EES PTO News 4/26/16

April 26, 2016

WEDNESDAY APRIL 27TH AT 7:30PM: SPECIAL EDMUNDS MEETING WITH SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS

Location: EMS Library.

Please join us to discuss your thoughts, questions, and concerns about our schools and the Burlington School District. We value your community input in shaping our schools.

Questions? Contact Marni Slavik (pto) or Clare Wool (clarewool).

PTO LEADERSHIP TRANSITION

The current PTO leaders, Marni Slavik, Hollie Foley, and Clare Wool, will be stepping down at the end of this school year and are looking to help transition new leaders. We have been happy to support our teachers, family community, and administration through classroom enrichment, community events, school advocacy, and fundraising. If you are interested in learning more about the roles of PTO leadership, please contact Marni at pto.

VOLUNTEERS/SUPPLIES NEEDED TO HELP ART TEACHER

Please send in any empty paper towel tubes to the art teacher. Help is needed to take down the grades 3-5 Art Night projects from the hallways of the first floor, beginning after we return from April vacation. Also, in May help will be needed to collate and bind the new Kindergarten Art books. Each child will receive their artwork back at the end of the year bound into a keepsake collection of projects laid out chronologically. It is a big undertaking, and however much time you have to offer is welcome! No prior experience is needed, Mrs. Elliott will show you what to do! Please contact Joanna Elliott (jelliott).

SILENT AUCTION ITEMS NEEDED FOR MAYFAIR

On May 20th, 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, cake walk 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 needed 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 Stephanie Mueller at smueller@vnrc.org or 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!

GAMES! FUN! MAYFAIR! FRIDAY, MAY 20TH

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.

SAVE THE DATE: EES PARENT AND STAFF NIGHT SATURDAY JUNE 4

You won’t want to miss it, so put it on the calendar and line up your babysitters! More information to come.

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News 3/29/16

April 3, 2016

FRIDAY APRIL 8 FROM 6-8PM: SKATE NIGHT

Save the date! More information to come.

TO FOLLOW THE BURLINGTON SCHOOL DISTRICT BUDGET IMPLEMENTATION PLAN

Go to: http://district.bsd.schoolfusion.us/modules/cms/pages.phtml?pageid=330226

LOOKING FOR A NEW VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR FOR SKATE NIGHT

ON FRIDAY APRIL 8 FROM 6-8PM

Skate night is a really fun night at Leddy ice arena with free skate rentals, pizza, and ice skating for all! Looking for a new volunteer coordinator to help manage food and drinks for this event. This is an easy job that has all the notes laid out, and will only require your help for one night! Please contact Marni at pto if you can help.

SIGN UP YOUR CHILD FOR MINI MILERS SOON!

It’s back… previously Ready, Set, Run is returning, with a new name! Welcome Mini Milers!!

Your child will learn about and practice fitness, the value of proper nutrition, citizenship, and goal setting all while having fun and being safe. Groups meet weekly for an hour. In addition to mileage incentives (including a medal), a t-shirt and finisher’s certificate, participants receive monthly e-newsletters filled with activity ideas, citizenship challenges and tasty recipes. Participants are encouraged to participate in other upcoming Run Vermont events. The program will be led from April 6th to June 1st on Wednesdays, from 1:50pm-3:00pm, with a final event in June. If your child currently attends the Burlington Kids After School Program, we will filter them back to their leaders at the end of the program. There is a $35 fee for participation; however, if your child receives free or reduced lunches, the fee is waived. In addition, if the fee is a hardship, please connect with us as we want your child to participate and will seek accommodations. Flyers will be going home with your children soon. Please email Brandi at Brandi.littlefield7@gmail.com with any questions. Feel free to also check in with Kirsten McNeil, Leigh Fisher or Marni Slavik.

For further information, you can also go to RunVermont’s website: https://www.runvermont.org/youth/ready-set-run/ (registration is already available online).