SMS GREENLETTER - Monday, February 11, 2019

Reminder: NAEP Testing - gRADE 8

On Tuesday, February 12 there will be NAEP Testing for the 8th grade. Please encourage your student to bring a book to read if they finish the testing early.

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.

8th Graders: Please submit your baby photo for the yearbook! Each year, 8th Graders have the opportunity to add their baby photo to the Middle School yearbook. If you would like your baby photo to be included, please upload it here: https://images.schoolannualonline.com/412423672. If you have a physical copy of the photo, you can bring it to Ms. Anthony!

Peoples Academy Spring Baseball Clinics

Please click here to download the 2019 Peoples Academy Baseball Clinic Registraion Form.

The PA baseball program is holding a baseball clinic for players ages 13-14 in the Spring. This is a great opportunity to sharpen skills before the baseball season begins.

  • March 16 from 11:30am – 1:00pm:
    • Pitchers/Catchers/Hitting
  • March 30 from 11:30am – 1:00pm:
    • Hitting and Defensive Drills

There is no cost to attend any of the clinics. All clinics will be held in the PA Gym with instruction provided by the PA varsity coach and his staff, along with members of the PA varsity baseball program.

For more information, please contact Keith Woodland: [email protected].

WELCOME TO THE 2019 SPRING SOCCER SEASON

REGISTRATION IS OPEN now through February 28th!

To meet Vermont Soccer Association’s spring league deadline, please ensure your child is registered no later than February 28th. We cannot guarantee we will be able to accept any late registrations. Stowe Soccer’s aim is to develop players’ skills and appreciation for the game of soccer all while having fun.

Click here to REGISTER NOW

This year the spring season will start with Turf Time at Stowe Arena on Fridays included in your spring registration! Dates will be announced soon!

Stowe Soccer’s aim is to develop players’ skills and appreciation for the game of soccer all while having fun.

The spring season is a competitive program playing in the Vermont Soccer Association league. We play against competitive teams and travel up to 90 minutes to games for at least one game a week. This program is geared towards players looking to challenge themselves against other experienced players. The Vermont Soccer League age groups are based on birth year as shown below:

  • U8 - 2011/2012
  • U10 – 2009/2010
  • U12 – 2007/2008

For more information, please see our website:

Please refer to our registration instructions on the website. If you have questions after reading through the website please email Julie Rapoport at [email protected].

For general questions about Stowe Soccer, please email: 

Looking forward to a fun season!

SYS Board

PERMISSON TO STAY AT THE MOUNTAIN

Permission to Stay at the Mountain Form: If your student is skiing or snowboarding during Friday Program this year, and would like to stay at the mountain after 2:45pm, please click here to print and complete the Permission to Stay at the Mountain Form. This form was also sent home with students on Monday, December 10.

  • This form must be returned to Ms. Nicole if your student would like to stay at the mountain after the first day of Friday Program. Students only need ONE signed form for the entire year.

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

February 12: NAEP Assessment, Grade 8

February 20: SMS Spelling Bee, 1:10pm-2:35pm

February 25 - March 4: Winter Break, No School

March 5: Town Meeting Day, No School

March 6: School Reopens

March 8: District 2 Music Festival (Middle Level)

March 10: Daylight Savings Time Begins

March 15: Trimester 2 Ends

March 20: Early Release, 11:45am

March 21: No School, Parent Teacher Conferences

March 22: No School/Professional Development

April 4: Early Release, 11:45am

April 15-19: Spring Break, No School

April 25: 6th & 7th Grade PLP Expo, 6:00pm-7:30pm

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

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

Please be aware that school sponsored events, town and recreation, and other non-profits may post to our news and announcements. Otherwise, a board in the front lobby is available.

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