upcoming event & important dates
practice evacuation drill
IMPORTANT: Shelton Elementary School will have a PRACTICE EVACUATION Monday, October 10th from 1:45 to 3:15 PM.
Our evacuation site is at the lower parking lot of Heritage Square.Students and teachers will walk from Shelton to the lower parking lot and back (on the bike path) with their class. Golden Police Department and Jeffco Safety and Security are involved and will be helping with our drill as well.
Please make sure your child wears the proper clothing for the weather and for the walk (jacket if needed and tennis shoes or good walking shoes.)
The evacuation will start at 1:45 and we should be back at school in the classrooms by 3:15. If you need to pick up your child sometime during this evacuation, you will need to pick them up by 1:30 PM. We will not be able to release students during the evacuation and the school will be locked.
Please let me know if you have any questions - Karen Brown, Principal
coyote classic 5k & 1 mile fun run, oct. 9
What: Coyote 5K Classic & 1 Mile Fun Run
When: Sunday, Oct. 9, 8:30 am (1 Mile at 9:30 am)
Where: Shelton Elementary
All ages welcome, runners, walkers & even strollers get to enjoy a beautiful, scenic course that starts and ends at Shelton, with stunning views of the Table Mountains and Apex Open Space.
And we do mean all ages! Did you know that last year, HALF of the 5K participants were under 12, with the oldest finisher over 75!
Wed, 10/5: LAST CHANCE TO REGISTER for the 5K and / or the 1 Mile Fun Run ONLINE. You can still register during packet pickup times and on race morning.
Click the button below to register.
Even if you can't be there on race day, you can still join the fun and help support this event!
What: Gift Basket Raffle & Teacher Experiences
When: Mon 10/3 - Fri 10/7 before and after school:
national walk to school day!
What: WALK TO SCHOOL DAY - safe & fun-filled walk to school
When: Wed, Oct. 5, 8:00 am
Meet the "walking school bus" at one of the “stops” or join the "walking school bus" as it goes by. Parent volunteers will supervise to ensure everyone arrives safely.
Where to catch a "walking school bus:"
Everyone will receive a free pedometer!
Parent-Teacher Conference Meals
When: Tues, Oct. 11 - Wed, Oct. 12 - Thurs, Oct. 13
What: Fuel our teachers with some great food
Parents and guardians will have an opportunity to conference with their child’s teacher. This is a time for teachers and parents to share information that helps provide a positive educational experience for our students. Conference times will be subject to availability of the teacher from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM each of these evenings.
Please refer to our Parent/Student Handbook for additional information on Parent-Teacher Conferences or contact your child’s teacher.
Fuel Our Teachers!
You can help ensure our teachers are well-fed during these three long days of school and then after school conferences! Make (or buy) an appetizer, salad, entree or dessert - click the button to view the list of options and choose one to bring!
book fair Oct. 11 - 13
What: The Book Fair is almost here!
When: Tues, Oct. 11 through Thurs, Oct. 13 / 8:35 am daily and during parent-teacher conferences.
Come by and check out the book fair! All proceeds are used to purchase books for Shelton's library.
We need some help with the cash register and crowd control before school each day of the fair. On Oct. 7th and 10th, we need some volunteers during school hours to help students create their wish lists.
Please click for more information and to sign up:
from principal brown's desk
halloween parties & parade
Although Halloween is still a few weeks away, I know our students are busy planning for their costumes and trick-or-treating!
What: Halloween Parade & Classroom Parties
When: Fri, Oct. 28th / parade starts about 1:30, parties follow
Our half day kindergarten students can stay ALL day and eat lunch with their classmates OR parents can bring them back at 1:30 for the parade and party. Parents may view the parade in the gym as students walk across the stage.
School is a place of serious business – the business of education.
Therefore, students are asked to dress in a manner that reflects a respectful attitude toward learning. Parents and students are asked to cooperate in implementing a dress code designed to prevent dress and appearance from distracting in any way from the educational process.
I have handed out several shirts lately as girls (all ages) are wearing shirts with their belly showing or shirts with spaghetti straps. Please be sure to review the Dress Code with your child and monitor what they wear to school. We would greatly appreciate it.
learn what jeffco Boe is planning
What: Jeffco Board of Education members are hosting community forums this fall. The meetings are an opportunity for public dialogue with board members about current happenings in our school district.
Updates on topics such as Jeffco 2020 vision, budget, and the bond/mill ballot
initiative will be presented, with plenty of time for discussion.
Our elected school board members cordially invite you to join them at the
Mon, Oct 10, 6-7:00 pm - Bear Creek High School library
Tues, Oct 11,, 6-7:00 pm - Columbine High School library
Mon, Oct 17, 6-7:00 pm - Pomona High School Library
Tues, Oct 25, 6-7:00 pm - Evergreen Firehouse
For additional info and dates / locations, visit http://www.jeffcopublicschools.org/board/election.html
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