November 18th 2:30 p.m.
Kindergarten Harvest Pro-
No School K-12
December 9th 10:30 a.m.
Band, Orchestra, Choir
December 14th & 15th
Christmas Program 1st-
December 21st 1:45 p.m.
Early Release K-12
December 22nd -January
Winter Holiday Break
No School K-12
If your child is going to
be absent or late to
school, please call our
854-6060. You may call
hours and leave a
message on our voice
mail. Thank you!
8301 W. Sloan St. Boise, ID 83714 Office: 854-6060 Fax: 854-6061 www.shadowhills.school.boiseschools.org
Shadow Hills Elementary School
November 18th, 2016
Principal: Gale Zickefoose Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Start Your Own Traditions
Many families celebrate the same traditions, such as birthdays and
holidays, in very different ways. Some families have other traditions
that are completely unique. Hearing about other people’s traditions
can give us ideas for our own families. Family traditions build the
bonds that support children in school. Here are some traditions you
Sharing service. From time to time, volunteer as a family. For example,
help serve a meal at a homeless shelter.
Saying thanks. Before Thanksgiving, cut out a large paper tree and hang
it on a wall. Let family members write what they’re thankful for on
paper leaves and tape them, face down, to the tree. Then on Thanks-
giving, scatter the leaves on your table and read them out loud.
Visiting relatives. Attend family events, even if they require traveling.
Go to Grandma’s annual family reunion. Or help with Aunt Betty’s
New Year’s party. This will build your child’s sense of family and be-
Celebrating birthdays. Write your child a birthday letter every year,
highlighting his accomplishments and what you love about him. Anoth-
er idea: Have the guests at his birthday party sign the tablecloth. Each
year, add new names and look over the old ones.
Power-out night. At least once a year, pretend the power has
gone out. Gather the family and tell stories, reminisce, play
games and sing songs by candlelight or flashlight.
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