Sheridan Newsletter 10.21.22
October 21, 2022
A Message from the Principal
Dear Sheridan Families,
It has been so wonderful to see all of you in the building for parent-teacher conferences. It is such a great reminder of our partnership with you and how much we can make a difference together! We also enjoyed our first Paws for Patrick visit!
Photo Retake Day:
VIP will be onsite on Thursday, October 27 for retakes!
From Your Librarian:
Please start bringing in your Family Craft Character Pumpkins Monday! Students will vote for their favorite three on Friday, October 28th. They can go home that day after voting! Need Info? Here you go....LINK.
We are excited to bring back costumes and our Halloween parade on Monday, October 31 at 9:45am. Students will be doing a loop around the field and showing off their amazing costumes. We hope you will join us! Please remember these costume parameters::
No gore or blood
Children must be able to sit down
Costumes must not be distracting to learning (we reserve the right to ask a child to take off a costume if it is districting the learning of themselves or others)
8:45am ~ Early Childhood AM class Parade
9:15am-12:15pm ~ Sheridan Parking Lot open to parents for parties (Parties will be organized between classroom teachers and room parents soon.)
1:00pm ~ EC PM-Grade 4 Parade! (Parents will be asked to park on Spruce)
1:45pm ~ Regular Dismissal *Due to the challenge of dismissal, we are asking that ALL students go home at the scheduled time, in the scheduled manner. Thank you for your cooperation.
Enjoy the beautiful weather this weekend!
Two Upcoming Deerpath Road Closures
Deerpath Closure #1: Deerpath Road Closed Friday, Nov. 4 at 9 am through Monday, Nov. 7 at 6 am
The first closure is required for the bridge support walls to be poured. The framing required for this concrete pour requires steel bracing to extend into the roadway while the concrete cures. The support walls need to be in place and the concrete cured in order for the bridge deck to be installed the following weekend.
Deerpath Closure #2: Deerpath Road Closed Friday, Nov. 11 at 6 pm through Monday, Nov. 14 at 6 am
The second closure is required so the bridge deck can be lifted and placed onto the support walls.
During the closures, Deerpath Road will remain open to local access from Green Bay Road to Ahwahnee Lane. Drivers are encouraged to use Green Bay Road south to Westleigh Road to access both Route 41 and Waukegan Road during both closures. Learn more about the project at cityoflakeforest.com/ComEdBridge.
LET'S TALK | LEARNING
District 67 parent and guardians are invited to the District’s first LET'S TALK program for the 2022-2023 school year on Thursday, November 3, 2022, 7:00 PM in the Board Room at LFHS West Campus.
Hosted by Superintendent Dr. Matthew Montgomery and featuring Deputy Superintendent Dr. Jeff McHugh and District 67 Director of Teaching and Learning Mrs. Vail Kieser, we will host a community conversation about teaching and learning in District 67. Topics discussed will include District performance data, current reading reviews, and curriculum considerations.
Please submit your questions using this form by no later than Wednesday, November 2, at 10:00 AM.
Save the Date: LET'S TALK | with the Elementary Principals
District 67 Principals Renee Fitzsimmons, Kate Cavanaugh, and Susan Milsk invite you to join them for a virtual conversation on Wednesday, November 9, 2022, 7:00 PM, that will focus on student behavior.
Topics discussed will include:
Bullying - what it is, and what it isn’t
Proactive measures to prevent negative behavior
Reactive measures to negative behavior; how to respond/consequences
Board policy and research on school discipline
Answers to questions submitted by our parents/guardians
Please use this form to submit your questions by noon on Tuesday, November 8.
A livestream link to join the meeting will be shared next week.
Food Service News
APT News and Events
Thank you to everyone who supported our staff and contributed to the Portillos meal during Parent/Teacher conferences! Thank you to APT committee members Laura Dauer, Phoebe DePree, and Vicky Bozic for their help in organizing.
We are one week away from Monster Bash!
Monster Bash is Oct. 28th from 5pm - 6:30pm. The Monster Bash committee has planned a fun event with lots of activities and we still need parent volunteers! Please visit this link to sign up to help:https://signup.com/go/CmwdcQX
Please RSVP! Invites were sent via email and a flyer was sent home with students last week. Please reply to the Paperless post invitation and venmo @Kimberly-DeNapoli - $20 for one child and $40 for two children or more.
Other upcoming events:
Thursday, October 27th Picture Retake Day
Friday, October 28th 5pm - 6:30pm Monster Bash!
Monday, October 31 - Friday, November 4th H.U.G.S. Thanksgiving Food Drive
Thursday, November 3rd LET’S TALK | Learning hosted by Dr. Montgomery 7pm LFHS West Campus
Wednesday, November 16th Sheridan APT Meeting 9:00am coffee/9:15 meeting in Sheridan Music Room. Google Meet option will be available. Everyone is welcome!
Follow Sheridan APT on Instagram & Facebook! Stay up-to-date on APT events and activities by following us on Instagram at @SheridanAPT67 and https://www.facebook.com/sheridanapt
I look forward to seeing many of you next week at Monster Bash!
Sheridan APT President 2022-24
It is incredibly exciting to see Grants in Action!
A new Cricut Maker was granted for use in our 7th and 8th graders Home Arts and STEM classes! This collaborative grant written by Anthony Pollina (7/8 STEM teacher) and Karen Pederson (7/8 Home Arts teacher) last year, now allows students to design their own clothing embellishments all the while channeling their individual designs and creativity! This cross-cultural activity enhances the connection between the creative arts all the while connecting other disciplines to Home Arts & STEM such as math, art, and science as Graphic Design requires. A creative life is an amplified life! Can’t wait to see more local designs around town!!!!
Thank you Donors for helping to make these grants possible!
Community News & Events
Visit the Green Backpack or the front page of your school website to view the latest programs offered in our community.
New this week...
The CROYA 7th & 8th grade Fall Dance is Friday, Oct. 28th from 7:30pm-9:30pm. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased at school lunches or at CROYA starting Monday, Oct. 24th. Contact Leslie at CROYA with any questions.
PLEASE NOTE: CROYA events are not affiliated with District 67 or Deer Path Middle School.
Magic is in the air at Gorton Center on Saturday, November 12 at 7:30pm with Jason Hudy’s “Mesmerizing Magic” in our beautiful John & Nancy Hughes Theater. His 90-minute “Mesmerizing Magic” show features large-scale illusions along with comedy and audience participation combined into one show that is sure to amaze and amuse the whole family.
GORTON IS OFFERING A DISCOUNTED $20 TICKET FOR LAKE BLUFF SCHOOL DISTRICT FAMILIES - JUST USE CODE D67115. Use this link for additional information and to purchase tickets. https://gortoncenter.org/event/jason-hudy-mesmerizing-magic/
Holiday Button Design Content: Student in grades 1-12 are invited to design the 2022 LF/LB Chamber Holiday Button! The winner’s design will be featured on the button available throughout the community during the 2022 holiday season – and the designer of the winning entry will receive $100 in Chamber Checks redeemable at Chamber member business throughout Lake Forest and Lake Bluff. Deadline is Tuesday, November 1. Read all the details here.
1360 N. Sheridan Rd.
Lake Forest, IL 60045