Ryan Bennett, Principal
Dates to Remember
November 11
Veteran’s Day
November 12
Early Release
Novermber 26, 27, 28
A Title I and Equal Opportunity School
November 2014
It is hard to believe that the first nine weeks of school has come to a close. We are
off to a great start here at Shady Hill this year and we look forward to continuing our
journey together. The staff and students have kicked it into high gear and are ”Cooking
Up Success!” At this rate, we are well on our way to becoming an “A” school for the eighth
I am sure your child has already told you and the answer is YES…we do have a
new Assistant Principal. Shanon Lafferty has joined the Shady Hill family as our new
Assistant Principal. Mrs. Lafferty comes to us with lots of experience and is going to be a
great asset to our staff as well as our students. If you see Mrs. Lafferty around campus in
the morning or in the afternoon please introduce yourself and welcome her to this great
Shady Hill students are reading lots of books, and we have over 7,300 AR points
so far. Team Bennett is in the lead by about 60 points, so it’s a close race. Team Lafferty
should have no trouble catching up. This is a fun and motivating way to get the students
excited about Reading. They approach us daily telling us what they are reading and how
many points they’ve earned. WAY TO GO KIDS!!!
We have several after-school clubs underway here at Shady Hill: Good News
Business Partner Club, and the 4-H Club. Soon, we will be starting the Writer’s Workshop and S.M.A.R.T
Tutoring. These clubs offer students excellent learning opportunities and also give them
Business Sponsors
Petsche Orthodontics
Integrative Health
Care & Physical
Dr. & Mrs. Seaborn
Hunt III
Drs. Thomas & Amy
a chance to be involved socially with other students. We are thrilled with the positive
responses we have had thus far from our club participants and parents.
A BIG thank you goes out to our PTA, led by Diana Scroggie, for organizing our
Fall Festival this year. They worked long hours organizing, setting up, and running this
wonderful event, in which the students had a blast. We would also like to thank all
volunteers, including our fabulous teachers and staff, for staying late and helping make
this event possible. What you all do for our students does not go unnoticed and we
appreciate every ounce of support we receive.
Finally parents, please check your child’s planner, weekly communication folder,
and help us by making sure your child does his/her homework. Homework is practice
that reinforces the skills that are taught in class. It is imperative that they complete
these activities. Also, don’t forget to check your child’s academic progress at any time by
visiting the parent portal. It is a great way to keep up with their grades. Your
involvement is always appreciated.
Lazo Medical Center, Educationally yours,
Ryan Bennett, Principal
Shanon Lafferty, Assistant Principal
Reminder Parents:
Breakfast and Lunch
are served daily and
are FREE for all
students!! Also, per the
Shady Hill handbook,
parents are permitted
to eat in the cafeteria
with their child and 1
friend. Unfortunately,
if eating outside, you
can only eat with YOUR
child. Thank you for
your cooperation.
PARENT SURVEY: The parent survey will be available on the portal
from November 3rd-December 5th. If you do not have access to the
portal, feel free to stop by the front office to complete a hard copy of the
Also, parents may go on-line to access both State Parent Resource
Centers. The Partnership for Family Involvement in Education at
www.partnershipcenter.usf.edu and the Family Network on Disability
at www.fndfl.org.
Parents can access the School Improvement Plan at
www.floridacims.org/districts/marion/schools/0551 and the Title 1
Improvement Plan and District’s Parent Involvement Plan at
Volleyball Team took 1st place at our annual elementary volleyball
meet held on 10-23 at Shady Hill. SHE vs. Ward-Highlands 25-8/
26-12 SHE vs. South Ocala 25-5/25-10 SHE vs. 8th St. 25-21/25-8.
A special thanks to Wes Grant for all his help with selecting and
practicing with the team. Thanks to all the parents, teachers and
students who came out and supported the team!! Congratulations to the following
students for representing Shady Hill - Briana Schenck, Kiana Hamilton, Ashlyn Kalb,
Kiana LaBorde, Nadejda Morris, Amanda Veternik, Macin Woods, Aaron Stelogeannis,
Kolten Smith, Zander Roloff, Tyler Pinkowski, Brenen Lorient, Joe Richmond and
Francisco Davila. GO COLTS!!
