EES PTO News 8/25/16

August 25, 2016

Green-up our outdoor Campus August 30th 2-3pm

Bring your work gloves and garden clippers then join us as we spruce up our gardens and playground. Located near the playground. Look for people with leaf bags! Children are welcome to help. Then stay for our Ice Cream Social. RSVP to Rachel at rachskye

 

Ice Cream Social August 30th 3-4pm

For all students and families, located at Edmunds on pavement next to the door on the east side of the building Rain site: EES cafeteria.

 

Back to School Welcome Coffee August 31st 8:15-9am

Join us for a social gathering after bringing your child to school on the first day. We will set up out front (weather permitting) to meet and greet old and new families. Rain site: EES cafeteria.

 

Kindergarten Lunches August 31st, September 1st, September 2nd @ 11:30am

­ For all parents/guardians of Kindergartners: Bring your own picnic lunch and have lunch with your Kindergartner to meet new students and their parents.

 

Welcome BBQ September 16th 5:30-7pm

Join us for a BBQ on the field at Edmunds. The event is free and open to all Edmunds families. Look for more information soon!


EES PTO News 8/15/16

August 20, 2016

PTO Leaders: Leigh Fisher, Hollie Foley, and Rachel Shelley

PTO Contact: pto

Ice Cream Social August 30th 3-4pm

Join students and families as we celebrate the new school year!

Employment Opportunities within BSD

Do you know of an individual who is interested in working with children? Perhaps you know a recent graduate who is looking for a job, someone whose children are all in school and wants to go back to work, or a retired person looking to make a difference while supplementing their income? We are looking for individuals who enjoy working with children, and are interested in learning how to support students from inspiring professionals.

For more information, go to https://www.schoolspring.com/job.cfm?jid=2694037&

or Email Dr. Mathias at: smathias

Ice Cream Scooping Help Needed

If you are willing to scoop some Ice Cream during our Ice Cream Social. Please email Nancy Westbrook at: nswestbrook


EES PTO News 5/24/16

May 26, 2016

MAYFAIR SUCCESS!

Thank you to all who gave so generously with their time, set up, baking, cooking, grilling, running games, clean up and more! Mayfair was a huge success and could not have happened without all of your help! Special thanks to Stephanie Mueller, Stacey Kelleher and Brandi Littlefield for running the very successful Mayfair auction, and Leigh Fisher, the Mayfair coordinator.

RSVP FOR EES COMMUNITY SOCIAL SATURDAY JUNE 4 FROM 6-9 PM

Come celebrate the end of the year together! All EES parents, guardians, and staff are invited to join in a fun evening with dinner, cash bar, and live music by Ann “Antara” Gatch. Event will take place at the outdoor terrace of the Champlain Room, Communications and Creative Media Building, Champlain College, 375 Maple Street, which is a beautiful space overlooking the lake. Suggested donation is $25/person. Please RSVP to pto by Wednesday May 25th. Checks payable to EES PTO or can be donated online via PayPal at pto with any questions. We hope to see you there!

TUESDAY MAY 31st: VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR VSO MUSICAL PETTING ZOO

Attention music lovers- we need your help! The musical petting zoo is a hands-on experience for kids in kindergarten and first grade to learn about the instruments that are part of an orchestra and get a chance to try to play them. We need parent volunteers to help hold the instruments and sanitize them between students. No musical experience needed. The schedule for the classes is as follows:

8:30-9:20 Weidman/Zeigfinger

9:25-10:15 Nutting/Goldsmith/Kilburn

10:20-11:10 O’Brien/Quinn

We need 8 volunteers present for each workshop. It is really helpful to have volunteers who are willing to stay for more than one session. A brief orientation will begin at 8:15.

If you are interested in helping, please contact Bethany Fitzgerald at bsaulpaugh@hotmail.com with your child’s name and class, and what time slot(s) you are available to help. This is a great opportunity for grandparents as well. Thank you!

THURSDAY, JUNE 2ND: EES FIELD DAY

Field day is a fun, outdoor, team-building, game playing day that the kids LOVE! It is a volunteer-run event, so I’m hoping you’ll come have a great time with us. As always, we will have the music playing, break times for volunteers as well as snacks and drinks to keep you going. The morning session is for grades K-2 and grades 3-5 will play in the afternoon. Please visit the sign-up genius to volunteer to run an activity station, and feel free to contact me with any questions. I really appreciate the help.

Thank you! Kate Lekstutis; katelekstutis@gmail.com or text/call 802-238-2972.

