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 27, 2017

March 27, 2017

Senator Sanders' Town Meeting on the Arts

The SES chorus was invited to participate in this event at Champlain Valley Union High School with students from CVU, Colchester High School, Barre City Middle School, Essex High School and the Vermont Collegiate Choral Consortium.  Students listened to all groups rehearse and provided encouragement and critique. Bernie met with the students to talk with them about the importance of the arts in education and answered questions about other issues. The evening concert was brought to a beautiful and moving conclusion as all groups assembled to sing our state song, "These Green Mountains."  Thank you, Mrs. LaClair, and congratulations to all of our talented singers!  

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Town Meeting with the students.

  • Birthday Book Club:  We have our next two Birthday Book Club dates set up with Mrs. Faith.  On March 30, we will recognize birthdays in December, January, February and March.  On May 18, we will recognize birthdays in April, May, June and July.  If you would like to sign your child up for this program, please fill out a form located in the entryway at SES and submit a check made out to SES PTO Birthday Book Club in your donation amount.  If you have any questions about this program, please contact Diane Lepikko at:   flushflud1@aol.com.
  • 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!
  • Original Art Works:  Ms. Volansky has organized a special program at our school through which you will have the opportunity to purchase products featuring your child's artwork.  Learn more here:  ORIGINAL WORKS
  • Stowe Schools Apparel:  Demonstrate your Raider Pride!  The deadline for ordering is April 2.  Youth sizes available.  Raider Apparel
  • Winds of Change Project:  Teachers Tamara North, Maddy Hulbert, Susan Meagle and Jen Volansky are working with teaching artist Gowri Savoor, through the Vermont Creative Arts Initiative, to help students create instruments and chimes while learning about science, social studies, and communication. This project will culminate in a performance at Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center.  Learn more here:  SPPAC
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Lost and Found:  This is the last week - items will be donated after Friday.

Important Dates

March 28:  Senator Patrick Leahy chat with Student Council
April 3 - April 7:  Scholastic Book Fair
April 4:  Ben & Jerry's free cone day!
April 7:  SES students on stage at Spruce Peak Performing Arts
April 10 - April 14:  Circus Smirkus
April 13:  Kindergarten Orientation 
April 17 - 21:  Spring Break
April 26:  Spring Concerts for bands and chorus
April 27:  Spelling Bee
May 11:  Talent Show
May 18 & 19:  Kindergarten Interviews
June 5:  2nd Annual Miles for Smiles Fundraiser
June 13:  Celebration Day
June 14:  5th grade graduation


North Country Animal League Reading Buddies

Lamoille Family Center Parenting Class

Let's Get Outdoors! Skateboarding

Stowe Children's Theatre Summer Musical Theatre Camp

Stowe Children's Theatre Registration Form

River Arts Spring and Summer Camp

Rugged Adventures 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

Smuggs Vermonter Camp

Yearbook Order Form