Dear Parents and Guardians,

The photo above made me laugh out loud when I received it from a staff member who was outside at recess.  It reminds me of how resilient our students are, their sense of humor, and how seriously they take their mask wearing!  Many of our students have started wearing their masks outside for recess, because it keeps their face warm.  But that means the mask is soaking wet when they come in.  Please pack an extra mask in your child’s backpack (along with snow pants, hat, gloves) so kids can fully participate in recess activities in the snow.

Reminder: We will have our Annual Title I Parent Night as a VIRTUAL meeting, this Thursday, 12/9, at 6:30. Here’s the  Link  to join the meeting. Through a quick Google Slide presentation, I will explain how we receive this federal Title I funding and how we’ve spent this grant money so far.  Parents are encouraged to share their opinions, ask questions, and take part in the decision making process in how we utilize these funds.

At that meeting we will also review the Title I School/Caregiver/Student Compact.  Before the meeting, I’d like to get some parent feedback on the elements of the compact that explain the co-responsibility in educating our community’s children. Please take the SURVEY here to offer feedback on the School/Caregiver/Student Compact. Thank you for your involvement.

Hope to “see” you virtually on Thursday night.

Keep scrolling for tons of community support information and events.

Kate Torrey, MES Principal

Everything you need to know about vaccines: Let’s Boost Lamoille! Adults over 18 are eligible for booster shots:

  • 2 months after getting the Johnson & Johnson vaccine
  • 6 months after the second Pfizer or Moderna dose

If you were vaccinated at a state site, make your booster appointment here.

If you were vaccinated at a pharmacy, you can get a booster one of a few ways:

  • Many pharmacies: including but not limited to Morrisville Kinney (Moderna, Pfizer, and pediatric Pfizer), CVS (Pfizer), Hannaford (Moderna). Appointments required and you must bring your vaccine card.
  • Call Vermont Department of Health 855-722-7878: M-F 8-4:30, weekends 10-3.
  • Make an appointment on the state site for a state clinic. If it won’t give you an option for a booster, make an appointment for a first dose, bring your vaccination card, and tell them at the appointment that you need a booster.

Central Vermont Home Health & Hospice (CVHHH) is doing in-home COVID booster shots for anyone who is interested. 802-223-1878, ask for Emily McKenna.

Little Arms: Everything you need to know about vaccinating children 5-11 and how to get an appointment is here.

Christmas in our Community – Blue Christmas: a special service of remembrance, healing, and hope.

Make Christmas Dinners Happen for Lamoille County Food Share Shoppers. Collection drop offs at: Jewish Community of Greater Stowe, Stowe Community Church, St. John’s in the Mountains, Blessed Sacrament.

  • Details:
  • Greater Stowe Interfaith Coalition

Child Care Financial Assistance: click here to print, complete, and mail a form to Lamoille Family Center or click here to fill out a form on-line.

Story Woods: behind the Lamoille Family Center (480 Cady’s Falls Road, Morrisville). 888-5229 or

Swimgroup for parents/caregivers and their children. Confidence in the pool is a lifelong gift.

  • Tuesdays, 9:30-11am
  • At NVU-Johnson
  • 16 and older need proof of vaccination
  • Masks required outside of pool. 
  • 802-888-5229
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