SES Greenletter October 28, 2019

 

STOWE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

Community Meeting

The next Community Meeting will be on Friday, November 1, 8:20 AM.  Our Main Presenters will be Mrs. Ashley Perkins' 5th Graders while Ms. Jenny Harper's 4th Graders will be hosting the Parent Pop Quiz. Please join us!

Message from LSUU

We understand that not everybody could attend the Community Engagement Forum on October 14, but we still want to hear from you!  Please consider taking a minute to share your hopes and dreams for the future of our students and schools by taking this survey.  The board's goals for the year include a focus on quality, equity and school facilities.  Your feedback will guide the board's action steps in these priority goal areas. 

Friday Program

It’s Friday Activity Program time and we are excited that we can again provide this opportunity to our students. Program details and registration forms here: Friday Program RegistrationPlease get your registration in as soon as possible!

Halloween Preparations

As the excitement builds for Halloween, please be mindful of a few things.  Students should bring (not wear) their costumes to school.  The schedule is as follows: 1:30 change into costumes, 1:45 gather on the playground, 2:00 parade starts.  We parade along Park Street, to and along Main Street, then return via Park Street in time for dismissal.  Parents, guests and community members are welcome to line the parade route and cheer on the students. 

If we have weather that is not conducive to an outdoor parade, we'll have a mini-parade in the gym.  Each class will have assigned seating in the bleachers and will be called to parade by grade level.  Parents are welcome to sit in the bleachers by Mr. Barney's office to view the costumed children. Students will return to their classrooms at 2:35.

6th Annual Free Community Pancake Breakfast

Mark your calendars for the 6th Annual Free Community Breakfast to honor our Veterans on Monday, November 11th, at the Stowe Community Church.

This delicious pancake breakfast is free to the entire community!

Please join us  as we show gratitude to our local Veterans from 8:00 - 10:30 AM on 11/11 at the Stowe Community Church!

Image result for panda project   PANDA PROJECT

During last Friday’s Community Meeting, Sedona, Maggie, Julie and Faye shared their concern about pandas facing extinction as their habitats are destroyed. With the support of Student Council, they hope to raise funds to protect pandas and save their habitats.  Each classroom will have a container to collect money for panda charities. Please consider making a donation. The classroom that raises the most money will receive a set of panda pens as a thank you. The collection will continue until Thanksgiving Break.

 

MESSAGES FROM THE PTO

Dear SES Families, 

The PTO and school administration would like to say THANK YOU to all families who have participated in the SES Wreath and Citrus sale thus far!  We value and appreciate your support!  

As you will see on the flyer going out this week - it’s not too late to get out and sell!  In fact - we have extended our final order date to Monday, October 28... TODAY!

The fundraiser is going well - but we really hope that we can use these final days to knock it out of the park!  As we go around town, we are hearing that businesses and townspeople are waiting to hear from SES students, as this is a beloved annual fundraiser our town has grown to count on and enjoys supporting!  

Additionally, we have heard that there is some confusion about the nitty gritty of how the fundraiser works - and we are happy to offer some additional clarity!  This is our first year with the Wreath and Citrus sale, so we appreciate your feedback and patience as we work out the kinks.  

If you sell wreaths, garland and/or boxes of citrus your ONLY obligation is to ensure that order forms and payment is turned in and to coordinate delivery to whomever has purchased through your child.  THAT IS IT!  

We will be asking for some volunteers to help the PTO with unloading, organizing and decorating of wreaths/citrus on delivery and pick up days - however, we do not expect everyone to participate!  We understand that everyone’s availability is different. We all support our school and students in different ways - it takes a village!  

Finally, please keep in mind that all the money raised by this fundraiser goes directly back to SES students in the form of enrichment activities.  Last year PTO funds paid for events like Jeh Kulu Dance: Week long African drum/music in classrooms and performance, Radio Jarocho Musical Performance, Zumba: Week long performance and classroom work and the amazing Juggler performance.  Additionally, these dollars go toward yearbooks, the Stowe Winter Carnival Ice Sculpture, the teacher appreciation breakfast, retirement gifts and more!    

As always - if anyone has any questions or feedback please reach out to us!  [email protected] 

Sincerely, 

SES PTO Board

Maura Mancini

Kelley Ruane

Kelly Shaw

Mary-Karen Crawford

Jamie McLimans

Jen Cashman 

   Box Tops for Education

There is a Box Tops for Education collection bin near the Main Office.  If you've been clipping Box Tops, please bring them in and help generate funds to support our PTO's many projects and activities.

 

Community Activities

 

Parents, students, faculty, and friends! You are invited to a Public Open House for a presentation on the Bingham Falls Master Plan project being undertaken by the Vermont Department of Forests, Parks, and Recreation and the Stowe Land Trust.  Come hear about the planned improvements to this popular recreation area in Stowe and provide your feedback!  Thursday, November 7, 5:30 - 7:00 at the Akeley Memorial Building.

CANDY DROP

 October 1st - October 28th

Stowe Parks & Recreation has organized a Candy Drop to help stock the candy supply for the hundreds of little ghosts and goblins that will be trick or treating in the village this Halloween. Drop boxes will be located at Shaw's Grocery Store, Mac's Market, the Akeley Memorial Building, Stowe Free Library, Stowe Elementary School and the David Gale Recreation Center. If you are interested in receiving a portion of the candy, please contact Emily Boek, Program Director at [email protected][email protected]>.

 

HALLOWEEN PARTY

Thursday, October 31st

 4:30 - 6:00  PM

Stowe Elementary School Gym

FREE, Gaming Fees May Apply

Every Halloween goblins, princesses and superheroes can be found scaring up some fun at the annual Halloween Party! Kids of all ages make their way to the Stowe Elementary School gym to play games like Give Frank a Heart, Witches Brew, and many more! Fun prizes, food, music and a super spooky photo booth make it the perfect pre trick-or-treat tradition for Stowe families.

Important Dates

Halloween Ghost Walk: October 31, 2:00

Early Dismissal: November 1, 12:00 noon

Professional Development (no school for students): 

November 11

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

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

LINKS

Learn to Skate

Read With Me

Helen Day Arts Center November Classes

Kids Night Out

Halloween Party

Candy Drop

Birthday Book Club

November Lunch Menu

October 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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