April Huskie Howl
April 1st, 2023
APRIL HUSKIE HOWL
NOTE FROM THE PRINCIPAL
As we enter April, it is that time of year where we start gearing up for end of year testing. Our upcoming tests are the ISATs, and ISIP Reading and ISTATION Math.
The ISAT is given to test English Language Arts and Math for grades 3-5, and Science for the 5th grade. We anticipate starting the ISAT tests April 13th and finishing May 4th.
The ISIP Reading provides growth information in early reading, fluency, vocabulary and comprehension. This assessment is given to K-3rd graders.
The Istation Math is a math test that is given to K-5th grades. The students will be tested on number sense, measurement, data analysis, geometry, computations, and algebraic thinking.
We anticipate starting the ISIP Reading and Istation Math testing May 3rd and finishing May 12th.
In an effort to help your child do their best it is a great idea to make sure they get a good night’s sleep, eat a healthy breakfast, arrive at school on time, and gently encourage them to do their best. If you want to send an encouraging note to your child, please connect with your child's teacher.
- Principal Christina Nava
May 16, 2003 UPCOMING LEVY INFORMATION
$1,000,000 ($600,000 for maintenance and roof replacements at Carberry and Shadow Butte)
($400,000 for personnel, some current and some new positions to support our students with special needs)
UPCOMING EVENTS / CALENDAR
April 4 - Class Pictures / Individual Spring Pictures
April 8 - Spring Dance 6 - 7:30pm
April 10 - *Calendar Change* - Regular School Day
April 11 - KINDERGARTEN - NO SCHOOL
April 11 - Kindergarten Registration/Screening for '23 - '24 School Year
April 12 - Dress up Day: Rainbow,
(Kinder - Blue, 1st - Red, 2nd - Yellow, 3rd - Green, 4th- Purple, 5th- Orange
April 13 - 3rd/4th Grade Music Concert 2:15pm
April 18 - PTO Meeting 5:30pm - Library
April 21 - 2nd Grade Field Trip - M.K. Nature Center
April 28 - Breakfast with Buddies 7:30 - 8:15am
April 28 - PTO Fundraiser - Spring Flower Bulb Orders are DUE
April 28 - Classroom Birthday Celebration for March
April 28- Breakfast with Buddies
LOOKING AHEAD ...
May 1 - Online Learning Day - Students stay home
May 1-5 - National Teacher Appreciation Week
May 5 - 5th Grade Field Trip - Civil War Exhibit at Eagle Island
May 9 - 3rd Grade Field Trip - Emmett Museum, Downtown and Black Canyon Dam
May 24 - No Early Release - Full School Day
May 26 - Last Day of School (1/2 day)
Class Pictures / Individual Spring Pictures - Tuesday April 4th
*Order Class Picture Online by April 4th for Delivery to the school.
*The bottom portion of the form must be returned on April 4th to get a Spring Individual Picture taken. Not all Students will be photographed individually.
*Any Questions or if you need the Student Code/Key ID please contact the office @ 208-365-0877
Spring Dance - April 8th 6:00 - 7:30 pm
ASK YOUR STUDENT...
Ask your Student about our weekly Principal's Pack recognition. Our teachers select one or two students a week to recogize their amazing efforts in following our school's core values. Are Huskie Core Values are Be Respectful, Be Responsible, Be Honest and Be Safe.
Did You Know?
Free and Reduced Lunch Form
It's not too late to fill out and return a Free and Reduced Lunch form for this school year.
Our school needs to have 50% Free and Reduced Lunch applications in order to qualify for the Fruits and Vegetable Snack Program.
In case you don't know... fruits and vegetables are served at both morning and afternoon recesses every day. There are many students that take advantage of this and what a great way for them to get a healthy snack!
Thanks for all your hard work with the Chocolate Fundraiser this year! We raised just over $15,000, although we didn't meet our goal to pave the walking path, we will save this money and run this fundraiser again next school year to raise the remainder of the money. The track will cost roughly $30,000 to pave so we are half way there!
Thanks again for your continued support!
We value your feedback!
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Let us know the things that you love and any areas that you want us to improve!
LITTLE HUSKIES PRESCHOOL REGISTRATION
The Emmett School District is opening registration for the 2023-2024 school year preschool program. The deadline to submit applications is May 31st.
Little Huskies Preschool enrollment packets can be picked up at the District Office, 119 N. Wardwell Ave., or you may email email@example.com. You may also download them on the District Website.
Preschool Program Director Shannon Anderson asks parents to register only if their child meets at least one of the following situations:
The student is currently on the waiting list for Head Start.
The student did not qualify for Emmett School District developmental preschool services.
The student qualifies for services under the McKinney-Vento Act (see paperwork included in the registration packet for details.)
