SES Greenletter April 1, 2019

 

STOWE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

Update Regarding SES Principal Search

Parents and community members have the opportunity to meet with the prospective candidate, Nina Slade, TONIGHT in the cafeteria from 5:00 PM - 5:45 PM.  Please join us as we welcome Nina and introduce her to our wonderful community.

New Dismissal Procedure

In an effort to make our dismissal routine safer and more efficient, we’ve planned a few changes that we hope will make everyone’s afternoon a little smoother. All of our bus riders and walkers will go to the gym with their classes to line up for the bus. Walkers will need to see a teacher and be checked off a list when they are leaving.  Teachers will walk the remainder of the children to the dining area to be picked up by parents. Please note:

WALKERS:

  • Walkers who are going to the village will leave from the gym after checking out.

  • Walkers who are going to the playground to be picked up later will stay in the gym and will go to the playground area after the buses leave.

PICK-UPS:

  • Adults will pick up children in the dining area at 2:45, entering and exiting through the main entrance to the building. You will be able to leave with your child as soon as the teacher checks your child’s name, hopefully enabling you to get to other activities sooner.

We hope this procedure will be helpful to you, as families. Please help us out by making arrangements with your child the night before, whenever possible, and notifying your child’s teacher and the office. This creates a smooth transition from school to home or other activities.

Community Meeting

Our next Community Meeting will be on Friday, April 5 at 8:20 AM.  The main presenter will be Wendy Monahan, our inspirational Guidance Counselor, and the Parent Pop Quiz will be hosted by Tamara North's Fourth Graders.   All are welcome to join us!

MiniREAL

All third-grade students are participating in the MiniREAL Program.  REAL stands for Rural Entrepreneurship through Action Learning.  Students learn about entrepreneurship through a simulation that includes all aspects of starting a small business.  They have applied for MiniREAL loans and are working towards repaying their startup costs, making rent payments, paying their employees and paying both personal and business taxes.  All transactions are in MiniREAL dollars.  $1.00 US = $10.00 MiniREAl.

Here is this year's remaining schedule:

  • Grade 5: Tuesday, April 2

  • Grade 1 with Unified Arts Teachers: Friday, April 5 (Yes, we know this is also Jump Rope for Heart, bring on all the fun)!

  • Kindergarten: Tuesday, April 9 (with 5th grade reading buddies

A Note from Wendy Monahan, School Counselor:

Where has the time gone?  In the hustle and bustle of our daily lives, it is possible to get so caught up in the day-to-day routines that we can easily forget one of our most vital roles as parents.  No, it is not chief taxi driver and chef, although I know my children would tell you that is exactly what it is! Our most important job as a parent is to model the behaviors we are hoping to see in our children.  This month I am sharing an article that helps us each to look at how we are role models when it comes to diversity. The article Help Kids by Role Modeling Respect for Diversity by Karen Stephens reminds us that a critical social skill that all children will need is to respond to diversity with “grace, respect, acceptance, and appreciation.”

SENATOR SANDERS' CHORAL CONCERT

Senator Sanders' Annual Vermont Student Choral Concert will take place on Saturday, April 6th, at South Burlington High School.  Approximately 40 of our students will be performing! The event is free and is expected to last from 6:00 - 7:45. Show your support and join the fun! Click here for more details.

MESSAGES FROM THE PTO

Thank You!!!

We wanted to thank everyone who attended last week's very successful Multicultural Dinner. We had a great turnout. 

Thanks to everyone who brought a food dish to the event - you helped us sample a wide variety of delicious food from all over the world! 

We especially wanted to thank the local restaurants and businesses which generously donated food to the event including: 

The Butchery

Over the Wall

Piecasso 

Shaw's Supermarket

Trapp Family Lodge

Tres Amigos

- Sanfo

 

Yearbook Photo Request

Dear Parent or Student,

Get your pictures in the yearbook! The Yearbook Staff invites students and parents to submit photos for the yearbook. If you've got great photos of school and community events or you and your friends just having fun, we'd like to see them. Our photographers can't be everywhere.  Help us get as many photos as possible to create a terrific book everyone will want to have.

Here is how you can submit photos online:
   • Go to: https://images.schoolannualonline.com/login
   • If it does not automatically log you into the site, enter username: 412683678
   • Browse to select the photo(s) you wish to upload.
   • Please enter GRADE LEVEL your photo represents as well as "THE EVENT" and please provide contact information in case the staff needs additional information.
   • Click "Upload Chosen Images".

It's that easy! Submit your photos today! The last day to submit photos is 04/20/2019.

Thank you, and enjoy the rest of the school year!

Sincerely,
Yearbook Adviser and the 2019 Yearbook Staff.

The Yearbook Staff will review all photos and determine final yearbook content. We cannot guarantee that all submissions can be used in the book.

Stowe Youth Cycling

Stowe Youth Cycling (SYC) - registration is now open for Spring 2019! After school and Sunday programs will start in mid-May. 

SYC is a skills based mountain bike progression program for athletes ages 6-18!

Visit: www.stoweyouthcycling.com for more information and/or see flyer below.

Stowe Youth Baseball

Stowe Youth Baseball has opened registration and is taking new and returning players for a fun, instructional and positively competitive experience. Come join the baseball community in Stowe. For more information or to register, check out www.stoweyouthbaseball.com. See you out there.

Stowe Youth Lacrosse

Registration for

Boys & Girls Fiddlesticks Will Be Open 

April 1 thru April 30, 2019

(Grades K-2)

The indoor season for U11, U13 ad U15 Boys & Girls will kick off at Stowe Arena (turf) on April 1.

The outdoor season for Kindergarten, 1st & 2nd graders will kick off the first week in May (as soon as the fields are ready!).

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We are a 100% Volunteer Run, Not for Profit Program.

We are currently seeking Girls Coaches, Boys & Girls Team Managers

and Supporting Volunteers & Board Members.

Interested in volunteering as a coach or team manager for our 2019 season?

Please email: [email protected]

Important Dates

Book Fair: April 1 - 5

Noon Dismissal: April 4

Jump Rope for Heart: April 5, 1:00 - 2:35

Zumba/Latin Dance Residency: April 8 - 12

5th Grade Chat with Senator Leahy: April 10, 12:30 - 1:00

Spelling Bee: April 10, 1:30 - 2:30 

Spring Break: April 15 - 19

Talent Show: April 26, 6:00 - 7:30

Spring Concert for Band and Chorus: May 2, 1:45 and 6:30

5th Grade Musical: May 23, 6:30 - 8:00

Memorial Day: May 27

Celebration Day: June 11, 12:00 - 2:30

 5th Grade Graduation: June 12, 6:00 - 7:30

Last Day of School for Students: June 17, noon dismissal

Please check the calendar on the school website for individual grade field trip information.

LINKS

April Menu

Talent Development Institute

Talent Development Institute Summer Camp

Vermont Humanities Read With Me Workshop

Helen Day Youth Summer Camps

Senator Sanders' Choral Concert

Rocking Horse Support Group

Young Hacks Academy

Rec Summer Programs

Kids Night Out

Words have Power

PA Baseball Clinics and Registration Form

HDAC Early Spring Youth Classes

Co-Parenting 101

Stowe Rec Dept. After School Instructor Employment Opportunity

Stowe Food Service Loves Local

Hannaford Helps Schools

Birthday Book Club

Volunteer Packet

SSD Media Release Form

Free and Reduced Lunch Application

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