NEXT PTO MEETING: THURSDAY, 8TH MARCH AT 6:30 PM

February 22, 2012

Join us for our next PTO meeting on Thursday, 8th March at 6:30 pm.  Location and agenda TBA.  Child care will be provided.

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VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR ELECTION DAY BAKE SALE AT EMS

February 22, 2012

The Election Day Bake Sale at the Edmunds Middle School gym is on Tuesday, March 6th (the last day of winter vacation).  It’s a fundraiser for “The Sound of Music.”  This is a BIG election day and we need your help!  We need donations of baked goods (muffins, cookies, brownies, bagels, etc.), cups for coffee, and napkins.

We also need parents to cover the following shifts that day (kids are welcome to come with a parent): 8:00 – 10:00; 10:00 – 12:00; 12:00 – 2:00; 2:00 – 4:00; 4:00 – 6:00

Please contact Laura Standard: Lmstandard@gmail.com  if you can donate or cover a shift.

 


EMS NAVIGATOR TEAM OPEN HOUSE – WEDNESDAY, 2/22/12, 5-7 PM

February 22, 2012

Do you have questions about technology rich learning? Do you want to know what a 21st Century classroom should look like? Come and see for yourself!! You are invited!

OPEN HOUSE

Edmunds Middle School

Navigator Team

Wednesday Feb. 22, 2012

5-7pm

3rd Floor of EMS

Navigator Team has been piloting a technology rich learning environment for three years, with the assistance of Tarrant Institute and UVM. Come see what it is all about!! This open house lets you get in and see for yourself. This is a student centered and self guided opportunity for Burlington residents to experience what we want all of our students to experience.

Light refreshments available. We hope to see you there!


PARENT WORKSHOP ON INTERNET SAFETY FOR KIDS

February 22, 2012

When: Wednesday, February 22, 6:30-8:00 PM

Where: EMS Library

School Resource Officer Rene Berti from the Burlington Police Department will be offering a workshop called “Electronic Communications, Your Best Friend or Worst Enemy?” Officer Berti will address electronic communication as it relates to cyber bullying and internet predators and provide information on how to keep your family safe. The presentation and discussion are tailored for adults. Childcare and refreshments will be provided. If you know of someone who would like to attend but needs help with transportation, please contact EMS School Counselor Meredith Hoisington at mhoising@bsdvt.org or 865-4177.

 


THANK YOU FOR THE GREAT TURNOUT AT THE UVM HOCKEY GAME

February 22, 2012

A BIG thank you goes out to Dr. Mathias for organizing EES participation at last weekend’s UVM Women’s Hockey game.  It was a HUGE success with a great turnout of students, parents, and faculty.  The students have enjoyed meeting the individual players in their classes, and cheering for them, with the awesome pep band, during the game.  We all enjoyed watching the student hockey players try to score a goal on Dr. Mathias, as well as the EES teachers playing a very slippery version of musical chairs.  Thank you Dr. Mathias from the EES community.  We look forward to move fun and engaging community event.

 


School Budget Q&A

February 20, 2012

Please join us for two informational house parties on the upcoming school budget vote:

* 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 22, 39 Stirling Place, home of Dorsey and Matt Hogg (Ward 4/New North End), RSVP/ info dorseyhogg@gmail.com, 540-1022

* 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 23, 292 South Prospect, home of Dale Azaria and Alan Matson (Ward 6/South End), RSVP/info: amatson@bsdvt.org, 860-7437

School Budget Q & A with Superintendent Jeanne Collins, School Board Chair Keith Pillsbury and other School Board commissioners, and Burlington Friends of Education members.

All are welcome and encouraged to attend to ask questions and better understand this year’s complicated budget process. Learn more about the budget and investments in our children.

Light refreshments will be served.


Principal Interviews: Wednesday, 8 February 6pm & 7:15pm

February 7, 2012

Parents are invited to the principal interviews this Wednesday, 8 Feb. in the Library Resource Room.  Dan Balón, Director of Diversity and Equity, will facilitate the interviews, and will ask the questions the Principal Search Advisory Committee designed from the parent meeting in December.  At the end, there will be a few minutes for some follow up questions from the floor.

Dr. Shelley Mathias’ interview will take place at 6 pm.

Katherine Doherty’s interview will be will be at 7:15 pm.

We hope you are able to take advantage of the opportunity to hear from the candidates.  If you cannot attend the interviews, you can provide feedback directly to Jeanne Collins (jcollins@bsdvt.org) and your school board commissioners.

Visit the website to review the candidate application packets

http://ees-principal-search.ees.bsd.schoolfusion.us/modules/groups/integrated_home.phtml?&gid=3083643&sessionid=5c774f0bf255b57ffe965651174e0ccb