SES Greenletter April 22, 2019



Community Meeting

Our next Community Meeting will be on Friday, April 26 at 8:20 AM.  The main presenter will be Micah Greene, Math Teacher Leader/Coach and the Parent Pop Quiz will be hosted by Jenny Harper's Fourth Graders.  All are welcome to join us!

Cultural Arts and Diversity Committee Update

Thursday - May 16th @8:45 a.m.

Performance by Jubal Harp featuring harpist Judi Byron. 

Judi is a harp performer, teacher, choir director, liturgical musician and multi-instrumentalist, playing piano, guitar and steel pans along with the harp, though not at the same time! 

Judi has a degree in education, is certified in both Therapeutic Harp and Vibroacoustic Harp Therapy and has played the harp for over 30 years. She leads workshops and lectures on the “Healing Harp."  Judi attended the University of Massachusetts where she received her degree in Education, and Berklee College of Music in Boston where she majored in jazz performance. Judi is a member of the Music Teachers National Association and Vermont Music Teachers Association and teachers privately from her studio in Duxbury, Vermont.


Friday - May 17th @ 10:00 a.m. 

Spruce Peak Chamber Music Society world-renowned musicians  Rachel Lee Priday (violin), Colin Brookes (viola), Yannick Rafalimanana (piano), and Jia Kim (cello) will play music and share information on chamber music- what it is, why they play it, and the instruments played. This visit is sponsored by the Spruce Peak Arts Community & Education Fund.  A public performance is being held on Saturday, May 18 at 7 pm. Children welcome!


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The Spring Concert will be on Thursday, May 2nd at 1:45 and 6:30 in the SES gym. Students in band and chorus will be performing. Band rehearsals will be on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday this week (4/29, 5/1 and 5/2). Chorus rehearsals will be on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday (4/29, 4/30 and 5/2). Students in both band and chorus should bring their instruments and attend the band rehearsal on Monday, 4/29. Please contact Mrs. LaClair with any questions regarding the concert. 


Helen Day Art Center’s Student Art Show

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Opening reception: Wednesday, May 1st, 3:00-6:00 pm

Helen Day Art Center’s Student Art Show features the extraordinary artistic talents of students in the greater Stowe area. The show opens Wednesday, May 1st and runs through Saturday, June 1st. Stowe Elementary School, Middle School, High School, and Mountain River School students exhibit their artwork along with students from this year’s guest school, Middlesex’s Rumney Memorial School.

This event marks our 38th year of exhibiting local students’ work in the galleries. All are welcome. Complimentary ice cream will be served thanks to Ben and Jerry’s. In addition to enjoying the exhibit and refreshments, reception guests can also participate in an art activity. The community is invited to support area youth and discover the talents of these masters in the making.

If you are interested in helping hang artwork for the show the week of April 22nd, please contact Kayla Hoffman at [email protected]


5th Grade Musical

The 5th grade is looking for large pieces of cardboard for the 5th grade musical. Please drop them off in the upper wing. Thank you.


2019 Talent for a Cause!

The Stowe Elementary School Talent Show

Friday, April 26th, 2019

6:00 p.m.

Time for Talent!

 This year “Talent for a Cause” will benefit local charities, including “Never Give Up Ever,” which directly assists families with children undergoing cancer treatments at Fletcher Allen Hospital in Burlington.  Last year’s talent show raised nearly $1,000 for local charities! All grade levels are welcome and we encourage groups to join in.

Dress Rehearsal

Thursday, April 25th  at 3:00 in the gym


Participants will attend one preview session and the dress rehearsal.

Show Time:

Friday, April 26th, 6:00-8:00 p.m.


Message from the School Nurse

Tips on Recognizing Nits and Lice:

We have seen an increase in the number of lice cases in the past few weeks.  Follow these tips to recognize symptoms and to identify characteristics of nits and lice:

What to look for:

  • Adult lice are small (about the size of a sesame seed).
  • Eggs (nits) are usually found firmly attached to the base of the hair shaft.
  • Lice stay near the scalp, often behind the ears, near the neckline and back of the head.
  • Head lice hold tightly to the hair.  They move by crawling.  They cannot hop or fly (they do not have wings) but do move quickly, making it difficult to find in a child's hair.  
  • Signs of a head lice infestation include scalp itchiness and a tickling sensation in a person's hair.  Head lice are most active in the dark.

Do not treat your child for head lice or make changes to the environment unless you see nits (eggs) or head lice.

If your child is found to have head lice, it is important to treat your child before he/she returns to school.  Please begin treatment as soon as possible.


Teacher Appreciation Breakfast

The PTO's Teacher Appreciation Breakfast will be Thursday, May 16th.  Thank you in advance for your generous support, we could not do it without you!  All children are encouraged to participate by creating a card for their teacher and bringing it to school on May 16th.  5th graders will continue helping with the K classrooms & the student breakfast, so these teachers can also join the meal.  This year, we have arranged for a harpist to perform.  Judi Byron will play during the breakfast and then again for all the students later that morning in the gym.  Parents can get involved in many ways: providing flowers (a longtime tradition; if you need a vase we have extras in the PTO closet), providing food items (due May 15th and kindly have your dishes serving ready), transforming the cafeteria (3 PM May 15th), making breakfast (6-7:30 AM, May 16th), serving/hosting the breakfast, watching kids at recess, helping with the student breakfast, manning the front office/nurse station,  being in the K classroom (7:30-8:10 AM, May 16th), or cleaning up.  *All food items, flowers, linens, and other donations need to be at SES by 3 PM, May 15th.  It's always a special event - sign up early so we have plenty of time to get organized.  If you have questions, please call Christina DeRuzza ([email protected]; 253-1542).


The Mad River/Stowe Rugby Club will be hosting an open house for the local community on Wednesday May 1st at 6pm at Rimrock's Tavern in Stowe. Several local members of the rugby club will be on hand to answer questions and gather information on the community's interest in youth rugby and on how we should best introduce rugby to the kids of our area. Kids ages 7 to 17 and their parents who are interested in rugby are invited to join us for a brief presentation and informal discussion. Snacks and sodas are compliments of your local rugby club. 

[email protected] for more info  

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: for more information and/or see flyer below.

Stowe Youth Lacrosse

Stowe Youth Lacrosse Spring Fiddlesticks Registration (Kindergarten through 2nd grade) is open through April 30. Please visit for more information and to register or email [email protected] for questions.

Stowe Youth Lacrosse, a non-profit and 100% volunteer program, is seeking to fill the following positions immediately for the 2019 spring season:

U11 (3rd/4th grade) Girls Co-Coach: 

Weekday afternoon practices 2x/week April thru 2nd week June (with the exception of the week of 4/15) 

Sunday games 5/5-6/9 (with the exception of Memorial Day Weekend)

U15 (7th/8th grade) Girls Assistant Coach:

Weekday afternoon practices 3x/week April thru 2nd week June (with the exception of the week of 4/15) 

Sunday games 5/5-6/9 (with the exception of Memorial Day Weekend)

Please email [email protected] for more information.

Important Dates

Talent Show: April 26, 6:00 - 7:30

HDAC Student Art Show Opening Reception, May 1, 3:00 - 6:00

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

Green Up Day: May 3

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 14, noon dismissal


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


Market Garden School

Nurturing Healthy Sexual Development

Welcome Spring Nature Playground

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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