Kid's Heart Challenge
Shapiro Stem Academy,
Our students are getting ready to Be the Torch and build longer, healthier lives through this year’s Kids Heart Challenge program.
Mark your Calendars for our Kick-off and Packets Home: February 2
Our fun celebration will run Feb. 21-24 (spirit week) and wrap-up Feb. 24 when all donations are due!
Join us today to help our students, school community and the American Heart Association.
Join us for Spirit Week dress-up days celebrating our Kid's Heart Challenge:
Tuesday, February 21: Wear something tropical or yellow (like Hydro)
Wednesday, February 22: Wear your PJs or blue (like Dream or Baxter)
Thursday, February 23: Wear your favorite sports team, or green, black or purple (like Marley and Breeze)
Friday, February 24: Wear orange, red or a past Kids Heart Challenge shirt (like Hearty and Frankie)
Please Use Sidewalks
When dropping off or picking up your student, it is important that students and family members are utilizing the sidewalks around the parking lot. With the amount of traffic that flows through the parking lot at those times, it simply is not safe to walk through the parking lot. As safety is always our top priority, we ask that you remind your students to ALWAYS use the sidewalks.
Shapiro students have FREE breakfast and lunch provided to them. Please click the link below to see what's on the menu for this month:
Or, you can take a look at our visual lunch menu below:
The temperature sure is dropping quickly! Even though our friends will be indoors when our temperatures are low, it's important to always make sure they are dressed warm. Temperatures can rise during the day, and if they are warm enough before lunch recess, students will head outside. Here are the guidelines for students staying indoors:If the temperature is 10 degrees or below, students will stay in. If the wind chill is 0 degrees or below, students will stay in.
Office Tips From Mrs. Molash
*Visitors are not allowed in the building without an appointment. When coming to the school, please ring the doorbell on the left side of the front doors, and the office staff will assist you from there.
*School Office hours are 7:30am- 3:15pm
*If your child will be going home with the parent of another school friend, or an adult that is not on your emergency contact list, we can NOT let your child leave the care of our school unless we hear from a parent or guardian of the student. It is our responsibility to keep our friends safe at all times, that includes dismissal. Please remember to contact the school office, or your child's teacher, if your child will be leaving with a different adult.
*Playground supervision does not begin until 7:30am. We ask that you do not drop your students off before that time. Teachers bring in students from the back playground at 7:40am. If your student is arriving after that time, they will need to come in through the front door of the school.
*Students who arrive after 7:55am will be marked unexcused. We are unable to excuse a late student unless we hear from the parent directly.
*If any of your information has changed; cell phone, work phone, emergency contact information, address, email, etc., please be sure to contact the office as soon as possible to have that information updated. Having your most current information allows us to contact you for school news, sending home important mail, and in the event of an emergency.
As always, if you ever have any questions, please don't hesitate to reach me at 920.424.0164, or by email firstname.lastname@example.org
There will be NO SCHOOL on Friday, February 10 and Monday, February 20 for professional development for staff.
Don't Be Late!
We know that the parking lot drop-off line can be pretty busy in the morning. While we always hope for a smooth and steady traffic flow, sometimes hiccups happen, causing things to slow down. Please know, that we also offer parking on 18th Ave, as well as Knapp Street. You are welcome to park and walk your student to the building. There is also a drop-off area on Knapp by the fence. From there, the students can take the path up to the school. There is no parking in the parking lot for the safety of our staff and students.
With multiple options to drop your student off at school, we are unable to excuse students who arrive after 7:45am. Any student arriving after that time will be marked tardy. Students arriving after 7:55 will be marked unexcused, unless we receive a call from the parent or guardian.
No Toys At School
Shapiro has seen a large increase in the number of toys being brought from home, including Pokemon cards, actions figures, fidgits and stuffed animals. We provide a wide range of educational resources for various calming, therapeutic and recreational uses for all of our students. Toys from home have been known to cause distractions in the classroom. They also run the risk of getting lost, stolen or damaged. As we can not be held responsible for these items, we are encouraging you to ask your students to leave these items at home. Thank you.
Parking & Pick Up/Drop Off Rules
Families, please remember that there is no parking in the pick up lines. We need to be keeping those lanes open for a safe and steady flow of traffic. Please see the Traffic Flow and Parking Document for more specific information. There is also NO PARKING in the staff parking lot at any time. Please use 18th Ave. and Knapp Street to park your vehicle.
Additionally, there is no parking in the circle driveway in front of the building, unless you have a form of handicapped identification visible on your vehicle. If that is the case, please park in the designated parking spots only. We ask that you not park in front or in back of the busses for the safety of all students and staff.
Media Minutes With Mrs. Daniels
Greetings from the Shapiro STEM Academy Media Center!
As always, thank you for your continued support.
-Mrs. Daniels, Media Specialist email@example.com
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