April is the Month of Military Child! Join us in celebrating the contributions children in military families make every day to support this nation.
To celebrate, we encourage everyone to "Purple Up! For Military Kids" on Wednesday, April 20th. This is a day across DoDEA to wear purple to show support and thank military children for their strength and sacrifices. Purple is the color that symbolizes all branches of the military, as it is the combination of Army green, Coast Guard blue, Air Force blue, Marine red and Navy blue.
Throughout the month, we have planned activities to recognize and show appreciation for our military children. Stay tuned for future updates and a schedule of events.
Dr. Carolyn Carr
Students in 3rd thru 5th grade will be taking the Terra Nova Test (aka TNT) Monday, March 7 – Friday, March 11. It is crucial that students arrive at school and be in their classroom by 8:20 AM. This will give them time to unpack their book bags, use the restroom, get water, sharpen their pencils, and make any other preparations before testing begins. Students that arrive at school late will not be admitted to classrooms during a testing session.
During the week of Terra Nova Testing, please make sure that your child gets a good night's sleep and eats a well-balanced breakfast. Please review the schedule below carefully. As always, we appreciate your continued support!!!
Terra Nova Test Schedule
It is hard to believe that the school year is half way over. The second grading period has come to an end, and report cards will be sent home with students in Grades K-5 on Thursday, February 4. Although there is not a designated parent teacher conference day this grading period, feel free to set up a meeting with teachers to discuss your children's progress whenever needed.
We encourage each of you to maintain active involvement in your child's education - whether it's reading with your child, helping with homework, meeting with your child's teacher, volunteering at your child's school, becoming involved in your school's Parent-Teacher Association, discussing school activities with your child and monitoring and supervising their out-of-school activities. All of these opportunities for parental involvement are critical components of learning and development and we support your efforts at Shughart Elementary.
Friday, February 12 is designated as Soldiers In Our Schools Day! We encourage you to visit our school, volunteer, and enjoy lunch with your child.
Dr. Carolyn Carr
On behalf of the faculty and staff, welcome to what promises to be another great year at Shughart Elementary! We are as eager and excited as our children and parents, in great anticipation of what is to come this year!
I'd like to welcome families new to Linden Oaks and returning community members. You will have great opportunities to meet new parents and see old friends at Open House on 8/21 from 3:30-5:50, and at our monthly "Parents for the Future" Leadership Meetings held on the last Tuesday of every month. You should plan to attend and join this decision making group.
At Shughart our experienced teachers are committed to meeting the needs of all students and require your involvement to maximize your child's educational journey. Instruction at Shughart uses rigorous DoDEA Standards and provides students with opportunities to experience success through collaborative inquiry and hands-on learning. You are invited to visit your child's class and become an active participant and co-teacher.
I encourage you to call or visit with me at any time. Along with purple communication folders coming home weekly, I will do my part to keep you informed of school events and activities by sending emails, phone messages and monthly newsletters. Thank you for all that you do to make our school a special place for our children to learn and grow.
Have a great day and Goooo Pirates: SHUGHART!
Dr. Carolyn Carr
Educate, Engage, and Empower each student to succeed in a dynamic world.
To be among the world's leaders in education, enriching the lives of military-connected students and the communities in which they live.
BELIEVE in who we are! ACHIEVE with excellence! SUCCEED in all we do!
By the end of the school year, all students will increase reading comprehension by analyzing text to make inferences and draw conclusions as measured by selected school-wide and system-wide assessments.
By the end of the school year, all students will increase written communication by explaining mathematical thinking to find solutions as measured by selected school-wide and system based assessments.