SES Greenletter February 18, 2019

 

STOWE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

Community Meeting

Our next Community Meeting will be on Friday, February 22nd, 8:20 AM.  The main presenters will be Aimee Greene's 3rd Grade Class.   The Parent Pop Quiz will be hosted by Jenny Harper's Fourth Graders.   All are welcome to join us!

PTO Sponsred Multicultural Potluck

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The PTO is hosting a Multicultural Potluck on Tuesday, March 19 from 5:30-7:30 pm. We are encouraging families to bring a dish that represents their family’s culture. Favorites from previous Multicultural Potlucks have included samosas, sushi, rice and beans, spaghetti, lasagna, slow cooker meals and burritos.

Please bring serving utensils and list ingredients so the entire community can learn more about the food. Your dish should be enough for 10-12 people. Dessert, drinks and entertainment will be provided.

We would like everyone who is interested to be able to attend. If you are not able to bring a potluck dish to the event, you can make a donation to the SES Office to help the PTO with food and supplies for the event or bring a dish from one of the local restaurants.

We hope your family can join us for this fun, delicious community event!

If you are planning to bring a dish, please fill out the SignUpGenius form:

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090D4BABAB2DA4FE3-multicultural

Thanks!

Stowe Elementary PTO

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.

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Message from Laura Kalp, Lamoille County Coordinator for the Fresh Air Fund and SHS Spanish Teacher:

Looking for something special and different to do this summer? 

Do you want to have fun while also doing some good in the world?  

Since 1877, the Fresh Air Fund has unlocked the limitless potential of more than 1.8 million New York City children from low-income communities. Each year, thousands of children experience outdoor summer adventures through visits with volunteer host families along the East Coast and Southern Canada.  

If you and your family would be interested in opening your homes & hearts to a child from NYC this summer, please 1) visit http://www.freshair.org/host or 2) contact Laura Kalp at: [email protected] for further questions or inquiries.

TRIP Dance Company

The TRIP Dance Company will be presenting its annual fundraiser at the Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center on March 22nd at 7:00 pm & March 23rd at 3:00 pm.  TRIP is a non-profit competitive youth dance company associated with the Stowe/Mad River Dance Academy.  Don’t miss seeing local dancers perform their award-winning dances!   Tickets can be purchased in advance directly through the Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center at WWW.SPRUCEPEAKARTS.ORG or 802-760-4634.  If you can’t make it to the performance, please consider donating to TRIP Dance Company by emailing:  [email protected]

More About TRIP

Site:  http://www.stowedance.com/tripdance

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/tripdanceco

Instagram: @tripdanceco

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Girls on the Run is here! This program is open for girls in grades 3-5.  It creates a powerful community centered on confidence, self-empowerment and working towards the shared goal of running a 5k! Our program will run on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:00-4:30 here at SES.  Registration is open online on February 18th at www.gotrvt.org.

We hope to have your daughter join us this season!

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The Lost & Found table is set up in the entrance hallway. Please encourage your children to retrieve any of their missing items, as leftovers will be recycled at the end of the week.

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 the 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

STOWE YOUTH LACROSSE U11-U15 REGISTRATION

FOR THE 2019 SPRING SEASON

IS NOW OPEN!

Registration for 

U11, U13, U15 Boys & Girls will remain

open through March 22, 2019

(Grades 3-8)

Visit StoweLacrosse.com

Click the "Register Online" button in the left margin

to begin the registration process.

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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]

 

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 Multicultural Potluck: March 19, 5:30 - 7:30, more details to follow

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

Words have Power

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

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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