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Shaffer LEADER October 2010

Shaffer LEADER October 2010. Just wait and see how much we can squeeze into twenty days of school! October will be packed with learning and fun for our students! October means the Tour Du District, the Scholastic Book Fair and the Fall Fun Fair! Check back packs DAILY for information on

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Shaffer LEADER October 2010

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  1. Shaffer LEADEROctober 2010 Just wait and see how much we can squeeze into twenty days of school! October will be packed with learning and fun for our students! October means the Tour Du District, the Scholastic Book Fair and the Fall Fun Fair! Check back packs DAILY for information on all of these fun events. If you have misplaced your “Calling All Heroes” form, please consider emailing your contact info and list of interests to tarareis@verizon.net. You can find a list of PTO activities on page two of this LEADER. You can always give this information at our next PTO meeting on Tuesday, October 12th. The meeting starts at 6:30pm and will feature a behind-the scenes look into what the “leaders” of Shaffer do on a daily basis! Feel free to bring a snack to share and as always, children are welcome! Please take a few moments to check out the Shaffer page of the Woodland Hills website at whsd.net. See you at Shaffer, where our teachers and students are LEADING the way! Tara Reis Inside this issue: Scholastic Book Fair Student Birthdays Teacher Tidbits 25-Book Standard Nurse’s Notes PTO Activities Calendar of Events Visit www.whsd.net

  2. Teacher Tidbits/PTO Activities Second Grade’s Mrs. Tomko in Room 104 says: I would like to give my class two thumbs up for behavior. Keep it up class! Also, remember to continue to read,read, read!! Story maps may be completed at home if a student requests one. Cold season is upon us so I am looking for Kleenex donations. Thank you to all who have already donated, it is much appreciated! The K-Team says to Kindergarten parents: Students are working on patterns in mathematics and syllable blending and deletion in reading. Parents, please check back packs daily for homework and information. Thanks from the K-Team! See What Strikes Your Fancy and Be a Hero! Lunch w/ Principal – Wednesdays Scholastic Book Fair – 2x a year RIF Book Distribution – 3x a year Fundraiser Distribution – 3x a year Shaffer IDOL Bake Sale – 1x a year Staff Appreciation Lunch – 2x a year Holiday Shoppe Set-Up - - 1x a year Black History Month – 1x a year Field Trip Plans – 1x a year by grade FUN Day – 1x a year on May 27th Homeroom Hero – as often as you like! For more information or to offer your help, please call or email Tara Reis at 412.243.1021 or tarareis@verizon.net. 25-Book Standard It’s hard to believe that we are halfway through the first grading period. Ask your student how many book reports they have done! Students must reach 25 to participate in FUN Day on May 27th. Plus, all students who complete this standard receive a great prize from your PTO!

  3. Nurse’s Notes Dates to Remember: October 6th & 8th – Dr. Tomley, the school doctor, will be at Shaffer to do the mandated school physical for K and 6th grades. October 19th – Don’t miss this opportunity to have your child’s mandated dental exam done by the Smile Dental Mobile. This is a great program that provides cleaning, x-rays and sealants for students, age appropriate. If you did not receive the required form for the school physical exam or the dental mobile exam, please call or visit Nurse Walter. Immunizations: Kindergarten students are required to have in writing from the doctor verification of: 4 DTP immunizations. The 4th immunization after the 4th birthday. 3 Polio 3 Properly spaced Hepatitis B 2 Measles, Mumps and Rubella 2 Varicella (chicken pox) or proof of the disease The mandated immunizations are given free of charge at the Allegheny County Health Dept. – M, T, Th, F from 9am-4pm and Wednesday 1pm-8pm. Students not up-to-date on the above immunizations are considered provisional and will be excluded from school if immunizations are not complete. If you have questions or concerns, please call Mrs. Walter @ 412.371.4535 ext. • Please call Mrs. Walter for any questions or concerns regarding the health, safety and well being ofyour child!

  4. BirthdaysandBook Fair October Student Birthdays Emelia I. ( 203) Oct. 31st Liam I. (203) Oct. 31st Brooke S. (203) Oct. 25th Jerell T. (203) Oct. 28th Avery D. (211) Oct. 17th Payton P. (211) Oct. 29th Michaela L. (103) Oct. 30th Devan V. (103) Oct. 16th Sonia S. (106) Oct. 29th Matthew R. (104) Oct. 4th Daniel A. (104) Oct. 28th Mariah L. (102) Oct. 31st Nicholas G. (108) Oct. 20th Ezzard T. (108) Oct. 8th Marissa P. (109) Oct. 28th Khyree S. (109) Oct. 6th Quistona G. (111) Oct. 24th Caitlin H. (111) Oct. 25th Alexa J. (111) Oct. 18th Sara P. (111) Oct. 26th Anthony S. (111) Oct. 18th Dwayne T. (111) Oct. 4th La’Faith C. (112) Oct. 3rd Quinten P. (112) Oct. 27th Kayla B. (116) Oct. 27th Tejohn J. (116) Oct. 29th Kierra M. (116) Oct. 6th Jade D-F. (117) Oct. 20th Deondre M. (117) Oct. 2nd Scholastic Book Fair The Book Fair is coming! Students will be bringing home the flier of featured books the week of October 12th. Students will be able to shop during their regular Library class. Family Night at the Book Fair will be on Tuesday night, October 19th from 6:30pm-8:00pm. Special guests will be on hand to read to our children! **Kids, come dressed as a super hero and receive a free book when you buy a book! Parents, you are welcome to come in and help your student shop. The last day of the book fair will be on Friday, October 22nd. See you at the Book Fair! **Pre-Order a copy of the newest Diary of a Wimpy Kid at the Book Fair!!

  5. Coming Soon in November: Shaffer IDOL 3 on Wednesday, Nov. 10th at 7pm, High School Stage October Events: PUT ON FRIDGE!! 1st Spirit Day: Wear WH colors, turquoise, black & white LAST DAY TO TURN IN FUNDRAISER ORDERS! Woodland Hills Homecoming Parade in Turtle Creek starts at 6pm – Kickoff against Altoona at 7pm at Wolvarena 2nd Tour Du District – Check whsd.net for details!! 5th Anti-Bullying Assembly at 9:30am – Parents Welcome! 6th Lunch with the Principal – 4th Grade Students Honored 8th Wolverines at Fox Chapel – Kickoff at 7:00pm 11th No School for Students 12th PTO Meeting – “Meet the Leaders” at 6:30pm 13th Lunch with the Principal – 5th Grade Students Honored 15th Wolverines vs. Kiski - Kickoff 7:00pm at Wolvarena 18th Scholastic Book Fair Starts! 19th Family Night at the Book Fair 6:30pm-8pm 20th Lunch with the Principal – 6th Grade Students Honored 22nd Last Day of Book Fair Wolverines at Pine Richland – Kickoff at 7:30pm 27th Lunch with the Principal – K Students Honored 29th Wolverines at Penn Hills – Kickoff at 7:30pm 30th Fall Fun Fair – Details to Follow! Did You Know? You can pre-order a copy of the newest Diary of a Wimpy Kid at the book fair and receive it immediately after it’s release date on November 9th?! For only $6.99, it’s the best price anywhere in Pittsburgh!

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