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, March 13, 2017

March 13, 2017

A New Friend at SES!

We will soon be welcoming a diabetic alert service dog to our school, who will be assisting one of our students. Last Friday, we participated in a very informative presentation to help us begin to learn about service dogs.

If you're interested in learning more about service dogs, you may want to visit this site:  SDWR

Student-Led Conferences

Families will have an opportunity to participate in a new experience in March as our school engages in parent/teacher conferences with a new component - student voice!  Your child will attend the conference to share his/her learning.  Student-led conferences are an important part of helping children take ownership of their learning.  This level of personalization has a strong, positive impact upon students, both in and out of school.  If you'd like to learn more about proficiency-based learning and connections to personalization, please visit our website at this link:  The Road to Proficiency

Thank you for your support, as we learn and grow together as a school community!

  • Chess:  The PTO has organized chess lessons for students in kindergarten and first grade on Wednesdays, March 22 - April 12 in the library from 2:45 - 4:15 PM. No experience is necessary.  Robert Nichols has been teaching chess to SES students for the past 3 years and is looking forward to continuing this spring.  We will need at least 1 parent volunteer for each lesson.  Cost is $25, max 10.  Please bring payment (checks to SES PTO) to the first lesson.  Please sign up here: Chess signup
  • Community Meeting:  Friday, March 17 at 8:20.  Mrs. Casey is our main presenter, We will be celebrating the culmination of the Running Start reading program.  You're always welcome to join us!
  • Student/Parent/Teacher Conferences:  Thursday, March 16, 3:20 - 7:00 and Friday, March 24, 11:00 - 7:00.  Please go to the SSD website to sign up on PTC Wizard.
  • Congratulations!:  Stowe Squirts won the state hockey tournament!  We're so proud of you!
  • Stowe Youth Lacrosse:  Registration for U11 Boys and Girls has been extended to Friday, March 17.  Visit www.stowelacrosse.com to register, or email us at stoweyouthlax@gmail.com with any questions.
  • TRIP Dance Performance:  An exciting must-see dance performance will be at Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center on March 24 & 25 at 7:00 PM.  The 15th annual show features ballet, jazz, lyrical and musical theater performances from the 35 member dance troupe.   Trip Dance Performance
  • Food Service Survey:  Please complete this survey to provide valuable feedback regarding our food service.  Negative or positive, your feedback is very important to us. Please take the time to do this, even if your child does not participate in the school lunch program. The survey only takes about 2 minutes to complete. We'd love to hear from everyone!  Food Service Survey  
  • Incoming Kindergarteners:  If you have a child who will be entering kindergarten this fall, please let us know.  Contact Sue O'Grady or Dot Hayden in the SES office. Thanks!
  • Parent Night at SMS:  Tuesday, March 21 from 6:30 - 8:00, SHS Auditorium. "If I Could Have a Do-Over" presentation by John Halligan.  Mr. Halligan's presentation will cover the lessons learned too late for his family regarding how to deal with bullying, cyberbullying and teen depression.  Please contact SMS Guidance Counselor, Lauren Conti, with any questions at 253-6913.
  • Lost and Found:  Please check the tables when you're here for conferences.
  • Miles for Smiles:  Save the date for the 2nd Annual Miles for Smiles fundraiser - June 5, 2017.  

Important Dates

February 22 - March 15:  Girls on the Run Registration
March 16:  Student/Parent/Teacher Conferences
March 23:  Early Release for Students
March 24:  Student/Parent/Teacher Conferences

The spring concert for bands and chorus has been changed from April 6 to April 26