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

Monday, May 9, 2022

Dear SES Families ~

I am so excited to share with you the fabulous photo Jesse Schloff captured with his drone during the Community Meeting in which we honored all of the special volunteers and sponsors who supported Friday Program this year and recognized Dot Hayden for her extraordinary efforts on behalf of the program for the past 24 years!

We also enjoyed a WHOLE SCHOOL Community Meeting on Friday for the first time in over two years! Everyone was thrilled to be together in the gym, and here’s a photo of our gathering:

Just to make your day truly joyful, please watch the video montage Wendy Monahan, our Guidance Counselor, put together celebrating our awesome faculty and staff

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1B2RTX_n-efzxzrYjbM2hdM0zzlJP__-_/view

We just had 5 days of very special activities in honor of Faculty and Staff Appreciation Week!

Our PTO went to extraordinary lengths to make sure every single educator and support person at SES was recognized and thanked. We are grateful for the lemonade, iced tea, lovely floral arrangements and elbow grease that went into assembling over 60 floral arrangements, and thank our Student Council for help with distribution.  Many thanks to Jeff Brynn and LSUU Central Office for the continental breakfast on Tuesday and to the Murphy Family and Idletyme for the spectacular luncheon on Thursday. We also enjoyed a festive social gathering on the outdoor patio at the Backyard, with additional thanks to the PTO. We received so many lovely cards from students and families, a plethora of very generously donated flowers and dozens of well wishes and our gratitude knows no bounds!

And here’s a message from the PTO: Thank you to all the parents who donated flowers and kids who made cards for our faculty and staff. It was an amazing display of our appreciation!  Student council members delivered all the beautiful arrangements with big smiles!

We will be celebrating School Nurse Day on Wednesday, May 11th this year.  We are grateful for the expertise of Catherine Reilly and Jordan Myerson, as they work diligently everyday to provide outstanding care for our SES community. These past few years have been particularly challenging from a healthcare standpoint, but they have risen to the occasion to provide timely guidance and instructions on how to navigate a constantly evolving challenge. We warmly acknowledge their service and are truly appreciative for all they do to keep students, faculty and staff healthy!

On Monday, May 30th, the SMS and SHS bands will gather at 11:00am in front of the Akeley Memorial Building on Main Street for a stationary performance as part of the American Legion’s observance of Memorial Day. You are all cordially invited to what promises to be a stirring, patriotic performance. Please note there’s no school on that day.

Be sure to visit the Student Art Show at The Current between now and May 28th. Kayla Hoffman has worked incredibly hard to showcase the talents of our SES artists and the show is bright, energetic and uplifting… it truly is a must see! Please note, face masks are required.

On Wednesday, May 18 at 9:00 AM, our school will conduct a lockdown drill and I have invited the Stowe Police and Fire Departments to join us. I will lead our students through the drill as we practice together for what we would do if we needed to lock our school. My message will be calm and reassuring, as I explain that there may be a time when we lock our school to keep us all safe, just like you lock your house at night to keep your family safe. I am expecting the total drill to last for 5 minutes. I will send you a message in next week’s Greenletter notifying you that we have completed the drill. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me by calling the school at (802) 253-4154.

Please note that the front office positions have been posted in SchoolSpring. If anyone in the community is interested in applying, priority will be given to those who do so by Friday, May 13th. Link here: https://www.schoolspring.com/job.cfm?jid=3866345.

Congratulations to two Stowe Elementary School 5th Graders, Alex Wheelwright and Drew Roncarati, winners of the Elementary School division for the State of Vermont in the annual Stock Market Game. There were more than 60 teams in the division this year. They also came in second place overall out of more than 200 teams throughout the state! Under the name “Kids Investor Group”, Alex and Drew were able to get more than a 9% return on their money in just under three months! The Stowe Elementary 5th grade has been competing in the Stock Market Game for more than 10 years now.

The 5th Grade Musical Production of Shrek is in full swing! The set construction crew is looking for donations of Acrylic paint (gallons) of certain colors. Any shades of: green, brown, gray, blue, red and yellow would be appreciated. All donations can be delivered to the front office or the upper wing. Thank you so much!

Ryan Heraty, LSUU Superintendent, sent out a Family Engagement Survey last week to help define family engagement goals for the 2022-2023 school year. Please take a moment to fill it out, as your input is extremely valuable. Here’s the LINK.             

In order to alleviate overcrowding on the buses (particularly Bus 3) we strongly urge you to consider carpooling or making arrangements with other families to transport students to after school activities.

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, personal development, behavioral support, and social-emotional skills. Additionally, we are seeking individuals to fill in as guest teachers (aka substitute teachers). Please contact Dot or Sue as they will gladly assist you!

As many of you know, this year we are hosting our Community Meetings on most Fridays in the gymnasium at 8:30 a.m. We are thrilled that the student body may now assemble in the gym, and parents and community members are invited to attend. Our next Community Meeting will take place on May 13th, with Chantal DuBrey’s 1st grade class presenting and Sean Semler’s 4th graders leading “Guess Who.”

SES / 6 Day Rotating Schedule ~ What does this mean? This year we 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 weeks is as follows:

Day 1Day 2Day 3Day 4Day 5Day 6
5/95/105/115/125/135/16

IMPORTANT DATES:
May 18: SES Lockdown Drill, 9:00-9:15
May 18: Talent for a Cause! Talent Show, 6:00 (this is a date change)
May 26: Shrek, the 5th Grade Musical, Town Hall, 6:30 PM
May 27: 5th Grade Egg Drop, 1:30
May 30: No School (Memorial Day)
May 31: 4th Grade to Shelburne Museum, 8:45 – 2:30
June 1: Grade 5 Trip to Fort Ticonderoga, 7:30 – 4:00
June 6: Kindergarten to Spruce Peak, 10:30 – 1:00
June 7: 3rd Grade to Stowe Bowl, 10:00 – 1:00 (rain date 6/8)
June 9: 5th Grade to Swimming Hole, 12:30 – 2:00
June 9: Last Day of Kindergarten
June 10 and 13: Kindergarten Interviews
June 13: 5th Grade Graduation
June 14: Last Day of School, Noon Dismissal

As always, if there is anything that we can do to support you and your family, don’t ever hesitate to reach out. We are happy to help.

All the best,
Nina Slade

Community News:

See link to May/June 2022 classes in the Links section at the end of the Greenletter.

Stowe Rec

Spruce Peak Arts

Working Communities Challenge, Lamoille:
Sharing Priority

Housing for Vibrant Communities: Explore the connections between housing, economic development, and opportunity, including the role of municipalities in advancing housing solutions and inter-town collaboration.

  • June 3
  • 8AM-1PM
  • At Jenna’s House in Johnson with a virtual option

For anyone who is interested in how towns and villages can create the conditions for housing development.

LINKS:
LSUU 2021-2022 Return to School Handbook
LSUU 2021-2022 Calendar
LSUU 2022-2023 Calendar
Box Tops for Education
May 2022 Lunch Menu
Stowe Bus Routes
The Current May/June Classes
Lost Nation Theater: Spring & Summer 2022 Camps & Intensives
NVU Hoops Camps
Talent Development Institute

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