Shaw Sundog Newsletter Vol 23.28

Quote of the Week: 3/6-3/10

"Everything's got a moral, if only you can find it."

~Lewis Carroll

Spring Vacation

I hope you all have a chance to enjoy some of this beautiful spring sunshine with your families. Get outside and make some great memories this spring. Look for sundogs like the one here that Mrs. Hamman captured on the playground this week.

See you on Monday, March 20th after spring break.

~Mr. Russell

K/1 Concert

Mrs. West and all the K/1 students thank you for attending their concert yesterday. Students were very excited to show off for such a full house!
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IditaRead, Get Those Reading Minutes

Dear Families,

To encourage reading and in honor of the Iditarod, Shaw is holding a school wide “Idita-READ.” Students can log minutes read outside of the classroom on our Idita-READ reading log. For each 20 minutes read your child may color in one paw print. The class will work together to move their classroom dog sled around the school’s Idita-READ track toward the finish line!

Minutes read as a class gets the classroom dog sled moving to the next checkpoint. Minutes vary by grade level. This is a classroom competition so all our reading minutes count together!

Let’s encourage our children to keep reading strong…MUSH on Super Sundog Readers!

See you on the trail!

Ms. Denny ALS Battle

As you know, Shaw librarian, Ms. Denny, is battling ALS. There's a flyer below regarding an event this coming Sunday, March 12th to help raise funds to support her medical journey.
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Transportation and Parking Lot

Please continue to stagger morning drop-off to spread traffic out a bit.

  • Last names starting with...
    • a-m 8:45-9:00
    • n-z 9:00-9:15

We're back to having buses each day EXCEPT for Tuesdays, which will continue to be a NO BUS Day. Special Education buses will run every day.

Math Masters

The Sundogs work hard on their math facts, striving to earn Math Master status, sign that coveted Wall of Fame, and receive their Math Master dog tag.

Math Masters are earned by:

Kindergarten: Writing #'s 1-20 without any reversals and counting to 100

1st Grade: Finishing addition fluency

2nd Grade: Finishing subtraction fluency

3rd Grade: Finishing multiplication fluency *earns a MM T-shirt*

4th Grade: Finishing division fluency

5th Grade: Long division

Congratulations to this week's Math Masters!

Sara Ditlovich- kindergarten math master

Bailey Nelson- kindergarten math master

Evnika Zhuchkov- kindergarten math master

Gwen Jillson- kindergarten math master

Summit Jackson- kindergarten math master

Maggie Nelson- kindergarten math master

Eviana Shapoval- kindergarten math master

Hayden Mothershead- kindergarten math master

Jameson Minard- 2nd grade math master

Kenzi Elliott- 2nd grade math master

Alex Brian- 3rd grade math master

Elsie Jackson- 3rd grade math master

Braedon Church- 3rd grade math master

Mckinley Schultz- 3rd grade math master

Vova Ditlovich- 3rd grade math master

Ryder Chapman- 3rd grade math master

Kai Russell- 4th grade math master

Riley Henson- 4th grade math master

Finley Clark- 4th grade math master

Treble Arnold- 5th grade math master

Oaklie Hilton- 5th grade math master

Ben Brian- 5th grade math master

Carter Kincheloe- 4th grade ADVANCED math master

Rory Warner- 4th grade ADVANCED math master

Virtue of the Week

The virtue of the week this week is Enthusiasm.

We focus on one virtue each week and emphasize that virtue throughout the week. Students will earn Sundog Tickets when they exhibit the week's virtue. Feel free to discuss this virtue with your child at home and find ways to acknowledge when s/he exhibits the virtue.

Students of the Week

Congratulations to the following students for being recognized as students of the week for the virtue of Purposefulness and Cooperation:


Millicent Brown

Channy Page

Tatiana Vdovechenko


Evnika Zhuchkov

Iris Xiong

Alina Palko

Rylee Calvin

1st Grade

Stella Reimer

Vinnie Imgrund

Ryder Owens

Nadine Wright

2nd Grade

Jack Goss

3rd Grade

Michael Addington

4th Grade

Maia Channer

Jackson Darden

Emma Dow

Mae Keller

Kai Russell

Lily Cox

Josephine Dunlap

Annabelle Smith

5th Grade

Sledding Night 2023

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Thank You Arien and Family

A huge shoutout to former Shaw Sundog student, Arien and her family for volunteering their time to bring their sled dogs for the Shaw community to enjoy. There were lots of smiling faces during the sled dog rides.

Arien has been very successful in the sport of mushing where she competes against much older participants and always holds her own. She and her family encourage anyone interested in the sport of mushing to get in touch with a local kennel.

Thank you Sanderson family for contributing to such a great night and for being lifelong Sundogs!

End of Day Protocols

The end of the school day has a lot going on. Please understand we may not be able to get your child a pass if you call to change transportation after 3:00pm.

Additionally, we will not call into classrooms to pull students for early pick-up between 3:30-3:45; too chaotic of a time. Again, thank you of your cooperation and understanding with us.

Mark Your Calendar


  • Mon, 3/13-3/17: Spring Vacation
  • Mon, 3/20: School Resumes
  • Sat, 3/25: Science Olympiad District Competition