Shoreland Firebirds' News

March 2021

From the Principal's Desk...

Dear Shoreland Families,

Read Across America Day, also known as Dr. Seuss Day, is held on the school day that is nearest to Dr. Seuss' birthday of March 2nd. Theodor Seuss Geisel was an American artist, book publisher, animator, poet, a political cartoonist, and author. He is best known for authoring over 60 children's books.

DID YOU KNOW?..................................

  • If your child reads just 15 minutes a day, in one year he/she will have read over 1,000,000 words!

  • "Reading for pleasure is the single biggest factor in success later in life, outside of an education. Study after study has shown that those children who read for pleasure are the ones who are most likely to fulfil their ambitions. If your child reads, they will succeed- it's that simple." Bali Rai

I truly understand how busy and crazy life can get; however, reading aloud everyday is the SINGLE most important thing you can do to prepare your child to learn. While both of my children are adults, I found reading to and with them each night to be a great stress-reliever for myself and a perfect way for us to end the evening. Please grab a book, or two, and sit down with your child and read.

Stay safe and healthy,

KImberly A. Dedo, Principal


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From Mr. Bott, Shoreland Associate Principal...

Dear Shoreland Families,

We have made it to March! This school year has been unique, different, and memorable. Students have been asked to learn remotely, stay in their seats, and remain in their zones during recess. Good thing spring is right around the corner and could not come at a better time. The students at Shoreland Elementary are ready to be outside and be active. There are many benefits to our students getting as much outside time.

By encouraging students to spend more time outside and away from digital devices, you’re not only aiding your child’s physical well-being, but you’re helping them improve their emotional and intellectual well-being, too. Taking your student on a trip to the zoo, a walk down the street or a playground visit can provide just the break they need from their screen and add a little sunshine to their day. When I was younger, we use to do a neighborhood scavenger hunt. Try it out and see if you enjoy it one day after school. Just make sure you get your homework done first!

Stay Healthy and Safe!


Charlie Bott


Picture Retakes & Spring Pictures

Picture Retakes: Will be on March 2nd, 8:15 a.m. - 3:15 p.m., for ALL students K-6. Click on the logo to be directed to Lifetouch's website

Spring Pictures: Due to a scheduling conflict, Shoreland's Spring Picture date had to be rescheduled. We are waiting to hear back from LifeTouch, our picture company, as to the new date. We will notify families as soon as we have confirmed the date. Thanks for your patience.

Ohio State Tests (OST)

Due to an extension in the testing window for the Ohio State Tests (OST), WLS students in grades 3-6 will begin taking the state-mandated tests after spring break (spring break is April 2-11). The Ohio Department of Education dictates the time frame allowed for testing. Students in 4th, 5th and 6th grade will take the electronic version of the tests on their Chromebooks. Our 3rd grade students will be given the paper/pencil version of the tests. We are in the process of devising our testing schedule.

The Firebird FYI

The Firebird FYI is a link with tons of valuable information and resources such as Mrs. Harris' Counselor's Corner, Google Classroom, Lunch Info, etc. Feel free to use it as needed. Click on the picture to try it out!

Shoreland's New Facebook Page

Please follow our new Shoreland Elementary - Home of the Firebirds Facebook page. This new page is not replacing the Shoreland Parent Club page but only providing a place where school posts will be made.

2nd Quarter PBIS Winners

These are the 2nd quarter assembly PBIS winners. These students have demonstrated positive behavior via their Classroom DOJO. Students were drawn based on their overall DOJO behavior and were able to pick a prize. Students, keep showing good behavior and you might be our next winner!

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Congratulations to our Superheroes!

Superhero of the Month Award Criteria: (1 student per teacher per month)

  • Shows improvement in and/or meets learning standards
  • Maintains good attendance or has improved attendance
  • Exemplifies good character traits
  • Shows excellent or improved behavior
  • Displays a positive attitude toward others and/or learning
  • Participates to the best of his/her ability in the classroom
  • Demonstrates responsibility
  • Respects peers, teachers, staff, and self
  • Is kind and caring to others
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SInce 1976, every U.S. president has officially designated the month of February as Black History Month. During this month, our Firebirds honored the contributions of African Americans to U.S. history. Each morning, students shared an important story regarding a prominent African American during our morning announcements. Students did their own research and shared these individuals' accomplishments to history. Thanks to all of our students who helped educate us, they all did a FANTASTIC job!

