ESS Weekly Family Update

Week ending 3/17/23

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

Thank you to the PTO and everyone involved with the VIP and Me dance-it was a fun night!

Thank you to all who came to conferences on 3/16-it was so nice to see you! Thank you to the PTO for providing dinner for the staff

If you change your email and/or cell number, please make sure you inform the office so we have a way to get in contact with you should we need to

Students will have opportunities to shop at the Book Fair this coming week. The schedule was shared-more information is below

JA in a Day April 24-Volunteer Sign up here

Save the Date-Friday June 9th will be an all day Field Day-rain date June 13. Volunteers will be needed-more information will be coming home after April vacation.

Parent sign ups for conferences were sent last week. Conferences are from 6:00-8:00 on 3/23. This is a night for adults only. Please be sure you are on time for your scheduled appointment. The Book Fair will be open 3/23 from 6:00-7:45 for anyone who wishes to shop.

Just a reminder that smartwatches and smartphones need to be turned off and in your child's backpack during the school day. If your child needs anything, they should be letting their teachers know and they will handle it. If your child contacts you during the school day, please call school prior to coming to get them. Only Nurse Judy should be assessing students and making the determination of who is sent home.

As of March 1, all lunches and breakfasts are free until further notice. Any outstanding balances are due at this time

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.

Have a great weekend--Mrs. Weber

PTO Calendar 22/23




March 30

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

Monday March 20-

  • Book Fair begins

Tuesday March 21-

  • The Mayor presents his budget-City Hall

Wednesday March 22-

  • BOE Meeting-7:00 PM

Thursday March 23-

  • Parent Conferences-6:00-8:00
  • Book Fair Open for Shopping

Friday March 24-

  • Early dismissal

Tuesday March 28-

  • Ice Cream Truck-thanks to the PTO

Wednesday March 29-

  • Tie Dye Day
  • Shakesperience Assembly

Friday March 31-

  • Full day of school

Tuesday April 4-

  • Grades 3&4-Field Trip-Bridgeport Islanders Hockey Game

Wednesday April 5-

  • ESS Goes Blue for Autism Awareness-more info to come

Thursday April 6-

  • Board of Alderman Meeting-City Hall
  • 9:30-11:30-Classroom Craft/snack

Friday April 7-Sunday April 17-

  • Spring Break-School is closed


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

Incoming K registration

Registration for the 2023-2024 school year will begin February 1st. Students who are turning 5 on or before December 31, 2023 are eligible to register. We will be sending more information out as we get closer. If you would like the registration packet sent home ahead of time so that you can begin filling it out, please let Mrs. Quinlan know and she will send it home with your child. Appointments will be made for you to complete the registration process in person.

March-Problem Solving look fors

March Breakfast/Lunch Menus

District Flyers