Growing lifelong learners through joy, curiosity, connection & community. 

Dear Stowe Elementary Families,

Well, it is here, our first winter weather advisory of the year. With the rapidly changing weather, it is important that children are dressed appropriately to be outdoors multiple times throughout the school day. This means jackets, hats and gloves or mittens. It can be helpful to put snow pants into the childrens backpacks. We plan on being outside everyday unless the temperature dips below zero degrees. 

We were fortunate to receive many donations of winter gear from our PTO gear drive. If your student could benefit from a new coat, snow pants or gloves, let us know, we are happy to provide you with a donation.

Tomorrow afternoon we have our first school wide PBIS celebration. Students will be enjoying an extra recess and donuts that were generously donated by Cold Hollow. 

We have several upcoming events so mark your calendars:

  • No School Friday in observance of Veteran’s Day 
  • STEAM Fair, Thursday November 16 @ 6:00 in the gym
  • No School November 20-24 for Thanksgiving Break
  • Family Conferences, Friday, December 8th 
  • Winter Concert, Wednesday December 20th
  • Winter Break, Monday December 22-January 1st, school reopens January 2nd

Student Advisory Council 

The Lamoille South Supervisory Union is launching a Student Advisory Council and is looking for students in grades 4 and 5 to participate. For more information and to sign up, please read this letter from Mr. Heraty. 


Please join us for the 2023 S.E.S. STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, The Arts, and Mathematics) Fair. Students in third, fourth, and fifth grade have had an opportunity over the past weeks to research various STEAM topics and are ready to exhibit their work . Please join us on Thursday, November 16th from 6:00-7:00 in the gymnasium.

Attendance Letters 

Over the coming week, we will be mailing attendance letters. We understand that children are out of school for a variety of reasons and look forward to partnering with your family if you need any support with your child attending school.

Friday Program 

If you have not completed your Friday Program registration, please use this link. All registration, documentation and payments need to be completed by November 15th. We are unable to make changes to your child’s registration after it closes on November 15th. We are excited to have a new partnership with Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center called Curious Place. Curious Place is where students discover who they are in the world of drama through scene building, characterization, ensemble work, creation of props and costumes.

Please mark your calendars for our Friday Program dates:

This year’s Friday Program Dates:  

January 5th, 19th, 26th

February 9th, 16th, 23rd

March 8th, 22nd 

Make up Day: March 29th

Be on the lookout for volunteer opportunities to support the Friday Program. 

If participating in the Friday Program will be a hardship for your family with the cost of registration or gear rentals, please reach out to the school, financial assistance is available.

Afterschool Enrichment 

The SES after-school program is back! For the winter session there are some familiar and some new classes. This session will run from 11/14 – 1/5 Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 3:05 – 4:00 (sessions will not run during vacation weeks). Within the registration, you will see that some courses are for specific grade levels. Registration will close this Friday morning at 8:00am and you will receive a confirmation email later in the day Friday confirming your child’s enrollment. 

Last, we are excited to bring in an acting class through a partnership with Spruce Peak Performing Arts. This class is Tuesdays and Wednesdays both of which must be attended as the plan is to create a final performance. If you have any questions about registration please do not hesitate to reach out to our Enrichment Coordinator Chantal DuBrey at This programming is being provided free of charge due to COVID Relief Funding. Thank you and we hope to see you there! Please click here to register: Winter Session Registration.

Important PTO links:

Square Art

PTO Volunteer Opportunities 

Important Upcoming Events 

11/10 – Veterans Day, No School

11/16 STEAM Fair 

11/20-11/24 – Thanksgiving Break No School

12/8 – No school, teacher/family conferences

12/20 – winter concert (snow date 12/21)

12/22 – 5th Grade Stowe Arena (10:10-11:45)

12/25-12/29 – December break

1/1 – New Year’s Day, No school

1/15 – Martin Luther King Jr. Day, no school

2/2 – No school, professional development

2/26 – 3/5 – Winter break

Community Postings 

Working Communities Challenge 

Friday Night Group (FNG) – Social and support group for self-identified queer and questioning youth ages 13-19; a great way for you to find your people!

  • 3rd Friday of every month, 6:30-8pm 
  • Clarina Howard Nichols Center, 120 Northgate Ave
  • Pizza provided; no registration required

Rethinking Discipline for Teenagers: Rich discussion and fresh thoughts, ideas, & techniques to help navigate discipline issues for your teenagers.

  • Wednesdays, 11/8 & 11/15, 6-7:30 pm
  • Lamoille Family Center
  • Register

Empty Arms Vermont November group sessions: Free, virtual groups meeting monthly 

  • Email to be added to a group email list.
  • Parenting After Loss, 11/7, 7:30pm
  • Pregnancy & Infant Loss, 11/8, 7:30pm
  • Pregnancy After Loss & TTC, 11/16, 7:30pm
  • Trying to Conceive After Loss, 11/20, 7:30pm
    Early Pregnancy Loss, 11/28, 7:30pm

FREE Bash Badge when you donate to United Way: With $150 donation during November, receive a Bash Badge for Smugglers Notch Resort.  Benefits includes:

  • $30 Lift Tickets – All Season! – $20 Half-Day Afternoon Lift Tickets! 
  • 15% OFF Single or multi-day equipment rentals 
  • 25% OFF Single or multi-day group lessons 
  • 50% OFF Cross-Country trail pass 
  • 15% OFF regular price at 3 Mountain Outfitters 
  • 15% OFF regular price skis and snowboards at 3 Mountain Outfitters
  • 25% OFF All-Day Children’s Camp (3-15)

Northern Vermont Scholastic

Chess Tournament at Stowe Middle High School

Sunday Nov 26, 2023


25/5 games

Rated Tournament – sign up for USCF membership $20 if Under 19

Sections: Elementary (K-5), Middle School (6-8), HS (9-12), Adults

Note: Sections subject to change based on the number of attendees

Unrated section with participant medals (no trophies)

INDIVIDUAL PRIZES: Trophies to top 5 players in each section

TEAM PRIZES: Top 4 scores from each school make up that school’s team score

Minimum 2 player team


Registration: 10:30am

Round 1 at 11am

Round 2 at 12N

1-2pm Lunch

Round 3 at 2pm

Round 4 at 3pm

Boards,  Pieces and Clocks supplied

Entry Fee: $5 on online until Sat Nov 25th at 6pm

Onsite Fee: $10

Questions? Email

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