Sheridan Newsletter 12.9.22
December 2, 2022
A Message from the Principal
Dear Sheridan Families,
What a joyful day! The “snow” (more like frozen rain at times, but we are going with SNOW) set the stage for our winter music celebration complete with festive attire, the debut of our orchestra, and the sweetest voices filling the room! Thank you to all of the parents, grandparents, siblings and special friends who came out on this chilly day to join us! If you would like to relive the magic, the recordings of the performances are linked below.
Winter Sing Recordings: (Please do NOT post on social media.)
Spirit Week is coming!
Click HERE for details!
Hurricane Ian Fundraiser:
Our fabulous Student Council has initiated a fundraiser for Hurricane Ian victims by selling popcorn during one of our lunches. Please see details HERE.
NEW PARENT OPPORTUNITY: SPARK Readers!
Have you been wanting more opportunities to get into your child’s classroom? Have you ever asked, “What else can I do to support a home/school connection?” This new opportunity is for YOU! We are introducing SPARK Readers! SPARK Readers was born out of interested parents wanting more opportunities to support student behavior and social emotional learning, APT’s history of supporting parent and school partnerships, and staff being eager to share in this partnership.
This exciting initiative is a great way to get involved in the classroom. Volunteers will read a pre-selected book within the theme of kindness and leadership then follow with a short discussion about the book with the students and teacher. Books and discussion points have been selected by our staff to support our learning goals. Volunteers will go through a brief orientation on January 17th, then attend one of the SPARK Readers events which will be held in February 10, March 24 and May 5. K-1 reads will be between 8:00-10:50am and Grades 2-4 will be 8:00-8:20am. To sign up, click HERE.
One more week for the Lost & Found:
Please claim your child’s belongings before we leave for Winter Break. Anything left past December 16 will be donated. Please see pictures posted on Instagram from Sheridan APT! And a gentle reminder moving forward to please LABEL coats/hats/sweatshirts/gloves/water bottles, etc. so we can return them to their owners.
Have a wonderful weekend!
District 67 Board of Education Meeting
The next regular meeting of the District 67 Board of Education will be held on Tuesday, December 13, 2022 in the Board Room at Lake Forest High School West Campus, 300 S. Waukegan Rd. (2nd floor) beginning at 7:00pm. Additional information and the meeting agenda is posted on the D67 Board webpage prior to each meeting.
APT News and Events
What a festive week with Winter Sing and Winter Story Time! Please send photos of your student(s) enjoying story time to email@example.com for the Yearbook.
Holiday Cookies for Sheridan Staff! We Still Need Volunteers!
The APT will provide a “cookie walk” with boxes of holiday cookies for staff before winter break! Whether you bake or buy, your cookie donations are greatly appreciated. Please sign up below and drop off cookies on Wednesday, December 14th to 771 Washington Rd. Coolers will be on front porch to collect. https://signup.com/go/pFnVTgV
Gifts for Sheridan Specials Teachers & Staff
We are collecting for our Specials Teachers and Staff this holiday season! This includes Teaching assistants, music, art, wellness, librarians, specialists, office staff, nurse, language, custodial and more. Thank you to everyone who already donated! Optional donations can be given through Monday, December 12th via Venmo (@Elyse-Butler-3). We will compile donations for gift cards for staff. If you do not have Venmo and would prefer to drop off cash or check please let me know. Thank you!
Upcoming Save the Dates:
Wednesday, January 18th at 7:00 pm - Evening virtual APT meeting
Friday, February 24th - Sheridan Winter Party - More info to come after break!
Please reach out if you have any questions!
Sheridan APT President 2022-24
APT Nominations Requested for 2023 - 2025 Term
Nominations are being solicited for the following District 67 APT Executive Board positions to serve during the 2023-2025 school years:
APT Executive Board President
APT Executive Board Recording Secretary
APT President, Everett Elementary School
APT President, DPM School
Please note that nominees MUST have prior experience serving on an APT Board (or as a Room Parent) in order to be considered. Also, only parents from a local school can submit a nomination for that building’s APT President.
See the Nomination Form for descriptions of the positions being nominated. If you would like to nominate someone (including yourself), please click here to complete the Nomination Google Form: 2023-2025 APT Nomination Form (please complete online)
Or, you can click on the link below to complete the standard Nomination Form. These forms can be emailed or a photo of the completed form can be texted back at the number below:
2023-2025 APT NOMINATION FORM (please download)
You may also contact APT Executive VP & Nominating Committee Chair Shannon Shader directly via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or at (224) 280-3435 to submit possible candidate names.
FINAL DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS is Monday, January 9, 2023.
Questions? Please contact Shannon Shader at the information above.
Thank you for your thoughtful suggestions!
The Deadline for all Grant Requests is January 26, 2023
Just as holiday gifts are on your childrens’ minds, GRANTS are on ours! Do you or does your child have a “Wish List” for your District 67 school? Send us your wishes by completing a Grant Request Here… https://docs.google.com/document/d/1UXTYgOrKHwOyCd0FzD2YKyElOthOG0KSK8sf4WSOelQ/edit
Do You Have the SPIRIT to be Part of the Spirit?
The Spirit of 67 Foundation Nominating Committee will soon be reaching out to fill positions for Special Events, Fundraising, Donor Representatives, Communication, and most important of all- Grants! Anybody who is curious about a highly fulfilling volunteer opportunity should follow this link… https://spirit67.wufoo.com/forms/z196qa0y1ex63x8/
CrossTown Competition Update
The Spirit of 67 “$500 Holiday Bonus” was presented to Everett this week before their Holiday Sing! Everett is one of two schools that has already met its donor participation goal for this school year and since it was before December 31st, they have been awarded a total of $1500 in grant awards! Way to Go Everett! Thank you Donors!
There is still time to donate! Any school that meets its goal before December 31st, will receive $1500 in designated grant awards. If the goal is met after January 1st, it will receive $1000 in grant awards. The CrossTown Competition officially ends on Grant Day– April 21st. The Winning School, with the highest donor participation percentage, will win the distinctive Traveling Trophy and an all-school popsicle party! Thinking about tax deductions for 2022? Donate soon!
Community News & Events
Visit the Green Backpack or the front page of your school website to view the latest programs offered in our community.
CROYA’s Middle School Holiday party is Tuesday, Dec. 13th from 4pm-5pm!
CROYA will be open over Winter Break! Please check the CROYA website for our Winter Break schedule.
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