SES School Hours: 8:10 a.m. – 2:53 p.m.
SES Phone Number: (802) 253-4154
SES School Nurse: Catherine Reilly (802) 253-4154 x 3010
LSUU Return to School Handbook | Continuity of Learning and Social Emotional Well-Being |Link

Monday, September 27, 2021

Dear SES Families ~

The faculty is looking forward to engaging with you on October 11th (no school for students on that day), for parent/teacher conferences, so please be on the lookout for requests from teachers to schedule an appointment. We are encouraging in-person conferences with teachers, and it is vitally important that you make these conferences a priority. We are striving for 100% attendance; however, flex scheduling will allow for some evening appointments or virtual meetings. Students will be invited later on in the year when we offer student-led conferences. Fall conferences allow for a time to share student hopes and dreams and learn from parents about their goals for their child. It also provides an opportunity to learn about any concerns parents may have about educational gaps from Covid. All teachers will send home the documents that are typically shared during Open House.

Thank you to those who have accessed their PowerSchool Parent Portal accounts and updated student information and contacts, as well as health, free and reduced lunch, and school permissions  through software known as Ecollect. Instructions for accessing and navigating Ecollect can be found here: PowerSchool Ecollect Parent Guide.

Parents must verify student data every school year.  If you have not already done so, we ask that you complete this important process as soon as possible.

As we engage in outdoor activities and learning experiences, and with colder weather and variable forecasts on the horizon, please make sure your children are adequately prepared for all kinds of conditions. Proper attire, such as rain gear, masks (and it’s always helpful to have a couple of extra ones on hand in case they get wet), winter coats, ski pants, boots, gloves or mittens, hats are all necessary to protect the children and contribute to their physical/emotional well-being.  If you have any difficulties providing these items for your child, please let me know and I will make every effort to secure them, with the help of our outstanding PTO and the generosity of our caring community.

In keeping with outdoor educational activities, students in the fifth grade have been learning about watersheds and river ecology through weekly river investigations and science labs. These investigations offer an authentic learning opportunity where students learn what it means to be a scientist, collect data and make decisions about how to protect our environment.

We currently have two paraprofessional positions available at SES. If you or someone you know would be interested in exploring this opportunity further, please contact Nina Slade ( or 802-253-4154). Ideal candidates will provide support for individual and small groups of students, focusing on personal development, behavioral support, and social-emotional skills. Additionally, we are urgently seeking individuals to fill in as guest teachers (aka substitute teachers). Please contact Dot or Sue as they will gladly assist you!

As you know, this year we are hosting our Community Meetings every Friday in the gymnasium at 8:30 a.m. Students will be presenting and we are live streaming the meeting in classrooms. Due to technical glitches this week, we were unable to record the meeting, but a link to the 10/1/21 Community Meeting will be provided in the next Greenletter.

SES / 6 Day Rotating Schedule ~ What does this mean? This year we will have a 6 day Unified Arts rotating schedule. It will be important to know what day it is on the schedule so that your child/ren will have the important materials and supplies needed for their Unified Arts classes. We are implementing this schedule so that we have no more lost days and classes. Classroom teachers will be messaging about what this will look like on a daily basis.  The schedule for the upcoming two weeks is as follows:

Day 1Day 2Day 3Day 4Day 5Day 6
     M 9/27
T 9/28W 9/29TH 9/30F 10/1M 10/4T 10/5

Thank you for your continuing partnership and support. As always, if I can assist you in any way, please do not hesitate to contact me directly or set up an appointment with Dot or Sue. 

Nina Slade, SES Principal

Students in the 4th grade are learning about the Lamoille County as part of their Stowe Studies Unit.

Are you smarter than a fourth grader?

PTO News and Announcements

Please update the SES Family Directory!
As in years past, the PTO manages a SES Family Directory to help us all stay connected! The SES Family Directory is hosted on the PTO website.   The SES Family Directory is password protected – only SES Families and SES Faculty are granted access!  There is also an App you can download to your phone (search Membership Toolkit in the App Store) – so your child’s entire class list will be at your fingertips, even on the go! Search by teacher, grade level or name – it’s so easy to use!

Please sign-up or log-in to verify your information TODAY!  We need to verify our info yearly or your account will go inactive and your child will not be included in the directory!  It will take you less than 5 minutes!!! Verify your info now! (please!!!)

Donations for our School Nurse!
Our new school nurse, Catherine Reilly, is looking to have some blankets donated for the nurse’s office to help our kiddos get comfortable when they aren’t feeling their best.  If you have any extras you no longer need, please send them into the office! We are also looking for an electric tea kettle for the nurse’s office!

Community News
Working Communities Challenge, Lamoille

Sharing priority
Lifeline is a program that reduces the cost of phone or internet service for eligible people. The Emergency Broadband Benefit Program provides eligible households a discount of up to $50 per month toward broadband service and a one-time discount to purchase a laptop, desktop computer, or tablet. Learn more here.

October 5: Photo Day, 8:15
October 11: No school – Indigenous Peoples’ Day
October 20: Make-Up Photo Day
October 26: Grade 5 to Spruce Peak, 11:30
October 29: Noon dismissal
November 11: No school – Veterans Day
November 20: Wreath and garland pickup – further details from PTO
November 24 – 26: Thanksgiving Break
December 3: Noon dismissal
December 4: Citrus pickup – further details from PTO
December 24 – 31: December Break

LSUU 2021-2022 Return to School Handbook
LSUU 2021-2022 Calendar
Box Tops for Education
Aug/Sept 2021 Lunch Menu
Viewing Attachment Theory Through a Conscious Lens
Stowe Bus Routes
Learn to Skate
The Current 2021 Fall/Winter Classes

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