Shackelford Elementary

December 2021

2021-22 School Year!

It's the most wonderful time of the year! The holidays have started around campus with the 12 days of Christmas countdown. A Christmas calendar went home to highlight daily spirit wear to celebrate the 12 days before winter break. We are currently collecting blankets, socks, non-perishable food, and boy/girl toys to help stuff the bus for the Winter Extravaganza at WHS. As a campus, we will collect items until December 7th! In addition to serving our community, we are also partnering with Brownie Books to provide our 3rd- 5th-grade students an opportunity to become a published author. An application went home on November 30th for interested participants with details on how to enter the contest. We can't wait to have our very own student-published author on campus! Best of luck to all that enter! Lastly, please review the list below for campus happenings. Happy Holidays!


Important December Dates:

12/3: Progress Reports Go Home

12/6: Christmas Store opens for students

12/9: 3rd Grade Music Program

12/10: 5th grade to High School Band Concert at FAC

12/16: Holiday at The Shack family event- 5:30-7:00

12/17: Early Release- 11:40/ Christmas Parties

12/20-12/31: Winter Break


Students return on January 6, 2022


Every Wednesday is College and Career Day. Students are encouraged to wear college/ career shirts or spirit colors that represent their college of choice.

#WeAreShack



COVID

We are currently a level Green! Shackelford has consistently stayed in the green since the beginning of the year. We will continue to stay in contact if we move into a new color category. For the COVID protocols for the 2021-22 school year please follow the link: https://www.wisd.org/apps/pages/CovidProtocols


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Mission (Purpose): Shackelford will develop creative innovators who grow into responsible, empathetic, and knowledgeable leaders who will positively impact the community through purposeful experiences; enhancing a lifelong love of learning.

PTO


Our next meeting January 18, 2022- Shackelford Cafeteria 6:00 PM


Our current PTO President is Amy Ogletree. Please e-mail Mrs. Ogletree at ogletreeamy@gmail.com if you are interested in details about PTO. We have had a great parent involvement response. Shackelford is successful because of our parents. Thank you for the support.

Volunteer Information

We are giddy about having parents back on campus! Here is the NEW information for volunteering at Shackelford or any WISD campus(including field trips).

Please click on the link & click “Register Now.”

https://waxahachie.ezcommunicator.net/edu/waxahachie/login_form.aspx?app=0

or

  1. Go to wisd.org

  2. Click on 'Volunteer'

  3. Click on 'Register Now"

  4. Fill in the blanks and submit

Once you, the volunteer, submits the information, the system will automatically process the background check. We no longer need a volunteer form filled out and we don't need a copy of the driver's license.

This is the portal you will go into each time you need to log your volunteer hours. (Examples of volunteering: cooking/baking/buying goods for teacher appreciation, field trip chaperones, making copies for teachers, helping at any PTO event, participating in class parties, etc.)


Once you register, you WILL NOT have to re-register every year! The system will remember you and send an email to you next year to verify you want to be reactivated as a volunteer. When you click agree and choose the campus and/or program you want to volunteer for, the system will run a NEW background check and you are done!

Campus Wish List

Here is our campus Amazon wish list. Thank you for helping us support our campus needs.


Our hearts have been full from the response from our Wish List. Shackelford families are the BEST!

https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/3GFUO01EBZGTO?ref_=wl_share

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