Town Meeting Day Voting!!! Polls Close at 7:00pm

March 7, 2017

Don’t Forget to Vote Today!!!!!

Make Your Voice Heard!

Polls Close at 7:00pm

Find your polling place here!!

http://codeforbtv.org/votefinder/


EES DRAMA ELECTION DAY BAKE SALE!!!!

February 28, 2017

Our big Town Meeting Day Bake Sale is almost here! We need your support in order to meet our budget for the play. We are only able to keep the cost of the play so very low because of fundraising efforts by parents. This is where we need your help!! Please sign up to work the bake sale and provide bake sale items via the SignUp Genius!

We will be hosting a Bake Sale on Election Day, Tuesday March 7th in the EMS Gym between 9:00-3:00 with food collection starting at 8:00 AM.

If you cannot give of your time, please consider dropping something by to help us reach our financial goal once again this year. Donations may also be directly contributed via EES PTO Paypal!

Thank you in advance.

Andrea Juneau
andreamaryjuneau@gmail.com


EES PTO NEWS 2/22/17

February 22, 2017

Playbill cover art Submissions

Grades 3-5
Due FRIDAY February 24th!!!

ELECTION DAY BAKE SALE March 7th EMS Gym

We will be hosting a Bake Sale on Election Day, Tuesday March 7th in the EMS Gym between 9:00-3:00 with food collection starting at 8:00 AM. Please see the link for the SignUpGenius below.

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0E4AA5AB23A7F58-election

Shrek Performance Bake Sales

Every year during the intermission of each performance we hold a bake sale to help cover costs of the annual musical. In order to make this fundraiser successful, we ask for donations of food, baked goods, and drinks for the Friday night and Saturday afternoon performances. We welcome participation from all families whether or not you have children in the musical. Your contribution makes a big difference to our school and offers a popular intermission destination for the audience!

Please use the link to sign up to help at one of the bake sales or to donate food or beverages. Please indicate in comments if your item is gluten, nut, dairy free or vegan. THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!

You may drop the item off at the bake sale tables at your child’s ‘call time’ or prior to the show at EMS Gym. Please remember to label all plates/containers with your name and include information on ingredients/allergens (nuts, dairy, etc.).

Sign up: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0b44acab2ba57-shrek/

Questions? lisa.brighenti; aliciamcunningham

From the Community

Burlington American Little League 2017 Season Registration Open

Register now for the 2017 baseball season. Kids play at four different levels based on age and experience, with most games at Calahan Park. The program is open to Burlington boys and girls age 4-12, who reside or attend school south of Main St. The spring season runs mid April through Mid June. Registration fee is $60 per child, uniform included. Sibling discounts apply and financial assistance is available. Major league tryouts will be held on Saturday March 11th and 18thnd from 8-10am at Gutterson Field House on UVM campus. Players registering for the Majors division are required to be present on at least one of the two tryout dates.

For more information and to register visit benrin+BA



Burlington School District’s Annual Report and FY18 Comprehensive Budget Document Available Now.

Burlington residents can review these documents: 1) on our website at www.bsdvt.org, click the "Budget" tab on left side of page 2) via hard copy mailed to you by calling 324-7872 or 3) via hard copy available at local public schools, City Hall and Fletcher Free Library.


EES PTO NEWS 2/14/17

February 14, 2017

PTO Leaders: Leigh Fisher, Hollie Foley and Rachel Shelley

PTO Contact: pto

Screenagers Showing Tomorrow!! 2/15/17 5:30-7 BHS

Burlington PTO groups are hosting a free showing of the movie Screenagers on February 15th at 5:30 at the Burlington High School auditorium.
Are you watching kids scroll through life, with their rapid-fire thumbs and a six-second attention span? Physician and filmmaker Delaney Ruston saw that with her own kids and learned that the average kid spends 6.5 hours a day looking at screens. She wondered about the impact of all this time and about the friction occurring in homes and schools around negotiating screen time—friction she knew all too well.
In SCREENAGERS, as with her award-winning documentaries on mental health, Delaney takes a deeply personal approach as she probes into the vulnerable corners of family life, including her own, to explore struggles over social media, video games, academics and internet addiction. Through poignant, and unexpectedly funny stories, along with surprising insights from authors, psychologists, and brain scientists, SCREENAGERS reveals how tech time impacts kids’ development and offers solutions on how adults can empower kids to best navigate the digital world and find balance.

VERMONT COFFEE COMPANY ORDERS DUE TUESDAY February 21st!

EES makes $6/bag! This month orders will be delivered Friday, February 24th. 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.

EES COMMUNITY DINNER AND FAMILY DANCE

This event is Thursday, February 16th 5:30 pm-7:00 Pm and is open to all EES families.
The evening features a free dinner to all who come, followed by a Community Dance of traditional folk dances from a variety of cultures.

No experience necessary!

This event is free; any and all donations will support the purchase of a new bass xylophone for the music room!

Crayola ColorCycle Recycling Program!
We are excited to tell you about a very special program we are coordinating at our
school in conjunction with Crayola. It’s called Crayola ColorCycle – an amazing new
program devised to turn used markers into energy.
Please help support our efforts by sending your kids in with any used markers you may
have around the house – even non-Crayola brands. The drop-off box will be located next
to the Box Top Collection box in front of the office for your child to deposit the markers. Letters are going home this week with more information. Any question please contact Meloney Kirkpatrick mjkillpartrick

Shrek Performance Bake Sales

Every year during the intermission of each performance we hold a bake sale to help cover costs of the annual musical. In order to make this fundraiser successful, we ask for donations of food, baked goods, and drinks for the Friday night and Saturday afternoon performances. We welcome participation from all families whether or not you have children in the musical. Your contribution makes a big difference to our school and offers a popular intermission destination for the audience!

