Sheridan Newsletter 10.7.22
October 7, 2022
A Message from the Principal
Dear Sheridan Families,
We had such a wonderful week! Several classes earned their first classroom parties, so we had lots of pajamas and stuffed animals! It is a testament to the hard work of following expectations and routines that the students show day in and day out! Speaking of…we are almost at the point where we have earned a whole school celebration! This is done when each class earns 25 shark bites. They earn these by being recognized by specials teachers, specialists, and other staff members when doing an exceptional job of following expectations in any common area of the school.
We are almost there…please keep reinforcing at home how important it is to show your SPARK. Check out some great pictures of our Shark Family Event from this afternoon! Challenge…can you use teamwork to build the highest marshmallow tower?
Also, our first grade harvesters are doing an amazing job! They have harvested kale, tomatoes, beets, carrots, jalapenos, brussel sprouts, and chives. This opportunity has been great to get outside and connect our healthy snacks to the beautiful garden we have. Students have been trying the food items during lunch time when they are provided. Thank you, Mrs. Volpe, for spearheading the harvesting with your students!
Upcoming Shark House Event:
We are excited about our event on Tuesday afternoon! If you haven’t sent in a “box of biscuits” for our domino challenge, it is not too late! Also, please make sure that your child wears their House T-shirt for the event! Please see Box of Biscuits Domino Challenge Flyer for more information!
Paws for Patrick:
We are thrilled that during the month of October we will begin our partnership with Paws for Patrick. If you have not filled out the waiver, and wish to do so, please make sure you do this as soon as possible. (While it says the due date has passed, we are extending it until Wednesday, October 12th.
We are thrilled to announce that we will not only invite students to wear costumes to school on Monday, October 31st (if they want), but we will have classroom parties and a PARADE! We are really excited to begin some new traditions! More information will follow, but for “save the date and time” purposes, please see the line up below! Parade route…simple. Around the perimeter of of the parking lot!
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.
Have a wonderful LONG weekend!
District 67 Closed Campuses
With the safety and security of our school community in mind, Superintendent Montgomery has determined that, effective immediately, all District 67 buildings and grounds will be closed to unauthorized visitors during school hours. Please contact your building principal with questions.
Printing from Student iPads at Home
Update on printing! Students are now able to print from their iPads at home if AirPrint is part of your home printer. Printing will not be accessible at school unless it has been shared with a teacher.
Upcoming Parent Event on Community Housing for Young Adults with Disabilities
Please use this link to view information regarding an upcoming event on Housing Options for Young Adults with Disabilities. Parents should RSVP for the virtual event by completing the linked Google Form: https://forms.gle/L1WvSCTRhMhEGgkK8
Lake Forest & Lake Bluff Community Safety Series
Join the Lake Forest and Lake Bluff Policy Departments and the District 65, 67, and 115 Parent Organizations for a new event series to educate parents and adult community members about important safety topics. The first event is on Tuesday, October 18 – The Role of the School Resource Officer – starting at 7:00PM in the Deer Path Gym.
The Great Full Market
School Districts 65, 67, and 115 will co-host the second annual Great Full Market with Beacon Place and Quest Food Management Services on Sunday, October 16, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The Great Full Market is a free farmers market and family festival for residents of Waukegan. The event will take place on the grounds of Beacon Place located at 603 S. McAlister Ave. in Waukegan.
The Great Full Market, hosted this year on World Food Day, provides members of the Waukegan community the opportunity to pick up fresh produce, dry goods such as beans and rice, and other pantry items, all at no cost. Families can also enjoy hot chocolate, churros, and activities including soccer, Lotería, face painting, and crafts led by Lake Forest and Lake Bluff students.
Volunteer for the Great Full Market
The Great FULL Market on Sunday, October 16 provides a farmer's market setting where families can select their own foods that align to their needs and preferences. We are looking for adult volunteers to set up and assist families during the market, and students who are excited about playing soccer, handing out hot chocolate, assisting with the market activities, and facilitating Loteria with kids while their parents shop. We expect there to be about 200 families present with about 500 individuals being served on that day.
Please review the available slots on this form, and click on the button to sign up. Thank you!
Donate to the Great Full Market
If you would like to make a monetary donation to the Great Full Market, please use the QR Code or visit our website.
Food Service News
Submit Your Recipe – You May be Featured on a Future Menu!
APT News and Events
Check your email for an invitation for Sheridan’s Monster Bash on Friday, October 28th from 5:00-6:30! Please consider signing up to help with this event! Monster Bash takes a lot of volunteers to make it a success.
Here is the volunteer link: https://signup.com/go/CmwdcQX
Other upcoming dates:
Friday, October 14th, Aaron Reynolds Visiting Author
Tuesday, October 18th, 7:00 - 8:30 Community Safety Series, Topic: The Role of the SRO Location: Deer Path Middle School
Wednesday, October 27th, Picture Retakes
Sheridan’s next APT meeting is Wednesday, November 16th at 9:00am. 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
Enjoy your weekend!
Sheridan APT President 2022-2024
Did you miss the “Opening Doors for Education” Home and Garden Tour this year? Follow the Spirit of 67 Foundation on Instagram and Facebook to see all of the gorgeous photos that tell the story of the day or visit the Sheridan homepage!
We feel immensely grateful to all of our guests and raffle participants, to all of our partners, sponsors, food providers, florists and interior designers who made the day a success, to the musicians who set the cheerful mood, to every volunteer (there were more than 80!) for generously sharing their time and talent, to our district administration that supported, greeted, and shuttled throughout the day, to our Spirit of 67 Board for their diligent work in attending to every detail, to Courtney Turner, her Special Events team and Home Tour Committee who worked all summer long to make it all possible and especially to our generous homeowners for graciously welcoming us to their homes to help us raise funds for our students!
The amount of funds raised is still under review, but all funds raised by the Spirit of 67 are re-invested in our students’ via curriculum-aligned grants that enhance their overall experience in District 67!
In fact, one grant will be enjoyed next week when beloved New York Times bestselling author, Aaron Reynolds visits Cherokee (Monday), Everett (Tuesday) and Sheridan (Wednesday).
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...
Monday, Oct. 10th CROYA is taking a 7th & 8th grade trip to Fright Fest Great America! Limited space available. More information and the Fright Fest permission slip can be found on https://croya.com/.
Tricks, Treats, Dance, Athletics and more! The Rec's Halloween spirit is in full haunt mode and we are excited to jump into October! It's not too late to register for fall. We have several programs that still have openings - VIEW THE PROGRAM GUIDE or REGISTER NOW!
LFHS Boys Feeder Basketball Tryouts are November 1, 3 and 5 for boys in grades 5-8
1360 N. Sheridan Rd.
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