EES PTO NEWS May 23 2017

May 23, 2017

PTO Leaders: Leigh Fisher, Hollie Foley and Rachel Shelley

PTO Contact: pto

MAYFAIR SUCCESS!

Thank you to all who gave so generously with their time, set up, baking, cooking, grilling, running games, clean up and more! Mayfair was a huge success and could not have happened without all of your help! Special thanks to Stephanie Mueller, Stacey Kelleher and Brandi Littlefield for running the very successful Mayfair auction, and Leigh Fisher, the Mayfair coordinator.

SAVE THE DATE: Lake Monsters Baseball Game to Benefit The Four Winds Science Program on Wednesday, June 21, 7 p.m.

When school ends, what comes next? Baseball, of course! Join our Edmunds Elementary community for a fun evening at Centennial Field to benefit the Four Winds Science Program. The game is Wednesday, June 21, at 7:00 p.m. It’s the Lake Monsters’ season-opening game. EES students will form a high-five tunnel for the players when they enter the field!

Teachers will distribute packets to students the week of, May 22. Students have until Wednesday, June 7, to sell as many tickets as they can. Each $6 ticket sold during this window will earn the science program $2.50. (Walkups on game day won’t earn any money for Four Winds.) Help pack the stands for this fun event!

For questions about ordering tickets, please contact Amy Lilly: lillyamy. For questions about Four Winds, please contact Carolyn Hanson: carolynhanson21.

EVERYBODY MOVE YOUR BODY

WHAT? All EES students are invited to come move their bodies before school starts!

WHEN? Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 7:45- 8:05 during the month of May (we had to take 2 days off because of the Champlain College graduation tent)

WHY? Research has shown that exercise can increase academic achievement, improve behavior and increase self-confidence…and it will be fun!

WAIT…WHAT? All EES students are encouraged to join in a walk/run around the field in the morning before school starts. There is a system to track and record the number of laps made each day. In addition we are tracking how many miles as a school we have completed. Students who participate are recognized each week during our all school assembly. Please encourage your child to participate!

FRIDAY MAY 26th: VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR VSO MUSICAL PETTING ZOO

· Attention music lovers, parents of kindergarteners and of first-graders! We need your help to make this event happen!

· The musical petting zoo is a fun, hands-on experience for kids in kindergarten and first grade to learn about the instruments that are part of an orchestra and get a chance to play them.
· We need parent volunteers to help hold the instruments and sanitize them between students.
· No musical experience needed!
· The schedule for the classes will be as follows:
8:15-9:05 Quinn/Fagan
9:15-10:05 O’Brien/Weidman
10:15-11:05 Kilburn
· We are looking for 8 volunteers at each workshop.
· It is helpful to have some volunteers who are willing to stay for more than one session. A brief orientation will begin at 8:05.
· If you are interested in helping, please contact Bethany Fitzgerald at bsaulpaugh with your child’s name and class, and what time slot(s) you are available to help. This is a great opportunity for grandparents to volunteer in the school as well. Thank you!!


MAYFAIR AUCTION ENDS TONIGHT 8pm!!

May 18, 2017

MAYFAIR AUCTION ENDS TONIGHT 8pm!

MAYFAIR AUCTION IS LIVE!!!!!! NEW ITEMS ADDED!!!!
Win a gift certificate to our local bookstore, area restaurants and museums all while supporting Edmunds Elementary School! There are many amazing deals to be found online at https://www.32auctions.com/EESMAYFAIR2017. With about 50 items, and more added every day, beautiful bags made by an Edmunds parent, tickets to the Montshire Museum, a gift certificates to Queen City Yoga, and even coupons for some brand new Nokia tires! Bidding will begin today, and the auction ends May 18 at 8 p.m. Remember – the silent auction is only online. There will be no chance to bid at the Mayfair event but you can pick up your winnings then. So sign up to bid soon, and bid generously! All the proceeds go to Edmunds Elementary PTO. See the auction and register at https://www.32auctions.com/EESMAYFAIR2017 . And spread the word about the auction with friends, family and co-workers. Anyone can bid.

Don’t Forget to sign up and help!
Mayfair! Mayfair! Mayfair!
THIS Friday, May 19th is Mayfair!
Join in on the fun from 4pm-7pm on the EES Field. Mayfair is our annual carnival-style fun day with games, watermelon eating contests, bouncy house, yoga challenge and prizes. Tickets can be purchased at the event to play games and buy grilled food, sides & desserts. All fundraising efforts help support EES PTO initiatives such as field trips, Skate Night, Welcome BBQ and teacher grants. Fun for the whole family, friends and neighbors – hope to see you there! Please help us make this a great event by volunteering via the Sign Up Genius!


PTO NEWS 5/16/17

May 16, 2017

PTO Leaders: Leigh Fisher, Hollie Foley and Rachel Shelley

PTO Contact: pto

Mayfair! Mayfair! Mayfair!THIS Friday, May 19th is Mayfair! Join in on the fun from 4pm-7pm on the EES Field. Mayfair is our annual carnival-style fun day with games, watermelon eating contests, bouncy house, yoga challenge and prizes. Tickets can be purchased at the event to play games and buy grilled food, sides & desserts. All fundraising efforts help support EES PTO initiatives such as field trips, Skate Night, Welcome BBQ and teacher grants. Fun for the whole family, friends and neighbors – hope to see you there! Please help us make this a great event by volunteering via the Sign Up Genius!