The student is currently on the waiting list for another preschool, or the student is not enrolled elsewhere.
The student lives in the household of an immediate family member who is an employee of Emmett School District.
The following information may provide answers to questions regarding Little Huskies Preschool:
Little Huskies Preschool is free of charge.
A total of 36 students will attend the preschool four days/week. There will be morning and afternoon sessions of 18 students each.
The preschool will be held at the Butte View Complex.
Students must be potty trained to attend Little Huskies Preschool.
Students who will attend Kindergarten for the 2024-2025 session will be enrolled first.
Families will be notified of their enrollment status the week of June 5th.
You may email the program director at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Emmett School District office at 208-365-6301 if you have any questions.
The preschool will officially start classes in September 2023. An open house for parents of those children who are officially enrolled will be held in August.
If you are on the Little Huskies waiting list: Direct any questions to email@example.com. You will be notified when there is space available for your student.
- If there are changes on how your children will be going home at the end of the day, those changes must be called into the office at 208-365-0877 by 3:15 pm and on Wednesdays by 1:45 pm. Please plan ahead because it disrupts the process of release time when we pull students from the bus line if they are already there.
Shadow Butte Elementary School wants our students to be safe at school. To ensure safety, adult supervision is provided from 8:35 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on the playground, bus area and inside the school. The students are the parents’ responsibility at all other times. If you are dropping off your child before this unsupervised time, please know that we do not have staff available to watch your child. If you can make arrangements to drop off children after 8:35, that would be greatly appreciated.
ECO WORLD DONATION BIN
Donate your gently used clothes and shoes to the Collection Bin that is located in the Southeast Corner of the Visitor Parking Lot. ECO World will be donating the items to local nonprofits. Our school will receive .04 cents per pound of the items that are donated.
NOTE FROM THE SCHOOL NURSE
~ 5th Grade Growth & Development Class~
We will be doing our 5th grade growth and development classes for girls and boys on April 25th. Please fill out the permission form that was sent home with your child last week. If you have any questions on the class, please do not hesitate to reach out to me.
NOTE FROM THE LIBRARY
BOISE HAWKS READING PROGRAM
Boise Hawks reading program is due no later than APRIL 10th. If your student completes it they will earn a ticket to the Hawks game, a voucher for an Idaho Pizza personal pan and a free drink at Dutch Bros! The image shown is the portion that need to be filled out and returned to the library. Thank you for supporting your student in reading goals.
Shadow Butte Library
Sign up Today for the Infinite Campus Parent Portal. A Parent Portal Account will give you access to pay for Lunches Online, view Student Attendance, view Student Grades (4th and 5th Grades), and receive School Correspondence. Call the School Office if you need assistance with getting logged into your parent portal.
- Email the PTO at firstname.lastname@example.org with any curiosities or suggestions you have.
- Stay up-to-date with PTO volunteer opportunities and event reminders on our social platforms.
- Sign up to receive text messages from the PTO for events, activities, reminders, and more!
- Check out our dedicated page on the Shadow Butte website as a resource for getting involved.
Check back later!
NEXT PTO MEETING April 18th @ 5:30 PM 💬
Join us for the next PTO meeting in the Shadow Butte library. Come in-person, or join virtually through Google Meet. All parents who attend the meeting (virtually or in-person) are entered to win a $10 eGift card!
Recap from March's Meeting:
Two bathrooms will be painted with murals during Spring Break.
The PTO did not get approval for painting directly on the hallway wall. We will rethink our plans and resubmit for approval. We budgeted $1,200 for both projects.
5th Grade Celebration
New caps will be ordered with tassels (cost before tax is $9.99).
A letter will go home to parents asking them to pay for their student's cap for $10.
A 5th grade t-shirt competition will be held (similar to Huskie
Hustle) and the winning design will be on the 5th grade graduation t-shirts produced by Your Name on This.
Penny Wars raised $836.03! Flower Power online ordering for the seed & bulb fundraiser will run from March 27-April 28th.
Information will be coming home in folders soon. There will be prizes for top sellers.
Breakfast with Buddies
Use this RSVP form (link in bio) to let us know if you plan on attending this event on April 28th from 7:30-8:15 AM.
Your Name on This presented options for the PTO to sell in our spirit gear store. T-shirts, hoodies, hats, stickers, and more will be available for purchase with an order form or directly from Shadow Butte (a small stock of items will be available on-site).
Flower Power (Online Ordering 3/27-4/28)
How it Works:
- We will have a personalized website (see below) that you can direct your customers to for their orders
- There are over 60 items to choose from (bulbs, seeds, and roots)
- The PTO will profit 50% of the sale proceeds
- All orders are shipped directly to the customers
- Orders will not start shipping until the end of March
- The top three sellers will get prizes (TBD)
- This fundraiser will help raise funds for field day bounce houses