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

Dear Stowe Elementary School,

I hope that your family was able to enjoy the fresh snow and sunshine this past weekend. What a terrific weekend to be in Stowe. Things are looking good for our final Friday Program day this week on Friday. Please note, students who are signed up for ice skating will be participating in alternative activities due to the ice switched over to astroturf at the Rec Center. 

I want to thank our community partners: The Swimming Hole, Stowe Mountain Resort, Trapps Family Lodge, Town of Stowe Parks and Recreation Department and Spruce Peak Performing Arts. I would also like to thank the countless community members and families who volunteer their time and talents to ensure a successful winter season. This program is a hallmark of a child’s education in the Stowe School District and we would be unable to provide this incredible opportunity without the support of our community. 

Please be on the lookout for trimester 2 mastery reports. They should be arriving over the next few days.  As always, if you have questions about your child’s progress, please contact your child’s classroom teacher. 

As we look forward to the month of April, we have so many community events coming up that are sure to bring joy and connection. School will be closed on April 8th for the Solar Eclipse. We have our Talent Show on April 4th Kids Heart Challenge on April 12th for 4th and 5th grade students and our Spring Concert on April 17th.       

Please take a moment to review this week’s Greenletter. 

Yours in learning. 

Best,

Maura

Spring Afterschool Session 

Please use this link to sign up for our spring after school session.  Priority is given to families who sign up by the end of day on Thursday. Please click here to register. We look forward to kicking off our programming next week.

VTCAP

In the coming weeks, Stowe Elementary School students in grades 3-5 will be participating in the annual Vermont Comprehensive Assessment Program (VTCAP) through the Vermont Agency of Education. This assessment measures what students understand, know and are able to do in language arts and math for grades 3-5 and science for grade 5. This assessment replaced the Smarter Balanced assessment or SBAC assessment last year. It is important that students are in attendance when the assessment is scheduled and we appreciate your family scheduling around these important days. 

After students have completed testing, Individual Student Reports will be sent to families as soon as they are made available by the state.  These reports will provide information on what your child learned in relation to the statewide academic standards. More information will be provided in a letter to families of students in grades 3-5. 

5th grade:

Science: April 3&4

Math: April 5&9** This is a date change **

Literacy: April 10&11

4th grade: 

ELA:  April 15&16 

MATH:  April 17&18 

3rd Grade: 

ELA: April 9&10

Math: April 16 &18

GMA Student Athletes

We have a conflict this Friday March 29th with our make-up Friday Program Day and GMA programming ending this past weekend. On account of GMA programming being finished we are offering two options for our students who participated with GMA on Friday. Students are welcome to either be released early at their regular Friday time of 11:45 or they may stay at school for an alternative activity. Please call the office at 802-253-4154 if your student will be staying at school.  

We know this isn’t ideal and we appreciate your support as we navigate this atypical situation. 

Friday Program Reminder 

To keep things running smoothly for Friday Program days, we ask that all snowboards and skis are dropped off to the school no later than 8:10. The trailer leaves promptly at this time to pick up gear at the high school. If your child uses poles, they MUST be secured to the skis using a strap or a band. Please ensure that your child’s name is on their gear and be ready to share if  Mansfield or Spruce to tell staff at drop off.

Important Upcoming Events

3/29 Friday Program Make Up Date

4/3 Talent for a Cause dress rehearsal

4/4 Talent for a Cause 6pm

4/8 Early release, Solar Eclipse

4/12 Kids Heart Challenge 4th & 5th Grade 

4/17 Spring Concert 2:00 and 6:00 pm

4/22-4/26 Spring Break

5/27 No school, Memorial Day

5/30 & 5/31 5th Grade Musical

6/11 Last day of Kindergarten

6/13 5th Grade Graduation 

6/14 Last day of school

Community Postings 

Tobacco/Vape Flavor Ban Bill: Opportunity for Youth & Adults to Share their Voice – The Vermont House and Senate recently passed S.18, a bill that bans flavored tobacco products. 

  • Educators, community partners, parents, and students are welcome to share stories and information around flavored products with Governor Scott. 
  • Governor’s office number: 802-828-3345

Starting Solids Workshops: Free, online workshops

Morrisville Centennial Library April Events:

Adults:

  • Virtual Author Talk: Paula Johnson – 4/2, 2pm – Virtually step into the Smithsonian Institution’s American Table: The Foods, People, and Innovations That Feed Us.
  • “Just Getting By” Film Screening – 4/5, 7pm – free showing of a new documentary about Vermonters struggling with food and housing insecurity.
  • Seed Starting – Saturday 4/6, 11:30am – All materials provided or bring your own seeds and compostable containers. 
  • Virtual Author Talk: Colum McCann – 4/9, 2pm – Conversation about American Mother
  • Oxbow Community Garden Meet-up – 4/9, 5:30pm – Join neighbors to discuss plans for the Oxbow community garden.
  • Virtual Author Talk: Xochitl Gonzalez – 4/17, 8pm – Chat about her newest novel Anita de Monte Laughs Last.
  • Aging Together – 4/19, 1pm – Talk and support each other through the aging process.

Teens/Tweens

  • Dungeons & Dragons – Thursdays, 3:30pm
  • L.I.F.T. (LGBTQIA+) – Wednesday 3/27, 3:30pm

Youth Programs

  • Storytots – 2/1 & 2/15, 10:30am – ages 1 to 2 with an adult caregiver.
  • Graphic Novel Book Club – Thursdays, 3:30pm – Write and use stop-motion animation to create your own graphic novel for our collection. For ages 8+. Sign-up required.

Stowe Rec Summer Camp

Information and registration for Stowe Parks and Recreation summer camp is now live. Stowe Rec Summer Camp link

For more information please contact Sue Horton at susan.horton@destinationhotels.com

Red Clover Camp – Formally Mountain Village School 

Please see information below about the Red Clover Summer camp and Registration for children aged 5-8. Registration just opened and can be found on our website Red Clover Camp. Red Clover camps engage 5-8 year olds in a variety of activities including swimming, hiking, biking, and art. 

Register HERE for your K-8th graders to join SYL for the 2024 season!

An Early bird registration discount of $25.00 will be applied when you register your player(s) before February 26th, 2024.

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