Shabonee Newsletter - No School, End of Trimester, 4th Grade Musical...

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Shabonee Newsletter - No School, End of Trimester, 4th Grade Musical...
Students in costume during Halloween events

Monday was an extra special day with Halloween activities and the PTA-sponsored parties at the end of the day. Thank you to all of our room parents for your support in making these celebrations successful for the children!

Reminders for the upcoming week:

  • Daylight savings time ends this weekend. Remember to adjust your clocks on Sunday morning! 
  • There is No School on Election Day, Tuesday, November 8
  • There is No School for students on Veteran’s Day, Friday, November 11, while the staff is engaged in professional learning. 

First Trimester ends on November 10

The first trimester of school ends on Thursday, November 10. Report cards will be available for access in the Parent Portal on Friday, December 2. Information to access the report cards will be shared as the date gets closer. 

As we move into the second trimester, the lunch/recess rotations will change so that the fifth graders will be back together again, and the fourth grade classes will be split for the lunch and recess period. We’ve found this shared experience of splitting the lunch by trimester works well to balance the need to run an efficient school schedule with maintaining and extending friendships. Also, no grade level is divided for more than a trimester. If your child expresses concern that a friend may have a different recess, please let their teacher know so that we can work to make the short 20-minute recess period enjoyable during the time of transition. We are also promoting the use of the Buddy Bench as a way to help promote friendships and play. 

Grade 4 Music performance on November 16

The fourth graders will present Harmony High on Wednesday, November 16. There are two performances, one for the school at 2:15 and another at 7:00 PM in the Shabonee Gym for families. The afternoon performance will be livestreamed for those parents and grandparents that cannot attend in the evening. A link to the stream will appear as a pop-up window shortly before the performance starts. 

The doors will open at 6:40 PM for the 7:00 PM performance. Please do not arrive earlier as the building will not be open. We encourage you to carpool with friends and neighbors because parking tends to fill up for this performance. Park only in dedicated parking spots and use extra caution when entering and leaving school grounds. Parking is available in the main lot located off Pfingsten Road, the alternate lot located off Moon Hill Drive, and overflow parking is available behind the gym once the parking lots are completely filled. You may enter at Doors A, N, or E beginning at 6:40 PM. 

Terra Nova Testing After Thanksgiving 

Our students will be taking the Terra Nova Assessment between November 29 and December 2 during a portion of each morning. You will receive information about your child’s performance on these assessments in late January.  

Picture Retakes on November 9

Picture retakes will take place in the morning on November 9 in the morning. Please follow the instructions provided in your picture packets for additional information if your child needs to retake photos or if making up a photo from the original date. .

Upcoming District 27 Parent Workshop (reminder)

Join District 27 for our first parent workshop of the school year! From 6:30-8:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 10, District consultant Dr. Jay Marks will share his expertise in “How to Talk to Your Children About Diversity & Identity.” This parent workshop is part of the District’s journey toward cultural proficiency. Parents and guardians will gain resources to manage these conversations with their children and make everyday connections. We look forward to seeing you! Registration is requested by Tuesday, November 8. 

How to Talk To Your Children About Diversity & Identity" from 6:30-8 p.m. November 10

Shabonee Spirit Days

  • 11/10- Patriotic Day - Wear patriotic themes or Red, White, and Blue 
  • 11/18- Hat Day
  • 11/22 - Thanksgiving or Thankful Theme