THE PRIDE PRESS
November 11, 2022
Greetings EES Families,
We had a terrific week of school that ended with a whole school meeting this morning. Students have been learning about the importance of a growth mindset and how practicing tricky things and making mistakes are the ways we learn, grow and get better. It was wonderful to celebrate altogether as a school.
Speaking of celebrating, Anna Meehan officially received her Outstanding Educator Award at UVM on Wednesday evening. Her award was delivered by Vermont's Secretary of Education, The President of the Vermont NEA, and UVM's Dean of Education & Social Services. Her Outstanding Educator Bio stated: Anna Meehan is an outstanding teacher. It is clear that teaching and helping students learn and grow brings her joy. She is positive everyday and ensures that ALL of her students are held to high expectations. She does this through using high quality teaching practices and building strong relationships with each student and their families. Students who have had her in the past come back years later to visit. Anna builds a positive learning environment and creates a community of learners where being challenged to do your best is valued everyday. Her calm demeanor and consistency set the foundation of success from day one. Anna's work embodies the Vermont Core Teaching Standards.
Enjoy the weekend with your families,
Ashley Gray (EES Principal)
Thank you Veterans!
Mrs. Robbins’ 2nd grade and Waldo‘s K classes kicked off Big Buddies today with "a get to know you color monster glyph".
These two classes will meet monthly to come together and enjoy read alouds paired with literacy and math activities. We are very excited about getting this started!
PICK UP PATROL HELPFUL HINTS:
A message to families about Pick Up Patrol:
If you choose "Pickup" from the drop down, this means you will pick up your child at the end of the school day, which is 2:50pm on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays and 1:50pm on Wednesdays.
If you are picking up your child early (before the end of the school day) make sure you choose "Early Dismissal - Pick up no later than 2:15p.m., 1:15p.m. on Wednesdays" from the drop down options and select the matching time for when you will pick up your child that day.
If your child has an appointment and will be gone for only part of the school day, you may select their afterschool plan from the drop down menu and add a comment that indicates what time your child will be picked up and brought back to school.
We appreciate your continued help and support!
Please reach out to the front office if you have any questions.
LOST AND FOUND REMINDERS!
LOST AND FOUND!
Our Lost and Found is filling up! We try to return everything that is labeled, so please label everything that you send in with your child. As winter approaches, we find many hats, mittens and sweatshirts and JACKETS that we would LOVE to return so your child can stay warm outside. (We have many mittens from the same company, so we recommend being sure each mitten is labeled).
Stop in and check out the Lost and Found!
Bus Cancellation Reminders:
The most up to date list can always be found on our EWSD TRANSPORTATION PAGE:https://www.ewsd.org/Page/285
MISSING A DISTRICT EMAIL OR PHONE UPDATE??
If you have not received a recent email/phone call update from the school or District, please follow the steps below:
- Check your SPAM folder. Sometimes email providers will think that multiple emails from a specific email address are junk/spam.
- You can also try searching in your email for the following email address and see if anything comes up: firstname.lastname@example.org If you do find emails from this address have been marked as 'SPAM,' you should be able to update that and mark them as 'not SPAM.'
- If the phone calls alerting families about bus cancellations are showing up on your phone as 'Potential SPAM,' you can save that number as a contact in your phone and that should fix that.
If you are still having any issues, please reach out to EWSD Communications Coordinator Ben Dickie (email@example.com).
FROM THE HEALTH OFFICE...
Area Food Shelves Thanksgiving Plans 2022
Champlain Islands Food Shelf
12 Hyde Rd, Grand Isle
For residents of Grand Isle County
Drive thru on Saturday, November 19. 9-11 by appointment.
Turkey and fixings.
To sign up firstname.lastname@example.org
Enosburg Food Shelf
142 Main St. Enosburg Falls
Friday, November 18 with pre sign up
Turkey and fixings.
Sign up at the food shelf in person Thursdays 10-4
Fairfield Food Shelf
124 School St., East Fairfield
For residents of Fairfield, East Fairfield, and Bakersfield
Mon., November 14; Tue., November 15; Mon. Nov. 21; Tue. Nov. 22. Noon to 6 with pre sign up.
Turkey and fixings.
To sign up call the Fairfield Community Center 802-827-3130 and leave a message for Megan or in
person on Tuesday afternoons at the Food Shelf.
Northwest Family Foods
5 Lemnah Drive, St. Albans
Beginning November 16, guests will be able to shop for Thanksgiving ish items. No pre sign up.
Sheldon Methodist Church
52 Church St., Sheldon
Beginning November 15 through November 22, guests will be able to shop for Thanksgiving fixings. No turkeys. No pre sign up.
School Counselor Corner
Dear EES Families,
We have several local organizations that donate gift cards to families at our school who may need some extra help during the holiday season and winter months. In addition we have several new, unused winter coats (sizes 4t- 12) and mittens for families that may need them! If you are in need of some assistance please contact your child’s school counselor.
NEWS FROM THE PTO
DATES TO REMEMBER
11/11 - Art to Remember online orders should be submitted to be able to receive orders by mid-December. https://arttoremember.com/school/88N5PH
Fall Break: Monday- Friday, November 21-25