Reading to End Racism

January 25, 2012

On Tuesday March 13, 2010 Edmunds Elementary School will join in a community initiative called Reading to End Racism supporting the District-wide goal of promoting and valuing diversity in the Burlington Public Schools.  This project creates an opportunity for all students to listen to new literature, hear personal stories and join age-appropriate discussions to explore and explain racism.

Classroom presentations are led by volunteer readers who are solicited throughout the community.  These readers are powerful role models for students, and in the past have included police officers, elected officials, educators, artists, business professionals, authors, parents and school board members.  All classes at Edmunds Elementary will participate in this one-day presentation, with book readings, personal stories and discussions on ways students can help end racism.

If you are interested in being a new volunteer reader, there will be a Reading to End Racism training and dialogue on Thursday January 19, 5:30- 7:00.  If you have any questions please contact EES School Counselor, Melissa Hathaway: 540-0137 or


EES Directory!

January 25, 2012

The EES Directory is printed.  Thank you to Amy Laframbroise, Clare Wool, Nancy Westbrook and Monica Gragg for their detailed work in compiling and editing the document.  A special thanks also goes to Vantage Press, Merchants Bank and the PTO for sponsoring the printing.

Dr. Mathias Plays Hockey for Breast Cancer Research

January 25, 2012

I’ll be skating in goal for Evolution on the weekend of January 21st as we compete in the 13th Annual Face Off Against Breast Cancer Tournament in Middlebury.  Twelve Women’s teams from all over Vermont will compete in three divisions.  The proceeds from this fundraiser tournament benefit the Cancer Patient Support Program ( The program helps families undergoing the stresses involved in cancer treatment with many levels of support, both financial and counseling.

If you would like to join me in this effort, please visit: and click on the Donate button.  Find my name in the list of players, and my team, Evolution in the Competitive division.  If you’d rather donate to the cause with a check or cash, you can bring your donation to me.

Evolution is hoping to raise twice as much as the other teams as one of our teammates is currently undergoing cancer treatment, and has continued to skate through her chemo treatments.  Our competition is as much in dollars raised as goals so when you donate, I’d appreciate it if you’d email me because the donation system isn’t set up to let us know (it would have cost the organizers a lot more to add that feature and its better that the money to go towards the cause).

We all know someone who has undergone cancer treatment or is currently undergoing it and the impact it has on their families. I hope you can join me in lending a helping hand.


Shelley Mathias (Goalie and your friendly neighborhood Edmunds Elementary School Principal)

Sound of Music Information

January 8, 2012

Please visit the Drama page for frequent updates.

Ward 2 School Board Candidate Needed

January 8, 2012

There is a position open on the School Board for Ward 2 (EES parent Matt Conger is not running again). If you are interested in running
for School Board in Ward 2, you will need to file your petition and submit 30 signatures by 5 p.m. Jan. 30 in the City Clerk/Treasurer’s
Office at City Hall. Here is the Local Candidate Petition form:

In addition, if you live in Wards 1, 3, 4, 5, 6 or 7, you also would need to file your petition by Jan. 30. Currently, it appears that incumbent board members in those wards intend to run again.

For more information about what to expect as a School Board commissioner, please feel free to contact Ward 2 Commissioner/EES
parent Meredith Woodward King,, 660-2923.

EES Principal Search

January 6, 2012

BSD Accepting Applications for Edmunds Elementary Principal Position

The Burlington School District invites candidates to come join a committed
and dedicated team of educators at Edmunds “to educate all students for the
present and for the future and to help prepare students to participate in,
influence and shape their own future.”

Our District seeks to achieve a culturally competent school community that
reflects the voices, perspectives and differences that arise from our richly
diverse community and the world. To this end, the BSD seeks highly skilled,
culturally competent faculty and staff from all backgrounds. Applicants
should submit materials before the best consideration deadline of January
13, 2012!

Attached here as a PDF document is the full job posting. You can also visit .

Learn more about Edmunds Elementary by visiting the school website at .

For more information about the position contact Dr. Dan Balón at or visit the Equity Office for Employment and Retention at .

For best consideration, applicants should submit materials, including
resume, cover letter, and question responses on by January 13, 2012.

We are an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly
encourage candidates from diverse backgrounds to apply.