PAML Family Update – December 8, 2022

Dear PAML Families, I’d like to start this week by highlighting a classic activity that kicked off in our building this week.  The “Stock Market Game”  is a memorable and engaging activity that 8th graders participate in to support their learning in the standard: Explain how economic decisions affect the well-being of individuals, businesses, and society  There is something about an activity that involves …

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Elmore Family Update – December 5, 2022

Dear Elmore Families, This serves as an update for the past two weeks as the week before Thanksgiving was only two days.   Our first trimester is in the books and we are officially one third of the way through the school year! Friday we had a half day so teachers could enter grades for our first mastery report of the school year.  As I …

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Elmore Family Update – November 11, 2022

Elmore Families, We had another busy, short week at the Elmore School.  This week we began our PBIS reward system.  Students have been collecting tickets all week.  Due to our short week, we will be cashing in and depositing tickets on Monday.  Tuesday was election day and we had Farm to school!  And, Thursday we enjoyed another beautiful morning at ECO! On Tuesday we …

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SMS Family Update – November 10, 2022

Greetings SMS Families, Friday Program signup for the mountain has closed, but we are still able to sign students up for swimming, cross-country skiing, tennis, and bowling. Ice Skating is not an option for this winter because not enough students have signed up. If your student had planned on ice skating, they will have to make a new choice. This Friday – November 11th …

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Elmore Family Update – November 7, 2022

Elmore families, As I sit here at the end of our 10th week of the school year I am reflecting on some of the amazing opportunities these students have.  This week we participated in a special Farm to School opportunity sponsored by the Vermont Garden Network.   Garden and Nutrition Manager, Cedar Schiewetz along with their mobile classroom van came on Tuesday for a lesson …

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SMS Family Communication – November 3, 2022

Greetings SMS Families, This week we have been celebrating SMS’s Spirit Week. We have had some amazing costumes for Halloween, some creative means for “Anything but a Backpack ”, and we have been warm, cozy, and relaxed with big smiles for PJ day. Here are some wonderful pictures of what SMS has looked like in our halls and classes. There have definitely been many …

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Elmore Family Update – October 31, 2022

Dear Elmore families, We have just completed our 9th week, and the second month of the school year!  One student said to me today, “Why does it feel like time goes by so fast?”.  It is so true!  While some days feel like they will never end, the weeks and months do seem to race by! I told him to wait until he is …

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SMS Family Update – October 27, 2022

Greetings SMS Families, We had an amazing October Coffee House this past Friday. We are so fortunate to have so many creative and talented students. Thank you to Grace Chris, Andy Gagnon, and all the performers, organizers, and of course MCs for the evening. It was a fun evening had by all. If you were there, you got to experience first hand the talents …

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Elmore Family Update – October 17, 2022

Elmore families, We had another incredibly busy week packed into four days!  Monday students had the day off and parent teacher conferences were held throughout the day.  It was wonderful to meet with families and share some information about how their students are doing so far this year!  Thank you for taking the time to join me for these important conversations. During the week …

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Elmore Family Update – October 10, 2022

 Dear Elmore families, It’s hard to believe I am already writing about our sixth week of school!  We packed in a lot to our four day week, with visitors from Peoples Academy on Tuesday, and our first ECO on Thursday followed by our annual landscape painting of Elmore Mountain.   I am still working through reading assessments.  Ms. Bourne and Mrs. Gresham came last Friday …

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