There have been multiple times this week that I catch myself reflecting on how busy and joyful this week has been. I am still in awe of how supportive our students were with each other as they pushed themselves to hike at Mad River Glen. They continued to impress me with their listening skills as Brian Mohr captured their beautiful smiling faces during picture day. We continue to stand by our slogan of "More Joy, More Community, More Kindness... Moretown."
Next week brings National Walk to School Day on Wednesday, October 4th. We will open our doors and welcome in our greater Moretown community for our annual Open House on Thursday, October 5th from 5:30-6:30pm. Our PE teacher Ms. Zaino is planning to offer a community bike event prior to our Open House on October 5th. More information on these events can be found below.
We want to remind families that there is no school on Friday, October 6th and Monday, October 9th. We hope you all take advantage of this long weekend and spend a little extra time outdoors.
We have more field trips on the horizon and we will continue to welcome adult volunteers/chaperones. Remember, in order to join us for these fun events you will need to have completed the volunteer application and fingerprinting process. Brookside Primary School is hosting a drop-in mobile fingerprinting lab on Tuesday, October 3rd from 7:30 to noon. Currently fingerprints are taking upwards close to 10 weeks to process so we encourage any Moretown residents that want to volunteer to take advantage of this offering. For more information on volunteer requirements, please visit: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1SKFF25Q026U7bFRNelgTdFGXjZbzbogdCJN_GTsTvVM/edit.
I look forward to welcoming our students back on Monday. Enjoy your weekend.
- Drop off at the Moretown General Store between 7:20-7:35am (There will also be staff at the school for students who choose to go right to school.)
- Parents are asked to use the southern entrance that goes behind the store (not where the gas pumps are). There will be a volunteer directing students to a safe place to gather.
- The buses will also have a Moretown School drop off, so bus riders can choose to participate.
- Students and chaperones will enjoy a walk to school together and enjoy a doughnut thanks to the PTO!
We'd love to have you walk with us, and please know there are few spots to park. If you would like to walk with your child, there are 5 parking spots that can be used close to the air pump and storage shed. You can also park at the post office or behind the Town Hall, just be careful when crossing Route 100B.
On Thursday, October 5th, from 4:30-5:30 before the MES Open House, families are invited to join Mrs. Zaino for some biking fun to see what we've been up to in P.E. class. The pump track and trail will be open and the teeter totters will be out; loaner bikes and helmets will be available for students. Adults are welcome but not required to bring a bike and ride. Adults must attend with and supervise their children during this event. We look forward to riding with you!
From Mrs. Zaino:
Our first week biking in P.E. class was a blast! Students practiced balancing, maneuvering and stopping on their bikes. We played games, rode on a teeter totter and enjoyed the sunshine.
Students will continue to bike in P.E class on Monday and Tuesday October 2nd-3rd and Tuesday, October 10th. Please send your student with a bike helmet if they have one. This allows for more riding time and less time spent adjusting and cleaning shared helmets. Students are also welcome to bring bikes and this helps ensure proper bike sizes. If you would like your child's bike locked, please provide a lock that they are able to use independently. Moretown School is not responsible for lost or stolen helmets for bikes. As a courtesy, bikes left unlocked after student dismissal on October 2nd will be locked overnight.
Preschool classes each have one biking day for P.E. and are encouraged to bring their own helmet and bike- balance bikes and pedal bikes welcome, please no training wheels:
Maples biked this past Monday
Willows will bike on Monday October 2nd
Pines will bike Tuesday, October 10th
We continue to see cases of COVID-19 at Moretown Elementary School and in our surrounding communities. Please review this important letter outlining ways to prevent illness: Illness Messaging, 9-28-23
From the art room:
In art class this past week students have been working on organic shape art. Thanks to Ms. Heather for sharing these beautiful pictures.
Mrs. Goldhammer 3/4 and our Willows Preschool enjoy reading together.
Girls in grades 2-6 are invited to join a new Girl Scout troop meeting at Moretown Elementary School. The troop will be led by Jeannie Randall and Kae Zaino, with opportunities for additional volunteers and leaders. The first meeting will be Monday, October 2nd from 2:25-3:45, with meetings held every other week. Girls must register in advance of the first meeting at www.girlscoutsgwm.org - be sure to enter troop number 64227. Financial assistance is available and can be applied for during online registration. Adult volunteers can also register online.