ESS Update

Week ending March 3

Update from Mrs. Weber

It's been so nice to see the sun shining and the snow melting! Let's hope this trend continues.

Just a reminder-we continue to be a nut free school-all lunches, snacks and treats that are sent in must be nut free.

We are in the process of updating all of our permanent records. You may receive a call from the office secretaries asking for any paperwork we may be missing. We appreciate your help and cooperation with this important update.

I realize that inconsistencies with buses is frustrating. As soon as we receive the notification about a bus not running, we send an email to the families of the affected bus as well as I tweet about it. We are not privy to any rationale behind the decisions that are made. Please be sure to check your email each morning. Also if you have changed your email address, please be sure to let us know in the office so we can update it. The number for the bus company is 203-922-1311-they can address any issues that you have and answer any questions.

Have a great weekend-Mrs. Weber

Virtual Family STEAM Night

Kid's Heart Challenge Final Update

​Kids Heart Challenge

  • Thank you to all the students, parents and teachers who made “Kids Heart Challenge” a great success!!!!
  • Special thank you to the PTO for donating water, snacks and supplying the 2021 Kids Heart Challenge cups, the students and I are very appreciative!!!
  • As a school we have raised $12,600!!!!
  • The website will accept donations until Friday, March 5th. After that any thank you gifts will be ordered, they will take about 4-6 weeks to be delivered.
  • There are 2021 Kids Heart Challenge cups at the school for full distance students that can be picked up.
  • All students in school did a great job participating during class and the full distance students did a great job participating via google meet on Wednesday!!

If you would like to see some photos of the event you can check out Mr M ESS PE/Health@SheltonPEHealth or JWeber ESS Principal@JWeberEss on twitter. Pictures will also be downloaded for the yearbook.

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Important Dates to know

Friday March 5-Early Dismissal

Wednesday March 10-Tie Dye Day

Friday March 12-Early Dismissal

Wednesday March 17-Wear Green Day

Friday March 19-Early Dismissal

Wednesday March 24-Hawaiian Day

Friday March 26-Early Dismissal

Wednesday March 31-Sunglasses Day

Thursday April 1-Spring Portrait Day

Friday April 2nd-No School-Good Friday

March Breakfast and Lunch Menus

See below for the menu for March

Drive Through Girl Scout Cookie Sales

It is Girl Scout Cookie Season! Please support Shelton girls of all ages who will be selling our delicious cookies at various COOKIE BOOTHS all over Shelton starting February 27 and running through March 28! No matter where your travels take you in Shelton there will be a cookie booth near you! Here’s some info:

Sunnyside School ,418 River Road will have a drive thru booth in its bus loop on March 6 from 9 am-1 pm, March 14 from 9am-1 pm, March 20 from 9 am-1 pm, March 21 from 9 am-1 pm, March 27 from 1-5 pm and March 28 from 9 am -1 pm.

Long Hill School, 565 Long Hill Avenue will have a drive thru booth in its bus loop March 6 from 9 am- 1 pm

Mohegan school, 47 Mohegan Road will have a drive thru booth in its bus loop March 7 from 9 am – 1 pm, March 13 from 1-5 pm, March 20 from 9 am – 1 pm, March 21 from 9 am – 1 pm, March 27 from 9 am – 1 pm and March 28 from 1-5 pm

Booth Hill School, 544 Booth Hill Road will have a drive thru booth in its loop March 6 from 1-5 pm.

You can also find our troops at the following locations:

Huntington Firehouse #3 , 44 Church St (across from community center) will have a drive thru booth February 28 from 9 am – 1pm, March 6 from 9 am -5 pm, March 7 from 9 am – 1pm, March 13 from 9 am – 5 pm, March 14 from 9 am – 1pm, March 21 from 9 am – 1pm, and March 27 from 9 am -1 pm.

Pine Rock Firehouse #4, 722 Long Hill Ave, will have a drive thru booth March 7 from 9 am – 1pm

TJ Maxx on Bridgeport Ave will have a booth in front of the store Feb 27, March 6, March 13 and March 27 from 12-4 pm

Plaza Diner/DJS Pizza on Bridgeport Ave will have either drive thru or storefront booths Feb 27, March 6, March 13, March 20 and March 27 from 11 am-3 pm and February 28, March 7, March 14, March 21 and March 28 from 9am – 1pm.
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Morning Drop Off Reminders

All traffic in the morning MUST come in from Soundview and exit out onto Willoughby.

When dropping off in the morning, if you must get out of your car to assist your child, please pull into a parking spot and walk your child across ONLY at the crosswalk. Only children who can get out of the car independently should be in the the drop off line. This way we can keep traffic moving and avoid creating a line which spills out onto the street. Thank you for your cooperation with this important safety measure.

Pick Up Reminders

When picking up your child from school, please remember to keep a 6 foot distance from the next person, masks must remain on for adults and children until you get to your car and you must always have ID ready to show the staff on duty. Thank you for following these guidelines and keeping everyone safe.

Travel Guidelines

Opting into full-distance learning (FDL) is not intended for students who are taking vacations. District policy states that teachers are not required to provide work for students who are choosing to take vacations during school days.

FDL is for families who are keeping their children home for COVID health reasons or who are in quarantine after an exposure. Furthermore, per state law, you must quarantine and should not send your child to school for 10 days after arriving in CT.

Executive Order Regarding Travel: Pursuant to Governor Lamont's Executive Order No. 9S, anyone traveling into Connecticut from a state or territory, other than New York, New Jersey, or Rhode Island, or from a country other than the United States, is directed to self-quarantine for a 10-day period from the time of last contact within the identified state or country.

For additional guidance on international travel, visit the COVID-19 Travel Recommendations section of the CDC's website.

If you have traveled out of Connecticut, you must fill out the Shelton travel survey prior to coming back to school:

Wacky Wednesday Pictures

District Notices