The Howler September 30, 2022
Newsletter for the Shadow Hills Elementary School Community
Picture Day is on Thursday, October 6, 2022!!
Help Your Child Move Forward After a Setback
Children often have a "Chicken Little" point-of-view. That is, they see the smallest setback on the way to a goal as a sign that the sky is falling and they will never get there.
Failure can send a crushing blow. It can leave children feeling small and humiliated. Or it can cause them to get angry or give up.
To instill resilience when your elementary schooler hits a setback:
- Allow your child to talk about feelings of anger or disappointment. Don't rush to offer praise and reassurance right away. This denies your child's feelings.
- Tell a story about a childhood failure of yours that made you feel the way your child is feeling now. Explain that everybody has defeats and survives them.
- Point out all the things your child has accomplished. There were probably some things that were challenging. Reinforce that every bit of progress and learning is a success.
- Discuss problem-solving strategies for next time. Perhaps the goal wasn't realistic. Perhaps it should be broken down into parts. Or maybe your child needs a better plan.
- Help your child find new successes. Pursuing an alternative goal can provide some of the satisfaction missing from the original goal. Or your child could head in an entirely new direction.
Brought to you by:
Boise City Independent School District
Shadow Hills Elementary School
We are a PK-6th Public Elementary School in Boise, Idaho! We serve the community of NW Boise and parts of Eagle and Garden City. We have excellent community support for our outstanding teachers and staff! Thank you!
Inspiring curiosity and building integrity to cultivate a positive learning community.
We believe the most promising strategy for achieving the mission of Shadow Hills Elementary School is to develop our capacity to function as a professional learning community. We envision a school in which staff:
Cultivate a positive learning community
Unite to achieve a common purpose and clear goals
Work in collaborative teams
Seek and implement best practices that result in student growth and achievement
Monitor student progress
Demonstrate a personal commitment to the overall success and well-being of all students
(Vision based on P. 135 of the following book - Eaker, DuFour & DuFour. (2002). Getting Started: Reculturing Schools To Become Professional Learning Communities. Bloomington, Indiana: National Educational Service.)
We live the values of: Respect - Dignity - Honesty - Responsibility - Teamwork
One year of growth in one year's time...minimum...for each student.
Our Shadow Hills Pledge:
Remember who you are and what you represent. As Shadow Hills Wolves, we will work as a pack to be honest and responsible, to treat everyone with dignity and respect, to do our best, and be great team players!
11th Annual Capital Elementary Cross Country RACE
Run At Capital Event
See the flyer below!!
Do you want to make a positive difference in a student's life? Currently, Boise School District has a number of open positions, including Special Education Paraprofessionals, Just for Kids Childcare Providers,Title I Tutors, IT Systems Analyst, School Support Assistants, Sign Language Interpreter, School Custodians, Grounds Technician/ Equipment Operator, HVAC Technician, Warehouse Delivery Driver and more. Review our current job postings and apply online.
In addition, are our outside contractors have job openings for crossing guards, bus drivers and bus monitors. Learn more....
Parents Make the Difference!
From the PTO
Save the Date!
- October 10, 2022 - Freddy's Frozen Custard (see flyer below).
- November 9, 2022 - Chipotle
- December 2, 2022 - Panda Express
PTO Food Truck and Family Fun Night!!
Online Teacher Auction!!
Online Teacher Auction
Thank you again for supporting Shadow Hills!
Leftover 2021-2022 Yearbooks...
From the School Nurse...
CDH Student Flu Vaccine Clinic
Reminders...from the School Nurse...
1) The school district procedure regarding illness is linked below. Please review it. It should serve as a good guide with your illness decisions during our school year. If in doubt, please choose to keep your student home until you know what is developing. When a student is not feeling well, they are not at their optimum for learning. Thank you for your efforts to decrease the spread of any type of cold, flu or germs as we head into Flu and Cold season.
2) Our student records including health history plus in-school medication authorization need to be updated every year. Please take 5 minutes to do so.
The easiest way to update is online. By the time your student is at the secondary level, online is the primary option. Please start your annual habit with the following steps:
Open the Boise School District Home page, hover over the ‘Parent & Patrons’ hyperlink which opens more choices.
Look for and click on ‘Infinite Campus Parent Portal’. It is under the heading ‘Programs and Services’. You may already have the Infinite Campus parent portal saved.
Next window, click on ‘Parent Portal’
Click on ‘More’ in the black column on left of page
Click on ‘Annual Update’
Annual Notification Regarding Public Release of Student Directory Information
From the Social Worker
From the Counselor
Activities for Kids
1) Treasure Valley Youth LaCrosse League (TVYLL) 2022
2) Capital High School Soccer mini-camp for 1st-6th grades
Click this line for Treasure Valley AAU Basketball for 5th & 6th Grade Boys - Registration is open