The Stowe Elementary School concerts will take place on Thursday, December 13th. Students in grades K-2, band and chorus will perform in the afternoon concert at 1:45. The entire 5th grade will also sing with the band in this afternoon concert. Students in grades 3-5, band and chorus will perform in the evening concert at 6:30. For the evening concert, band students should arrive at 5:45 to warm up in the band room. Chorus students should arrive at 6:00 to warm up in the music room. All other students should go to their classrooms.
Our next Community Meeting will be on Friday, December 14th, 8:20 AM. The main presenters will be Mrs. Katie Smythe's 2nd grade class. The Parent Pop Quiz will be hosted by Mrs. Tamara North's 4th graders. All are welcome to join us!
From December 10th to the 19th, our school will be partnering with The Pulsera Project, a fair trade nonprofit organization that seeks to empower, inspire, and educate people in Central America and the U.S. This will be our fifth year participating!
The Pulsera Project provides sustainable, well-paying work opportunities for nearly 200 artisans in Nicaragua and Guatemala, most of whom make colorful hand-woven bracelets, or "pulseras" in Spanish. The project then creates a market for their artwork by partnering with schools across the U.S.
Pulseras will be sold by Grade 4 students for $5 before the start of school each day in the Spanish classroom. The proceeds will be invested in a wide range of social impact programs in Nicaragua & Guatemala, including:
* Sustained employment for nearly 200 artists
* Legal and medical aid for those impacted by the crisis in Nicaragua
* Secondary education programs
* University scholarships for artisans and their families
* Healthcare for artisans and their families
* A housing program for artisans and their families
* Environmental initiatives
* Support for other social enterprises doing impactful work in these countries
We hope this will be a highlight of the school year as students engage with the beauty of Latin American culture while lending support to these skilled artisans and their communities!
We're still looking for a basic electric guitar setup for the SES music program. If you have a guitar and/or amp that you would be interested in donating to the SES music program, please contact Andy Gagnon to discuss details: [email protected]
We have seen an increase in the number of lice cases in the past few weeks. For tips on recognizing nits and lice, please click here.
Chess is back... starting in January 2019 for four weeks. Registration is on a first-come-first-served basis for the first 10 students. Cost is $25 per child. One parent volunteer is needed for each session. Please see sign up forms below for more details.
4th and 5th grade classes will meet on Mondays (1/7, 1/14, 1/21, 1/28).
2nd and 3rd grade classes will meet on Thursdays (1/10, 1/17, 1/24 and 1/31)
Here are 2 sign up forms.
What: Make a donation in honor of a staff member and support our schools and students
When: December 10th – December 19th
Looking for a fun and festive way to say “Thank you” to that special staff member who has made a difference or for a holiday special gift of appreciation?
SEF will send a card designed with Ella Skye Art to staff members for ALL donations of any size made through this program. You may also personalize the card and send it yourself.
DONATIONS FOR THIS PROGRAM WILL HELP FUND THE FACULTY RESOURCE GRANTS
To participate: call SEF at 730-2255 or online at www.stoweeducationfund.org
Holiday Concerts: December 13, 1:45 and 6:30
December Break: December 24 - 31
School Resumes: January 2, 2019
No School for Students: January 21
No School for Students: February 1
Winter Break: February 25 - March 5
Noon Dismissal: March 20
No School for Students: March 21 and 22
Noon Dismissal: April 4
Spring Break: April 15 - 19
Memorial Day: May 27
No School for Students: June 13
Please check the calendar on the school website for individual grade field trip information.