Principal's Message, 5-8-18

From: Karen Brown <>
Subject: Principal's Message, 5-8-18

The Shelton Informer

A group of 4th grade students recently published their second edition of the Shelton Informer.  As a group, they decided to focus their articles on Earth Day.  Click the link below to learn more about gardening, recycling, sleep, pollution and energy efficient housing.  Thank you Shelton students for keeping us informed.

Shelton Named a 2018 Healthy School Champion

Shelton Elementary School is proud to announce that they are a 2018 Healthy School Champion and have won the $500 Excellence Award for their school health efforts. 

As one of 47 champions named as a 2018 Healthy School Champion, their work will be honored through the annual recognition program which awards schools and school districts for creating and supporting a healthy school environment and successfully implementing effective school health efforts that support student learning

Staff Appreciation

Thank you so much to our PTSA for showing the love for our teachers and staff.  Lunch from The Yard House was delicious yesterday. So thank you very much.

I also want to give a BIG SHOUT OUT to PTSA for redecorating our foyer.  The new updated furniture looks great and is very welcoming, not to mention more comfortable.

There’s still time to sign up for Staff Appreciation! Shelton staff works hard for our kids so help us show them some love through baked goods and/or K Pods on Friday May 11th.!/showSignUp/30e0b4dada72fa75-staff1

Bikes and Scooters

Please remember to pick up bikes and scooters after school. Please do not leave them in the bike rack over night or on weekends.  Unfortunately, we have a missing scooter.  If your child accidentally rode the wrong scooter home, please turn in to the main office.  This way we can get it back to its rightful owner.  I have instructed our FM and night custodian to lock up the bike rack at night if there are scooters or bikes left. 

Safe Routes to Schools

First off, thank you so much for your school’s eager participation in the Safe Routes to Schools Grant program over the last two years. The City is excited about the great turn out to events and Bicycle Colorado did a great job encouraging our youth to get outside and walk or bike to school.

We have a few final steps to wrap up the grant and SRTS program, I hope that Shelton will continue to encourage walking and biking to school in the future. With such great wellness programs, I’m sure you will!

As a part of the grant program, we need to complete Parent Surveys and Student Tallies. You will remember we did this at the beginning of the program to get a baseline of the numbers of students walking or biking to school. The goal of the program is to increase this number so it is important get as many parent surveys completed as possible to show progress!  They are coming home in Friday Folders this week.  Please complete and return to your child’s teacher.

Kind regards,

Amber Wesner
City Planner
City of Golden
303 384 8111

Jeffco’s Summer of Early Literacy

JSEL (Jeffco Summer of Early Learning) is a six-week, intensive summer school program that focuses on increasing students’ literacy and math skills. JSEL will be in session from June 6-July 18, 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. each day, except July 4. Parents from any Jeffco school may choose from any of the seven locations. Dual language programs for students who are currently enrolled in dual language programs will be held at Emory and Lumberg.

Each day, kindergarten through third-grade students (grades for the 2018-19 school year) will have the same emphasis on reading and writing as they do during the school year. Students will also deepen their number sense and develop problem-solving abilities through a variety of math activities. Small class sizes will allow all students to learn in an authentic, experienced-based, and engaging manner.

Students who are not currently at end-of-year benchmarks or are on a READ plan who have been recommended by his/her teacher are eligible for JSEL. JSEL is for students who are entering grades kindergarten through third grade in the fall of 2018.

JSEL is free to all eligible students and also offers free breakfast and lunch through the Federal Summer Lunch Program. Click here to view the brochure (Spanish) which provides additional information about the program. Parents must complete the registration form (Spanish) by Friday, May 30.

Schedule - Breakfast and lunch is provided daily for all students

  • 8:00-8:30 Breakfast
  • 8:30-11:30 Instruction
  • 11:30-12:00 Lunch

Sites for the 2018 Summer

  • Emory
  • Glennon Heights
  • Lawrence
  • Lumberg
  • Parr
  • Stevens
  • Swanson

Julie McLean, Instructional Coach - Shelton Elementary -

Principal: Jeffco Summer of Early Learning - Emory Elementary

Let's win $800 for Shelton's School Library!

Did you know that last summer, Shelton actually did quite well in the Summer Reading Schools Competition at Jeffco Library? We came in at about 13th in the end, but were in the top 6 for most of the summer - and that was without an organized effort! 

Here's what it'll take to win this year:

1. Make sure you select Shelton as your kid's school when you register them at

2. Check the box that says 'OK to email me' on the registration form. You'll get a weekly email over the summer that'll remind you to log your minutes, tell you what schools are in the lead, and highlight cool events and classes you don't want to miss!

3. Check in with fellow Shelton friends over summer break and encourage them to read and log minutes!

4. See more winning tips from a 2017 winner:

The school with the highest percentage of finishers (students who read 8 hours or more over the summer) wins $800 for their school library! That's only 10 minutes a day! EASY! You'll also earn awesome prizes along the way and help your kids avoid the 'Summer Slide'.

