Sheridan Newsletter 10.28.22
October 28, 2022
A Message from the Principal
Dear Sheridan Families,
It has been a busy week of learning! We have had Reading Detectives in 1st grade trying to gain admission into the Association of Reading Detectives, our Little Sharks got their first Paws for Patrick visit, our Kindergartners got to enjoy their apple parties and all our students got to have a spooky story this morning as we head into a Halloween filled weekend!
Looking forward to seeing everyone at Monster Bash this evening!
We are planning to honor our veterans through a whole school assembly on Thursday, November 10th. Please add a slide to our Veterans Day Slideshow so that we showcase everyone who has served, or is currently serving. Stay tuned for more information!
We are excited to celebrate Halloween with costumes, parties and parades on Monday, October 31! 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 weekend!
APT Thanksgiving Food Drive
The Food Drive kicks off on Monday, October 31 and runs through Friday, November 4.
Many people are struggling with food insecurity in Lake County. Please help us support these families in need this Thanksgiving.
Donation Items by Grade:
1st: Canned Fruit
2nd: Canned Beans
3rd: Stuffing Mix
4th: Canned Vegetables
Please use this link if you would like to volunteer for our food bank partners to sort the food drive collections.
Deerpath Rd Closed Between Ahwahnee and Rte 41
Fri., November 4 - 9:00 AM through Mon., November 7 - 6:00 AM
This closure is required for the bridge support concrete walls to be poured in conjunction with the ComEd bridge replacement project.
On Friday afternoon, November 4, DPM drivers will not be able to turn left (West) onto Deerpath Road following afternoon school pickup.
Drivers should allow extra time for travel during this road closure.
Please note that Deerpath Road is scheduled to reopen on Monday, November 7 at 6:00 AM. That time could move later, based on weather conditions over the preceding weekend. Dry conditions will allow the concrete to cure in time for 6:00 AM reopening of the road. Rainy conditions will require more time for the concrete to dry. We are collaborating with the City of Lake Forest to keep you informed.
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.
LET'S TALK | K-4 Behavior with the Elementary Principals
District 67 Principals Renee Fitzsimmons, Kate Cavanaugh, and Susan Milsk invite you to join them for an online conversation on Wednesday, November 9, 2022, 7:00 PM, that will focus on student behavior.
Please join us on November 9 at 7:00 PM using this livestream link.
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 submit your questions using this form by noon on Tuesday, November 8.
Food Service News
Carmel Apple Craze!
To celebrate Halloween, Quest will be offering sliced apples with a caramel dipping sauce to satisfy both a healthful snack and sweet treat craving! Happy Halloween!
For menus, and other news and events, please visit the Food Services page of the website
APT News and Events
Thank You Monster Bash Party Committee
HUGE shout out to the Monster Bash committee: Noel Dolan, Kim DeNapoli, Jenny Akemann, Kaylan Kane, Heather Gaspar, Whitley Herbert and Katie Ozog for all your work on planning Monster Bash! Thank you to all the dads who helped decorate and spook the Haunted Courtyard!
Also thank you to all the volunteers at the event — our whole school events are possible thanks to our parent volunteers! We are grateful for your amazing support.
Next week Monday, Oct. 31st - Friday, Nov. 4th is District 67's largest food drive of the year, the annual Thanksgiving Food Drive. Each grade level collects important items to provide needy families with a complete food bag:
- Kindergarten - Rice
- 1st Grade and Preschool - Canned Fruits
- 2nd Grade - Canned Beans
- 3rd Grade - Stuffing mix
- 4th Grade - Canned vegetables
There will be food collection bins in the school. Check social media throughout next week - we will give updates on how much each grade has collected for some friendly competition!
Turkey "Feathers of Gratitude"
We are continuing our tradition of having the students create their "Feathers of Gratitude" which will be up on the bulletin board in school the month of November. ALL students are welcome to decorate the turkey by submitting a feather (or two or three). Print the feather template and assist your kiddos as needed with writing their thoughts on what they are thankful for on their feather(s). They can then decorate them, sign them, cut them out, and bring them back to school by Wednesday, November 9th.
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 link will be emailed out next month. Everyone is welcome!
Did you know anyone can fill out a grant application for review?
We are so lucky to live in a community of parents, family, and staff who think BIG!!!! All you need to do is fill out the grant application online. The Spirit Board encourages anyone with an innovative idea that fills a need and is supported by the school administration, to submit a grant. Upon review, the Spirit of 67 Board will contact you! Each request will be evaluated by the building principal and the Grants Committee to ensure that they meet the goals of our Spirit of 67 Foundation mission.
Save the date!
Upcoming deadline for grant applications is Thursday, January 26th, 2023.
Community News & Events
Visit the Green Backpack or the front page of your school website to view the latest programs offered in our community.
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.
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Lake Forest, IL 60045