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/805094badaa2eaa8-field2

PTO LEADERSHIP TRANSITION

The current PTO leaders will be stepping down at the end of this school year. If you are interested in learning more about the roles of PTO leadership, please contact Marni at pto.

VOLUNTEERS/SUPPLIES NEEDED TO HELP ART TEACHER

Help is needed to collate and bind the new Kindergarten Art books. No prior experience is needed, Mrs. Elliott will show you what to do! Please contact Joanna Elliott (jelliott).


EES PTO News 5/17/16

May 18, 2016

MAYFAIR, MAYFAIR, MAYFAIR!! FRIDAY MAY 20TH (4PM-7PM)

Fun for the whole family! Games, prizes, food with your EES community. Activities include a bouncy castle, musical cakes & more. Tickets available at the fair! Please help us at this amazing event by volunteering at: www.SignUpGenius.com/go/30E0844ADAA2AA02-mayfair2 or email Leigh Fisher at leigh.r.fisher@gmail.

CALLING ALL BAKERS!! Cake pans for Mayfair Musical Cakes will be available outside the office starting Monday, May 16th!

MAYFAIR SILENT AUCTION ENDS SOON!

Win ski tickets to Mad River Glenn, four brand new Nokia tires, a hair cut at O’M Salon, or a gift certificate to your favorite restaurant, all while supporting Edmunds Elementary School. There are many amazing items at the Mayfair Silent Auction, online at www.32auctions.com/EESMayfair2016. There are more than 60 items, with more added every day, including things from the Montshire Museum, Boloco, Queen City Bikram Yoga, Pete’s Greens, Ben and Jerry’s and many others. Bidding will begin on May 6th at 8:00 am, and the auction ends on May 19 at 6 p.m. Remember – the silent auction is only online. There will be no chance to bid at the Mayfair event. So sign up to bid soon, and bid generously! All the proceeds go to directly to support our kids. And spread the word about the auction with friends, family and co-workers. Anyone can bid. Pick up your winnings at Mayfair on May 20 or we can schedule another pick up at a later date

MAY 17: VERMONT COFFEE COMPANY ORDERS DUE

EES makes $6/bag! Flavors: Dark, Medium, Mild, Decaf, Uno, Dos, Tres. Orders will be delivered Friday. Order forms at Front Office and EES PTO website (https://eespto.org/fundraisers/Vermont-coffee-fundraiser/). Checks payable to EES PTO, OR Pay via PayPal; Please note in PayPal “Purpose Box” number of bags and coffee choice. Contact Pam Moreau (802.999.4590 or pmoreaulawvt@gmail.com) with questions.

VOLUNTEERS/SUPPLIES NEEDED TO HELP ART TEACHER

Please send in any empty paper towel tubes to the art teacher. Help is needed to collate and bind the new Kindergarten Art books. Each child will receive their artwork back at the end of the year bound into a keepsake collection of projects laid out chronologically. It is a big undertaking, and however much time you have to offer is welcome! No prior experience is needed, Mrs. Elliott will show you what to do! Please contact Joanna Elliott (jelliott).

EES COMMUNITY SOCIAL SATURDAY JUNE 4 FROM 6-9 PM

Come celebrate the end of the year together! All EES parents, guardians, and staff are invited to join in a fun evening with dinner, cash bar, and live music by Ann “Antara” Gatch. Event will take place at the outdoor terrace of the Champlain Room, Communications and Creative Media Building, Champlain College, 375 Maple Street, which is a beautiful space overlooking the lake. Tickets are $25/person and are on sale now until May 25th. Checks payable to EES PTO or can be purchased online via PayPal at eespto.org.

PTO LEADERSHIP TRANSITION

The current PTO leaders will be stepping down at the end of this school year and are looking to help transition new leaders. If you are interested in learning more about the roles of PTO leadership, please contact Marni at pto.


EES PTO News 5/10/16

May 16, 2016

A LITTLE OVER ONE WEEK LEFT FOR GREAT AUCTION ITEMS!! BID TODAY! MAYFAIR SILENT AUCTION IS LIVE

Win ski tickets to Mad River Glenn, four brand new Nokia tires, a hair cut at O’M Salon, or a gift certificate to your favorite restaurant, all while supporting Edmunds Elementary School. There are many amazing items at the Mayfair Silent Auction, online at www.32auctions.com/EESMayfair2016. There are more than 60 items, with more added every day, including things from the Montshire Museum, Boloco, Queen City Bikram Yoga, Pete’s Greens, Ben and Jerry’s and many others. Bidding will begin on May 6th at 8:00 am, and the auction ends on May 19 at 6 p.m. Remember – the silent auction is only online. There will be no chance to bid at the Mayfair event. So sign up to bid soon, and bid generously! All the proceeds go to directly to support our kids. And spread the word about the auction with friends, family and co-workers. Anyone can bid. Pick up your winnings at Mayfair on May 20 or we can schedule another pick up at a later date

