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Hickory Point Happenings May 7, 2021

In this edition:

  • Appreciation

  • Star testing- second grade

  • Second grade- message from Shabonee

  • Library news

  • Reminders

  • Important dates


Dear Hickory Point Community,

We have been showered with appreciation and gratitude this week. Thank you so much for recognizing our staff throughout the week.  We love the heartfelt, handwritten thank you notes and emails from our students and parents. We enjoyed many sweet treats and gifts this week as well.  We are so fortunate to serve you and your children. Thank you for your partnership and support. 


The Hickory Point Staff

STAR Math and Reading

STAR assessments are administered in the fall, winter, and spring.  Second grade students will take the spring reading test on May 17 and the math test on May 19. Fully remote students will take the assessment with their class via Zoom.  For additional information on the STAR assessment, please consult the District 27 website

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 instead 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!

Library news

The last week for circulating library books for this school year will be May 10-14th, and all library books are due back to school by Friday, May 21st. Reminder notices have been sent home for students who have overdue library books from earlier this year. Library books for the summer will be distributed during the week of May 24th-28th, to be kept at home until school starts in the fall (2nd graders will return their books to Shabonee). Thank you for your help maintaining our collection!

Reminders (final posting)

  • Please remember to send your child a refillable water bottle daily. 

  • Pets are not allowed on school property.

  • Second grade parents-Please make sure your child charges the Chromebook each night at home. We don’t want our students missing essential work because their device is not charged. Thank you!

  • We respectfully ask parents who park in the South parking lot for dismissal to 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.  Thank you.

Important dates

Friday, May 14      Teacher planning day - No school for students

Monday, May 17   Remote materials pick up day- (last one for the year)

                              Second grade reading STAR test

Wed, May 19         Second grade math STAR test

Monday, May 31   No school- Memorial day

Monday, June 1    Last full day of school

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