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Tuesday, October 23, 2018

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Greetings From Gail

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In last week's newsletter I shared with you all about the $2500 grant we received from Vermont Rural Partnership to create classroom gardens at our school. We will begin the planning process on February 19th, 2:00-4:00 at Samuel Morey. Joseph Kiefer will be here to facilitate that meeting. Joseph is a leader in school gardens in Vermont. He co-authored the book, Integrating Youth Gardens Into Schools and Communities.

The agenda for that day is to have community members who are "garden experts" work with a teacher to help design their garden. I would like to get one community member who is a "master gardener" to be a mentor for each class. If you have a strong interest in gardening and would like to be a mentor, please email me. If you know someone else in our communities that fit this description, please let them know about our project or send me their names so I can reach out to them.

We are also looking for community members to help build the raised gardens and community members or parents that have the tools to cut wood and help us construct the beds. More information will be sent when the weather is warmer and we are ready to start building. 

I am very excited about this project. I need your help with networking with community members.


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Last Friday's All School Meeting was devoted to Martin Luther King Jr. Each class learned about Martin Luther King Jr. and what we all could learn from him. They then presented their learnings through video presentations, writings about peace and their dreams and a reader's theater about his life. I was so impressed with the students' work, ideas and commitment to his ideas. My hope is that students will remember this when it comes to accepting each other's difference and learning to solve conflicts peacefully. Here are some photos from our school meeting. Many of the videos and work will be displayed at EXP on March 12th.

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Important Dates

  • Feb. 6th—4th grade NAEP test
  • Feb. 18th—Family Fit Night
  • Feb. 23rd-27th—Winter Recess
  • March 4th—5th/6th grade Talent Show
  • March 12th—EXPO Prek-12
  • March 17th—Annual District Meeting
  • March 27th—3-Way Conferences
  • April 29th—K-4 Spring Concert
  •  May 8th—4th Grade trip to Hulbert
  • May 13th-15th—6th Grade Hulbert overnight Trip

More information about all these events will be sent home close to the date of the event!