Family Letter from the Principal
Hello Shorewood Families
I hope all of you had a chance to attend our multicultural night last Friday. It seemed like EVERYONE was there!! Such a fantastic turn out. And everyone who attended seemed so happy to celebrate each other and spend time together. A big thanks to Erika Chapman for chairing this event. Thanks also to Shorewood teachers Sarah Gasamis and Josh Hollingsworth for their time and dedication to our multicultural night.
In other noteworthy news:
A couple reminders about dismissal time. It is mostly going very well in the drop off/pick up loop. However, I am seeing some unsafe parking in the street across from the school and families "waving" their children across the busy street to their car. I hope that these families can make a better plan for a safe pick up. In the pick up loop itself, I'm seeing more and more family members and students walking into the car loop area. We ask that everyone use the sidewalk that loops around from the office doors to 116th as the way to exit the pick up area by foot. The car loop area is a busy place and students should stay on the curb where pedestrians can leave the area safely. Please also do NOT leave your car if you are using the pick up loop. This leads to congestion in the loop area and delays the dismissal process. Thanks to everyone for doing your part to make arrival and dismissal safe.
Our next PTA sponsored event is Math Adventures, chaired by Tom Morgan. Here is a blurb about the event from Tom: Math Adventure will be returning to Shorewood Elementary for an evening of math puzzles and theater in an epic event dedicated to making math fun. It’s non-competitive, high-energy, and completely unique! This year’s adventure is A Cold, Creamy Crime--a supervillain has stolen top secret ice cream! Teams of detectives solve math puzzles for clues to crack the case! Form a team of about four students at the same math level or register as a free agent to join a team looking for teammates. Think up a unique team name. Costumes are welcome. Each team also needs at least two adults--a coach and an actor. (The actor can be a middle schooler or high schooler.) Grades: 1 – 5 (younger siblings are welcome!) The first step is to register child and team. Second step is to submit payment. These are two separate steps. Registration and payment information can be found at shorewoodpta.org/math-adventure
Cost: $12.50/student. Online payment info at shorewoodpta.org/math-adventure or drop off a check at the office. (Scholarships available)
Registration deadline: Saturday Feb. 18, 2023
Parent Prep Night (No kids!): Monday February 27, 7-8 pm
MATH ADVENTURE: A Cold Creamy Crime: Friday March 3, 2023, 5:30-8:00 pm
Questions? Contact Tom Morgan 206-724-2027 firstname.lastname@example.org
Registration for the March Girls thINC Outside the Box subscription box is open now until Monday, 2/202023. The March box will be science themed and include 5+ hours of (screen free) hands-on activities & supplies, art projects, and a book. Boxes are available in English & Spanish. This is the link that takes you directly to the registration page HERE (Registration forms available in English, Spanish, Chinese, Russian, Vietnamese, and Somali)
February is just around the corner. Enjoy the fact that we are getting more and more daylight minutes every day! Crocuses and daffodils should be popping out of the ground in no time!!
Shorewood Elementary School