Week ending 10-9-2020
Self Care for Elementary Students
Tip #1-allow your child to take the time to reflect on emotions that can help develop a self-loving attitude towards themselves
These simple four questions allow parents/guardians to have an open and healthy conversation with your child and to let you know about his/her feelings during the day:
- Top 3 things they loved about their day
- Who was kind to your child?
- Was your child kind to anyone?
- Did anything upset them?
PE Update from Mr. Manning
Due to Covid restrictions P.E. class will be held outside or in the classrooms. As the colder weather approaches, please make sure your children are dressed appropriately. We will be going outside as often as we can. If you have any questions or concerns feel free to contact me via email at email@example.com
Mesage from Mrs. Bush and the Library
There are still a LOT of library books checked out that were due in March! Please check at home and send them in to school. I've gotten some back but there's still about 300+ checked out
Monday 10/12-No School
Tuesday 10/13-4 day in person learning schedule begins, early dismissal schedule still in effect
Friday 10/16- Picture Retake/Make Up Day
Thursday 10/22, Thursday 11/5-Virtual Parent Conferences-6:00-8:00PM-more information to follow
Friday 10/23, TFriday 11/6-Early dismissal days for students AND staff
ESS PTO Info-Ways to support PTO while you shop!!
Want to support the ESS PTO? Go to https://esspto.membershiptoolkit.com to purchase your membership.
Link for Uploading Pictures for our Yearbook
Just link your Price Plus® Card to a participating school’s code and each time you shop, the school will earn points towards free educational equipment and supplies.
A+ School Rewards are points that supporters earn with each purchase made using their Stop & Shop Card. At the end of each month, the points earned are used in a calculation to determine your school’s cash total, which is then automatically credited to your school’s account. Customers can support up to two schools to benefit from their A+ School Rewards that accrue.
Already shop with Amazon? Just go to http://smile.amazon.com and purchase there…It’s the same as Amazon, but helps ESS!
It's as simple as 1, 2, 3!
1. Register TONIGHT at https://www.shopfund.com/
2. Share custom student support links with family & friends.
3. Student Goal: 5 Online Supporters.
REGISTER-SHARE-WIN: Sharing gets you tickets for chances to win over $100,000 in instant prizes.
* Parent Letter - https://bit.ly/2Gk29pD
* Prize Program - https://bit.ly/2DeTza2
On behalf of myself and the staff at Elizabeth Shelton Elementary, thank you for doing your part to make our fundraiser a success.
Any questions?? Please email the ESS PTO at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank You in advance!
P.S. We will hit our fundraising goal if your family sells just 10 items
Back to School ABC's
Tuesday October 13
X marks the spot-create a treasure map
Wednesday October 14
Yellow Day-wear your brightest yellow
Thursday October 15
Zany sock day-wear your most outrageous socks
October is Italian Heritage Month!
Italian Heritage Month!
Is the country of Italy part of YOUR heritage?
Share an Italian tradition with us!
Send a picture of you/your family and teach us about a food, a game, a celebration or
Email your pic/sharings to Ms. Butleremail@example.com
ESS Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month
Do you have Hispanic traditions, pictures and/or stories to share? Please email or send in your contribution to Ms. Butler at firstname.lastname@example.org! We will add what you share to our hallway display for all to see!! Gracias!
Breakfast and Lunch
Food pick up during distance learning Mondays as well as for students who are on full distance learning days will be at Shelton High School from 9 AM-11 AM.
Covid Quick Links-Updated 10/1/2020
In person learners must be in their seats by 9:00 AM or are considered tardy. All online learners must complete the attendance task given by their teachers, call the school or email the office (email@example.com) by 1:50 each day they are distance learning or will be marked absent.
Any student marked with unexcused absences will receive a call at 2:30. If the office does not hear from you by 4:00, the absence will remain unexcused
1-Please make sure whatever adult is picking up has a photo ID and is on the list you have supplied to the main office for approved pick up. Only students who have opted out of bus transportation or have sent in a note will be dismissed as pick ups. Please email Mrs Quinlan (firstname.lastname@example.org), Mrs. Gallant (email@example.com) and the student's teacher if you are changing the days dismissal and will be picking up. If we do not have a note, the student will be sent home on the bus. Phone call changes will not be accepted.
2-All pick ups will be in the back of the school. There is signage to which door your student will be coming out of. Kindergarten will come out of the library door, 1st and 2nd grades will come out of the middle door and 3rd and 4th grades will come out of the cafeteria door. All social distancing rules apply. Please stand behind the yellow lines at all times
3-When it is your turn, you will come to the yellow line, show the photo ID and give the name of the student you are picking up. The staff on duty will verify your ID and that you are on the list for pick up. They will then call for your student. Please be patient with procedure as it is new and many students are being picked up this year.
4-If you are picking up students in multiple grades, you must follow the same protocols at each door. Please start with your older student and work your way down to the younger student.
5-According to current CT state statutes, the playground is closed.
6-Please be mindful when driving in and out of the parking lot
In person learning changes
As you may know, the BOE agreed to Dr Smith’s recommendation 9/23 regarding the change in the K-4 instructional model. Beginning Tuesday October 13th, all K-4 students can come for in-person learning Tuesday-Friday each week while still maintaining the early dismissal schedule. Mondays will remain a full distance learning day for all students.
If you are changing your child from in person learning to full distance-please go to https://echalk-slate-prod.s3.amazonaws.com/private/districts/376/resources/7f4ccd4c-6948-4b02-96db-6ca5396a751d?AWSAccessKeyId=AKIAJSZKIBPXGFLSZTYQ&Expires=1912691179&response-cache-control=private%2C%20max-age%3D31536000&response-content-disposition=%3Bfilename%3D%22Opt%2520Into%2520Full%2520Distance%2520Learning%2520due%2520to%2520COVID-19.pdf%22&response-content-type=application%2Fpdf&Signature=dde771Xmziu1TP53ws8smsGynwY%3D and fill out the Opt Out of in person learning form and email it to me (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Lunch will remain in the classrooms
Dismissal procedures will remain the same
Specialists will continue going into the classrooms
Playground will stay closed, there will be no recess until we go full days
This schedule will be in place through the end of October, beginning of November
Please reach out with any questions you may have-Mrs. Weber