Shady Brook Fall Spirit Week!

October 22nd - October 26th, 2018

Shady Brook 2018 Spirit Week!

In Kannapolis, Fall is one of the best times of the year! And at Shady Brook, with such an awesome student body, we're ready to celebrate! Here's the breakdown, and how to dress accordingly; And remember, KCS dress code prohibits jeans at all times.


Monday, October 22nd: Pink Out Day (Breast Cancer Awareness)

Wear something Pink (Collared Shirt, headband, socks, etc) that's in line with KCS's Dress code, or Shady Brook or Kannapolis (Wonders) Spirit Wear T-Shirts if you don't have anything pink.


Tuesday, October 23rd: Idiom Day

Dress as your favorite Idiom! Be as creative as you'd like to be... Here are some examples, to get the creative juices flowing!


Wednesday, October 24th; Unity Day (Anti-Bullying)

Wear something Orange (Collared Shirt, headband, socks, etc) that's in line with KCS's Dress code, or Shady Brook or Kannapolis (Wonders) Spirit Wear T-Shirts if you don't have anything orange.


Thursday, October 25th; Throwback Thursday

Dress up in clothing from your favorite decade...70's, 80's, 90's, etc)


Friday, October 26th; Book Character Dress Up Day

Dress up as your favorite Book Character! Also, bring the book, or visit our Media Center to get a copy of the book, that your character is in. Remember, this isn't for Halloween costumes, so be sure you can back up your character with the great book they are from!


This ought to be tons of fun! If you have any questions, please feel free to give us a call here at school. We're so looking forward to seeing all our student's creativity!

2nd Annual Shady Brook Pumpkin Painting Contest

Spirit Week is also the time for Shady Brook's Pumpkin Painting Contest! Beginning Monday, October 22nd, we'll begin accepting entries in the contest. The contest is open to all Shady Brook students and staff members, and each student and staff member is allowed ONE (1) entry.


Pumpkins should be painted at home, and should not be carved. Upon arriving at school, painted pumpkins should be brought to the Front Office, and will be displayed all week in our Media Center. Please make sure the student NAME and TEACHER's NAME is written small somewhere with a black Sharpie Marker on the Pumpkin so we can identify the artist!


There will be four categories for judging, and all entries will be eligible for each category.

1. Most Creative Pumpkin

2. Scariest Pumpkin

3. Funniest Pumpkin

4. Best Pumpkin Artistry


The deadline for pumpkin entry is Thursday, October 25th, and the winners will be announced on Friday, October 26th. All Pumpkins will be sent home with students on Friday, October 26th.


And one piece of advice we learned from last year; don't use anything to prick the skin of the Pumpkin in any way. We were really surprised at how just the smallest prick or puncture of the pumpkins' skin really speeds up the rotting process of the pumpkin! Some awesome pumpkins starting rotting after just a day or two that had little things poked in the skin.


Here are some great entries from last years contest!

Parent-Teacher Conferences

Its hard to believe, but the first quarter of school will end on October 26th, and it will be time for parent-teacher conferences. Meeting with your child's teacher is crucial in ensuring their academic success, as well as having a truly strong understanding of KCS's Standards Based Grading process and Report Cards.


Each child's Standards Based Report Card will be fully explained during the conference, and given to parents at the conclusion of the conference. Please be on the lookout for communication from your child’s teacher about conferences, get signed up for a conference slot!