February 5, 2019




HAMILTON! - it's one word but so much more!


You've read the reviews, you've heard the stories, you know the history and now you can see this amazing production in Dallas at the Music Hall in Fair Park on opening night!


If you are the lucky winner, you and your guest will be in center orchestra seats and will be able to enjoy the musical about which The Wall Street Journal wrote:

"Hamilton is the best and most important Broadway musical of the past decade".


Shelton School gratefully acknowledges the generosity of

Dr. and Mrs. Craig Williams and Dr. and Mrs. Todd Williams

Williams & Williams, Facial and Oral Surgery

in making this donation.


Opening night is April 2, 2019, click here to start bidding on - the one, the only - HAMILTON!




The Co-Chairs of Shelton's Annual Fund - Jennifer Dix and Holly Vitullo - are thrilled to announce that the 2018/2019 Annual Fund has achieved

90% of its monetary goal of $900,000!


"We are so grateful to the Shelton Family for its generous giving and support of the Annual Fund," said Jennifer.


"Our next challenge," added Holly, "is to ensure we have 100% participation by our Shelton families"


The Annual Fund has achieved a participation rate of approximately 50%, but the goal is 100%.


If you've not yet given to Annual Fund please do so now and help Shelton charge forward and change lives! To donate, please click here.



All School Calendar



January 28, 2019 to February 10, 2019

The Stampede Online Auction - The Stampede Online Auction supports the activities of the Shelton Parents' Association - remember - BID ONCE, BID TWICE AND THEN BID SOME MORE!  To join the bidding, please click here.


February 5, 2019 - Tuesday

COLLECTION BEGINS TODAY Box Tops for Education - The Spring Collection - 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. Beginning February 5, 2019, deposit your Box Tops in collection boxes at LS and UE entrances. Deadline for turning in Box Tops is February 22, 2019.  Questions: click here.

February 5, 2019 - Tuesday

TODAY Learning Differences Reframed - Shelton families are invited to attend a presentation at the Highland Park Middle School on February 5, 2019. The speaker is Jonathan Mooney, the author of Learning Differences Reframed - the Paradox of Dyslexia, ADHD and More. The event is jointly sponsored by the Park Cities Learning Differences Association, Decoding Dyslexia-Park Cities and the Highland Park Independent School District. The time is 7:00 pm and the address is 3555 Granada Drive, Highland Park 75205 (Middle School Auditorium.)


February 7, 2019 - Thursday

New Parents Meeting - This New Parents Meeting will focus on the topic of Math, Science and Social Sciences. The meeting will begin at 7:00 pm in the Dining Hall. The teaching staff at Shelton will conduct the meeting. While the meeting is mandatory for all parents who are new to Shelton, it is open to all Shelton parents. No childcare is provided. No RSVP is required.




February 13, 14 and 15 - Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

Early Dismissal, Parent/Teacher Conferences and No School -

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 early dismissal times will be as follows:

EC to 4th grade - regular dismissal time

5th grade - 11:30 AM

Middle School - Noon

Upper School - 12:33 PM


Thursday, February 14, 2019 - No school


Friday, February 15, 2019 - No school


February 13, 14 and 15 - Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

Wine Donations for the Stampede Wine Pull - The Co-Chairs of the Stampede Wine Pull are seeking donations of red, white and sparking wines (minimum bottle value = $30). These donated bottles will be used in the Wine Pull at the Stampede on March 30, 2019. The Wine Pull is always a popular item at the Stampede. Please bring your bottles of wine to the SPA office during the parent teacher conferences in February.


February 14 - 17, 2019 - Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday

The Spring Musical - Into the Woods

Shelton Theatre Arts present Stephen Sondheim's musical creation Into the Woods. The musical was the winner of three Tony Awards (Best Actress, Best Original Score and Best Original Play). The New York Times wrote: "It is funny, seductive, clever, challenging and so much more. Does "Happily Ever After" really exist?" Performances (in the Commons) will be presented:

Thursday - February 14 - 7:00 pm

Friday - February 15 - 7:00 pm

Saturday - February 16 - 7:00 pm

Sunday - February 17 - 2:00 pm

Tickets to a performance are $10/ adult and $5/ student. To purchase tickets, please click here.


February 15, 2019 - Friday

Pre-Theatre Dinner - Into the Woods

The Shelton Parents' Association in conjunction with Shelton Theatre Arts hosts a Pre-Theatre Dinner before the Friday evening production of Into the Woods. The dinner will be offered by Spice of Life catering and will begin at 5:00 pm. Enjoy a delicious dinner with your family and friends and, thereafter, journey into Sondheim's vision of Happily Ever After. To make a reservation for dinner ($10/ person), please click here.  Dinner reservations must be made by 11:55 pm on Tuesday, February 12, 2019. See advertisement for more details.


