Marlboro School Principal and Act 46 Meeting

Warning: Marlboro School Principal and Act 46 Meeting: Tuesday Oct 25 @ 7PM at MES

A quorum of the board will be present at the Marlboro Community Meeting to be held at Marlboro Elementary School on Tuesday, Oct 25 at 7p.m. The primary focus of this meeting is that Marlboro School is seeking a new principal for the 2017-2018 school year and wishes to have input from the community as the job description is created and the search begins. The board will follow this principal session with an update to community members on Act 46 happenings within the district committees as well as the surrounding area. A brief Q & A with board members will follow. No voting or business is intended to take place.

School Board Meeting

WARNING: Marlboro Alternative Structure Committee & School Board Meeting: Monday November 7 @ 5:00 p.m. @ MES

The Marlboro Alternative Structure Committee will meet to work on an alternative structure proposal prior to the regular board meeting at 5pm, Monday, November 7. The meeting will include a discussion with WSESU representatives on how Marlboro can try and expand program opportunities through partnership across SUs. All meetings are open to the public and community members are encouraged to attend.

Childcare for Conferences on Friday

Parent- Teacher Conferences for Kindergarten, Primary and El North are on Friday Oct 21st. Please call to schedule for Kindergarten and Primary at 254-2668. JH students will be providing childcare in the Outback for a donation to their class trip to Costa Rica.

Calendar of Events

  • Oct 21 SCHOOL CLOSED Parent Teacher Conferences K-Grade 4
  • Oct 24 Parent Coffee with Francie, after All School Sing.
  • Oct 25 Public Meeting Principal Search & Act 46 Update, in JH Room at 7 pm
  • Oct 28 Primary, North El and JH classes to LGHS Mongolian Performance 11:45
  • Oct 31 HALLOWEEN ALL SCHOOL SING. Please join us
  • Nov 01 Parents & Friends Meeting 7:00 pm
  • Nov 06 Daylight Saving Time Ends, Fall Back.
  • Nov 07 School Board Meeting 6:30 pm
  • Nov 10 High School Night 7:00 pm
  • Nov 11 NO SCHOOL – Veterans Day
  • Nov 21-25 NO SCHOOL – Thanksgiving Recess
  • Nov 21 Parent Teacher Conferences Grades 5th through 8th
  • Nov 22 Professional Work Day K-8th Grade

Note from Francie 10/14/16

On Wednesday afternoon I had the pleasure of watching the Marlboro Magic soccer team play a game with Dover. Coach, Brian Whitehouse, with the help of parents Gretchen Webber and Patti Donnelly and the support of Lafter have created a real soccer program. We don’t have enough students to field more than one team, so 3rd-8th graders all play together – and they play well. We value sportsmanship, teamwork, and soccer skill equally and, on Wednesday, I saw lots of evidence of all three. And we won the game! Congratulations, Magic! Continue reading “Note from Francie 10/14/16”

Next L’After Programs

I am currently finalizing my schedule plan for next session and am excited to announce that we’ll be offering some new and exciting programs in addition to old favorites!

For younger kids we’ll be offering Crazy 8s Math Club lead by the ever-popular and wonderful Starcie Grout and a Bonnyvale Environmental Education Center (BEEC) Program, Chilly Changes.  Our new program addition, from UVM Extension’s Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) is Book-in-Bag, a series of weekly nutrition lessons and activities that promote healthy food and activities while enhancing literacy skills.  Each week students will read a story, prepare simple recipes and take home a bag with a fun prize, recipes, and ideas for food-themed books.  We would really love to have full enrollment in this class so please let me know if you have any questions! Continue reading “Next L’After Programs”

Looking for Volunteers

As colder weather approaches the Art Room floor gets pretty chilly! Too chilly for sitting on in a circle for directions! If you’d like to make a huge difference in kid-comfort, and have building skills, we have a project to solve this problem! We’d like a set of movable risers for students to sit on! Thanks to the JH student who helped with the sketch! Please call (579-1283) or email ( Sue Aldridge if you’d like to be an Art Room Hero by helping!jriser

Calling in all Read to Me Contracts

How have your kids liked the Words Come Alive program this week?
We have another great opportunity to have the famous and local author Jessie Haas ( come to Marlboro School for a Valentine’s Day cocoa and cookies event. She will talk about her books and being a writer with the whole school. But in order to do this event we need to have your reading contracts signed and at the school by October 10th

Seeking School Bus

The Marlboro School Board is seeking proposals to purchase a 35 passenger school bus to transport students.  Responses to the RFP are to be received in the Windham Central office, by 5:00pm, at Marlboro Elementary School (MES), PO Box D 2669 Route 9 Marlboro, VT 05344, by September 27, 2016.  For hand-deliveries, the office is physically located at the same address.  They will be publicly opened and read in the MES Library, at 5:00 pm and awarded shortly thereafter.  The Marlboro School District reserves the right to accept or reject any or all proposals submitted, waive any inconsistencies in the bid forms submitted, and to award a contract on conditions that would best serve the school district.

To receive a copy of the Request for Proposals please contact Douglas Korb, Marlboro Elementary School Board Chair at

Request for Proposal -School Bus September 23,2016


Do you need help stacking wood or do you have a garden full of weeds? Well, junior high students can help with that. Please call the school phone number 254-2668. Ask for Camilla or Ben for more details.

Communicating with Families

I want to let you know of some of the ways we communicate with parents here at Marlboro. We have a great website (if I do say so myself) that is always kept up to date, without being overwhelmingly chock-full.

Please scroll down the front page to see all the latest news. 

Friday Notes is sent home in paper form every Friday, and I duplicate all of it on the front page of the website, usually by Friday night. 

Teachers send notes home weekly, and these are linked to each classroom page. 

I’ll also post snow days on the website very early in the morning. 

There is a gallery where we love to share photos of the kids and we often post art work and short videos online as well. 

Finally, there is a Facebook group that parents have set up. Please remember this is not an official form of communication from the school, but rather a place where parents like to share info with each other. 

We Need Sneakers!

Occasionally students forget to bring sneakers on Wednesday for PE. To be safe students need to wear sneakers during PE classes. If you have serviceable sneakers that your child is not using please consider donating them to the PE Program. Drop them off at school. Thank you in advance for your help.sneak

Open Library

christmas-books-001After seeing the success of the Summer Library Program begun by Jess Weitz (and support from CLiF and the Marlboro Alliance), we would like to invite pre-schoolers, homeschoolers and any other families living in Marlboro to come by on Friday mornings between 10 and 11:30. This is a good time to browse the collection, read to/with your own child and check out books. Students from several classrooms will also be in and out of the library choosing books, but there should be plenty of space for all!