ESS Weekly Family Update

Week ending 11/18/2022

ESS Holiday Event with Santa

ESS Family Holiday Event with Santa!!


3 Sessions are Available: 12:30pm, 1:30pm and 2:30pm

Join us for crafts while enjoying hot chocolate, cookies and holiday music in the gym. You can decorate an ornament for the ESS Christmas Tree!

Then join us in the Café at the ESS North Pole for an opportunity to write a letter to Santa and take a picture with Santa!

$10 per family


Please make sure to RSVP as soon as possible to guarantee your session time preference before it sells out.

RSVP by Wednesday, November 30th

Click Here to Purchase tickets!!!

Sponsored by the ESS PTO

Questions Please Contact:

Dawn Coppola (


Lindsay Gallo (

ESS Holiday Ornament

Elizabeth Shelton 2022 Ornament Fundraiser from the PTO!

Runs from November 7th to November 21st

and will be delivered to the school by December 7th

$15 each

To order, click the link provided below , it will take you to the ordering form.

You will then receive an invoice to submit payment via credit card or PayPal.

Click Here To Order - ESS Holiday Ornament

Please reach out to Dawn Coppola at with any questions.

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

Students continue to work hard on academics and behaviors. The teamwork stars are piling up! See the list below of students who have been recognized so far this month-keep it up!

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

The schedule for next week Monday is a full day, Tuesday and Wednesday are early dismissal days and Thursday and Friday are closed days.

Updated breakfast/lunch information-

Lunch and breakfast are available each day for all students at NO COST until the end of December. Students must pay for breakfast/lunch purchases beginning on January 2 unless qualified for free/reduced lunch. Be sure you have fill out the application

I have included what the Teamwork goals are that all staff are looking to hand out the stars for this month below. Use these "look-fors" to talk with your child

Thank you for the food donations-we have lots of boxes to send to the shelter. Your generosity is much appreciated!

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. Please be sure you have your child's name in their clothes-we have so many in our lost and found without a name.

Please remember at morning drop off that if Mr. Ralph or myself are in the crosswalk ALL cars must stop. There have been some near misses this week. Also the buses have the right of way when turning at all times.

Please scroll all the way down for important information and flyers

There will be no newsletter next week. I am so thankful for all of you-I appreciate you sharing your children with us. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving, safe travels to those who are going out of state and see you on the 28th!

Have a great weekend-Mrs. Weber

Vision of a Rising Star-November Focus-Teamwork

TItlewish-Birthday Books Information

Please support the Elizabeth Shelton School library!

We are now running our first Titlewish book program of the year from now through November 30th, 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:

You can simply donate a dollar amount, or if you want to help buy a specific book off or our wishlist email me at 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.

Thank you!

Mrs. Bush

Library Media Specialist

If you have any questions email me at:

November menus

Breakfast/Lunch Information

Updated breakfast/lunch information-

Lunch and breakfast are available each day for all students at NO COST until the end of December. Students must pay for breakfast/lunch purchases on January 2 unless qualified for free/reduced lunch. Be sure you have fill out the application

Parents/Guardians should fill out the application attached below for Free/Reduced lunch, even though you think you may not qualify. When the funds run out and if you have not already filled out a form, you will be expected to pay full price for each breakfast and lunch your child receives.

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. We do not have room in the cafeteria for visitors to eat lunch with students.

We are a nut free school-any foods containing nut products may not be brought in. Only food served by the cafeteria or lunch boxes from home will be permitted. Please check all ingredients and treats, especially if you are sending your child in with a boxed lunch such as "Lunchable". Many times the candy in those items contain nuts.

ESS PTO Happenings

PTO Night at Bridgeport Islanders

PTO Calendar 22/23



2022 2023

December 1st

January 5th

February 9th

March 30th

April 20th

May 18th

All PTO meetings will be held in the Cafeteria at ESS at 6:30PM.


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 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

  • Tuesday November 22-Early dismissal Day

  • Wednesday November 23-Early dismissal Day
  • Shelton Day-Black/orange

  • Thursday November 24-Sunday November 27-Thanksgiving Break

  • Thursday December 1-PTO meeting-6:30

  • Saturday December 3-PTO Holiday event


2022-2023 District Calendar

ESS Spirit Days

2023-2024 School Calendar

District Flyers