MAYFAIR, MAYFAIR, MAYFAIR!! FRIDAY MAY 20TH (4PM-7PM)

Fun for the whole family! Games, prizes, food with your EES community. Activities include a bouncy castle, musical cakes & more. Tickets available at the fair! Please help us at this amazing event by volunteering at: www.SignUpGenius.com/go/30E0844ADAA2AA02-mayfair2 or email Leigh Fisher at leigh.r.fisher@gmail.

CALLING ALL BAKERS!! Cake pans for Mayfair Musical Cakes will be available outside the office starting Monday, May 16th!

MAY 17: VERMONT COFFEE COMPANY ORDERS DUE

EES makes $6/bag! Flavors: Dark, Medium, Mild, Decaf, Uno, Dos, Tres. Orders will be delivered Friday. Order forms at Front Office and EES PTO website (https://eespto.org/fundraisers/Vermont-coffee-fundraiser/). Checks payable to EES PTO, OR Pay via PayPal; Please note in PayPal “Purpose Box” number of bags and coffee choice. Contact Pam Moreau (802.999.4590 or pmoreaulawvt@gmail.com) with questions.

VOLUNTEERS/SUPPLIES NEEDED TO HELP ART TEACHER

Please send in any empty paper towel tubes to the art teacher. Help is needed to take down the grades 3-5 Art Night projects from the hallways of the first floor. Also, in May help will be needed to collate and bind the new Kindergarten Art books. Each child will receive their artwork back at the end of the year bound into a keepsake collection of projects laid out chronologically. It is a big undertaking, and however much time you have to offer is welcome! No prior experience is needed, Mrs. Elliott will show you what to do! Please contact Joanna Elliott (jelliott).

SAVE THE DATE: EES PARENT AND STAFF NIGHT SATURDAY JUNE 4

You won’t want to miss it, so put it on the calendar and line up your babysitters! Event will take at Champlain College and will have food and music. Advance tickets will go on sale soon. Keep an eye out for the invitation.

PTO LEADERSHIP TRANSITION

The current PTO leaders, Marni Slavik, Hollie Foley, and Clare Wool, will be stepping down at the end of this school year and are looking to help transition new leaders. If you are interested in learning more about the roles of PTO leadership, please contact Marni at pto.

CHECK THIS OUT! NEW FUNDRAISER: SCRIP

You can earn the school money without spending any additional money yourself.

Our newest fundraiser is here! Welcome to Scrip – Buy gift cards at face value and the school benefits! Scrip fundraising is a no-selling program that allows families to raise money for their children’s school. Scrip is just another way to pay for everyday purchases using gift cards in place of cash, checks, and credit cards. You purchase gift cards from your organization at face value (either online or on paper), and your coordinator orders those cards from Great Lakes Scrip Center at a reduced price. The difference is an instant rebate for your organization. It’s really that simple! For example, if you purchase a $50 gift card to Lands End, the school earns 16% – that’s $8.00 for the school and a full $50 gift card for you. You never walk away with something you’ll never use and gift cards start as low as $10.00. When you use scrip gift cards at your favorite retailers, you’re fundraising while you shop. Great Lakes Scrip Center offers hundreds of options from your favorite retailers, including grocery, department stores, gas stations, restaurants, hotels, home improvement, and more. Just by using scrip to pay for your normal weekly purchases, you can easily raise $500 or more per year. For example, Shaw’s 5%, Amazon 3%, Shell gas 2.5% – the options go on and on. Pick and choose cards based on your needs or further search for the highest percentage that we’ll earn. There are always deals and bonus’ that benefit you as well. It’s time to put your shopping dollars to work! You can also join PrestoPay, which allows you to pay online, making the process smoother and quicker for you.

If you have questions, please contact Brandi Littlefield at Brandi.littlefield7 and watch for your child to bring the flyer home with more details!

