SCHOOL TOMORROW STRIKE OVER!!

September 19, 2017

Dear EES Families,

We wanted to make sure that we passed on the information that school will resume tomorrow Wednesday September 20th.

The Burlington School Board and the Burlington Education Association (BEA) have reached a tentative contract agreement after a 8-hour mediation session held Tuesday. The agreement is pending ratification by both sides.

It will be a normally scheduled 1:50 release.

EES PTO

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No School Monday-Rally Today 4pm

September 17, 2017

Good Morning EES Families,

ALL FAMILIES, COMMUNITY MEMBERS, SCHOOL BOARD, STUDENTS
LET US GATHER IN UNITY TODAY at CITY HALL 4PM

Rally TODAY for the Schools Our Children Deserve

SEPTEMBER 17th
Sunday
4PM
City Hall Park

What kind of schools do Burlington children deserve? Great Schools. Great schools with great teachers that can commit to a career serving the students and the community of Burlington. Great schools with staffing that supports meeting every students needs. Great schools in which the educators, families, and administration work collaboratively toward our common goals. Great schools that our kids, teachers and community can be proud of! Come Show Your Support!

BHS Student Volunteer Table-BHS Students will be offering babysitting services to help our community. If you have a high school student interested in volunteering BHS Junior Vaughn Martin will be managing this Volunteer Table today at 4PM in City Hall Park.

Meals will be available at J.J. Flynn Elementary School and Burlington High School from 11 AM – 12PM, but these are the only school sites where meal distribution will take place.

The following neighborhoods will receive meal delivery.

Meal Delivery Schedule Monday, September 18 (tentative)

  • J.J. Flynn and Burlington High School open for lunch from 11:00 AM-12:00 PM

  • Bobbin Mill—11:00-11:30 AM

  • South Meadow —11:30-12:00 PM

  • Franklin Square—11:00-12:00 PM

  • Riverside—11:00-11:30 AM

  • Roosevelt Park–11:30-12:00 PM

  • Salmon Run- 12:00-12:30 PM

EES PTO

STRIKE UPDATE INFORMATION:
The Burlington Education Association website gives specific information about supporting our teachers during this strike. www.beaworks.com/

The Burlington School district website is the best place for information and updated communication from our district and school board . www.bsdvt.org/


EES Information

September 16, 2017

Hello fellow EES parents,

As we move into our third day of a school strike I’m sure we are all a mix of emotions: worried, frustrated, angry and sad. Many of us wait for answers feeling helpless. But remember there are ways to help no matter what side of the issue you are on.

Reaching out to others in our community to pool childcare resources is one. We’re all in this together as parents and need to support each other when we are able. As we learn of new camps and other childcare resources available we will post them to our facebook page www.facebook.com/eespto/ and website. www.eespto.org/

The Burlington Education Association website gives specific information about supporting our teachers during this strike. www.beaworks.com/

Another thing you can do is contact your school board member. The Burlington School district website is the best place for information about your representatives. www.bsdvt.org/

Most importantly, remember we are all members of the same community and everyone is working for what is best for our kids. These decisions that have been made by the BEA and the school board were not made lightly. No one is happy with this situation and many are working hard to come up with a solution. Please remember kindness and understanding to work towards solutions rather than anger and division.

EES PTO


Welcome BBQ Postponed

September 14, 2017

Hello EES Families,

WELCOME BBQ WILL NOT BE HELD TOMORROW FRIDAY 9/15!

New Date: TBD

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Best,

EES PTO


Information for EES Families regarding Strike tomorrow.

September 13, 2017

Good Evening EES Families,

As we are sure you’ve heard:

There will be no school in the Burlington School District on Thursday due to a teacher strike. All District activities, including athletics and after school programs, are also cancelled.

Meals will be available at all schools from 11 – 12 PM for students Thursday.

For more information about the mediation that took place today you can visit the school districts web page BSDVT or Burlington Education Associations web page. BEA


We are hoping this will resolve quickly.

We will update you tomorrow as we know more.

EES PTO


EES NEWS 9/12/17

September 12, 2017

PTO LEADERS

Leigh Fisher

Rachel Shelley

Jenny Sullivan

Welcome BBQ – September 15th: 5:30-7PM.

Join us for a BBQ on the field at Edmunds. The event is free and open to all Edmunds families. If you can, please bring a side dish to share (K-2 families bring a side dish, 3-5 bring a dessert).We need your help!! Please sign up bellow to help with set up, clean up or manning the grill!

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d4caea72faa8-september


Picture Day Thursday September 14th


Morning Drop Off Horseshoe Volunteers Needed

Help ensure the morning runs smoothly. Because no one wants to be stuck in the horseshoe. Become a volunteer for the drop off horseshoe to help other families with morning drop off. Choose one day a week that works for you, 8:00-8:15 am. Email traffic circle coordinator Stefanie Waite waite if you can help.

Help Wanted for Open House Spaghetti Dinner

Looking for a Volunteer or two to help organize and execute the Free PTO Spaghetti Dinner before the Open House on October 5th. We need your help to be able to continue to offer this event. Please contact Jenny at wonderjennyvt

Graphic Designer Needed

Looking for a parent volunteer with Graphic Design experience. If you can help please contact Rachel at pto

SEEKING ROOM PARENTS: NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY

Room parents are still needed for Kilburn, Weidman, O’Brien, Quinn, Bellavance, McMorris and Flaherty/Goldsmith and Flynn. If you are interested in being a room parent or have questions about what a room parent does, contact Hollie Foley (holliesfoley or 802-318-2596). Please include your name, classroom teacher, and the best way to contact you.

PTO EMAIL UPDATES

The PTO sends out weekly email updates. If you would like to be added to the PTO email list, please contact Rachel Shelley at EES PTO (pto@eespto.org).

For more information about PTO events visit: https://eespto.org/ or https://www.facebook.com/eespto.

Four winds Volunteers

Four winds natural science program is looking for volunteers for classroom workshops. Workshops are held four times a year. No experience needed. For more info contact four winds coordinator Carolyn Hanson at Carolynhanson21.

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YES! School on Wednesday

September 12, 2017

Dear EES Community,

We have received news that there WILL BE SCHOOL ON WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 13th.

BEA and BSD have reached an agreement to return to negotiate further and will do so on Wednesday at 11am. This meeting will not impact the daily schedule of our teachers or students – therefore, there is school as originally planned on Wednesday.

The Board Meeting originally scheduled for tonight, Tuesday September 12th will no longer be held.

Further information regarding school schedule after Wednesday will be released as we hear about it – most likely on Wednesday by the end of the day. Please stay tuned!

Again, more information can be found at:
www.beaworks.com.
and at:
http://www.bsdvt.org/school-board/negotiations/.

Thank you,

EES PTO