Message from UCPS Elementary Education about the MyON reading platform:
Dear Teachers, Parents, and Students,
We have some great news for you- there is a new addition to the myON platform that we have included for the participating pilot schools -myON NEWS. Here are the basics below with a quick 3 minute video tutorial. Nothing changes- same login, same look and feel- there is now the additional “News” tab enabled in everyone’s account. We welcome your feedback. Very exciting resource for our schools!!
*5 articles EVERY day on 8 different topics for every student- From U.S News to sports to science, kids in the news, social studies, etc, published EVERY weekday- 52 weeks a year
*All audio supported in English and Spanish
*Automatically leveled by the student’s lexile level
*All articles vetted by a child psychology team and written specifically for students- NOT adapted from other publications or existing articles
*Articles are linked to books in myON for additional reading on that topic
*Each article hosts multimedia supports like maps, videos and photo galleries to help students better understand the news
Mr. Spencer’s phone message to Shiloh families on 4/24/17:
Shiloh families: This is International Week here at Shiloh! Our students were treated to cultural performances by our Splash classes today. These performances were fantastic, and they celebrated the cultures of the various countries from which our Splash teachers originate. Here is a list of the remaining activities for the week:
Tuesday Hat Day Parade. Students will wear a hat from their country of origin, or another country of their choice. Students wearing hats will participate in the Hat Parade. The most creative hats will receive awards!
Wednesday: Flag Day! Students will learn about a Spanish Speaking Country and make a flag banner with their group. Students will also read the books they bring from home.
Thursday: International Music day! Students will attend the Cultural Talent show. This will surely be a lot of fun!
Friday: Students will learn about Latin American Countries! Splash Students from the Splash classes will visit the other classrooms in the school.
Parents- these events are for our students only, and we appreciate your support with our International Week!
Our International Festival is open to all Shiloh students and families, and that will take place on Thursday, April 27 from 5-7 PM. Come join us as we learn about and celebrate many other cultures! Our 1st grade and Orff performance will then take place right after the International Festival starting at 7 PM in the gym. We are looking forward to that performance, and to recognizing all the hard work that our 1st graders and Orff students have put into this performance.
Our annual Field Day will take place rain or shine on Friday, April 28. As you know, all volunteers and visitors to Field Day must be approved UCPS Volunteers. Apply on the UCPS website. At this point we cannot guarantee anyone will be approved that quickly, which is why we have informed our school community about this several weeks in advance. Thank you parents for your Field Day donations, and thanks to Mr. Roy for organizing the event.
Lastly, we know that we have the best teachers around here at Shiloh, and we will recognize our teachers next week during Teacher Appreciation Week. Every adult in our building who works with our students is a teacher, and we are thankful for all that they do each day. Thanks to our amazing PTA for also planning special events each day for our teachers and staff.
Thank you and have a good night.
Shiloh community - Are you a current teacher who will not be working during the 2017-18 school year who would like to volunteer at Shiloh once a week? Are you possibly a retired teacher who would like to volunteer once a week during the 2017-18 school year? If so, we would be interested in contacting you so that you can assist our students in grades Kindergarten-5 with their reading skills. Please fill out the following survey for us. Thank you! Shiloh Teacher Volunteers 2017-18
Message from Mr. Roy:
Supply request for Field Day
K-1- Cases of water
2-3- Hard candy- skittles, lolli-pops, variety packs, gum, starburst, etc.
4-5- candy bars (large and small)
Shiloh families: Our annual Field Day will take place on Friday, April 28. Mr. Roy sent out informational flyers on Field Day several weeks ago. All volunteers and visitors (parents, out of state guests, family members, etc.) must be approved UCPS Volunteers. Apply ASAP through the UCPS website as this process can take a while to complete, which is why we gave plenty of notice to all families. Thanks to Mr. Roy for his work in planning Field Day!
Today was a fantastic kick-off to a very important week for our family: International Week at Shiloh. My daughters have been extremely excited and proud about the dances they have been practicing. They couldn't wait for Monday to wake up early, get their hair done, get their authentic dresses on, and represent their assigned countries.
On Monday, April 17, 2017, members of Indian Trail's Parks and Recreation visited Shiloh Elementary 4th graders as part of the Mayor Tree Initiative. They taught students about the importance of a community forest and how they can help protect and expand the one we currently have.
A virtual six week journey around the world allowed Shiloh’s Second Graders to dream about the wonders of the world. Many cultural traits like language, currency, food, location, traditions, landscapes, and celebrations have been topics of study when learning about Mexico, Kenya, Brazil, China, Australia and many other countries.