Principal's Message, 4/9/18

From: Karen Brown <>
Subject: Principal's Message, 4-9-18

Dear Shelton Families,

I am sending my Principal's Message out a day early as there are a few meetings and due dates of April 10th. Hope you have a great week.

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.

Safety & Security Task Force Applications Due April 10th

Jeffco Public Schools is now assembling a task force to further examine our security practices across the district. All staff, students, parents, and community members are welcome to apply. Click here for more info about the panel on March 20, breakout discussions, provide feedback, and apply for the task force. The goal is to have the first task force meeting before May 1.

Board of Education Advisory Committee Application, 2018-2019

We are seeking engaged Jeffco parents, staff, and business and community members to support the district and Board of Education by serving on advisory committees. Further information on the responsibilities and functions of committee members can be found here.

We are seeking members for the following committees:

  • District Accountability Committee
  • Technology Data Privacy Advisory Committee
  • Performance Evaluation Advisory Committee (1338)
  • Capital Asset Advisory Committee

Online applications (En Español) will be reviewed by the Board of Education in May so that members can be appointed in June to begin committee work for the 2018-19 school year. Applicants will be contacted via email after the close of the application period in April. If the application meets committee membership requirements, details on next steps will be shared.

The following are welcome to apply:

  • Teacher(s) employed by Jeffco Public Schools
  • School administrator(s) employed by Jeffco Public Schools
  • Individual(s) involved in business(es) in the Jeffco Public Schools district boundary
  • Parents of current Jeffco Public Schools students
  • Community members without students attending Jeffco Public Schools

Thank you for your consideration of these vital roles to serve Jeffco Public Schools.

School Accountability Committee Meeting

We have our last SAC meeting of the year on Tuesday, April 10th from 4:30 – 6:00 PM in the library.  View the agenda here.

DACA & Dreamers Information Night

Please join the Community Diversity Advisory Council (CDAC), Title I, and ESL/Dual Language on Tuesday, April 10 at 5:00 p.m. for an information night focused on current immigration and DACA legislation. Please spread the word to our staff and families. Event flyers available in EnglishSpanishVietnamese, and Russian. For more info or to RSVP, call 982-6559.

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. That is today!

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 here 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 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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