SES Greenletter March 11, 2019

 

STOWE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

Dear Families,

There are several important events happening in our school this month that I’d like to share with you.

Please register for an appointment for conferences:   https://stowees.ptcwizard.com/parent/

  • KEYS:  We will be converting our building security from traditional keys to key cards for the exterior doors. This will provide significantly more security as well as ease for others who use the school after hours (Stowe Rec., sports teams, etc.).  The main entrance will continue to be the only access point for parents, and we will ask you to sign in and out and wear a Visitors Pass when you are in the school.

  • SECURITY DRILL:  We will continue building our skills and confidence with Security Drills this month.  We are following a gradual progression for integrating recommended strategies into our repertoire of techniques for following the ALICE protocol in response to an emergency. All school personnel have had training in ALICE strategies and we have ongoing support from the Stowe Police Department as we maintain a safe and healthy learning environment for children.  

  • STUDENT-LED CONFERENCES:  Families will have an opportunity to participate in Student-Led Conferences on March 21.*  Student-led conferences are an important part of helping children take ownership of their learning.  This level of personalization has a strong positive impact upon students, both in and out of school. If you’d like to learn more about proficiency-based learning and connections to personalization, please visit our website at this link:   The Road to Proficiency?

Thank you for your support, as we learn and grow together as a school community!

Yours in partnership,

Marty Sorrell-Lacasse, Principal

*As always, if this date does not work for your family, please contact your child’s teacher to make an appointment at an alternate time. Your child will attend the conference to share his/her learning.

Community Meeting

Our next Community Meeting will be on Friday, March 15, at 8:20 AM.  The main presenters will be our Literacy Specialists, Gretchen Casey and Katie Stanton, with the third annual all-school Read-In. Students will bring a book(s) to read for 10 minutes.  Be sure to bring one for yourself as well!  The Parent Pop Quiz will be hosted by Sean Semler's Fourth Graders.   We will be treated to a special performance by the TRIP Dance Company, who will preview their upcoming show at the Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center.  Please see details below.  All are welcome to join us!

Request for Winter Clothing Donations

Hi,  My name is Victoria Duff, and I have recently been working with the Vermont Refugee Center as an internship through Stowe High School. For my internship, I am working with a family who has only been in the United States for almost a month. I am collecting winter clothing for the family. They need winter jackets, mittens, hats, boots, sweaters, and pants. The ages range from 39 to 7 years old. The family has 2 high school boys who are 15 and 17 they also, have a 13-year-old daughter in middle school. The rest are in elementary school 11 and 7-year-old boys and lastly an 8-year-old girl. I am looking for youth, teen and adult clothing ranging from a size small to large. Please contact me at 802-279-9335 or email me at [email protected] for additional information and donations. Thanks, Victoria!

MiniREAL

  • Mark your calendars, because MiniREAL is right around the corner.  Here is this year's schedule:

    • Marketplace is open from 2:00-2:30

    • Grade 3 Trial Run-Tuesday, March 19

    • Grade 4-Tuesday, March 26

    • Grade 2-Thursday, March 28

    • Grade 5-Tuesday, April 2

    • Grade 1 with Unified Arts Teachers-Friday April 5 (Yes, we know this is also Jump Rope for Heart, bring on all the fun!)

    • Kindergarten-Tuesday April 9

MESSAGES FROM THE PTO

Yearbook Photo Request

Dear Parent or Student,

Get your pictures in the yearbook! The Yearbook Staff invites students and parents to submit photos for the yearbook. If you've got great photos of school and community events or you and your friends just having fun, we'd like to see them. Our photographers can't be everywhere.  Help us get as many photos as possible to create a terrific book everyone will want to have.

Here is how you can submit photos online:
   • Go to: https://images.schoolannualonline.com/login
   • If it does not automatically log you into the site, enter username: 412683678
   • Browse to select the photo(s) you wish to upload.
   • Please enter GRADE LEVEL your photo represents as well as "THE EVENT" and please provide contact information in case the staff needs additional information.
   • Click "Upload Chosen Images".

It's that easy! Submit your photos today! The last day to submit photos is 04/20/2019.

Thank you, and enjoy the rest of the school year!

Sincerely,
Yearbook Adviser and the 2019 Yearbook Staff.

The Yearbook Staff will review all photos and determine final yearbook content. We cannot guarantee that all submissions can be used in the book.

PTO Sponsored 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

One last thing... please check with your child for the flag they've been asked to color in, representing your family's heritage.  This could be a fun project and learning adventure for the whole family and the finished flags will provide decorations for the tables!

 

 

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Our PTO is creating a custom cookbook featuring favorite recipes from our school community. These cookbooks will be professionally published and are sure to be a treasured keepsake for us all. Money raised will be used for PTO/School events.

Please submit a few of your favorite recipes so you can be represented in our cookbook. Many recipes from all members will ensure that our cookbook is a success. We are using the Morris Press Cookbook’s web site to easily submit recipes online. If you do not have Internet access, our committee can enter them for you. Submit hard copies of your recipes to Mary Karen Crawford @ SES front office. 

Please submit your recipes online by    March 26th    so we can meet our deadline in time for Mother’s Day!

To Submit Recipes Online:

  • Go to www.typensave.com and click ‘Login.’
  • Enter the User Name:      sescook             
  • Enter the password: fresh275 and click ‘Submit.’
  • Enter your name and click ‘Continue.’
  • Click ‘Add Recipes’ to begin adding your recipes.

Recipe Writing Tips:

  • When adding recipes, review the “Tips” and use standard abbreviations.
  • Only enter 1 ingredient per ingredient line.
  • List ingredients in order of use in the ingredients list and directions.
  • Include container sizes, e.g., (16-oz.) pkg., (24-oz.) can.
  • Write directions in paragraph form, not in steps.
  • Use names of ingredients in the directions, e.g., “Combine flour and sugar.”  DO NOT use statements like, “Combine first three ingredients.”
  • Include temperatures and cooking, chilling, baking, and/or freezing times.
  • Additional comments about the recipe (history, nutritional data, suggested uses, etc.) are not allowed unless a “Recipe Note” field is visible. Enter extra recipe content in that field.

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].

An ensemble from TRIP will be performing at Community Meeting on Friday, March 15th!

More About TRIP

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

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

Instagram: @tripdanceco

Stowe Youth Baseball

Stowe Youth Baseball has opened registration and is taking new and returning players for a fun, instructional and positively competitive experience. Come join the baseball community in Stowe. For more information or to register, check out www.stoweyouthbaseball.com. See you out there.

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!).

***

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]

Important Dates

PTO Sponsored Multicultural Potluck: March 19, 5:30 - 7:30

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

5th Grade Chat with Senator Leahy: April 10, 12:30 - 1:00

Spelling Bee: April 10, 1:30 - 2:30 

Spring Break: April 15 - 19

Talent Show: April 26, 6:00 - 7:30

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

5th Grade Musical: May 23, 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

March Menu

HDAC Early Spring Youth Classes

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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