Smoke Signals: Staff Edition

October 8-12

Calendar events for the week...

All Week: Blaze a Trail for Literacy

Monday, 10/8

RTI - as needed, names to Burkhalter by Friday

6:00 pm - School Board Meeting

Tuesday, 10/9

fundraiser order form pickup

9:00 - DLT, Burkhalter off campus

10:00 - Fall Lockdown Drill

3:30 - CAT Meeting #1, library

Wednesday, 10/10

8:00 - Breakfast with a Police Officer, student arrives

5th grade Field Day at Lumpkins Stadium

3:30 - Staff Meeting, FMLA training, Technology Badge training, required for all staff

Thursday, 10/11

5th grade Math DCA window

Friday, 10/12

5th grade Math DCA window

Science Fair Permission Slips go home

Pink Out

Saturday 10/13

9:00-5:00 Monthly Weekend Hours

Upcoming Events...

October

15 - Fair Day

18 - 4th grade program

19 - Grading period 1 ends

22 - Grading Period 2 Begins

22-24 - Building open until 7:00 pm for parent conferences

25 - 5:30-7pm - Shackelford's 30th anniverary celebration and fall carnival

26 - Parent Conference day/Homecoming

29-2 - Red Ribbon Week


November -

1 Birthday Celebration day - October/November/December birthdays

2 - PTO Luncheon

5 - Teacher of the Month

7 - GLL meeting

7 - 5th grade Career Expo

13 - 5th grade Symphony field trip

14 - Staff Meeting: Ellis County Child's Advocacy Center Training


December -

3 - Teacher of the Month

3-7 Hour of Code Week

4 - CAT Meeting #2

6 - Staff Christmas Party

12 - Staff Meeting

13 - 3rd grade program

Parent Conference Day

The official parent conference day is October 26. Here are a few expectations to keep in mind:


  • Every effort should be made to have a face to face parent conferences the week of October 22.
  • The building will be open, with an administrator on campus until 7:00 pm on Monday, 10/22, Tuesday, 10/23, and Wednesday, 10/24. Please plan to conclude all conferences by 7:00 pm these evenings.
  • We will have our 30th anniversary celebration on Thursday evening from 5:30 - 7:00 pm. Do not schedule conferences to happen during this event. Conferences should end by 5:30 on Thursday, 10/25.
  • Conferences may be scheduled from 8:00-12:00 on Friday, 10/26. All staff will be released at 12:00 for homecoming festivities.

See the Hub for updated schedules!

We have had some staff changes and schedules have been updated to reflect these. Be sure to use the live document on the Hub for all of your campus information!
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Shackelford Elementary

Principal: Theresa Burkhalter

Assistant Principal: Brittany Griffith

Counselor: Monica Taylor