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

Dear SES Families ~

The fifth graders have been enjoying fun activities (Fort Ticonderoga, above) and the Egg Drop, below. Although the forecast was foreboding for the trip to New York, the weather cooperated, for the most part, and a great time and valuable learning experience were had by all!

The always exciting 5th grade egg drop did not disappoint! Students and spectators had a blast and we want to congratulate the two winning teams: Spencer Hughes, Remi Stewart and Arianny Garcia Brito, along with Bennett Eliason, Kane Hatch, and Brady Cashman.

Girls on the Run concluded their 8 week life skills and empowerment program with a non-competitive 5K at the Champlain Valley Expo on Saturday. This amazing program inspires 3rd – 8th grade girls to define their lives on their own terms through lessons that encourage positive emotional, social, and physical development. Our SES girls added their personal spin this year by writing notes of thanks to all of the faculty and staff members who have helped them throughout the year and painted individual stones with expressions of gratitude and love that were placed in the garden bower.

Community Meeting on Friday was special, inasmuch as Addison Kneale was awarded the 2021 – 2022 artwork prize and all of her peers were thrilled to congratulate her.

Reminder from Jennifer Faith, our wonderful Librarian: It’s that time of year!  All books should have been returned by June 1st.  We still have 260 books that need to be returned – please help them find their way back to the library.

Check under your bed, behind the couch, and on your bookshelf as books have a funny way of hiding and are rarely lost.   Please let Mrs. Faith know if your books are truly lost so you can make a plan to replace your books.

A shout-out to Ms. Johnson’s Kindergarten class for being the first class to return all of their books!  They will be receiving a treat from me!  Which class will be the next to return all of their books?

Today our students participated in Step Up Day! They had the opportunity to visit the classrooms they will be moving into in the next school year. They engaged in lively activities, got to know the teachers a little bit better and learned about the highlights of the upcoming year.

This week will be filled with lots of fun activities and field trips for individual classes (see the Important Dates calendar), but none more so than the “Stowe and Tell” event tomorrow (Tuesday, 6/7) at 1:00 PM, with a special visit from Stowe Public Safety and partners. Fire trucks will be by the rink, ambulances and rescue equipment will be on our playground blacktop and U.S. Customs and Border Protection Air & Marine Operations will land a helicopter in the field. Public Safety staff will be supporting each area and you are invited to meet some members of the team. Many thanks to Fred Whitcomb from the Stowe Police Department  and Alex Schmidt for facilitating this amazing event.

We are thrilled that the student body may now assemble in the gym for Community Meeting, and parents and community members are invited to attend. Our last traditional Community Meeting will take place at 8:30 AM on Friday, June 10th with Brian Barney presenting and Tamara North’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
 6/66/76/86/96/10
6/136/14    

IMPORTANT DATES:
June 6: Kindergarten to Spruce Peak, 10:30 – 1:00
June 6: Step-Up Day
June 7: 3rd Grade to Stowe Bowl, 10:00 – 1:00 (rain date 6/8)
June 7: 2nd Grade STEAM picnic at the stream by the baseball field, 10:15 – 12:45 (rain date 6/8)
June 7: Volunteer and Guest Teacher Appreciation, 3:15 – 4:00
June 7:”Stowe and Tell” Special visit from Stowe’s Safety Units, 1:00
June 9: Grade 1 Trip to Shelburne Farms, 9:00 – 2:15
June 9: 5th Grade river picnic and trip to Swimming Hole, 11:30 – 2:00
June 9: Last Day of Kindergarten
June 10: Celebration Day, school-wide BBQ and Tug of Peace
June 10 and 13: Kindergarten Interviews
June 13: 5th Grade Graduation, 6:00
June 14: Last Day of School, Noon Dismissal
June 16: PTO sponsored Teacher Appreciation Breakfast, 7:45

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:

Spruce Peak Arts Summer Camp:
The Light Princess July 18-22 9 am – 3:30 pm
We will bring the magical play based on a classic fairy tale to life! Expect a week of creative innovation as we figure out how to make a floating princess return to earth! Open to ages 6-15! Sign up at SprucePeakArts.org

Working Communities Challenge, Lamoille:

Sharing Priority
Looking for a Juneteenth event?

Listening Session: BIPOC Workforce Development in Lamoille & Washington

Juneteenth: A Love Story: music, food, education, love

  • June 17-19
  • Multiple venues and events

Including: The Black Experience (with Dr. Angela Davis)

  • June 18
  • Battery Park, Burlington
  • 4-7 PM

Juneteenth 2022: Building Legacies that Matter

  • June 18-9
  • Clemmons Family Farm

Juneteenth Winooski: music and food

  • Sunday, June 19
  • 3-8 Rotary Park, Winooksi

LINKS:
LSUU 2021-2022 Return to School Handbook
LSUU 2021-2022 Calendar
LSUU 2022-2023 Calendar
Box Tops for Education
June 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
Stowe Community Church 2022 Bible Camp

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