EES PTO NEWS 3/21/17

March 21, 2017

THANK YOU: EES Shrek The Musical Volunteers!

Thank you to the MANY parent volunteers that helped to make our school musical such an amazing performance. Whether you helped in a small or large way, the play would not have been possible without you.

Last Call for Shrek DVD orders

Due Today!!!!

This Friday Skate Night 2017

Friday March 24th from 6pm-8pm Leddy Park Arena

Please join the EES community for our annual skate night! FREE pizza and skate rentals. We ask that each family bring a snack, drink or dessert item (if you are able) to share. Looking for a few volunteers to help. See link below…
Mark your calendars and get excited for this fun night!
www.SignUpGenius.com/go/805094BADAA2EAA8-skate

any questions please contact Kate Lekstutis: Katelekstutis

Save the Date PTO MEETING Tuesday, April 4th.

Join us at 5:30pm in the EES Cafeteria for Pizza and Conversation.

More information to come.

Sign Up Now for Parent/Teacher Conferences!Parent/Teacher Conferences: March 30th & 31st
Edmunds will continue to use the electronic scheduling system PTCFast to schedule our Spring Parent-Teacher Conferences. This system will allow you to select the teacher(s) with whom you would like to conference. If you cannot access the link directly, please cut and paste the link into an Internet browser: http://ptcfast.com/schools/Edmunds_Elementary_School

It’s that time of year! Welcome back… Mini Milers!!

Ready.Set. Run! (RSR) is back for a second year under the new name Mini Milers; join in the fun for the health of it! While enrolled in RunVermont’s Mini Milers program children learn about and practice fitness, good nutrition, citizenship, helping hands and goal setting all while having fun and being safe. Children meet weekly with Mini Milers leaders to get motivated, educated and keep track of their progress. In addition to mileage incentives, t-shirt and medal, participants receive monthly e-letters filled with ideas, citizen challenges and tasty recipes. The program will be led knstorch<a href="mailto:knstorchyahoo.com with any questions. Feel free to also check in with Leigh Fisher or Marni Slavik. For further information, you can also go to RunVermont’s website: http://www.runvermont.org/youth/ready-set-run/registration. We are looking for 1-2 parents to join our mini milers parent volunteer group. No running experience required! Typically we break up the kids into three groups: running games and activities, middle distance, and long distance. Even if you can’t be there every week, we welcome your help! Please contact Marni Slavik (<a href="mailto:marnislavik) if you would like to volunteer.
Interested in volunteering? Let us know!


EES PTO NEWS 3/14/17

March 14, 2017

PTO Leaders: Leigh Fisher, Hollie Foley and Rachel Shelley

PTO Contact: pto

SHREK PERFORMANCE BAKE SALES MARCH 17 and 18: PLEASE HELP!

Please help by donating a baked good or beverage!

Your contribution makes a big difference to our school and offers a popular intermission destination for the audience!

Sign up: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0b44acab2ba57-shrek/

Questions? lisa.brighenti; aliciamcunningham

COME SEE THE SHREK PERFORMANCES!

FRIDAY MARCH 17 at 7:00PM and SATURDAY, MARCH 19 AT 4:00PM:

VERMONT COFFEE COMPANY ORDERS DUE TUESDAY March 21st!

EES makes $6/bag! This month orders will be delivered Friday, March 24th. 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.


Skate Night 2017

Friday March 24th from 6pm-8pm
Leddy Park Arena

Please join the EES community for our annual skate night! FREE pizza and skate rentals. We ask that each family bring a snack, drink or dessert item (if you are able) to share. Looking for a few volunteers to help. See link below…
Mark your calendars and get excited for this fun night!
www.SignUpGenius.com/go/805094BADAA2EAA8-skate

any questions please contact Kate Lekstutis: Katelekstutis


Town Meeting Day Voting!!! Polls Close at 7:00pm

March 7, 2017

Don’t Forget to Vote Today!!!!!

Make Your Voice Heard!

Polls Close at 7:00pm

Find your polling place here!!

http://codeforbtv.org/votefinder/


EES DRAMA ELECTION DAY BAKE SALE!!!!

