Shimek Elementary School

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  • Summer Reading Program

    Our District Librarians have have put together a variety of resources to help students of all ages spend some time reading and exploring throughout the summer. Happy Reading!

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  • Update on Free Meal Program

    We would like to share information with you regarding meal costs for the 2022-23 school year, including the end of the government-funded free meal program and summer meals.

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  • Online Registration Open

    We are excited to announce that registration for the 2022-2023 school year is now open! Find out more about online registration and get dates for registering in-person.

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  • Support Resources for Students, Families, and Staff

    We recognize that there have been significant challenges and losses that our school district family and our community have faced. It is important to us that you are aware of the school- and community-based support services that are available.

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  • Updated Health & Safety Protocols

    Our health and safety guidelines will be implemented to help protect students, staff, families, and our entire school community. This guidance supplements our District’s standard policies, procedures, practices, and school rules.

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  • Meet our Leadership Fellows!

    As part of the Iowa Community School District’s COVID-19 response plan and as an element of the District’s “Grow Our Own” initiative, we would like to introduce our new Leadership Fellows, who are part of the two-year Leadership Fellowship Program.

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Principal's Message

  • Chris Pisarik Welcome to Shimek Elementary School, and thank you for sharing with us your most precious gift! We are honored and humbled to work with you and your child.

    Shimek Elementary is a special place where all children are cared for, feel safe, and where their own unique styles of learning are EMBRACED. Our teachers and staff work hard to INSPIRE our students with engaging instruction, high expectations, and a desire to meet each child where they are in order to help them grow. Our ultimate goal is to promote EXCELLENCE in every child who walks through our doors, helping them to realize and reach their fullest potential — preparing them for the future. Embracing and Inspiring Excellence is what we do and who we are.

    On behalf of the entire Shimek family, welcome to our community. Welcome home.

    Chris Pisarik, Principal
    (319) 688-1160
    pisarik.chris@iowacityschools.org

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