HS Astronomy Class Students visit the Elmore School to teach about the Eclipse

As you likely already know, on Monday, April 8th, 2024, Morrisville, Vermont will be treated to one of the most spectacular phenomena in the universe; a total solar eclipse. Throughout this week students in Mrs. Ciambra’s Astronomy classes are visiting the local elementary schools to teach lessons about the science behind the impending Eclipse. So far (image above) everyone is having a blast. Tomorrow, Mrs. Ciambra will be presenting to the PA student body about the Eclipse and providing everyone with free Eclipse glasses. For your information, during a solar eclipse, the surface of the sun is entirely blocked by the moon. This allows us to see the two layers of the sun’s atmosphere, which are normally invisible. The solar eclipse will begin at 2:15 pm and totality (the time when the sun is entirely blocked) will last from 3:26-3:29 pm. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, as the next time Morrisville will be treated to a total solar eclipse is in 2079. For more information, follow this link.

Special solar eclipse glasses should be worn by everyone when viewing the moon partially blocking the sun. The news has also reminded us that pets should be kept indoors while this event is happening. When the moon is completely blocking the sun, no special eyewear is needed. 

Vape Detectors Coming to Peoples Academy

Peoples Academy, like schools throughout Vermont and across the country, is experiencing student vaping incidents. While we take this issue very seriously and work proactively to educate and support our students – vaping at school persists.  

In an effort to discourage and prevent vaping on school premises, on April 19th vape detectors will be installed in the high school and middle school bathrooms. Vaping in school bathrooms presents a hazard not only to the students who are vaping, but to their classmates and teachers who share these spaces.

 We believe that installing these sensors will further support our efforts to help prevent e-cigarette use and help students already vaping to quit. Read on for more details….

The revote of the Elmore-Morristown FY25 budget has been scheduled for Tuesday, April 16th.  Information about the proposed budget can be viewed HERE.  Please remember to vote and reach out to the Central Office at 888-4541 with any additional questions.

IMPORTANT UPCOMING DATES 

April 3  Quarter 3 Ends

April 3  11th Grade Tech VTCAP Testing

April 3 VSAC Financial Aid Workshop

April 8            NO SCHOOL, Eclipse

April 9-11 VTCAP, 11th Grade Science Testing

As a family preparing for testing, it’s important to understand the nature and purpose of the assessment.  Please visit cognia.org for more information.  Ensure that your student gets plenty of rest, hydration and eats well before the day of the test.  On the day of, help your student by arriving early, staying positive, and reminding your student that they are well-prepared and in control of their success. These factors will contribute to a smooth testing session for your student. 

Guidance

Junior Families: Financial Aid & Managing College Costs Workshop with VSAC: Wednesday, April 3rd – 6:00 PM in the PA Library.  The financial aid process can feel overwhelming at times. Between choosing colleges, planning on covering college costs, and what feels like endless paperwork– just know that you have options! This presentation will explain the types of financial aid available (grants, scholarships, loans, work-study); the basics of financial aid applications; and ways to compare college costs before you apply.

UVM 4-H Extension Programs:  More information about each program and registration links can be found at: https://www.uvm.edu/extension/youth/announcements

Co-Curriculars

If you missed the One Act Performance a couple weeks ago please join us for a dress performance of this year’s One Act “The Secret in the Wings” by Mary Zimmerman, on Wednesday, April 3rd at 7:00pm. This rehearsal will help prepare our students to head to the Vermont State Drama Festival at Otter Valley High School April 5 & 6.

If you haven’t already done so: SIGN UP FOR SPRING 2024 ATHLETICS on RankOne Registration. If you have any questions, please contact gabriela.silva@lamoillesouth.org 

Go Wolves! 

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IMPORTANT DATES

April 16   EMUU FY Budget Revote

April 22 – 26 Spring Break

May 27  No School, Memorial Day Observation

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Community

Resources from the United Way 

Support

Morrisville Centennial Library programs:

Adult/All Ages

“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.

Youth Programs

Graphic Novel Book Club – Thursdays, 3:30pm, Sign-up required. 

Dabble Days: Free books, activities, crafts, resources & fun for the whole family!  4/6, 10am-1pm, Morristown Elementary.

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