The Core

November 18, 2022, Volume 14, Issue 14

Hello Parents and Guardians,

Yay, it's been a bit of a haul topped up with some chill and snow but we've made it! I'm so proud of our staff, they've been really stretched but they come each day ready to teach and support our students. I'm guessing teachers will be running on fumes for our upcoming parent conferences but are all happy to see you.

Speaking of conferences, we know you don't get in the building much so feel free to walk around and check the building out. And don't forget our Lost & Found - everything must go!

Please check out our Thankful Giving Letter for families in need. Any donation would be appreciated, the link in the letter is live.

Have a good Thanksgiving vacation - we are so thankful for your support! Take some time to read with your child.

Mark T & Olivia K

PTO News

The Annual Cookie Extravaganza is back! The teachers and staff have missed those home-baked cookies for the last few years, but this year, the beloved cookie exchange is back. Sign up on Konstella or email Kristen ( or Jacqueline ( to bring in a dozen cookies on the morning of December 9th.

What do I bake?? Bake whatever you'd like– it can be simple or extravagant! Home-baked goods are preferred.

**Baking something vegan, gluten-free, or nut free? Listing your ingredients and any special care taken is much appreciated by staff with allergies and sensitivities.

International Night: Thursday, December 15th from 6:00 – 8:00 pm

Families are invited to share what is special about their favorite countries, whether it’s where your family is from or a special place you’ve visited. Posters, photographs, flags, traditional dress, artwork, music, and of course food for sampling are all suggested items (it is no problem to have multiple tables from the same country – that regularly happens and it is great to include a variety of experiences). Please consider bringing a simple dish to serve at your own country table!

SIGN UP via Konstella or be on the lookout for a paper sign up sheet!

E-mail Ariel GallantBernstein at with questions.

Orchard Drama is happening!

We would love some more help to put on the best show possible! We are looking for 1-2 more fifth or fourth grade parents and a third grade parent to join the production team. Please email or contact Dayna Lorentz, Leah Pence, or Ben Myer on Konstella.

Last Call for Square 1 Art: DEADLINE: 11/18/2022

Shop Online Need to find your child's art? Use the online Art Search. Do you know you can upload additional art and make an order? Use the online Art Upload

Photos of the 5th Grade Badminton Tournament!

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News from Our Medical Team

Learn about RSV and Flu Season on Vermont Public's Interview with a Pediatric Critical Care Doctor and School Nurse. Listen to the Vermont Edition episode HERE.

Dr. Rebecca Bell is a Pediatric Critical Care Physician at the University of Vermont Children's Hospital and President of the Vermont Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Be well,

Kara Cassani &

Sarah Pineda, School Nurses

2nd & 3rd Grade Sharing their Gratitude!

SBHS Drama Presents Once Upon a Mattress

Once Upon a Mattress has captured the hearts of theater-goers for over 60 years. Written by Marshall Barer, this musical version of The Princess and the Pea is a fun, family-friendly show set in a medieval kingdom.

The shows are Thursday November 17, Friday November 18, and Saturday November 19 at 7pm

Please come support SBHS drama!

Tickets can be purchased at the show or go to this website to purchase in advance:

Today's All-School Meeting

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