Bobcat Bulletin v. 37

May 24, 2024 

Please vote on May 30th 

I'd like to start off this week by thanking Louisa Wilson, Jacob Myers, Kathryn Little, Jesse Williams, Shawna Jones, Natessa Cournoyer, Nancy Willard and all others who have served on the Moretown PTO this year.  This group of individuals has accomplished quite a bit this year and continue to support students and staff of Moretown and we are so grateful for their commitment to this community.  


This week we hosted the PTO sponsored Maker inspired artist-in-residence with artists Christina Smith and Lucie deLaBruere.  Students spent time exploring in nature and using curiosity to identify what natural elements lead to human creations and then spent time making their own nature inspired creations!   


We have experienced magic in kindergarten when the classroom's eggs hatched and beautiful chicks were born.  Students were in awe watching new life take form and enjoying the different jobs of caring for these fun new little ones.  So cute :-) 


On Wednesday of this week our 6th grade class embarked on a day exploring at the Hulbert Outdoor Center.  It was a really warm day filled with smiles, challenges and zip lines.  Each student returned tired, happy and proud of how they came together as a group.  Many thanks to Terry Hopper, Mish Boreanaz and Liz Harris who supported our students on this trip.  


As you are all aware the School Board has presented two budgets for vote that have both failed.  They have been working hard to create a third budget that limits the taxing impact from the school.  It is more important than ever for folks to be informed on this process and what driving factors are contributing to the tax dilemma.  I encourage you all to visit THIS site and read the "Frequently Asked Questions" portion to learn more.  On behalf of our staff and students PLEASE take a moment to get out and vote.  Early voting has been ongoing and will continue to be available at the Moretown Town Offices and voting on May 30th will take place from 7am-7pm at the Town Office.  Absentee ballots can be acquired upon request.  


With Memorial Day weekend upon us I'd like to send an extra amount of gratitude to those families who have served, or currently serve, in the military with an extra nod to those impacted by members that paid the ultimate price.  


We hope you all enjoy a bit of extra time together this holiday weekend.  We look forward to welcoming our students back on Tuesday, May 28th.  


Ms. Kate 


Upcoming Events

May 27- Memorial Day, No School

May 30- 3&4 Field Trip to Rock of Ages

May 30- HUUSD Budget Vote 

June 5- Field Day! 

July 7- ? Passion Project Fair 

June 10- Step Up Day

June 13- MES 6th grade Graduation 

June 14- Last day of school- ½ day early dismissal 


Dear Harwood Families,


After much discussion, reflection and consideration the Harwood staff came to a consensus.

How we implement this and what it looks like will continue to be explored and will be informed by the work ahead with students, staff and families/guardians.


To that end, please join us on May 29th @ 6pm, as Harwood’s Student Harkness leaders facilitate dialogue for both staff and community members to collectively begin considering the research and discuss:


How will a break in our use of Cell Phones increase engagement, connection and learning at Harwood?


There will also be a whole school dialogue with staff and students in June to process and discuss.


There is much more to learn and understand from each other in order to continue collectively creating a learning environment where ALL students, staff, and families feel a sense of belonging, pride and purpose and that strengthens and sustains a rigorous and robust academic program that provides exploration and prepares students with knowledge, understanding, and skills for their next steps.


This is going to be hard.  And, we are excited by the positive opportunities ahead in 2024-2025!


We look forward to doing this work in partnership.

Laurie, Meg and Bethany


Community Offerings 


TCR Annual Baby, Kids & Maternity Tag Sale: Friday, May 31st (3-7 pm) and Saturday, June1st (8am - 12pm), Wesley United Methodist Church on 56 South Main in Waterbury village. Spring cleaning anyone? Donate clean baby and kid’s clothing, outerwear, toys, shoes, boots, costumes and baby gear on May 28th-30th, 2:30 to 5:30 pm, and come shop the sale on 5/31 & 6/1! Cash, check or Venmo only. Want to help out, give back to your community and get first dibs on amazing kids stuff? We need you! Bring kiddos and meet other parents while helping out. All proceeds go to The Children's Room. Sign up to VOLUNTEER. See the attached flyer for specifics, or check out our The Children's Room websitefacebook or email [email protected] with questions.


Spring Hill School “Boogie:” Join us to celebrate Spring Hill School’s 40th birthday on Saturday, June 1 from 6-10pm at Bliss Ridge Farm in Moretown. There will be 2 bands (Al’s Pals and The Grift), Woodbelly pizza for purchase, a cash bar, and more. Adults only. Tickets are $40 and on sale at


Summer Camp in Waitsfield 

Mad River Path in Waitsfield invites students ages 10 – 14 to join our Summer Adventure Camp. We are offering exciting 6-day long programs combining adventure sports, outdoor skills, and simple living in nature. Our dynamic camps are designed for students of all skill and experience levels and are offered with a sliding scale tuition and additional financial aid.  Two experienced leaders guide groups of 10 students through the mountains, rivers, and forests, facilitating an intentional community, helping students overcome challenges together, and learning to recognize the simple gifts of nature.


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