PTO Notes

September 12, 2018

Hi everyone!

Hope everyone is getting settled into their routines and enjoying school so far.
The weather is looking fab for this Friday’s Welcome Back BBQ! Hope to see you there!

Upcoming events–

Welcome Back BBQ; Friday, September 14th 5:30-7:00 p.m.

This event is totally free and all are welcome.

Families of children in grades K-2 are asked to bring a side or salad to share.
Families of children in grades 3-5 are asked to bring a dessert to share.

if you have children in both groups, just pick one:)

Open House and Spaghetti Dinner Thursday, September 20 5:30-7 p.m.
Dinner is in the EES cafeteria from 5:30-6:00 p.m. and is free and open to all Edmunds Families
Open House in classrooms following from 6-7 p.m.

Volunteer opportunities

Seeking Room Parents
Have you ever considered being a room parent in your child’s classroom? It is a terrific way to be more connected to your kiddo’s class and teachers. If two parents are able to work together, the responsibility is very manageable. There are notes and helpful tips provided to volunteers and we will support you and answer any questions. If you are interested, please email Melanie Needle at mneedle.

Seeking Volunteers for Welcome Back BBQ

The Welcome Back BBQ is this Friday, September 14th from 5:30-7:00. There are many opportunities to help out with this. Please take a look at the signup genius and see what you can do.

Seeking Dan’s Chocolates co-coordinator

Dan’s Chocolates is our biggest fundraiser of the year. We are looking for someone who is interested in co-coordinating with Jenny Sullivan. Being good with numbers and comfortable with Excel spreadsheets is helpful but not required. Please contact Jenny Sullivan (wonderjennyvt) if you are interested.

Seeking Multicultural Night coordinator: November 2

Multicultural Night is a fun family night focused on cultural origins to celebrate the diversity at EES. Families are invited to share music, a song, a dance, or a craft, as well as a traditional (or favorite) dish for the potluck dinner. Please contact Jenny Sullivan (wonderjennyvt) if you are interested in coordinating this event.

Thank you!
Jenny Sullivan, Pam Moreau and Stacey Kelleher


Trafic circle volunteers

August 28, 2018

We are still looking for volunteers for traffic circle for Wednesday and Friday. Do you have 15 minutes a week to support our kids and help keep them safe? Be a traffic circle HERO!

Contact Stef Waite at waite if you are interested.


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: Check it out on the library website at, and here’s a link to a recent Free Press article:

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

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.


May 16, 2018





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: 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