May Huskie Howl
May 1st, 2023
MAY HUSKIE HOWL
NOTE FROM THE PRINCIPAL
It's hard to believe that May is here! I would like to take this opportunity to celebrate this year’s success.
Our students and teachers have worked hard on grade level concepts and they are currently finishing state level assessments to show how much they have learned.
Our Parent-Teacher Organization (PTO) has spear-headed so many events this year, here are a few of the highlights: Flower Power Fundraiser, Breakfast with Buddies, and Staff Appreciation Week.
Our support staff has put in countless hours to assist in learning, make sure students are fed and safe, and that our school is clean and safe.
And to our parents I would like to send a huge THANK YOU! Without your support, none of this would be possible. Thank you for trusting us with your student’s education and well being.
- Principal Christina Nava
May 16, 2003 UPCOMING LEVY INFORMATION
$1,000,000 ($600,000 for maintenance and roof replacements at Carberry and Shadow Butte)
($400,000 for personnel, some current and some new positions to support our students with special needs)
UPCOMING EVENTS / CALENDAR
May 1-5 - National Teacher Appreciation Week
May 5 - 5th Grade Field Trip - Civil War Exhibit at Eagle Island
May 9 - 3rd Grade Field Trip - Emmett Museum, Downtown and Black Canyon Dam
May 10 - Dress Up Day: Wacky Wednesday (Socks/Hair/Clothes)
May 11 - Kinder Music Concert, Music Room, Wille - 2:00, Dunkin 2:30
May 12 - Kinder Music Concert, Music Room, Pollard 2:30, McKnight 3:00
May 16 - PTO Meeting, Library, 5:30
May 17 - Core Value Assembly - If your student is selected, you will receive an invite via email
May 19 - Class Birthday Celebrations, 3:15
May 24 - No Early Release - Full School Day
May 24 - 5th Grade Graduation, 6:30
May 25 - Field Day 9:30 - 1:30
May 26 - Kindergarten Graduation, 11:00
May 26 - Last Day of School Early Release 1:30
LOOKING AHEAD ...
School Office Open Mon - Fri 8:30 am - 3:30 pm until June 16th
Office will reopen August 1
August 16 - OPEN HOUSE 5:00 - 7:00 pm
August 22 - FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL (1st - 5th Grade)
August 22 - Kindergarten Orientation
August 23 - Kindergarten First Day of School
ASK YOUR STUDENT...
DID YOU KNOW?
Thank you parents for filling out our annual parent survey! Here are some highlights from the survey:
- We had 105 surveys returned.
- 101 Surveys indicated that Shadow Butte is an inviting place.
- 97 Surveys indicated that Shadow Butte responds promptly.
- 75 Surveys indicated that Shadow Butte seeks input.
- 99 Surveys indicated that Shadow Butte has adults that care about students.
This feedback helps us grow and improve our systems at our school. Next year, we will work on increasing opportunities to gather your input. Please come to our next PTO meeting on May 16th at 5:30pm. We have an option to join online if that is more convenient. Here's the information:
Google Meet joining info
Video call link: https://meet.google.com/zta-vmfp-qui
Or dial: (US) +1 413-357-2019 PIN: 978 448 210#
Questions from Survey
These specific questions, concerns and feedback were asked in our annual parent survey. I appreciate you asking!
Question: Bathroom doors do not lock.
Response: Our wonderful Custodian noticed that our bathroom locks were not functioning due to wear and tear. Over Spring Break, he replaced 8 locks and will continue to replace others as needed.
Questions: Front Doors are not locked.
Response: We will be installing locked doors like the high school and middle school. During COVID, we locked the doors and if kids were picked up, we walked them outside. We can do the same with our new doors. Or we can have you come in to pick them up. We would like your thoughts on this process. Use the Feedback Link below.
Concern: Bullying needs to be addressed.
