ESS Update

Week ending 10-30-2020

Google Meets

Please be sure your child is wearing headphones while on their Google meets to avoid distractions. Also be aware that any background conversations can be overheard while your child is logged in

Self Care for Elementary Students

A healthy life for a child includes being able to be himself alone and enjoy that moment. This teaches your child balance in life.

For some children, they can struggle from being alone. However, this skill is needed because when they grow up they may face challenges which they need to overcome by themselves.

Set aside a certain hours of the week for your child to be in a low-stress situation to balance out over-stimulating screen environment.

This can be done through activities like meditating, yoga, or journaling. These type of activities gives your child the chance to ‘reset’ their mind and articulate their feelings

November is Native American Heritage Month

November Is...Native American Heritage Month!

Throughout the month, students will learn about indigenous people from North and South America through morning announcement fact sharing, school displays, assignments and presentations posted in their online classroom and in person lessons! We encourage any ESS family members to share their Native American heritage with us! Send an email to Ms. Butler with YOUR family´s story:

Veteran's Day-November 11

Dear Families,

Veteran’s Day is approaching on Wednesday, November 11, 2020!

It is going to look and feel very different this year since we are unable to have an ‘in person’ assembly. However, we are still going to try our best to recognize and honor the Veterans that are in our ESS community.

We are working on a ‘virtual type’ assembly to be able to share with the students and families on 11/11. As part of that, we are looking for pictures or videos of Veterans! If you know someone (family member or friend) who is serving or has served in the military, please send us their picture or a short video (1-2 minutes).

PICTURES: Please take a picture and include a short description (Name, Military branch, Years of service, relationship to ESS student).

VIDEOS: Please take the video in LANDSCAPE mode and have the veteran introduce themself and share what they would like the students to know.

Please attach either picture or video in an email and send to:

Thank you,

The Veterans Day Committee

Important Dates

Tuesday 11/3-Election Day--No In person or Distance learning

Thursday 11/5-Virtual Parent Conferences-6:00-8:00PM

Friday 11/6-Early dismissal days for students AND staff

Three Ways You Can Earn Money for Our School While You Shop!!

1. Box Tops for Education- No more clipping box tops! Instead, download the Box Tops app and select our school. Shop as you normally would, then simply scan your store receipts to find participating products. Scan the receipt even if you are unsure, you might have something there. The app will automatically credit the school’s Box Tops earnings online.

2. Stop & Shop A+ School Rewards- Sign in to your Stop & Shop account online (or create one). Go to account settings. Choose “Rewards & Programs”. Select A+ rewards and choose our school. You can earn cash for Elizabeth Shelton School from now until March 13, 2021.

3. Amazon Smile!- Go to when shopping from Amazon. Many products are eligible to earn 0.5% for our school. These products are marked “eligible for AmazonSmile 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.


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

Covid Quick Links-Updated 10/1/2020