The first student day back to school is August 31, 2016. Until then, have a great summer! Please scroll down for more info about the summer library program and other news.
The Marlboro Alliance Scholarship Fund supports our town’s students.
Donations in response to our 2015-16 Appeal Letter totalled a very generous $5070. This year, the Scholarship Committee met on June 1 at the Marlboro School Library. After reviewing all the applications, we were delighted to award grants totaling $6350.
Our biggest send off is for Judy who is retiring after 17 years in the Primary at Marlboro School. Judy is a truly outstanding teacher. She has created a classroom environment that encourages joyful learning. Her students learned to engage and to be independent. Her students adored her as she listened carefully to each one and helped them negotiate friendships and inevitable conflicts as well as teaching them to read, write, and do math. Even after 30 years of teaching Judy challenged herself continually to grow as a teacher right up to the last day. And now Judy will take on new challenges as she works full-time with her husband Michael in their hosta nursery in East Dover.
Judy, thank you for all you’ve given to the school community over the years. We will miss you and we wish you all the best.
Thank you for all your support this past year. It was a very good one.
On Tuesday evening nine 8th graders graduated. The ceremony, planned entirely by the students with the help of Rachel and Tim, was lovely and unique. It reflected perfectly the personalities of the students who graduated. It was also a testimony to the creativity and hard work of the 7th graders and their parents who came up with the theme, invited Gail Greenleaf, the class speaker, decorated the Outback and prepared the food and served at the reception following the ceremony. Continue reading “Final Friday Note of the Year”
It’s finally here….the dog days of summer. Late nights and sleeping in. Fireflies, cookouts, camping, sailing. And lots of swimming and hiking. I hope you all have an eventful summer, filled with great activities and wonderful memories!
Here are a few good reminders to stay safe and healthy:
- Use sunscreen and reapply as directed.
- Apply insect repellent ON TOP of the sunscreen.
- Do DAILY tick checks.
- Be aware of drowning….sadly, it has become more prevalent. Know what to look for!
Also, please be aware that a philosophical exemption from immunizations is no longer accepted in the state of Vermont. A Medical Exemption needs to be signed by the student’s health care practitioner. A Religious Exemption must be signed by a parent annually, after reading a parent education handout. Gail and I have all of these forms. If you have been immunizing your child on an alternative or delayed schedule, please read the following: http://healthvermont.gov/hc/imm/documents/FAQforMedicalPractices.pdf
Here is a “catch-up” schedule:http://healthvermont.gov/hc/imm/imm_sched_catchup_cdc.aspx
As always, please let me know if you have any questions or concerns.
Your children will be going home with summer reading records, bookmarks, and their own book bag on Tuesday. The theme this year is…
Please encourage your children to keep their reading record in the a safe place so they can record the books they read (or you read with them or audiobooks they listen to…). They are welcome to keep their record at the library!
Children and families that participate in the summer library will get to attend the Children’s Literacy Foundation’s book giveaway and story time on July 19th! All kids will go home with beautiful new books for their home library. In addition, kids can come to the end of the summer ice cream party on August 16th.
All Marlboro families welcome – babes in arms, toddlers, preschoolers, homeschoolers, MESers. Mark your calendars!
Summer Library hours will be 9 – Noon on Tuesdays (themes subject to change):
- June 14 Messy summer fun
- June 21 Farmer
- July 5 Story Yoga
- July 12 Big machines
- July 19 CLiF visit and free books for families!
- July 26 Where have you been?
- August 9 Woodland animals
- August 16 Getting ready for school and ice cream party
The open library hours will include book check out and return, a story time, a craft, and a snack. Families will be encouraged to hang out and children under 10 will need to be supervised. Please let us know if your children need transportation and we will try to create some carpools.
The library hours will also include an ongoing adult book swap on the school ramp. We will have boxes available for book drop off by June 14th – please bring good quality, recent fiction and nonfiction to swap with your neighbors for summer reading!
We are also looking for adult community buddies for two projects – one is to volunteer to read a picture book to children and their families one of the mornings the library is open. The other is to be a local pen pal to a kid over the summer. We will provide your name and mailing address to a child along with postcards and stamps and you can respond to their notes with your own!
Please contact Jess Weitz firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in participating in either of these projects – the more the merrier! I have created a Facebook page for information and updates: https://www.facebook.com/
Lots of awards and even more fun!
Did You Know? There are FREE meals available to ALL children aged 18 and under during the summer? Funded by the USDA, the Summer Food Service Program runs throughout Windham County and there is NO paperwork or registration to participate. Meals are open and free to all people 18 and under and many sites offer breakfast and lunch. A complete list of sites will be available by the end of the school year – call Vermont 2-1-1 (toll free from anywhere in VT), text “mealsVT“ to 877877 or visit www.vermontfoodhelp.com for more information. Join us at the
Summer Food Kick-off on Friday, June 3, from 5pm – 7pm at the Boys & Girls Club on Flat Street in Brattleboro – FREE dinner will be served for all families! Come find out more about the FREE summer food program and have some fun. The Fuel Up to Play 60 van will be there with games and giveaways! For more information, contact United Way of Windham County at 802.257.4011 or email@example.com.
Free meals are also available at Leland & Gray UMHS in Townshend, VT and The Jamaica Village School in Jamaica, VT weekdays from July 5 through July 29, 2016. Serving breakfast at 8:30-9:00 and lunch at 12:00-12:30.
For enrollment information, contact Sue Stomski at 802-874-7107 or firstname.lastname@example.org Income guideline apply for this program only, not those above. See details.