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
Covid Questions, please call Jordan Myerson (802) 585-4087

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 all of us.

Dear SES Families ~

I wish you and your families a safe and healthy Thanksgiving and hope this little respite will allow you the opportunity to relax, to spend time with family and friends and to get outdoors and experience all of the exciting activities our beautiful community has to offer.

Many hands contributed in making the wreath and garland sale this past weekend such a hugely successful endeavor, as illustrated by our hard working elves!  It is with deep appreciation that I thank our volunteers and dedicated PTO members, who have gone above and beyond in their tireless efforts to advocate for our students, faculty and staff. By working together with our teachers, paraeducators, custodians, cafeteria personnel, technology support and YOU, our wonderful parents and community members, we are making a difference in the lives of our SES children.

Please consider attending the Stowe Selectboard Meeting tonight at 5:30. The agenda for the meeting can be found here. During the meeting tonight, the Stowe Recreation Department will be presenting a proposal to the board to address the future of Memorial Park and other recreational opportunities in our town. You can attend the meeting in person, or via Zoom. The link is at the top of the agenda. Additional information about this proposal can be found here .

As a gentle reminder, with the colder weather settling in, having the right clothing for outdoor learning, physical education and recess is so important. Children should come to school with jackets, snow pants, gloves or mittens, hats and boots and all items should be clearly labeled.  Also, please remember to send in extra masks, as they are getting wet and dirty at recess.

School will be closed November 24 – 26 for the Thanksgiving break. If you have travel plans that will result in your child being absent from school for a longer period of time, please be sure to let their teacher know.

As we prepare for the holiday season, we’re happy to report that the traditional Stowe Children’s Lantern Parade, sponsored by Stowe Vibrancy, Stowe Mercantile and Ferro Jewelers, will return this year. The parade starts at SES on Friday, December 3rd at 4:30. Please pick up your lanterns outside the front entrance of the school at 4:15 on December 3rd and return them to the same location afterwards. The parade, led by our favorite elf, Mr. Dacales, travels up to Main Street while making stops along the way to magically light up trees and storefronts. We are planning on singing a few carols in front of the Memorial Building just before the lighting of the big trees along Main Street at around 5:00 pm. Parents must accompany their children during the parade.

In additional holiday news, we are delighted to provide details about our Holiday Concert Day on Thursday, December 16th. Here’s the schedule:
Third Grade Concert 8:40-9:10
Fourth Grade Concert 9:40-10:10
Fifth Grade Concert 10:50-11:20
First Grade Concert 12:10-12:30
Kindergarten Concert 1-1:15
Second Grade Concert 1:40-2:10

Please note, parents and siblings are welcome to attend at their children’s designated times. Masks are required and you must sign in at the kiosk in the lobby entry. Due to Covid restrictions, we must limit the number of people in the gym, so invitations to extended family members will not be forthcoming this year.

Lamoille South is committed to the safety and health of our students and staff.  We want to inform you that free COVID-19 vaccines are currently available for everyone age 5 and older. You can find additional information, including how to schedule an appointment, on the Vermont Department of Health (VDH) website. In-school vaccination clinics will be held at SES as follows:
Stowe Elementary Dose 1 Date – 01/11/2022
Stowe Elementary Dose 2 Date – 02/01/2022
Information on how to register for these, as well as dates of other local in-school clinics, can be found on the VDH site.

Please remember that if your child has symptoms we ask you to keep them at home, and to contact your primary care doctor who will advise you on your next steps. You can also feel free to contact Jordan at (802) 585-4087.

Friday Program Dates: January 7, 14, 21, 28, February 11, 18 and March 4, 11.

As many of you know, this year we are hosting our Community Meetings on Friday in the gymnasium at 8:30 a.m. Parents of children who are presenting, telling jokes or doing a special activity are invited to the gym for an in-person presentation of Community Meeting. We live stream the meeting in classrooms. Click on this link for today’s very special video presentation by Sean Semler’s class.

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
 11/2211/2311/2911/3012/1
12/212/312/612/712/812/9

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. 

Warmly,
Nina Slade

If your elementary school child is interested in participating in Math Kangaroo, please email: sesmathclub@gmail.com

Community News
Welcome to Winter at the Stowe Arena – Sunday, December 5th 2-3:30pm
Public skating and concession fees apply. What better way to Welcome Winter than a quintessential Vermont winter activity- ice skating! Join us at the Stowe Arena for a special holiday skate with concessions, crafts, skating and more! Please visit Stowe Vibrancy’s webpage www.stowevibrancy.com to see all the fun events happening around Stowe during A Traditional Christmas in Stowe!

Skate with Santa – Sunday, December 19th 1-3pm
Public skating and concession fees apply. Santa is making the long trek from the North Pole to visit you at the Stowe Arena!  Join us for skating, hot cocoa, and candy canes!

January Skating Programs – Sundays January 2nd – February 6th
Gain more confidence on the ice and discover a new passion! The Stowe Arena is hosting ice skating programs for adults, youth and toddlers! Learn more at www.stowerec.org

February Break LEGO Robotics Camp – Mon-Fri February 21-25th 9am-4pm
Learn to program free roaming LEGO robots and make  science come to life and see science ideas  grow from design to action. Learn more at www.stowerec.org

Little Glove Project – Gordini is a Vermont-based brand, located in Essex Junction, with a 65-year history of making gloves and mittens fit for foul weather, frozen fingers, and the beloved snow day. Our mission is simple: keep hands warm and dry so you can stay outside longer. This purpose feels more important than ever in our local communities and neighborhood schools. In the spirit of the Giving Season, Gordini commits to a starting goal of providing handwear for 2000 little hands in need this winter.

With the help of the Vermont State School Nurse Association and the Vermont Principals’ Association, Gordini will distribute winter gear to elementary schools across the state. Every purchase made on Gordini.com through the end of the year will be matched by a direct donation to equip Vermont’s youngest students with the right outdoor gear to play, learn and explore more.

Local families can help contribute to their community schools by holiday shopping on Gordini.com. More information on the “Little Glove Project” is available at Gordini.com or by contacting brett_wagenheim@gordini.com. May bus stops, recess, outdoor classrooms, and field trips be a little warmer this winter!

Working Communities Challenge, Lamoille:
Sharing Priority: There are transportation options in our area:

Click for a printable flier with detailed information in Lamoille or other counties.

IMPORTANT DATES:
November 22: Drop off for Hunger’s Hard, Baking’s Easy and Deadline for Thanksgiving Food Drive
November 24 – 26: Thanksgiving Break
December 3: Noon dismissal
December 3: Citrus Unloading
December 4: Citrus Delivery
December 16: Concert Day
December 24 – 31: December Break

LINKS:
LSUU 2021-2022 Return to School Handbook
LSUU 2021-2022 Calendar
Box Tops for Education
November 2021 Lunch Menu
Stowe Bus Routes
Stowe Youth Lacrosse Fundraiser
Learn to Skate
The Current 2021 Fall/Winter Classes
Girls on the Run Volunteer Opportunities

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