Principal's Message, 3/20/18

From: Karen Brown <>
Subject: Principal's Message, 3-20-18

Dear Shelton Families,

I hope you all have a wonderful Spring Break. 

Congratulations to Miles Allen

A BIG congratulations to Miles Allen who will attend the Colorado Geography Bee in April.  We are so proud of you!

Shelton Elementary Hosts Breakfast Games

Games highlight the importance of eating a nutritious breakfast every day.  Click here to read the newspaper article.

Golden Rotary Club

The Golden Rotary Club is putting on a Community Wellness Fair on April 28th at Golden High School. This free event provides resources to promote mental well-being of youth, children and families in our community. A flyer can be found at here.  Rotary --Mental Health fair--FLYERG-2 (002).pdf  - The Community Wellness Fair promises to be a fun and educational day with music, games, food and several interesting talks related to mental health issues. This inaugural fair is a pioneering one as there are only a couple of places in the country where a concerted effort is being made to educate folks about mental health at the community level. 

Jeffco Strategic Plan – Now Available

Click here to learn more about Jeffco’s Strategic Plan.

Lego Wall – Work in Progress

Maggie Chesser has worked diligently to set up a Lego Wall in our library. It is now complete!  This wall has many educational uses.  It will be part of our transformation of the library as we strive to create a more collaborative environment where all students can create, read, write and learn outside of their own classroom.  We are currently working on adding new furniture and a Makerspace area as well.  WE NEED YOUR HELP!  PLEASE DONATE ANY EXTRA LEGOS OR SETS YOU MAY HAVE AROUND YOUR HOUSE. 

Design Challenges- print design challenges on cards and have next to the wall. Have blank cards that kids can fill out to create their own challenges.

  1. Create something symmetrical
  2. Build your name with Legos
  3. Build a Lego tic tac toe board and play
  4. Build a miniature model of your house
  5. Create a math problem and have someone solve it
  6. Create a scene from a favorite book. Etc

Writing Practice                   

  1. Letter practice
  2. Spelling practice

Story starters- build a scene and ask kids to create a story around it.

Math skills

  1. Counting skills
  2. Fractions


  1. Chess
  2. Checkers
  3. Tic Tac Toe

Marble Mazes- create a maze for a marble to fall through to the end. Race another student with their maze. Time yourself and make changes to make your maze slower or faster.

Lego Movie Maker- app that allows you to make stop motion picture movies with Lego scenes.

Calendar Planning

The school calendar committee has convened and they would like to hear from you! A committee of parents, staff, and other community members work together to develop a three-year calendar; they are working on 2019-20, 2020-21, and 2021-22 school year calendars right now. What are your thoughts? Share them here by noon on March 22. Input takes ten minutes or less!

Planificación sobre el calendario escolar - aporten sus ideas

El comité para el calendario escolar ha sido convocado y desea saber lo que piensan. Un comité formado por padres y madres de familia, personal y otros integrantes de la comunidad colabora a fin de desarrollar el calendario para los próximos tres años; en la actualidad trabajan en los calendarios para los años lectivos 2019-20, 2020-21 y 2021-22. ¿Qué piensan? Compartan sus opiniones a partir de ahora y hasta el 22 de marzo: Aportar sus ideas les llevará como mucho unos 10 minutos.

Enlace a la encuesta en inglés:

Shelton has a Twitter Account

I want to share all the wonderful things happening at Shelton every week but my messages are long enough.  So, I decided to set up a Twitter account.  If you have a Twitter account, be sure to follow us.   Check it out!  I will try and post things weekly so you can stay abreast of what’s happening in the various grade levels and what we are doing to keep Shelton’s mission and vision alive as well as Jeffco Generations. 

Upcoming Dates:

March 22nd                              Health Heroes                                                 3:45 PM – Library

March 26th – 30th                    Spring Break

April 2nd                                   Students Return         

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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