PLEASE NOTE: you must purchase tickets for Into the Woods separately. To purchase tickets to the Friday evening performance, please click here.


March 30, 2019

NEW INFORMATION The Stampede - At the Bomb Factory, 2713 Canton Street (Deep Ellum). The Stampede is the premier event for the Shelton Parents' Association and is one of the largest fundraisers in support of the work of the SPA. See ad below for more information regarding the online auction, the Wine Pull, Stampede Friday T-shirts, sponsorships, individual tickets, raffle tickets and donations.

Lower School Calendar



No events scheduled this week.




February 21, 2019 - Thursday

Grades 1/2 Moms' Night Out - For Moms in grades 1/2 a night out in Addison. Join your fellow Moms at NHS Bar & Grill, 5100 Beltline Road, Addison, beginning at 7:00 pm. Dutch treat. RSVP by February 18, 2019; to RSVP, please click here. Questions: click here.

Upper Elementary Calendar



No events scheduled this week.




February 13, 2019 - Wednesday

RSVP DEADLINE UE Mom's Coffee/Social - A Valentine's Coffee for Moms in grades 3, 4 and 5. From 8:45 am to 10:45 am at Celebrity Cafe, 10720 Preston Road, Dallas 75230. Dutch Treat. RSVP by February 8, 2019; to RSVP, please click here. Questions: click here.


February 28, 2019 - Thursday

5th grade Moms' Night Out - For 5th grade Moms, a night out at The Front Room @ Hotel Lumen, 6101 Hillcrest, Dallas. Time is 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm, Dutch Treat. RSVP by February 26, 2019; to RSVP, please click here. Questions: click here.


Middle School Calendar



February 8, 2019 - Friday

RSVP DEADLINE TODAY 6th grade Spring Social  - For all students in grade 6, plan for an afternoon at Dave & Buster's, 9450 North Central Expressway (Walnut Hill Lane @ Central Expressway), Dallas. Time is 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm. Food is available for purchase. Dave and Buster's requires that each student be with a parent or other responsible adult. Pay at door or purchase player cards online, click here. RSVP by February 5, 2019; to RSVP, please click here. Questions: click here. Siblings are invited as well.

Upper School Calendar



No events scheduled this week.





The Stampede will be here soon!


Attention Shelton Parents


To purchase raffle tickets, please click here (remember - the prize is a year's free tuition at Shelton).

To participate in Stampede underwriting and sponsorship opportunities, please click here.


Individual tickets for Stampede are NOW available for purchase, to purchase individual tickets, click here.


The Stampede Friday T-shirt is NOW available for purchase. Support the Stampede and give your student a Stampede Friday T-shirt. The T-shirt is approved uniform attire for every Friday through the end of the school year (other uniform rules continue to apply.)

To purchase a T-shirt, click here.

Act now - quantities are limited.


The Stampede Online Auction is open and ready for your bidding!

There are over 200 items for your review - Dining, Home & Garden, Health & Beauty and much more.

But wait, there's more. Find great school experiences for your favorite students.


To start bidding, click here.


The Wine Pull is one of the most popular features of the Stampede. We are accepting donations of white wine, red wine, sparkling wine (minimum value = $30) to be used during the Stampede Wine Pull. Please bring your bottles of wine to the SPA office during the February parent/teacher conferences (the conferences are scheduled for February 13, 14, and 15.) Thank you!


If you have questions, for the Co-Chairs of Stampede, please click here.


For the Stampede FAQs, please click here.



Shelton Theatre Arts presents the Spring Musical Into the Woods - Stephen Sondheim's popular Broadway creation which debuted in 1987 to rave reviews. The Washington Post wrote that Sondheim's lyrics were "brilliant .. and continue to remind us of the cautionary words: Be Careful What You Wish For". To purchase tickets to a production of Into the Woods, click here.


Why not enjoy a fabulous dinner before the production of Into the Woods on Friday, February 15, 2019? Dinner will be served from 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm and will be prepared by the outstanding professionals at Spice of Life Catering. Enjoy a lovely dinner among friends and family and - who knows - Cinderella may be in the "Woods". Seating is limited so don't delay. To make your dinner reservations ($10/ person) click here. Reservations must be made by 11:55 pm on Tuesday, February 12, 2019. REMEMBER: you must purchase your tickets to the Friday performance separate from your dinner reservation. To purchase tickets to the Friday performance, click here.

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