Dan’s Chocolates reminder and thank you

October 14, 2018

Thank you to all of the students who handed in their orders on Friday for our Dan’s Chocolate Fundraiser.
If your student forgot to hand in their order form and envelope of money on Friday, please send them in tomorrow. We’d like to get the order place as soon as possible to get everyone their chocolate in time for Halloween.

It is very helpful to our volunteers if you double check the order before sending it in. We also always appreciate if you take the time to enter the order online(see the link below).

http://www.dansfundraising.com/ffb2

If you have any questions, please let Jenny Sullivan know at wonderjennyvt.

Thank you for your support.

EES PTO

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PTO Notes

October 10, 2018

Hello everyone!

A big thank you to those of you who came to our first PTO meeting of the year last week. Dr. Mathias led the group in a restorative circle and we discussed upcoming events and volunteer opportunities.

Dan’s Chocolates fundraiser orders due Friday, October 12

Please be sure to have your child being in their order forms and envelopes this Friday so that we can place our order for chocolates. These should be delivered to your child at school in approximately two weeks.

Edmunds Elementary Coat Swap begins October 22

As the weather turns colder and we assess our families’ winter coat situation, please remember Edmunds Elementary annual coat swap. Clean, used coats and winter wear that you can pass down to a friend in the Edmunds community will be greatly appreciated. These can be brought to the main lobby. Also, remember, you don’t have to give to get!

FOUR WINDS BAKE SALE AT THE I-89 WILLISTON REST AREAS IS COMING UP ON SATURDAY, OCTOBER 27TH

We need volunteers to take shifts at our tables in the rest area (North & southbound) during the day. This is the only fundraiser for the year to make this important nature- based program happen in our school!

Please contact Jens Hawkins-Hilke (jhilke) to sign up to work a table at the bake sale. We’ll be reaching out to the school community in coming weeks for details on how to drop off donations (baked goods or financial contributions welcome).


EES PTO meeting TONIGHT 6-7 pm

October 3, 2018

Hi everyone!

PTO Meeting TONIGHT (Wednesday, October 3) 6-7 p.m.
First floor Art Room

Tonight is our first PTO meeting of the year. We will be in the art room on the first floor. Child care will be available. We understand that everyone has busy schedules and hectic lives. If you can make it though, these meetings are a great opportunity to connect with other parents and to gain a better understanding of what is going on in the PTO. We promise to keep it to one hour;)

Dan’s Chocolates Fundraiser

By now your children should have all received their fundraising materials for the Dan’s Chocolates Fundraiser. Please assist your children with their record keeping and with keeping the money they receive safe. Orders must be turned in by Friday, October 12. We will be distributing chocolates about two weeks later.

Four Winds Bake Sale at the I89 Williston Rest Areas is coming up on Saturday, October 27th.

We need volunteers to take shifts at our tables in the rest area (North & southbound) during the day. This is the only fundraiser for the year to make this important nature-based program happen in our school!

Please contact Jens Hawkins-Hilke (jhilke) to sign up to work a table at the bake sale. We’ll be reaching out to the school community in coming weeks for details on how to drop off donations (baked goods or financial contributions welcome). THANK YOU


PTO notes

September 26, 2018

Hi everyone!

Almost through with September! Time is flying…Here is the latest and greatest PTO news:

Upcoming events:

Dan’s Chocolates fundraiser: Kick-off Friday September 28
Keep your eyes peeled for fundraising materials for our most important fundraiser–Dan’s Chocolates. Students will be receiving instructions and order forms on Friday.

First PTO meeting: Wednesday, October 3, 6-7 p.m.
Childcare provided. We welcome old friends and new to join us for a quick check-in on what the year has in store…We would love to get your feedback and hear your ideas!

Please check out the following two informational flyers regarding Edmunds Walk and Roll celebrating Open Streets on September 30, and a temporary (two-week) protected bike lane and designated
bus drop-off on S. Union Street from Maple to Main St.

pdfS Union Pop-up Outreach flyer FINAL.pdf

pdfEdmunds Rolls on Open Street.pdf

Thank you!
Jenny, Pam and Stacey


PTO Notes

September 19, 2018

Hi everyone!
Thanks to all who attended the Welcome Back BBQ last Friday. Also, a huge thank you to all of the volunteers who made it all possible. What a great way to start out the new school year!

Tomorrow night (Thursday, September 20) is the spaghetti dinner and Open House at Edmunds.
Dinner is served at 5:30 in the EES cafeteria and is free and open to all Edmunds families. Open house in classrooms follows from 6-7 pm.

WAY TO GO CHALLENGE: WALK AND ROLL TO SCHOOL: 25 Sept.-O6 Oct.

Get ready to Walk-n-Roll in the state-wide Way to Go! Challenge.

  • Let’s cut our carbon and have fun getting to school on our own muscle power–walk, bike, scooter, skateboard, etc.
  • If your parents drive you, have them drop you off a couple of blocks from school and walk the rest of the way–every little bit counts!
  • We’ll be competing with schools across the state for the coveted Carbon Cup Award. Let’s bring it to Edmunds!
  • Students and staff will track their modes of transportation to and from school each day during the challenge. Our coordinator will enter our data and we can track our progress.
  • Questions, please contact Peggy: peggyov5 or Rachel: rachskye

EDMUNDS WALKS AND ROLLS ON OPEN STREETS
Open Streets is a free city program that provides the people of
Burlington a chance to explore miles of urban streets in a safe car-
free environment. We want to bring Edmunds families together to
celebrate Open Streets and showcase a new demonstration project
with a designated bus stop and protected bike lane in front of our
school.
When: Sunday, September 30, 2018 at 11:30 am
Where: Meet on S. Union Street in front of EMS
Who: Any and all EES and EMS students, families and school community
members (that means teachers, staff and principals, too!).
Why: To celebrate Open Streets in Burlington, kick off the Edmunds pop-up
bus stop zone and protected bike lane demo, and the Way to Go! School
Challenge.
How: Don’t have a bike? No worries! Walkers, strollers, wheelchairs,
skateboards and all people-powered vehicles welcome (just no cars).
What’s the route: Edmunds to Sustainability Academy, which is about a 10-
minute bike ride at an easy pace. We’ll walk and roll along Union Street then
turn left on North Street and head to S.A. At our arrival, you can have a bike-
blended smoothie, and then explore all the fun and cool activities on car-free
streets!
Contact: Peggy: peggyov5 (EES, EMS, BHS parent) or Rachel:
rachskye (EES, EMS parent).

Volunteer opportunities

We still are seeking room parents for the following classes:
Ms. Fitzpatrick
Ms. Johnson
Mr. Styles
Ms. Kaseta

Please consider stepping up for these roles. It really makes a big difference for the children and the teachers. Please contact Melanie Needle if you are interested. mneedle

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, Pam and Stacey


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.

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d4caea72faa8-welcome

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.

Thanks!