MAYFAIR AUCTION IS LIVE!!!!!! NEW ITEMS ADDED!!!!
Win a gift certificate to our local bookstore, area restaurants and museums all while supporting Edmunds Elementary School! There are many amazing deals to be found online at https://www.32auctions.com/EESMAYFAIR2017. With about 50 items, and more added every day, beautiful bags made by an Edmunds parent, tickets to the Montshire Museum, a gift certificates to Queen City Yoga, and even coupons for some brand new Nokia tires! Bidding will begin today, and the auction ends May 18 at 8 p.m. Remember – the silent auction is only online. There will be no chance to bid at the Mayfair event but you can pick up your winnings then. So sign up to bid soon, and bid generously! All the proceeds go to Edmunds Elementary PTO. See the auction and register at https://www.32auctions.com/EESMAYFAIR2017 . And spread the word about the auction with friends, family and co-workers. Anyone can bid.


EVERYBODY MOVE YOUR BODY RESUMES WEDNESDAY MAY 17!

WHAT? All EES students are invited to come move their bodies before school starts!

WHEN? Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 7:45- 8:05 during the month of May (we had to take 2 days off because of the Champlain College graduation tent)

WHY? Research has shown that exercise can increase academic achievement, improve behavior and increase self-confidence…and it will be fun!

WAIT…WHAT? All EES students are encouraged to join in a walk/run around the field in the morning before school starts. There is a system to track and record the number of laps made each day. In addition we are tracking how many miles as a school we have completed. Students who participate are recognized each week during our all school assembly. Please encourage your child to participate!

FRIDAY MAY 26th: VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR VSO MUSICAL PETTING ZOO

· Attention music lovers, parents of kindergarteners and of first-graders! We need your help to make this event happen!

· The musical petting zoo is a fun, hands-on experience for kids in kindergarten and first grade to learn about the instruments that are part of an orchestra and get a chance to play them.
· We need parent volunteers to help hold the instruments and sanitize them between students.
· No musical experience needed!
· The schedule for the classes will be as follows:
8:15-9:05 Quinn/Fagan
9:15-10:05 O’Brien/Weidman
10:15-11:05 Kilburn
· We are looking for 8 volunteers at each workshop.
· It is helpful to have some volunteers who are willing to stay for more than one session. A brief orientation will begin at 8:05.
· If you are interested in helping, please contact Bethany Fitzgerald at bsaulpaugh with your child’s name and class, and what time slot(s) you are available to help. This is a great opportunity for grandparents to volunteer in the school as well. Thank you!!


EES PTO NEWS 5/9/17

May 9, 2017

PTO Leaders: Leigh Fisher, Hollie Foley and Rachel Shelley

PTO Contact: pto

Mayfair! Mayfair! Mayfair!Friday, May 19th is Mayfair! Join in on the fun from 4pm-7pm on the EES Field. Mayfair is our annual carnival-style fun day with games, watermelon eating contests, bouncy house, yoga challenge and prizes. Tickets can be purchased at the event to play games and buy grilled food, sides & desserts. All fundraising efforts help support EES PTO initiatives such as field trips, Skate Night, Welcome BBQ and teacher grants. Fun for the whole family, friends and neighbors – hope to see you there! Please help us make this a great event by volunteering via the Sign Up Genius!

MAYFAIR AUCTION IS LIVE!!!!!!
Win a gift certificate to our local bookstore, area restaurants and museums all while supporting Edmunds Elementary School! There are many amazing deals to be found online at https://www.32auctions.com/EESMAYFAIR2017. With about 50 items, and more added every day, beautiful bags made by an Edmunds parent, tickets to the Montshire Museum, a gift certificates to Queen City Yoga, and even coupons for some brand new Nokia tires! Bidding will begin today, and the auction ends May 18 at 8 p.m. Remember – the silent auction is only online. There will be no chance to bid at the Mayfair event but you can pick up your winnings then. So sign up to bid soon, and bid generously! All the proceeds go to Edmunds Elementary PTO. See the auction and register at https://www.32auctions.com/EESMAYFAIR2017 . And spread the word about the auction with friends, family and co-workers. Anyone can bid.

VERMONT COFFEE COMPANY ORDERS DUE TUESDAY May 16th!

EES makes $6/bag! This month orders will be delivered Friday, May 19th. 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.


FRIDAY MAY 26th: VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR VSO MUSICAL PETTING ZOO

· Attention music lovers, parents of kindergarteners and of first-graders! We need your help to make this event happen!

