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

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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.

Dear SES Families ~

What a wonderful week this has been! I had the opportunity to visit several classrooms to observe our amazing faculty and support staff in action and students actively engaged in the learning process. This Is what I love most about my role at SES, as I can witness firsthand the creativity and expansiveness of our teachers and the excitement of the children as they master new skills. And what I find truly outstanding is the kindness, compassion and caring that resonates throughout the school… SES is a remarkable place!

Here’s an illustration of caring put into an action plan by two very persuasive students promoting a safer, more harmonious recess:

As Mike Rapoport reports, “Student leadership is alive and well at Stowe Elementary School. Two fifth grade students noticed that the four square court that they play on daily needed a little sprucing up. Specifically, the lines needed to be painted to better define the boundaries. Taking it upon themselves, they spent a week’s worth of silent reading time to co-write a persuasive letter to Mrs. Slade, our school principal. This week they delivered the letter, met with Mrs. Slade and now all students have a new four square court thanks to Mr. Bedell, our school custodian. Could this be the start of a student run school improvement team? Time will tell, but students are already enjoying the new court!”

Wouldn’t you agree that this is student advocacy, teacher empowerment and administrative responsiveness at its best?

We have a very exciting treat coming to SES this week, thanks to our tireless PTO in their fundraising efforts and programs, and your constant generosity and support. On the morning of October 27, we’ll enjoy 2 science assemblies intriguingly entitled “Extreme Science 2.0.” The science principles covered during this STEM performance include kinetic energy, heat energy, electrical conductivity, states of matter, air pressure and chemical reactions.

“David modifies the descriptions of each principle to be age appropriate. He has been performing these STEM assemblies for over 20 years, so he is very good at knowing how to relate the information in a way that creates optimum learning retention.”

We are delighted to offer this in-person learning experience, as there’s nothing quite like the energy and excitement of a live performance/educational opportunity. Please enjoy a short promo video: and be sure to ask your child about this special event.

Art projects and pumpkin decorating activities have been going strong as we prepare for an exciting Halloween weekend.  Thank you to Mrs. North’s 4th graders for our festive greeters! I’m happy to report that our Ghost Walk, the annual parade that, sadly, had to be canceled last year, is back! Costumed children and fun-loving adults will parade through a portion of the downtown area. We ask that you keep costume accessories to a minimum, as it can be challenging to walk while carrying props and masks are allowed whereas weapons are not. The route is a little different this year; please click here for the map. The parade starts on Friday at 10:00 AM. We welcome families to cheer for all participants and encourage spectators to stand on adjacent sidewalks. School will be dismissed at 12 noon after the children enjoy a grab ‘n go lunch.

It’s Friday Activity Program time and we are excited that we can again provide this opportunity to our students.  Many details need to be coordinated to make this program a success.  This year’s Friday Program Dates:January 7, 14, 21, 28, February 11, 18 and March 4, 11.

Friday Program FAQs

All students are required to participate in an activity, as it is part of the school day. Please let us know if you have any questions!  Stowe Mountain Resort Student Friday Program passes are only good for Fridays during Friday Program.

SES Student Friday Program Registration

If you are interested in volunteering for Friday Program at Stowe Mountain Resort, please follow this link to sign up:

Volunteer Sign-up for Stowe School Friday Program

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.

As many of you know, this year we are hosting our Community Meetings on Friday in the gymnasium at 8:30 a.m. We live stream the meeting in classrooms, when possible, and they are also recorded. The link to this week’s Community Meeting can be found here. And the link to a very special birthday video can be found 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
M 10/25T 10/26W 10/27TH 10/28F 10/29 M 11/1
T 11/2W 11/3TH 11/4F 11/5M 11/8T 11/9

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

PTO News and Announcements

  • The Wreath and Citrus sale is happening NOW! And we need your help!  This fundraiser generates the majority of our funds for the year!  And the best part – this fundraiser has been happening in Stowe for YEARS! Meaning that this is an easy sell – community members and businesses have been buying our wreaths, garland and boxes of citrus for so long, they are just WAITING to hear from you!  All Orders must be in by Monday, Nov 1st – Happy Selling and thank you for your support!
  • Selling to a business? Sign-up here: (Our apologies, the URL listed on your paper packets is not working!!!)  Using the sign-up genius prevents many students approaching the same businesses and feeling frustrated! 
  • Are you interested in getting involved at the school?  The PTO is looking for Board Members!  If you are interested in joining, please email us – so we can tell you more about what we do!

Community News
Candy Drop
Stowe Parks and Recreation is hosting their annual Candy Drop again this year! The Candy Drop is a candy donation program to help Village residents meet the demand of candy on Halloween. If you live in the Village, on Maple, Pleasant, or Sunset Streets, don’t forget to sign up to receive a portion of the candy contributions!

Residents can sign up online at or call the Stowe Recreation Office at (802)253-6138.

October 26: Grade 5 to Spruce Peak, 11:30
October 29: Noon dismissal-Ghost Walk at 10AM
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
October 2021 Lunch Menu
Stowe Bus Routes
Stowe Youth Lacrosse Fundraiser
Chicks with Stix
Lamoille Family Center Free Parenting Class
Learn to Skate
The Current 2021 Fall/Winter Classes
Halloween @ The Ice Center

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