Parent conferences started in the afternoon of Wednesday, Oct. 19, for 5th-12th and will continue Thursday and Friday, Oct. 20-21, for all grades. As a reminder, if your child is in 5th–12th grade, he or she will take part in the conference with you. There is no school on Oct. 20-21.
THURSDAY IS THE LAST DAY OF BOOK FAIR!
Thank you to Shelton librarians Mary Drexler, Marissa Montgomery, Deanna Wallace and Kelli Yonker and parent volunteers!
Artwork by Shelton student Abby Dockweiler
SAVE THE DATES: GRANDPARENTS' DAY
- Grandparents' Day for Lower School and Upper Elementary will be Thursday, Nov. 17, at 9:30 a.m..
- Grandparents' Day for Middle School and Upper School will be Friday, Nov. 18, at 9:30 a.m.
Parents, please tell your parents about the dates. Valet parking will be available beginning at 8:30 a.m. Watch for more details soon. Invitations will be mailed this week, so please ensure addresses are correct in FACTS.
YOU'RE INVITED TO A SCREENING OF THE FILM CONFETTI
In honor of World Dyslexia Month in October, Shelton will screen Confetti, an award-winning movie about dyslexia on Monday, Oct. 24, at 6 p.m. in Shelton's Black Box Theatre.
Please use the Moody Fine Arts entrance by the baseball field. Snacks and water will be available.
Following the film, there will be a panel discussion featuring parents Megan Carpenter, Jon Gross, Nellie Sciutto and Eric McGehearty, Associate Head of School Amy Cushner and moderated by Executive Director Suzanne Stell.
Confetti is written, produced and directed by award-winning New York-based filmmaker Ann Hu, based on her own experiences. The film illustrates the journey of a 9-year-old girl named Meimei, who moves with her mother, Lan, from their small town in China to New York City. Meimei has struggled to be accepted in her school and community, in part because no one has successfully noticed that she suffers from dyslexia. Lan braves the move to New York, but finding the right school proves to be even more difficult than she could have anticipated.
The film, which is appropriate for children 14 and up, has screened at Yale University, Harvard University, Chicago Foundation for Education, Teachers College Columbia University, The National Center for Learning Disabilities and more. In addition, the film will screen for the British Dyslexia Association followed by an opening night premiere at BAFTA in London followed by a special Gala Dinner at the House of Lords.
BAGELS & BOOKS AND LUNCH WITH DADS OR SPECIAL FRIENDS
EC-2nd Grades had Bagels & Books with Dads or Special Friends and 3rd-4th grades had Lunch with Dads or Special Friends on Tuesday. Fifth-6th graders also joined in the fun on Monday and Friday. The Book Fair closes on Thursday at 2:00 p.m. Thanks for supporting the Book Fair!
UPPER ELEMENTARY: TOGETHERNESS DAY
Everything is better together in Upper Elementary. For the last two weeks, students took turns reading a quote about what togetherness means to them. The project culminated with a togetherness chain made by linking their favorite quotes. These weeks of thinking about what it means to be "together" ended Friday at Togetherness Day. The event included students enjoying team building games and singing the school song. Congratulations to Meredith Allison's advisory for winning the Togetherness Tug of War. They are the 2022 Champions!
BRAVO FOR TWELFTH NIGHT!
Congratulations to Director of Fine Arts Anné Hughes, the 63 students in the cast and crew, parent volunteers and the staff who made Twelfth Night a success! Special thanks to Beth Riggs, Linda Caldwell, Georgeanna Jinks, Clay Houston and Blair King.
Charger Cross Country and Volleyball celebrated with a Senior Salute ceremony.
Many of our freshmen and sophomores volunteered at Feed My Starving Kids, Love Pacs and United to Learn on Wednesday.
QUIZ BOWL TEAM COMPETES
Congratulations to the Quiz Bowl Team. It competed at a tournament at St. Mark's last weekend.
CONGRATULATIONS TO SILAS GRAHAM!
Third-grader Silas Graham is an avid fisherman and caught his personal best largemouth bass this weekend. It weighed a whopping 8 pounds and 13 ounces. He used a 7-inch swimbait, and he hasn't stopped smiling yet!
VOTE FOR KRYSTAL CUNNINGHAM FOR FAB OVER 40 CONTEST
Congratulations to Director of Athletic Training Krystal Cunningham for being selected for the New Beauty Magazine Fab Over 40 contest. Voting ends on Thursday, Oct. 20.
CONSIDER DONATING TO SHELTON'S ANNUAL FUND
This year's Shelton School Annual Fund "Investing Today, Shaping Tomorrow" is about the opportunities students gain from a Shelton education. Our students' experiences today shape their tomorrow. Your investment enables Shelton to offer innovative programs, top-notch educators and personalized instruction at an outstanding campus. Thank you for all that you do to make a difference for each and every Shelton student.
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