Weekly Update for Parents

Week ending 9/24/21

Update from Mrs. Weber

We had another great week! Everyone is settling into the school and classroom routines so nicely! It is so nice to see all the students and staff getting so comfortable with each other. NWEA testing continues as does the work with Wit and Wisdom Module 1.


You will hear all about these programs and more on Monday's back to school night. Please join us to learn about your child's day to day routine. Remember this night is for parents/guardians only. Doors open at 5:55 and session one begins at 6:05, while session 2 starts at 6:35. You may choose which session to attend at which time-the information shared at each will be the same.


If you have not already sent back the opening day packet information that came in the large manila envelope the first week of school, please do so.


Link for the parent survey if you haven't already completed it-https://forms.gle/PFG2rQiN4PGUoz779. The survey will be available until 10/1.



For informational purposes Shelton Public Schools is reaching out to K-4 families to inquire about unmet needs at home related to student access to devices. If the answer to the question below is “Yes” then please reply to this email stating so and for which student. If your child currently has access to a device at home that is sufficient to engage in remote learning then you do not need to reply.


Do any of your children who are enrolled K-4 students in Shelton Public Schools currently lack access to a connected device (laptop) sufficient to engage in remote learning at home?


Disclaimer: Please note that this email and any provided information does not guarantee or otherwise indicate that the district will be providing a 1:1 device or laptop for your child. Please respond by 10/1/2021.



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.


Student cell phones and smart watches must remain in backpacks in the off position during the school day. Please refer to the newsletters below about procedures/policy expectations for this school year as well as our back to school spirit days.


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.


If you need access to the Parent Portal, please be sure to contact Mrs. Quinlan (dquinlan@sheltonpublicschools.org or 203-929-1330) so that she can get you set up.


Have a wonderful weekend-Mrs. Weber

Dates to Know

September 15-October 15-HIspanic Heritage Month


Monday September 27

Mix it Up Day-switch up your clothes, hair or shoes (or all of it!) today



Tuesday September 28

Neon Day- wear your brightest colors today



Wednesday September 29

Orange and Black Day-show that Shelton Gael pride!



Thursday September 30

Pattern Day-how many patterns can you wear at once?



Friday October 1

Question Day-what question do you have for Mrs. Weber? Send it by email or write it down-I will try to answer all of them!

September Menus

October Menus

Links

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.

PTO News/Membership

Wit and Wisdom Parent Tip Sheets and Video

District Handouts