EES PTO NEWS 12/6/2016

December 6, 2016

No Frills Fundraiser

The EES PTO is launching our annual appeal, with a goal this year of raising $3000. Please take a few moments to make a donation so that all of our students can continue to benefit from the rich classroom activities, educational field trips, and fun community events that are sponsored by the PTO. 100% of your donation will go towards programs for our students. Link: https://eespto.org/fundraisers/no-frills-fundraiser/

Remember that your donation is fully tax-deductible. What’s more, many local businesses will match your contribution, so be sure to ask your employer about this opportunity to raise even more funds for our school.

Thanks For the Help!
Thank you Jenny Sullivan for putting together our School Directory.
Thank you Cassy Gardner For helping beautify our building by planting spruce trees in the urns outside of the school

EES Community Holiday Gifts Project
During this holiday season, if you are looking for an opportunity to give to a family in the EES community, consider purchasing a gift card (Amazon, book store, grocery store, department store, etc.) to donate anonymously. This year Ms. Hathaway (EES School Counselor) and Tyler Sessions (P.E. Teacher) are working to connect EES families in need of some extra financial support with gifts and gift cards for the holidays. This year we are reaching out to the EES community to help provide gift cards to families in need. The gift cards can be sent to school in an envelope where they will be collected by the class teachers, and given to Ms. Hathaway. In order to reach families before the December break, please send in gift cards no later than Monday the 19th of December. Thank you EES community for your generosity during this holiday season.

No Experience Necessary!! Tour Guides Needed
EES parent/guardian volunteers needed to lead potential Kindergarten families on tours of our amazing school. The time commitment for this will be an hour(+/-) twice a month(January-end of March). Times and days of tours are flexible. You will be trained in what to say and the highlights to point out when giving a tour. Looking for 4-6 people to share the responsibility. Please email katelekstutis if you are able to volunteer.

 

From the community:

HOLIDAY KIDS BIKE BONANZA (sponsored by Old Spokes Home)

Friday, December 16th, 5:30-8:30 pm at Sustainability Academy (123 North Street)

· All are welcome

· Bikes for children ages 3-8

· Free bikes and gear for income-eligible families

· Bikes priced from $20 – $100

· Bike and helmet decorating station for all children!

PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED TO RESERVE A BIKE FOR YOUR KID

· On-line: http://www.oldspokeshome.com/entry/holiday-kids-bike-bonanza

· By phone: 802.863-4475

· Questions: contact Peggy O’Neill (peggyov5; 802.999.4995)

 


EES Community Holiday Gifts Project

December 6, 2016

During this holiday season, if you are looking for an opportunity to give to a family in the EES community, consider purchasing a gift card (Amazon, book store, grocery store, department store, etc.) to donate anonymously. 

Ms. Hathaway (EES School Counselor) and Tyler Sessions (P.E. Teacher) are working to connect EES families in need of some extra financial support with gifts and gift cards for the holidays.  

The gift cards can be sent to school in an envelope where they will be collected by the class teachers, and given to Ms. Hathaway. In order to reach families before the December break, please send in gift cards no later than Monday, December 19

Thank you EES community for your generosity during this holiday season.


Play Kickoff Meeting 12/5

December 5, 2016

5:45 p.m. In the EES Cafeteria


EES PTO News 11/29/16

November 29, 2016

Volunteers Needed to Help the Nurse Tomorrow 11/30
The Nurse needs parent volunteers to help out with vision and hearing screening on 11/30. the nurse will be doing the vision screening and speech students from UVM will do the hearing. Parent facilitators will pull students from classrooms and wait with them in the 2nd floor motor room (to the right of the office) while testing is in progress. We plan to screen from 9-12. One or two parents could do the entire time or if they want to split their time that would work too. Please contact jcharlso if you can help out.

NO Whole School Assembly Tomorrow Nov 30
There will not be having our Whole School Assembly this Wednesday morning, Nov. 30. Instead, we will be taking an hour out of the day to read the books that are nominated for the Red Clover Award.

Edmunds Merchandise Sale
Now thru through Monday, December 5th.Edmunds Tshirts, sweatpants, pom pom hats and adult sized PJs available – See attached flyer or send into school the paper version that went home last week attention EES PTO!

SPRING PLAY INFORMATION!!!!

Monday DECEMBER 5 FROM 5:45-6:15PM: KICK-OFF PARENT/GUARDIAN INFORMATION MEETING FOR EES SCHOOL PLAY

All parents of students interested in participating in this year’s school musical should attend this meeting

· Open to all students in grades 1-5: chorus (grades 1-2); many roles for grades 3-5 in cast and stage crew.