Response: Our school takes Bullying very seriously. Every employee in the Emmett School District must take a bullying course. Our district has defined bulling as "repetitive, un-fair match, and causing emotion, physical, or social harm." When students report bullying, our staff asking specific questions to determine if the situation is bullying or peer conflict. If bullying is evident, the office contacts parents and develop a plan for all students involved. If necessary, we contact the police to help us address the situation.
Concern: Student do not have enough time to eat lunch
Response: All Idaho schools must adhere to instructional minutes set by the state. In other words, recesses and lunch breaks are limited to meet state requirements. Currently, students have 35 minutes for lunch and recess. Students are allowed to stay inside to finish their lunch as long as needed.
We value your feedback!
At Shadow Butte Elementary, we are about doing our best to support students, staff and families.
Let us know the things that you love and any areas that you want us to improve!
LITTLE HUSKIES PRESCHOOL REGISTRATION
The Emmett School District is opening registration for the 2023-2024 school year preschool program. The deadline to submit applications is May 31st.
Little Huskies Preschool enrollment packets can be picked up at the District Office, 119 N. Wardwell Ave., or you may email firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also download them on the District Website.
Preschool Program Director Shannon Anderson asks parents to register only if their child meets at least one of the following situations:
The student is currently on the waiting list for Head Start.
The student did not qualify for Emmett School District developmental preschool services.
The student qualifies for services under the McKinney-Vento Act (see paperwork included in the registration packet for details.)
The student is currently on the waiting list for another preschool, or the student is not enrolled elsewhere.
The student lives in the household of an immediate family member who is an employee of Emmett School District.
The following information may provide answers to questions regarding Little Huskies Preschool:
Little Huskies Preschool is free of charge.
A total of 36 students will attend the preschool four days/week. There will be morning and afternoon sessions of 18 students each.
The preschool will be held at the Butte View Complex.
Students must be potty trained to attend Little Huskies Preschool.
Students who will attend Kindergarten for the 2024-2025 session will be enrolled first.
Families will be notified of their enrollment status the week of June 5th.
You may email the program director at email@example.com or call the Emmett School District office at 208-365-6301 if you have any questions.
The preschool will officially start classes in September 2023. An open house for parents of those children who are officially enrolled will be held in August.
If you are on the Little Huskies waiting list: Direct any questions to firstname.lastname@example.org. You will be notified when there is space available for your student.
NOTE FROM THE SCHOOL NURSE
A Few Things: As the year comes to an end…
Please plan to stop by the nurse’s office to pick up any medications for your child. Medication not picked up by the last day of school, will have to be discarded.
Just a reminder any medications whether, prescribed, over the counter, or vitamins need to come through the nurse's office.
Please wash and return any clothing that your student may have borrowed and not returned throughout the year.
Thank you for allowing me to take care of your child this year!
A Note from the Counselor
We are bringing Girls on the Run to Shadow Butte this fall 2023! Mark you calendars and fill out this form to show your interest:
What is Girls on the Run? Here is some info from the flyer:
Twice per week for 10 weeks, girls will have fun, make friends, increase their physical activity levels and learn important life skills. Trained and caring coaches lead 3rd - 5th grade girls through interactive lessons and movement activities. The season ends with a celebratory 5K event.
Sound like something you would like your child to participate in? Fill out the form and help us get this amazing program going.
H.O.P.E. (Healthy Outcomes from Positive Experiences) week is May 8-12 this year. Families play an integral part in helping supporting children's healthy growth. Below you will find a Parent's guide to some ways you can participate in H.O.P.E. week with your child.
NOTE FROM THE LIBRARY
We are closing in on the end of the school year! With that this is our last week to check out books (May 2-5). This gives us time to get all books returned and fines paid so we can get the library ready for summer and a new year! If you are unsure if your child has a book out please reach out and be looking for any missing book notices coming home.
Also if you student participated in Roaring Readers or Boise Hawks, we are still waiting on those tickets. I have personally reached out to both programs and tickets will be available shortly. Thank you for your patients and understanding.
