Friday Notes

September 9, 2022

Picture Day is Coming...

...but a little later than we had planned. Our photographer is unwell and we need to reschedule. Our new date will be September 22. Our retake day will remain on the same date, October 11, which will make a tight turnaround, but Ambient is confident that it can be done!
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Homecoming - September 30

Homecoming is an outdoor event with a harvest theme. We will host a few soccer events, play harvest games, enjoy food vendors, and engage with art stations - fun for the whole family! Stay tuned for future Friday Notes for more detailed information!

After School Program News

As families begin the challenge of re-establishing school routines, we ask you to be mindful of the dismissal timeframe the school has established. Dismissal begins at 3:00 pm and concludes at 3:15 pm. While registration is required of all After School Program (ASP) participants, students who remain at school at 3:15 pm are automatically sent to our ASP and families are responsible for the drop-in fee, regardless of how much time the student is in attendance at ASP. We recognize this can create frustration; as such, please allow yourself extra time to account for unexpected delays, such as construction and traffic so that we may avoid this frustration.

A few notes:

  • We are thrilled to announce two new staff members to our After School Program! Please join us in welcoming Joanne Dezotelle and Halie Kish (BJAMS '19) to our program!
  • ASP is full on Thursdays and is not currently accepting new registrants.
  • Due to Homecoming events, ASP will not be offered on Friday, September 30.

Soccer Schedule

Team 1/2

Practices: Mondays, 3:15 - 4:00

Coach: Mrs. S

Team 3/4

Practices: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 3:15 - 4:30

Games: 9/10 @ Cambridge, 10 am vs Cambridge City - Please check Morrisville Youth Soccer for future games

Coach: Jamie O'Brien

Team 5/6

Practices: Mondays and Wednesdays, 3:15 - 4:30

Games: 9/10 @ BJAMS, 10 am vs Johnson - Please check Morrisville Youth Soccer for future games

Coaches: Katie Marvin and Herman Moore

Team 7/8

Practices: Mondays and. Thursdays, 3:15 - 4:30

Games: 9/9 @ BJAMS, 9/30 @ BJAMS, 10/6 @ Craftsbury, 10/13 @ BJAMS (more games being scheduled)

Coaches: Diego Grey and Andrew Lafrenz

Early/Sick Dismissal Procedure

PK only Early/Sick Dismissal:
  • Ring bell for entry at the Manosh PK wing
  • Sign out and retrieve your student from PK3 or PK4. If unwell, s/he may be waiting with Nurse Yates on the lobby bench

PK + K-8 Sibling Early Dismissal:

  • Ring bell for entry at K-8 wing
  • Sign out your K-8 student and the front office will dismiss your student to the lobby
  • Walk together to Manosh PK wing
  • Sign out your PK student
  • All exit through Manosh PK wing

If you choose to retrieve your PK student first, please walk directly to the front office for dismissal of your K-8 student. Do not stop at a classroom to retrieve another student as this causes undue disruption to the classroom. All will exit through K-8 wing in this case.

PK + K-8 Sick Dismissal:

  • Pick up your healthy student first, then your sick student following the respective pick up procedure above.

K-8 Only Early/Sick Dismissal:

  • Ring bell for entry at K-8 wing
  • Sign out your student and the front office will dismiss your student from the bench

Family Portal

Your FACTS Family Portal is a valuable resource. We encourage you to login and poke around. Here are just a few highlights of what you will find:
  • School menu and meal ordering
  • Teacher contact info
  • Emergency Contacts and Pickup Lists for your student
  • Homework assignments
  • Family directory
  • Account balances
  • Grades

Click on the shortcut button at the bottom of Friday Notes for fast access.

Coming Up Next

September 12 - First PTO meeting of the year

September 13 - Save for Success starts - check backpacks for more info

September 20 - No school

September 22 - Picture Day

September 29 - Hosmer Point field trip, grades 5-8 - check backpacks for permission slips

September 30 - Homecoming


Math Tutoring Info

Former upper school math teacher, Gary Carlson, is offering math tutoring for students who could use a boost! He can be reached by phone: (802-851-0595) or by email: In person and Zoom sessions available!
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Family Portal Login

Your window into your student's school life including meal ordering, grades, calendar, and more!