SES Greenletter November 25, 2019




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Dear Stowe Elementary School Families,

During this Thanksgiving season, I would like to take a moment to express how grateful I am to be your new principal. I am thankful for students who cheerfully work hard to learn, parents who nurture and encourage them, and outstanding teachers who truly care about each child.  I am thankful for the PTO, our dedicated support team and our entire faculty and staff who do all they can to make Stowe Elementary School the absolute best Elementary School. 

Thank you for your help, support, understanding and friendship. There is no other place I would rather be.  On behalf of the Stowe Elementary School Faculty and Staff, I would like to wish you a very Happy Thanksgiving.

Nina Slade


Community Meeting 

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The next Community Meeting will be on Friday, December 6 at 8:20 AM, at which time we will enjoy a preview of the SHS musical Big Fish, the Musical.  Shows are Friday, December 6th at 7:00, Saturday, December 7th at 7:00 and a matinee on Sunday, December 8th at 2:00. You will be delighted by the talented cast and musical numbers, directed by our very own Music Teacher, Dana LaClair.  To add to the excitement, Mrs. Tamara North's 4th Graders will be hosting the Parent Pop Quiz. Please join us!

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Traditional Christmas in Stowe Children’s Lantern Parade starts at Stowe Elementary School, Friday December 6th at 4:30.  Please pick up your lanterns in the Music Room at 4:20 pm. The parade, led by Mr. Dacales, travels up to Main Street, making stops along the way to magically light up trees and storefronts. We are planning on singing a few songs in front of the Memorial Building just before the lighting of Main Street at around 5:00 pm. After the last stop, the Lantern Parade continues to the Gale Recreation Center to warm up and have cider, donuts and fun activities!  Parents must accompany the children during the parade.  Hope to see you all there! 

Required Winter Attire


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It's the time of year for all students to be dressed appropriately for the elements!  PLEASE make sure you send your children to school with warm jackets, hats, scarves, mittens or gloves, boots (and shoes to change into).  All clothing items should be labeled with your child's name!  


last call for friday program!

 Program details and registration forms here: Friday Program Registration.  

Please get your registration in IMMEDIATELY!

We Need Volunteers!

The mountain is about to open, so let's get our kids out there! We are looking for many volunteers for Friday Program to keep this program alive. There are opportunities to chaperone ski and snowboard groups, and help students with their gear in the classroom, to ensure that ALL of our students have a wonderful season. The Friday Program dates are: January 10, January 17, January 24, January 31, February 14, March 6, March 13, March 27. Any help you can offer is greatly appreciated by our students and community.

Volunteer Perks: If you do not have an Epic Pass, you will receive a voucher to Stowe for every two times you volunteer. And don't forget the joy of skiing or riding with a group of eager students!

If you are interested, please fill out this form:

If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact us!

Chelsea Stetson [email protected]
Mike Rapoport [email protected]
Anne Economou [email protected]

Please consider supporting this incredible program!

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Please update the dismissal plans for your child/ren in PickUp Patrol.  In too many cases, default plans reflect old activity schedules and now that we’re transitioning from one season to another, they’re often outdated.  Plan changes need to be input, also, as that's how we determine what children should be doing after school.  Thank you for your assistance!

Counseling Groups

Message from Wendy Monahan, SES Guidance Counselor:

I am sharing the Counseling Groups Permission Form with all of you. Please read below to see what they are all about. If you are interested in having your child participate in a group with me, please fill out the form. If you are not interested, you do not need to do anything with this form. 

You may request a paper version of this form if that is a format that works better for your family. Please call me or your child's teacher if you have any questions.


What are counseling groups?

Children benefit from developing skills in: self-awareness; self-management; social awareness; relationship skills; and responsible decision-making. These skills are important for success in school, at work and in life. Counseling groups offer children the opportunity to learn and practice social skills in a small structured setting.

How are they formed?

Groups are based on children’s needs. Once the groups are formed, lessons are structured around the needs of the group.

Why small counseling groups?

These groups provide an opportunity to learn and practice specific social skills in a non-threatening environment. Families interested in having their children work on specific social skills or receiving emotional and social support around life’s challenges are encouraged to fill out this form.

Who can join?

Counseling groups are intended for children who need to practice social skills or would benefit from social and emotional support. Parents play a valuable role in the process of identifying skills needed for their child(ren). If you feel your child has a particular area that needs support or strengthening, please sign them up for a group.

Only students with signed parental permission will participate in groups.

ONLY complete this form if you would like your child to participate in a group with the School Counselor.

Counseling Groups Permission Form 2019


Anticipated Citrus Delivery on December 5th.

We will confirm in the next Greenletter!




 Thank you to our fabulous PTO for making our first annual wreath fundraiser such a success. Our partnership with these exuberant and energetic volunteers is vital to the success of our school.  We are so lucky to benefit from their commitment and dedication.  They, in turn, are extremely appreciative of Stowe's supportive community and are thankful for all of your generous assistance!






Important Dates

Thanksgiving Break: November 27 - 29

Early Dismissal: December 6, 12:00 noon

Holiday Concerts: December 12, 1:45 and 6:30

Holiday Concerts (snow date): December 17, 1:45 and 6:30

Holiday Recess: December 23 - January 1

School Reopens: January 2

Friday Program Starts: January 10

Professional Development (no school for students): January 20

Professional Development (no school for students): February 7

Winter Recess: February 24 - March 2

Town Meeting Day (no school): March 3

School Reopens: March 4

Early Dismissal: March 19, 12 noon

Student Led Conferences: March 20

Professional Development (no school for students): March 23

Early Dismissal: April 3, 12 noon

Spring Recess: April 13 - 17

Kindergarten Orientation: April 24

Spring Concert for Band & Chorus: April 30

Federal Memorial Day (no school): May 25


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


The Worried Child: Lecture by Paul Foxman, Ph.D.

Parent + Me Paint Nights

Winter Survival w/the Fly Rod Shop

Yoga & Mindfulness for Kids

Learn to Skate

Read With Me

Helen Day Arts Center November Classes

Kids Night Out

Birthday Book Club

November Lunch Menu

Correction through Connection

Fatherhood Today

Hometown Playgroups

HDAC Fall Classes

Stowe Soccer

PickUp Patrol

Hannaford Helps Schools

Volunteer Packet

School Emergency Information Guide

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