MES Community Meeting – it was so nice to be all together again for songs, school spirit, prizes, and celebrations. We will continue to have our Community Meetings every other Friday, outside as long as the weather permits.  Parents and community are welcome to join us. See your monthly calendar sent home in the Friday Folders for these and other school events.

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Crazy Hair Day – tomorrow, Tuesday, October 5. As part of our PBIS traditions, at our Community Meetings I announce each class that has filled their bead or pompom jar and had a class celebration.  When we get to 15 classes, it’s time for a school-wide celebration.  Crazy Hair day is one of our favorites!

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.  The technology permissions are especially important for your child’s access to their iPad in school and at home. Students will need their iPads should we have to go to remote learning if a class has to quarantine. We can’t send any tech devices home until parents have filled out the tech permissions.

LSUU School Board Meetings are happening in person again AND offering a virtual option as well. We have enjoyed seeing more parent and community participation with the virtual option. The meetings are primarily the first and third Tuesday of each month, begin at 5:30pm, and alternate between the MES Library and Stowe Elementary. You can find the agendas, minutes, and zoom links on the LSUU website.

Monday, October 11th – mark your calendars:

  • NO SCHOOL – Parent Conferences: call the school for an appointment, 888-3101, and bring your child for their Hopes & Dreams conference.
  • Scholastic Book Fair in the Library, cruise through after your child’s conference
  • 5:00pm – Family kickball game sponsored by MES and Morristown Park & Recreation Committee in the kickball field on the school playground.  Here’s a link to their FB page: https://www.facebook.com/274807425876151/posts/4510449862311865/?d=n

Enjoy our Vermont foliage this week!
Kate Torrey, MES Principal

Community Resources:
Greensboro Library, in partnership with Healthy Lamoille Valley and Lamoille County Mental Health Services, is hosting a virtual event with two week access to the movies Screenagers and Screenagers the Next Chapter, followed by a community discussion of Student Mental Health. Once attendees register a ticket, they will be emailed a link from Fireworks By EventCombo to access both movies starting October 1st, 2021 through October 15th, 2021 Link to the event landing page: https://Greensboro.eventcombo.com

Greensboro Free Library presents two films about parenting and coping in the “Screen Age.”  Register below for a free ticket to receive a code to stream the films at home anytime between 10/1-10/15/21.  And follow the link below to register for a virtual discussion (over Zoom) of the films led by a local teen mental health counselor.  Families are invited to watch the film and attend the discussion together.  Keep reading for more info about the films! Register here for a virtual Zoom Q&A session on Thursday, October 14th, 2021 at 7 PM EST.  Greensboro Free Library will email you the Zoom link the week of October 14th.  Note that you must register for the Q&A separate from registering to watch the movies with a ticket below.

Vaccinations:
Click here to see the latest from the state about COVID vaccine booster shots. We continue to watch the news around vaccinations of children closely and will send out an email when more information is available.

Morrisville Rotary Coat Drive. Donate clean winter coats and snow pants. Drop off this week at:

  • Morrisville Meals on Wheels (21 Munson Avenue, M-F, 7-4)
  • Marble Realty (14 Stafford Avenue, by appointment or chance Mon, Fri, Sat mornings)
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