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
Dear SES Families,
Happy final week of September. There are many exciting things happening at Stowe Elementary this week including a field trip for the fifth graders to Hosmer Point, a first grade field trip to Burtt’s Apple Orchard and Open House on Thursday evening from 5:30-6:30.
This year teachers are participating in comprehensive professional development through All Learners Network focused on instructional practices and pedagogy called Math Menu. Last week, SES teachers partnered with their colleagues from Morristown Elementary School, The Elmore School, and Peoples Academy Middle Level for continued training. Math Menu is an approach to teaching math that focuses on providing all students direct grade level instruction as well as targeted instruction for each child both to address any gaps or misconceptions, as well as to provide challenges and extension opportunities for all students. Using a Math Menu approach allows for all children to be challenged in math. I look forward to continuing this work and seeing the impact that it has on students and learning. For more information about All Learners Network, please see this link.
Family Advisory Council
I am excited to be launching the Family Advisory Council this week. The intention of the Family Advisory Council is to gather a representative group of families to come together to help set goals, provide feedback and make decisions in partnership with the school. If you are interested in participating on the council please complete this form. If you have any questions about this group, please reach out to Maura Wieler.
We will be having our first lockdown drill of the school year on Wednesday, September 27th. This is an announced drill and the teachers will be talking with their classes about why we practice drills and how to stay safe.
We have two open positions at Stowe Elementary, an Early Education Paraeducator, and a Special Education Paraeducator. Please use the links to view the job postings or call Maura for more information.
This year at SES we have access to extra COVID relief funding (ARP ESSER) to provide the children of our school and community co-curricular enrichment opportunities. We are looking for feedback from families to help shape our plan on where to focus the co-curricular enrichment funding, including the types of activities and/or events you would like to see us provide. We also can use it towards equipment/supplies for students you feel we are lacking in our school. Thank you for your time and contribution to this wonderful venture! Please provide your feedback by Wednesday, September 28th. Please use this link to complete the form.
9/28 5th grade class to Hosmer Point
9/28 Lockdown Drill
9/29 Open House 5:30-6:30
9/30 1st grade class to Burtt’s Apple Orchard
10/4 Photo Day
10/5 No School – Yom Kippur
10/10 No School – Conferences
10/28 Early Release Day
Please say hello to our fabulous new 5th-grade teacher – Kate Roberge!
Hello Stowe Community!
I am thrilled to be a part of the Stowe Elementary community. For the past five years, I have been teaching on the other side of Mount Mansfield, at BRMS in Jericho. I was a looping ⅚ teacher who teamed with two well-versed educators. My first year teaming I was a math and science teacher and my last two years I was an ELA (reading/writing) and science teacher. I also coached their field hockey program, helping to restructure how we help build skills for beginning athletes and incorporating mindfulness into athletics. I believe that every child can be successful with the correct resources given to them, even if that sometimes means time. My teaching philosophy is to look at the whole child, with a strong focus on their mental well-being. This is why I am in a Graduate program for Clinical Mental Health Counseling with a focus on child therapy.
I grew up in Essex, VT where I graduated from EHS a number of years ago. Outside of school you can find me doing many different outdoor activities. I’m an avid hiker. You can also find me mountain/gravel biking, skiing in the winter, running half marathons or doing cold water plunges throughout the year. I’m not always on the go! I do love watching sports, writing poetry, advocating for human rights, eating donuts and doing yoga to help balance my active lifestyle. In most cases you will find my fluff ball pup Bodhi, living it up right beside me. We are very excited about our first winter in Waterbury and love being so close to the mountains!
Save the Date! October 4, New families & Volunteer Meet & Greet hosted by the SES PTO @ Idletyme Pub 5:30 pm – 8 pm. More details coming soon!
Open PTO Meeting on Wednesday, Sept 28, 8:15 in the SES dining room. Please feel free to come by – even if you just want to check it out and see what’s happening!
Don’t forget to stop by and say hi at Open House on Thursday! Information about what the PTO does, volunteer opportunities and more!
Stowe Vibrancy presents- The 3rd Annual Indigenous Peoples Day. See the link below