Shadow Butte Elementary School wants our students to be safe at school. To ensure safety, adult supervision is provided from 8:35 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on the playground, bus area and inside the school. The students are the parents’ responsibility at all other times. If you are dropping off your child before this unsupervised time, please know that we do not have staff available to watch your child. If you can make arrangements to drop off children after 8:35, that would be greatly appreciated.
- If there are changes on how your children will be going home at the end of the day, those changes must be called into the office at 208-365-0877 by 3:15 pm and on Wednesdays by 1:45 pm. Please plan ahead because it disrupts the process of release time when we pull students from the bus line if they are already there.
Sign up Today for the Infinite Campus Parent Portal. A Parent Portal Account will give you access to pay for Lunches Online, view Student Attendance, view Student Grades (4th and 5th Grades), and receive School Correspondence. Call the School Office if you need assistance with getting logged into your parent portal.
ECO WORLD DONATION BIN
Donate your gently used clothes and shoes to the Collection Bin that is located in the Southeast Corner of the Visitor Parking Lot. ECO World will be donating the items to local nonprofits. Our school will receive .04 cents per pound of the items that are donated.
- Email the PTO at email@example.com with any curiosities or suggestions you have.
- Stay up-to-date with PTO volunteer opportunities and event reminders on our social platforms.
- Sign up to receive text messages from the PTO for events, activities, reminders, and more!
- Check out our dedicated page on the Shadow Butte website as a resource for getting involved.
HUSKIE SPIRIT GEAR FOR SALE 💙🖤
Huskie spirit gear items, created by Your Name on This, are for sale in front of the office with order forms. A huge thank you to Staci Rogers for setting up at Breakfast with Buddies to showcase the gear and taking orders during the event!
BREAKFAST WITH BUDDIES 🍩
Our Shadow Butte community showed up BIG time for our annual Breakfast with Buddies event!
We "donut" know what we'd do without all of our amazing volunteers to make events like this a success!
The PTO estimates close to 250 attendees stopped in for donuts, muffins & drinks. The turnout far exceeded our expectations, as well as our food supply!
5TH GRADE CELEBRATION 👩🎓👨🎓
The PTO Presents: 5th Grade Celebration
We are excited to start a new tradition at Shadow Butte to celebrate our 5th graders moving on to the middle school.
The event will be held May 24th @ 6:30 PM in the Shadow Butte gym. An afternoon assembly rehearsal will take place on May 24th for parents who cannot attend during the evening. Light snacks and drinks will be served. We hope to see you there!
NEXT PTO MEETING MAY 16TH @ 5:30 PM 💬
Join us for the next PTO meeting in the Shadow Butte library. Come in-person, or join virtually through Google Meet. All parents who attend the meeting (virtually or in-person) are entered to win a $10 eGift card!
Upcoming Meeting Nominations Needed:
The PTO is looking for two engaged, passionate, and self-lead team members to join our team! We are filling our President & Vice President positions for the 2023-2024 year.
To lead that PTO Board toward specific goals chosen by its members. The President is the presiding officer and the official representative of the organization.
Vice President Responsibilities:
They are the primary aide to the President to help lead the PTO Board towards its goals. Must be ready, willing and able to step into the President’s job in case the President is unable to complete his/her term for any reason.
Simply put, we are looking for two people eager to serve, have a strong ability to lead a team, are organized and efficient, have great communication skills, and collaborate well with not only the board, but our administration and parents.
If this is you, let's chat! Email the PTO at firstname.lastname@example.org or direct message us and let us know you're interested. We'll be taking nominations at our May 16th PTO Board meeting
FLOWER POWER FUNDRAISER 🌷
THANK YOU so much for everyone who participated in purchasing seeds and sharing about the fundraiser! We are thrilled with the amount we were able to raise to fund Field Day bounce houses later this month.
Congratulations to our student winners who are winning some awesome prizes:
🥇 Ryder C.
🥈 Trinton W.
🥉 Thayden W.