SES Greenletter February 11, 2019

 

STOWE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

Jeh Kulu 

Message from the Cultural Arts and Diversity Committee

A big thank you to everyone that actively participated and interacted with our Jeh Kulu guests to create a very positive experience for all our students! They had wonderful things to say about all the classes and were very thrilled to see students engaged throughout the residency.

Thank you again to our PTO for their generous funding!

Community Meeting

Our next Community Meeting will be on Friday, February 15th, 8:20 AM.  The main presenters will be Beth Bradford's Kindergarten class.   The Parent Pop Quiz will be hosted by Sean Semler's Fourth Graders.   All are welcome to join us!

Friday Program Checklist

Very important information about Friday Program, including rules and regulations, snack arrangements, pick-up procedures, etc., may be accessed by clicking here.   On a cautionary note:  children need hand warmers, neck gators, face masks, extra layers... any attire that will keep them protected, comfortable and safe in challenging weather conditions.  Please make sure all clothing and equipment are clearly labeled with your child's name.

Cultural Arts and Diversity Committee Update

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We hope you had the chance to attend the schoolwide assembly last week to see the Jeh Kulu Dance and Drumming troupe perform! Soon, Señora Constancia Gomez will again visit our school to do a week-long Zumba/Latin Dance residency.  We are exited to bring back this popular learning opportunity during the week of April 8 - 12.  More details, resources, and schedules to follow.

 

A Note from Wendy Monahan, School Counselor

Step by step we are walking down the road with our children to explore this world together.  February brings us the opportunity to lend special attention to Black History Month. While I believe that we should be infusing knowledge about all cultures throughout the year, you may find more resources about Black History in February.  Learning alongside our children gives us the opportunity to expand our own understanding of other cultures and to recognize their influence. The article How to Teach Your Kids (& Yourself) About Black History Month by Amanda Williams offers a variety of suggestions for broadening our appreciation of our nation’s history.

Message from the School Nurse

The peak of the cold and flu season is upon us.  To prevent widespread flu in school, we recommend that your child stay home if experiencing flu or cold symptoms. To decide whether or not to send your child to school, please adhere to the following guidelines:

Consider keeping your child at home for an extra day of rest and observation if they have any of the following symptoms:

  • A mild sore throat (no fever, no known exposure to strep)

  • Complaining of a stomach ache that will not go away

  • Chills (unrelated to climate changes)

  • Malaise or feelings of fatigue, discomfort, weakness or muscle aches

  • Frequent and persistent congested (wet) or a croupy cough

Definitely keep your child at home for treatment and observation if they have any of these symptoms:

  • Fever (greater than or equal to 100 degrees Fahrenheit with an oral, tympanic[ear], or forehead scanning thermometer)

  • Vomiting (even once)

  • Diarrhea (even once)

To help prevent the flu and other colds, teach your children good hygiene habits:

  • Wash hands frequently

  • Do not touch eyes, nose or mouth

  • Cover mouth and nose when sneezing or coughing, use a paper tissue, throw it away and then wash hands

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.

Colds are the most contagious during the first 48 hours.  A child who has a fever should remain at home until "fever-free" without the use of ibuprofen, acetaminophen, or any fever reducer for a minimum of 1 full school day.  A child who has started antibiotics needs to be on the medication for 1 full school day before they are able to return to school.  Often when a child awakens with vague complaints (the way colds or flu begin), it is wise to observe your child at home for an hour or two before deciding whether or not to bring to school.  Your child should be physically able to participate in all school activities on return to school.  

Keeping a sick child at home will minimize the spread of infections and viruses in the classroom.

Thank you in advance for helping make this year at school as healthy as possible.

Mary Karen Crawford, School Nurse

Peoples Academy Spring Baseball Clinics

The PA baseball program is holding a baseball clinic for players ages 5-12 in the spring.  This is a great opportunity to sharpen skills before the baseball season begins.

March 16th from 8:00-9:30 am (ages 9-12): Pitchers/Catchers/Hitting

March 30th from 8:00-9:30 am (ages 9-12):

Hitting/Defensive Drills

March 31st from 8:00 – 9:30 am (ages 5-8):

Hitting/Defensive Drills

There is no cost to attend any of the clinics.  All clinics will be held in the PA Gym with instruction provided by the PA Varsity coach and his staff along with members of the PA varsity baseball program.

