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Final 21-22 Shabonee Newsletter

2021-2022 School Year Comes to a Close

As the students and staff embark on the summer hiatus, I want to thank all of our families and staff for their collaboration in helping our Shabonee Dolphins achieve academic and social-emotional success. Our work together is a significant part of ensuring our children have a happy and successful school year.  

I also want to thank our very dedicated and generous PTA members for their assistance throughout the year. From helping secure support to providing innovative ways to engage children and share kindness with the staff, the PTA helped make this year go swimmingly well. 

As we close the school year, there are several staff members who I want to thank for their service to our students. Please join me in wishing Dr. Buchanan, Miss Dondit, Mrs. Geoffrion, and Mr. Lograsso well as they move on to new chapters upon the close of school today. We thank them for their service and dedication to our school community.

We wish everyone a wonderful summer on behalf of all the Shabonee staff! 

 

Report Card Access on June 1 at Noon

The final report card will be available to parents in Parent Portal after 12:00 PM on June 1, and a printed copy will go home with the children. Report cards will be mailed home to parents of children who are not present on the last day of school. 

For instructions on accessing your child’s report card via Parent Portal, view this 30-second video. The first section of the video is for Wood Oaks students, and the second section addresses kindergarten through fifth grade. 

 In Summary: 

  1. To access your child’s report, log into Parent Portal. 
  2. Then on the left click “More.” On the new main window, you can now click Online report cards. 
  3. Once you click on that, you will need to choose your child’s name from the drop-down menu, then the report card you wish to view.  

 

School Supply lists 

School supply lists for the next school year can be downloaded on the Shabonee School website

PTA School Supply Kit Ordering (OPTIONAL)  

Make sure to check out the school supply ordering information in the PTA section of the newsletter. This is not a fundraiser but a cost-effective way to help support parents for the fall. Supply lists will be posted on the Shabonee web page this summer for families who choose to purchase supplies independently. 

  

Reflex Math Open Through July

Math fact fluency refers to the ability to accurately recall the basic facts in multiplication and division quickly and effortlessly. When children gain automaticity with these facts, they have attained mastery that allows them to remember them without conscious effort or attention. Children who have achieved fluency can devote their working memory to problem-solving and learning new concepts and skills. When a child has not gained fluency, it hinders progress with problem-solving as the child is using the working memory to compute the operation instead. To help support your child’s fluency growth, the district has extended the Reflex Math membership through July. Your child will be able to log into their account even though the school year has ended. As a parent, you can login using your child’s information to check on their progress. This will help to support your child’s transition to the next grade. If your child has difficulty using the program, please feel free to use flashcards or other online resources.

 

Summer Reading

There are lots of good book lists and recommendations on our school library page if your child is looking for summer reading ideas. The Northbrook Public Library also offers summer reading opportunities. Check them out for more information. 

 

Class Mailing in August 

We look forward to seeing our incoming third, fourth, and fifth graders on Thursday, August 18, for the first day of the 2022-23 school year. Teacher information will be available through the Infinite Campus system about a week before school begins in August. We will also send a mailing with other essential details to start the school year. Please reference the school website for additional information and news as it becomes available throughout the summer, especially as the school year draws near.