SHES Weekly Update
August 5th, 2022
Updates for the Week of June 12 - 13, 2023
Dear Shadow Hills Families,
As the school year wraps, I am grateful for your unwavering support throughout the academic year. It has been an absolute pleasure and privilege to serve as the principal of Shadow Hills, and your commitment to our school community has been remarkable.
Over the past couple of years, we have faced unprecedented challenges and uncertainties. However, with your dedication and trust, we have navigated through them successfully, ensuring our students' best possible education and learning environment. Your involvement, whether through volunteering, attending meetings, or supporting school events, has been instrumental in creating a thriving educational community.
I have witnessed firsthand the incredible impact of our collective efforts. Your continuous encouragement and involvement in your child's education have fostered their growth and development and contributed to our school's overall success. We have created a nurturing and inclusive environment that promotes excellence, respect, and a love for learning.
As we approach the summer break, I want to wish every one of you a fun-filled and rejuvenating vacation. Take this opportunity to spend quality time with your loved ones, explore new adventures, and create lasting memories. It is a time for relaxation and reflection before we embark on another exciting academic year.
I also want to express my most profound appreciation to the incredible staff at Shadow Hills. Their unwavering dedication, professionalism, and tireless efforts have shaped our students' educational journey. Together, we have nurtured a positive and supportive school culture that celebrates diversity, promotes inclusivity, and sets high standards for academic achievement.
I am enthusiastic about the upcoming year with Mr. Selleck leading the charge. Our collaborative spirit and shared commitment to our student's success will continue to foster a remarkable learning environment. I am grateful for the opportunity to be a part of this beautiful community and to serve as your principal.
Once again, thank you for your trust, support, and partnership throughout the year. I wish you all a safe and enjoyable summer filled with happiness and relaxation. May the break bring joy and laughter to you and your family.
With deep appreciation,
Note from Mr. Selleck
Note from Mr. Selleck
If you have seen any of my notes in this newsletter thus far, then you know how grateful I am for the welcome I have received from all involved at Shadow Hills. I do want to take a moment to recognize and thank an extraordinary educator, Meghan Meris. Mrs. Meris has been a tremendous asset in helping me adjust to the new school setting, and more importantly has left a legacy of high achievement, strong school culture, and courageous leadership. Thank you Mrs. Meris!
Shadow Hills is an outstanding school. You should all be proud of what you have created here, and I feel very fortunate to be a part of this community.
Enjoy your summer! Be sure to load up on summer reading material from the public library, and take a look at the flyer for Ready Break below.
Character Education - Perseverance
Here at school, we have been very busy learning about perseverance- what it means, and how we can practice it! Learning happens best when it is done both at school and at home. Below are many ways that you can help you child continue to learn about the theme of perseverance through reading about it, talking about it, and practicing it! We have really enjoyed exploring this topic at school, and I hope your family will enjoy it just as much!
Reading About It
Here are some books to help you learn more perseverance:
Help your child learn to persevere by engaging in difficult tasks with him/her. Buy a large puzzle, learn and perfect a new skill, etc. Find something to do together and commit to pushing each other through the challenge.
Talk About It!
Here are some discussion points to help you talk about perseverance with your child:
- What do you think perseverance means and why is it important?
- Tell me about someone when it was hard to get through a challenge. How did you feel after?
- What are some things that are hard for you to push through, and how can I help you?
- What are 3 goals you have? What may be some challenges to meeting these goals? What will happen if you don't give up?