Sheridan Newsletter 11.18.22
November 18, 2022
A Message from the Principal
Dear Sheridan Families,
We had a very full week at Sheridan with Tuesday’s snow providing an extra dusting of excitement in the air! Thank you for sending your children prepared for the weather – they had a blast outside at recess. With boots now part of the daily mix, please also make sure your children have gym shoes for wellness class. Many families opt to keep a pair at school for the winter months, which simplifies packing up backpacks as well. Lastly, as the students begin their days inside, feel free to send all their gear WITH them in a separate bag. This also helps keep their cubbies organized!
This Friday is the end of Trimester 1. Report cards will be EMAILED directly to parents/guardians next Tuesday, November 22 (no printed copies for grades 1-4). Kindergarten students will have paper copies of their narratives in backpacks. We love having this fall snapshot to show students how much they grow throughout the year. “Not yet” is just that… an opportunity to keep heading in the right direction with feedback along the way. Of course, if you have any questions, please reach out to your child’s teacher.
Future Shark Survey:
As we continue to look ahead at enrollment at Sheridan, please take a brief moment to fill out this survey if you have younger children at home.
MAP testing the weeks of November 28 and December 5. Classroom teachers will email exact schedules or consult the Sheridan calendar.
Finally, a little fun calendar planning! Start charging your phones and cameras… and add these Winter Sing performances to your calendars. We have a fresh take on these popular events to accommodate our wide range of students, so take note:
Festive dress for all! Doors will open 10 minutes before the performance. We look forward to sharing these cheerful performances with you! Important details:
Please stay for the whole performance.
We are asking for advanced notice if you plan to take your child home after the performance, including siblings.
Please provide green notes when you send your child to school. Thank you!
Wishing all of our Sheridan Sharks a very happy Thanksgiving. We are grateful for all of you!
Deerpath Road Closure - This Weekend!
This is a friendly reminder that Deerpath Road will be completely closed between Route 41 and Ahwahnee Lane from Friday, Nov. 18 at 7 pm through Monday, Nov. 21 at 5 am for ComEd's new bridge deck to be lifted into place.
Deerpath Road will remain open to local traffic from Green Bay Road to Ahwahnee Lane. Drivers are encouraged to use Green Bay Road south to Westleigh Road to access both Route 41 and Waukegan Road. The Route 41 exit and entrance ramps will remain open, but Deerpath will only be accessible west of the closure. After this closure, there will be periodic lane shifts along Deerpath Road while ComEd works to complete the project by the end of the year.
Did You Miss It?
On Monday, November 14, the District hosted a forum in-person and online for our community to learn more about a possible April 2023 referendum to address the highest priority LFHS facility needs.
We Value Your Input!
Many questions and comments came up at Monday's forum that are important for us to address and we are committed to answering questions quickly and accurately and incorporating feedback into this important work.
Please submit your questions and feedback using this link so that we can hear from you!
Where Can You Learn More?
Visit the District website to learn more about the Capital Facilities Plan. You will find a FAQ document on the website that will be updated regularly as the District addresses questions related to this process.
APT News and Events
Thank you Sheridan parents for all your enthusiasm and involvement in APT activities! You help make Sheridan the special place that it is. I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving Break!
Watch for more information about holiday activities after Thanksgiving break, including Sheridan’s virtual winter storytime on Dec. 8th, our tradition of staff cookie boxes, and gift collection for teachers and school staff.
Other upcoming dates:
Tuesday, November 29th from 7pm-8pm - Community Safety Series in DPM gym - Active Shooter Protocols and Preparation, presented by the Lake Forest Police Dept.
December 8th Sheridan Virtual Winter Storytime 6:30 pm - More info to come!
Thank you to everyone who attended this week’s APT meeting which is our last meeting for 2022! If daytime meetings are hard for your schedule to accommodate but you’d like to be involved, our next meeting is an evening virtual meeting on January 18th and 7pm. More info to follow after Winter Break.
Follow Sheridan APT on Instagram & Facebook! Stay up-to-date on APT events and activities by following us on Instagram at @SheridanAPT67 and https://www.facebook.com/sheridanapt
Still thinking about writing a grant request?
Good news, you’ve got time! Upcoming grant application deadline is Thursday, January 26, 2023. Check out this link to start the process!
From Sensory Tools & Support at Everett, Garden Expansion at Cherokee, to a Cross Country Tent at DPM, the opportunities for our schools are endless! Share your ideas with us this year! We know the kids greatly appreciate it!!!
Community News & Events
Visit the Green Backpack or the front page of your school website to view the latest programs offered in our community.
36th Annual LFHS Music Department Holiday Concerts & Applause Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser.
Sunday, December 4 in the LFHS RMA
3 PM: Band and Orchestra Concert
4:45-6:45 PM: Spaghetti Dinner
7 PM: Choir Concert
Tickets are on sale NOW! Purchase online now purchased online until Thursday 12/1 through our website https://lfhsapplause.org/spaghetti-dinner/ or directly on the jot form https://form.jotform.com/222517970673159
Online Silent Auction includes a 2023-24 parking spot, Graduation packages with reserved seating/parking, Prom packages, art from local artist René Romero Schuler and more! LINK will be available 11/21 on www.lfhsapplause.org. Online auction bidding starts Monday, Nov 28 at 6 AM and ends Thursday, Dec 15 at 8 PM. ANYONE can bid on the auction items, but winner should be local as items cannot be shipped. Tickets for raffle items may be purchased in person during the event.
CROYA will be closed Friday, Nov. 18 and Monday, Nov. 21 due to the CROYA High School Retreat.
1360 N. Sheridan Rd.
Lake Forest, IL 60045