Weekly Newsletter Sept. 16, 2022 Vol. 1, Issue 7
From the PrinciPAL!
- Dot Day!
- Special Guests
- Week 3 Announcers
- September 19-23 Lunch Menu
- School Photos
- Early Release on Friday, September 23
School Nurse Notes
- Illness, Boosters, CDC Information
Events & Opportunities
- SB Public Art Committee Event
- Try hockey for free!
- We are still hiring!
From the PrinciPAL
Dear Caregivers, Families, and Friends,
This week, all classes celebrated International Dot Day in the library! This celebration stems from Peter H. Reynold's beautiful book The Dot and is meant to encourage readers to take risks with creativity. In the library this week, students read the book, explored the map of all the countries celebrating around the world, and then created dot art that will be used for a school-wide mural in the library. Some of us wore clothing with dots or circles, and students made their own creative marks.
Students from Colegio Montessori School in Salamanca, Spain visited us on Dot Day. They are participating in an exchange with South Burlington High School students. They will stay in the United States for about three weeks, and in February, SBHS students will travel to Salamanca, Spain to experience family life, the school experience, and Spanish culture. On Thursday, our visitors toured RMCS and interacted with students in class. They got creative with Dot Day activities and shared their love of language with RMCS students. Did your student learn new Spanish words at school this week? I hope so!
Let's also welcome SBHS students Alonzo and Alece, who are volunteers for recess duty. They bring excitement to the 4th and 2nd grade recesses. Thanks to our high school volunteers. We are still in need of volunteers for recess and lunch supervision. If you can help, please let us know.
In my first few weeks of being an elementary principal, I've learned a great deal about the importance of a safe and efficient drop off and pick up process. Thank you for your patience as we continue to improve. Please remember that drop off begins at 7:50. We do not have supervision for students who are dropped off earlier than that time. We appreciate your help!
I've included a link to the Kids Book Read Aloud, The Dot, for you to enjoy at home. Have a wonderful weekend, and you'll hear from me again next week.
Second Grade Teachers in their Dottie Team Outfits!
Week 3 Announcers!
September 19 & 20- Get ready for School Photo Day!
Please view the schedules below for information on WHEN your student's class will sit for school photos.
- Photos by AMV Photography.
- Every student will receive a complimentary class portrait.
- Family discount: First 2 siblings- full price. 50% off each additional sibling.
- A link will be shared for additional photo package purchases.
The PTO sponsors a Sibling Photo Day on Saturday, September 24
- Attend this event for group photos of your children.
- Packages may be purchased at a later date.
RMCS School Picture Day Schedule
September 23, 2022- Early Release at 12:30
Students will be released early on this date for staff professional learning. Bag lunches will be served before dismissal.
ADD YOUR CONTACT INFO TO THE PTO FAMILY DIRECTORY
The RMCS PTO publishes a family directory each year - free of charge. The directory is used for families to contact other parents, make play date plans, send birthday party invites, etc. If you would like your student(s) to be included, please fill out our online form or the paper copy today. (The online form is preferred, please!) Information is due OCTOBER 7th. Thank you!
We are seeing lots of respiratory illness in our health room! If your child is sick, please keep them at home. If your child's nose is congested/dripping constantly or they have a concerning cough, please keep them at home to rest. Fever? Before returning to school, the fever must be gone (under 100.4) for at least 24 hours (without the use of fever-reducing medicine).
COVID BOOSTER UPDATE:
Per the Vermont Department of Health (VDH), Omicron-specific COVID-19 boosters are now available in Vermont. The updated booster is for people 12 and older who have completed their primary COVID-19 vaccine series and received their last booster or additional dose at least two months ago.
CDC also recommends:
COVID-19 primary series vaccines for everyone ages 6 months and older.
COVID-19 boosters for everyone ages 5 years and older, if eligible.
People who are moderately or severely immunocompromised follow specific recommendations for COVID-19 vaccines, including boosters.
Find out more information from the VDH HERE.
Find local walk-in clinics HERE (or talk with your health care provider).Find Translations HERE.
Be Kind and Stay Well!
From the South Burlington Public Art Committee:
The South Burlington Public Art Committee is holding a dedication event for the "Gooses" sculpture installation along Market Street. Given the playful nature of that installation, we are hoping to attract and engage families at this celebration.
- Dedication next Tuesday, 9/20 from 5:00-6:00pm in honor of Market Street’s Gooses created by Tyler Vendituoli.
- Please stop by and join our celebration and grab a sweet treat!
Try Hockey for Free!
Try Hockey for Free Event hosted by the CSB Hawks
- Saturday, September 24th at 5:30 pm
- Equipment and ice time will be provided absolutely free to any kids (all genders) who want to jump on the ice and learn what the sport is like in a fun and encouraging environment.
- Absolutely no experience is required and beginners are encouraged.
- This is a great opportunity to try hockey before the upcoming season starts! For more information on CSB Hockey visit www.csbhockey.com or checkout our Facebook page.
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.
- Special Educator
- Interventionists - working 1:1 with students who have Individualized Education Plans
- Recess and Lunchroom Monitors- We STILL need 2 more!
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