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, May 8, 2017


at Helen Day Art Center

May 1 - May 27

Come and support our student's beautiful artwork!
Guest schools:  People's Academy Middle and High Schools

Fifth graders enjoyed a presentation by visiting author Jacob Sager Weinstein.  Mr. Weinstein has written for The New Yorker, HBO, the BBC and The Onion.  He was nominated for two Writers Guild of America Awards, won one.  He lives in London with his wife and children.  The book he discussed with the students is his first children's book and will be published later this month.

Calling all SES Families!
Celebration Day, Tuesday, June 13
Kindergarten through 5th grade

There is no rain date planned - think sunshine!

Volunteers Needed

Swab the Deck, Pizza Delivery, Meltdown, Wet your Noodle and Atomic Clothesline Blast are just a few of the many games to be played on Celebration Day.  
Come join the fun by volunteering!

Volunteers will meet by the scoreboard (beyond the playground fence) promptly at 12:00.  Games will begin shortly after noon and will end around 2:30.

Please email Jeff Dacales (jeff.dacales@lssuvt.org)  if you plan to volunteer, and be sure to include name and classroom teacher(s).

In the event of inclement weather, the status of Celebration Day willl be posted on the SES Website the evening of June 12.

Thank you for your support!

Celebration Day Committee:
Brian Barney, Patty Boerger, Marcy Pelkey and Jeff Dacales

  • Birthday Book Club:  The next Birthday Book Club is on May 18. On that day, 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.

  • Community Meeting:  Friday, May 12 at 8:20.  Students from Ms. Stetson's class will be our main presenters.  You're always welcome to join us!
  • Families of 5th graders:  Greetings!  Stowe Middle School would like to invite 5th grade families to our annual transition event on Tuesday, May 16 at 6:00 PM. Please consider registering ahead of time to help us better prepare for your evening. To register click HERE.
  • John Halligan is returning to the area to provide another parent presentation.  If you missed his presentation at Stowe in March, you have another chance to hear his powerful message.  He will be at Bishop Marshall on May 11.  Parent Presentation
  • Clothes for wet days:  Please remember to send your children in with an extra set of shoes and clothing.  We try our best to get the kids outside every day, but this time of year, the playground can be quite wet.  Children are welcome to keep extra changes of clothes in their cubbies or lockers.  Thank you, Nurse Timberly.
  • New Personnel and New Assignments:  Next year, two of our faculty are moving to new assignments here at SES.  Mr. Sean Semler will be joining the 4th grade team and Mrs. Stanton will become our Literacy Interventionist, providing specialized support for students.  New personnel include:  Mrs. Mary Karen Crawford, school nurse; Ms. Caroline Souter, grade 1; and Ms. Ashley Goddard, grade 5.
  • 5th Grade Musical:  The fifth grade play is in full production mode.  The set construction crew is looking for the following supplies:  large pieces of cardboard (refrigerator size), and water-based paints in bright colors (blue, yellow, green, red, white).  All supplies can be dropped off in the office or in the upper wing outside of the fifth grade classrooms.  Thank you!  
  • 6th Grade Chromebooks:  Parents, for your planning purposes, 6th graders at SMS are provided with a Chromebook.  
  • Talent Show, May 17 from 6:00 - 7:00, with a dress rehearsal on Tuesday, 5/16, from 3:00 - 4:00.   

Important Dates

May 17:  Talent Show
May 18 & 19:  Kindergarten Interviews
May 24:  5th Grade Musical (The Music Man!)
June 5:  2nd Annual Miles for Smiles Fundraiser
June 13:  Celebration Day
June 14:  5th grade graduation