SRES Eagle Times
April 7, 2023 - Issue No. 29
Inspire, Create and Grow a Community of Lifelong Learners
NEWS FROM MRS. HAZARD, PRINCIPAL
Happy Friday SRES Families!
We had Book Buddies again this morning! This is a wonderful time for students to practice their reading, listening, and social skills; experience other classrooms; and make new friends. Enjoy the pictures in the newsletter!
Upcoming learning opportunities:
- On April 20th, we will travel to Vermont Academy to share in their Earth Day! Thank you for inviting us VA!
- On April 25th, weather permitting, we will hold a relocation drill. We will walk to one of our relocation sites and continue to discuss the importance of practicing our safety drills.
- On April 28th, we will share an “un-bee-lievable” day with master beekeeper, Cliff Sunflower, as we learn about the wonders of honey bees.
SAVE THE DATE:
- Thursday, May 25th (time TBD): Book Bingo, Book Fair, and Storytelling!
Other important dates:
- Week of April 10th: No School; Spring Break
- April 17th: School resumes
- April 19th: Early Release; 11:45 am dismissal
Enjoy the week with your child/ren! The weather is supposed to be awesome...spring has sprung!
See you on Monday, April 17th.
Your partner in education,
It Is Your Last Chance to Express Interest in A Summer Program Slot For Your Student!
We've extended the online submission date. Sign-ups will close Monday 4/10/23.
The Windham Northeast Supervisory Union is excited to announce our Summer Program plans for 2023! To learn more about dates, scheduling, activities, and how to be considered for a Summer Program slot, please read this Summer Programs Letter that includes the sign-up link. We will not be sending a paper form home with your child this year. Completing this form indicates an interest in a Summer Programs (1st-8th) slot; placement in the Summer Programs is not guaranteed. This year there are no fees for families for the 2023 WNESU Summer Programs. They are funded through ESSER funds. This grant is considered a one-time funding opportunity.
If you have any questions, please contact Sarah Doran, Director of Summer & After-School Programs.
Sarah Doran (she/her/hers)
Director of After-School and Summer Program
Windham Northeast Supervisory Union is committed to building well rounded students and consistently improving our schools. You are receiving this communication because our district is participating in an opportunity to gather feedback on how we can better meet our goals of improving student success.
The WNESU has partnered with Panorama Education in order to begin collecting feedback and data from students, families and school staff.
Panorama Education is an education technology company that helps students achieve academic success and well-being. Panorama provides teachers, school district leaders, and parents with the tools to help foster two key components of student success—academic progress and well-being. Educators use Panorama's platform to understand and support students across academics, attendance, behavior, and life skills—all of which lead to greater academic success. District leaders will use the same platform in order to track progress toward strategic goals, such as literacy and graduation rates.
In the next few weeks, we will be using Panorama in order to administer our district climate survey. Additionally, we are hoping to solicit responses from you, our families, through an upcoming family survey. In the coming weeks, you should expect to hear more about the particulars of these surveys from your childrens’ school administrators.
In closing, we are very excited about this partnership with Panorama and look forward to sharing this powerful educational tool with our community.
Superintendent of Schools
NEW CONTACT INFORMATION FOR YOUR STUDENT'S ASP SITE
We have new WNESU cell phone numbers for our ASP staff. Please use this cell phone number to reach an ASP/Summer Programs staff member. Please add your student's ASP site cell phone number to your list of contacts. If you have been using a different cell number to reach your student ASP Site Coordinator, please update this number with the appropriate site-based number. See the list below.
⇨BFMS ASP & Summer Programs: (802) 376 9082 (Sierra Patterson)
⇨CES ASP & Summer Programs: (802) 376 9845 (Heather Murphy-Hicks)
⇨SRES ASP: (802) 376 6209 (Tina White)
⇨WCS ASP& Summer Programs: (802) 376 6278 (Kim Budzik)
⇨WNESU Director of ASP and Summer Programs: (802) 376 9270 (Sarah Doran)
Please note this WNESU phone is operational during the After-School Program hours of 3-5 pm M-F during the school year and during the Summer Programs hours of 8-4 pm, M-F in July and the first week in August.
Please leave a message with your name, the name of your student, and your phone number. If you don’t hear back from a staff representative, please know that we may be with students and we will do our best to get back to you in a timely manner.
Texting this WNESU phone number is another method to communicate with staff.
If you don’t hear back from a WNESU staff representative by 4:30 pm on a day of ASP operation or if you need immediate assistance, please call the WNESU office at (802) 463-9958 or Sarah Doran, the WNES Director of ASP & Summer Programs at (802) 376 9270
If you leave a voicemail or send a text outside of operational hours, someone will do their best to get back to you in a timely manner.
Please note that our school day administration is not available during the school year after 3 pm nor are they available during the Summer Programs sessions. If you need to reach someone please contact your Site Coordinator or the WNES Director of ASP and Summer Programs.
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!)