· Auditions for grades 3-5: Tuesday-Wednesday-Thursday, January 3rd, 4th & 5th during lunch/recess.

· Grades 1-2 chorus meets one day per week (WILL NOT BE RUN BY BURLINGTON KIDS AFTER SCHOOL MORE INFO TO COME) starting week of January 16th.

Tuesday, January 10th Cast read through followed by Cast & Crew Parent meeting at 5:00.

· Wednesday, January 11th regular rehearsals on a Monday-Thursday cycle begin.

· Full run through Sunday, March 12th.

· Show will be Thurs-Saturday March 16-th-18th.

· Looking for Parent Volunteers for the many roles that make the annual school musical possible. Volunteer opportunities will be discussed at meeting.

· Contact: Andrea Juneau (ndreamaryjuneau) if you are interested in helping

Lost and Found Clean Out!!
Now is the time to check the Lost and Found for that missing Lunch box, Jacket, Sweat Shirt, Thermos or missing pair of boots. We will clear it out on December 2nd.

EES Community Holiday Gifts Project
During this holiday season, if you are looking for an opportunity to give to a family in the EES community, consider purchasing a gift card (Amazon, book store, grocery store, department store, etc.) to donate anonymously. This year Ms. Hathaway (EES School Counselor) and Tyler Sessions (P.E. Teacher) are working to connect EES families in need of some extra financial support with gifts and gift cards for the holidays. This year we are reaching out to the EES community to help provide gift cards to families in need. The gift cards can be sent to school in an envelope where they will be collected by the class teachers, and given to Ms. Hathaway. In order to reach families before the December break, please send in gift cards no later than Monday the 19th of December. Thank you EES community for your generosity during this holiday season.

Tour Guides Needed
EES parent/guardian volunteers needed to lead potential Kindergarten families on tours of our amazing school. The time commitment for this will be an hour(+/-) twice a month(January-end of March). Times and days of tours are flexible. You will be trained in what to say and the highlights to point out when giving a tour. Looking for 4-6 people to share the responsibility. Please email katelekstutis if you are able to volunteer.

EESMerchandiseorder2016.docx


Edmunds Branded Clothing! Order now!

November 15, 2016

Just in time for our cold Vermont winter and the holidays!

ees-merchandise

Print and submit this form with your payment.

Checks made payable to EES PTO.

Bring order form back to your child’s teacher by MONDAY, DECEMBER 5th !!

Merchandise to be delivered to students in their classrooms the week of DECEMBER 19th-22nd.


EES PTO NEWS 11/14/16

November 15, 2016

VERMONT COFFEE COMPANY ORDERS DUE TUESDAY November 15th!

EES makes $6/bag! Orders will be collected the third Tuesday of every month. This month orders will be delivered Friday, November 18th.. 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.

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Thank you to all who participated in and attended Multicultural Night.

The evening was a great success, and a joyful way to end the week. A special thanks goes out to the following: All who set up a cultural table to share with the community; all who cooked food from near and far; Betsy Nolan and the EES chorus; Stratton and Jon from UVM Competitive Ballroom Dance Team; Perky and Henry Gogo for (our favorite) Filipino dance; Peggy O’Neil, Emily Merrill and Maria Mutar for helping to coordinate the event. We have 2 yellow-orange salad bowls and a pair of clear salad servers. They were left at the Multicultural dinner. Contact Peggy peggyov5 if they are yours.

Left behind Dishes!
There are several bowls, dishes and miscellaneous items left over from our first thankful Thursday. If you are missing something please look on top of Trish’s filing cabinets in the office!!

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EES Community Holiday Gifts Project
During this holiday season, if you are looking for an opportunity to give to a family in the EES community, consider purchasing a gift card (Amazon, book store, grocery store, department store, etc.) to donate anonymously. This year Ms. Hathaway (EES School Counselor) and Tyler Sessions (P.E. Teacher) are working to connect EES families in need of some extra financial support with gifts and gift cards for the holidays. This year we are reaching out to the EES community to help provide gift cards to families in need. The gift cards can be sent to school in an envelope where they will be collected by the class teachers, and given to Ms. Hathaway. In order to reach families before the December break, please send in gift cards no later than Monday the 19th of December. Thank you EES community for your generosity during this holiday season.

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Lost and Found Clean Out!!

Now is the time to check the Lost and Found for that missing Lunch box, Jacket, Sweat shirt, Thermos or missing pair of boots. We will clear it out on December 2nd.

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Edmunds Merchandise Sale
Flyers are going home this week and the sale goes through Friday, December 5th.

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SPRING PLAY INFORMATION!!!!

