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Hickory Point Happenings May 21, 2021


In this edition:

  • Second grade- message from Shabonee

  • Second grade- Reflex math

  • Field day

  • Reminders

  • Important dates

PTA School Supply Kit Ordering (OPTIONAL) for incoming 2021-22 Grade 3 Shabonee Students

Attention Incoming 3rd Grade Parents! We are excited to welcome you and your child to Shabonee in the fall! As a convenience to you, Shabonee PTA organizes school supply kits that you can order online and have delivered to your child’s classroom in lieu of heading to the store and purchasing supplies on your own. A great time and money saver!

To submit your order, go to, and enter School ID SHA082. The deadline to order is June 6th! 

Here is an additional video outlining information about EPI, our school supplies vendor, and the overall process.

For any questions, please contact Apryl Schlueter at Enjoy your final weeks of being a Hickory Point Bulldog!

Second Grade Reflex Math Open Through July

Math fact fluency refers to the ability to accurately recall the basic facts in multiplication and division, quickly and effortlessly. When children gain automaticity with these facts, they have attained mastery that allows them to remember them without conscious effort or attention. Children who have achieved fluency can devote their working memory to problem-solving and learning new concepts and skills. When a child has not gained fluency, it hinders progress with problem-solving as the child is using the working memory to compute the operation instead. To help support your child’s fluency growth, the district has extended the Reflex Math membership through at least July 31, 2021. Your child will be able to log into his/her account even though the school year has ended. As a parent, you can log in using your child’s information to check on his/her progress. This will help to support your child’s transition to the next grade. If your child has difficulty using the program, please feel free to use flashcards or other online resources.

Field Day

Students will participate in a field day on Friday, May 28, at the Kindergarten Center and Tuesday, June 1 at Hickory Point from 12:30-2:30.  There will be a number of engaging and interactive stations that students will rotate through outside. Please apply sunscreen prior to arriving at school if needed. Also, please make sure your child dresses for the weather and brings a water bottle. Remote students will participate in asynchronous activities posted in Canvas. 


  • We respectfully ask that parents who park in the South parking lot for dismissal use the designated parking spots only. Also, please do not back up out of the parking lot and be respectful of the cars parked near you. You are only allowed to park in the handicapped spot if you have a handicapped placard. Thank you.

  • Just a quick reminder, if you change your child’s dismissal plan, please let the office know. 

Important dates

Friday, May 28   Kindergarten Center Field Day 12:30-2:30 pm

Monday, May 31 No school- Memorial day

Monday, June 1  Last full day of school

                           Hickory Point Field Day 12:30-2:30 pm

Tues., June 2     Last day of school 8:30 am -11:30 pm