Shabonee News

snowflake winter

While Fall is still officially here a little while longer, the cold weather and snow is upon us. Children are encouraged to wear layers for the variety of activities that take place throughout the day. To alleviate missing winter coats, gloves, hats, scarves, etc., please label your child’s garments with his/her name. It’s really incredible how many missing items pile up so quickly!  The lost and found will be donated or thrown away at the winter break. Encourage your child to check the items in the coming weeks if missing something. Children must be dressed in snow gear to play in the snow at recess. This ensures they stay both warm and dry. As a reminder, we go outside for recess unless:

  1. Temperature is below 15 degrees
  2. Heavy new snow of three inches or more
  3. Rain, regardless of the amount
  4. The temperature, when combined with the wind speed, produces a wind chill of 10 degrees or below

The PBIS structure is intended to help promote positive behaviors throughout the school year and help children to help themselves be better learners. Based on our frequent review of data, the Shabonee PBIS Universal Team has created a goal where the entire school is working on self-control through self awareness behaviors for the month of December. Students will learn and apply strategies that help them focus on keeping hands and feet to themselves, such as using appropriate voice levels, and to compromise when working collaboratively. Classes will work to earn a dance party on December 21 as an acknowledgement for their efforts.

Students in Mrs. Hoffman's classes created tiny works of art on tiles

Tiny works of art created by fourth-and fifth-grade students in Mrs. Hoffman's art classes are on display at the school.

After learning about the elements and principles of art, the students decorated 2-inch recycled laminate tiles.  The individual mini canvases are resting on tiny easels.

Take a look at all the great designs in the display case near the art room.


Student Arrival

Please be aware that morning supervision of children begins at 8:25 and children may not arrive early unless they participate in a morning school activity that they are scheduled to attend. Information about clubs and activities will be shared with families in the next few weeks. For most activities, the morning arrival time is between 7:50 - 8:00 and never earlier. For families that have conflicts, we suggest making arrangements with trusted neighbors, family members or friends. The office staff cannot supervise children that arrive outside of these times. Thanks for your cooperation.