SMS GREENLETTER - Monday, April 29, 2019

Student Art Show - oPENING rECEPTION

Stowe School District's Annual Student Art Show Opening Reception is this Wednesday, May 1 from 3:00pm to 6:00pm at the Helen Day Art Center.

SMS MUSICAL Performances

Opening Night for Stowe Middle School's Musical Performance of "Cinderlla" will be this week, on Thursday, May 2 from 7:00pm to 8:30pm. Performances will also take place on Friday, May 3 at 7:00pm and Saturday, May 4 at 2:00pm.

  • May 3: SMS Musical Performance, “Cinderella”, 7:00pm-8:30pm
  • May 4: SMS Musical Performance, “Cinderella”, 2:00pm-3:30pm

SMS EMPTY BOWLS EVENT

3RD ANNUAL PLP EXPO

Thank you for attending the 6th & 7th grade PLP Expo!

For 8th graders, the PLP Expo will be on May 7 from 6:00pm to 7:30pm.

The PLP Expo is a capstone event for Stowe Middle School students to share and present their learnings through a passion project. All students are expected to present or be available to participate in a display for a gallery walk.

YOUTH RUGBY OPEN HOUSE

The Mad River/Stowe Rugby Club will be hosting an open house for the local community on Wednesday, May 1 at 6:00pm at Rimrock's (394 Mountain Road) in Stowe. Several local members of the Rugby Club will be on hand to answer questions and gather information on the community's interest in Youth Rugby and on how we should best introduce rugby to the kids in our area. Kids ages 7 to 17 and their parents who are interested in rugby are invited to join us for a brief presentation and informal discussion. Snacks and sodas are compliments of your local Rugby Club. Please contact [email protected] for more information.

2019 YEARBOOKS

Yearbooks are now on sale! This year you can purchase them online for $15. Click here to make your purchase, or go to http://www.schoolannual.com, and click “Buy Student’s Yearbook” to search for Stowe Middle School. The order deadline is May 10th!

COLLEGE CAMPUS TOURS

Are you looking for opportunities to visit college campuses? On May 23rd, the School Counseling Department is hosting a field trip to meet with admissions representatives and to tour the University of Vermont and Champlain College. This is a great opportunity to experience visiting both a big and small school to see what style of campus might be the right fit for you.

Details: On May 23rd, students will depart from school at 8:15am and return to school at 2:00pm. This trip is open to students in grades 8-11 and there are a limited number of spaces available. 8th grade students should sign up with Ms. Nicole. High school students should sign up with Tarah.

** IMPORTANT: Students will need to bring a bag lunch due to the limited dining hall options at both schools. Unfortunately, we will not be able to leave the group to seek out lunch food if you forget to bring your own lunch.**

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to email Lauren Conti (SMS) at [email protected] or Patti Tomashot (SHS) at [email protected].

Permission slips are due back by May 17, 2019 to either the SMS or SHS office.

HELEN DAY ART CENTER

2019 Teen Summer Camps at the Helen Day Art Center: click here to learn more.

UPDATED CELL PHONE PROCEDURE

After discussions with students, parents, teachers, etc. we are to providing a revised cell phone procedure at Stowe Middle School. This procedure has been shared with students by their TA. It has also been sent to students via email.

STUDENT CELL PHONE USE: Students may use their cell phones before 7:55AM and after 2:30PM.

VISIBILITY: Cell phones must be stored in bags or lockers between 7:55AM and 2:30pm. Please avoid pockets, hoodies, etc.

  • Students may email facilities ([email protected]) if they would like to request a lock for their locker.

1st Offense: Phone turned in to the office. Students may pick up the phone at 2:30PM.

2nd Offense: Phone turned in to the office. Parent may pick up the phone in the office.

WHY: Teachers have reported an increase in cell phone distractions. Students have reported that they are  checking their phones for updates, etc. We would like to minimize the distractions and increase learning. Thank you!

Parents can reach students during school hours by emailing them, calling the office, or sending them a message to be checked after 2:30PM.

STOWE PUBLIC LIBRARY - CLOSED

The Stowe Public Library will be closed until further notice due to building damage. We will update families when the library re-opens. Thank you for your understanding.

UPCOMING EVENTS

May 1: Student Art Show Opening Reception, Helen Day Art Center, 3:00pm-6:00pm

May 2: 3rd Annual Empty Bowls Event, SMHS Gymnasium, 5:30pm-6:45pm

May 2: SMS Musical Performance, “Cinderella”, 7:00pm-8:30pm

May 3: SMS Musical Performance, “Cinderella”, 7:00pm-8:30pm

May 4: SMS Musical Performance, “Cinderella”, 2:00pm-3:30pm

May 7: 8th Grade PLP Expo, 6:00pm-7:30pm

May 9-10: 8th Grade World Language Trips

May 16: 5th Grade Parent Night, 6:00pm-7:00pm

May 24: SMHS Spring Concert, SPPAC, 7:00pm

May 27: Memorial Day, No School

May 30: SSD Memorial Parade

June 11: 6th Grade Field Trip - Jay Peak Indoor Water Park, 8:00am-2:30pm (updated date)

June 11: 7th Grade Field Trip - Spare Time Bowling, 8:00am-2:30pm

June 13: 8th Grade Graduation, 6:00pm-7:00pm

June 14: 8th Grade Field Trip - The Great Escape, 7:00am-7:00pm

LINKS

2018-2019 LSSU Calendar

2018-2019 SMS Event Calendar

SEF Newsletter

Schoology Parent View - Help, Feedback, Etc.

PowerSchool Ecollect Parent Guide

SMS Community Service Form

Volunteer Packet

SSD Media Release Form

Free and Reduced Lunch Application

ADL Guide: Empowering Young People in the Aftermath of Hate

10 Things You Can Do to Combat Hate

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