SRES Eagle Times

April 28, 2023 - Issue No. 31

Through the Looking Glass SRES ASP Dance Routine


Happy Friday SRES Families!

We had an un-BEE-lievable day with Mr. Cliff Sunflower the Beekeeper! His all-school program was fun, educational, engaging, and interactive - in fact; every person had a role in the hive or the field! Ask your student if they were a member of the queen's court, part of the brood, a nursemaid, a honeycomb maker, a guard, a funeral bee, a drone, a field bee, or a flower. And ask what their job was in the hive or in the field!

Also, HUGE thank you to our parent volunteers who helped to facilitate the science workshop stations that took place throughout the day: Jenn Heidbrink, David Walter, Burleigh Sunflower, Bette Wunderle, Skye Peebles, Shawna Inbar, and Russell Mayhew!

Each student rolled their own beeswax candle! Be sure to look for it in your child's backpack!


Relocation drill: During our drill on Tuesday, SRES students followed directions the first time and kept their voices off. I was incredibly proud of their behavior during this safety drill!

ASP dancers: Israel Cavanagh, was brought on to work at Saxtons River Elementary Schools After School Programs to work with ASP students on a musical theater dance. Over the past six weeks the SRES ASP students have had fun learning and practicing foundational jazz dance.

Yesterday afternoon/evening, SRES ASP students performed Through The Looking Glass, by the original Broadway cast of Wonderland for the students and the ASP parents respectively. Video of the dance is included above.

Next week:

  • May 1st: Rockingham School Board meeting at 5:30pm
  • May 3rd: 4th-grade field trip to Montpelier (please return permission slips!)

Looking ahead:

  • Weeks of May 8th and 15th: 3rd and 4th graders participate in the new state assessment: VT CAP
  • Week of May 8th: Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week!
  • May 10th: Early Release; 11:45am dismissal
  • May 18th: Incoming K Family Night
  • May 25th: Book Bingo! SAVE THE DATE!

Enjoy the beautiful sunshine today!

Your partner in education,

Laura Hazard

Military Service in WNESU Households

The Vermont Agency of Education is required by federal law to report certain information on students whose parents or family members are serving in the United State military.

The goal of this data collection is to support the students of military families in their learning. The Vermont Agency of Education uses this information to fulfill its federal and public reporting requirements. If your family is not currently affiliated with a military branch, no action is required.

As a WNESU household, if you or a family member are currently serving in a military branch (active or reserve duty), please complete this form:

Thank you for your participation.

Spring/Summer P-EBT Information

Vermont will be issuing a final round of Pandemic EBT (P-EBT) benefits for Summer 2023. All students at our school qualify for a Summer P-EBT benefit of $120 per student. This is because of the way that we are offering free school meals to all students this year.

The benefit will be sent to the head of household and mailing address that we have on file for your student. If you have moved or need to update the head of household, please let us know by Wednesday, May 10th. To make changes, please contact:

Sara Wunderle - - 802-869-2637

These benefits will be sent out by mid-August. If your student missed school for a COVID-related reason between February 2023 and May 11, 2023, you will receive benefits for those days at the same time.

Please see Frequently‐Asked Questions (FAQs) About School Pandemic EBT (P‐EBT) for more information. If you need to request a new card or have more questions about P-EBT, visit or call 1‐800‐479‐6151, option 7.

Session 5 ASP Club Offerings

Session 5 for SRES's After School Program will begin Monday May 1, 2023.

We will be offering the following clubs:

Monday - Gardening Club: We will explore soil, germinate veggie plants, transplant plants into SRES garden,learn how plants grow and what plants need to grow.

Tuesday - Woodworking Club: Meghan Greene from Truly Wooden will be joining us to teach ASP students about wooden crafts. Each student will complete a wooden craft throughout the 7 weeks Truly Wooden is with us.

Wednesday - Keeping Memories Club: Each student will make a scrapbook/memory book with pictures we have collected throughout the year in ASP.

Thursday - Grafton Nature Museum Club: The Grafton Nature Museum will bring some great outdoor activities to share with us.

Friday - Board Game/outdoor games Club: During this club students will have the opportunity to play board games or join in on an outdoor game/ activity.

Please let me know if there will be any change in the days your student will be attending ASP.

Thank you,

Tina White

COmmunity News

Fishing Derby - May 6th

The Saxtons River Recreation Area Annual Fishing Derby will be held on Saturday, May 6th. Registration starts at 8 AM followed by fishing at 8:30 AM. All children ages 4-14 will fish at the same time.

You are responsible for providing your child with all the gear, bait needed and assistance while at the event.

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