Weekly Newsletter December 2, 2022 Vol. 1, Issue 17
This Sunday, December 4- PTO Barnes & Noble Book Fair!
December 12- Community Budget Forum, 6:00-7:30 pm, 577 Dorset
December 14-19- Market Street, partial closing & traffic rerouted
December 16- Early Release for Teacher Learning
December 23-January 2- Early Winter Break- No School
January 14- RMCS Family Night at UVM Hockey Game vs. AIC
From the PrinciPAL
Don't Miss the Barnes & Noble Book Fair
Sunday, December 4!
The PTO is is excited to present this community event and major fund raiser. All are welcome to participate, even if you are out of town or don't live in South Burlington! You can email or text the voucher below to family or friends who live miles away and they can use it at their own local Barnes and Noble store on December 4th only (only in store, this is not an online event).
Marky the Moose will make appearances in the South Burlington store from 10:30-11:30 and 1:00-2:00, and RMCS educators will be reading some of their favorite books. We hope to see you on Sunday!
PTO Volunteer Sign-up
Here is the link for the sign up genius for PTO members to sign up and volunteer to man the PTO table at the book fair.
Book Fair Voucher
Present this voucher before you make a purchase and a percentage of the sale comes back to the RMCS! This voucher can be used at any Barnes & Noble on December 4th, so please share this with your family and friends. When they use this voucher at their local Barnes & Noble on Sunday, they are making a donation to the RMCS PTO. Thank you for sharing!
Check out the best books of the season!
Recycle Rhonda Visits 3rd Grade Classrooms
Rhonda Mace and Jack Tindell, educators from Chittenden Solid Waste District, visited third grade classrooms on Friday, Dec. 2nd. Students learned about recycling, re-using, and composting as part of their Global Studies unit. In the classroom, they practiced how to divide all types of items into the appropriate recycle, reuse, or compost bins. Guests also joined students in the cafeteria during the third-grade lunch to assist with composting and recycling.
5th Grade Announcers
Cultural Connections in Kindergarten
This week, Mrs. Duell's kindergarten class learned about Diwali, the Festival of Lights. Students were excited to show me the diyas (lamps) they made for this unit when I visited their classroom today.
Market Street Traffic
Rerouted for SB Community Event
The City of South Burlington is hosting a community event on December 16 and 17, and Market Street will be closed to thru traffic. The portion of the street from Allard Square to City Hall will be available for pedestrians, but that section will be blocked to prevent vehicles from driving in that area. I'm working with planners to ensure a safe route for buses and parents/caregivers who drive students to school. Next week, I'll share information about alternate routes for access to RMCS. Check out this link about the Illuminate Vermont event.
This Season is a Time for Giving & Receiving
Thank you for considering!
We are looking to collect a variety of gift cards to distribute to members of the RMCS community who need some extra support this coming month. If you would like to contribute, please use the sign-up below to select what you will purchase. Gift cards can be dropped off at the main office at anytime between now and Dec 21st.
Your generosity with this effort makes a difference for many members of our community and is greatly appreciated!
For those in need of assistance during the winter months, we ask that parents and caregivers reach out to Guidance Counselors Laura Standard & Meaghan Rice, School Nurse Michelle Cannon, or PrinciPALs Lissa McDonald or Stephanie Sumner.
- Laura= email@example.com
- Meaghan= firstname.lastname@example.org
- Michelle= email@example.com
- Lissa= firstname.lastname@example.org
- Stephanie= email@example.com
We will keep your information confidential, and reach out to our wide network of resources to provide you with assistance. Please don't hesitate to ask!
RMCS Family Night at UVM vs. AIC Hockey Game
As you know, UVM Hockey players have been visiting RMCS classrooms and making connections with our students. I'm excited to announce that we have been invited to participate in an RMCS Family Night at the UVM versus AIC hockey game on January 14. Students will be admitted for free! Next week, I'll add a link for families to secure tickets for the event. In the meantime, please save the date!
While student admission is complimentary, parents and caregivers must purchase tickets. As always, reach out to a member of the care team (counselors, nurse, princiPALs) if you need financial assistance for this event. See names and emails above. We hope to fill the rink with RMCS families!!!
Recess Volunteer Sign Up Genius
We continue to welcome volunteers to help us at recess. We are fortunate to have a large playground and appreciate the parent volunteers who sign up to help us with supervision from time to time. If you have availability, please visit the Sign Up Genius to schedule the times you are available to join us in late November through the next winter break. Thank you!
What's for Lunch?
It's Common This Time of Year
Lice. Just thinking about it makes you want to itch. This is a friendly reminder this is a time of year when it's normal to have an uptick in cases of head lice. These do not discriminate! Anyone can end up with a case of head lice. We want to urge parents and caregivers to be proactive and check their student(s) for head lice at least once a week. If you discover your student has head lice, please treat according to the manufacturers’, or your health care provider’s instructions, and consider notifying the school nurse. If you have questions, please call the health room; we are happy to assist you! For more information about head lice, please refer to the CDC fact page: LINK HERE.
To learn more, click HERE.
Everyone six months and older should get a flu shot as soon as possible. Getting the flu shot helps protect you, your family and your community.
More PTO News
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RMCS 2022-2023 Yearbook NOW ON SALE!!! $16.00 Each
Don't miss a single edition of the Rick Marcotte Central School Yearbook!
Order forms have been sent home, but if you would like purchase your yearbook online, please click here:
Then select Order My Yearbook to make your purchase and check out. Please put your teacher name under 'Homeroom' All yearbooks are shipped to the school then delivered to your child's classroom the last week of school.
Any questions, please contact Holly Young or Carrie Rice.
The Ugly Sweater Fun Run is Back!
School Budget Community Forum
Opportunities at Rick Marcotte Central School
RMCS is still hiring. Please contact us about joining our team if you qualify for these openings. Training will be provided for all new hires.
- Clerical Assistant
- Special Educator
- Interventionists - working 1:1 with students who have Individualized Education Plans
- New! Recess Monitor
Stephanie Sumner, Assistant Principal & Lissa McDonald, Interim Principal
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com
Location: Rick Marcotte Central School, 200 Market Street, South Burlington, VT, USA