SRES Eagle Times
March 10, 2023 - Issue No. 25
Inspire, Create and Grow a Community of Lifelong Learners
NEWS FROM MRS. HAZARD, PRINCIPAL
Warm greetings SRES Families!
Our first grade did a phenomenal job facilitating our All School Meeting this morning! They shared the cow greeting (ask your student to show you!); a song about sound (new science learning!); and freeze dance! Ask your student which class was awarded the Quiet Cat!
On Monday we had a surprise visitor...Ribby from the Keene SwampBats was here to kick off the Reading with Ribby Reading Challenge!! A paper explaining the program and a bookmark went home on Monday. If your child completes the reading challenge (March 6-April 14), they will receive a free t-shirt and a family admission pass to the SwampBats game on June 13th! See below for more information.
SRES Music Concert and Art Show! SAVE THE DATE!!!
- Thursday, March 30th at 6:30pm (students should not arrive prior to 6:10pm)
- Bellows Falls Union High School Auditorium
- Students should wear sneakers and comfortable pants
- We will provide them with their new SRES t-shirt to wear over the shirt they come in
Kindergarten and PreK registration
- Please see below for more information and links to register!
- March 15th: Early Release; 11:45 dismissal
- March 17th: Mismatched Day!; 2nd trimester ends
- March 31st: Report cards go home
Thank you to the Rockingham voters for approving our school budget! I appreciate your support.
Your partner in education,
Students must be 5 years old by September 1st, 2023.
If you would prefer a form you can download and print please contact the Administrative Assistant, Sara Wunderle at email@example.com.
Girls on the Run
Registration is now open for 3rd and 4th grade girls. You can register at www.gotrvt.org or return the paper application form to Nurse Jenn. If you need another copy please let me know. Tuesday, March 28th will be our first practice. Welcome letters will be going home shortly to those who already registered.
Greetings from the SRES Health Office
Oral Health & Dental Lesson
A dental hygienist will be here on Tuesdays, starting March 14th. If you would like your child to be seen by her and haven’t returned the consent form, please do so as soon as possible. If you need another consent form please reach out to Nurse Jenn.
Nurse Jenn will be visiting classrooms next week during SEL to teach students about the importance of good oral hygiene. Be sure to check out the next newsletter to see the fun experiment that was done!
If your child is sick and going to be absent, we ask that you notify the school by calling the main office at 802-869-2637.
There may be times during the year where your child needs to have medication administered at school.
Prescription medications: a note from your child’s doctor with instructions for use and parental signature are required to administer any medication during school hours. An adult must deliver the medication to the health office in the original container.
Non-prescription medications: parental signature is required to administer any “over the counter” medications. An adult must deliver the medication to the health office in the original container.
Prescription and non-prescription medication permission forms are available in the health office.
Please do your part by periodically checking your child's head for head lice and treat as needed. SRES no longer excludes children from school for head lice per instructions from the American Academy of Pediatrics. If head lice is found during school hours the parent/guardian will be notified and proper treatment will need to be done before your child can return to school.
Please Note: Mass head checks are no longer done in school
Vermont Health Connect Message: Protect your coverage. Renew your Medicaid and CHIP
If your child has Vermont Medicaid, action is required. Please see the following message for details:
Update message from Vermont Health Connect
Millions of students run the risk of losing Medicaid and CHIP coverage as regular renewals restart. Since the pandemic’s Public Health Emergency began in March 2020, children and families enrolled in Medicaid have not been required to complete renewal paperwork in order to stay covered. But with this pandemic-era policy ending, students enrolled in Medicaid or CHIP could lose their coverage starting April 1st if they do not submit renewal paperwork on time or if they are no longer eligible and need to transition to another form of coverage.
In order to protect their child and their family’s health care coverage, it is important that parents with children on Medicaid act quickly to confirm or update their contact information for every member of their family on Medicaid with the Vermont Health Connect/Dr. Dynasaur and provide necessary information to complete their Medicaid and CHIP renewal when notified. Families could be notified about their renewal paperwork at any point this year or early next year.
If the Vermont Health Connect/Dr. Dynasaur does not have correct contact information for a family, parents may not receive their renewal notice and their children could lose coverage.
To verify or update contact information, parents should go to the Vermont Health Connect Portal or call 1-855-899-9600. It is also important for parents to open and respond to all mail from Medicaid and CHIP over the next year to avoid losing their healthcare coverage.
As regular renewals restart in Medicaid and CHIP, we want to make sure parents have the information they need to protect coverage for their child and other family members.
To update your contact information or get questions answered about your Medicaid/CHIP coverage, visit Vermont Health Connect or call 1-855-899-9600.
No longer qualify for Medicaid or CHIP and need help enrolling in the Marketplace? You can find free, unbiased help at: 1-855-899-9600
Please reach out if you have any questions or concerns regarding your child's health.
Phone: 802-869-2637 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
It's been a busy week in ASP here at SRES.
We have been reading a variety of Dr. Suess books for story time and have designed many activities around the books we are reading.
Monday: Stem Club
We did some team building with a car race tonight. Each team had to get their driver to the finish line by washing their windshield, refueling, and changing tires. Ask your ASP student how they accomplished all that.
Wednesday: Craft Club
Tonight we made Horton from Horton Hears a Who! These crafts will be coming home soon!
Thursday: Dance Club
Our first night of Dance Club went wonderfully well. The ASP students really enjoyed learning some jazz dance with Israel Cavanagh. Look for details for a performance later in this session.
Friday: Board Game Club
Tonight we will play Dr. Suess bingo !
Reading with Ribby: SwampBats Reading Program
Reading with Ribby is a program designed to foster a love of reading for kids of all ages. The challenge is to read (or be read to) 18 times for 20 minutes each time. In 2023, the program runs from March 6th to April 14th.
Click on this link to watch a short video of the program! RWR 2023 Video
(This is not a school-sponsored activity, but it does look like fun AND it gets students reading!)