THE PRIDE PRESS

Essex Elementary School Newsletter

January 15, 2021

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PRINCIPAL NEWS

Greetings EES Families,

Happy New Year to you all!

2021 is off to a great start here at school. Students and staff have returned to school energized and ready for learning and growth. Next week, you will receive your child’s progress report for the first trimester. I hope you will have an opportunity to talk with your child about their growth and progress and what they are learning at school.


As always, please do not hesitate to reach out if you have any questions or concerns.


My Best,

Ashley

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PRE-K REGISTRATION ENROLLMENT FOR 2021-22

EWSD is now accepting registration requests for prekindergarten enrollment for the 2021-2022 school year. Space is limited in our pre-K classrooms and placement is determined by a lottery drawing. The window to submit a registration request will be open until Friday February 26th. Please click on the "Pre-K Lottery Form" button to submit a pre-K registration request.

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MRS. YANDELL'S CLASS

Students learned that animals either hibernate, migrate or adapt to survive the winter. Mrs. Yandell's class created this bulletin board as a culmination of the Animals in Winter unit!

PHYSICAL EDUCATION

Students take advantage of the winter conditions and work on some snow sport skills with Mr. Picard!

ART

Check out what we have been doing in art class! Visit our Instagram account.

Kindergarten artists have been creating community paper to make into beautiful weavings.

First grade artists have been making kindness collage-bots.

In second grade, artists are studying the artwork of Tyree Guyton and the Heidelberg Project to create their own houses out of recyclables.


Keep creating!

Ms. L and the Art Cart

LEARNING CENTER


Reading is an Investment program:

The library will participate in the Vermont Office of the State Treasurer’s annual program: Reading is an Investment. The program offers students in kindergarten through 6th grades the opportunity to learn about money and basic financial concepts to help them make the connection between these stories and their individual lives. During the month of December EES students K-2 listened to 3 stories in the library about financial literacy, with the theme I’m an Entrepreneur! They also filled out and completed a reading log/entry form. As part of the library program, I plan on submitting all students’ entries. Other than your child’s name, no other personal information is shared on the reading log. In May of 2021 there will be 20 students across Vermont randomly selected as winners of this program, each receiving a $250 college savings account.


Last year EES had one lucky winner, and since 2014 we have had 7 students win this prize! For more information here’s a link to the program’s website: http://www.vermonttreasurer.gov/content/financial-literacy/reading-investment


For other books about financial literacy, click on this link.

Please contact Carol Scrimgeour at cscrimgeour@ewsd.org if you have any questions.

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CHILD NUTRITION

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UPCOMING EVENTS/ REMINDERS

  • 1/18 ~ MLK Day - No School
  • 2/22 - 2/26 ~ Winter Break- No 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

Cooperation Assertion Responsibility Empathy Self-Control