ADL Announcements 2/18/2021

(These are sent each Thursday school is in session.)


  • Monday-Friday, February 22-26, Winter Break
  • Friday, March 19, 8:15 - 3:15, Parent Teacher Conferences (NO CLASSES)



Masks. Elections. Virtual classes. This school year will be talked about forever. The yearbook is truly an important keepsake from this remarkable time. We are working hard to put together a historic book that will be looked back upon to remember one of the most unique school years of all time. The deadline to order is coming up fast: Monday, February 22! Order today so we make sure there are enough copies for everyone -

Questions? Contact Mrs. Donahey at or 802-857-7857.

ADL Pridewear Spring Sale!

PAWS is doing another Pridewear sale for ADL! Open the link below for the details and to place an order:


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 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

Penguin Bot event

The link below has information about the Penguin Bot Event:


ADL Clubs


The E.Y.E. (Essex Youth Empowerment) Club

Meets virtually every Wednesday at 10:00 ( This is a new club with a goal to empower youth to be advocates for healthy choices in their own lives and in their communities. We welcome new members any time. Nurse Jenna is the advisor. We hope to see you at the next meeting!

Yearbook Club

Library Assistant Mrs. Donahey will be the Yearbook advisor this year. Please email Mrs. Donahey at if you'd like to help with the Yearbook. Students from all grades are needed, so email Mrs. Donahey if you think you might be interested.

History Club

Do you like history? Fascinated by different eras? Are you an expert on a particular event?

Then you should join the History Club! This is a new, student-run club that will meet virtually on Wednesdays. If you'd like to join, please contact Ms. Classen in the library.

Math Club

Mrs. Zimmerman is starting the math club virtually on Mondays! It will be from 3:30 until 4:15. Please email Mrs. Zimmerman for the meeting invite.

Pride Club

PRIDE club will be meeting on Tuesdays and Fridays from 3:15-4:00 in the band room. There is a limit for in-person attendance so please let us know if you are attending. If you are interested in attending virtually we can send you the link. Please email : Samantha Donahey or Mrs. Williams Hopefully we will see you soon.

Art Club

There will be two sessions of after school art club starting in January for Cohort B students. The club will run for 8 weeks from 3:15-4:30.

There are only 20 spots available so if you are interested, please email Mrs. Logan. Sign up will be first come first serve.


Stop by the ADL main office and pick up a SUMMER FULL DAY CAMPS 2021 brochure!

Wondering what to do with your middle schooler this summer? Let them enjoy a summer filled with activities and experiences specifically geared towards middle school aged youth. We have two exciting opportunities for middle schoolers this summer:

  • Camp STAR: For students entering grades 6-9. Based out of ADL Middle School, this camp features a morning swim program at Maple Street Park, a weekly field trip, group activities, arts, sports, and outdoor experiences catered to the many unique interests of these middle schoolers. Campers will be active and engaged in a variety of ways to make the summer fly by!
  • Camp Venture: For students entering grades 4-6. Enjoy some of the many opportunities for outdoor exploration this great state has to offer! Each week, campers will experience a variety of adventurous outdoor pursuits such as mountain biking, rock climbing, hiking, visiting swimming holes, learning survival skills, and so much more. While pick-up and drop-off will happen at a central location, this camp spends the entirety of the day off-site, departing at 8:30 and returning by 4:30. We will travel to a new destination every day to experience beautiful scenery and exciting thrills, and this will include a full day each week at Essex Rec’s very own Indian Brook Reservoir. Your camper will come home exhausted, exhilarated, and eager for more!

For details about cost, hours, dates, and more, please visit to view our brochure. The brochure will be live online on Friday, 2/12, at which point the Request for Registration survey will be live as well. The form will close on 2/28. The link to the Request for Registration form will also be located at There are hard copies of the brochure at the office at both EMS and ADL that your student can pick up, or you can pick one up by stopping by the Essex Rec service window at 75 Maple Street between 10-2 weekdays..

Essex Rec utilizes an online registration format to alleviate long lines and wait time. Families will have two weeks to fill out the electronic Request for Registration form. The order of when the form is completed will have no effect on registration status, as Essex Rec awards participation credits and enrolls families based on this credit score. More information about this process can be found on the Registration Information page of the brochure. Please note: Completing the request for registration form does not, in any way, guarantee your child a spot in one of Essex Rec’s Full Day Licensed Summer Camps. We will begin calling families who have filled out the form for formal registration starting the week of March 1.

We are excited for another fun summer and can’t wait to see many of you there! Please email Maureen Gillard at with any additional questions.

Middle School MetroRock (540910 D)

Calling all thrill seekers! MetroRock’s five week climbing and adventure program is the place to be. With 16,000 square feet of climbing and a high ropes adventure course with over 20 different elements, the possibilities are endless. Join us as your child builds confidence, makes new friends, stays active and has a blast.

Grades 6-8 | MetroRock
Wed, March 10-April 17 | 9:30-11:30AM


Instructor: MetroRock Instructors

It's All About Being A Middle School Teen

An Open and Genuine Youth Discussion Series for Middle School Youth Grades 6-8.

February 3rd - April 7th

Wednesdays 5:30pm - 6:30pm


Link to more information

About the Series

It's all about being a middle school teen is a virtual discussion series designed specifically to address topics and risk factors that middle school youth throughout Vermont are faced with daily. Facilitated by PCAVTand Essex Teen Center youth participants will engage in important interpersonal discussions with other youth while they learn about how to navigate, participate, and create personal growth for themselves in a caring, safe, and supportive environment. Youth may participate in as many of the discussions as they are interested, but space is limited to 20 youth per topic and registration is first come first serve.

Teen Center

Here is the February Teen Center activity registration form.

Registration Form:

If your youth is new to our program and you have not completed the consent form please do.

Teen Center Consent Form:

Next Week's Activities!

Upcoming next week we are excited to have Jana, a longtime Nightmare Vermont volunteer join us to talk about how to tell scary scary stories, the strategy behind haunted houses and why people like being scared! Email me any questions that you have for her.

For movement activities Tara will be teaching hooping skills in the morning and before the Teen Center favorite Among Us. I will be doing some beginner yoga/stretching that is welcome to all abilities.

For crafts next week Nina will be teaching how to make a pom pom. Emily is also teaching youth how to make and grow their own "Chia Pet" to bring some green into February.

If you have any fun podcast suggestions or topics for the drawing and listening activity let me know!

E.Y.E Club:

The Essex Youth Empowerment Club is seeking new members! The club aims to empower youth to make healthy decisions. Currently they are making posters to put in ADL around resources to help youth with their mental health. We meet on Wednesday mornings at 10am to talk about projects and get to know each other. If your youth is interested let me or Jenna the ADL school nurse know.

Outlet Club:

Outlet is for LGBTQ+ or questioning youth and allies. The group is a safe place for youth to talk about what is going in their lives and ask questions about gender identity or LGBTQ+ topics in an age appropriate way.

Outlet meets on Thursday from 6:00 - 7:00 PM.

Outlet Zoom:

Password: icecream

ADL Paws

Want to keep updated on the ADL PAWS projects and events?

Don't miss out! "Like" the "PAWS ADL" page on Facebook today! The facebook page will share info about ongoing opportunities to support your school community at ADL. From volunteering your time, donating baked goods, to events we'll be hosting for ADL students and family, there are lots of things to like! Click below to "like" our Facebook page and stay connected and involved!

ADL Bottle Barn

Please drop off your clean bottles and cans to donate to ADL special programs!

Bottles and cans should be in bags! PLEASE DO NOT THROW IN LOOSE BOTTLES AND CANS.



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