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Shoreland Parent Club

Plan on attending the Parent Club meeting and learn how you can help our students. The meetings are typically held on the second Tuesday of each month on Zoom.

The next meeting is Tuesday, March 9th at 6:00 p.m.

Please message us on Facebook for the link to join the meeting. *You will need to answer the questions.

**Like us on Facebook at

2020-2021 Parent Club Officers

President: Kristen Thurman

Vice President: Lezlie Scholl

Secretary: Jenn Clark

Treasurer: Heather Webb

Marco's Pizza Night

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6th grade fundraiser

Sixth grade is partnering with Buff City Soap for a special fundraiser, with 50% of the proceeds going back to the 6th grade. Profits from this fundraiser will go towards end of the year activities and gifts for our 6th grade students.

Buff City Soap is a small local chain that sells organic, plant based bath products. The bath products are customized with smells and colors just for Shoreland.

  • The fundraiser will start Friday, February 26 and end Friday, March 12.
  • All money and order forms are due March 12.

Attention 6th Grade Families:

The 6th grade committee would like to remind all 6th grade families to please submit their student's photos as soon as possible for the 6th grade video slideshow. This includes all 6th graders whether the student attends virtually or in-person.

Please email a baby pic (alone in the photo) and a current pic, (alone in the photo).

Optional: parents can also send in an additional snapshot from the past 6 years from a past sport, field trip or school function.

Please submit photos to

Any questions regarding the slideshow video can also be submitted to this same email address. Thank you.

NEW Community Flyer Page on District Website

We are excited to announce that we have a new home for community flyers on the district's website! They can now be found by clicking the link below, or by going to the district website and clicking on District > Community Partners > Community Flyers.

This link will be used in place of sending community flyers (YMCA, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, church trunk-or-treats, etc.) home in student's book bags. Any approved WLS flyers will still be sent home with students (anything directly related to or sponsored by WLS), but any community flyers will now be placed on the website instead.

The approval process will remain the same. If you are a group or organization you may email Melissa Cogar, secretary to Brian Davis, Assistant Superintendent, a PDF copy of your flyer. Once approved, she will contact you to let you know it's been approved and that it has been posted on the website.

Washington Local is seeking to hire bus drivers and monitors.

These are great jobs for moms, dads, grandmas, or grandpas who want part time work at full time wages. Weekends, nights, holidays, and summers off.

Immediate openings for contracted positions.

Paid training!

Apply online at

From Nurse Haas

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Need Help Accessing Grades in PowerSchool?

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Our school is participating in the SchoolStore program this year. Over 400 merchants, including Family Bookstore, Kohl's and WalMart, have joined together to give back up to 50% of all sales to our school just for shopping through

This safe and easy fundraiser is 100% online so there is no face-to-face selling, collecting money or delivering products. Participation only takes 12 minutes, and your child will win fun and exciting prizes. Every student will receive a valuable Wild Republic Hugger or earbuds, just for participating. More prizes will be rewarded when goals are reached.

To shop and support our school, simply go to and select our school.

Participation is key in helping get the word out about our School Store.

Thank you for supporting our school!

Shoreland is a Title I School

Shoreland Elementary School

The staff at Shoreland Elementary is committed to creating and maintaining a learning culture of excellence that supports students in their academic and personal growth. It is our mission at Shoreland Elementary to inspire joy in learning and to excel at preparing our students for a successful future. Our staff realizes the success of our students is also dependent upon the involvement of our families. Please contact us with any questions or concerns.


Mrs. Dedo, Principal

Mr. Bott, Associate Principal

Mrs. Jacobiak, Secretary

Mrs. Cole, Secretary