Principal's Message, 4/17/18

From: Karen Brown <>
Subject: Principal's Message

Dear Shelton Families,

We have a lot happening over the next few weeks so please take a few minutes to read the Principal's Message this week.

 No School for Students on April 26th!

Jeffco Public Schools will be closed for students on Thursday, April 26, 2018 due to labor shortages.  You should have received a message from Dr. Glass, Jeffco's Superintendent ( explaining the situation in further detail.  

And, don't forget that Friday, April 27th is an early release day at 1:00 PM.

School Accountability Meeting Follow-Up

Once the agenda is finalized for our follow-up SAC meeting on Tuesday, April 24th, I will post on our website and send a School Messenger as well. 

2018 Healthy School Champion

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

As one of 47 champions named as a 2018 Healthy School Champion, our 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. 

Healthy School Champions Recognition is presented by Colorado Education Initiative (CEI) and  Colorado’s Healthy Schools Successful Students, and sponsored by The Colorado Health Foundation.

Schools and school districts are awarded based on their implementation of best practices in school health, captured through an assessment tool called Smart Source, a narrative outlining their work, and letters of support. “For the winning schools and districts, health and wellness is embedded into the culture and systems.  It’s about having an intentional investment to meet the needs of their students and staff in order to achieve academically,” said Amy Dyett, Director of School Health at CEI. 

Shelton was selected for its improvements in the past few years, some of which include building a new school and community garden, launching the student-led Health Heroes, moving recess before lunch, and implementing mindfulness programs.

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

Looking forward to a FUN day!

Mrs. Knickerbocker, Physical Education Teacher -

Hats, Jackets, Gloves, etc. . . . Going, Going, Gone!

Please have your child look through the lost and found on the table in the main hall.  There are many clothing items students have lost or misplaced.  I’ll bet some students have two or three items in there.  Please stop by the school and check it out.  Anything left will be donated to Serving Kids on Friday, April 20th.  

City of Golden State of the City Address

Each year, Golden City Manager Jason Slowinski presents the “State of the City.” In his address, he reflects on the past year and gives an update on what is going on in the City of Golden now and into the future.

This year, he decided we should hear from the next generation of Golden residents to get their views on our city. Our youngsters did not disappoint!  We have several Shelton students who shared their ideas. 

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!

It’s Yearbook Time

This year's yearbook is ready to go to print!  That means it's time to buy a yearbook for your child.  Don't wait though because the deadline is Saturday, April 21st.  To purchase is fast and easy and can be purchased from any device.  The cost is $16.74.

  • Celebrate the achievements of students at an important time in their life
  • Become a treasured book that students will love to look back on in years to come
  • Preserve memories of friendships and events
  • Show your school’s sense of community

To purchase this year's yearbook: Go to

Yearbooks ordered after the deadline will be delivered to your home.


AVID4 ADVENTURE is coming to Shelton Elementary on April 30 through May 2 for a special climbing eventAVID4 ADVENTURE will set up their 25-foot portable climbing wall on our campus!

 All Shelton Elementary students will have an opportunity to try it out during the school day. CLICK HERE  for more information on the event and to sign the liability waiver.

All parents must sign this waiver before the event in order for your children to climb. We will take lots of pictures to share after our event!

Fifth and Sixth Grade Continuation - Save the Date!

Continuation for 6th grade this year is on Wednesday, May 23rd at 2:00 PM. Sixth grade students ONLY will not return to school for the last day on May 24th

Fifth grade’s continuation is on the last day of school, Thursday, May 24th at 9:15 AM.  Once the ceremony is over, 5th grade students ONLY are released for the day.

All K-4th grade students will be released at 1:00 PM on Thursday, May 24th.

Upcoming Dates (more detailed information on the late April/May dates                            will follow in subsequent messages):


April 18th                     Jeffco Sheriff’s “Cheezo” (Safety) Assembly K-6       

April 19th                     Health Heroes (library)                                                           3:45 PM

April 20th                     Kindness Club                                                                          8:00 AM

April 20th                     Student Council                                                                      7:30 AM

April 23rd                     Kindness Club                                                                          3:30 PM

April 24th                     SAC Meeting - Follow Up from 4/10/18 (library)                   4:30 - 6:00 PM

April 25th                     Spring Picture Day

April 26th                     No Choir Practice in the morning

April 26th                     No School for Students (non-contact day)

April 27th                     Early Release @1:00

April 30th – May 2nd     Spirit Week

May 3rd                            Flex Testing

May 4th                        Flex Testing

May 3rd – 9th             Book Fair (Date Change)

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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