ESS Weekly Family Update
Week ending 2/10/23
Link to upload photos for the yearbook
Below is the direct link to the Yearbook website for families to submit photos:
Update from Mrs. Weber
Compassion is our word of the month and we are seeing some great examples of it here at ESS. We have had over 200 pairs of socks donated so far-thank you!
Thank you to the PTO for our 100th day of school sign and to the teachers for planning so many fun activities. We had a great day-only 80 more to go!
If your child is getting lunch/breakfast please check the parent portal to see if there is any balance owed. You can send in cash, check or pay online.
Any adult coming to pick up a student must have photo ID with them. Each staff member will ask for that ID every time. You can take a picture of it on your phone to have as well. Thank you for helping keep everyone safe.
Students may send in Valentines as long as they make one for each member of the class. Only snacks approved by Nurse Judy may be sent in-there cannot be any candy sent in at all. Any candy sent in will be returned.
Just a reminder that smartwatches and smartphones need to be turned off during the school day. If your child needs anything, they should be letting their teachers know and they will handle it.
Have a great weekend--Mrs. Weber
TItlewish-Birthday Books Information
January 25-March 6
Titlewish-Birthday Books Information
Please support the Elizabeth Shelton School library!
We will be running our second Titlewish book program of the year from January 25th-March 6th, and 100% of the money we raise will go directly to purchasing new books for our school library.
Thank you for helping us provide Elizabeth Shelton School students with the best education possible! It is a great way to honor your child for their birthday or any special occasion or just because you want to help! Your child will have their name placed in a new book in honor of your donation.
We’re asking you to participate and help us meet our first goal of $1,000. To help us meet our goal, please visit our ESS website and click on library and then choose the Titlewish link. The direct link is: https://www.titlewish.com/1094913
You can simply donate a dollar amount, or if you want to help buy a specific book off or our wishlist email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with the title of the book you have funded through our Titlewish program.Click here to see the books we currently would like to purchase for our school library collection. http://elizabethshelton.sheltonpublicschools.org/titlewish
Library Media Specialist
If you have any questions email me at: email@example.com.
PTO Calendar 22/23
JOIN THE ESS PTO!
UPCOMING PTO MEETINGS
All PTO meetings will be held in the Cafeteria at ESS at 6:30PM.
DID YOU KNOW?
last year the ESS PTO…
- Organized the Back to School Party
- Held numerous Spirit Days
- Organized Trunk or Treat
- Organized Family Fun Night at Lake Quassy
- Designed Spirit Wear and the Yearbook
- Planned Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week
- Helped plan and sponsor the majority of the ESS cultural arts events
Become a yearly member of the ESS PTO
for $10 at:
Your dues will help the PTO sponsor many programs and events that directly support the students!!
Corporate Sponsorship Programs at ESS!
Help Raise Money to Support our School
Amazon Smile! – Please go to smile.amazon.com when shopping from Amazon. Many products are eligible to earn 0.5% for our school. These products are marked “eligible for Amazon Smile donation”.
On your first purchase through AmazonSmile you need to select the organization for donation. Select: Elizabeth Shelton School PTO.
Your selection will be remembered for future purchases.
Thank you for your support!
Have a business? Fill out this form so we can create an ESS Family Business directory:
Please fill out this survey for PTO if you own your own business- we want to support our own!
Dates to Know
- Monday February 13-Science assembly for all grades thanks to the PTO
- Tuesday February 14-Valentine's Day-snack/craft-9:30-11:30
- Wednesday February 15-Pajama Day
- Thursday February 16-Stormi the Mascot from the Bridgeport Islanders coming to visit
- Friday February 17 and Monday February 20-No School-Winter Break
- Tuesday February 21-Friday February 25-Jump Rope for Heart Week
- Wednesday February 22-Bus Driver Appreciation Day
- BOE Meeting-7:00
2022-2023 District Calendar
ESS Spirit Days
2023-2024 School Calendar
Winter Weather Information
Students will be going outside for recess each day unless it is raining. Please be sure to dress your child for the weather-the playground is quite windy .Children are often complaining about the temperatures. If all classes are outside, everyone must be outside regardless of what they are wearing. We have extra coats in lost and found that students can wear for recess.
In case of inclement weather, it will be announced on the Shelton Public Schools website, I will tweet it and you can see the announcement on various TV stations. As a parent, I signed up for text alerts from NBC and usually receive those first.
If we have a delayed opening, school doors open at 10:45 and the school day begins at 11:00. Expect the bus to show up 2 hours later than on a regular day. There is no breakfast available on late start days.
Every day that school is closed for weather adds an additional day to the end of the school year. After 10 snow days, additional days are taken from April vacation week. Please plan accordingly