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

Dear Stowe Elementary Families,

I hope that you enjoyed a wonderful long weekend as we recognized Veterans Day on Friday. As we are entering the Thanksgiving break, I want to take a moment to share my gratitude and thanks to the incredible faculty and staff here at Stowe Elementary School, the amazing students and family and the greater Stowe Community. Stowe Elementary School is such a special school and I feel gratitude every day leading this school.  I want to wish you a joyful and healthy Thanksgiving. As a reminder there is No School next week, November 20-24th.

‘Tis the season for holiday cards and gifting, the Stowe PTO is launching a new fundraiser with Enter code FUNDRAISESTOWE at checkout to receive 20% off your order and a percentage of the sale will go directly to the Stowe PTO! 

We have several upcoming events so mark your calendars:

  • 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


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

Looking to lead a snowboard or skiing group this Friday Program? If you haven’t yet signed up to volunteer via the volunteer link in your child’s Friday Program registration, please click the link below to sign up! Please note if you already filled out the Friday Program volunteer form we have captured your information and there is no need to sign up below. Thank you and we can’t wait!   

Friday Program Volunteer Sign Up

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.

Schoolwide PBIS Celebration 

On Thursday, we celebrated our first school wide PBIS celebration. PBIS or Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports is a proactive, school-wide, systems approach to improving social and academic competence for all students. At Stowe Elementary School we have three schoolwide expectations 

  • Respect Yourself
  • Respect Others
  • Respect Your Environment

We support students in proactively and explicitly teaching the expectations and supporting students in recognizing students when they demonstrate these expected behaviors through the use of our dominos.  Classroom and schoolwide celebrations are one piece of how we support and recognize student behavior.

I would like to thank Cold Hollow Cider Mill for their generous donation of cider donuts that were a part of our celebration on Thursday where children were able to celebrate our first snow fall with extra afternoon recess and a donut. 


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.

Afterschool Enrichment 

Our after school enrichment program kicked off this week. Children are participating in high quality after school activities at no cost to families. These programs are funded utilizing COVID-Reflief Grant funds. We will be running a second session of afterschool programming in the spring.

Seeking Donations – Gently Used Children’s Clothing

We are seeking gently used pants and shirts for our nurses office. Clothing size 5T-Kids XL is greatly appreciated. Donations can be dropped off at the front office. Thank you in advance.

PTO Updates 

Reminder: Wreath Pick-up Sat, Nov 18

Wreaths are arriving this weekend! If you placed an order please pick up your wreath(s) Sat, November 18th between 9am & 1pm at the Recreation Center. Thank you for your order!  

Volunteers Needed

Minted Fundraiser: Are you looking for great holiday cards and gifts, want to save money and support our school! Enter code FUNDRAISESTOWE on for 20% off your purchase and a percentage of your sale will go to the Stowe PTO! 


We are seeking a few helping hands for wreath distribution and delivery on Nov 17 (12pm – 2.30pm) & Nov 18 (9am – 1pm). Time commitment is minimal, gratitude is maximal. Sign-up here:

Student Art for Sale (Final Call)

The SES Student Art Sale is now live! Find your learner’s artwork here: Orders must be placed by November 17. All proceeds go to funding SES Arts, Culture and Diversity (ACD) council programming and classroom art instruction. Celebrate student art AND bring ACD programming to our learners! 

NEXT PTO MEETING: Dec 7th 8:30 am – 930 am via Google Meet ( link forthcoming)

Important Upcoming Events 

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

Accessible Vaccine Services 

  • FREE clinic at NCVRC, 11/15/23, 12-2pm (flu and COVID)
  • In-Home Vaccination – for those with transportation barriers, 65+, or for whom other options do not work. VCIL’s Vaccine Portal for scheduling 
  • Drive Through Clinics: 6 months-64 years of age
  • Waterbury Ambulance website. – dates and locations, vaccines available, and scheduling

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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