February 28, 2017

Our big Town Meeting Day Bake Sale is almost here! We need your support in order to meet our budget for the play. We are only able to keep the cost of the play so very low because of fundraising efforts by parents. This is where we need your help!! Please sign up to work the bake sale and provide bake sale items via the SignUp Genius!

We will be hosting a Bake Sale on Election Day, Tuesday March 7th in the EMS Gym between 9:00-3:00 with food collection starting at 8:00 AM.

If you cannot give of your time, please consider dropping something by to help us reach our financial goal once again this year. Donations may also be directly contributed via EES PTO Paypal!

Thank you in advance.

Andrea Juneau
andreamaryjuneau@gmail.com


EES PTO NEWS 2/22/17

February 22, 2017

Playbill cover art Submissions

Grades 3-5
Due FRIDAY February 24th!!!

ELECTION DAY BAKE SALE March 7th EMS Gym

We will be hosting a Bake Sale on Election Day, Tuesday March 7th in the EMS Gym between 9:00-3:00 with food collection starting at 8:00 AM. Please see the link for the SignUpGenius below.

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0E4AA5AB23A7F58-election

Shrek Performance Bake Sales

Every year during the intermission of each performance we hold a bake sale to help cover costs of the annual musical. In order to make this fundraiser successful, we ask for donations of food, baked goods, and drinks for the Friday night and Saturday afternoon performances. We welcome participation from all families whether or not you have children in the musical. Your contribution makes a big difference to our school and offers a popular intermission destination for the audience!

Please use the link to sign up to help at one of the bake sales or to donate food or beverages. Please indicate in comments if your item is gluten, nut, dairy free or vegan. THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!

You may drop the item off at the bake sale tables at your child’s ‘call time’ or prior to the show at EMS Gym. Please remember to label all plates/containers with your name and include information on ingredients/allergens (nuts, dairy, etc.).

Sign up: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0b44acab2ba57-shrek/

Questions? lisa.brighenti; aliciamcunningham

From the Community

Burlington American Little League 2017 Season Registration Open

Register now for the 2017 baseball season. Kids play at four different levels based on age and experience, with most games at Calahan Park. The program is open to Burlington boys and girls age 4-12, who reside or attend school south of Main St. The spring season runs mid April through Mid June. Registration fee is $60 per child, uniform included. Sibling discounts apply and financial assistance is available. Major league tryouts will be held on Saturday March 11th and 18thnd from 8-10am at Gutterson Field House on UVM campus. Players registering for the Majors division are required to be present on at least one of the two tryout dates.

For more information and to register visit benrin+BA



Burlington School District’s Annual Report and FY18 Comprehensive Budget Document Available Now.

Burlington residents can review these documents: 1) on our website at www.bsdvt.org, click the "Budget" tab on left side of page 2) via hard copy mailed to you by calling 324-7872 or 3) via hard copy available at local public schools, City Hall and Fletcher Free Library.


EES PTO NEWS 2/14/17

February 14, 2017

PTO Leaders: Leigh Fisher, Hollie Foley and Rachel Shelley

PTO Contact: pto

Screenagers Showing Tomorrow!! 2/15/17 5:30-7 BHS

Burlington PTO groups are hosting a free showing of the movie Screenagers on February 15th at 5:30 at the Burlington High School auditorium.
Are you watching kids scroll through life, with their rapid-fire thumbs and a six-second attention span? Physician and filmmaker Delaney Ruston saw that with her own kids and learned that the average kid spends 6.5 hours a day looking at screens. She wondered about the impact of all this time and about the friction occurring in homes and schools around negotiating screen time—friction she knew all too well.
In SCREENAGERS, as with her award-winning documentaries on mental health, Delaney takes a deeply personal approach as she probes into the vulnerable corners of family life, including her own, to explore struggles over social media, video games, academics and internet addiction. Through poignant, and unexpectedly funny stories, along with surprising insights from authors, psychologists, and brain scientists, SCREENAGERS reveals how tech time impacts kids’ development and offers solutions on how adults can empower kids to best navigate the digital world and find balance.

