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,

Today, teachers from across the district gathered at Peoples Academy to continue our collective work looking at how to support students academically, socially and emotionally to create inclusive schools. I hope that you had a lovely long weekend in observation of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day. I look forward to welcoming students back to school tomorrow.

Welcome Blanket Project

Students in Maddy Hulbert’s fifth grade class have been working with Barbara Patitucci to learn about immigration, refugees and asylum seekers and use the art of quilting to support new American families. 

This project started with students learning about different countries and cultures and working with Barbara landed on this project of creating welcome quilts. The students engaged in an inquiry learning from a Stowe High School student about their experience immigrating to the United States and moving to Vermont.  Students have continued their investigation about the lived experience and perspective of immigrants through reading A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park and Home of the Brave by Katherine Applegate.  Students have been working to design and create their blankets that will be donated to the Welcome Blanket organization that will provide the quilt to a family that is immigrating to the US.

Sick Policy

Over the past few weeks, we have been focused as a school on our illness prevention practices, re-teaching handwashing, reviewing cleanliness practices with our facilities team and ensuring that we have all of the measures in place to keep students and staff healthy. This time of year we typically see a rise in illnesses. I want to reshare our sick policy. If you have questions, please reach out to our Director of Nursing, Jordan Meyerson (jordan.meyerson@lsuu.org)

PTO Updates

Our 2023 Birthday Book Club is well underway. Sign up forms went home in green folders last week. Club signups will end on Friday, January 20th, so be sure to send in your forms and donations ahead of that deadline!  If you would like to donate via venmo, that’s an available option too.  Just send your donation to @SES-PTO-1, indicating which student(s) your donation will apply for. If you have any questions, please email Jaimee Martin at jleroux30@gmail.com. Thank you so much for supporting Mrs. Faith’s efforts to keep the most engaging books available for our kids!

Upcoming Dates:

1/20 Friday Program

1/27 Friday Program

2/3 No School – Professional Development for Teachers

2/10 Friday Program

2/24 Friday Program

2/27-3/7 No School February Break

3/10 Friday Program

3/24 Friday Program

Community Postings

Working Communities Resources

Lamoille Valley Homelessness Awareness Walk for Vermont’s Homelessness Awareness Day

  • Thursday, 1/19
  • Noon
  • Beginning at Northgate Plaza, Morrisville
  • Open to the Community

Please help bring awareness to our community on Vermont’s Homelessness Awareness Day. 

All Our Love for Ashton Fundraiser at SPPAC

We hope you can join us for ‘All Our Love For Ashton ~ a Fundraiser Evening of Live Music and Dance Performances’ at Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center on Sunday, January 29th from 6:00 p.m to 8:00 p.m.

Ashton Belanksy is a 2-year-old boy in our community who was recently diagnosed with Stage 4 Neuroblastoma. Our goal is to raise as much money as possible for Ashton’s parents Jen and Brandon to help relieve them of the pressure of the cost of cancer treatment. All monies raised will go directly to Ashton’s parents.

This special evening fundraiser is a collaboration between many amazing volunteers in our incredible community, Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center, Lamoille Valley Dance Academy, and Firefly Productions with live musical and dance performances generously donated by:

John Fusco • High Summer • Seth Yacovone • Andriana Chobot & Friends • Cooie DeFrancesco & Friends • Lamoille Valley Dance Academy • TRIP • Ballet Wolcott • Unity Dance Complex • Lines of Vermont, and more.

Please come out to support Ashton’s family. Let’s fill all 417 seats at SPPAC! Information and ticket info can be found here:

https://fb.me/e/2qtTBgkQ8

Shuttling services are being graciously donated by Fleet Transportation starting at 5:30 p.m. and will run until 8:30 from the Mansfield Base Lodge parking lot.

Art Competitions

There are a couple of art contests going on currently. Any student can submit an entry.

Green Up Vermont: Deadline Feb. 1st, 2023

https://greenupvermont.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/12/2023-Contest-info-.pdf

Fish Art Contest: Deadline Feb. 23, 2023

https://vtfishandwildlife.com/learn-more/conservation-education/fish-art-contest

Green Up Day:  https://greenupvermont.org/resources/

Ryan’s Story

International speaker and author, John Hallogan will be presenting to community members his experience as a Dad of a child who was bullied throughout school and online on 2/9/23 at 6pm.  Please see this link for more information.

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