Shabonee Newsletter ... Parent-Teacher Conferences, Math Fact Fluency, Chorus...

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Shabonee Newsletter ... Parent-Teacher Conferences, Math Fact Fluency, Chorus...

Parent-Teacher Conference Sign Up

Parent-teacher conferences will take place on October 26 and 27. 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 29 at 9:00 AM. Information about how to sign-up for a conference with your child’s teachers will be emailed to you on September 21. 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.

Math Fact Fluency 

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, students use Reflex Math. Every child has an account and teachers monitor progress, especially in third grade, where multiplication is one of the first units in the year. 

Chorus update

The start of the Shabonee fourth and fifth grade chorus groups has been postponed. As a result, chorus will not begin next week as initially communicated. Ms. Simonsen will send an update when the new start date is determined. 

Lockdown Drill September 19

The Lockdown drill for Shabonee is scheduled for September 19. The date shared last week was incorrect. Please see the additional information about emergency preparedness that was shared a few weeks ago. 

Picture day is Wednesday, September 28

Save the date! Picture order forms have been sent home. A copy of the form is available for download. If your child is absent from school on picture day, they will be able to take pictures on the make-up date.  

Shabonee September Spirit Days

  • 23 - Backwards Day
  • 30 - Crazy hair day