EES PTO NEWS 10/10/2017

October 10, 2017

Thank you
To everyone who came out to our first PTO meeting. Our next one will be Nov 9th immediately following the whole school assembly.

LAST DAYS TO SELL DAN’s CHOCOLATES!
The money we raise pays for school activities such as Skate Night, Math Night, Field Trips, classroom supplies, quick dry clay for Art, Author visits and much, much more!!
Orders and money due back this FRIDAY, OCTOBER 13th!!

CHOCOLATE DELIVERED: About 12 days later (before HALLOWEEN!!) to your child’s classroom (AROUND WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 25th).

USE THE FORM HANDED OUT – or go online via this link or www.dansfundraising.com/f6g5

Please support our wonderful school by participating in this annual fundraiser. We make more than half of our PTO budget from this fundraiser! Questions? Email PTO Treasurer Leigh Fisher at leigh.r.fisher.

Teacher Appreciation Poll:
Parents & Guardians!! – let us know your opinion about Teacher Appreciation here at EES. Feel free to use a pseudonym for privacy. The pto

FOUR WINDS FUNDRAISER

Please help us continue to offer the Four Winds program at EES by helping out with our annual fundraiser. We are hosting a bake sale on I-89 at the Williston exits from 8:00-4:00 on Saturday, October 28th. You can help by volunteering to take a shift at the sales table. Shifts are 2 hours. We raise hundreds of dollars each year doing this bake sale but your help is essential.

Here’s the link to sign up: Four Winds Williston Rest Stop Fundraiser, Saturday, October 28th 2017 from 8:00-4:00

Please contact Gail Rose if questions: grosevt or 802-343-5886.

Thank you for your support!

From the Principal:

I understand that there are concerns about some inappropriate behaviors being experienced before school this week. The information that I have received from families indicates that concerns have resulted in rumors about the extent of the behavior. The problem with rumors is that they often become embellished. Such is the case in this instance. There was a elementary classroom tool used inappropriately outside by one student new to our community. As with any instance of inappropriate behavior, steps have been taken to correct the behavior.

We have had an exceptionally higher number of students join our community this fall, and are continuing to work on teaching EES expectations. As students become more comfortable, they will test limits of their environment, which can result in behaviors that are unacceptable. We working to insure that all are aware of the kind of safe, inclusive environment and climate we want for all children. We appreciate the support of all of our parents as we continue the important work of developing appropriate social skills for our community.

Thank you for your understanding,

Dr. Mathias

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EES PTO NEWs 10/2/17

October 2, 2017

PTO LEADERS

Leigh Fisher

Rachel Shelley

Jenny Sullivan

PTO Meeting TOMORROW NIGHT October 3rd 6:30 ART Room

Please Join us for our first PTO Meeting of the year. Agenda Attached.

Childcare Available.

VERMONT COFFEE COMPANY ORDERS DUE TUESDAY October 3rd!

EES makes $6/bag! Orders will be collected the first Tuesday of every month. This month orders will be delivered Friday, October 6ht Order forms at Front Office and EES PTO website. (https://eespto.org/fundraisers/Vermont-coffee-fundraiser/).

Checks payable to EES PTO, OR Pay via PayPal; Please note in PayPal “Purpose Box” number of bags and coffee choice. Contact Pam Moreau (802.999.4590 or pmoreaulawvt@gmail.com) with questions.

DANS CHOCOLATE FUNDRAISER! Wednesday 9/27-October 13th

Please help your children participate in the largest fundraiser of the year for our school! The funds raised pay for many school activities such as the Welcome BBQ, Math Night, Skate night, field trips, author visits and much much more. Chocolate delivery will be completed before Halloween! Use the flyer sent home on Wednesday to help raise money for our school! Questions? Contact Leigh Fisher at leigh.r.fisher or 802.735.6942.

Open House Free Spaghetti Dinner October 5th EES Cafeteria
Join our community before the Open House (October 5th) for a (FREE) Spaghetti dinner! 5:30-6:00.

GOING ON NOW!!

WAY TO GO CHALLENGE: WALK & ROLL TO SCHOOL: Sept 25th-Oct 6th

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

* Students can enter to win a Raffle THIS Wednesday October 4th. Fill out a raffle ticket at the side entrance.Two Prizes awarded K-2 and 3-5

* Classes compete for the Golden Sneaker AND a class Bike Powered SMOOTHIE Party!! Based on overall participation!!

* Questions, please contact Rachel: rachskye@gmail.com

ART ROOM help needed!

Looking for a volunteer or two to paint the bulletin boards. please contact Joanna Elliot at
jelliott If you can lend a hand.

FOUR WINDS FUNDRAISER

Please help us continue to offer the Four Winds program at EES by helping out with our annual fundraiser. We are hosting a bake sale on I-89 at the Williston exits from 8:00-4:00 on Saturday, October 28th. You can help by volunteering to take a shift at the sales table. Shifts are 2 hours. We raise hundreds of dollars each year doing this bake sale but your help is essential.

Here’s the link to sign up: Four Winds Williston Rest Stop Fundraiser, Saturday, October 28th 2017 from 8:00-4:00

Please contact Gail Rose if questions: grosevt or 802-343-5886.

Thank you for your support!

Agenda Meeting 10.3.17.docx


ES PTO NEWS 9/26/17

September 26, 2017

PTO LEADERS

Leigh Fisher

Rachel Shelley

Jenny Sullivan

VERMONT COFFEE COMPANY ORDERS DUE TUESDAY October 3rd!

