Next PTO Meeting, Monday, January 9, CANCELED

December 29, 2011

Please join us at Contois Auditorium where The School Board will present the budget to City Council.  The City Council meeting begins at 7 pm.

Advertisements

School Budget Hearing, January 4 at 7pm, BHS Cafeteria

December 29, 2011

The school budget for the 2012-2013 school year is currently under review and development for voter approval. We encourage you to familiarize yourself with pressing issues related to the school budget, have conversations, hold meetings and tell the PTO leaders how we can help facilitate these conversations.  We’re reaching out to the EES faculty and Dr. Mathias regarding budget related issues, as well as connecting with school board members to express EES concerns.  We also strongly encourage you to contact your school board representatives and Superintendent Jeanne Collins (jcollins@bsdvt.org) to communicate any budget related issues.  The next scheduled public budget hearing is on Wednesday, 4 January at 7 pm in the BHS cafeteria.  The School Board will present the budget at the City Council Meeting on Monday, 9 January at 7 pm in Contois Auditorium.  Please attend and voice your concerns. Stay informed!

See http://bsdweb.bsdvt.org/Board/BoardCalendar.php  for details (where you can also find contact information for your ward representatives).  Emailsigne.daly@burlingtontelecom.net with any comments or suggestions.


Spring Musical Meeting Thursday, 15 December, 7 PM, EES Resource Room

December 14, 2011

Parents of children interested in performing in this year’s Spring Musical, The Sound of Music, are invited to attend the Parent Information Night meeting on Thursday, December 15, from 7:00 – 8:00 pm in the Library Resource Room.  Very Merry Theater and EES Drama Director Don Wright, along with members of this year’s Parent Production Team, will be there to provide a logistical overview of the show, including information on important winter/spring dates prior to the performances*, play permission slips, adult volunteer opportunities, and children’s’ auditions.   Bring your questions and calendars!  Permission slips to participate in the play are due Thursday, 22 Dec. to Monica Gragg in the EES office.  Permission slips and other important documents are available here.

The dates and times for the three Spring performances are:

Thursday, March 15, in-school performance/dress rehearsal

Friday, March 16, 7:00 pm performance

Saturday, March 17, 4:00 pm matinee.


EES Community Holiday Gifts Project

December 14, 2011
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 (grocery store, gas card, department store, etc.) to donate anonymously.  Every year Ms. Hathaway (EES School Counselor) and Gloria Boucher (EES School Nurse) identify families in need of some extra support and work behind the scenes to solicit gifts and gift cards for the holidays.  This year we are reaching out to the EES community to help provide some 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 Tuesday, 20 December.  Thank you EES community for your generosity during this holiday season.

Coat, Snow Pant and Winter Boot SWAP

December 12, 2011

Edmunds Elementary School is sponsoring a coat, snow pant and boot swap for students K through 5thgrade (other sizes welcome).

Clean, gently-used coats, snow pants and winter boots will be collected at Edmunds from Friday, 9thDecember through Friday, 16th December.  Donations can be left in the box located in the first floor lobby (of the Main Street entrance).

From Monday, 19th December through Thursday, 22nd December, families may select coats, snow pants or boots before or after the school day.  Location:  to be announced.

You do not have to donate a coat in order to choose one.  If you have any questions, please contact the guidance counselor, Melissa Hathaway mhathawa@bsdvt.org or 802-864-8473 or Peggy O’Neillpeggyov@burlingtontelecom.net or 802-999-4995.

Any leftover coats, along with anything left in the “Lost and Found” bin will find a new owner.


“Parenting on Track” 8 December and Six-Week Program

December 12, 2011

On Thursday, 8 December from 6:30 – 8:30 pm at Kids & Fitness (80 Eastwood Dr., S. Burlington), join “Parenting on Track founder, Vicki Hoefle, for a free presentation about her parenting program.  To register call:  802-343-9966 or visit:  http://www.parentingontrack.com/services/kids-and-fitness/

“Parenting on Track” presents a 6-week parenting program beginning on 10 January, 2010.  To register, call:  802-343-9966 or visit:  http://www.parentingontrack.com/services/group-classes/#partI

This is not an EES PTO-sponsored event.


School Budget Public Meeting – 15 December, 7pm BHS Cafeteria

December 12, 2011

As you may know, the school budget for the 2012-2013 school year is currently under review and development for voter approval.  The School Board is meeting Monday night (12/5) to start working on the budget.  We encourage you to familiarize yourself with pressing issues related to the school budget, have conversations, hold meetings and tell the PTO leaders how we can help facilitate these conversations.  We’re reaching out to the EES faculty and Dr. Mathias regarding budget related issues, as well as connecting with school board members to express EES concerns.  We also strongly encourage you to contact your school board representatives and Superintendent Jeanne Collins (jcollins@bsdvt.org) to communicate any budget related issues.  The School Board has scheduled two public budget hearings – please attend and voice your concerns: Thursday, 15 December at 7 pm and Wednesday, 4 January at 7 pm both in the BHS cafeteria.  See http://bsdweb.bsdvt.org/Board/BoardCalendar.php  for details (where you can also find contact information for your ward representatives).  Email signe.daly@burlingtontelecom.net with any comments or suggestions.  Stay informed!