Shabonee Newsletter - Reading Curriculum, Picture Day, Canvas...

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Shabonee Newsletter - Reading Curriculum, Picture Day, Canvas...
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There is No School on Monday, September 5 in honor of Labor Day. Enjoy the long weekend! 

Reading Curriculum Update

As we shared with you at Curriculum Night, we are using Into Reading this year as a core resource for reading instruction. For more information about our use of the new resource and how to access it, please read this letter from Dr. Olson, Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment. 

Picture day is Wednesday, September 28

Save the date! Picture order forms went home last Friday. 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.  

Canvas and Technology Support for Parents (Canvas, Infinite Campus Parent Portal, and Class Link   (Reminder)

Shabonee classroom teachers use Canvas to send notifications to parents about classroom news and there is content on the Canvas pages that help extend and support learning. If you missed last week’s newsletter, I’m including helpful information below to support our parents. 

As school is underway and many student assignments are posted online, especially at the upper elementary and middle school levels, we have revamped our Technology Resources for Parents landing page. You can reach this page through any of the school websites or District website by hovering over the Parents tab and selecting Technology Resources. This new landing page will help you discern which of the top three technology applications to use and for what function. If you are directly supporting your child with school work, we advise you to log into ClassLink using your child’s credentials. ClassLink is a single sign-on application that students are learning to use this year, which will allow access to all online resources used at the student’s grade level. Depending on the grade level of your child, it may take a few weeks before the students have their credentials and have everything set up in ClassLink. The Parent Canvas mobile app is also a highly useful tool for parents. Please consult the Technology Resources page for descriptions of when you would use this mobile app. Under the Canvas Support tab, we have loaded several short videos (90 seconds or less) to show how to navigate the Canvas app and use the features. Thank you for your partnership!

Chorus for 4th and 5th Graders

Shabonee general music teacher, Ms. Simonsen, has shared information via her Canvas announcement about Chorus, including the interest form that’s due by September 8. She will send another reminder next week, so look for that information if your child is interested in joining the Shabonee chorus. 


4th Grade: Tuesdays at 8:00 AM beginning on September 20

5th Grade: Wednesdays at 8:00 AM beginning on September 21

Lunch reminders

The PTA-sponsored hot lunch program began this week. Information about ordering can be found in the PTA section of the newsletter. Please remember to send lunch with your child on Tuesdays, when hot lunch is not available.

If your child forgets his/her lunch at home, you can drop off the lunch on the black cart in the foyer in Entrance A (main entrance). Each shelf will be identified by grade level. Please make sure to write your child’s name on their lunch. We will make sure children receive it before the lunch period. 

Shabonee September Spirit Days

  •  9 - Patriot Day
  • 16 - Classroom Choice
  • 23 - Backwards Day
  • 30 - Crazy Hair Day