Principal's Newsletter

Welcome to the new school year! The Shabonee staff and I are eager to meet your children on Wednesday, August 22 for the first day of school. The staff and I have been busy working all summer to prepare the building and get ready for the new year.

Families can expect information with details about the start of school, along with teacher and class details, to arrive home via US Mail this week. As I’ve mentioned in the past, a great deal of planning and consideration go into developing the class sections while carefully balancing all of the factors that are necessary to meet the needs of all the young children we serve. Placements are final at this time. Information about the lunch rotations, arrival/dismissal traffic patterns, and snack/allergy information can also be found in the mailing. Please take moment to review the content before the first day of school. The kids will also bring home an additional packet of information at the end of the first day.

Please note that the school office will be closed periodically between Friday, August 17 and Tuesday, August 21 while the staff return from the summer hiatus and are involved in a variety of trainings and meetings as we get ready for the new school year.

New Websites

The District 27 websites have been updated this summer. We hope that you’ll find the new layout easy to use and the features to be helpful in meeting your needs. I especially like the new calendar feature where you can select the schools your children attend to get a snapshot of all the activities happening.

Also, check out our new Twitter feed @shabonee27.  Mrs. Buchanan and I hope to tweet from time to time too.  

School Supplies

For the families that purchased supplies through the PTA, those kits will be waiting in your child’s classroom on the first day of school. School supply lists are posted on our website for those families that choose to purchase on their own. You may also click the link below to access those lists.

Grade 3 Meet and Greet on Tuesday, August 21 between 2:45 and 3:15

Third grade students and their parent(s) are invited to join us for a quick informal meet and greet to visit their classrooms and meet their teachers. Due to the large number of visitors, we ask that you please make this a quick visit so that the teachers can say hello to everyone. Please arrive and enter at Door A no earlier than 2:45.