Principal's Newsletter

Shabonee Newsletter - Family Night today, IAR/STAR Reports, Picture Day, Conferences...
Fourth graders have a visit from author, Remy Lai

We hope to see you at tonight’s PTA-sponsored Family Night from 5:00 - 7:00 on the blacktop behind the gym. Please remember to adhere to parking restrictions in the fire lanes. Children must be accompanied by an adult. We hope this is a great event for everyone! Remember that Monday, September 25, is a District 27 holiday, and school is not in session.

IAR and STAR Reports

Next week, parents will receive School Messenger emails containing student performance results from the Spring 2023 IAR and Fall 2023 STAR assessments. Please note that parents with students in third grade will receive two total reports: one for STAR Math and one for STAR Reading. Parents with students in grades four and five will receive a total of four reports: two for STAR and two for IAR. For students new to District 27 this year, only the STAR assessment reports will be sent.

Picture day is Wednesday, September 27

Picture order forms were sent home with students. If your child is absent from school on picture day, they will be able to take pictures on the make-up date, Wednesday, November 8. A copy of the order form is available for download  

Parent-Teacher Conference Sign-Up (Reminder)

Parent-teacher conferences will take place between October 11 and 13. Conferences are 15 minutes so that parents can meet with both teachers together. We’ve found this structure works best given our partner teaching model. We are using Meet the Teacher to sign up for conferences giving the parent more control over their schedule. The conference sign-up system will open on September 26 at 9:00 AM. Information about how to sign up for a conference with your child’s teachers was emailed to you on September 13. As always, please contact your child’s teachers or the school office if you have any questions or concerns. Parent-teacher conferences are just one of the opportunities to talk about progress, and parents are welcome and encouraged to reach out to their child’s teacher(s) at any time during the school year. It’s truly through our collaborative efforts that our students achieve success.

Shabonee Spirit Days


  • 29 - Tie-Dye Day

October Dates

  • 6 - Grade level color day (Grade 3: Green, Grade 4 Red, Grade 5 Blue)
  • 13 - Wacky hair day
  • 20 - Superhero day
  • 27 - Sweatshirt day