The Howler April 30, 2021

Newsletter for the Shadow Hills Elementary School Community

Teacher Appreciation Week!

The PTO has a full week of fun ways that students and families can recognize the Shadow Hill Staff during Teacher Appreciation Week. Click on this flyer: Teacher Appreciation Week, to view the plan. Feel free to come up with your own special way to recognize the staff members that work with your kids. Of course, participation is optional. Have fun!

The flyer linked above references a link for volunteers. Here is the link: Teacher Appreciation Week Volunteers.

Also, if you would like to donate items to the Teachers/Staff click on this link: Teacher Wish List.

Vaccine Mobile Clinic at the Learning Lab!

Principal Point

Summer Activities

Please be sure to review the activities below that are available to students over the summer!

Check out this link, Summer Activities in Boise, for additional ideas for kids and parents.

Please check in with your child’s teacher whenever you have questions. You can reach out to me too. Call me in my office at 208-854-6064 or send me an email at

Take care!

Dr. Z.


Remember to follow us on social media:

Young Rembrandts - Drawing Class

How To Enroll - Kindergarten and New to District

Do you have a student that will be 5 years old on or before September 1, 2021? If so, please go to this link to learn about the enrollment process: How To Enroll. See the links on the left-hand side.

If you are new to the Boise School District, go to the same link above.

Free Kindergarten Readiness Materials and Ideas for Reading Aloud and App Recommendations

Families Encouraged to Apply for Possible Federal Meal Relief Funds

Bike Registration Information

See the links below for more info about bicycle registration.

Bus Drivers Needed!

Youth Sports

Riverglen Junior High School - Grizzly Cheer

Parents of Current 6th Graders - Please see the information contained in the link below.



YMCA - Basketball, Volley, Soccer, T-Ball

YMCA Summer Guide

Grass Volleyball Clinics

Summer Opprotunities

Summer STEM for 6th Graders

Click here to view the flyer for: STEM 6

Shadow Hills Elementary School

We are a PK-6th Public Elementary School in Boise, Idaho! We serve the community of NW Boise and parts of Eagle and Garden City. We have excellent community support for our outstanding teachers and staff! Thank you!


Inspiring curiosity and building integrity to cultivate a positive learning community.


We believe the most promising strategy for achieving the mission of Shadow Hills Elementary School is to develop our capacity to function as a professional learning community. We envision a school in which staff:

  • Inspire curiosity

  • Build integrity

  • Cultivate a positive learning community

  • Unite to achieve a common purpose and clear goals

  • Work in collaborative teams

  • Seek and implement best practices that result in student growth and achievement

  • Monitor student progress

  • Demonstrate a personal commitment to the overall success and well-being of all students

(Vision based on P. 135 of the following book - Eaker, DuFour & DuFour. (2002). Getting Started: Reculturing Schools To Become Professional Learning Communities. Bloomington, Indiana: National Educational Service.)


We live the values of: Respect - Dignity - Honesty - Responsibility - Teamwork


SMART Goals updated annually

Annual Notification Regarding Public Release of Student Directory Information

The Boise School District complies with federal law (Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act) as it relates to the release of student directory information to the public. To learn more, log on to and navigate to Parents & Patrons > Parent Information > FERPA Form. Or, please call the Clerk of the Board at 208-854-4123 to obtain a copy of the FERPA form.

From the School Nurse

Please read the Health Screening Letter from Nurse Terri below.

Junior High Transition Reminder


As we remain virtual, attendance procedures still apply as if all students were in-person at Shadow Hills.

If your child is going to be absent or late logging in to school, please call our office at 208-854-6060. You may call during non-working hours and leave a message on our voicemail. If your student has an appointment during school hours, please scan (or take a picture of) and email a written school excuse from the doctor, dentist, etc. to Thank you!

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Do you miss volunteering in your child’s class? Are you looking for a socially-distanced way to help out? Check out the Shadow Hills Elementary Wish List. The needs of our school, teachers, and students are changing quickly this year. The Shadow Hills Elementary Wish List contains an up to date list of the items the teachers need most – like hand sanitizer and disinfectant wipes. Please consider donating these essential items to the school.

See the attached flyer for information on the PTO Papa John’s fundraiser. Our school code is valid for the entire school year and valid at all locations in the Treasure Valley, so friends and family can help support our school, too! Papa John’s is donating 20% to the PTO!

Thanks for your support!

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Clean Juice - Fundraiser!

Support Shadow Hills with a visit to Clean Juice! Clean Juice is a business in our area and the owner has strong ties to the community - children attended Shadow Hills, Riverglen and Capital!!

Crave Kitchen - Download the App

Shadow Hills!

Help support the PTO by downloading the Crave Kitchen app. See this flyer for details: SH PTO Crave Kitchen.

Thank you for supporting the PTO!


For information on COVID testing resources please check out the link below or see the attached flyer:

COVID testing resources.

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Garden City Library - Book Club Event on February 22, 2021

Click on the link to find out more about an event a the Garden City Library: Cleopatra In Space.

If you like Percy Jackson and Star Wars you won't want to miss this event!!


Family Advocates is offering Family Strengthening Support Groups in Boise and Garden City. Please see the attached flyer for more information and registration.
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Girl Scouts of Silver Sage

It's time to have fun with Girl Scouts! JOIN FOR FREE! See the attached flyer for information on this great deal!

Treasure Valley Math and Science Center (TVMSC)

Interested in STEM? Please check out the TVMSC Flyer below!