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

Sunday, March 19, 2017

March 20, 2017


Our first-graders read over 1400 books!
~ Congratulations, Readers ~

Student-Led Conferences

Families will have an opportunity to participate in a new experience 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!

One parent's perspective, after the conferences last week:

The student-led conference structure gave me a great deal of insight to how and what my child is learning. Seeing live application of concepts around math,, reading, art and strategy building gave me a clear picture that he is learning new things.  I don't think I would have taken away as much insight with a typical parent/teacher conference but seeing this live application really taught me about how my child learns.  It actually got me thinking about how we can look at reading and math a little differently in our own house to keep him excited about learning. I worry about him being challenged at school when the work that comes home seems to contain concepts that I think he's already got a handle on, but now I can see that you're contouring these concepts to teach him new things.

  • 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 31 at 8:20.  Mrs. Faith and the Robot Rodeo team will be our main presenters.  You're always welcome to join us!
  • Student/Parent/Teacher Conferences:   Friday, March 24, 11:00 - 7:00.  Please go to the SSD website to sign up on PTC Wizard.
  • Stowe Youth Baseball Clinic:  SYB is holding a FREE baseball clinic at Stowe Arena on Saturday, April 1st from 10:00 AM - Noon.  The clinic is for all players in T-ball through the Major League level.  April 1st is the last day to register for the season. Registration forms can be picked up at SES and the Rec Department. The Vermont Lake Monsters mascot, Champ, will make an appearance!   SYB Clinic
  • 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

March 23:  Early Release for Students
March 24:  Student/Parent/Teacher Conferences
March 25:  Sanders Choral Concert (CVU)
April 17 - 25:  Spring Break

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


North Country Animal League Reading Buddies

Stowe Children's Theatre Summer Musical Theatre Camp

Stowe Children's Theatre Registration Form

Spin for Callaghy: Fundraiser

River Arts Spring and Summer Camp

SEF Dance!

Stowe Kitchen Cooking Classes

Stowe Mountain Resort's After School Golf Program

Stowe Mountain Club Junior Golf

PGA Junior Golf League

Helen Day Spring After School Classes

Stowe Youth Baseball Registration

Clothing Drive for the Dominican Republic

Smuggs Vermonter Camp

Friday Program Checklist

Let's Get Outdoors! Backcountry Snowshoeing and Ski Touring

Yearbook Order Form