May 26, 2023, Volume 14, Issue 37
Notes from the Principal
I recommend you cut out the Calendar-at-a-Glance and put it on the fridge, there's a lot going on these last three weeks!
Did you notice the article in the Superintendent's newsletter about report cards? In case you missed it, we are piloting a project to have parents access their child's report card on the Parent Portal. It will be available on Friday, June 16th. We will have a short video available to remind parents how to access it and provide a quick Google Form for anyone who might want a printed copy.
In memory of all our family members in the Armed Services, have a terrific 3-day weekend; take some time to read with your child.
Mark T & Olivia K
Spring Concert, June 7th
Spring Concerts, Wednesday, June 7th:
- Grades K - 1 - 8:40-9:00
- Grades 2 & 3 - 9:20-9:50
- Grades 4 & 5 - 10:20-11:00
Our goal is to have all the concerts in one day to minimize parents who will be missing work.
Though there may be a few parking spaces, we highly recommend you make arrangements for an alternative way to get to the concert that morning.
Field Day, June 8th
2023 Orchard Field Day!
Field Day at Orchard will be on Thursday, June 8th! Field Day is an opportunity to build our school community, play outside, and celebrate a great school year. Students will get to participate in a variety of activities and enjoy some less structured time together. Among the options for activities, there are some that include water so students that might partake in these should bring a towel and a change of clothes. We’re hoping for a sunny day so sunscreen will also be important!
3rd/4th/5th Grade events will be from 9:15-11:15.
Kindergarten/1st/2nd Grade events will be from 12:50-2:10.
If you have any questions or would like to volunteer to manage a station, let me know!
5th-grade fun day- the fifth graders are heading to smugglers notch on Tuesday, June 13th for a fun-filled day of all that Smuggs has to offer. The cost is $45/student. Payments can be made on Konstella or by following the link below
This Konstella link brings you to more info about the day and a quick and easy way to pay.
Would you like to join us for the day? If so, volunteer to chaperone the trip. You just need to purchase a ticket on the link above for yourself. Sing up below
Please reach out to Melissa Grealis with any questions you may have firstname.lastname@example.org
1st Graders Celebrating Memorial Day
Notes from our Medical Office
Reminders for the Upcoming Memorial Day Weekend
Avoid Cold Water!
✓ Body heat can be lost 4 times faster in cold water than in cold air. Cold water drains body heat fast!
✓ Cold shock from plunging into cold water can be severe even with temperatures of 50-60F (Lake Champlain's surface water temperature is currently 46-50F).
✓ Wear a life jacket when venturing out onto cold water (including when kayaking and paddleboarding).
✓ Consider staying off/out of the water until it the water temperature is warmer.
Use Insect Repellent!
To protect from tick and mosquito bites, look for repellents that contain:
✓ Oil of lemon eucalyptus (OLE)
✓ Para-menthane-diol (PMD)
Find the right repellent for you by using the EPA's search tool HERE.
Avoid applying insect repellent on a child’s hands, eyes, mouth, cuts, or irritated skin.
Adults: Spray insect repellent onto your hands and then apply to a child’s face.
The Performance is at the Robert Miller Recreation Center, Burlington, 130 Gosse Court, Burlington
This Week's 5th Grade Announcers, Henry, Bryndan & Sorina!
"Free" Summer Camp Opportunity with the South Burlington Dolphins
The 2023 Summer Clinic “Speed School” hosted by the South Burlington Dolphins is a month-long, no-cost, event which is designed to help youth athletes, from Kindergarten to 12th grade, become fitter, faster, and stronger. Our goal is to provide each individual with the skills they need to build a strong foundation in their chosen sport. Register here or attend Registration Night (and meet the coaches!), May 25th from 4pm-6pm at the Pride Complex, 1234 Williston Rd, South Burlington.
5TH GRADE FAMILIES
SAVE THE DATE : On Thursday, May 25th the 5th grade parent are invited to an information night at FHTMS at 6:30 PM. This is an evening for parents only and not for students at this time. The students will be having other opportunities to transition and visit the middle school prior to June.
Next week, FHTMS will be sending out a parent email to 5th grade families with more info about that evening as well as the transition process.
5th Grade teachers will also be sharing information with you about upcoming visits from FHTMS staff and students, and a visit to FHTMS during the school day!