· The musical petting zoo is a fun, hands-on experience for kids in kindergarten and first grade to learn about the instruments that are part of an orchestra and get a chance to play them.
· We need parent volunteers to help hold the instruments and sanitize them between students.
· No musical experience needed!
· The schedule for the classes will be as follows:
8:15-9:05 Quinn/Fagan
9:15-10:05 O’Brien/Weidman
10:15-11:05 Kilburn
· We are looking for 8 volunteers at each workshop.
· It is helpful to have some volunteers who are willing to stay for more than one session. A brief orientation will begin at 8:05.
· If you are interested in helping, please contact Bethany Fitzgerald at bsaulpaugh with your child’s name and class, and what time slot(s) you are available to help. This is a great opportunity for grandparents to volunteer in the school as well. Thank you!!


EES PTO NEWS 5/2/17

May 2, 2017

PTO Parent Night THIS Thursday MAY 4th 5:45-7:15pm: Nurturing Healthy Sexual Development

Please join us for a 90 minute training hosted by Prevent Child Abuse Vermont (PCAVT). This Adult training provides participants with information and skills to help them understand the stages of healthy sexual development and common behaviors in children along with tips on how to talk with children and answering their questions. EES Cafeteria. ALL ARE WELCOME.

RSVP IF YOU WILL NEED BABYSITTING.

Edmunds Green Up Day on Friday May 5th.

Classes will be Greening Up in and around the Edmunds campus to kick off Green Up Vermont day which is Saturday, May 6th. Ask your kids to show you what they learned at school about Greening Up and take them out on Saturday in your neighborhood!

MAYFAIR! MAYFAIR! MAYFAIR! MAY 19TH (4-7PM)

Fun for the whole family! Games, prizes, food with your EES community. Activities include a bouncy castle, musical cakes & more. Tickets available at the fair!

Sign up genius coming soon!


EES PTO NEWS 4/18/2017

April 18, 2017

PTO Leaders: Leigh Fisher, Hollie Foley and Rachel Shelley

PTO Contact: pto

PTO Parent Night Thursday MAY 4th 5:45-7:15pm: Nurturing Healthy Sexual Development

Please join us for a 90 minute training hosted by Prevent Child Abuse Vermont (PCAVT). This Adult training provides participants with information and skills to help them understand the stages of healthy sexual development and common behaviors in children along with tips on how to talk with children and answering their questions. EES Cafeteria.Babysitting available Please RSVP to Rachel at pto if you think you might attend.

Edmunds Green Up Day on Friday May 5th.

Classes will be Greening Up! in and around the Edmunds campus to kick off Green Up Vermont day which is Saturday, May 6th. Ask your kids to show you what they learned at school about Greening Up and take them out on Saturday in your neighborhood!

MAYFAIR MAY 19TH

Our biggest fundraiser of the year!


Mayfair Volunteers Needed to make the Fair happen this year!

We need Food & Games volunteers to help make our annual Mayfair event run this year.

Without these volunteers, Mayfair can’t happen!

FOOD LEADER(S) FOR MAYFAIR
We are searching for two capable people to lead the Food portion of the Fair this year. It is small commitment, but amazing reward for you and the kids! Time is getting short to fill this essential roll in order for our plans to have Mayfair on Friday, May 19th. Please contact Leigh Fisher at <a href="https://us-mg6.mail.yahoo.com/neo/b/compose?to=leigh.r.fisher if you are able to help!

GAMES LEADER(S) FOR MAYFAIR

We are searching for two capable people to lead the Games portion of the Fair this year!! Small commitment, but a fun and rewarding experience for you and the kids! This event is a great way to get involved in our school and really make a difference!! Please contact Leigh Fisher at <a href="https://us-mg6.mail.yahoo.com/neo/b/compose?to=leigh.r.fisher if you are able to help!

GAMES! FUN! MAYFAIR!

We need two volunteers to help make our annual Mayfair event a success. We are searching for two capable people to lead the most exciting part of Mayfair – the games!! We have tried and true games already prepared, but would love to have you put your personal stamp on this amazing EES event. Limited commitment, but amazing reward for you and the kids! This event is a great way to get involved in our school and really make a difference!! Think you are the person for the job? Recruit a friend along with you and share the fun! Please contact Leigh Fisher at leigh.r.fisher@gmail.com with questions.

SILENT AUCTION ITEMS NEEDED FOR MAYFAIR

Edmunds Elementary will again hold our Mayfair Carnival. For parents unfamiliar with Mayfair, it’s a long-standing tradition at EES with a BBQ, games, bouncy castle, Musical Cakes and more. The carnival also has a silent auction. All funds raised in the auction goes directly to the kids. It helps pay for special initiatives such as bringing local artists, speakers and performers to our school. It also funds scholarships for low-income students, field trips and educational materials and helps pay for much nee
ded classroom supplies. If you own or work for a company or restaurant that would make a donation, or have any ideas for donations, please contact Stacey Kelleher at staceyhk1568@yahoo.com. In the past, Edmunds parents have been creative and come up with donations ranging from knitted hats to bike tune-ups to bike blended smoothies. All ideas are welcome to help make this fundraiser a success!

Enjoy Break Next Week


EMS BLOOD DRIVE

April 18, 2017

The EMS Student Council has organized a RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE

Burlington is in URGENT need of all BLOOD types.
EMS GYM1-6pm
TODAY

We hope to see you!