For more information contact Keith Woodland: [email protected].

Welcome to the 2019 Spring Soccer Season

REGISTRATION IS OPEN now through February 28th!

To meet Vermont Soccer Association’s spring league deadline, please ensure your child is registered no later than February 28th. We cannot guarantee we will be able to accept any late registrations.  Stowe Soccer’s aim is to develop players’ skills and appreciation for the game of soccer, all while having fun.

Click here to REGISTER NOW

This year the spring season will start with Turf Time at Stowe Arena on Fridays included in your spring registration! Dates will be announced soon!

The spring season is a competitive program playing in the Vermont Soccer Association league. We play against competitive teams and travel up to 90 minutes to games for at least one game a week. This program is geared towards players looking to challenge themselves against other experienced players. The Vermont Soccer League age groups are based on the birth year as shown below:

  • U8 - 2011/2012
  • U10 – 2009/2010
  • U12 – 2007/2008

For more information, please see our website:  https://sites.google.com/view/stowesoccerclub/home

Please refer to our registration instructions on the website.  If you have questions after reading through the website, please email Julie Rapoport at  [email protected].

For general questions about Stowe Soccer, email [email protected].

Looking forward to a fun season!

SYS Board

Stowe Youth Lacrosse

The 2019 Spring Season is upon us, and we look forward to a great season! Stowe Youth Lacrosse (SYL) is a 100% Volunteer Run, Not-for-Profit Program. The success & future of SYL depends on Volunteer Coaches, Team Managers, Board Members &  Supporting Volunteers.

WE ARE SEEKING TO FILL THE FOLLOWING 

OPEN POSITIONS FOR THE UPCOMING 2019 SEASON  

If we do not have coaches, we will not have teams!

  • Boys & Girls Coaches, including: 
    • Head & Assistant coaches for Girls U11, U13 and U15  (season April 1-mid June)
    • U11 Boys Assistant coach (season April 1-mid-June)
    • Fiddlesticks Coaches: Kindergarten Combined Boy/Girl (season May 1-mid June)
  • Team Managers: to serve as the communication & logistics liaison between families/parents & coaching staff.
  • Supporting Volunteers: to assist coaches & team managers with day-to-day, in-season logistics & on-field preparation, especially when we host games in Stowe.
  • New Board Members: to operate the program pre- and during-season; help evolve the program for success in 2019 and beyond.

Coaching/Volunteer Commitment Highlights:

  • U11s (3rd/4th grade) & U13s (5th/6th grade): practice 2x per week. Boys Games on Saturday, Girls Games On Sunday.
  • U15s (7th/8th grade): practice 3x per week. Boys Games on Saturday, Girls Games On Sunday.
  • Fiddlesticks Kindergarten & 1st/2nd Grade Boys & Girls: practice 2x per week. No weekend commitments.
  • Board Members: quarterly meetings, parent/family communication, coordinating coaching, field and turf planning, inventory, purchasing, registration, website management, etc.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Sincerely,

The Stowe Youth Lacrosse Board

(EW Bitter, Ben Clarkin, Jenna Ware, Jossamber Shapiro, Liz Romano)

 

Stowe Public Library and Helen Day Art Center 

are closed until further notice due to building damage.

 

Important Dates

Winter Break: February 25 - March 5

PTO Sponsored International Dinner: March 19

Noon Dismissal: March 20

Student-led Conferences:   March 21

No School for Students: March 22

Noon Dismissal: April 4

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

Zumba/Latin Dance Residency: April 8 - 12

Spring Break: April 15 - 19

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

5th Grade Musical: May 22, 6:30 - 8:00

Memorial Day: May 27

Last Day of School for Students: TBD

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

LINKS

PA Baseball Clinics and Registration Form

February Menu

HDAC Early Spring Youth Classes

February Break Art Camp

Co-Parenting 101

Stowe Rec Dept. After School Instructor Employment Opportunity

Youth Ice Fishing Derby

Kids Night Out

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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