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Weekly Update Nov 21

JK-8 Families--  As we prepare for a short week of school, I am hopeful that you are looking forward to the long break.  It looks like the weather is going to be nice so make the most of it!  Whether you are celebrating Thanksgiving with family, traveling, or staying close to home, please take the time to reflect on what you are thankful for.

Every day, no matter what comes of it, I am thankful for all the people who help make our school buildings and the education system run.  The caring and thoughtful people that I work with make my job meaningful.  I am thankful for your students and the effort they put in.  As I often say, they don't need to be perfect but they do need to try and I see that every day.  I am thankful for our community and families.  The support we receive from generous donations or even a simple "encouraging note," to the positive interactions we have with families... all of that makes me and our staff smile.

This week we will only have school on Monday and Tuesday.  Tuesday we plan on having some fun in our building with our Second Annual Turkey Bowling competition.  All grade levels will get some time in the gym and some lucky individuals will get chosen to participate in this fun event.  Tuesday will also be a "Day of Play" for our Elementary students.  We are going to take a break from academics and just PLAY!  They will get opportunities to play in their classroom, outside, and have fun with their classmates.  The Middle School will also do some fun activities in the afternoon with their grade levels, including their chance at turkey bowling.

Also Tuesday, we are going to have NEBRASKA/IOWA Day.  If your student is a fan of either of these schools, encourage them to wear their team colors proudly!  If they aren't a fan of either of these schools, have them wear their team of choice.  I am sure there will be more Red than Black and Gold but we shall see.

I won't be sending an email out next Sunday, so I am going to include all the activities going on this week and next.

This Week:

Monday: No events scheduled

Tuesday: 7/8 Boys BB at Red Oak 4:15

Wed-Fri: No School


Next Week:

Monday: 7/8 Boys BB @ Glenwood 4:15

Tuesday: 7/8 Boys BB (H) vs FM 4:15

Wednesday: Early Out

Thursday: 7/8 Boys BB @ Clarinda 4:15

Friday: No events scheduled

Saturday: No events scheduled

Sunday: 7-12 Winter Band Concert 2:00

Dec 5 - 7th-12th Band Concert 2:00

Dec 7 - 5th Grade Vocal Concert 5:30, 6th Grade Band/Vocal Concert 7:00

Dec 12 - 7th-12th Vocal Concert 2:00

Dec 13 - Kindergarten Music Concert 5:00, 1st Grade Music Concert 6:00, 2nd Grade Music Concert 7:00

Again, don't forget to check out our school website (www.shencsd.com) or Facebook page (www.facebook.com/shenpk8) to keep up with what we are doing here at school.  

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to reach out to me.  Thanks and have a great week!  --Mr. Burdorf #horsepower