February 20, 2023
Welcome from Mrs. Tanner
Dear Sheldon Families,
Have a wonderful week!
Families of OT students, the car line is a RIGHT TURN ONLY out of our parking lot. DO NOT BLOCK intersections or driveways!
Click the link to access the 2022-2023 Family Handbook.
As always, if you have questions or concerns, do not hesitate to reach out to me!
Thank you for the privilege of serving you ~
Mrs. Gabrielle Tanner, Principal
Items That Need Your Attention
Kindergarten Enrollment for 23-24 School Year
If your child is turning 5 on or before August 31st, he or she will begin Kindergarten next year.
At Parent-Teacher Conferences, you should have received information regarding your child's home elementary school.
If you would like to request a transfer to a different home school than the one that was identified at conferences, please fill out this transfer request form by March 31st: Topeka Public Schools Transfer Application
If you are interested in applying to have your child attend Scott Dual Language, please fill out this form by March 10th: Scott Dual Language Application
If you are interested in applying to have your child attend Williams Science and Fine Arts Magnet School, please fill out this form by March 10th: Williams Science and Fine Arts Magnet School Application
Synergy Student Information System
Attention Parents! Beginning later this year, Topeka Public Schools is moving to a new, fully integrated Student Information System, Synergy by Edupoint.
This one system will replace the district's current student information system into one platform that will host and manage student data in an efficient and user-friendly manner.
Synergy will provide access to both parents and students, just like our current system. However, with Synergy, Parents/Guardians will use a single sign-on to access all of their children’s information regardless of school.
As part of the seamless Synergy Education Platform, Synergy SIS enables schools and districts to easily extend functionality to include online registration, CI3T, assessment, analytics, and special education management in a single platform. For more information, visit: Synergy Student Information System Communications Plan
TED Talk: How Every Child Can Thrive by Five
This is a wonderful Ted Talk about child development! It is about 7 minutes long and is a very powerful message. Enjoy!
Have you had a positive experience at Sheldon? We would love for that to be highlighted on the website! Please take 1 minute to visit GreatSchools.org, search for Sheldon Child Development, click on the Review icon, and share what you love about our program!
Time to Eat!
Policy & Procedure Review
Each week the Sheldon staff reviews one of our Head Start Policies & Procedures and felt it was important that families stay up to date on these as well. This quarter our focus is on Family Service & Parent Involvement. If you ever have any questions regarding our policies and procedures, please reach out!
All staff encourage and help parents participate in Head Start program activities. This policy relates to Head Start Performance Standards 45 CFR Part 1302.34, 1302.50
1. Staff will instruct parents in regards to Head Start components and opportunities for parent involvement at the beginning of the program year and during any parent meeting. Staff will encourage male involvement.
2. Head Start classrooms are open to parents during all program hours. Parents are welcomed as visitors and encouraged to observe children as often as possible and to participate with children in group activities.
3. The program provides parents with opportunities to participate in the program as paid employees or volunteers. When qualifications are equal, parents receive preference for employment vacancies.
4. The participation of parents in the program is voluntary and is not required as a condition of the child’s enrollment.
5. During the Covid-19 Pandemic these have been modified for the safety and well-being of families and staff when needed.
Home Depot Workshops
Workshops take place the first Saturday of each month from 9:00-12:00.
March 5: Airship
April 2: Bird Feeder
Please be sure to review both the COVID Update and the information on the Parent Resources page for the latest information from the CDC. Masks are encouraged, but not required. We will maintain strict sanitation protocols.
Sheldon Food & Clothing Bank
Community Resources Council Directory
If in need of resources, you can also contact the United Way by dialing 211.
Sheldon Head Start Child Development Center
Location: 1155 SW Seabrook Ave.