Calendar of Events

  • Apr 17-21 SCHOOL CLOSED – Spring Recess
  • Apr 25 Parents & Friends Meeting 7:00 pm
  • May 01 School Board Meet 6:30 pm
  • May 04 The Learning Fair 6:30 pm
  • May 05 Kindergarten Field Research Trip to Brattleboro Museum & Arts 8:30-11:30
  • May 31 Hogback Day
  • June 6 Spring Concert & Art Show 6:30
  • June 21 Last Student Day (If no more snow days)

Note from Francie 4/14/17

The Junior High field research trip to Costa Rica was a resounding success! The students were totally engaged, embracing every new experience – walking in the tropical forest, looking for animals and birds

such as monkeys, pizotes, and quetzals; milking cows and learning about the biodigestor that turns their manure into methane for the kitchen stove; viewing bats in a cave and learning about their importance to the ecosystem; visiting an elementary school where the students danced for us and several of our students danced the Sword Dance; sharing a meal in a local home where they were challenged to communicate in Spanish; and topping off the trip with a day at the beach. They learned a lot about the country and the culture, about each other, and about themselves. Continue reading “Note from Francie 4/14/17”

Radon Test Results

In March, the Marlboro School partnered with the Vermont Department of Health’s Radon Program to conduct a screening of the school for radon gas.

Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas that originates from soil and bedrock. All buildings contain some level of radon gas in the indoor environment. Long-term exposure to elevated levels of radon gas is associated with an increased risk of lung cancer. The Health Department and the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recommend that all homes and schools be tested for radon, and that actions be taken to reduce radon levels detected at or above 4.0 picoCuries per liter (pCi/L). Radon levels below 4.0 pCi/L still pose some risk, and so the Health Department and US EPA recommend considering acting to reduce radon levels detected at or above 2.0 pCi/L. Continue reading “Radon Test Results”

Marlboro Elementary School Selects New Principal

Marlboro families, I am absolutely delighted to share this very good news with you. Enjoy the vacation! ~ Francie

The Marlboro School District Board is pleased to announce that they have reached agreement with Wayne Kermenski to become the principal beginning in the 2017-2018 school year. Mr. Kermenski was selected after a thorough process involving a variety of stakeholders. In the Fall, outgoing principal, Francie Marbury, hosted a series of facilitated conversation with students, parents and community members, and the school board to develop a job description for the next principal. Continue reading “Marlboro Elementary School Selects New Principal”

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!