upcoming events & important dates
From principal Brown's desk
October Count and Attendance
Mark October 5th on your calendar!
The most important action you can take to support school funding is to make sure your child attends school on October 5th.
Much of public education funding from the State of Colorado is based on student count, and the official student count day this year is October 5.
The “count window” the state observes is September 28 – October 12, and the key student count day is Wednesday, October 5.
Please help us ensure all our students are accurately counted by having your child in class that day!
If your child must be absent on Oct. 5 due to serious illness, please call our attendance line at 303-982-5686. Attendance during the “count window” will help counteract an absence on October 5, but it’s best to come to school that day.
Jeffco Public Schools Offers Adult ESL & ABE Classes
Adult English as a Second Language (ESL) classes are offered during the day and at night at four locations in Jefferson County. Classes are designed to meet various levels of English skills.
Adult Basic Education (ABE) classes are also available for people who want to improve their reading, writing, and math skills to get a job, get a better job, or prepare for the GED. Please call 303-982-5221 (Spanish) or 303-982-7484 or visit http://www.jeffcopublicschools.org/programs/adult_ed.html for more information.
Thank you for your support of Shelton Elementary School.
Need Coyote Chase Pledge $ by Fri, 9/23
NED show / Early release - Fri, 9/23
The NED SHOW is coming to Shelton this Friday, September 23. The NED show is a character education all-school assembly taught through storytelling, magic, humor and yo yo tricks.
Students will have the opportunity to purchase NED YO YOs ($10 each) after school 1:00 - 1:30 pm this Friday, 8:00 - 8:30 am and 3:30 - 4:00 pm next Monday.
Learn more about the NED Show program here: http://www.thenedshow.com/ned_program.html
Donuts for dads Tues, 9/27 8 - 8:30 AM
In honor of all of our great dads, stepdads, grandfathers, uncles and other father figures who make a difference in our students' lives, we are inviting you to join us for coffee, juice & donuts!
When: Tuesday, Sept. 27, 8-8:30am
Where: Shelton Cafeteria
What: Bring your students and enjoy some donuts, orange juice & coffee!
3A & 3B Funding on nov. ballot - questions?
Do you have questions about this November's ballot initiatives 3A & 3B that will impact education funding for Jeffco in the coming years?
Ali Lasell, Jeffco Board of Education V.P. & Steve Bell, Jeffco Public School's Chief Operating Officer have chosen Shelton as one of the locations where they will share information and answer questions about these funding initiatives.
WHAT: Come learn about how 3A & 3B will impact our schools!
WHEN: Tues, Sept. 27th, 6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
WHERE: Shelton Elementary School
WHO: Everyone is welcome to join - this event is free and open to the public
Want to know what improvements would happen at Shelton & other schools if 3A & 3B passes & what the costs are?
after school enrichment - Mathrive
MATHrive workshop, providing hands on problem solving, will be offered for 2nd and 3rd graders beginning Monday, Oct. 3rd, 10th, 17th, and 24th and Nov. 7th and 14th. Price is $98 if paid by check or $101 if paid by credit card.
Visit www.goldentutoring.com to register or for more information.
COYOTE 5K CLASSIC & 1M FUN RUN - OCT. 9
This community-wide event attracts runners from all over the state. Win some great prizes and enjoy a great, family-friendly outdoor event.
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Golden gallop - sun, 9/25
THIS Sunday, Sept 25, 2016 Golden’s biggest annual race will take place for the 11th year running!
This scenic 5k/10k race will start beneath the City’s famous ‘Welcome’ arch, right in the center of historic downtown Golden, and finish in Parfet Park beside beautiful Clear Creek.
After you’re done running, watch the Stallions, Ponies and Buckaroos run along the Clear Creek bike path in our Kid’s Fun Run!
For more info and to register, visit here: http://goldengallop.com/
If your child is planning to run, please ask them to tell our P.E. teacher, Mrs. Knickerbocker. She's keeping track of our runners and if Shelton gets enough kids to register, we can earn money to purchase equipment for our P.E. program!
See you all there!
student accountability committee (sAC)
The School Accountability Committee is holding it's first meeting for 2016-17!
When: Tuesday, Sept. 27th, 4:30 - 6:00 PM
Where: Shelton’s library.
What: For this first meeting, we will:
Who / What Does SAC Do?
SAC is made up of parents, teachers and administrators. It assists with the School Based Decision Making process that is part of Jeffco's vision:
In order for students to pursue their life goals by 2020, all graduates will be able to successfully apply the following competencies: Content Mastery, Civic and Global Engagement, Communication, Critical Thinking and Creativity and Self--Direction and Personal Responsibility.
Decisions that may involve parents in the School Based decision making process fall into a number of categories including, but not limited to, the following examples:
Please join us if interested, or contact Mrs. Brown or email SAC chair Kelly Leatherwood for more information.
science & engineering fair committee
Even though it's only September, the Science & Engineering Fair committee is already at work for this January event!
Shelton is lucky to have lots of science & engineering expertise in our families and community - and students! The S&E fair is organized and run by parents with support from the school, teachers, and volunteers. We welcome your input!
Our goal is to increase student participation in the S&E Fair to over 80%.
The S&E Fair is a great opportunity for students to investigate a question they're interested in, develop their skills in critical thinking, creativity, and presentation, and interact with scientists and engineers. Students take great pride in showing their completed projects to friends, teachers, judges, and families.
However, we realize that behind the scenes, some aspects of the projects and fair can be challenging.
We are expanding our Planning Committee to make this a great extracurricular experience for all!
We’ll follow up soon on Signup Genius with a list of roles on the S&EF Committee that we would like to fill soon. With subcommittees, the time commitment for each person will be minimal (1-3 hrs/month in Sept-Dec;) We’ll conduct monthly status meetings starting in early October to assure that tasks are completed before the Fair, with group consensus and support.
health & wellness committee
bicycle colorado training
DO YOUR KIDS LOVE RECESS?
Imagine how much more fun they will have with ACTIVE BLACKTOPS!
Join us for a COMMUNITY PAINT DAY!
When: Sat, Oct. 1 - anytime between 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Where: Shelton lower playground blacktop
What: We need volunteers to help paint stencils on the new asphalt (including basketball, tether-ball and four square lines).
Research proves that purposeful play enhances attention in the classroom. JOIN US!
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