January Huskie Howl
January 1, 2023
JANUARY HUSKIE HOWL
NOTE FROM THE PRINCIPAL
Welcome Back SBE!
We are so glad to be back at school! We hope you all enjoyed your break, we sure did. The first semester was incredible and we are looking forward to the rest of the school year.
The next few days we will be resetting our school and classroom expectations. We find this to be extremely important and effective after a long break. As part of our Positive Behavior Intervention Support (PBIS) efforts, we wanted to share that we updated a few of our schoolwide rules.
The first update pertains to our bathrooms, we are now asking students to wait to use the bathroom right outside the bathroom instead of inside the bathroom. We are also limiting the number of students in the bathroom at the same time. We believe these two additions will help with traffic flow and not crowd the bathrooms.
The next update is to our Walk, Talk or Rock system. If a student has a “kid-size” problem with another student, they either “Walk” (walk away from the situation), “Talk” (talk through the problem), or “Rock” (do rock, paper, scissors). “Kid-size” problems are situations in which they can resolve by talking, helping or listening to each other. For example, someone is not sharing materials or someone can’t find their math book. Students are also taught to tell an adult for all “adult-size” problems. We believe it is important to teach students these invaluable life skills.
Lastly, we are working on helping older students understand how rough play or horseplay can lead to unintentional harm. If students engage in this play, they will be asked to stop immediately. If they refuse or re-engage, they will receive a consequence that may include one or more of the following: loss of recess, community service, reading and writing about why rules are important and/or speaking to our nurse about injuries that could result from horseplay. For our younger students, we will ask them to stop and use the opportunity to teach them why horse play can be harmful.
The weather is still unpredictable in January, so please have your students dress accordingly. As always thank you for your amazing support!
- Principal Christina Nava
UPCOMING EVENTS / CALENDAR
January 16 No School
January 17 Kickoff of our Chocolate Fundraiser
January 27 Last day of Chocolate Fundraiser
- Classroom January Birthday celebrations
Chocolate Fundraiser coming soon!!
We are kicking off our Chocolate Fundraiser with World's Finest Chocolate on January 17-27. We would like to use the fundraising efforts to pave our walking path. The walking path was developed back in early 2000's and is used quite frequently by students at recess/PE class when conditions are right and also for our Huskie Hustle event held every October. The path helps to promote health and wellness efforts for our students and patrons of the community. We are excited to start our largest fundraiser to enhance a central part of our school. Thank you for your support.
SPELLING BEE INFORMATION
We are excited to announce that Shadow Butte will be competing in the Scripps National Spelling Bee. We will be sending our top speller to the regional competition in March.
On the back of this letter, you will find a list of words for your child. Please help them study these words. At the bottom of this letter, I have included links to the same list with definitions and pronunciation guides. You should receive a digital copy of this letter to follow those hyperlinks. For the classroom round, classes will start with the grade level words. If a classroom has more than 6 students remaining and have used all grade-level words, they will move onto the other two sets of grade-level words, so students who master the grade level list should study the other two lists. All grade level lists are linked below and you may request hard copies if you like.
Classroom competitions will be held during the week of January 17-20th with students and teachers in their homerooms. Each class will choose six representatives to compete in a grade-level competition based on the classroom spelling competitions that week.
Those six winners from each class will go on to compete in the semi-finals for each grade level. Students will be given additional words to study at that point and parents of those competing will be invited to attend.
The top two spellers from each grade level at the semi-finals will go on to compete in the school final which will be held on February 16th. More details will follow for those students who win their class competition and the grade level competition.
Please help your child study so that they can do their best.
Shadow Butte Elementary
Grade Level Lists: 3rd Grade List 4th Grade List 5th Grade List
Lists with definitions:
3rd Grade with definitions 4th Grade with definitions 5th Grade with Definitions
Nos complace anunciar que Shadow Butte competirá en el Scripps National Spelling Bee. Enviaremos a nuestro mejor ortógrafo a la competencia regional en marzo.
