Principal's Newsletter

Shabonee Newsletter - Trimester Updates & Performances
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Third Trimester Begins March 4

Monday, March 4, begins the third and final trimester of the school year. Parents can access the second trimester report cards electronically on March 15 at 12:00 PM via Parent Portal. Report cards are available electronically upon the conclusion of the first and second trimesters. A printed copy will go home with students on the last day of the third trimester. 

For instructions on accessing your child’s report card on Infinite Campus, view this 30-second video. The first section of the video is for Wood Oaks students, and the second section addresses kindergarten through fifth grade

 In Summary: 

  1. To access your child’s report, log into Parent Portal. 
  2. Then on the left click “More.” On the new main window, you can now click “Online report cards.” 

You will need to choose your child’s name from the drop-down menu, then the report card you wish to view.  

Lunch Groups Updated on March 4

As we move into the third trimester, the lunch/recess rotations will change so that the fourth graders will be back together again, and the third 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 encourage friendships and play. 

Grade 5 Orchestra and Band Performances (Reminder) 

The Shabonee 5th grade students who participate in band and orchestra have upcoming performances at Wood Oaks. There are no performances during the school day. 

5th Orchestra: Fifth graders in orchestra will perform at Wood Oaks on Tuesday, February 27, at 6:30 PM. 

5th Band: Fifth graders in band will perform at Wood Oaks on Wednesday, February 28, at 6:30 PM. 

All performers should arrive at Wood Oaks at 6:00 PM and wear their black Northbrook 27 music shirt, black pants, and black shoes.  

Grade 4 Orchestra and Band Performance on March 5 (Reminder) 

The Shabonee 4th grade students participating in band and orchestra will perform at 6:30 PM in the Shabonee Gym on March 5. There will not be a performance during the school day. All performers should arrive at 6:00 PM, and wear their black Northbrook 27 music shirt, black pants, and black shoes.  


The doors will open at 6:00 PM for the 6:30 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. 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 6:00 PM. The gymnasium has stairs. Please contact the school office in advance if you have special needs accessing the space.

Shabonee Spirit Days

  • 1 -  Pet Day (bring a picture of your pet or favorite animal)
  • 8 -  Spring Day (Wear flowers or spring themes) 
  • 15 - St. Patrick’s Day Wear Green
  • 21 - Vacation Day - vacation t-shirts or themes (Thursday)