JH Class Trip to Mt Chocorua

We had a great mountain trip, thanks to Chief Chocorua who smiled on our hike. Also, many thanks to our chaperones Matt Chapman, Haley Elisha, and Jess Weitz, and thanks to Carie Kowalski who bought us so much good food, and all of you who baked cookies to keep us going on the trail. Here we are after conquering Mt. Chocorua (in the background).

Calendar of Events

  • Sept 26 School Portrait Day
  • Sept 27Kindergarten & Primary Field Research to Green Mtn. Orchard 8:30 am
  • Sept 28 North EL Field Research at Wild Carrot Farm 10-2:30
    School Board Meet 6:30
  • Oct 6-8JH Cider Sale
  • Oct 12 P&F Meeting 7 pm
  • Oct 13 Fall Fiesta
  • Oct 20 SCHOOL CLOSED Parent Teacher Conferences K-Grade 4
  • Oct 26 School Board Meeting 6:30 pm
  • Oct 27 North EL Field Research at Brattleboro Museum 12:30-1:30


Local Common Assessment System

We are currently in the middle of administering our Local Common Assessment System or LCAS. Like years in the past, Marlboro has used assessments to measure growth throughout the year. These assessments included Fountas and Pinnell to measure reading comprehension or the PNOA to measure Primary Number and Operations (Assessment) for our emerging mathematicians. For the 17-18 school year, we are using Advantage Math Recovery, Aimsweb, Dibels and TWS-5 (test of written spelling) as outlined in the Continuous Improvement Plan. These tests will be performed three times a year and used to inform our curriculum and instruction along with meeting the needs of all Marlboro students. Please feel free to reach out and ask any questions.

Parents and Friends Meeting

Looking at everyone’s availability, the best time for most of us to meet is the second Thursday of the month at 7:00. Our first meeting will be October 12 (7:00) and the agenda will include:

1. Welcoming and Introductions
2. Creating Ground Rules
3. Renaming ourselves
4. Discuss potential goals for the year.

Looking forward to working with you!

Junior High Rent-A-Kid

Need your leaves raked, wood stacked, children to be cared for? Rent-A-Kid is just the thing for you. We are always willing to help out with your needs. Call the school at (802)254-2668, and ask for Camilla Shapiro, name your date, we can help out. We can cater to other chores besides the ones I have mentioned, we are always open to suggestions. Don’t hesitate to share our services with your friends, we would be happy to help.

Thank you -Camilla Shapiro

Althea and Leander crossing Rt. 9

Dear MES parents, if you see either Leander or Althea waiting to cross Route 9 to go into the school parking lot ​please do not stop and wave them across the road. ​They will wait until there are no cars in either direction before heading across. From the pedestrian point of view, it’s quite scary to cross in front of a car since anything is possible coming from behind the driver or​ ​in​ ​the​ ​other​ ​lane.​ ​Thank​ ​you​ ​for​ ​your​ ​consideration,​ ​Forrest​ ​&​ ​Jess

A note from Soren, PE teacher:

Dear Marlboro Families, I am excited to join the Marlboro School community as the new physical education teacher. Physical activity and healthy habits have been essential aspects of my life and I look forward to sharing my passion with Marlboro students, families, and staff. My goal is to provide a safe and positive environment where all students are able to learn a wide range of activities and skills that they may use outside of class to live an active lifestyle. I plan to share many of the activities we do in class and ideas for outside of school in newsletters. Please look for this information throughout the year.

I look forward to beginning this journey at Marlboro and aspire to develop and instill a love for physical activity and healthy habits with all students. Please feel free to contact me with any questions throughout the year (spelz-walsh@wsesu.org).

Soren​ ​Pelz-Walsh

Forming​ ​a​ ​NEW​ ​Parents​ ​and​ ​Friends​ ​Group!

Please​ ​come​ ​and​ ​join​ ​us!​ ​​ ​We​ ​would​ ​like​ ​to​ ​rewire​ ​ourselves​ ​a​ ​little​ ​and​ ​are​ ​looking​ ​for​ ​energetic members​ ​who​ ​can​ ​commit​ ​for​ ​one​ ​school​ ​year.​ ​​ ​This​ ​is​ ​a​ ​great​ ​opportunity​ ​to​ ​become​ ​involved​ ​in​ ​our community​ ​and​ ​make​ ​a​ ​positive​ ​impact​ ​on​ ​our​ ​wonderful​ ​school.​ ​​ ​Meetings​ ​will​ ​be​ ​held​ ​monthly​ ​and​ ​at a​ ​time​ ​that​ ​(hopefully)​ ​fits​ ​everyone’s​ ​schedule.

Some​ ​of​ ​the​ ​goals​ ​for​ ​this​ ​group​ ​​could​​ ​include:

Continue reading “Forming​ ​a​ ​NEW​ ​Parents​ ​and​ ​Friends​ ​Group!”

Bus Info

School days are here again! Marlboro Elementary School buses will begin pick-up and delivery service for students on Wednesday, August 30. For the 17-18 school year, there are a few changes to the bus routes and schedules.  Please see below for details. These changes were made to reduce time spent on the bus and travel safer routes during the winter.  If you have questions or concerns, please feel free to contact Andrea Howe by phone at 254-8170, or by email –  ahowe@marlboroschool.net   

Andrea Howe will be continue as the Bus Coordinator.  She will be sharing the South Road, Ames Hill, Route 9 east of MES route with Angela Mousseau.  Peter Barus will continue driving Augur Hole, Higley Hill, and Route 9 west of the MES.

Below are the guidelines for safe riding practices. Please go over these safety rules with your child(ren). Continue reading “Bus Info”