Principal's Message, 5-1-18

From: Karen Brown <>
Subject: Principal's Message, 5-1-18

Dear Shelton Families,

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: SHLTN_Rally18 (002).pdf 

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.

New Staff and Assignment Changes for Current Staff for Next Year, 18-19

Mr. Johnson – moving to 5th grade at Shelton

Mrs. Schwindt – moving to 5th grade at Shelton

Mr. Tidd – Colorado Stem Academy

Mrs. Wingert – accepted a 3rd grade position at Mitchell

Mrs. Cole – accepted a middle school science position at Bell Middle School

Mrs. Smith – Speech Language Pathologist at Shelton

Mrs. Hampleman –English as a Second Language Teacher at Shelton

Ms. DiStefano – Jefferson Center Therapist at Shelton

Ms. Chesser - Digital Teacher Librarian at Shelton

Mr. Brome – 8-hour custodian daily (M-F) from 2:30 to 10:30 PM

CHEEZO Makes an Appearance

The Child Sex Offender Internet Investigations Unit, known as Cheezo, is at the forefront of the Sheriff’s Office’s commitment to ensure the safety of our children.

Predators use the internet as a gateway to victims because of the anonymity and the ability to lure children with minimal detection and apprehension. This same anonymity is capitalized upon by highly trained Cheezo investigators who portray themselves as teenagers online where adults seek victims for sexual purposes.

  • Since its inception in 2005, more than 920 arrests have been made in Jefferson County by Cheezo.
  • The Cheezo investigators have a combined 50 years’ experience in crimes against children.
  • Each year more than 150 Internet and cell phone safety presentations are given.
  • The Cheezo team have established themselves as leaders in the tracking predators and are sought for training to other law enforcement agencies nationwide.  Come and join CHEEZO at a Parent Technology Safety Night.

Please read the Tools for Parents and learn how to safeguard your children.

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!

*Please have your child see Ms. Adducci if you would like a paper copy of the schedule*

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Flex DAY (No rehearsal)


Wednesday, May 9, 2018

3:30pm-4:15pm  *Meet in music room to rehearse in gym


Thursday, May 10, 2018


Music Room


Thursday, May 10, 2017


*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

Book Fair – Coming Soon!

Shelton's Spring Book Fair is fast approaching.  Fair dates are May 3rd to May 9th.  We will be open for sales during Flex Testing Days.  Stop by the Bookfair for summer reading fun.  Bookfair sales also support our school library!


Upcoming Dates:

May 2nd                       Band and Orchestra Concert

May 3rd                            Flex Testing

May 4th                        Flex Testing

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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