Greetings, Shiloh Families!
We have a few important reminders for you this week. Thanks for reading!
First, our PTSO sponsored a fun "yoyo assembly" last week, and yoyos are for sale for the remainder of this week. Students who already brought money for a yoyo will receive them Tuesday, November 13. Your child can still buy one for the remainder of this week. Students may play with their yoyos at recess only in designated spots until next Wednesday, November 21. After that, they must go home and stay home. Thanks for your help with this!
And speaking of toys, did you know that other than this brief yoyo exception, there is a "no toy" rule at Shiloh? This includes Pokemon cards, baseball cards, dolls, etc. The reasons for this are many, but here are the top two reasons: 1. Toys get lost and sometimes stolen. 2. Toys cause distractions in class and as you recall, we have some big goals for our kids. We can't afford avoidable distractions if we want to achieve those goals. The only exceptions are when the toy is for show and tell, or it is recess equipment. Although we have many available for check out here, students may bring their own soccer balls, basketballs, and other ball equipment to play with at recess.
We realize you may not be aware of this, so we are linking to our Shiloh Student Handbook here. Please take a look.
BABY, IT'S COLD OUTSIDE!
Please remember to dress your child appropriately for the chilly weather that is ahead of us. Warm coats, hats, gloves, and boots are important. We follow district guidelines when deciding when to go out and when to stay in. We go outside except when it's pouring down rain or when the temperature, with windchill, is below 16 degrees. It is critical for our kids to get fresh air and run around, so dress them warmly!
Well, you may not think so...but our kids think snow rules! At Shiloh, the other kinds of snow rules are:
- Save snowball fights for home.
- Children may throw snow at our snow targets that our custodian puts out when it snows.
- Children may build snowmen.
- Children may only work on snowmen they built themselves.
- We discourage children from eating snow, but let's face it...that's WAY too enticing for them and really hard to enforce. Please make sure your own child knows where YOU stand on eating snow.
If these rules are broken, it is an automatic missed recess with some kind of alternative physical activity, like walking or running laps or doing jumping jacks in the Eagles Nest. Not nearly as fun as playing in the snow.
MATH RULES, TOO!
Some of the best jobs of the future will only be open to workers who can think flexibly and mathematically. You are invited to come to Shiloh on Tuesday, December 4 from 5:30 - 7:00 pm for a FREE Spaghetti dinner and to learn how we are setting our Shiloh Eagles up for success in math! Here is the schedule:
5:30 - 5:55 Students go to class to practice and prepare their math game to share with their parents.
5:30 - 5:55 Parents go to the cafeteria to learn about "memorization" vs "automaticity" and why this difference matters SO MUCH for our students.
6:00 - 6:30 Parents join their children in their classrooms for math game time!
6:30 - 7:00 Dinner in the cafeteria
6:30 - 7:00 Open ended STEM activities in the library (STEM=Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math)
COOKIE DOUGH PICK UP
On Thursday, November 15 you can pick up your child's PTSO cookie dough fund raiser orders from 3:30 - 6 pm in the cafeteria.
Here are a few important dates to put on your calendar for November and December:
Thanksgiving Holiday, NO SCHOOL: Thursday and Friday, November 22 and 23.
Math Night: Tuesday, December 4, 5:30 - 7:30 pm
PTSO Parents' Night out: Friday, December 7, 6 - 9 pm. For $5.00 per child you can go out for THREE hours! Get some holiday shopping done, go to a movie, or eat dinner out! Look in this week's take home folders for the registration; it is also attached below. You must sign and return the bottom portion along with cash or check to secure your reservation. The first 25 children whose parents return their slip will be accommodated. Enjoy!
PTSO Meeting: Due to Math Night, our PTSO meeting will be the SECOND Tuesday in December, the 11th, from 6 - 7 pm in the library. There is no childcare but children may sit on the other half of the library and do quiet activities from home or read books.
3rd and 4th Grade Concert: Wednesday, December 12, 6:30 pm, Camp Shiloh Gymnasium. The first and second grade concert will be Wednesday, March 6. Stay tuned for dates and times for all other grade levels.
Holiday Vacation: Begins Monday, December 24 and school resumes on Monday, January 7.
As always, thanks for listening!
Mrs. Duchow and Mr. Edwards
Believe! Achieve! Inspire!