The Green Iron Bridge (the entrance to Parish Hill Road) will be closed for driving and walking beginning on Monday, October 31st - for approximately a month. Anyone who has been using this as a way to get their children to and from their bus stop, will need to make other arrangements. The Williamsville Post Office is a bus stop where they can be picked up and driven the back way around via Baker Brook Road.
Brattleboro Detachment and Auxilieary Unit 798, Marine Corps Leaque will begin scheduling appointments for those families in need of assistance this Christmas on Monday, November 7th. This program will be available by calling 257-0001, WEEKDAYS ONLY between 4-7 PM through November 23rd. Do NOT call the American Legion. They CANNOT TAKE APPOINTMENTS.
Please have social security or medicaid numbers for your children age 12 and younger WHEN YOU CALL and BRING THEIR CARDS when you come in for your appointment. Again, this program is ONLY fro those families with a genuine need of assistance. Thank your for your cooperation's.
R.B. Hodgdon Chmn.
Congratulations to you and your students for advancing to the Regional Level of the VPA Competition. Saturday, November 5, 2011 will be an exciting day. There will be six 5/6 grade teams competing for the opportunity to represent their school and region in the State Finals. The State Finals will take place on Saturday, November 19, 2011.
The Regional Competition will be held at the NewBrook Elementary School starting at 10:00am sharp. Please call Joyce VanPamelen at 802-365-7536 if you have any questions.
Schedule of Events
9:30 am Arrival of 5/6 Teams
Pick up nametags, room assignments, evaluation forms etc.
10:00 am Grade 5/6 Teams-Introduction/review of rules.
10:15 am Competition begins 7/8 teams.
List of Schools attending Regional
Halifax School Maria Sumner firstname.lastname@example.org
Wallingford Elementary School Tammy Durgin email@example.com
Manchester Elementary School Rachel Mark firstname.lastname@example.org
(Host) New Brook Elementary School Joyce VanPamelen email@example.com
Certificates will be presented by the coaches at the conclusion of the contest
If you have any questions, please call Joyce VanPamelen
The winner of the Regional Competition will receive details regarding the State Competition
The State Finals will be held on Saturday, November 19, 2011
Congratulations to the NewBrook Spelling Bee Team for winning the District Spelling Bee. Good Luck in Regionals!
Registration is now closed for Afterschool Enrichment classes.
We've gotten off to a great start, serving 64 students in 10 classes! Watch out for new offerings coming up in December.
Hi Everyone: Thanks to all of you who have been supporting the 6th grade bottle collection fundraiser for their Montreal Trip in May! It has always been a successful fundraiser and the students and parents are thankful for all your donations. Unfortunately, recently we have been experiencing some thefts from the bottle shed. For the third time, after the bottles have been sorted out, boxed and bagged, someone came and helped themselves leaving next to nothing for our kids’ trip. This is very disheartening and sad to see this type of stuff is happening in our community. We are asking that you help us keep an eye out if you see something suspicious going on. Please let the school office know. Let’s hope this does not continue to happen and again thank you all for your continued support towards the 6th grade Montreal trip. With much appreciation, Rehana Grip & the 6th grade families 365-4366
We would like to announce that the NewBrook Elementary School Spelling Bee Team took 1st Place in the district Spelling Bee. I would like to thank all the students who participated in the Spelling Bee. I would also like to thank Mrs. VanPamelen for all her hard work. The school is very proud of all the student who participated and wish them all good luck in the Regional Spelling Bee on Nov 5th at NewBrook .
Good Morning Everyone,
Recently you indicated that you would be willing to host a spelling regional on Saturday, November 5, 2011. Thank you and I would like to take you up on your offer.
In order to host a regional, you will need the following people. One pronouncer, a minimum of two judges and someone who will serve as the site coordinator (it may be you, your Principal or someone else). These are all paid positions. Competitions usually begin at 10:00 a.m., however since some of you (Barre and Williston) are hosting both a 5/6 competition and a 7/8 competition, you may want to schedule one of the competitions in the afternoon. As the regional host, you will be sending a letter (usually by fax) to the schools who are coming to your site. This letter will contain the time of the competition, directions to the school and any other information you think would be necessary (I will send you a sample letter for your use). The rules for the competition are set out in the spelling guide. There are 12 rounds and there is a short break after round 4 and 8 (this allows for substitutions). If there is a tie at the end of the competition, the tied schools continue on a round by round basis until someone wins.
The VPA will be sending the spelling lists (both regular and bonus words) to you. You may want to give the list to your pronouncer so they can familiarize themselves with it. In addition, we will be sending you score sheets, name tags, certificates and evaluations. As the host, we ask that you conduct a coaches meeting about 30 minutes prior to the competition so you can introduce the pronouncer and judges to the schools and answer any additional questions they may have.
The final list of schools assigned to your site will be determined later this week. Once we have that done, we will fax a copy of each schools registration form to you along with a sample letter.
Again, thank you for your willingness to host. Without your help, events like this could not happen. Please let me know if you have any questions.
Associate Executive Director
Vermont Principals' Association
Basketball Coaches Are Needed For The Upcoming Season. At this time we only have 1 person who has stepped up. If you are willing to coach, please contact Bethany Barton at firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible.
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