Welcome to Shipley’s Choice Elementary School


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Halloween Information

The Halloween Parade will be at 2:00PM.  Parents and guests do not have to check in at the office, but can stand along the little island that separates the bus loop and parking lot to get the best views of their costumed students.  All are welcome, but please leave pets at home because some students have allergies or anxieties.

Students are permitted to wear costumes to school on October 31.  No masks or weapons are permitted with any costumes. If students wear a costume, it may not impede his/her movements or participation in instruction during the day.

There is a possibility for RAIN on Halloween. This may alter the parade plans.  The school will send a Blackboard Connect message as soon as possible informing families of any possible change. 

Use this Google Form if you wish to sign your own child out early after the parade. We typically have a large number of parents who wish to take their children home early.  To make this process  run smoothly and safely, we need your help!

  • Only parents may use this form to pick their children up early on Halloween.
  • Students may not be dismissed with neighbors or others, even if they are on the emergency card.
  • The form will close on October 30 at 3:00PM so we can download the list and share it with teachers.
  • If you do not submit your form in time, you may got to the office to sign your child out.  Be aware that there may be a long line for signing students out on the day of the parade.


Special Friends Day

The annual Special Friends Day performance honoring veterans will be on Friday, November 8, 2019 at 9:30AM.  Parents, and special guests are invited to see our grade levels perform.  This event features special recognition for veterans who attend.  To aid with the check-in process, we invite each guest to RSVP using the google form found here:  https://forms.gle/5W9MqT5St9wdtRur6

American Education Week

In celebration of American Education Week, we have selected Monday, November 11, 2019 as the classroom visitation day for parents.  We will offer two different time options to allow greater flexibility.  Times are 9:45-11:00AM or 1:45-3:00PM. Please note that due to space limitations, only parents are invited to visit classrooms. This includes infants.

To RSVP for classroom visitation on November 11, please use the google form found here: https://forms.gle/BbQMM6kGPDkzAf7U7

Student Hours for the 2019-2020 school year:

8:45     Doors Open–Students Arrive

9:00     Student Day Begins

3:25     Students Are Dismissed

Note that the lunch/recess schedule has been revised as of 9/23/19.  

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Playground Project

playgroundThe Shipley’s Choice Playground Project is moving forward!  The recent AACPS budget provides funding for the school playground, allowing PTA to spend the money raised by the Playground Committee (approx. $54,000) on enhancements and additions to those structures.

Note that due to liability and safety guidelines, playground equipment on school grounds may not have moving parts (for example: swings, see-saws, or merry-go-rounds).

Information on the survey results and next steps for the playground coming soon!

Student Supply Lists 2019-2020

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Online Payments Are Here!

Shipley’s Choice is now offering the option to pay for You can now pay for classroom supplies, field trips and lost media books online using a credit or debit card. (Visa or Mastercard only).

Click here to find out more about Online Payments.


Teachers & Staff Reading Bedtime Stories

Want to see some of your teachers and other Shipley’s Choice faces reading their favorite stories? Check out our YouTube Channel!

 Our School Vision

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