ESS Update

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:

  1. Top 3 things they loved about their day
  2. Who was kind to your child?
  3. Was your child kind to anyone?
  4. Did anything upset them?


We are a fully nut free school. This includes peanut butter, Nutella, almond butter etc and any other nuts. This also includes any candy that may be part of a Lunchables or any that you may send in for a treat such as Reeses pieces, peanut butter cups, etc. Please help us keep all of our students safe!

PE Update from Mr. Manning

"To Parents/Students,

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

Keefe Manning

ESS PE/Health

Mesage from Mrs. Bush and the Library

Hello families-

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

Thank you!

Important Dates

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 to purchase your membership.

Link for Uploading Pictures for our Yearbook

Pictavo Community

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ShopRite for Education

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.

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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.

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Already shop with Amazon? Just go to and purchase there…It’s the same as Amazon, but helps ESS!

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PTO Fundraiser-10/8-10/26

Elizabeth Shelton Elementary fundraiser starts today, and we need your help. Our goal is to raise $8,000.00 for school equipment, supplies and student activities!.

It's as simple as 1, 2, 3!

1. Register TONIGHT at
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.

Fundraiser Links:
* Parent Letter -
* Prize Program -

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

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!

October Is…

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

anything ITALIAN!

Email your pic/sharings to Ms. Butler!

ESS Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

During the next four weeks K-4 students will have opportunities to learn about all things Hispanic...countries, people, culture and language through interactive activities! We would love for our Hispanic ESS family members to help teach students, too!

Do you have Hispanic traditions, pictures and/or stories to share? Please email or send in your contribution to Ms. Butler at! We will add what you share to our hallway display for all to see!! Gracias!

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Breakfast and Lunch

All students in each of our schools (and distance learners) can eat for free.This program will last until Dec.31, 2020 or until the funding runs out, whichever comes first. The program will operate on regular school days (not on holidays or weekends).

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


All students, regardless if they are attending in person learning or distance learning, must be called out if they are not attending school that day. Please call 203-929-1330 at any time stating student name, grade level, classroom teacher and reason for absence.

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 ( 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


If you are picking your child up at dismissal, please take note of the following procedures:

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 (, Mrs. Gallant ( 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 and fill out the Opt Out of in person learning form and email it to me (

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