November Newsletter

November 2021

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Hello families,


Happy Fall! October was busy and November seems to be just as busy! Help us honor our Veterans by wearing your Red, White & Blue on Thursday, November 11th. Please help us honor our special Veterans by sending a photo to be part of our slideshow. Mrs. Yacawych will compile all of your photos into a video that will be shared in school and with our families. Our Pink Day raised $680 for Griffin's Hewitt Breast Wellness Center and our Socktober was a huge success. Thank you for ALL your donations. Next up is World Kindness Day! Help spread some love and cheer at Sunnyside by wearing light blue. We could all use a little extra kindness these days.



Our PTO Back to School Picnic was a wonderful night with great foods, a wonderful school community and so many smiles! Superintendent Saranich will be attending our November PTO Meeting on November 15th. Please come join us!


We have been receiving numerous bus complaints regarding inappropriate student behavior and parents not being at the stops in the afternoon. Please review bus expectations with your child to avoid disciplinary actions. Parents should be waiting at their assigned stop at least 10 minutes prior. When parents are not on time, this causes other students to be delayed and frustrated. Let's be kind and considerate to one another. Remember, it is critical to set reasonable bedtimes and wake up times. Devices, computers, games, electronics should be turned off at least 60 minutes prior to bedtime. Family reading or coloring are great strategies to calm the body and mind prior to going to bed.


If you need access to the Parent Portal, please contact Mrs. Porter in our main office - sporter@sheltonpublicschools.org or 203-922-302.


Sunnyside Strong,

Mrs. Yost

PTO Corner

Thank you to all of our families that attended our Welcome Back Picnic. We had a great time seeing old friends and making new ones.


Thank you to all the families that have participated in our fundraising efforts this Fall. We are thankful for you and your support!


Please join us for our next PTO meeting on 11/15 at 6 pm. Mr. Ken Saranich, our Superintendent of Schools, will join us at our November meeting. Don’t miss this important meeting. Unfortunately, we are unable to have children in attendance during our monthly meetings. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.

Important Dates

November is Native American Heritage Month

November 1 - PTO Wreath Fundraiser Begins

November 1 - Poster Raffles Week 1 (3 tickets for $1)

November 2 - NO School for Students - Election Day

November 4 - Fire Prevention Presentation outside with the fire truck

November 4 - Conferences 6-8pm...Sign-up required prior

November 4 & 5 - PRIDE Pack Shopping for students

November 5 - Early Dismissal for staff and students -1:50pm dismissal

November 8 - Veterans Photo due

November 8 - Poster Raffles Week 2 (3 tickets for $1)

November 11 - Veterans Day - School is in session

November 11 -Wear your Red, White and Blue to Honor our Veterans

November 12 - World Kindness Day - Wear Light Blue to Show your support!

November 15 - PTO Meeting 6pm - Superintendent Saranich will be in attendance

November 16 - Picture Re-take Day

November 19 - Early Dismissal for students - 1:50pm dismissal

November 23 - Early Dismissal for students - 1:50pm dismissal

November 24 - Early Dismissal for staff and students- 1:50pm dismissal

November 25-28- Thanksgiving Break - No School

Our Socktober was a huge success! Thank you for your donations,

Photos needed to honor our Veterans

Veterans Day provides the perfect opportunity to help educate students about the importance of military service, honoring those who have served and recognizing the contributions of our nation's veterans.


If you have a Veteran in your family, please send a photo of them to school by Monday, November 8th. We would love to put them into a video that will be sent out for all families to watch on Veterans Day. Place the photo in an envelope with the student's name and teacher plus the veteran's name. All photos will be returned.

Eureka Math Program - Learn Book

As Eureka Math modules are completed, the Learn book will be sent home with your child. Lessons have been differentiated based on student need and time allotted for each lesson. The math curriculum is designed so that not all pages in the Learn book will be completed by every student. If you would like to use these pages as extra practice you may do so at home to reinforce the topics covered in this module.
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click on link below for the poster slide show

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District Flyers

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The Shelton Girl Scouts are doing Election Cookie Booths during the weekends of October 30 and 31 and November 6 and 7. We are also introducing a new girl scout cookie- the Adventureful! This is a chance to get your favorite girl scout cookies- and try our new one- for a limited time before our official cookie season starts next year!



Here is where you can find our Troops...


November 6, 2021 – Booth Hill School from 9 am – 1 pm , Mohegan School from 9 am - 5 pm, TJ Maxx- from 12 pm- 4 pm, and in front of Scout Hut @ NIKE Site (49 Mohegan Rd) from 9:30am-11am

November 7, 2021- Sunnyside School from 9 am – 5 pm and Huntington Fire Company from 9 am – 1 pm, and TJ Maxx 12-4 pm.


Note: Times are approximate and subject to change.

Digital Parent Handbook for quick reference

School Contact Information

Cafeteria Services

Lunch and breakfast are available each day for all students. The USDA has extended free breakfast and lunch to ALL students for the 2021-2022 school year. A menu will be sent home electronically at the beginning of each month with food choices (subject to availability). Students may also bring lunch from home.

Free and Reduced Priced Meals and Insurance Links:

Dear Shelton Families -


Please find the 2021-2022 information and application for free/reduced price meals/benefits in the links:


2021-22 School Calendar

Click here for the 2021-22 School Year Calendar