SHES Weekly Update
August 5th, 2022
Updates for the Week of June 5 - June 9, 2023
Dear Shadow Hills Families,
Thank you to all who attended and supported our recent Multicultural Performance and Spirit Awards. The events were a resounding success and wouldn't have been possible without your active participation and encouragement.
This upcoming week will be bustling with various events and activities. Here's a brief overview of the exciting events planned for the week:
1. Talent Show (Students Only): Our talented students will take center stage to showcase their remarkable skills and creativity. The talent show promises to be entertaining and inspiring for everyone involved.
2. School Site Council Meeting: The School Site Council will convene on Tuesday after school. Your active participation in this meeting will contribute to our school's overall development and improvement.
3. PTA Meeting: The PTA will hold its last meeting to end year events and begin planning for next year. Your valuable input and involvement in the PTA meeting will significantly support our school's initiatives.
4. Fifth-Grade Yearbook Signing Party: Our fifth-grade students are nearing the end of their elementary school journey, and we want to commemorate their time with a special Yearbook Signing Party. It will allow them to create lasting memories and bid farewell to their classmates.
5. PTA Field Day: Our annual PTA Field Day is filled with fun and friendly competitions. It provides an excellent opportunity for parents, students, and staff to come together, enjoy outdoor activities, and foster a sense of community spirit. As a reminder, your child needs a permission slip to participate.
6. Fifth Grade Promotion: The much-anticipated Fifth Grade Promotion ceremony will mark the successful completion of our student's elementary education. We invite you to celebrate this milestone alongside us and honor their accomplishments.
Your unwavering support has always been the bedrock of our success as a school community, and I am grateful for your continued partnership.
Please refer to the attached schedule for specific dates, times, and locations of each event. Please mark your calendars and make arrangements to join us whenever possible. Your presence means the world to our students.
Again, thank you for your dedication, enthusiasm, and commitment to our school community.
Please don't hesitate to reach out to me if you have any questions or concerns.
Note from Mr. Selleck
It was another great week at Shadow Hills Elementary. I am truly enjoying the opportunities to interact with the kids around campus. I loved seeing them interact in Spanish, the Spirit Assemblies, and the 3rd graders interacting with the reptiles. The highlight of the week was definitely the Multicultural Dance performances. The kids were fantastic.
I am continuing to meet with staff on campus, and have also had a chance to meet the principals of the other schools in Alpine. The Shadow Hills staff, parents and students, and other members of the school district personnel that I have met, have all made me feel very welcome. Alpine is a terrific community.
I love the slogan in Alpine, “A world class education with a small town feel.” With each day here, I can see how that ideal has been transformed into reality. Thank you all for making me feel so welcome.
Hope your weekend was great.
Principal for ‘23-’24
Shadow Hills Elementary
District Homework Committee
This year, a District Homework Committee comprised of parents, staff, and students has been meeting to review the current homework policies and practices and collect input from staff, students, and families. The committee has designed homework surveys for staff, parents, and students.
The committee is seeking the input of all AUSD parents in the hopes of gathering a wide range of perspectives and feedback, enabling them to make informed recommendations for improving homework policies and practices.
The survey should take about 10 minutes and can be accessed by clicking here. As always, thank you for your time and continued support of our school.
The survey will be open until Friday, June 9.
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?
SHES Field Day
We are excited to announce that Field Day is just around the corner! Field Day is a highly anticipated event where our students come together to engage in various outdoor activities, fostering teamwork, friendly competition, and physical fitness. We are confident that this year's Field Day will be an unforgettable experience for our students, and we invite you to join us in cheering them on. Let's make this day a memorable one for our students!
If you would like your child to participate in Field Day, please complete a student permission slip and turn it in to your child's teacher. If you would like to volunteer, please fill out a volunteer permission slip.
5th Grade Promotion
5th grade families only.
5th grade families only.
5th grade families only.
Summer Expanded Learning Program
Registration is open for our Summer Expanded Learning Program. Spaces are still available in many of our camps. such as Chess, Math Mania, Spanish Art, Being a DJ, Literature and Crafts, Cooking and Nutrition, STEM, Drumming, Creative Writing, and much more.