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Shabonee Newsletter - Thank you, Parent Workshop, Halloween ...
Hena Khan visits school to share her books

Thank you, parents!

Thank you for your support at parent-teacher conferences. We were delighted to have conversations that support our students’ success. Through our collaboration with families, children come to school happy and have a great experience at school. Please feel free to follow up with any of our staff throughout the academic year.  

School Pictures on November 9 (reminder)

The picture retake/make-up date is November 9 in the morning. 

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. 

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

 Halloween - Monday, October 31

We will hold a costume walk inside the school before lunch and recess starting at 10:50. The costume walk will be live-streamed for parents to view with a link posted on the school homepage at 10:30. The PTA-sponsored Halloween parties will take place at 2:40.

Children will be allowed to wear their costumes to school all day, so please help us have fun while keeping a focus on learning by following the guidelines below. For our school celebration, the costumes and themes need to be appropriate for children in a school setting. Please keep it simple. While we want to have fun on this special day, our priority is learning. The success of this day is contingent upon parental cooperation, and we rely on your support.  

 Consider the following when planning your child's costume for school:

  • Costumes must abide by our school dress code. 
  • Costumes should not limit vision or interfere with instruction and learning.  
  • Choose a costume that your child can take on and off (for bathroom purposes, lunch, Physical Education, etc.) on their own without help.
  • Limit the amount of make-up, hair spray, etc. that the children will have to wear all day. Children will NOT be allowed to "touch-up" during the school day, so please save these extras for activities outside of school. 
  • Weapons of any kind (real or fake) are not allowed in school.
  • Costumes promoting violent themes are not allowed in school.
  • Roller blades or skates are not permitted.
  • Food should not be part of the costume or classroom celebration. 
  • Group costumes should not be worn at school as they promote exclusion of other students. This is a request that we truly need parental cooperation and support to maintain this fun day for our children. 

Shabonee Spirit Days

  • 11/4 - Shabonee School Spirit - wear school colors (black and gold) or spirit-wear
  • 11/10- Patriotic Day - Wear patriotic themes or Red, White, and Blue 
  • 11/18- Hat Day
  • 11/22 - Thanksgiving or Thankful Theme