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A Note From The Principal

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A Note From The Principal


Title I Newsletter


Tuesday, November 29, 2016


SES Mission Statement:
“We are a safe and caring community school with dedicated professionals who give every child, every chance, every day.”


Teacher Spotlight: Ms. Emily Hubacher

Ms. Hubacher is in her second year as a fourth grade teacher at Shepherdsville Elementary. She lives in Louisville where she was also born and raised. She graduated from Asbury University in 2005 with her B.A. in Elementary Education.


After college, Ms. Hubacher became the Education Director at a tutoring center in Louisville. There, she had the opportunity to work with small groups of struggling students to catch them up to their classmates at school. Although she loved her kids there, Ms. Hubacher longed for her own classroom. Before becoming a teacher at SES, Ms. Hubacher became our RTI math tutor. Last year finally fulfilled her dream to have her own classroom of 4th graders. She is thrilled to see both new and familiar faces in her class this year.


In her free time, Ms. Hubacher enjoys reading, yoga, and gardening. She also loves traveling and learning about new places. She enjoys spending time with her two nieces, too. She is excited about another incredible school year! The Shepherdsville staff and students are very glad that Ms. Hubacher is part of our wonderful Stingray learning community!


20 Ways To Help Your Child Succeed At School Cont.

16. Encourage your child to read. Helping your child become a reader is the single most important thing that you can do to help the child to succeed in school-and in life. The importance of reading simply can't be overstated. Reading helps children in all school subjects.


17. Talk with your child. Talking and listening play major roles in children's school success. It's through hearing parents and family members talk and through responding to that talk that young children begin to pick up the language skills they will need if they are to do well. For example, children who don't hear a lot of talk and who aren't encouraged to talk themselves often have problems learning to read, which can lead to other school problems. In addition, children who haven't learned to listen carefully often have trouble following directions and paying attention in class. It's also important for you to show your child that you're interested in what he has to say. 


18. Encourage your child to use the library. Libraries are places of learning and discovery for everyone. Helping your child find out about libraries will set him on the road to being an independent learner. Remember that libraries also offer a quiet place for students to complete homework, and are often open in the evening.


19. Encourage your child to be responsible and work independently. Taking responsibility and working independently are important qualities for school success. You can help your child to develop these qualities by establish reasonable rules that you enforce consistently, making it clear to your child that he has to take responsibility for what he does, both at home and at school, showing your child how to break a job down into small steps, and monitor what your child does after school, in the evenings and on weekends. If you can't be there when your child gets home, give her the responsibility of checking in with you by phone to discuss her plans.


20. Encourage active learning. Children need active learning as well as quiet learning such as reading and doing homework. Active learning involves asking and answering questions, solving problems and exploring interests. Active learning also can take place when your child plays sports, spends time with friends, acts in a school play, plays a musical instrument or visits museums and bookstores. To promote active learning, listen to your child's ideas and respond to them. Let him jump in with questions and opinions when you read books together. When you encourage this type of give-and-take at home, your child's participation and interest in school is likely to increase.


Things You Need to Know:

  • Our school choir will be performing this Friday night, December 2nd at Light Up Shepherdsville, which will be inside at the Shepherdsville Government Center. Students should arrive at 6:15 P.M. The program will begin at 7 P.M. and our choir performs first. Please stay at the Government Center with your child because they will be released back to you as soon as they finish their performance. Your family is welcome to stay as long as you wish to enjoy Santa, treats, and the parade.


  • Santa Shop is scheduled for next week, December 5th-9th. Supper with Santa is scheduled for Thursday, December 8th from 5:30-7:30 PM.


  • Our PTO Meeting & Christmas Band & Choir Concert will be Thursday, December 15th at 7 PM.


  • Our last day before Christmas Break is Friday, December 16th. School resumes Wednesday, January 4th for students.


  • We will have a Teacher Planning Day each month this school year. The next two are scheduled for Monday, January 2nd and Tuesday, January 3rd. The other Teacher Planning Days are scheduled for: February 21st and March 20th.


  • E-mail Distribution List - If you would like to be added to our e-mail distribution list, please send me an e-mail at david.pate@bullitt.kyschools.us and I will add you to the list. We presently have over 450 subscribers.


 If you have any questions or need additional information about any of the items above, please feel free to contact me at 869-7000.




David C. Pate

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Shepherdsville Elementary
527 West Blue Lick Road
Shepherdsville, KY 40165

Phone: 502-869-7000

Fax: 502-543-7838


Doors Open: 8:40 am      
Breakfast served: 8:40 - 9:10 am    
Classroom Instruction begins at 9:10 am      
Dismissal 3:50 pm

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