EES PTO NEWS 9/6/16

WELCOME BBQ SEPTEMBER 16TH: 5:30-7PM.

Join us for a BBQ on the field at Edmunds. The event is free and open to all Edmunds families. If you can, please bring a side dish to share (K-2 families bring a side dish, 3-5 bring a dessert). If you have multiple kids at school, you can pick one! If you have any questions, please contact Nancy Westbrook at nswestbrook. See you there!

Volunteers needed for the upcoming BBQ!
Your help is needed for the Back to School BBQ. Please see link to the sign up genius below:
http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0b4caaaf28a57-your/
If you have any questions, please contact Nancy Westbrook at nswestbrook.

Lost & FoundItems found in the building over the summer will be on display this week – look for items you may have lost last year! Lost & Found items will be along the fence this week or if it rains, they will be in bins in the front hallway. Items left on Friday will be donated

MORNING DROP OFF HORSESHOE VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

Become a volunteer for the drop off horseshoe to help other families with morning drop off. Choose one day a week that works for you. Email traffic circle coordinator Dave Jenemann (david.jenemann) if you can help.

SEEKING ROOM PARENTS: NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY

Being a room parent is a great way to get more connected to your child’s classroom community and support his/her education! A room parent’s basic responsibility is to assist her/his classroom teacher in promoting family involvement in the classroom and school wide activities, such as teacher appreciation and classroom party planning. Being available during school hours is helpful, but not necessary. If you are interested in being a room parent or have questions about what a room parent does, contact Hollie Foley (holliesfoley or 802-318-2596). Please include your name, classroom teacher, and the best way to contact you.

Thank you to our Welcome Week Volunteers!

Thank you to all of the wonderful Edmunds Parents who helped make the first week extra welcoming! Thank you for Greening Up, Scooping Ice Cream, hosting Kindergarten Lunches, and organizing our Welcome Coffee!

An Important Message from Your Morning Drop-off Volunteers

Dear Edmunds Friends,

We are lucky to have a lot of amazing resources at Edmunds, but one thing we’re not blessed with is an abundance of parking for visitors and for drop-off and pick-up time. We’re the group of parent volunteers you see wearing brightly colored vests in the morning if you drop your child off on the horseshoe in front of the school. We’re out every morning from now through the winter and into the warming days of spring to help make the morning drop-off go smoothly. We love being out there, seeing your kids, and saying hello to you, and we see ourselves as trying to achieve two primary goals:

1) To keep your child–and all Edmunds children–safe.

2) To keep traffic flowing in an orderly fashion.

You can do a lot help us reach these aims by observing the following guidelines for morning drop-off:

When you pull into the horseshoe:

–Please pull up to the parent volunteer (in the brightly colored vest), watching for children in the crosswalk and surrounding area.

–Let the volunteer open your doors to let your child out. Please stay in your vehicle.

–Once your child is safely out of your vehicle, please exit the horseshoe by taking a right turn onto Main Street.

–Do not pass vehicles (including buses) waiting to discharge children.

–To help the parent volunteer, consider moving the infant and toddler seats of younger siblings to the driver side of the vehicle to facilitate easier drop-off.

If you need to park:

–There are two visitor’s parking spot and one handicapped spot on the inside of the horseshoe. DO NOT park in the handicapped spot unless you have an approved license plate or tag.

–If the visitor spots are full, you may park for free for 15 minutes on the south side of Main St. There are long-term meters on the north side of Main St.

If your child is meeting an Education Specialist:

–Please pull all the way over in the fire lane toward the fence out of the flow of traffic.

–Wait with your vehicle. Do not enter the school.

–Once the Education Specialist has greeted your child, carefully merge into the flow of traffic and exit the horseshoe by turning right onto Main Street.

If we all follow these simple rules, drop-off should be a smooth and pleasant transition for your child. Thank you for helping us keep your kids safe and sending them off on a positive note.

Many Thanks!

The Horseshoe Team

Four Winds Volunteers Needed

Consider volunteering for the Four Winds program! Parents/Guardians/Grandparents are needed to help lead fun, interactive workshops for all interested EES classrooms K-5th grade. Four Winds is a hands-on natural science program that promotes children’s curiosity about the world just outside their door. It is an extra program funded by our PTO to enhance learning and get parents involved in the process of learning with their children. Every classroom needs at least two parent volunteers in order to participate in the program.

NO science background is needed to volunteer, just your own willingness to learn and to help kids explore and interact with the natural world. Volunteers attend instructional (and fun!) workshops led by a trained naturalist on seven Friday mornings throughout the year from 8:30-10am. The first training will be held on September 16 at Mater Christi school (50 Mansfield Ave). Curious to learn more? Check out the Four Winds website, carolynhanson21.

From The Community :

CHAMPLAIN COLLEGE Invites You To A Back-To-School Neighbor Gathering
An event to thank and celebrate our neighbors. Join us to hear about what’s new at Champlain as we head back to school, including new team members, new programs, and project updates. A delicious array of food and beverages will be served.

Thursday, September 15, 2016
5:30 – 7:30 PM
Champlain Room Terrace off of the Center for Communications & Creative Media (3rd Floor)
375 Maple Street at South Willard

Please RSVP by Thursday, September 8
community
T: 802-865-5727

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