Dear Shiloh Families,
One year ago at this time we were getting ready for our move to Camp Shiloh. Now, we are making plans for our move back! Watch your Eagle Updates for news about the move, and please plan to come to our April PTSO meeting on April 9 at 6 pm in the library if you would like to have a part in the festivities we plan! We want LOTS of parents and families to be a part of this fun and even historic event!
Please read on for important announcements and dates, and mark your calendars!
Mrs. Duchow and Mr. Edwards
Shiloh's Got Talent!
We hope your 3rd-6th grader will consider signing up for the third annual "Shiloh's Got Talent" Talent show! The talent show is Thursday, April 25, from 6 - 7:30 pm in the Camp Shiloh Gymnasium. Children may pick up forms in the office this week and they are due by Tuesday, April 9. Acts will be previewed Thursday and Friday, April 11 and 12. All acts must be previewed and no act may be changed from the act that is shared during the preview without permission from our PTSO.
In addition, we need your help, parents, as we try to grow respectful, polite kids.
- We ask that all parents emphasize for their children the importance of being a great audience for all of the other performers, both before and after performing. Side talk, rehearsing acts, entertaining younger siblings, playing on cellphones--these are highly distracting to those brave kids who are having their moment in the spotlight.
- Families of early performers are invited to stay for the entire show to honor all of the other performers and keep disruptions to a minimum.
Chocolate Pick Up:
Thank you for supporting our PTSO with our chocolate fund raiser! Chocolate will be available for pick up after school on Wednesday, April 10.
Silverwood "Reading is the Ticket" Update:
We are sorry to say that the Silverwood reading program changed this year, and due to a miss in communication between their corporate office and our school, we did not learn of the change until it was too late to apply for enrollment int the program. It is now called "Read 2 Ride". We will definitely apply for next school year, but in the meantime please accept our apologies. We know many families look forward to this every year.
Extra clothing in the health room:
Help! We are very low on extra clothing in our health room. We use extra clothing when children have accidents at school, or get sick on their clothes, or fall in a puddle on accident ("accident" is the key word!). If you have Shiloh Hills clothing that has somehow made it into the kids' dressers and closets, please send it back so we can re-use it. We welcome small donations, particularly in sizes 5 - 8, both boys and girls.
And speaking of puddles...
Our field is super saturated with melted snow right now. Rubber boots for recess are an excellent choice. Packing a change of shoes for after recess is another great idea. For safety, children may not take off their shoes inside the building, so a dry pair to change into is helpful.
First and Second Grade Concert
Thursday, March 28, 6:30 - 7:00 pm, Camp Shiloh Gymnasium
Please plan for your first or second grader to arrive at school between 6:15 and 6:20. Front doors will be unlocked at 6:15. Parents should plan to go directly to the gym, taking children's coats with them. Students will sit at their assigned cafeteria tables and enter the gym led by their teachers.
Spring Break: April 1 - 5
Please mark your calendars for Spring Break! We hope you have a wonderful one!
Smarter Balanced Assessment
In April and May of every year, we give our students an assessment to check to see how we have done throughout the year. You may recall that it is our goal in math and reading that every child who comes to us at grade level will maintain that growth and grow one year academically throughout the 9 months we have him or her. We know that every child who comes to us below grade level must grow more than one year in order to close the gap. The Smarter Balanced Assessment is one tool that helps us measure this growth.
If you have a child in grades 3 - 6, he or she is scheduled to take the Smarter Balanced Assessment on various days throughout April and May. A schedule will come out as April draws nearer, but in the meantime, we respectfully ask that you do not schedule appointments or family vacations during April and May that will require your child to miss school. Making up this assessment is stressful for students, who then end up missing another school day to make it up. It also taxes building staff, who we must find subs for so they can conduct make up testing for students.
DATE CHANGE: School Carnival
You may have already marked your calendar for the School Carnival, but please note that the date has been changed and is now May 22 from 5:30 - 7:30 pm.
Lentils are DELICIOUS!
Your kids recently had some lentil chili along with a tortilla chip for dipping courtesy of Spokane County FoodSense and Washington State University Extension. This chili had rave reviews! Look below for the recipe, attached at the end of this post. We encourage you to make this with your kids! It is a very inexpensive (just pennies to make it) and it is a highly nutritious meal or snack.