VERMONT COFFEE COMPANY ORDERS DUE TUESDAY February 21st!

EES makes $6/bag! This month orders will be delivered Friday, February 24th. 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.

EES COMMUNITY DINNER AND FAMILY DANCE

This event is Thursday, February 16th 5:30 pm-7:00 Pm and is open to all EES families.
The evening features a free dinner to all who come, followed by a Community Dance of traditional folk dances from a variety of cultures.

No experience necessary!

This event is free; any and all donations will support the purchase of a new bass xylophone for the music room!

Crayola ColorCycle Recycling Program!
We are excited to tell you about a very special program we are coordinating at our
school in conjunction with Crayola. It’s called Crayola ColorCycle – an amazing new
program devised to turn used markers into energy.
Please help support our efforts by sending your kids in with any used markers you may
have around the house – even non-Crayola brands. The drop-off box will be located next
to the Box Top Collection box in front of the office for your child to deposit the markers. Letters are going home this week with more information. Any question please contact Meloney Kirkpatrick mjkillpartrick

Shrek Performance Bake Sales

Every year during the intermission of each performance we hold a bake sale to help cover costs of the annual musical. In order to make this fundraiser successful, we ask for donations of food, baked goods, and drinks for the Friday night and Saturday afternoon performances. We welcome participation from all families whether or not you have children in the musical. Your contribution makes a big difference to our school and offers a popular intermission destination for the audience!

Please use the link to sign up to help at one of the bake sales or to donate food or beverages. Please indicate in comments if your item is gluten, nut, dairy free or vegan. THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!

You may drop the item off at the bake sale tables at your child’s ‘call time’ or prior to the show at EMS Gym. Please remember to label all plates/containers with your name and include information on ingredients/allergens (nuts, dairy, etc.).

Sign up: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0b44acab2ba57-shrek/

Questions? lisa.brighenti; aliciamcunningham

SHREK Play Bill Cover Art Contest

Open to Grades3-5

Due: Friday February 24th
Look for more information with your child this week.

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EES PTO NEWS 2/7/17

February 7, 2017

PTO Leaders: Leigh Fisher, Hollie Foley and Rachel Shelley

PTO Contact: pto

Fine Arts Night K-2 6:00-7:30
Please join us for an evening of visual art and music brought to you by the
Kindergarten,1st and 2nd graders of Edmunds Elementary!

Screenagers Showing 2/15/17 5:30-7 BHS

Burlington PTO groups are hosting a free showing of the movie Screenagers on February 15th at 5:30 at the Burlington High School auditorium.
Are you watching kids scroll through life, with their rapid-fire thumbs and a six-second attention span? Physician and filmmaker Delaney Ruston saw that with her own kids and learned that the average kid spends 6.5 hours a day looking at screens. She wondered about the impact of all this time and about the friction occurring in homes and schools around negotiating screen time—friction she knew all too well.
In SCREENAGERS, as with her award-winning documentaries on mental health, Delaney takes a deeply personal approach as she probes into the vulnerable corners of family life, including her own, to explore struggles over social media, video games, academics and internet addiction. Through poignant, and unexpectedly funny stories, along with surprising insights from authors, psychologists, and brain scientists, SCREENAGERS reveals how tech time impacts kids’ development and offers solutions on how adults can empower kids to best navigate the digital world and find balance.

View the trailer here. Screenagers time is 1 hour, 10 minutes.

Burlington School District Community Discussion on Education Funding in Vermont

Saturday, February 11

9AM – 11AM

Edmunds Middle School Cafeteria

275 Main St.

The Burlington School District invites Legislators, School Board and community members to attend a conversation surrounding education funding in Vermont. Superintendent Obeng comments, “It’s time for us to engage our leaders and community members to focus on the solutions, rather than debating the problems.”

The event will include a panel discussion with members of the local legislative delegation and the School Board to share the current state of our education system and ideas for how to move forward.

Community discussion will follow:

  • What questions do you have regarding education funding?

  • What can we do together as a community to address this challenge?

  • What are our actionable next steps?

Please join us for this important discussion.

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