November 21, 2022
Welcome from Mrs. Tanner
Dear Sheldon Families,
A reminder that we will have NO SCHOOL this Wednesday-Friday for the Thanksgiving holiday. We will see students back on Monday, November 28th!
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
We will practice a Secure Campus Drill during the month of November.
You can find all school events listed on our school calendar which you can access on our webpage.
Items That Need Your Attention
Sheldon Shirts for Parents
Parents of Bus Riders
Receiving School Messages
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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!
Sheldon Shirt Days
Time to Eat!
Policy & Procedure Review
Promoting Physical Development
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 Mental Health, Disability, and Child Development and Education. If you ever have any questions regarding our policies and procedures, please reach out!
Promoting Physical Development
Staff will promote the physical development of all children, including participation of children with disabilities, as a part of promoting school readiness. This policy relates to Head Start Performance Standards 45 CFR Part 1302.30, 1302.31
1. Provide sufficient time and space, both indoors and outdoors, for active play and large motor development such as jumping, running, balancing, climbing, and riding toys (20-30 minutes AM and 20-30 minutes PM).
2. Provide a sufficient quantity and variety of equipment and materials to meet individual needs.
3. Provide adult guidance and support during activities and use of materials and equipment.
4. Provide creative movement activities using obstacle courses, activity songs, etc. Provide fine motor activities such as stacking, stringing beads, pegboards, puzzles, lacing cards, and woodworking.
5. Utilize child’s ongoing assessment information to assist in planning and accessing appropriate activities and skill development in lesson plans.
6. Integrate development of social skills by including non-competitive large and small group games.
7. All equipment must meet safety standards.
8. The outdoor play area should meet the following criteria to the extent possible:
- There are a variety of activity choices (children can ride, construct, swing, climb, read, pour, dig, kick, throw, pretend, paint, balance, cooperate, and play games).
- There are play opportunities and equipment for children with differing abilities.
- There are grassy, open areas.
- There is a smooth surface for equipment with wheels.
- There is enough room for children to move freely without getting in other people’s way.
- There are a variety of hard and soft textures and surfaces (grass, sand, paved areas, wood chips).
- There are shady areas which include a place for activities such as drawing or working a puzzle.
- There is a storage area to hold equipment and toys.
- There should be a minimum of 75 sq ft of space per child.
For the convenience of students and staff, the district will begin offering two (2) over-the-counter COVID-19 tests to each student and staff member, upon request. Please contact Nurse Andrea Ferrell to make a request. You can reach her by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling the school office.
Home Depot Workshops
Workshops take place the first Saturday of each month from 9:00-12:00.
November 26: Train Ornament
December 3: Santa Letters Mailbox
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.