Friday, December 14, 2018

The Grinch Movie

The 2nd, 4th and 5th graders enjoying the holiday season with a visit to Springfield Cinema to see the new Grinch movie.  

Monday, December 10, 2018

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Preschool Newsflash

Apples and Pumpkins!  That what we have been talking about, exploring, experimenting reading about and singing about!  Lots of fun activities!  A couple of our favorites: “10 little apples (or pumpkins) swinging in a tree!  Teasing Mr. Slinky Worm, ‘don’t eat me!’ Along comes Mr. Slinky Worm quiet as can be and…CRUNCH!”
As you can imagine…acting this out with big apples, pumpkins and a worm is the best!  We baked delicious pumpkin banana bread that we shared with Ms. T, Mrs. Chimbolo, and our new “neighbor”, Mrs. Pagano!  Baking makes us super happy!
Wed. Oct 31st-the children can wear their Halloween costumes, but we do have PE so children will need to have appropriate clothing for this time of our day! 
Thursday Nov. 1st is a half day for Parent/Teacher Conferences!  Below is a list of times available.  Please email me back with your preferred time if you would like to meet with me.

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Building in 2nd grade

These two second grade girls were building a structure with clothespins and wooden sticks.  The goal was to create a structure that could support the most weight.  Their structure held 13 pounds!! 

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Blocks and blocks

2nd graders attempting to create a tower with 200 blocks.  They were able to successfully make a tower out of 197 blocks before it crashed!    Stay tuned...our goal is 400 blocks!!

Monday, September 17, 2018


The school year is in full swing and our class of ten may be small but we are mighty! We are a class of eight girls and two boys, two fish and three hermit crabs and one proud teacher! The above photo was taken with the fifth graders at the river sweep that we took part in on September 10th. It was a great day.
Just a reminder that the P.T.G. is selling "Donkey Doo" squares as a fundraiser for the Harvest Fair on September 29th. They are hoping to sell all of the squares and raise money for new climbing equipent for the playground. Also the class who sells the most squares wins a pizza party.
Our class will be makig and selling apple pies as a way to help the P.T.G. at the harvest fair.
9/18, 9/20 - MAPS testing
9/19 - Cross-country meet (2:15-5:30)
9/21 - Springfield Humane Society Reading Program (11:30-1:30)
9/28 - Apple Pie Making (12:00-1:30 VOLUNTEERS NEEDED)
9/29 - Harvest Fair
10/8 - No School - Teacher inservice
10/11 - Open House

Thursday, August 30, 2018

Welcome Back!

Come to the Ice Cream social tonight, 8/30/2018 at 5:00 pm for ice cream sponsored by the PTG.

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Kindergarten & 1st Grade Bake Sale

The kindergarten & 1st grade classes had a bake sale on Friday May 18th to raise money to fund a field trip to the Montshire Museum this coming week.  They raised enough money to cover the admission and have a little left over to buy some supplies for Woodsy Wednesday.

Preschool is Awarded 5 STARS

The preschool program has once again been awarded 5 stars and will be receiving a grant award of $1250!
With prior grant monies the preschool has been able to fund equipment for the preschool such as the play house on the playground.  Great Job preschool!

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

lnformation from the Counselor's Corner

The Women's Freedom center is a feminist anti-domestic and sexual víolence organization. It is committed to social change through advocacy and grass roots activism. The center has an office ín Springfíeld Vt. to provide services to Southern Windsor county. There is a crisis líne, support, advocacy and community education available.

802-885-2050 or

Wendy Ehlert
School Counselor LES

April is child abuse prevention month and I will begin teaching the vt. Act L curriculum in guidance classes for the prevention of child sexual abuse.

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Kindness Challenge

Hello Parents!

We are SUPER EXCITED to announce that our school is going to be taking on a massive kindness challenge and its launching with an assembly that we’d love to invite you to.

Ludlow Elementary School will be inviting one of the nations Top Youth Speakers, Brian Williams, to challenge our kids to a massive 15 Day Kindness challenge. Brian speaks to over 100,000 students each year, he has documented over 1.5 million acts of kindness, traveled to Africa 14 times and collected over 500,000 pairs of shoes for needy children and families. Brian is the founder of Think Kindness, a non-profit that inspires measurable acts of kindness in schools across the country.

Our school challenge will launch with a fun and exciting motivational assembly (you're welcome to come!). During the assembly Brian will be telling his story of traveling around the globe to carry-out seemingly simple acts of Kindness and what he discovered while living at an orphanage in rural Kenya.

But rather than just talk . . . we are going to call them to action!

The entire student body will be challenged to carry-out acts of kindness in the halls, classrooms, at home and throughout the community. Each student will receive a daily kindness challenges as well as some unique ways to document their acts. So don’t be shocked if you see a little more Kindness around the house.

To help us make an even bigger impact, we want to ask you to engage in conversation with your students about the subject of Kindness. Ask them about what they’ve done, acknowledge what they do, and encourage the simple life skill of Kindness.

Date: 3/8/18
Time: 9:00 AM

With Kindness,


Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Something Beautiful

Was a great success!  The walk to school and the singing and dancing at school came off without a hitch.  We hope we will be showcased by Let's Grow Kids .@let'sgrowkids

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

"Something Beautiful"

I See “Something Beautiful”

We are planning something SUPER EXCITING for the entire school and community!
The song, “Something beautiful” is the new anthem for the Lets Grow Kids organization!  Let’s Grow Kids is on a mission to provide quality affordable child care for all Vermont families.  Below is part of the Lets Grow Kids vision:
Let’s Grow Kids believes that, as a state, we have allocated too few resources to supporting our youngest children, their families and the critical early childhood professionals who provide quality early care and learning programming. 
High-quality, affordable child care is not only good for our young children and families, it also makes smart economic sense. We all have a role to play in this work and we believe that the time is now to begin making concrete steps forward.

In order to meet the needs of Vermont’s young children and their families, Let’s Grow Kids envisions a voluntary, universal, high-quality early care and learning system for all Vermont children birth to five. We believe that the best place to start is in building on our current universal, high-quality pre-K program and pairing it with a high-quality, affordable child care system that meets the needs of all Vermont children. We believe that through additional analysis, community-led conversations about child, family and community needs, and collaborative dialogue, as recommended by Vermont’s Blue Ribbon Commission on Financing High Quality, Affordable Child Care, Vermont can achieve an equitable, affordable and high-quality early care and learning system for children birth to five likely to need care by 2025. 

Anthem and video were created by LGK and can be viewed at the link below:

What my plans are is the following:
On February 6th, LES students are going to be walking to school from the gazebo.  Let’s Grow Kids is going to be giving us capes, (as seen in the video), for all of the children and siblings to wear!  I’ve asked Okemo Valley TV to film us walking!
Then at 8am I’m hoping to have not just LES and parents, but BRHSMS student, staff and families!
All gathered in the gym to sing, “Something Beautiful”, the song featured in video!
The lyrics will be a separate attachment to this newsletter!
I will have lyrics projected on big screen in the gym, but thought it would be helpful to be familiar with the words and tune!  Just sing along with the videoJ

I plan on sharing the video created from this day at Early Childhood Day at the Legislature in March! (As well as have it shown on our local station!)
Very exciting, fun and something to look forward too!

I’ll keep you posted on more details to come, but wanted to let you know now so that you can plan to be with us that morning!
If you have any questions, please let me know!

Warmly, Lora


2nd grade Leprechauns