THE PRIDE PRESS

Essex Elementary School Newsletter

May 14, 2021

PRINCIPAL NEWS

Greetings EES Families!


We had a wonderful week of school and were able to enjoy some beautiful weather. The week flew by! I want to thank all of you who participated in celebrating our amazing staff during Teacher Appreciation Week last week. Our staff has gone above and beyond this year to engage all of our learners!


Last week we began our placement process for next year's classes. This process was done through the lens of balancing classrooms and grouping students together with a focus on their SEL and academic needs. Our placement process is blind this year which means students are not being placed with specific teachers. Families will receive letters indicating their child's classroom placement in mid June.


Have a wonderful weekend,


Ashley Gray

Principal

Essex Elementary School

GUIDANCE

MAY IS MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS MONTH


The Vermont Department of Mental Health is releasing newsletters on various mental health topics each week throughout May. The Week One newsletter focuses on child, youth and family mental health.

HEALTH OFFICE

MEDIC ALERT BRACELETS


If your child has a medical condition that you would like

others to be aware of in case of an emergency, I highly

recommend having them wear a Medic Alert Bracelet.

Information can be found at

http://www.medicalert.org/



Kimberly Bullock, BSN, RN

EES Nurse

ONLINE BOOK FAIR!

Dear Parents and Families:


Reading increases knowledge and vocabulary, lowers stress, and supports your child’s emotional growth. But perhaps the best benefit is the lasting bond you create with your child when you read with them. Visit the Book Fair with your child to discover new books together!

Save the date!

Book Fair dates: May 24 – JUNE 6, 2021

Shopping hours: Online Shopping only 24/7

Special activities: Check out the Virtual Fair! (Follow the link on the Library website)

NEW Online Shopping Options! New this year is a Virtual Book Fair experience, an option for those who miss the thrill of the in-person fair. You are able to scroll around a virtual fair, and even select books from shelves to take a closer look, view exclusive book trailers and curated reading lists. We’ve partnered with The Scholastic Store™ to offer over 6,000 products that ship directly to your home (with free shipping on orders of $25 or more)! Visit our book fair homepage to shop online (starting May 24):

https://www.scholastic.com/bf/essexwestvt or follow the link on the Library website: https://www.ewsd.org/eeslibrary

All sales from the book fair support the library program. We look forward to helping you and your family find great reading choices at our Book Fair! Please contact me if you have any questions.


Sincerely,


Carol Scrimgeour,

School Librarian

cscrimgeour@ewsd.org

Essex Elementary School

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ART

Sign up for summer art camps with Ms. L! Registration available here.

Check out the May Art Newsletter here!


Happy arting!

Ms. L

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CHILD NUTRITION

REMOTE MEALS ARE STILL AVAILABLE FOR FULLY REMOTE AND HYBRID REMOTE STUDENTS!


5 Day bags available on Mondays from 9 to 10 (Tuesday June 1st will be a 4 day pick up)

3 Day bags available on Mondays from 9 to 10 and Wednesdays from 9 to 10.


Be sure to stop by the High School on Fridays for a 2 day weekend bag! Hours 4 - 6 right outside the Guidance Lobby.


Be sure to check out our menu online as we have added some new entrees!

Community News

Vermont Youth Dancer Summer Dance Camps!

VYD Summer dance camps at Synergy Center for Dance and Performing Arts in Jericho have openings! These camps are full of movement, choreography, storytelling, acting & drama activities, arts & craft time (for younger dancers), and culminate with a performance at the end of the week. Do not miss this community collaboration with VYD directors and experienced counsellors from the performance company.


JUNE 21 to 25th

8:30-12:30 “Three Little Kittens” (ages 4-6)


JUNE 28 to July 2nd

8:30-12:30 “Beauty and the Beast” (8 and up)

4-7:30 “Pride/Lion King” (10 and up)


JULY 5 to JULY 9

12:00-4:30 “The Boxcar Children” (6-9 yr)


JULY 19-23

9:00-1:00 pm “Alice in Wonderland” (9-14 yr)


More information at vermontyouthdancers.org


For Vermont Youth Dancer registration, contact vermontyouthdancers@gmail.com



Theresa Robinson

Co-Directors, Vermont Youth Dancers

SPARE TIME - KIDS BOWL FREE!

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ESSEX PARKS AND RECREATION

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UPCOMING EVENTS/ REMINDERS

  • 5/24 - 6/6 Online Book Fair!
  • 5/31 - Memorial Day - No School
  • 6/11 - Move-up Day
  • 6/15 - Last Day of School!

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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

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