Shabonee Newsletter 5-27-22

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Shabonee Newsletter 5-27-22
4th Performance Spring 2022

There is no school on Monday, May 30, recognizing Memorial Day. 


Field Day on Tuesday

The annual Shabonee field day will take place on Tuesday, May 31. Activities will be scheduled during a portion of the morning and afternoon, both inside and outside. If the weather does not cooperate, we will only hold the indoor events. 

Children are encouraged to bring sunscreen for field day and dress appropriately for the weather and physical activity. Students must put on their own sunscreen or come to school with it already on and reapply during the day. Staff will not be expected to apply sunscreen to the children. Due to allergy issues, children will not be allowed to share sunscreen. We look forward to some fun as we celebrate the end of the school year.

Finally, we’ll hold lunch picnic style on May 31. A small “easy to carry” towel to sit on would work great for this activity. 


The final day of school (June 1) School Hours 9:00 - Noon (Reminder) 

Shabonee has modified school hours on June 1. School hours are 9:00 AM to noon, and there will be no lunch period this day. School buses will run on a modified schedule to accommodate the change. 


Chromebook Collection Dates (Final Reminder) 

Students will be turning in their district-issued Chromebooks, chargers, and bags to assess each device and prepare them for the next school year. These items will be turned in on Friday, May 27, and Tuesday, May 31, during the school day. Please feel free to reach out to Shabonee Technology Specialist, Mr. Enfield, in the technology department if you have any questions or concerns.


PTA School Supply Kit Ordering (OPTIONAL) for incoming 2022-23 Grade 3, 4, & 5 Students  

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. 


Note from the Health Office (Final Reminder) 

If your child has medication in the health office, please contact our nurse, Mrs. Woodward, to let her know if you want to pick up the medication or if your child should bring it home with them on the last day of school. 


Take 2 Shabonee Library Books this Summer (Reminder) 

All current 3rd-5th grade students can check out two books this summer and keep them until the first month of school, as long as they do not have any outstanding books or fees. Third and fourth grade students will return books to Shabonee, and fifth grade students will return books to Wood Oaks. 

Click here for a digital copy of the permission slip


Summer Reading books

The PTA is sponsoring a book for current third and fourth grade students to read over the summer. The teachers are planning activities using the books in the fall when the children return to school. Some children may choose to read the book independently, while others may want to read with a parent or adult. We hope this opportunity is fun and enjoyable. Current second graders will receive a book in August during opening days for the same purpose.


Tuesday, May 31 - Bring bags to school to transport items home

Everything in lockers, desks, and classrooms that belong to your child must go home or be donated. You may want to send a few reusable bags to school with your child so he/she can transport items easily. Donation boxes are available throughout the building for gently used items such as notebooks, pencils, markers, etc.


Lost and Found

The lost and found collection is dwindling. Everything is on display through the last day of school. If your child is missing something, please encourage them to take a moment to check the tables and coat rack by the school office. Everything remaining on June 1 will either be donated or thrown away.


Report Card Access on June 1  

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.  


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 student technology conference opportunity

GirlCon, a non-profit, student-led international technology conference, will be held June 15-18. The conference is part virtual and part in-person in Chicago. This fifth annual conference will feature various workshops, keynote speeches and networking for girls who want to learn more about the technology career field. More information:

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