Please use the link to sign up to help at one of the bake sales or to donate food or beverages. Please indicate in comments if your item is gluten, nut, dairy free or vegan. THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!

You may drop the item off at the bake sale tables at your child’s ‘call time’ or prior to the show at EMS Gym. Please remember to label all plates/containers with your name and include information on ingredients/allergens (nuts, dairy, etc.).

Sign up: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0b44acab2ba57-shrek/

Questions? lisa.brighenti; aliciamcunningham

SHREK Play Bill Cover Art Contest

Open to Grades3-5

Due: Friday February 24th
Look for more information with your child this week.

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EES PTO NEWS 2/7/17

February 7, 2017

PTO Leaders: Leigh Fisher, Hollie Foley and Rachel Shelley

PTO Contact: pto

Fine Arts Night K-2 6:00-7:30
Please join us for an evening of visual art and music brought to you by the
Kindergarten,1st and 2nd graders of Edmunds Elementary!

Screenagers Showing 2/15/17 5:30-7 BHS

Burlington PTO groups are hosting a free showing of the movie Screenagers on February 15th at 5:30 at the Burlington High School auditorium.
Are you watching kids scroll through life, with their rapid-fire thumbs and a six-second attention span? Physician and filmmaker Delaney Ruston saw that with her own kids and learned that the average kid spends 6.5 hours a day looking at screens. She wondered about the impact of all this time and about the friction occurring in homes and schools around negotiating screen time—friction she knew all too well.
In SCREENAGERS, as with her award-winning documentaries on mental health, Delaney takes a deeply personal approach as she probes into the vulnerable corners of family life, including her own, to explore struggles over social media, video games, academics and internet addiction. Through poignant, and unexpectedly funny stories, along with surprising insights from authors, psychologists, and brain scientists, SCREENAGERS reveals how tech time impacts kids’ development and offers solutions on how adults can empower kids to best navigate the digital world and find balance.

View the trailer here. Screenagers time is 1 hour, 10 minutes.

Burlington School District Community Discussion on Education Funding in Vermont

Saturday, February 11

9AM – 11AM

Edmunds Middle School Cafeteria

275 Main St.

The Burlington School District invites Legislators, School Board and community members to attend a conversation surrounding education funding in Vermont. Superintendent Obeng comments, “It’s time for us to engage our leaders and community members to focus on the solutions, rather than debating the problems.”

The event will include a panel discussion with members of the local legislative delegation and the School Board to share the current state of our education system and ideas for how to move forward.

Community discussion will follow:

  • What questions do you have regarding education funding?

  • What can we do together as a community to address this challenge?

  • What are our actionable next steps?

Please join us for this important discussion.

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EES PTO NEWS 1/30/2017

January 30, 2017

PTO Leaders: Leigh Fisher, Hollie Foley and Rachel Shelley

PTO Contact: pto

Thank You!!

To everyone who came out to Math Night!! We had a lot of fun. A Giant THANK YOU to Nancy Westbrook, Hollie Foley, Leigh Fisher, Bethany Fitzgerald, Lisa Brighenti, Dave Jenemann, Colin McNeil, Kirsten Storch and Kate Lekstutis. For their help with Set up and Clean up. Thank you to everyone who brought a snack to share or a game for our raffle.

PTO Meeting and Coffee Hour February 1st:
Immediately following Wednesday assembly.
Location: Hallway outside the gym

Agenda:

-Have a cup of coffee with community members.
-Classroom configurations, multi grade discussion with Shelley

-Volunteer opportunities for the remainder of the year

-Transition in leadership for next year

-and more

PACK THE GUT
Pink slips due Wednesday 2/1 and event is Friday 2/3.

Help Needed

Ms Nolan needs Some parent help with the Family Dance and Community dinner 2/16/17. More information here
Ms Nolan needs a parent to help with the Sound Board for K-2 Fine arts night. If you can help please email her at enolan

Costume Request for the Play:

If you have any of the following items, can you please lend or donate them to the play?
Black top hats
Very small vests in grey
Used black rainboots or flat, black, knee-length boots in woman’s size 5-8
3-4 boys black suits in size 10-14

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EES PTO NEWS 1/24/17

January 24, 2017

Costume Request for the Play:

If you have any of the following items, can you please lend or donate them to the play?
Black top hats
Very small vests in grey
Used black rainboots or flat, black, knee-length boots in woman’s size 5-8
3-4 boys black suits in size 10-14

PTO Meeting and Coffee Hour February 1st:
Immediately following Wednesday assembly.
Location TBD

Last Call for RSVP FOR MATH NIGHT – SATURDAY, JANUARY 28th, 5:30-7:00 PM

The Edmunds Elementary PTO is sponsoring the 8th Annual Family Math Night.

RSVP by sending an email to Rachel Shelley (rachskye) including your child’s name, grade level and number of people attending.

For those of you new to Math Night, here is how the night will work.
5:30 – 7:00 pm: Math night begins. Games in the upper gym/cafeteria. Each student will go home with a packet full of games you can play at home.

We are also looking for donations of new or gently used — with all the pieces–math related games (Uno, Chutes and Ladders, Yahtzee, Phase 10, Dominoes, Set, Sequence, Chess, etc) for the raffle at the end of the night; Because we are not serving Pizza this year we’d love a few donations of veggies and dip crackers and cheese as well as a few desserts. Please contact Rachel Shelley (rachskye) if you are able to contribute. We hope to see you all there!

SHREK Parent Sign up Genius
The Parent Volunteer Sign-Up Genius is Live. We need EVERY Family involved in SHREK to pitch in and help out. MORE HAS BEEN ADDED!!
http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e094aa8ac2faa8-20151