Thank you to our families for your support and attendance at parent-teacher conferences this past week. We appreciate your collaborative efforts to help our students achieve success. Please feel free to follow-up with any of our staff throughout the academic year. We are committed to working with you to benefit the children.
Our PBIS efforts have focused on the theme of “kindness” throughout the month as we kicked off our first anti-bully lesson and practiced many acts of kindness. Next Wednesday, October 24 is Unity Day and Shabonee students may support our bully prevention efforts by wearing something orange to school. Unity Day, the signature event of National Bullying Prevention Month, has been recognized in the United States since 2011. We hope to show our support and come together as a school to prevent bullying.
5th Grade Jumpstart Band and Orchestra performance
The 5th Grade Jumpstart Band and Orchestra performance is coming up on Tuesday, October 23 at 7:00 PM. The program will include a demonstration of the rehearsal process and the pieces we have learned this fall. We look forward to sharing the music learning process with you!
All fifth graders should arrive at 6:45 PM to door A (main entrance).
- Band students should go to the stage and parents can be seated in the gym.
- Orchestra students and parents should go to the Flex Space (gym closest to the office).
3rd Grade Music Performance “Rock and Roll Forever-How it All Began” on Tuesday, November 6 at 7:00 PM
A wop bop a loo bop a wop bam boom! Celebrate how it all began with some of the biggest rock and roll stars ever to assemble at Shabonee School. From Elvis “the King,” Little Richard and James Brown to The Beach Boys and The Beatles, we guarantee you’ll want to swoon and croon right along, because rock and roll is here to stay! Now let’s get on with the “shoo!”
Doors will open at 6:40 PM, at which time third grade performers may report to their morning classrooms to meet their teachers. Siblings that attend the performance must remain seated with their parents in the gym at all times. We look forward to a wonderful evening together.
Thank you for adhering to our parking guidelines for evening events. Please only park in designated parking stalls. There are parking lots to the east and west of Shabonee.
Picture Retakes on November 7
Picture retakes will take place in the morning on November 7. Please follow the instructions provided in your picture packets for additional information if your child needs to retake photos.
Margaret Peterson Haddix Upcoming Author Visit on November 7
Mystery and suspense author Margaret Peterson Haddix will be visiting Shabonee School on Wednesday, November 7th! Haddix will be presenting about her work and process as a professional writer. Read more about Haddix on her website, haddixbooks.com.
Haddix will be signing her books on the day of the visit. Students are welcome to bring in their own copies of books by Haddix to be signed. Orders through the Book Bin have now closed.
Halloween - Wednesday, October 31 (Reminder)
To help with your planning for those children that choose to participate, please refer to the letter that children brought home for complete details about this special day. Children will be allowed to wear costumes to school. However, the success of this day is contingent upon parental cooperation and we rely on your support to keep this day focused on academics while still having some fun.
Some things to consider when planning your child's costume for school:
- Costumes must abide by our school dress code.
- Costumes should not limit vision or interfere with instruction and learning. This includes face masks that may only be worn during the parade and classroom party.
- Choose a costume that your child can take on and off (for bathroom purposes, lunch, Physical Education, etc.) on their own without help.
- Limit the amount of make-up, hair spray, etc. that the children will have to wear all day. Children will NOT be allowed to "touch-up" during the school day so please save these extras for events after school.
- Weapons of any kind (real or fake) are not allowed in school.
- Costumes promoting violent themes are not allowed in school.
- Rollerblades or skates are not permitted.
- Food should not be part of the costume or classroom celebration.
- Group costumes should not be worn at school as they promote exclusion of other students. This is one area where we really need parental support to make this a positive experience for everyone. Without the support of parents, the concept of dressing up for school is in jeopardy.