PTO Notes

Hi everyone!
Thanks to all who attended the Welcome Back BBQ last Friday. Also, a huge thank you to all of the volunteers who made it all possible. What a great way to start out the new school year!

Tomorrow night (Thursday, September 20) is the spaghetti dinner and Open House at Edmunds.
Dinner is served at 5:30 in the EES cafeteria and is free and open to all Edmunds families. Open house in classrooms follows from 6-7 pm.


Get ready to Walk-n-Roll in the state-wide Way to Go! Challenge.

  • Let’s cut our carbon and have fun getting to school on our own muscle power–walk, bike, scooter, skateboard, etc.
  • If your parents drive you, have them drop you off a couple of blocks from school and walk the rest of the way–every little bit counts!
  • We’ll be competing with schools across the state for the coveted Carbon Cup Award. Let’s bring it to Edmunds!
  • Students and staff will track their modes of transportation to and from school each day during the challenge. Our coordinator will enter our data and we can track our progress.
  • Questions, please contact Peggy: peggyov5 or Rachel: rachskye

Open Streets is a free city program that provides the people of
Burlington a chance to explore miles of urban streets in a safe car-
free environment. We want to bring Edmunds families together to
celebrate Open Streets and showcase a new demonstration project
with a designated bus stop and protected bike lane in front of our
When: Sunday, September 30, 2018 at 11:30 am
Where: Meet on S. Union Street in front of EMS
Who: Any and all EES and EMS students, families and school community
members (that means teachers, staff and principals, too!).
Why: To celebrate Open Streets in Burlington, kick off the Edmunds pop-up
bus stop zone and protected bike lane demo, and the Way to Go! School
How: Don’t have a bike? No worries! Walkers, strollers, wheelchairs,
skateboards and all people-powered vehicles welcome (just no cars).
What’s the route: Edmunds to Sustainability Academy, which is about a 10-
minute bike ride at an easy pace. We’ll walk and roll along Union Street then
turn left on North Street and head to S.A. At our arrival, you can have a bike-
blended smoothie, and then explore all the fun and cool activities on car-free
Contact: Peggy: peggyov5 (EES, EMS, BHS parent) or Rachel:
rachskye (EES, EMS parent).

Volunteer opportunities

We still are seeking room parents for the following classes:
Ms. Fitzpatrick
Ms. Johnson
Mr. Styles
Ms. Kaseta

Please consider stepping up for these roles. It really makes a big difference for the children and the teachers. Please contact Melanie Needle if you are interested. mneedle

Seeking Dan’s Chocolates co-coordinator

Dan’s Chocolates is our biggest fundraiser of the year. We are looking for someone who is interested in co-coordinating with Jenny Sullivan. Being good with numbers and comfortable with Excel spreadsheets is helpful but not required. Please contact Jenny Sullivan (wonderjennyvt) if you are interested.

Seeking Multicultural Night coordinator: November 2

Multicultural Night is a fun family night focused on cultural origins to celebrate the diversity at EES. Families are invited to share music, a song, a dance, or a craft, as well as a traditional (or favorite) dish for the potluck dinner. Please contact Jenny Sullivan (wonderjennyvt) if you are interested in coordinating this event.

Thank you!
Jenny, Pam and Stacey


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