library. All are welcome! We look forward to seeing you there!
Bingo for Books is back! It will be on Tuesday, November 22nd, from 5:30-7:00 pm. We hope to see many of you there, enjoying a fun night with friends and family, and winning some free books!
We are hoping to get some donations of food (snacks, drinks, etc) as well as your time! Please see the signup genius on the PTO Facebook page for the help we are looking for.
If you aren’t able to donate food or your time, that’s ok! We hope you will still be able to join us that night to play some BINGO!
HOLIDAY HELP INFORMATION FROM MS. BLANCHETTE AND MS. COLUMBUS
Hello Silver Hill Jaguar Families,
We understand that the holiday season can be especially challenging and stressful and we would like to help our families as much as we can. The Silver Hill community will once again put on a gift drive to assist families that need a little extra help at this time. If you would like to sign up for assistance, please complete the below google form by November 10, 2022. Please only fill out this form if you are truly in need and are not already receiving help from another organization (DCF, Ozzie’s Kids, etc.) in order to allow us to help as many families as possible. If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to Miranda Blanchette or Amanda Columbus.
PHYSICAL EDUCATION REMINDERS FROM MR. MURPHY
I am seeing more more students wearing Crocs and slides (flip-flops) in gym class . Students should be wearing sneakers on PE days and Crocs and slides are not sneakers and it is unsafe to be wearing them during PE. Also, any students that need sneakers can see me for sneakers whenever they feel comfortable to do so.
Jaguars on the Prowl – I am still looking for students to bring in some photos of them being active and healthy outside of school. This could include anything from sports, organized activities, dance, martial arts or just going for walk, bike ride, or hike with friends and family. I can also print photos if they are emailed to me.
Let’s all work together to be healthy and active outside of school! 🙂
IMPORTANT UPCOMING DATES
Monday, November 7 – PTO Meeting 6:00 pm – Silver Hill Library
Tuesday, November 8 – No School – Election Day
Friday, November 11 – No School – Veteran’s Day
Tuesday, November 15 – School Site Council meeting 6:30 pm (virtual)
Wednesday, November 16 – Early Release Day – 11:35 am dismissal
Thursday, November 17 – Picture Retake Day
Wednesday, November 23 – Early Release Day – 11:35 am dismissal
Thursday, November 24 and Friday, November 25 – NO SCHOOL – Thanksgiving Break
Wednesday, November 30 – Pre-K – 8 marks close for first trimester
Wednesday, December 7 – Pre-K – 8 report cards issued
Wednesday, December 14 – Early Release Day – 11:35 am dismissal
Friday, December 23 – Early Release Day – 11:35 am dismissal
For Elementary/PreK/K School Parents:
Showing up matters for R.E.A.L because it is an opportunity to:
- Build Routines
- Increase Engagement
- Provide Access to resources
- Support Learning
Routines: Daily attendance routines can reduce stress, increase your child’s self-confidence, and lay a foundation for good attendance in later grades.
Engagement: Participation in school helps your child connect with other children and adults and get excited about learning.
Access to Resources: Schools can give you access to meals, physical and mental health care and other supports, and fun enrichment activities (sports, clubs, music, afterschool, and summer programs, etc.).
Learning: Children learn best from hand-on activities and through meaningful interactions with their teacher and other students.
A reminder that it is very important for your child to be on time to school each day! Please reach out to your child’s teacher or school adjustment counselor if you need any support with getting your child to school.