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,

Last week seemed to fly by here at SES with no school on Monday, a delay on Wednesday and the return of snow and the Friday program on Friday. Things are moving along as we enter late January. Students and teachers are in the groove and it has been exciting to see the amazing things happening in classrooms across the school. We have fifth grade students working with a partnership with VEEP learning about electricity and solar panels, kindergarteners starting to take their book bags home (a huge next step on their reading journeys) and second grade students building their place value understanding using money. I look forward to seeing more great things happen in classrooms this week.

There are many community postings, including information about vacation and summer camps this week so I will keep my update short. Please note, there is no school next week on Friday for professional development.

Preschool Screening Days

Preschool families, please mark your calendars that March 8th and 9th we will not be having preschool as the teachers will be facilitating preschool screenings on those days. School will resume for preschool students on Monday, March 13th.

Ice Carving

Last Friday as a part of the Winter Carnival, the PTO generously donated an ice carving in front of our school. All morning students were able to go outside and watch the carving and ask lots of questions. Some students even got to help the ice carver build the sculpture. Thank you to the PTO, this is just another way that we embrace the joy of winter here at SES! Take a moment to see the sculpture as you drop your children off in the morning.

Upcoming Dates:

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 Challenge

WindowDressers: Stowe Electric Department is working with the nonprofit WindowDressers to set up a community build in fall 2023. WindowDressers provides inserts to low-income households for weatherization of drafty or failing windows. Needed:

  • A location to build
  • Volunteers to measure windows, build, and supply food and drink.
  • Contact:

The Children’s Room

Nurturing a Child’s Sense of Wonder Workshop Series: Get ready for winter outdoor play! Facilitated by the Four Winds Nature Institute, these workshops are for adults interested in spending more time outside playing and learning with youngsters. Join this FREE discussion series to explore topics and best practices in supporting nature-based play and adventure while nurturing a sense of wonder, place and well-being. Two online sessions are followed by in person Nature Explorations with kids:). To register, contact

  • Online session #1: Monday, February 6th, 7:00-8:30 pm
  • Online session #2: Monday, February 13th, 7:00-8:30 pm
  • Nature Explorations: Tuesday, February 21st, 10:00 am to 11:30 am at an area trailhead

Check out the full event calendar here: TCR Winter Programming


Lacrosse Players, Families and Friends,

Stowe Youth Lacrosse is delighted to announce that registration is now OPEN for the 2023 Spring Season! Our website and registration has a fresh new look and we can’t wait to get started!

Register here , K-8th graders. Early bird registration discount ends February 28, SAVE $25!

We have great coaching coverage for most teams but are still looking for coaches for Kindergarten Fiddlesticks. Please contact us if you’re interested in coaching, and prior lacrosse experience is not necessarily required at this level. If any player is in need of financial support please contact us. If YOU want to play we want to make that happen! Please note that the outdoor field schedule is posted and we hope to finalize the indoor turf time schedule soon. Some teams filled up fast last season so please don’t wait to register your players!

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 money 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:

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

Fish Art Contest: Deadline Feb. 23, 2023

Green Up Day:

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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