Monday DECEMBER 5 FROM 5:45-6:15PM: KICK-OFF PARENT/GUARDIAN INFORMATION MEETING FOR EES SCHOOL PLAY

All parents of students interested in participating in this year’s school musical should attend this meeting

· Open to all students in grades 1-5: chorus (grades 1-2); many roles for grades 3-5 in cast and stage crew.

· Auditions for grades 3-5: Tuesday-Wednesday-Thursday, January 3rd, 4th & 5th during lunch/recess.

· Grades 1-2 chorus meets one day per week (see Burlington Kids after school program brochure) starting week of January 16th.

Tuesday, January 10th Cast read through followed by Cast & Crew Parent meeting at 5:00.

· Wednesday, January 11th regular rehearsals on a Monday-Thursday cycle begin.

· Full run through Sunday, March 12th.

· Show will be Thurs-Saturday March 16-th-18th.

· Looking for Parent Volunteers for the many roles that make the annual school musical possible. Volunteer opportunities will be discussed at meeting.

· Contact: Andrea Juneau (ndreamaryjuneau) if you are interested in helping out.

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PLEASE HELP UVM MEDICAL STUDENTS – TAKE THE VERMONT HEALTHY KIDS MEAL SURVEY!

The University of Vermont Larner College of Medicine and the American Heart Association are working in partnership to improve the nutritional quality of foods marketed to our children. The Vermont legislature is considering applying nutritional standards to children’s meals throughout the state.

The College of Medicine, the American Heart Association, and your legislators would like to know what you as parents think about the matter. Medical Students from the UVM Larner College of Medicine have created a survey which can be accessed here. https://survey.uvm.edu/index.php/154446?lang=en

Your responses to this survey will have an impact on these nutritional standards.


EES PTO NEWS 11/8/16

November 15, 2016

Scholastic Book Fair HELP Needed Thursday!!!

If you have some time to volunteer (we are asking for an hour or more if possible) please contact EES Librarian Kathy Neil: kneil Thank you in advance for your help.

Community Food Prep for Multicultural Night.
Multicultural Night is a potluck event, but if you need help cooking, purchasing ingredients or want to prepare food with other families,join Emily Merrill, Peggy and other EES family members to cook together on Friday, 11 November from 12 – 2:30 pm at the VNA Family Room (20 Allen Street). The PTO has generously offered to purchase ingredients for this fun communal cooking event. Contact Peggy peggyov5 (999.4995) or Maria Mutar miatar4 with ingredient list, if you want to join the fun cooking, and/or if you need transportation. All are welcome.

MULTICULTURAL NIGHT THIS FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 11th 6-8 PM IN THE EES CAFETERIA

Join us on November 11th from 6-8 pm for the EES MultiCultural 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 UVM Ballroom Dance Team will perform and give us a tutorial on East Coast Swing

Contact us if you have an activity, music, cultural tradition, dance or food you want to share, or are interested in helping with the event. All EES community members are welcome to attend! There is no need to share anything to participate in the evening.

We are coordinating rides; please contact us if you need a ride or can offer one. Peggy O’Neill peggyov5 miatar4 or sign-up through the link below:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1cfDQg5iHArjNliMUFvunysFbcj8A1xJipAXbnGs8r14/edit?usp=sharing

THANK YOU TO ALL THE DAN’S CHOCOLATE SELLERS!!!
Congratulations to the entire EES Community for their successful Dan’s Chocolates Fundraiser. We had a truly amazing year.
We sold 1,859 bags of chocolates
That is 29,744 balls of chocolates!
We earned over $13,000 for our school!! That goes directly to funding field trips, teacher grants, school supplies, the BBQ, Math night, Skate night and Multicultural night (upcoming on 11/11). The most amazing thing about this year’s Dan’s Chocolates Fundraiser is that over 50% of our student were able to sell at least one bag of chocolate! That is up 10% from last year!

We Now have a Amazon Smile Account

Starting to think about Holiday shopping or do you love to get your bulk items from Amazon? Do your shopping and help support EES by shopping via your account at smile.amazon.com! Designate Edmunds Elementary School PTO Inc. as your charity of choice once – and we will receive .5% of your sale to help fund our field trips, teacher grants and events like Skate Night, Math Night and Multicultural Night!
https://smile.amazon.com/ch/03-0368400

Edmunds Pom Pom Hats!!!

Hats for Sale Hats for Sale!! Look For PTO Leadership selling Edmunds Pom Pom Hats in the Horseshoe during Drop off and Pick up. $10 a Hat!

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https://www.facebook.com/eespto/?fref=ts

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).

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