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School Hours

8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Jon Hodge, Principal 

Character Trait of the Month
Each month at Shabbona we focus on one Social Emotional theme. Our student of the month is selected from each classroom that exhibits these qualities.

Shabbona Announcements


    Developmental Screening for Children ages Birth to 5

    April 10th, 11th, and 12th

    BESD #53 District Office - 281 W. John Casey Rd

    Open to any resident of Bourbonnais School District #53

    Children will be screened for: Vision, Hearing, Speech, Language Skils, Gross Motor Skills, Fine Motor Skills & Cognitive SKills

    Screenings are by appointment only

    Call 815-929-4581

    or between March 27 to April 5th call 815-929-5100



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    Tuesday, May 16th 
    2:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. 
    at  BESD 53 Administrative Offices
    281 W. John Casey Road 
    You must bring a county issued birth certificate and proof of residency.
    In order to register your child, you will need to have a valid picture I.D., your child's county-issued birth certificate, and proofs of residency. To prove residency you must have one of the following, your most recent tax bill, mortgage bill, or lease papers with proof of current payment. In addition to one of those items, you must also have two other RECENT documents showing your address. This can include utility bills, vehicle registration card, or a public aid card.


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     School begins at 8:30. You may drop your student off as early as  8:15 AM. School ends at 3:30. All transportation changes must be made at least 90 minutes before the end of the day. This means by 2:00pm on a regular school day, by 10:30 on a Schedule A day and by 12:30 on a Schedule B day. Please send a note with your child or call the office to make a change.  All new bussing changes must be made at least 24 hours in advance.
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    "Teacher's Favorite Book"
    • Tuesday, April 11, 2017
    • 6:00-7:30
    • Refreshments will be available
    • A free book will be given to each Shabbona student

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  • Box Top Send in Box Tops for Education!-
    Please send in Box Tops for Education with your child.  The class that has collected the most of these this school year will receive a prize!
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  • Lost and Found
    Remind your child to check Lost and Found, located in the cafeteria, for missing items.  We have a large collection! You can also call the bus garage for missing items. 815-929-5150. Please label coats etc. and lunch bags/boxes with your child's name.

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  • Spring Concert
    Our first and second grade Spring Concert will be held in our gymnasium at 9:30 and 2:00 on Friday, April 21. The performance will be the same for both times. 

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