Principal's Message, 4/3/2018

From: Karen Brown <>
Subject: Principal's Message, 4-3-18

Dear Shelton Families,

Happy Spring!  Welcome back to school!  I hope all of you enjoyed your Spring Break whether you went on vacation or had a staycation.  We are geared up and ready to go for the next two months.

Golden Schools Foundation Teacher Awards

Every year, the Golden Schools Foundation ( awards two Golden-area teachers with a Teacher Recognition Award. They receive $1,000 to spend in their classrooms, and a beautiful crystal apple to recognize them for their amazing contributions to our schools. Golden Schools Foundation is currently accepting nominations from parents, students, principals or other staff members. Nominations are due April 10

Click this link to access the nomination form:

Award Criteria & How to Nominate:

Write a one page essay showing how the teacher you wish to nominate demonstrates the following criteria: 

  • Innovative and effective teaching methods that demonstrate critical and creative thinking. Give examples of how the teacher uses imagination, innovation, and ingenuity to teach.
  • Commitment to all of their students that goes above and beyond official job requirements. Show how they advocate for the needs of their students.
  • The ability to work collaboratively with colleagues to create a positive school environment. Please illustrate the teacher’s collaboration with peers & ability to lead by influence.

We are so proud that four Shelton teachers have received this award since it launched in 2012, including:

  • Nicole Perry (2017)
  • Laurie Wingert (2016)
  • Joe Johnson (2015)
  • Cheryl O'Haire (2012)

These four teachers are not eligible to be nominated again. Please take a few minutes to nominate a teacher today! They will receive a copy of your nomination letter, and it's a wonderful way to let them know how much you appreciate their dedication. 

If you have questions, feel free to contact Kim Mangle (, Shelton's representative on the Golden Schools Foundation Board.

Golden Rotary Club

The Rotary Club of Golden has organized a Community Wellness Fair to be held at Golden High School on April 28, 2018 from 9:45am to 3:00pm. The purpose of the Fair is to provide and identify resources for children and teens who are dealing with mental health issues, particularly within their own family, as well as anyone interested in learning more about mental well-being. The Fair is free, open to the public, includes classes, presentations, food, entertainment, games, prizes and other activities designed to attract a broad audience.

Twelve classes designed for both children and parents will be given by mental health professionals on subjects such as anxiety, bullying, substance abuse, and other important topics. The Fair also includes a presentation by JC Jackman and a showing of the Disney film Inside Out. Community members (especially young people) are also encouraged to volunteer for part of the event (there are several options for volunteer shifts and all volunteers receive a special t-shirt).

For more information or to volunteer, visit


AVID4 ADVENTURE is coming to Shelton Elementary School this summer! AVID4 ADVENTURE teaches Pre-K through 7th graders how fun and empowering being active outdoors can be. Kids build lasting skills, friendship, and confidence through authentic outdoor activities like rock climbing, kayaking, biking, hiking, skateboarding, and more. Click HERE to learn more. Financial assistance is available through the AVID4 SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM - applications are due APRIL 15, 2018.

Golden High School Bike Swap

Saturday, May 5th the Golden High School Mountain Bike Team is hosting a bike swap.

Click GHS 2018 MTB Bike Swap Flyer.jpg  to see more details about this awesome event.

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

April 4th                       City of Golden Meeting @ Shelton (re: Heritage Road)    5:30 – 8:00 PM

April 10th                     School Accountability Committee Meeting                       4:30 – 6:00 PM

April 10th                     Green Mountain Writer’s Conference

April 17th                     Health Heroes (library)                                                           8:00 AM

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 25th                     Spring Picture Day

April 26th                     NO Choir Practice in the morning

April 27th                     Early Release @1:00

April 30th – May 2nd     Spirit Week

May 3rd                               Flex Testing

May 4th                        Flex Testing

May 7th – 11th             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

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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