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 advocates@womensfreedomcenter.net

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 CHALLENGE = KINDNESS EXPLOSION
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.

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

With Kindness,

LES PTG

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

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Kindergarten & 1st Grade Bake Sale