SES Greenletter October 7, 2019



Check out the enormous pumpkin in the lobby... students are guessing its weight!

Community Meeting

The next Community Meeting will be on Friday, October 11, 8:20 AM.  Our Main Presenters will be Mrs. Pamela Raymond's 2nd Graders while Mr. Sean Semler's 4th Graders will be hosting the Parent Pop Quiz. Please join us!

You're Invited to a Community Forum on Monday, October 14 at 6:00PM at Peoples Academy

Share your hopes and dreams for the newly merged LSUU, meet your neighbors and enjoy a student performance.  Dinner will be provided by the fabulous Food Service team.  Click here for information:

Safety Precautions for Morning Drop-Off

When dropping your children off at the front of the school in the morning, please ensure that they exit your vehicle on the right-hand side, with  all of their possessions (backpack, lunch box, clothing appropriate for weather conditions) in hand.  At no time should you park your vehicle in front of the school and get out to gather items for your child or allow them to exit on the left-hand side.  If they require your assistance, please pull into a parking spot and help them with their needs.  This will allow for an orderly and timely drop-off procedure and ensure the safety of all involved.


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Parent/Teacher/Student Conferences will be taking place on October 18th. These conferences are a time for your children's teachers to talk with you about their progress in school this year.  Our efforts with proficiency-based learning afford us opportunities to discuss progress with a perspective that is increasingly personalized and comprehensive.

Conferences will be held on Friday, October 18th, from 8:00 - 4:00 PM; however, teachers are always willing to accomodate scheduling at a different time if that will better meet your family's needs.  

You may schedule a conference by utilizing PTC Wizard, accessible here.  Please contact Dot or Sue if you require assistance.


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Dear SES Parents, 

I wanted to remind everyone about our wonderful recycling program through Crayola. Crayola ColorCycle is an amazing program devised to repurpose used markers rather than sending them to landfills! 

The ColorCycle program has repurposed more than 70 tons of expended markers in the United States and Canada since 2013. Plastic conversion technologies are used to make wax compounds for asphalt and roofing shingles as well as to generate electricity that can be used to heat homes, cook food, and power vehicles. 

Last year, I sent four 50 pound boxes of markers to Crayola to recycle. I hope we can do the same this year! Please help support our efforts by sending your kids in with any used markers you may have around the house- even non-Crayola brands! Highlighters and dry erase markers can also be included. Drop-off boxes will be located in the front of the school and the art room for your child to deposit the markers.

New this year, I will also be collecting used crayons to recycle in the art room. Feel free to send in any crayons that are well-loved or broken. 

With the help of our school community, we can continue to keep tons of plastic out of landfills each year.

Kayla Hoffman, Art teacher 

Tips from the School Nurse

“When is my child sick enough to stay home from school?”  The answer to this question, and many more, can be found here!



Please support our biggest fundraiser of the year... the 1st annual SES Wreath & Citrus Sale!

We are excited about the upcoming Wreath and Citrus Fundraiser!  This annual effort, previously headed by the 6th grade, has been transitioned to SES and will replace the many fundraisers the SES PTO has used in the past to cover the costs of the SES Arts & Science enrichment activities funded by the PTO yearly.  The SES PTO is also hopeful that this fundraiser will allow us to increase our contributions to grade specific enrichments that have previously been paid for by families.  Look  for a packet in your child's homework folder with some important information regarding this event. 

To make this fundraiser a succeessful event, we are asking all of the students to participate.  In this packet, you will find information on helping your child sell wreaths and boxes of citrus (oranges and grapefruits) to local businesses and members of our community.  This fundraiser has become legendary in our Stowe community and, with your support, can be even better this year!

It is important to note that while parental support is crucial to the success of this fundraiser, the actual selling is to be done by the students themselves!

So please look for the packet of information that is coming home, support your children in their fundraising efforts, consider volunteering (there are many opportunites available) and enjoy the excitement of contributing to a hugely successful campaign that will enrich your child's educational experience!


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Celebrate your child's birthday and be a part of the BIRTHDAY BOOK CLUB!  Make a donation in honor of your child's birthday and they will have the opportunity to pick out a new book for our SES library.  We will place a sticker of honor on the inside of the book/s your child has selected, memorializing their birthday. This is a great way to support our amazing SES library! Just fill out the attached form and send in/drop off at school and we will take care of the rest!  Please contact Jenny Walton ([email protected]) or Genevieve Thompson ([email protected]) if you have any questions.  Thank you for your support! Birthday Book Club Form



Stowe Ski, Snowboard, Skate & Winter Sport Swap
Date: November 2nd
Day: Saturday
Time: 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Location: Stowe Elementary School Gym

BUY - You will find everything you need to get out in the snow this season....skis, snowboards, boots, bindings, helmets, goggles, outerwear, and more!

SELL - If you are interested in selling your old gear you can sell it on consignment at the swap.  15% of the selling price will go toward the Stowe Parks and Recreation Financial Assistance Program. The remainder of the sale will be sent to you within 3 weeks after the swap. You may also choose just to donate your equipment - all donations are tax-deductible.

All gear must be dropped off on Friday, November 1st from 1pm to 6pm and may not be brought to the swap during sale hours. Equipment drop-off is at the Stowe Elementary School Gymnasium.

To Register- Visit<>
There is no fee to register for consignment.
There is a $25 fee to register as a vendor.

Stowe Arena Open House

Stowe Arena Open House
Date: Saturday, October 19th
Time: 3-5pm
Cost: FREE
Have you ever wondered what programs the Stowe Arena offers? Come to this free event to see all the fun programs at the Stowe Arena! Learn to Skate, Figure Skate, Learn to Play Hockey, Free Public Skate and more! For a more detailed schedule, please visit our website at<>.



 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]>.


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.

Chicks with Stix

Are you a girl aged 8 - 12 and do you want to learn to play hockey with some other girls or improve your skills?  Well then, you should sign up for the fun Lamoille County Girls Hockey Club called "Chicks with Stix."  More information here.

Important Dates

No School: October 9

Conferences (no school for students): October 18

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.


Step Up to Button Up

Stowe Arena Open House

Stowe Winter Sport Swap

Costume Skate

Halloween Party

Candy Drop

Birthday Book Club

October Lunch Menu

Chicks with Stix

Correction through Connection

Kids Night Out

Fatherhood Today

NCAL After-School Fun

Hometown Playgroups

HDAC Fall Classes

Stowe Free Library October Programs

Stowe Soccer

PickUp Patrol

Hannaford Helps Schools

Volunteer Packet

School Emergency Information Guide

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