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

Please Note: While the school day officially begins at 8:10 AM, supervision starts at 7:30 AM. Please do not drop your child off prior to 7:30 on any day. We’ve noticed that children have been arriving considerably earlier than allowed, which is a safety concern for us all.

Monday, October 11, 2021

Dear SES Families ~

Thank you for your partnership. It was so wonderful to see so many of today during parent-teacher conferences. We look forward to inviting families back to our school as we highlight student learning throughout the year.

We have all been enjoying a spectacular stretch of lovely fall weather and are spending as much time in outdoor learning activities as possible. Tamara North’s 4th Graders (the North Fourth) hiked to the village cemetery for the traditional gravestone rubbing experience and it was everything they could have hoped for!

As we incorporate more outdoor activities into our daily routine, we have reinstituted the practice of outdoor recess prior to the start of the school day (with the exception of PreK and K, for the time being).  The playground, blacktop, and basketball court will be structured into fully supervised pods and students will adhere to the playground rules that have been reinforced in their classrooms.

A message for all of our Classroom/Field Trip Volunteers… Thank you for your willingness to assist in fun, rewarding activities and generosity in sharing your time with us.  All adults who volunteer with children in a school setting must be cleared through a criminal record check process on a yearly basis. For the volunteer forms and instructions, click here. Please note, it can take up to 10 days for your request to be processed.

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 (nina.slade@lsuu.org 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. Here’s the link to Friday’s gym highlights, including birthdays, jokes, and the popular “Guess who,” presented by Maddy Hulbert’s 5th Grade.

A great resource for weekly district news is provided by our Superintendent, Ryan Heraty, in The Lamoille Ledger. Please see this week’s edition for updates on COVID surveillance testing and the test to stay program, Proficiency Based Learning goal action steps, LSUU’s 5 star PreK licensing awards (top honors) for the district’s Early Education programs, and more!

Tips on cold/rainy weather apparel here.

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
   T 10/12W 10/13Th 10/14
F 10/15M 10/18T 10/19W 10/20TH 10/21F 10/22

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. 

Warmly,
Nina Slade

Art News from Miss Hoffman:
Yayoi Kusama- Love is Calling

Japanese Artist Yayoi Kusama’s exhibit is coming back to the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston. I had a chance to see this exhibit in 2019 and it was an amazing experience. Fourth graders recently looked at her art for inspiration for a collage project in art class. I wanted to share this opportunity in hopes that some may go experience this amazing exhibition sometime this fall or winter. More information about tickets and the exhibit can be found on the ICA’s website. https://www.icaboston.org/kusama-know-before-you-go

“Yayoi Kusama’s beloved LOVE IS CALLING reopens to the public on October 16 as part of the exhibition The Worlds We Make: Selections from the ICA Collection. This immersive, vividly colored Infinity Mirror Room surrounds visitors with tentacle-like inflatable sculptures covered with the artist’s signature polka dots. The dark, mirrored room creates an illusion of infinite space and includes a haunting sound recording of Kusama reciting a love poem in Japanese.” A special ticket is required for admission to LOVE IS CALLING; these tickets include regular museum admission as well.

PTO News and Announcements
Wreath & Citrus Sale
SES Families – Be on the lookout for our Wreath and Citrus Sale information in your child’s backpack!  This is our biggest fundraiser of the year and has been part of the Stowe community for many years.  We are hoping to make this year bigger than ever!  If you want to get a head start – check out all the details HERE!  If you have any questions please feel free to reach out – stoweelementaryschoolpto@gmail.com

Wrapping Paper and Gifts
The Wrapping paper and gifts sale will be ending October 15.  Get your orders in while you still can!!! https://registercw.com/Aw199Eku

Community News

Please note: Here’s the working Link for registration

Sharing Priority
Winter is coming, so pick up your “New to You” coat. The Morrisville Rotary Coat drive provides free clean, used coats and ski pants. Adult and youth items available:

Mountain Film on Tour
The Waitsfield Children’s Center (WCC) is proud to announce that Mountainfilm on Tour is returning to the Valley! This event brings a selection of culturally rich, adventure-packed and incredibly inspiring documentary films curated from the Mountainfilm festival held every Memorial Day weekend in Telluride, Colorado. The tour will visit Waitsfield at the Big Picture Theater & Cafe for one COVID-friendly drive-in showing on Saturday, October 16th with films that explore the themes connected to Mountainfilm’s mission: using the power of film, art and ideas to inspire audiences to create a better world.

Tickets are sold by the car for this drive-in event and are on sales now at www.waitsfieldchildrenscenter.org. Don’t wait! This event sells out every year. Parking is general admission and begins at 5PM. The show kicks off at 7 pm. Come early to enjoy the party. Food and drink will be available from Big Picture Cafe.

Spooktacular
Have a collection of costumes your kids have outgrown? Give those costumes a second life! Donate to the Spooktacular Stowe Community Costume Swap happening Oct 15 and 16th at the David Gale Recreation Center! We will be collecting clean costumes in good condition until October 14th. Please place the complete costume in a zip top bag labeled with size information. Drop off locations include the SES office, Stowe Free Library and the David Gale Recreation Center.

Don’t forget to join us at the David Gale Recreation Center on Friday, Oct 15 from 2:30-4pm and Saturday, October 16 between 11am-4pm to pick out a new costume for your child(ren)!

Greensboro Free Library: SCREENAGERS
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

IMPORTANT DATES:
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

LINKS:
LSUU 2021-2022 Return to School Handbook
LSUU 2021-2022 Calendar
Box Tops for Education
October 2021 Lunch Menu
Stowe Bus Routes
Learn to Skate
The Current 2021 Fall/Winter Classes

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