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Harvest of the Month: October

This month’s taste test will be broccoli & cauliflower. Check back for results & photos.

In the meantime, you can download recipes and other info from Vermont Food Connects!

Broccoli and/or Cauliflower Slaw
Broccoli Soup
Cauliflower Gratin
Hummus Dip

L’After Session II, November 3rd- December 18th

Science, Magic, Crafts, Theater and More! Registration Due: October 24th

Here’s the brochure: Session 2 Brochure 14-15

Calendar of Events

  • Oct 17 NO SCHOOL – Parent Conference Day
    (Kindergarten through Pam’s Class Only)
  • Oct 20 Community Meeting 7 – 8pm in the JH Classroom
  • Oct 22 Fall Fiesta 12:30 – 1:30
  • Oct 24 Judy, Erica and JH Classes to LGHS for Mongolian Dance performance
  • Oct 29 Kindergarten & Primary Class Hike Black Mtn. 10:30-2pm
  • Nov 01 Halloween Dance at the Pre-School Grades 4-6, 7:00 pm
  • Nov 03 Parent Coffee with Francie 9am
    School Board Meeting 6 pm
  • Nov 06 Parents & Friends Meeting 7:00 to 8:00 pm
  • Nov 24-28 SCHOOL CLOSED

Note from Francie 10/16/14

Between conferences for Ellen, Judy, Erica, and Pam’s classes and the Community Meeting on Monday, I look forward to seeing many of you in the next few days!  Here’s a rerun of what I wrote last week about the Community Meeting:

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School Savings Program

Sign up forms and information went home with your student in an earlier Friday Notes. If you missed it there are more available on the front hall table at school. I will be in the front office on Friday mornings from 8:15 to 8:30. Participants should come to me with their deposits. I will stamp their rewards book and fill out the passbook, which will be receiving. Then I will take their deposit to the bank. Students receive small prizes every time they make a deposit and get a big “prize” at the end of the school year, if they have made 12 deposits. If parents would like to set up an account for their child please come into school with your driver’s license and your child’s birth certificate and social security card. I believe this is a wonderful program that can teach our children the benefits of saving money.

Bethany Whitney
Marlboro School parent and employee of River Valley Credit Union

Cider Sale


The Junior High Cider Sale, a fundraiser for their trip to Costa Rica, was a smash success! More photos can be seen in our gallery. Thank you to everyone who helped or bought. We hope you’re all enjoying your treats!

After-School Program Enters New Phase

WCSU After-School Programs 

We build confidence and competence in three dimensions:

HANDS learning by doing: building, drawing, constructing, sewing and more

HEADS practicing new skills: literacy, math, science and social studies

HEARTS both our physical and compassionate hearts: healthy recreation and cooperation

Please fill out our online Survey

Dear Families,

With your help we will keep our after-school program strong into the future! We have completed the three year start-up phase with full funding from the federal/state grant called 21C. We are now in the phase where we must demonstrate our capacity to sustain programs for the long-term. If we do our part successfully, we will be eligible for a new grant from 21C that will cover 50% of our current budget for another five years beginning in FY17. This year it is critical to meet certain targets that demonstrate our strengths for long-term sustainability: the support of families, high student participation, and financial investments from within our community to offset the decreases in 21C money available.

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Ski Passes

Mount Snow offers complimentary Junior season passes to Marlboro students in kindergarten through sixth grade. Season Pass Order Forms are available in the front hall table at school.


Auditions for GREASE   Bringing a classic alive!

GREASE (the middle school version) will be brought to life on stage with great energy, costume and set design!  The songs we all know, hand jive, summer nights being just a few, will be given a new vibrancy with our talented and enthusiastic cast and crew!

*Auditions will be held after school on 10/27/14.  Students are to be ready to sing a song of their choice and recite a reading that will be provided.  A sign up will be made available in the main hallway at MES for auditions.

There will be many opportunities for smaller parts that won’t need to audition! Those interested in set and costume design, lighting and effects strongly encouraged to join the crew!  We need all the energy!                                                                                                            For grades 4-8

*This will be a 2 session commitment with an additional day in the second session to prepare for the production.  Please be ready for a long term commitment!

October Snack & Lunch Menu

MES Teacher Honored with 2014 Victor R. Swenson Humanities Educator Award

CONTACT: Sylvia Plumb, Director of Communications, 802.262.1354

Vermont Humanities Council Announces

Montpelier — The Vermont Humanities Council has named Marlboro Elementary School teacher David Holzapfel as its 2014 humanities educator of the year.

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Hike for the Homeless

Pam’s class had a beautiful hike and raised hundreds of dollars for the Morningside Shelter. See more photos in our gallery.

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Bus Drills

Twice a year we are required to conduct Emergency Bus Evacuation drills. During this brief exercise we familiarize the students with the equipment and procedures so that everyone knows how to get off the bus safely. A couple of older students may be asked to assist the younger people. This will take place Tuesday and Wednesday at school, after arrival.

Teacher Meetings

In the coming weeks you may hear your child say, “We had a sub today.”  Though she may be referring to lunch, he may also mean that the teacher was out of the building for a day of professional learning.  Many of the teachers will participate in two days of learning and curriculum planning on the topic of genre study as part of language arts.  Teachers will also be out for a day at Grade Level Meetings with other teachers from Windham Central schools.  We have excellent substitute teachers this year who will work hard to make these days productive and fun for your children.


Donations Sought for Soccer Team Shirts

This years’ Marlboro Magic soccer season is just underway and with 20 children playing for the team it will surely be an exciting and fun filled season with lots of on-field soccer skills learned and team work paramount! Our soccer team is unique from others in that we participate in a grades 5-6 soccer league but our soccer team players range from grades 3-6 (in order to have enough players the grade range was widened for us!) Another clear difference between our school and that of our soccer opponents is that they all have team soccer shirts and we do not.   We would love to purchase soccer team shirts for our Marlboro Magic team!   Even if your child is not of age to play soccer this year or did not choose to play this year, your donation will not be wasted as we will use these shirts year after year! The children will feel even more like a team and look like a soccer team as well!

In order to garner enough money to buy team soccer shirts we decided to write an appeal letter to Marlboro school families and ask each family to donate $10.00 or whatever amount works for your budget. Any amount is worth giving!   Our next game is the first weekend of October and we would love to have team shirts for the children by that game!   You may put your donation in an envelope marked “SOCCER” to give it to Gail Chaine in the MES front office. With a team effort by Marlboro families we can buy those team soccer shirts for the children! Thank you in advance for your contribution! Please know your donation will be appreciated for years to come.

All the Best,

Patti Donnelly and Gretchen Webber

Red Cross Babysitting Course

On Sunday, November 9th from 8:30-4:30, L’After is sponsoring a Red Cross Babysitting Certification course at Leland and Gray.  The cost is $10.  The class is taught by the L&G Consumer Science teacher, Sue Jones.  Please contact Emily Wagner ( to sign up.  This is an excellent opportunity for kids 12 and up.