Jeh Kulu Dance and Drum Theater invites you to join us in celebration through traditional West African music and dance. Founded in 1993, Jeh Kulu brings together people of all ages and backgrounds to honor the joyous traditions of West Africa. Our vision is to raise cultural awareness, create a sense of community, and, at the same time, have fun! Jeh Kulu is comprised of 20+ talented artists who share traditional rhythms and dances from the countries of Guinea, Senegal and Mali, West Africa.
Thanks to the generous support of our PTO and the planning of our Cultural Arts and Diversity Committee, we welcome Jeh Kulu Dance and Drum Theatre to SES on February 5, 6 & 7!
We will start the 3-day residency with a school-wide assembly on Tuesday, February 5th @ 8:20 a.m. in the gym. All families are invited to join us for this lively and upbeat performance. The artists will then be doing intensive workshops with each of our classes for the remainder of the residency.
Additionally, families are welcome to join us for lunch on Wednesday, February 6th, as Chef Perrin prepares and serves a West African meal!
Here is our West African Menu for Wednesday:
Featured ingredients prevalent in West Africa - Black-eyed peas, Rice, Tomato's, Limes, Coconut, Curry and Chili Peppers. Most of the ingredients are familiar to American palates but may be combined in new ways. Come join us!
Nigerian Meat Pie- Ground Beef seasoned with Curry and Thyme and wrapped in a buttery crust.
Salude Nebbe- Black-eyed Peas with Tomatoes, Cucumbers, and Red Peppers in a Lime Dressing.
Jollof Rice- Classic Tomato based Rice dish. Often topped with Meat or Fish and spiced with African Chilis.
Lime Cake- A moist and tender cake with a bit of zest! Traditionally served with crushed peanuts, ours will be topped with coconut.
No reservations required! Just note your child's lunchtime and come enjoy the celebration! Kids - $3.50 Adults - $4.75
K................ 11:15 - 11:45
1 - 2............ 12:05 - 12:30
4 - 5............ 12:30 - 12:55
3.................. 12:55 - 1:15
Our next Community Meeting will be on Friday, February 8th, 8:20 AM. The main presenters will be Pamela Raymond's 2nd-grade class. The Parent Pop Quiz will be hosted by Tamara North's Fourth Graders. All are welcome to join us!
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.
In addition to our Jeh Kulu Dance and Drumming Residency this week, we are exited to bring back another popular learning opportunity! Señora Constancia Gomez will once again visit our school to do a week-long Zumba/Latin Dance residency during the week of April 8 - 12. Here's one of the photos from 2018:
Students have a blast dancing with Señora Gomez! More details, resources and schedules to follow.
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.
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.
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 birth year as shown below:
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!
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.
PLEASE JOIN US
FOR A SYL COACHES/VOLUNTEERS INFORMATION NIGHT
THE TOWN & COUNTRY
THUR, FEB 7
RSVP: [email protected] or just stop in!
During this event, SYL Board Members & Coaches will be available to answer your questions about: coach & volunteer time commitments, expectations, typical practices/games schedules, US Lacrosse Membership, coaches training & reimbursements.
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!
Coaching/Volunteer Commitment Highlights:
We look forward to seeing you on Thur, Feb 7th at 6p at the Town & Country!
The Stowe Youth Lacrosse Board
(EW Bitter, Ben Clarkin, Jenna Ware, Jossamber Shapiro, Liz Romano)
Jeh Kulu Dance/Drum Residency: February 5 - 7
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.