Go to http://www.shopwithscrip.com/ and check it out! Enrollment code: 752AB49647L76


News 5/6/16

May 7, 2016

MAYFAIR SILENT AUCTION IS LIVE STARTING FRIDAY MAY 6

Win ski tickets to Mad River Glenn, four brand new Nokia tires, a hair cut at O’M Salon, or a gift certificate to your favorite restaurant, all while supporting Edmunds Elementary School. There are many amazing items at the Mayfair Silent Auction, online at www.32auctions.com/EESMayfair2016. There are more than 60 items, with more added every day, including things from the Montshire Museum, Boloco, Queen City Bikram Yoga, Pete’s Greens, Ben and Jerry’s and many others. Bidding will begin on May 6th at 8:00 am, and the auction ends on May 19 at 6 p.m. Remember – the silent auction is only online. There will be no chance to bid at the Mayfair event. So sign up to bid soon, and bid generously! All the proceeds go to directly to support our kids. And spread the word about the auction with friends, family and co-workers. Anyone can bid. Pick up your winnings at Mayfair on May 20 or we can schedule another pick up at a later date

PARENT ORGANIZATIONAL MEETING FRIDAY MAY 6th 4-5 PM EMS LIBRARY

Hello BSD Parents+Community,

Please join our parent meeting tomorrow to identify concerns and ensure accountability within our BSD leaders and school board. We will identify parents that can attend (90 minute shift) the OPEN school board meeting happening Saturday 9-3pm at Fletcher Free Library to document those board discussions. We will start meeting tomorrow as a group to effectively represent in unison what we believe the best interests are of all our students and our city’s public school system. It is also imperative that we identify parents that will attend board meetings and board committee meetings on Tuesdays from here on out. If we work as a group we will cover more ground and our message will be professional and clear to BSD, school board, our greater community and the media.

Please join us:

Friday May 6th

EMS Library

4-5pm


EES PTO News 4/26/16

April 26, 2016

WEDNESDAY APRIL 27TH AT 7:30PM: SPECIAL EDMUNDS MEETING WITH SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS

Location: EMS Library.

Please join us to discuss your thoughts, questions, and concerns about our schools and the Burlington School District. We value your community input in shaping our schools.

Questions? Contact Marni Slavik (pto) or Clare Wool (clarewool).

PTO LEADERSHIP TRANSITION

The current PTO leaders, Marni Slavik, Hollie Foley, and Clare Wool, will be stepping down at the end of this school year and are looking to help transition new leaders. We have been happy to support our teachers, family community, and administration through classroom enrichment, community events, school advocacy, and fundraising. If you are interested in learning more about the roles of PTO leadership, please contact Marni at pto.

VOLUNTEERS/SUPPLIES NEEDED TO HELP ART TEACHER

Please send in any empty paper towel tubes to the art teacher. Help is needed to take down the grades 3-5 Art Night projects from the hallways of the first floor, beginning after we return from April vacation. Also, in May help will be needed to collate and bind the new Kindergarten Art books. Each child will receive their artwork back at the end of the year bound into a keepsake collection of projects laid out chronologically. It is a big undertaking, and however much time you have to offer is welcome! No prior experience is needed, Mrs. Elliott will show you what to do! Please contact Joanna Elliott (jelliott).

SILENT AUCTION ITEMS NEEDED FOR MAYFAIR

On May 20th, Edmunds Elementary will again hold our Mayfair Carnival. For parents unfamiliar with Mayfair, it’s a long-standing tradition at EES with a BBQ, games, bouncy castle, cake walk and more. The carnival also has a silent auction. All funds raised in the auction goes directly to the kids. It helps pay for special initiatives such as bringing local artists, speakers and performers to our school. It also funds scholarships for low-income students, field trips and educational materials and helps pay for much needed classroom supplies. If you own or work for a company or restaurant that would make a donation, or have any ideas for donations, please contact Stephanie Mueller at smueller@vnrc.org or Stacey Kelleher at staceyhk1568@yahoo.com. In the past, Edmunds parents have been creative and come up with donations ranging from knitted hats to bike tune-ups to bike blended smoothies. All ideas are welcome to help make this fundraiser a success!

GAMES! FUN! MAYFAIR! FRIDAY, MAY 20TH

We need two volunteers to help make our annual Mayfair event a success. We are searching for two capable people to lead the most exciting part of Mayfair – the games!! We have tried and true games already prepared, but would love to have you put your personal stamp on this amazing EES event. Limited commitment, but amazing reward for you and the kids! This event is a great way to get involved in our school and really make a difference!! Think you are the person for the job? Recruit a friend along with you and share the fun! Please contact Leigh Fisher at leigh.r.fisher@gmail.com with questions.

SAVE THE DATE: EES PARENT AND STAFF NIGHT SATURDAY JUNE 4

You won’t want to miss it, so put it on the calendar and line up your babysitters! More information to come.

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