Shorewood Hills Shark Tooth

October 9th, 2020

Hello Shorewood Families and Friends,

Thank you so much for all of the feedback you provided on our fall virtual learning survey. I will keep the survey open until this evening. If you have not had a chance to fill it out, we would love for you to share your thoughts!






Our School Based Leadership Team will dig into your feedback and we will use it to inform improvements to virtual learning over the coming weeks. I will also give an overview of the results at our 1st PTO meeting on Tuesday evening (more info below).

Finally, I am excited to share our new logo which you will find in the upper right hand corner. Many thanks to our English Language Learner teacher, Ms. Gretzinger, for supporting this project!

In partnership,

Anne Gillespie

Interim Principal

National Coming Out Day

National Coming Out Day is Sunday, October 11th!

Shorewood will celebrate next week (October 12th-16th). During this time, we will talk about family diversity, preventing bias-based bullying, teaching students how to be allies, and learning about gender and gender stereotypes. We are very proud to be a Welcoming Schools “Seal of Excellence” school. This includes honoring those with diverse perspectives. Therefore, if you have concerns about your student participating in our National Coming Out Day lessons, please contact me at

Seeking Computer Monitor Donations!

Do you have a computer monitor that you are not using anymore? Our teachers would love to use it! With navigating between live Zooms and presenting their lessons, having a second monitor makes their virtual teaching so much easier.

If you have a monitor you'd like to donate, you can leave it at our front door anytime or you can reach out to Ms. Gillespie at

PTO Meeting

Join us for our first PTO meeting of the year!

**Tuesday, October 13th

**6:30 PM

Please fill out this Google form to receive a Zoom link:

See you there!

Follow Us on Social Media

Instagram: @shorewoodhillselementary


Twitter: @shorewoodES

We will use this space as another way to keep in touch with you!

Update from the Health Office: Flu Shots

Drive-thru flu shots are available!

Where: Alliant Energy Center, 1919 Alliant Energy Center Way, Madison

When: Tuesdays and Thursdays, noon-8 p.m. and Wednesday, Fridays and Saturdays, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

Who: Flu shots available for Dane County residents without insurance and children on BadgerCare, or Medicaid.

Transportation: Free rides available if needed; call 608-243-0420

More details: No ID is needed, immigration status is not asked and interpreters are available

Charter Discounted Internet Rate for Households that Qualify

Spectrum offers a discounted internet service for households that qualify. It is roughly $20 a month ($14.99 and $5.00 for wireless which is needed for the Chromebooks to connect).

Free/Discounted Internet in Madison

Virtual Coffee with the Principal!

I am very excited to continue Shorewood's tradition of having morning "Coffee with the Principal" drop-in sessions. We will, of course, need to do these virtually but I am eager to connect with families nonetheless. Please see the information below for the schedule:

  • Friday, October 16th 8:00-9:00 AM (Chinese Speaking Families)
  • Tuesday, October 27th 8:00-9:00 (All Families)
  • Friday, October 30th 8:00-9:00 AM (African/African-American Families)
  • Friday, November 6th 8:00-9:00 AM (Korean Speaking Families)
  • Tuesday, November 10th 8:00-9:00 AM (All Families)
  • Friday, November 13th 8:00-9:00 (Arabic Speaking Families)
  • Friday, November 20th 8:00-9:00 (Spanish Speaking Families)
  • Tuesday, November 24th 8:00-9:00 AM (All Families)

The Zoom link for ALL meetings:

**Note: Even if we move to a hybrid schedule in November, we will still hold these virtually.

Sports Equipment Drive!

Do you have a garage or yard filled with sports equipment your children have outgrown?! Consider donation of ANY and ALL new or gently used sports equipment to Shorewood Hills Elementary Sports Gear Exchange.

Boxes/Bins will be located outside of Shorewood Schools main entrance (blue star in photo). Drop off will be now through October 16th.

Our distribution day will be October 18th from 12:00PM-3:00PM.

You do not have to donate to participate in the exchange. There will be a one way pick up located at the wrap-around behind the school, where you may drive through and we will assist you.

Masks are REQUIRED on school property and we ask that everyone practice safe social distancing. All items will be washed/sanitized prior to pick-up. Anything left will be donated to the school or MSCR. We thank you for your consideration. We look forward to seeing you!!

For any questions, contact: Mitchell Depke,

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Resources and Upcoming Dates

Upcoming Dates

  • Ongoing through October 16th: Used Sports Equipment Drive
  • Sunday, October 11th: National Coming Out Day
  • Tuesday, October 13th 6:30 pm: PTO Meeting
  • Friday, October 16th 8:00 am: Virtual Coffee with the Principal for Chinese-speaking Families
  • Sunday, October 18th 12:00 pm: Sport Equipment Distribution
  • Friday, October 23rd: NO SCHOOL

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