The Howler May 27, 2021
Newsletter for the Shadow Hills Elementary School Community
There are no words that can adequately express the thanks and appreciation that I have for the entire Shadow Hills Community for the work put in at home and at school to make this year a success. While it was far from traditional, I believe our students learned and that learning is due to the huge investment by the students, their parents and the Shadow Hills Staff. One day we may look back in amazement at what was accomplished.
I wish our 6th graders the best as most of them move on to Riverglen Junior High School. We will miss this class of kids. For me, it was the 6th year in a row with many of them. I enjoyed watching them grow up.
Until we meet up again in August, I wish you all the best! Students - please play outside and be a kid as much as you can this summer and remember to read, read, read! Parents, thank you for sharing your kids with us. They are wonderful!
Have a great summer!
Turn Summer Days into Prime Learning Time
In the summer, children normally don’t have enough opportunities to practice skills they’ve learned during the school year. As a result, achievement scores in math and reading fall during this time, according to research. It’s known as the "summer slide."
It doesn’t have to be that way! Plan learning activities this summer so your child will be better prepared for school in the fall.
Try these ideas to help your child retain and build skills:
Encourage your child to keep a summer journal. Set aside a certain time each day for him to write.
Work with your child on typing skills. If you don’t have a computer at home, do this at the library.
Play with water. Under your supervision, have your child use measuring cups to estimate and measure volume. Introduce words like funnel, volume and weight.
Learn while traveling. Get a map and let your child help mark the route. Ask him to check the price of gas and how many gallons you’re putting in your car. Have him read road signs and announce speed limits as they change.
Take your child to the library often. Let him select books, but guide his choices so he doesn’t take home books below his reading level. Ask the librarian for advice.
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Please be sure to review the activities below that are available to students over the summer!
Check out this link, Summer Activities in Boise, for additional ideas for kids and parents.
Please check in with your child’s teacher whenever you have questions. You can reach out to me too. Call me in my office at 208-854-6064 or send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Health Procedures - please click to open and read!
Remember to follow us on social media:
Facebook @ShadowHillsElementary School
Are you moving?
Free Summer Meals!!
Art Contest Winners!!!
Online Art Calendar for 2021-2022
October - Nasta H. (5th Grade)
December - Sydney P. (6th Grade)
Bob Wand Memorial Art Contest Winners:
Cate M. (4th Grade)
Romy T. (4th Grade)
Raina L. (5th Grade)
David T. (6th Grade)
Save the Date!
How To Enroll - Kindergarten and New to District
If you are new to the Boise School District, go to the same link above.
Bike Registration Information
Bus Drivers Needed!
Capital High Youth Rugby Camp!!
YMCA - Summer Youth Sports Guide
YMCA Summer Guide
Grass Volleyball Clinics
Brush and Yarn - Art for Kids
Capital High School - Youth Volleyball Camp for Current 5th & 6th Graders!
Summer Library Opportunities!!
Shadow Hills Elementary School
We are a PK-6th Public Elementary School in Boise, Idaho! We serve the community of NW Boise and parts of Eagle and Garden City. We have excellent community support for our outstanding teachers and staff! Thank you!
Inspiring curiosity and building integrity to cultivate a positive learning community.
We believe the most promising strategy for achieving the mission of Shadow Hills Elementary School is to develop our capacity to function as a professional learning community. We envision a school in which staff:
Cultivate a positive learning community
Unite to achieve a common purpose and clear goals
Work in collaborative teams
Seek and implement best practices that result in student growth and achievement
Monitor student progress
Demonstrate a personal commitment to the overall success and well-being of all students
(Vision based on P. 135 of the following book - Eaker, DuFour & DuFour. (2002). Getting Started: Reculturing Schools To Become Professional Learning Communities. Bloomington, Indiana: National Educational Service.)
We live the values of: Respect - Dignity - Honesty - Responsibility - Teamwork
SMART Goals updated annually
Annual Notification Regarding Public Release of Student Directory Information
From the School Nurse
Junior High Transition Reminder
If your child is going to be absent or late logging in to school, please call our office at 208-854-6060. You may call during non-working hours and leave a message on our voicemail. If your student has an appointment during school hours, please scan (or take a picture of) and email a written school excuse from the doctor, dentist, etc. to email@example.com. Thank you!
PTO NEWS - PTO NEWS - PTO NEWS - PTO NEWS
Do you miss volunteering in your child’s class? Are you looking for a socially-distanced way to help out? Check out the Shadow Hills Elementary Wish List. The needs of our school, teachers, and students are changing quickly this year. The Shadow Hills Elementary Wish List contains an up to date list of the items the teachers need most – like hand sanitizer and disinfectant wipes. Please consider donating these essential items to the school.
See the attached flyer for information on the PTO Papa John’s fundraiser. Our school code is valid for the entire school year and valid at all locations in the Treasure Valley, so friends and family can help support our school, too! Papa John’s is donating 20% to the PTO!
Thanks for your support!
FAMILY STRENGTHENING SUPPORT GROUPS
Girl Scouts of Silver Sage
It's time to have fun with Girl Scouts! JOIN FOR FREE! See the attached flyer for information on this great deal!