We can DO this guys! Let's show Jeffco what it means to Coyote On!

Kindergarten News!


MAY 9 - 9:00 - 11:00

Upper Playground - Bicycle Colorado has offered to do a bike rodeo and training for our Kindergartners during Bike To School Day. They will bring each kinder class out to the playground for 45 minutes each throughout the morning. They will provide all bikes, gear, helmets, and cones for the obstacle course. - PTSA Kier Bard


MAY 17 - 11:00 - 1:00

Heritage Park adjacent to Shelton School 

Kids will need to bring a picnic lunch and drink. The classrooms will have a chance to play on the park equipment as well as join in other fun activities! Teachers and paras will be having lunch with the kids. Parents are welcome too!


MAY 22 - 4:30 - 6:00

Individual Classrooms & Upper Playground

To our Kindergarten Families: PLEASE MARK YOUR CALENDAR! The 2018 KINDERGARTEN CLASSES will have a celebration to highlight their very first year of school. Each classroom will begin their presentation in their classroom from 4:30 - 5:15 and then all 3 classes will move to upper playground for popsicles and socializing from 5:15– 6:00.

Please feel free to bring other family members. Doors open at 4:15.

Rally Time at American Furniture Warehouse!

From May 4th to May 13th, buy furniture and help Shelton raise money. Here’s How It Works: Brochure

PURCHASES ANYTIME help our school!!  BUT, help us rally to maximize our next accumulative donation up through Sunday, May 13!  Purchase at any AFW location, online at or by phone.

AT CHECK-OUT, use Promo Code: “SCHOOL” with our School ID: SES149 (or School Name) and AFW will donate 2% on all purchases and anything Simmons will be matched 2%; up to 4% total back to our school.

Invite Others To Participate: Friends and family members can help too!  AFW delivers to almost anywhere in the U.S.

Choir Rehearsals and Concert – Choir Families

We had to change the concert date from April 26th to May 10th so please make that change on your calendars. I know the PTSA calendar says April 26th but this is not correct.   Below are the remaining dates to save!

  • Wednesday, May 9, 2018 - 3:30pm-4:15pm  *Meet in music room to rehearse in gym*
  • Thursday, May 10, 2018 - 8:00am-8:45am - Music Room
  • Thursday, May 10, 2017 - CONCERT NIGHT 6:30pm*  Students meet in music room at 6:15pm* Concert will be in the gym.

Thank you!  And please feel free to write with any other questions you might have!

Jen Adducci

Field Day

It’s almost time for Field Day!  The big day this year is on May 11, 2018.  

Important Times

Opening Ceremony – 9:00 A.M.

Morning Session - 9:12-11:12 A.M.

Lunch – 11:12-1:00 (Normal school lunch schedule)

Afternoon Session – 1:00-3:12

Closing Ceremony – 3:12-3:25

All parents and family members are welcome!  There will be some competitive events as well as stations we’ll do just for fun. Don’t forget your camera to take pictures.

We are excited to have a fun Colorado Sports Teams theme this year.  We want your child to feel like an ALL STAR for the day. We encourage kids to wear Shelton or Colorado sports team apparel.

Please have your child dressed for any kind of weather. I would suggest layers so they can remove items when it gets warmer.  They may want to wear a hat. Students must wear tennis shoes, no cleats or boots. PLEASE- Remember the sunscreen and a water bottle with their name on it!

If you are interested in volunteering please contact Kier Bard at

Sign Up Genius for Volunteers

Looking forward to a FUN day!

Mrs. Knickerbocker, Physical Education Teacher -

Upcoming Dates:

May 3rd – 9th             Book Fair

May 7th – May 10th      Teacher Appreciation Week

May 9th                        Choir Rehearsal                                                          3:30 – 4:15 PM

May 9th                        Bike to School

May 10th                             Spring Choir Concert                                                   6:30 – 7:30 PM

May 11th                      Field Day

May 14th                      Field Day (RAIN DATE)

May 14th                      Lakeside Night

May 15th                      Health Heroes                                                             8:00 AM

May 16th                      Author’s Conference

May 17th                      Community Retirement Party for Mrs. White           3:45 PM (library)

May 17th                      Health Heroes                                                             3:45 PM

May 18th                      Student Council                                                          7:30 – 8:30 AM

May 18th                      Kindness Club                                                              8:00 – 8:30 AM

May 21st                      Kindness Club                                                              3:30 PM

May 22nd                     Shelton Awards

May 23rd                      6th Grade Continuation (gym)                                    2:00 – 3:15 PM

May 24th                      5th Grade Continuation (gym)                                    9:15 – 10:30 AM

May 24th                      Last Day of School                                                       1:00 PM dismissal

We have a multitude of events happening this year. Please check out the Shelton PTSA website  and the Coyote Column You will find a great deal more information about the many happenings and upcoming events at Shelton.

Have a great week!

Educationally yours,

Karen Brown




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