En el reverso de esta página, encontrará una lista de palabras para su hijo(a). Por favor, ayúdelos a estudiar estas palabras. Al final de esta carta, he incluido enlaces a la misma lista con definiciones y guías de pronunciación. Debe recibir una copia digital de esta carta para seguir esos hipervínculos. Para la ronda del salón de clases, las clases comenzarán con las palabras del nivel de grado. Si en un salón de clases quedan más de 6 estudiantes y han usado todas las palabras del nivel de grado, pasarán a los otros dos conjuntos de palabras del nivel de grado, por lo que los estudiantes que dominen la lista del nivel de grado deben estudiar las otras dos listas. Todas las listas de niveles de grado están vinculadas a continuación y puede solicitar copias impresas si lo desea.
Los concursos en los salones de clase se realizarán durante la semana del 17-20 de enero con alumnos y profesores en sus propios salones. Cada clase elegirá a seis representantes para competir en una competencia de nivel de grado basada en las competencias de ortografía en el salón de clases esa semana.
Esos seis ganadores de cada clase competirán en las semifinales de cada nivel de grado. A los estudiantes se les darán palabras adicionales para estudiar en ese momento y se invitará a los padres de los participantes a asistir.
Los dos mejores deletreadores de cada nivel de grado en las semifinales competirán en la final escolar que se llevará a cabo el 16 de febrero. Más detalles seguirán para aquellos estudiantes que ganen la competencia de su clase y la competencia de nivel de grado.
Por favor, ayude a su hijo/a a estudiar para que pueda hacerlo lo mejor posible.
Escuela Primaria Shadow Butte
Listas de niveles de grado:Lista de 3er grado Lista de 4to Grado Lista de 5to Grado
Listas con definiciones:
3er grado con definiciones 4to grado con definiciones 5to grado con definiciones
Emmett Little League Baseball registration for spring 2023 is now open! All players ages 8-16 that would like to participate in a great baseball experience please sign up, visit ELL website to register.
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.
- 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.
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
If your child will need to take medication at school, please contact the school nurse.
- All medication must be in the original prescription or over-the-counter bottle with clear, written directions.
- Please don’t send loose pills in baggies.
- Please call or send a note with any specific instructions for your child.
- An authorization form must be filled out and signed by a parent.
NOTE FROM THE SCHOOL COUNSELOR
Girls on the Run
Girls on the Run is coming to Shadow Butte Elementary this spring! Girls on the Run programs empower, increase self-worth, and spark joy in youth. Can you help our school by volunteering once or twice a week? Volunteers are trained by GOTR staff, do not need to be runners, and can be of any gender.
The spring season starts the week of March 6th. Team registration opens on January 30th - use this link to sign up your GOTR participant - https://www.pinwheel.us/register/index/GOTRspring23.
Check back often to view added sites from GOTR's "coming soon" list!
There is a cost involved, but it is on a sliding scale and can be worked out if cost is a struggle. Please do not let that keep your daughter from participating in this fun program!
Here is more information on what it takes to become a coach for the program:
NOTE FROM THE LIBRARY
Roaring Readers program begins January 9th and will run until March 15th. This is an optional program open to all students at the school and is put on by Roaring Springs. If your child is in K-4 they must complete 600 minutes of reading and 5th is 800 minutes of reading. It is designed to be a reading for fun program not a homework program. If the completed minutes are met and recorded your child can earn a free day pass to the Roaring Springs waterpark. More information has been sent home in Monday folders, but feel free to contact the library with any other questions!
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.
THANK YOU TO OUR VOLUNTEERS 🏃♂️
Thank you to for all of your help in 2022! We hope to meet & connect with more parents in 2023.
There is always a need to assist the PTO!
We will need assistance serving ice cream at Literacy Night on 3/4. Keep an eye out for a sign up form link soon.
NEXT PTO MEETING JAN 17th @ 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!
We will be taking nominations for a NEW President and Vice President. If you're interested in volunteering your time and serving on the Board, please make your interest known!
2023 SPRING FUNDRAISER 💸
We will open up discussion and planning for our Spring 2023 fundraiser at the January meeting. Come to the meeting with any and all ideas!
THE NEXT DOUGH NIGHT IS FEBRUARY 2nd 🍕
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