EES makes $6/bag! Orders will be collected the first Tuesday of every month. This month orders will be delivered Friday, October 6ht Order forms at Front Office and EES PTO website. (https://eespto.org/fundraisers/Vermont-coffee-fundraiser/).

Checks payable to EES PTO, OR Pay via PayPal; Please note in PayPal “Purpose Box” number of bags and coffee choice. Contact Pam Moreau (802.999.4590 or pmoreaulawvt@gmail.com) with questions.

DANS CHOCOLATE FUNDRAISER! Starts Wednesday 9/27
Please help your children participate in the largest fundraiser of the year for our school! The funds raised pay for many school activities such as the Welcome BBQ, Math Night, Skate night, field trips, author visits and much much more. Chocolate delivery will be completed before Halloween! Use the flyer sent home on Wednesday to help raise money for our school! Questions? Contact Leigh Fisher at leigh.r.fisher or 802.735.6942.

PTO Meeting October 3rd 6:30

Childcare Available

Location TBD

Open House Free Spaghetti Dinner October 5th EES Cafeteria
Join our community before the Open House (October 5th) for a (FREE) Spaghetti dinner! 5:30-6:00.

GOING ON NOW!!

WAY TO GO CHALLENGE: WALK & ROLL TO SCHOOL: Sept 25th-Oct 6th

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 have to 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 are also tracking Kids who green compete on the way home.

* We’ll be competing with schools across the state for a Solar Tracker valued at $32,000, permitting and installation included, and save $85,000 in energy costs

*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.

* Students can enter to win an individual prize on Wednesday September 27th and Wednesday October 4th. Two Prizes awarded K-2 and 3-5

* Classes compete for the Golden Sneaker AND a class Bike Powered SMOOTHIE Party!! Based on overall participation!!

* Questions, please contact Rachel: rachskye@gmail.com

SAVE THE DATE Four winds rest stop fundraiser. 10/28

More information to come.


SCHOOL TOMORROW STRIKE OVER!!

September 19, 2017

Dear EES Families,

We wanted to make sure that we passed on the information that school will resume tomorrow Wednesday September 20th.

The Burlington School Board and the Burlington Education Association (BEA) have reached a tentative contract agreement after a 8-hour mediation session held Tuesday. The agreement is pending ratification by both sides.

It will be a normally scheduled 1:50 release.

EES PTO


No School Monday-Rally Today 4pm

September 17, 2017

Good Morning EES Families,

ALL FAMILIES, COMMUNITY MEMBERS, SCHOOL BOARD, STUDENTS
LET US GATHER IN UNITY TODAY at CITY HALL 4PM

Rally TODAY for the Schools Our Children Deserve

SEPTEMBER 17th
Sunday
4PM
City Hall Park

What kind of schools do Burlington children deserve? Great Schools. Great schools with great teachers that can commit to a career serving the students and the community of Burlington. Great schools with staffing that supports meeting every students needs. Great schools in which the educators, families, and administration work collaboratively toward our common goals. Great schools that our kids, teachers and community can be proud of! Come Show Your Support!

BHS Student Volunteer Table-BHS Students will be offering babysitting services to help our community. If you have a high school student interested in volunteering BHS Junior Vaughn Martin will be managing this Volunteer Table today at 4PM in City Hall Park.

Meals will be available at J.J. Flynn Elementary School and Burlington High School from 11 AM – 12PM, but these are the only school sites where meal distribution will take place.

The following neighborhoods will receive meal delivery.

Meal Delivery Schedule Monday, September 18 (tentative)

  • J.J. Flynn and Burlington High School open for lunch from 11:00 AM-12:00 PM

  • Bobbin Mill—11:00-11:30 AM

  • South Meadow —11:30-12:00 PM

  • Franklin Square—11:00-12:00 PM

  • Riverside—11:00-11:30 AM

  • Roosevelt Park–11:30-12:00 PM

  • Salmon Run- 12:00-12:30 PM

EES PTO

STRIKE UPDATE INFORMATION:
The Burlington Education Association website gives specific information about supporting our teachers during this strike. www.beaworks.com/

The Burlington School district website is the best place for information and updated communication from our district and school board . www.bsdvt.org/


EES Information

September 16, 2017

Hello fellow EES parents,

As we move into our third day of a school strike I’m sure we are all a mix of emotions: worried, frustrated, angry and sad. Many of us wait for answers feeling helpless. But remember there are ways to help no matter what side of the issue you are on.

Reaching out to others in our community to pool childcare resources is one. We’re all in this together as parents and need to support each other when we are able. As we learn of new camps and other childcare resources available we will post them to our facebook page www.facebook.com/eespto/ and website. www.eespto.org/

The Burlington Education Association website gives specific information about supporting our teachers during this strike. www.beaworks.com/

Another thing you can do is contact your school board member. The Burlington School district website is the best place for information about your representatives. www.bsdvt.org/

Most importantly, remember we are all members of the same community and everyone is working for what is best for our kids. These decisions that have been made by the BEA and the school board were not made lightly. No one is happy with this situation and many are working hard to come up with a solution. Please remember kindness and understanding to work towards solutions rather than anger and division.

EES PTO


Welcome BBQ Postponed

September 14, 2017

Hello EES Families,

WELCOME BBQ WILL NOT BE HELD TOMORROW FRIDAY 9/15!

New Date: TBD

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Best,

EES PTO