THE PRIDE PRESS

Essex Elementary School Newsletter

March 18th, 2021

PRINCIPAL NEWS

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Greetings EES Families,


Spring has arrived and it is that time of the year where we really start to see student learning take off! It is an exciting time of the year for teachers to share student progress with families during conferences. As a reminder, there is no school tomorrow due to family conferences. Additionally, you will find a “Parent Input” letter in your child’s folder this afternoon (and will also receive it electronically) to provide us with your feedback around classroom placement considerations. Please complete either the hard copy or the electronic form you receive.


Enjoy the weekend and please let me know if you have any questions or concerns.


My Best,

Ashley


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INCOMING KINDERGARTEN FAMILY INFORMATION NIGHT

Tuesday March 23, 2021

Join us on Zoom with Passcode: 853226
6:00p.m. - 7:30p.m.

This is an informational evening exclusively for parents/guardians of incoming kindergarten students residing in Essex Town.

Learn more about:

  • What to expect, a day in the life of a kindergartener,
  • The registration process,
  • Important school procedures,
  • Transportation, and
  • Have your questions answered!

*If you have any questions prior to the meeting, please email principal Ashley Gray at agray@ewsd.org

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GUIDANCE NEWS

We are wrapping up our Kindness and Diversity Unit in guidance class. In our lessons we used books, videos, and art activities to help guide conversations about differences, race, and racism. Our goal was to help students understand what we can all do to be upstanders to racism, for ourselves and each other. The unit culminated in students creating signs to show they are upstanders and want a world that is kind and fair for all. Engaging in these conversations with children may feel unfamiliar. Yet having them helps our children make sense of their world and ways that we can all help change it for the better. Here are some of the resources that we used in this unit. You can also find them in the virtual school counseling office each week on Seesaw. As always, please reach out to us if you have any questions about your child’s social and emotional development, and how we can partner to support it!


Books:

It’s Ok to be Different by Todd Parr

The Kindness Book by Todd Parr

A Kid’s Book About Racism by Jelani Memory

I Am One: A Kid’s Book of Action by Susan Verde


Videos: (can be found in Seesaw or by searching online)

Common Reads Let’s Talk About Race (Netflix and Youtube)

The Power of We (PBS Kids)

PBS Kids Talk About Race and Racism (PBS Kids)

Amanda Gorman Poem Talking Get’s Us There (Youtube)


With Kindness,


Mrs. Heaslip, Mrs. Tumilowicz, and Ms. Buhl


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HEALTH OFFICE NEWS

2021 -2022 Pre-K and K students

All 2021-2022 Pre-K and K students are required to have updated immunization records and Health Information Forms on file in order to be registered for next year. This includes returning students. Your students registration is not considered complete until these are received.

Please fax or email them to Niquette Bergeron, our registrar. nbergeron@ewsd.org

FAX (802) 879-0602

Feel free to call or email me with any question or concerns regarding your child’s health needs.

kbullock@ewsd.org

(802) 857-2104

Take care,

Kimberly Bullock, BSN, RN

EES Nurse

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ART

EES Artists have been busy this winter working on new projects! Visit our Instagram account to see photos!


  • Kindergarten artists are wrapping up their Potato Pants sculptures!
  • In first grade, artists are finishing up their tree weavings.
  • Second grade artists are completing their unit on sewing!


Stay creative,

Ms. L and the Art Cart

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CHILD NUTRITION

Funds for Groceries Available!

Families that qualify for free/reduced meals might also be eligible for Pandemic EBT (P-EBT) funds!! In order to receive these additional P-EBT funds, families MUST first have an approved free or reduced meal application on file. If you have not submitted an application yet, please consider doing so by going to MySchoolApps.com or visiting the EWSD Child Nutrition Website for more information on qualifying.


If you already have an approved application on file from last school year or this school year, you do not need to submit another application.


For more information please visit this list of frequently asked questions on P-EBT benefits.


If you have questions about the free and reduced meal application, please contact the EWSD Child nutrition office at childnutrition@ewsd.org.

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Big picture

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LOST & FOUND

We have LOTS of winter items accumulating in our Lost and Found! If you child is missing something, please encourage them to check in at the office. We are happy to help them look for items. Labeling your child's outerwear helps us to get it back to them!

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Essex Town Little League Tee Ball Signups!

Where to register: www.essextownlittleleague.org

Hit the Register Button and complete registration!

Cost: $60 per player

Deadline: 3/21/21

Questions? essextownlittleleague@gmail.com

Tee Ball Season Details:

Starts May 3rd, 2021

First year players Monday/Wednesday 5:30-7pm

Second Year Players Tuesday/Thursday 5:30-7pm

Practice/Games held with the track at Foster Park

Includes cool team hat and shirt!

Eligible for Boys and Girls Age 4-6, typically K and 1st

We look forward to a safe, fun, awesome season! All Covid protocols in place for some outdoor fun! See you at Foster Park!

ETLL Board of Directors

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UPCOMING EVENTS/ REMINDERS

  • 3/19 - Parent/Teacher Conferences - No School
  • 3/23 - Incoming Kindergarten Family Information Night (Zoom)- 6p.m.- 7:30p.m.
  • 4/19 - 4/23 Spring Break - No School

*** NO SCHOOL FRIDAY, MARCH 19TH ***

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ESSEX ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

*We take care of ourselves

*We take care of each other

*We take care of our school


C*A*R*E*S

Cooperation Assertion Responsibility Empathy Self-Control