October 23, 2018


All School Calendar



October 23, 2018 - Tuesday

Lunch with Dad - or a Special Friend

October 23, 2018 - EC to 2nd grade - Books & Bagels w/ Dad or Special Friend - 7:30 am to 8:30 am (FREE)

October 23, 2018 - 5th grade Lunch w/ Dad or Special Friend - 11:25 am to 12:15 pm

Registration is required for students in grade 5; the DEADLINE has passed for the submission of registration forms No registration form required for Books & Bagels (Lower School). Questions: click here.


October 23, 2018 - Tuesday

BOOSTERTHON - The FUN RUN marks the end of BOOSTERTHON. Shelton parents are welcome to attend the Fun Run (which will occur in the Gym - 12:30 for Grades 3 to 5, and 1:30 for PP to Grade 2). Remember all funds raised in Boosterthon go to the Shelton Scholarship Fund. Questions: click here.


October 19 to 26, 2018 - Friday to Friday

The Book Fair - The Annual Book Fair at Shelton benefits the school's libraries and celebrates our wonderful librarians! The Book Fair runs through Friday (October 26) at 1:00 pm. The location is the 1st floor library. If you cannot attend the Book Fair in person you can do so online from NOW through October 26, 2018. To shop the Book Fair online, please click here. We need MANY volunteers: to assist, please click here. Questions: click here.


October 24 to October 27, 2018 - Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday

OPENING NIGHT! The Fall Play - Shelton Theatre Arts present Radium Girls - The story: In 1926 radium is a miracle cure - but is it? Radium Girls is a dramatic production of D.W. Gregory's book about women working with radium and their fight for justice when sickness and death follow. National Public Radio writes in its review "the glowing ghosts of the radium girls haunt us still". A must see! For ages 12 and above, please. Tickets are $10/ adult and $5/ student. Tickets are now on sale, please click here.


October 24 - 26, 2018 - Wednesday to Friday

Parent/Teacher Conferences - Schedule

October 24, 2018 - Wednesday - Early dismissal for grades 5 to 12:

Grade 5 - Dismissal @ 11:30 am;

Middle School - Dismissal @ Noon;

Upper School - Dismissal @ 12:30 pm; and

EC to grade 4 - Regular dismissal times.

October 25, 2018 - @- No school.

October 26, 2018 - Friday - No school.




October 31, 2018- Wednesday

Box Tops for Education - Collection Continues!

It is time to bundle your Box Tops for Education. We gather the Box Tops and turn them in for a cash reward. Please group 10 or 20 (or more) Box Tops and seal them in a Ziplock or an envelope. Or, tape/paste the Box Tops to a collection sheet - click here. Please deposit your Box Tops in the collection boxes at the LS or UE entrances. Remember - our deadline for turn-in is October 31, 2018! Questions: click here. We will have a similar collection in the spring 2019 - so continue to save your Box Tops for Education - the next collection is February 2019.


November 1, 2018 - Thursday

Parent Support Meeting - 7:00 pm in the Shelton Dining Hall. The speaker will be Kenneth Wilgus, Ph.D. Dr. Wilgus is a psychologist who specializes in the treatment of adolescents and their families. He is the author of Feeding the Mouth that Bites You.  His topic will be Raising Social Kids in the Age of Isolation. This meeting is mandatory for all new Shelton parents; however, it is open to all Shelton parents. For parents only, no childcare will be provided.


November 10, 2018 - Saturday

Princess Ball at Winter Wonderland - Shelton girls in grades EC through 5th (and their sisters) are invited to the Princess Ball at Winter Wonderland with their fathers (or brother, uncle, special friend). The evening's festivities at Shelton School (beginning @ 5:30 pm) will include a seated dinner, DJ and dancing and a photo opportunity. The dinner menu will include gluten-free and Kosher options. The cost is $25/ person. It will be a memorable evening with lasting memories - so reserve your space now! Tickets must be purchased by November 5, 2018. For more information or to register, please click here. Questions: click here.


November 14, 2018 - Wednesday

Stampede Kick-Off Party - 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm - For all Shelton parents, please join in the excitement at the official kick-off party for the Stampede. Mingle with your fellow parents and enjoy cocktails and bites. See advertisement, below, for more information. RSVP by November 8, 2018; to RSVP, please click here. Questions: click here.


November 16, 2018 - Friday

Grandparents' Day - Everyone's favorite day at Shelton. We welcome grandparents and special friends to experience Shelton at its best. More information will be forthcoming - including mailed invitations to your guests. But - in the meantime - don't forget to pass the SAVE THE DATE to the grandparents and special friends of your students! Note: we need volunteers - on November 15 from 8:30 am to 11:30 pm for set-up and organization; on November 16 from 8:30 am to 11:30 am to meet/greet our guests and to assist in the tear-down. To volunteer, please click here.

REMEMBER! There is early dismissal on Grandparents' Day.

Lower School - Dismissal at 11:30 am

Upper Elementary - Dismissal at 11:45 am

Middle School - Dismissal at 11:30 am

Upper School - Dismissal at Noon

Questions: click here.


