Mr. Spencer’s phone message to Shiloh families on 2/23/17:
Good evening Shiloh families, this is Mr. Spencer with a few announcements. First, I want to thank everyone who came out to support our 100th year celebration on Saturday, February 18. We estimate that we had about 600 people celebrate Shiloh's birthday throughout the whole day. That was a wonderful way to show our support for such an amazing school. Thanks to all staff, PTA members, and parent volunteers who lent their time with all of those events. I truly appreciate that.
Please note that our chocolate sale is well underway. Thank you to everyone for supporting the sale so far. The sale will run until Tuesday, February 28. We appreciate everyone's support in making sure our students remain safe during the sale, and do not walk by themselves door to door selling the chocolate. Our chocolate sale is our main fundraiser for the year, so thank you again for supporting it.
Read Across America Week will take place next week from February 27-March 3. We have special events planned for each day! You can find these events listed on our website and in our office. Help us to support literacy not only next week but every week.
Our 3rd grade students will participate in the Books and Brackets reading challenge that all UCPS 3rd graders will take part in from February 27-March 31. 3rd grade students will track their reading minutes and we hope that Shiloh is one of the winning schools for this challenge. If we are one of the Elite 8 schools, our 3rd grade students will attend a celebration at Wingate University on March 31. Informational flyers will go home with 3rd grade students on Monday. Good luck 3rd graders!
Thank you and have a good night.
"Read Across America" Week is coming to Shiloh! Join us next week, February 27 - March 3rd, as we celebrate Dr. Seuss' birthday at Shiloh!
Monday - "Fox in Socks" (Wear silly or mismatched socks.)
Tuesday - "Green Eggs and Ham" (Wear the color GREEN!)
Wednesday - "Wacky Wednesday" (Let's get silly! Wear your clothes backwards, inside out, or mismatched.)
Thursday - "The Cat in the Hat" (Wear your favorite hat.)
Friday - "Sleep Book" (Wear appropriate pajamas or comfy clothes. Get ready for a day of READING!)
Shiloh families: Today was the first day that our chocolate went home for our annual chocolate sale. Please remember that this is our main school fundraiser for the year, and we appreciate everyone’s support! The sale will end on February 28. Thank you again!
Shiloh is proud of 4th grader Christopher Cornejo for making it to the 11th round in today’s UCPS Spelling Bee! We are also proud of 4th grade runner-up Shaina Acenas!
Shiloh families: It's not too late to order a yearbook! Please send in your payment or order online by March 17th, 2017.
Mr. Spencer’s phone message to Shiloh families on 1/13/17:
Hello Shiloh families, this is Mr. Spencer with a few announcements. First, thank you for your cooperation with our two 2-hour delays this week. While we cannot predict the weather, we truly appreciate your assistance with following the abbreviated schedule for those days. And please be sure to follow all UCPS and Shiloh social media outlets such as Facebook, Twitter, and the websites for up to date information on potential school closings as well as other important information.
Thanks also to everyone who supported our recent PTA Night at Kate's Skate last night. We certainly are thankful for your support and for our awesome PTA. Remember that school will be closed on Monday, January 16 in observance of the Martin Luther King, Jr., holiday. Report cards will go home with all students on Wednesday, January 18.
We also have two important happenings in February we wanted to mention at this time. Mark your calendars for Saturday, February 18 as Shiloh will open its doors from 11-3 for a celebration of our 100 years as a school. Various fun events will be offered for Shiloh students and families that day. We hope to see you there! Also, our annual chocolate sale will run from February 8-28 and information on the chocolate sale will be sent home soon.
Thank you again, and have a good night.
Shiloh families: Are you craving chocolate now? That’s great because our annual chocolate sale is right around the corner! It will run from February 8-28. Information will be sent home soon with students. Thank you in advance for your support of our sale.
Congratulations to Mrs. Long as she is a Top 20 finalist for the UCPS Teacher of the Year! We are so proud of Mrs. Long and we wish her the very best!!
Shiloh families, please note that students are not to bring laser lights, flashlights, or similar objects to school or on the bus. We do not want these items to present safety concerns to drivers or to distract others. Thank you.
2016-17 UCPS Early Release Days Information:
Attention Shiloh Families: Union County Public Schools will have four Early Release Days during the 2016-17 school year. The next Early Release Day will be on Wednesday, December 7. These days will allow teachers and staff to participate in professional development sessions. On Early Release Days, lunch will be served and buses will run according to the adjusted schedule. The UCPS After School Program at Shiloh will begin after dismissal and will end at 6 PM. On the Early Release Days, Shiloh will be open for students from 7:30-11:00 AM. Please work out all arrangements for your children for the 11 AM dismissal. Also, please contact any day cares or after school businesses to find out if they will be open at that time and if they will pick up your child from school. We wanted you to have this information now so that you can plan accordingly. We thank you in advance for your assistance as we want the Early Release Days to run as smoothly as possible. The remaining two Early Release Days will take place on February 15 and March 22. This information can also be found on the UCPS website by clicking here: Early Release Days 2016-17 Thank you.
Shiloh families: Please click here for directions on following us on Twitter and e-news! We send out a lot of important school information through these social media outlets, as well as our Facebook page, including updates on school events, late buses, holidays, etc. Call us if you have any questions. Thank you!
