Weekly Update for Parents

Week ending 10/8/2021

Update from Mrs. Weber

Another great week of learning here at ESS! It has been so wonderful to get into classrooms and see all the great things happening each and every day! Our new cafeteria tables were delivered and assembled this week. They are great-we are so excited to have them!

We will have our PTO meeting on Tuesday October 12th beginning at 6:30. Mr. Saranich will be joining the meeting as well. Please park around back of the school and come in the cafeteria doors-we will be meeting in there.

Just a reminder that traffic flows one way both in the morning and afternoon. All cars must enter from Soundview and exit out Willoughby, even in the mornings as you are leaving the parking spaces. If other family members are picking up or dropping off, please be sure they are aware of the traffic patterns. Thank you for your assistance with this.

Congratulations to Mrs. Brown's class on winning the "Golden Spatula" award! They had the most points earned for great cafeteria behaviors. For the next 2 weeks they will be able to get into line first in the cafe and enjoy a few extra minutes of recess. WAY TO GO! The next winners will be announced on 10/15.

Please help to keep our children safe. I ask you to be mindful of your speed in the parking lot-you never know when someone will unexpectedly cross. Pedestrians and buses always have the right of way-especially in the crosswalk. If a staff member (we are the ones in the bright safety vests) reminds you of expectations, please do not yell or swear. We are only working in the interest of safety. I appreciate all your help and cooperation.

Parents should not be parking in any spots labeled "Reserve" at morning drop off--those are for staff only. You can always use the grass to park but the reserved spots are for our staff members. Open spots in the afternoon can be used.

Please note that we are a completely nut free school for breakfast, lunch and snack. Students will not be allowed to eat any food with nuts that may be sent in. Thank you for your cooperation to keep everyone safe and healthy! The school menus are attached below.

Have a wonderful weekend-Mrs. Weber

Dates to Know

September 15-October 15-HIspanic Heritage Month

  • Monday October 11-No School

  • Tuesday October 12-CCD Day

Wear your hat day-all students (and staff) can wear hats inside today

  • Wednesday October 13- Xercise Day-wear your workout clothes today

  • Book Fair -Wednesday October 13-Friday October 15

  • Thursday October 14-Yellow Day

  • Friday October 15-Zany Sock Day

  • Wednesday October 20- Royalty Day

  • Thursday October 21-Bus evacuation drills in the morning at bus arrival time

Parent Conferences-6:00-8:00

  • Friday October 22-Early dismissal-dismissal begins at 1:50

Book Fair Information

October Menus

ESS PTO Trick or Trunk

ESS PTO is looking for volunteers to decorate their car trunk and distribute candy for the October 22nd trunk or treat event. This is an ESS Family only event. Tickets to trunk or treat will be available at a later time, this is only to register to decorate your car.

There will be a car decorating contest.


Set up can begin at 4

Event time 6-7:30

You will need to provide the candy

Rain date: October 23rd

Please send the following information to Chelsey Durrschmidt at chelsnels1@gmail.com to register:



ESS student(s) name, grade, and teacher:

Dress Up as your Favorite Book Character Day coming-October 27


Help Support the ESS Library-such a great way to recognize your child!

Please support the Elizabeth Shelton School library!

Starting on September 27th and ending on November 27th, we’re having our first online Titlewish fundraiser. 100% of the money we raise will go directly to purchasing new materials for our school library.

We’re asking you to participate and help us raise $1,000. We’re going to use this money to purchase books for our ESS Library Media Center.

To help us meet our goal, please visit https://www.titlewish.com/1094063 and click the Donate button.The site goes live on Monday, September 27th.You can look up our school by name or zip code.

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.

You can simply donate a dollar amount, or if you want to help buy a specific book off or our wish list email me at kbush@sheltonpublicschools.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

Thank you!

Mrs. Bush

Library Media Specialist

If you have any questions email me at: kbush@sheltonpublicschools.org.

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