November 19 - 23, 2018 - Monday to Friday

Thanksgiving Holidays - No school.


Lower School Calendar



October 27, 2018 - Saturday

RSVP DEADLINE Grades 1 and 2 Parents' Mixer - 7:00 pm @ Mesero's, 5505 Beltline Road, Dallas 75254. Parents only and Dutch Treat. RSVP by Noon on October 26, 2018; to RSVP, please click here. Questions: click here.




November 3, 2018 - Saturday

Parents' Mixer for EC to PP - 6:30 pm at Public School 972, 14854 Montfort Road, Addison. Parents only and Dutch Treat. RSVP by November 1, 2018; to RSVP, please click here. Questions: click here.

Upper Elementary Calendar


No events scheduled this week.




November 7, 2018 - Wednesday

For UE - A Moms' Night Out - 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm at Jose, 4931 W. Lovers Lane, Dallas 75209. Dutch Treat. RSVP by November 5, 2018; to RSVP, please click here. Questions: click here. No children please. 

Middle School Calendar



October 23, 2018 - Tuesday

TODAY 7th Grade Parents' Mixer - 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm @ Legacy Hall / Legacy West, 7800 Windrose Avenue, Plano 75024. Dutch Treat. Questions: click here.


October 30, 2018 - Tuesday

RSVP DEADLINE 7th Grade @ Urban Air - 4:00 pm to 6:00pm, 14902 Preston Road #1100, Dallas 75254. Cost is $18.99/ student and includes all access to the site, drinks, pizza and socks. Pay at the door. Siblings are welcome and drop-offs OK. Please complete the waiver in advance; for waiver click here. RSVP by October 23, 2018; to RSVP, please click here. Note: 20 children required or the event will be canceled. Questions: click here.




October 30, 2018 - Tuesday

Girls' Soccer - 7th and 8th Grades - There will be a parents' meeting for girls' soccer (7th and 8th grades)  next week on October 30, 2018 at 6:00 pm in the Dining Hall.  The first practice will be Monday, November 5th.  More details will be provided at the meeting.


November 4, 2018 - Sunday

6th Grade Family Dinner Night Out - 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm @ Cane Rosso, 3685 The Star Boulevard, Frisco 75034. This is Dutch treat. All 6th grade families are invited. RSVP by November 3, 2018; to RSVP, please click here. Questions: click here.

Upper School Calendar



No events scheduled this week.




November 1, 2018 - Thursday

NEW INFORMATION! Lunch for Seniors & Parents - For seniors and their parents, from 12:40 pm to 1:40 pm, at Shelton. Parents, bring your own picnic lunch or buy lunch from the Burger House Food Truck!  The Food Truck is free to our seniors and is $15/ parent. The Food Truck features, hamburgers, grilled cheese, fries, drinks, cookies. Parents, if you want to order from the Burger House Food Truck you must do so by 11:55 pm on October 29, 2018. To register for the food truck, please click here. Questions: click here.





The Shelton Stampede Committee has SEVERAL opportunities for volunteers.


Big Board Chairperson – The Big Board auction occurs during the Stampede Fundraiser (March 30th) where parents bid on displayed items via iPad/cell phone.  The Big Board Chair works with past Big Board auction donors to secure donations and creates new relationships with potential donors to secure new Big Board donations.


Live Auction Chairperson  – The Live Auction occurs during the Stampede Fundraiser (March 30th) where parents bid on items in real-time and as presented by a professional auctioneer.  The Live Auction Chair works with past Live Auction donors to secure donations and creates new relationships with potential donors to secure new Live Auction donations.


Solicitation Team Members – These team members will reach out to businesses and request gift cards or other donations for the Stampede Auction.


Join our team and meet new parents, interact with Shelton's staff, learn more about one of Shelton's largest fundraisers, and share your ideas.  If you are interested in learning more about one of these positions, please click here.


Please note: these positions can also be shared with another person (e.g., 2 Big Board Co-Chairs, 2 Live Auction Co-Chairs, and 2 or more Solicitation Team Members.)



We want to ensure that our grandparents and special friends enjoy their visit on Grandparents' Day. Here's a great way to advertise your business and help us at the same time! 


If your business has any promotional/gift items, such as pens, pads, key chains, coupons, etc., we want to include them in our special goodie bags!


There will be over 900 grandparents and special friends in attendance on Grandparents' Day and this is a wonderful opportunity to promote your business to a large and appreciative audience.


Remember Grandparents' Day is Friday, November 16!


Your support is greatly appreciated!  Promotional items can be brought to Shelton's Development Office through Monday, November 12.  Questions?  Call Theresa Bruno at 972-774-1772 x2230 or Carol Scalzo at 927-774-1772 x2256.






The sale will run from NOVEMBER 1 through NOVEMBER 30!

Visit the Corral ANY time in November to take advantage of the year's biggest sale!!











If you are unable to attend the Shelton Book Fair in person,

we invite you to visit our online Book Fair, click here

Our Online Book Fair is available NOW to October 26th.



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