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Newsletter from Mrs. Evans - May 21, 2019

Silver Hills Celebrations & Reminders
May 21st, 2019

Upcoming Events
Yearbook There are still a limited number of yearbooks available for purchase.  They are on sale in the main office 1st and 6th period. Get one before they run out.
8th Grade End of the Year Celebrations 8th grade End of the Year Awards Assembly and Celebration is tomorrow May 22nd at 12:45pm. The celebration should only last about an hour, but students will not return to class.  If you want to check your student out after the assembly there will be a sign out sheet available. All remaining students will stay at the school signing yearbooks, doing photos and saying goodbye until 2:15.  Each student will get a Continuation Certificate, but only students receiving an award will have their names called at the assembly. Any parent or family member that would like to attend is welcome at the End of the Year Celebration.
6th & 7th Grade End of the Year Awards Assembly are Thursday, May 23rd.  6th grade at 8:40am. 7th grade is at 10:15am.
Free Summer Meals for ages 1-18.  Free breakfast and lunch for will be served almost every Monday-Thursday over the summer at multiple locations throughout the district including both Arapahoe Ridge Elementary and Westview Elementary.  For more information including times of meals please see www.adams12.org/SummerMeals
Save the Date Back to School Bash Aug. 10th  http://www.adams12.org/back2school This is a great resource for families.  There are free backpacks and school supplies, Immunization resources, transportation information, online registration assistance and more.  The event will be held at Five Star Stadium.
Last Day of School for Students (Repeat) 8th grade student’s last day of school is May 22nd.  6th & 7th grade students DO NOT have school on Wednesday, May 22nd.  This day is 8th grade students only.  6th & 7th grade students last day of school is Thursday, May 23rd, and 8th graders DO NOT report to school on Thursday.  .

General School Business  
Congratulations to SH Alumni Graduating (Repeat) We are excited to congratulate the class of 2019 on their accomplishments!  
Online Check-in (Repeat)  We are excited to announce that the online check-in process opens this summer for our parents starting June 10, 2019. As a reminder, online check-in is the district’s check-in process for all returning students at all schools. In order to receive class schedules and teacher assignments before school starts, all parents/guardians of returning students must complete the online process by August 11, 2019. Schedules will be available in the parent portal starting on August 2 for those who have completed the process. Assistance with the online process is available by contacting the District Service Desk at (720) 972-4120 or visiting a number of locations for onsite online check-in. Locations, dates and times will be announced in early June.

For more information on the online check-in process, visit www.adams12.org/OnlineCheckin.

Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week (Repeat) Thank you to everyone for their donations to Staff Appreciation Week last week!  Our theme was All Star Staff and your donations helped us hit it out of the park!  Thank you!

Safety and Security
Parking Lot Safety (Repeat) Please do NOT use your cell phones while driving in our lots---heads up to keep our students safe! Please remind students to ONLY use the crosswalk and to keep their heads up (not on their phones!) when walking through the busy lots.

Please only pick students up from the drop off/pick up lane or in the parking lot.  Do Not stop in the left hand lane to pick up students.  It is dangerous to have them running between cars and it impedes the traffic behind you.

Instruction
Final Grading Marks (Repeat)  We are in the last two weeks of the school year, and we are in the process of completing student’s final grades for the year.  Please take a moment to view your student’s grades in their classes within Infinite Campus with them. If you have questions or concerns, please contact teachers in the next two weeks to clear up any concerns that you have.

Sources of Strength/Positive Action
Positive Action: Thoughts - Actions - Feelings Circle as families enter summer, I just wanted to send out a reminder about the philosophy of the Positive Action Curriculum as the language is familiar to students.You feel good about yourself when you do positive actions, and there’s a positive way to do everything.  Positive thoughts, lead to positive actions, that lead to positive feelings and there is a positive way to do everything.  These two mantras have helped me as a parent and an individual reframe things and change my own attitude, and I hope that these might be a useful tool over the summer for everyone.  

Sources of Strength focuses on 8 areas proven to build resilience in individuals.  I know that over the summer students and families will be engaging in activities that represent these 8 domains.  My greatest hope is that students and families can identify and relate to these areas as they experience them over the summer, and come back to these moments and memories during difficult time to help get them through.  The 8 Sources of Strength are, Family Support, Positive Friends, Mentors, Healthy Activities, Generosity, Spirituality, Medical Access and Mental Health. Intentionally identifying and naming things that you do that fall into each of these domains helps to build resilience in all.  

Counseling Department

Community News
American Furniture Warehouse Partnership (Repeat) Remember that Silver Hills Middle School has a partnership with American Furniture Warehouse, and a portion of the profits from purchases come back to Silver Hills.  Please see the flier and use our code when making purchases.
Free Days for Different Attractions (Repeat)  Click Here for Flyer
Shoe Drive (Repeat) Trevin, a current 8th grader at Silver Hills Middle school and active participant with the National Junior Honor Society, has started a used shoe drive. He is collecting new and gently used shoes for the next ninety days. Trevin has partnered with funds2org and all shoes collected with go to Africa and Pakistan. His goal is to collect 2500 pairs of shoes. That's 2500 people in other parts of the world that can be helped!

There is a collection bin in the main office for students and families to drop off their donations. All shoes, all sizes are excepted; shoes cannot have holes in them and cannot have wheels or blades (no ice skates). Slippers, sandals, high heels, tennis shoes, etc. If your family has several pairs of shoes and you think it might be too much for your student to bring to school, you may email Trevin's mother and she will happily arrange a pickup! Her email address is: ewest0311@yahoo.com

This is a great time of year to do spring cleaning and anyone can donate shoes! Please ask neighbors or friends if they have any they would like to donate. Help spread the word!

Thank you so much for helping Trevin to help people around the world