SES Greenletter February 4, 2019

STOWE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

 

JEH KULU Dance and Drumming

A TRADITIONAL WEST AFRICAN PERFORMANCE
AND EDUCATIONAL ENSEMBLE BRINGING THE SPIRIT OF WEST AFRICAN MUSIC AND DANCE TO NEW ENGLAND SINCE 1993!

 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, wwelcome 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! 

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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

Community Meeting

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!

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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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. 

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.

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 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.

PLEASE JOIN US 

FOR A SYL COACHES/VOLUNTEERS INFORMATION NIGHT

THE TOWN & COUNTRY 

THUR, FEB 7

6-7p

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.

  • Cash Bar
  • Selected Apps (Courtesy of T&C)
  • Games for kids (feel free to bring your child, if lack of childcare would prohibit you from attending).

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 seeing you on Thur, Feb 7th at 6p at the Town & Country!

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

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.

LINKS

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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