elemlogoShoshone Elementary Schoolelemlogo
61 E. Highway 24 Shoshone, Idaho
Phone (208) 886-2381 Fax (208) 886-2742
Website:  www.shoshonesd.org

Kelly Wilkins, Principal
Wendy Auker, Administrative Assistant

redribbonNational “Red Ribbon Week” will be held October 26-29.  During this week students will learn about making safe and good personal choices.  To celebrate this week students are invited to participate in the following daily activities:

                         Monday, October 25 - “Wake up drug free!”  (wear pajamas to school)

                         Tuesday, October 26 - “Head to toe, say No!”  (wear red head to toe)

                         Wednesday, October 27 - “Peace out drugs!”  (wear tie dye clothing)

                         Thursday, October 28 - “Celebrate drug free.  Looks like me!”  

                                                                                                (wear your Halloween costume)

hallparadeOur Halloween party and parade will be held on Thursday, October 28th.  Classroom parties will start at 3:00 p.m.   Our Halloween parade will begin at 2:45 p.m.  Parents and family members are invited to attend our parade.  We ask that visitors go to the lunchroom to enjoy the parade.

We encourage family friendly, non-violent costumes.  Weapons of any kind will not be allowed.  Fake blood is discouraged as part of their costume.  This is frightening to some of our younger students.  Face paint is acceptable.  Please remember that school will be in session, so if you send your child to school in their costume it should be comfortable. 

Awards for K-2 and 3-5 students will be given for the following Halloween costumes:

Best Homemade      Creepiest      Funniest      Weirdest       Cutest       

ptcParent-teacher conferences are scheduled for Tuesday, October 26, and Wednesday, October 27.  Parent-teacher conferences are a very important opportunity for parents and teachers to forge partnerships in students’ education.   It is proven that children do better in school when parents are involved in their academic lives.  A parent-teacher conference is a great opportunity to:

  • start or continue ongoing conversations with your child’s teacher
  • learn how to help your kids do their best in school
  • let your child know that what goes on in school will be shared at home

You should have received a note with your child’s scheduled phone or in person conference time.  If you have not received your conference time, please contact Wendy at 886-2381.  If you have more than one child attending our elementary we try to schedule their conferences back to back.  Please keep in mind that early evening conferences are the most requested time.  Conferences are scheduled every 15 minutes starting at 5:00 p.m. and going until 7:45 p.m.  Please help your child’s teacher stay on schedule by arriving on time.  If more than 15 minutes is needed, schedule additional time with the teacher at a later date.  Please help us reach our parent-teacher conference attendance goal of 100%!

wigIn September our students set their own wildly important (WIG) monthly reading goal.  Each month they strive to reach that goal.  If they meet their goal they are rewarded with a fun activity at the end of that month.  In September 50% of our students reached their goal, October 59% and in November 66%.  We are happy to report that each month the percentage has gone up and are anxiously waiting to hear our December percentage.  As a school we are working towards reaching a monthly reading goal of 80%.

leaderThe Leader in Me helps students learn how to become self-reliant, take initiative, plan ahead, set and track goals, do their homework, prioritize their time, manage their emotions, be considerate of others, express their viewpoint persuasively, resolve conflicts, find creative solutions, value differences, and live a balanced life. The process helps students develop the skills and self-confidence they need to lead their lives and succeed in school and beyond.