Shiloh was awarded the top honor for our global efforts by being named a 2015-16 UCPS International School! Go Shiloh!
Shiloh families: Please note that Mrs. Aldredge has been temporarily assigned to Marshville Elementary School. We look forward to her return to Shiloh. In her absence, Mrs. Rosanne Bateman will begin to cover for Mrs. Aldredge. Mrs. Bateman is a retired UCPS principal with many years of experience. Thank you.
Shiloh was recently named a Model PBIS School by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction! This is an honor that we are very proud of- Go Shiloh!
Shiloh families: We want to hear “paws-itive” news from you about our staff! We have created the Unsung Bulldog Award as a means to have our school community recognize two staff members per month for going above and beyond in their roles here at Shiloh. The Unsung Bulldog winners will be those who have done certain acts or deeds not for the credit, but because they were the right things to do for our students or families.
We value your feedback, and that is why the Unsung Bulldog winners will be chosen based upon feedback from you. Two winners will be announced at our monthly staff meetings. Thank you. Here is the link to the award.
Shiloh families: Please be aware that each school has an Asbestos Management Plan (AMP) on site located at the front desk. This plan is available for review by anybody upon request. Thank you.
Mrs. Cathy Long is Shiloh’s Teacher of the Year! Congratulations to Mrs. Long!
Mrs. Robin White is Shiloh’s Teacher Assistant of the Year! Congratulations to Mrs. White!
Please be reminded that UCPS will be having several Early Release Days this school year. For a list of these dates for year-round and traditional schools please visit this link and view the calendars near the top of the page.
Shiloh families: Please be sure you check the UCPS Year Round calendar for important dates. This year, remember that we will have 4 Early Release Days on September 21, December 7, February 15, and March 22. We will dismiss at 11 AM on Early Dismissal Days. Lunch will be served and buses will operate on Early Release Days. Please be sure your child’s teacher knows how your child will be going home on the Early Dismissal Days. Thank you.
Parents- Please remember that our handbook states the following regarding outside food items: No homemade food items may be brought to school to share with classmates. Please remember that many students have food allergies. Due to safety concerns, please only share with classmates pre-packaged foods that include nutrition and ingredient information. Please contact your child’s teacher if you have any questions. Thank you.
Shiloh turns 100 this year! 100 years of excellence. 100 years of high expectations. 100 years of pride. Go Shiloh!
2016-17 UCPS Early Release Days will be September 21 (year-round schools), December 7, February 15 and March 22. Union County Public Schools will have four Early Release Days during the 2016-17 school year. The days will allow teachers and staff to participate in professional development sessions. On Early Release Days, lunch will be served and buses will run according to the adjusted schedule. The UCPS After School Program will follow the Early Release Schedule and end at 6 p.m. On the Early Release Days, Shiloh will be open for students from 7:30-11:00 AM. We wanted you to have this information now so that you can plan accordingly for these days. This information can also be found on the UCPS website by clicking here: UCPS 2016-2017 Early Release Schedule
Shiloh families: Please remember that, per UCPS, the access road that runs behind our school and ends in the Sun Valley High School parking lot is for UCPS buses and personnel only. It is not a public roadway.
We utilize the Connect-ED telephone system to relay important information to our Shiloh families. If you are not receiving these phone messages, it’s likely that we do not have your updated phone number on file. If this is the case, please contact the school to provide us with your updated number. Additionally, if you change your telephone number, please provide us with that updated information as well. We want to be sure that everyone stays up-to-date with the latest announcements and reminders.
Please remember that smoking is not permitted on UCPS property, per UCPS Board Policy 3-5 (a). We have had reports of adults smoking while in our car rider line, and that is not permitted. Thank you for your cooperation.
Parents: Your children may bring their own hand sanitizer from home. However, they cannot share it with other students. Our teachers who would like to use hand sanitizer for their classroom use will need to purchase it from the UCPS approved list of manufacturers.
Shiloh Families: Please note that per Central Services, UCPS bus drivers will only release our Pre-K, Kindergarten and 1st Grade students to a responsible adult.
Parents: While in our morning car rider line, please be sure to pull up all the way along the curb (just past our 2nd mobile unit) before dropping your child off. This will ensure a smooth flow to our car rider line. Thank you in advance.
Parents: Please be aware that Shiloh Elementary School has, and follows, an anti-bullying/cyber-bullying plan. This is in accordance with the UCPS anti-bullying plan. The plan can be found on our School Improvement Plan located on our school website.
Shiloh’s Site Based Management Team has decided that electronic devices such as Kindles, ipads, etc., are not to be allowed at school. In addition, such electronic devices are not allowed on UCPS buses. Our Site Based Management Team is comprised of parents, teachers, and teacher assistants.
Shiloh families: As a reminder from our Transportation Department, please remember that students are only to ride to/from school on buses to which they are assigned.
Parents are strongly encouraged to not bring in food from restaurants during our lunches. Also, homemade foods are not permitted to be brought into UCPS schools. Please note that our cafeteria is able to provide a wonderful assortment of birthday cupcakes and treats should parents be interested. Please contact the office for more information.