A newsletter from Stowe Elementary School

PO Box 760, 254 Park Street, Stowe, VT 05672 USA
P: 802­.253.­4154 F: 802.­253.­6915 W: www.stoweschoolsvt.com

Monday, September 19, 2016

Week of September 19

This blog is for students, parents, faculty and staff. Announcements are posted on Mondays with new items added daily. Always refresh this page to view the latest news. Please click the Archive link to view past announcements, and Follow By Email if you wish to be notified when there are new posts.


I'd like to invite you to explore our website to learn more about Stowe Elementary School and Lamoille South Supervisory Union.  Go to the SES Home Page, click the "About SES" tab, and read our Mission Statement in the right column.

September 15, 2016

Act 46 Self Evaluation Process Begins  Over the summer, the State Board of Education published draft rules for school districts seeking an alternative to merging under Act 46. This week, the Stowe and Elmore-Morristown school boards met to begin the self-evaluation process required for an "alternative governance structure," in our case two separate school districts operating collaboratively under the umbrella of the Lamoille South Supervisory Union (LSSU). This process will continue for months to come and, as always, the meetings are open to the public. The LSSU board will continue the self-evaluation process at their next meeting on November 30, 2016. Stowe and LSSU minutes and agendas can be found on the new Stowe Schools website


  • Community Meeting:  Friday, September 23 at 8:20 in the gym.  Mr. Barney will be presenting.  You're always welcome to join us.
  • Birthday Book Club:  Thank you to the families that have already started to send in forms for participation.  Please click on the link and fill out the form with your child's information and send it back to school with a check or cash in your donation amount.  In the entryway at SES below the PTO bulletin board, there is a folder with paper copies.  You can grab on there too. If you have any questions about the program, please email me at flashflud1@aol.com.  Thanks,  Diane Lepikko
  • Friday Program:  Materials for our Friday activities program will be coming soon! Please start to talk with your child about options for Friday Program so that you can return the materials to us soon after receiving them.
  • Message from Stowe Vibrancy:  Calling all bakers for the 2016 Blue Ribbon Apple Pie baking contest!
    A special feature of our Stowe Foliage Art on Park this year: a first Blue Ribbon Apple Pie contest. This is OPEN ENTRY for any and all bakers (kids, grandparents, and you!). Simply bake a pie and bring the pie and the recipe to the Stowe Vibrancy judging tent at Stowe Foliage Art on Park on Saturday, 9/24. Submissions will be accepted from 11am - 11:30am. Tasting and judging occurs between 11:30am and 12:45pm. Winners are announced (Top 3) at1pm

    $150 prize to the Blue Ribbon Winner!
    $75 prize to the 2nd place
    Stowe Cider gift pack (non-alcoholic) to the 3rd place

    See registration form  Questions?  Please contact shari@stowevibrancy.com


Community Meeting - September 23

Chorus - Monday for Grades 3 & 4, Tuesday for Grade 5
7:45 - 8:25

School Board Meeting - September 19 

Band Instrument Pick-up - September 27