Greetings, Shiloh Families!
We did it! We are all settled at Camp Shiloh and the kids are doing an amazing job with this transition. Mr. Edwards and I are so impressed by them as well as their teachers, who were intentional about keeping things positive and consistent for our kids. It turns out, a middle school building is pretty awesome--it's big, but with size comes storage, lockers, and flexibility for student learning groups. We love all of it! We are especially grateful to our district leaders for their support of our move. Transportation was a real challenge and after 2-3 days with some bumps, we are rolling...no pun intended. Thank you for being gracious and supportive as we worked through challenges. We had many positive emails, phone calls, and notes from parents and families throughout the process and we appreciated every one of them!
And speaking of busing...our first few announcements this week are related to transportation:
Bus stop concerns:
It has come to our attention that some of our neighbors whose yards are next to bus stops are having some trouble with kids getting into the bushes and flower beds while they wait. Please remind your riders to respect the property of our neighbors and wait for the bus on the corner along the curb, not in the yard. If a sidewalk is available, this is where the child should wait. Otherwise, just off of the curb is the safest place to stand.
Crossing in front of the bus:
We taught our students the appropriate way to cross in front of the bus when they must cross the street after getting dropped off. When parents are waiting for them at the bus stop, we respectfully request that parents follow this protocol for crossing as well. Not all drivers obey the law that says traffic must stop for a school bus with its lights flashing, so we must teach our students to be vigilant pedestrians. Procedure: Wait at the curb in the front corner of the bus. Watch the driver. When the driver gives a signal with his or her hand to cross, walk to the far side of the bus and stop. Look left, right, then left again. Watch the driver. When the driver gives the second signal, proceed to the opposite side of the street.
Riding the bus home with friends:
Unfortunately, our buses are so full that we cannot accommodate riders switching buses to ride home with friends at this time. Thank you for understanding.
Transportation questions or concerns?
You can always call Mrs. Duchow or Mr. Edwards at 465-6800, or you can call the Transportation Department at 465-6107.
Here are a few other items to take note of as we head into the final stretch of the year!
The Mt. Spokane High School Block Party is coming!!
This is a FREE event...FREE dinner for the whole family, FREE fun and activities for the whole family! Please come be a part of the MSHS community. This is the high school that Shiloh Eagles will land at someday. Come check out the school, meet the principal, Mr. Darren Nelson, and enjoy an evening of free family fun! When is it? Wednesday, May 2 from 5 - 8 pm at Mt. Spokane High School, 6015 E. Mt. Spokane Park Drive. Let Mr. Edwards and Mrs. Duchow serve you dinner!
Shiloh Hills PTSO Carnival is coming, too!!
As if a block party isn't enough fun, the Fourth Annual Shiloh Hills Spring Carnival is coming too! Mark your calendars for Tuesday, May 29, 5:30 - 7 pm. The carnival will take place at Camp Shiloh in the football field behind the school. Please enter the carnival by walking around the school to the north (on Center Street). Parking along Center Street will be available as well. Unlimited turns on inflatable toys are available with a wristband. Games and food are available for tickets (see below). Wristbands and tickets will be available for pre-purchase beginning May 1. Although this is not primarily a fund raiser, our Carnival Provider, All-Star Jump, provides us with a portion of the profits. Come support our amazing PTSO and have a great evening of family fun in the process!
Wrist bands: $7.00
Carnival Games 2 Tickets
Face Painting 8 Tickets
Hair Spray 2 Tickets
Candy 2 Tickets
Chips 2 Tickets
Pop/Bottle Water 2 Tickets
Popcorn 2 Tickets
Cotton Candy or Snow Cone 3 Tickets
Hot Dog 3 Tickets
Nachos and Cheese 4 Tickets
Hot Dog/Chips/Drink Meal 6 Tickets
Nacho/Cheese/Drink Meal 6 Tickets
Second Annual Shiloh Hills PTSO Talent Show:
Yippeeee!!! On Friday, May 18 from 6 -7:30 pm, Shiloh Hills will host its Second Annual PTSO Talent Show for students in grades 3 - 6! It will be held in the Camp Shiloh gymnasium. Sign ups for the talent show start April 26. All acts must be previewed prior to the show by PTSO officers and parent volunteers. Please encourage your children to get brave and get on stage to showcase their unique and amazing talents!!
Shiloh Hills Website and Facebook Page
We want to be sure you get the communication you need. Please remember to check our website, ShilohHills.mead354.org, regularly for news and information. Also, consider following our Facebook page for updates.
Smarter Balanced Assessment Dates
Our 3rd-6th graders will soon begin taking our state assessment to measure their academic growth this year. Following are very important dates for your child to be in school. Please avoid vacations and appointments on the days that your child’s grade level is testing and contact your child’s teacher right away if you know of any conflicts.
3rd Grade: (Please note that the April dates changed slightly from an earlier announcement)
April 24, April 25, May 2, May 4—English and Language Arts
May 16, May 22—Mathematics
April 30, May 1, May 9, May 10—English and Language Arts
May 22, May 24—Mathematics
May 1, May 2, May 9, May 10—English and Language Arts
May 5, May 17—Mathematics
May 23, May 24—Science (5th grade is the only grade tested in science)
May 7, May 8, May 15, May 16—English and Language Arts
May 21, May 23—Mathematics
That's all for now, Shiloh Families! Thanks for reading!
Mrs. Duchow and Mr. Edwards