PTO notes

August 21, 2018

Hi everyone!

We hope you are all enjoying this last bit of summer vacation and are getting excited about returning to Edmunds for a great school year.

The following are important dates and times for next week and beyond:

Tuesday, August 28, 11-2: "Green Up" at the grounds of Edmunds Elementary. Children are welcome to attend and help out, but must be accompanied by an adult.

Tuesday, August 28, 3-4: Ice cream social.

Wednesday, August 29th is the first day of school! There will be a coffee hour on the front lawn of school from 8:15-9:15.

*Dismissal on Wednesday the 29th is at 1:50. Note that every other day of the week, dismissal is at 2:50. Wednesday dismissal is always at 1:50.

Friday, September 14th, 5:30-7:00 pm: Welcome Back BBQ.

Volunteer opportunities:

We still need a couple more scoopers for the ice cream social. If you can help out, please contact Stacey Kelleher at staceyhk1568.

Traffic circle helpers: Have you ever wondered who are those amazing people who help our kids get out of our cars and safely into school each morning? They are the excellent traffic circle helpers and they are parents just like you! We are looking for traffic circle helpers for Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. This is a great volunteer gig because it is very well-defined and consistent: 8:00-8:15 one day a week. If you are interested, please contact Stefanie Waite at waite.

And finally…

Parents can vote for Burlington online for a JetBlue grant that could benefit the Fletcher Free Library with a $25,000 purchase in books for kids, and a $5000 reading room renovation! The link is: soarwithreading.com. Check it out on the library website at fletchfree.org, and here’s a link to a recent Free Press article:

https://www.burlingtonfreepress.com/story/news/local/vermont/2018/08/16/burlington-trailing-bid-25-k-grant-fletcher-free-library/998524002/

We’ll need folks to vote A LOT between now and August 31st because people can vote AS MANY TIMES AS POSSIBLE! The library is such a wonderful resource for Edmunds kids, and the grant would really benefit our kids and community in an immediate and powerful way.

Thanks, and hope to see you all at the upcoming events!

Jenny Sullivan, Pamela Moreau and Stacey Kelleher

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Please support Edmunds Family affected by South Meadows fire

June 20, 2018

Please consider donating to this Go Fund Me fundraiser to support the Mango family. This family of four, with a Kindergarten student at EES, also lost all their belongings in the fire at South Meadows.

The family would greatly appreciate any help. Thank you so much.


MAYFAIR FRIDAY MAY 18th 4pm-7pm

May 16, 2018

We need VOLUNTEERS!!

SIGN UP HERE!!

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080d4aaca723a6fc1-mayfair

ONE OF OUR BIGGEST FUNDRAISERS OF THE YEAR!!!

 


EES/EMS PTO meeting on Capital Improvements.

May 2, 2018
Special Joint EMS-EES PTO Meeting to Discuss Capital Improvements and Construction
Wednesday, May 9th TIME 6:30  , EES Cafeteria

At the April 10, 2018 the School District facilities team presented their latest ideas in the capital plan which includes a substantial overhaul of Building C (the cafeteria) at Edmunds, as well as the construction of a new roadway through campus. The School District wants to present their plans to the school community, and solicit vital feedback on the proposed plans for the Edmunds Campus.

Join us to see how these plans could work for our school community. We encourage you to visit the site: http://www.bsdvt.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/FY18-Capital-Project-Update.pdf to get a glimpse of some of the proposed changes and come with questions and concerns.  Changes include:

  • ADA accessibility
  • A new elevator
  • Makerspace (grant funded) at EMS
  • New dedicated cafeteria space and kitchen
  • Single entrance
  • A roadway cutting through the green space on the Main Street side
  • And more…

Your input is important. Let’s help shape the capital investments for our schools – for all our children.

Childcare will be provided upon request


Spring Musical Kick Off Meeting 12/13/17 5:30-6pm.

December 12, 2017

Wednesday December 13th in the EES Cafeteria, 5:30-6

Come for the announcement of this year’s musical and find out all you need to know to make this year’s play a success!

For all 1/2/3/4/5 grade parents/guardians who plan to participate in the 1/2 chorus, try-out for the play or participate in set crew.
Looking forward to seeing you all tomorrow night!
If you have any questions or if you can’t make the meeting, please contact Nancy Westbrook at 802-578-6441 or via email at nswestbrook@yahoo.com.


EES PTO NEWS 11/6/17

November 6, 2017

PTO LEADERS

Leigh Fisher

Rachel Shelley

Jenny Sullivan

Neighborhood Families and Friends Honor The Life of Reg Robair

Tuesday, November 7th 5-6pm Edmunds Cafeteria

Neighborhood Families and Friends will honor Reg by sharing a fond memory
We ask that you come share with the Reg’s family how much Reg was loved by our neighborhood community.
For 14 years…..2004-2017 Reg safely guided ALL of us across one of the busiest city block.
Please RSVP to this email so I can commit to his family our participation.
Thank you in advance for your support, we are fortunate to all be a part of such a caring city neighborhood.

PTO Meeting THIS THURSDAY November 9th

Outside the cafeteria immediately following the Whole school assembly. Join Jenny and Leigh for a cup of coffee and conversation.

VERMONT COFFEE COMPANY ORDERS DUE TUESDAY November 7th!

EES makes $6/bag! Orders will be collected the first Tuesday of every month. This month orders will be delivered Friday, November 10th 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.

MULTICULTURAL NIGHT NOVEMBER 30 FROM 6-8 PM IN THE EES CAFETERIA

Join us on November 30 from 6-8 pm for the EES Multi-Cultural Night. We hope to see as many families as possible joining us to celebrate the journeys that we’ve all taken to arrive in one community.

  • The EES Chorus will perform at 6:10 pm
  • The potluck will begin at 6:30 pm
  • Country and cultural tables available to visit throughout the evening.

This is a potluck dinner so consider making a favorite dish to share. Please sign-up through this link so we know how many folks are sharing food: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e094ba5aa22a13-eesmulticultural

There will be tables throughout the cafeteria if you wish to set up a cultural display (past examples include tortilla making, arts and crafts, travel information, photos, clothing, cultural artifacts, stories to share). If you would like to perform a dance, song or share music with the whole group, please email Peggy O’Neill: peggyov5

If you would like to prepare a dish or an activity to share, but need some financial support, please contact Melissa Hathaway: mhathawa@bsdvt.org.

All EES community members are welcome to attend! There is no need to share anything to participate in the evening.


Reg Robair Funeral Information

October 26, 2017

Hello EES Families,

It is with deep sadness that I am passing on the information about the funereal services for Reg Robair. Reg passed away suddenly last Sunday. Reg was the Crossing guard at Maple and South Willard Street for at least 9 years. He was a Cheerful and kind man who helped to keep our children safe. He will be missed.

Friday, October 27th
Elmwood Funeral Home Visiting Hours
(off of Pearl St near downtown Post Office)
2-4pm or 6-8pm

Saturday, October 28th
11am
Saint Mark’s Church
1251 North Ave
Burlington
(Near Hunt Middle School)

Reg’s Obituary
http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/burlingtonfreepress/obituary.aspx?page=lifestory&pid=187043367