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Shabonee Newsletter - No School May 27, Last Day Info, 4th Grade Concert, Summer Reading and more...



Fifth graders present their last concert of the school year

No School Monday, May 27

There is no school on Monday, May 27, in honor of Memorial Day. 

End-of-Year Information - Early Release on June 6th (Repost)

The last day of school will be held on Thursday, June 6th, with an adjusted bell schedule and early release. Please take a moment to review this information. Shabonee hours for students on June 6 will be from 9:00 AM to noon. The bus schedule will be adjusted 20 minutes later than the regular pick-up time in the morning.

4th Grade Band, Orchestra & Chorus Performance - May 29

There are two performances on May 29. One for the school at 2:15 and another at 6:30 PM   for families in the Shabonee gym. The afternoon performance will be live-streamed for those families who cannot attend in the evening. A link to the stream will appear as a pop-up window on the Shabonee School website shortly before the performance starts.        

All performers should start to arrive at 6:00 PM for the night concert and wear black music shirts, pants, and shoes. The doors will open at 6:00 PM. Please don't arrive earlier because the building will not be open. We encourage you to carpool with friends and neighbors as parking tends to fill up. Park only in dedicated parking spots, and be cautious when entering and leaving school grounds. Parking is available in the main lot located off Pfingsten Road, the west 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. The gymnasium has stairs. Please contact the school office in advance if you have special needs accessing the space. We look forward to celebrating a year of music with everyone. 

Information is posted on the Shabonee Performing Arts page. This page includes information about our music program, upcoming events throughout the year, and so much more. For evening performances, we also include event parking information.

Take 2 Shabonee Library Books this Summer  (Repost)

All current 3rd-5th grade students can check out two books this summer and keep them until the school year begins in August, as long as they do not have any outstanding books or fees. Third and fourth grade students will return books to Shabonee, and fifth grade students will return books to Wood Oaks. 

Click here for a digital copy of the permission slip

Summer Reading Books

The PTA is graciously sponsoring a book for current second, third, and fourth grade students to read over the summer. The teachers are planning activities using the books in the fall when the children return to Shabonee. Some children may choose to read the book independently, while others may want to read with a parent or adult. We hope the children enjoy the books! 

Lost and Found

The lost and found collection is still growing instead of shrinking. Everything is on display through the last day of school. If your child is missing something, please encourage them to take a moment to check the tables and coat rack. Everything remaining on the last day of school will either be donated or thrown away.

Field Day  - June 5

The annual Shabonee field day will take place on Wednesday, June 5. Activities will be scheduled during a portion of the morning and afternoon, both inside and outside. If the weather does not cooperate, we will only hold indoor events. We will have a picnic-style lunch in the gym on this date, so children are encouraged to bring a towel to sit on during lunch. 

Children are encouraged to bring sunscreen for field day and dress appropriately for the weather and physical activity. Students must put on their own sunscreen or come to school with it already on and reapply during the day. Staff will not be expected to apply sunscreen to the children. Due to allergy issues, children will not be allowed to share sunscreen. We look forward to some fun as we celebrate the end of the school year. 

PTA School Supply Kit Ordering (OPTIONAL)  

Make sure to check out the school supply ordering information in the PTA section of the newsletter. This is not a fundraiser but a cost-effective way to help support parents for the fall. Supply lists are posted on the Shabonee website for families who choose to purchase supplies independently. 

Report Card Access on June 6 at Noon

The final report card will be available to parents in Parent Portal after 12:00 PM on June 6, and a printed copy will go home with the children. Report cards will be mailed home to parents of children who are not present on the last day of school. 

For instructions on accessing your child’s report card via Parent Portal, 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. 

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