FITNESS TESTING - Students have been taking the fitness test in P.E. class. This is
a pre-test and helps students determine their strengths and weaknesses. Students
should set a goal of improving on at least one test item. The test items are as
follows - Shuttle run(agility), curl-ups(abdominal strength), sit and reach(flexibility),
pull-ups/flexed arm hang(upper body strength) and endurance run(cardiovascular
SOCCER - Our next unit in P.E. is soccer. Students will work on skills - dribbling,
passing, offense, defense, punting, goalie play and will participate in team play. We
will host the annual soccer meet here at Shady Hill on Thursday, Dec. 4th. Please
make sure students wear tennis shoes. Some students are wearing hiking
boots or boat(deck) shoes and these are NOT appropriate shoes for soccer
or P.E. Thanks!!
DO YOU RECEIVE TEXT MESSAGES? Shady Hill is now setup to send you
text message reminders. All you have to do is text @shadyhill to (617)945-8086.
Administration will send you reminders and updates about events at Shady Hill!
Looking for ways to help your children with schoolwork?
District Title 1 Parent Resource Center is located at
306 NW 7th Avenue, Room 6, Ocala, FL 34475
Open Mon-Thurs 8:00 am to 6:30 pm & Friday 8:00 am to 4:00 pm
Shady Hill Parents & Staff:
In the past you have generously offered to
adopt a needy family for Christmas. We are
in need of your help more than ever. If you
are willing to shop for Christmas presents for
a child(ren), please contact the guidance office
at 291-4086.
Thanks so much!
Ms. Kee
Guidance Counselor
Washington, D.C. trip
April 27-May 1, 2015
The 2nd payment
($120.00) for the 5th
grade trip to
Washington, D.C. is due
Friday, November 14th.
Make checks payable to
Shady Hill Elementary
and give payments to
Coach Watt. All parents
planning to chaperone
must also make a
“Sometimes we focus so
much on what we don't
have that we fail to see,
appreciate, and use what
we do have!”
― Jeff Dixon
Coupons for Education & Wrapping Paper
Great job Shady Hill with selling coupons. We came in third for the entire school district,
raising almost $8,000 dollars. Congratulations to Mrs. Davies for being the top selling teacher
in the district. A big congrats to Lauryann Pinellas and Laney Reese for being our school’s top
two sellers. Also, thank you to all of our families who participated in the wrapping paper sale,
every project you participate in is money that impacts your child’s classroom! Keep up the
good work!
Thanksgiving, after all,
is a word of action.
- W. J. Cameron
Kona Ice
Kona Ice will be at
school after lunch
every second
Friday of the
month. The next
day is Friday,
November 14th.
Prices start as low
as $2.00 and 20% of
the proceeds
return to Shady
Box Tops and Campbell Soup Labels
Keep Clipping!!! Remember for every 50 Box Tops you clip ,and turn in, earns you a Smencil.
Place your clipped Box Tops in a bag with the name of your child, teacher and grade level.
We love Campbell Soup Labels too! Please make sure Soup labels are separate from Box
Tops. Please turn these in at the front office. Both programs have a BIG impact on our
Mark Your Calendar
PTA Board meeting: November 4th at 7:45 am
in the Media Center. All are welcome!
There is no general PTA meeting or SAC for
Thank you!
Thank you so much to everyone
for your help and participation in Fall Festival.
It was a HUGE Success and a terrific kick off to fall!
Don’t forget to
turn in your
Krispy Kreme
PTA Sponsors
Gold Members: The Johnson Family, The Barton Family, The Family of
Tia & Tamia Hope, The Horsiki Family, The Bucy Family, The
Dockendorf Family, The McGaughlin Family, The Davila Family, The
Family of Xavier & Owen Sahajpal, The Patel Family, The Fraunfelter
Family, The Stelogeannis Family
Follow us on
and contact
us at
Silver Members: The Family of Paige Waldren, The Regan Family, The Mahrous
Family, The Rumpf Family, The Family of Micaela, Carlos, Isabella Gomez, The
Hensley Family, The Lehman Family, The Egan Family
Bronze Members: The family of Alexan Johnson, The Seek Family, The Turley Family, The Family
of Michael Cantrell, The High Family, The Chester Family, The Brooks Family, Coach Watt, The Gibb
PTA is continuing to take membership forms and donations. TEACHERS

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