Archive for the ‘School News’ Category

Lawn Sales—Reminder & Clarification

May 26, 2006

June 17 & 18—The lawn sale at the Firehouse on Saturday the 17th is the PTF’s—all proceeds will benefit their efforts. If you wish to donate sale items to the PTF, contact Stacy Hotte (at the school) or Chris Laroche.

Reminder: If you’re planning your own lawn sale, don’t forget to let Heidi know by June 1 if you want to be on the map. The $10 fee goes to the Festival’s fireworks, and puts you on the map for 1 or both days, with a spiffy sign for your premises.



April 13, 2006

April 21st at 6pm at the Shoreham Elementary School. Lots of great prizes and family fun. Proceeds benefit the 6th Grade trip to Boston. Everyone looks for something to do on a Friday night… well, come play some bingo. Food will be available to buy. So come and relax, have fun. Each card is $ .25 a game. [post from Heidi Lanpher]

Apple Blossom Derby—Early Registration Deadline

April 13, 2006

Early registration deadline for this year’s Derby is the 15th, for the $15 fee; after the 15th the registration fee is $20. Call Roberta Blodgett for info & to sign up. There will be a 10k run, a 5k run, a 5k walk, and a Fun Run. Something for everyone! The first 100 registrants get a T-shirt. Everyone’s invited to the free post-race buffet. Proceeds benefit the Pre-school. May 20 is the date of the Derby.

Petition To Revote School Budget

April 3, 2006

There will be a Special School Board Meeting on Wednesday, April 5th at 6:00 p.m. to consider the petition on re-voting the school budget. [Principal’s Notes; 3/31/06. S.Hotte]

After School Sports Update

April 3, 2006

T-Ball—Practice will begin for t-ball around the second week in April. We will update you on days and times.

Minors—The first practice for minors will be held on Tuesday, April 4th at 4:45 p.m.

Majors—Practice will be held on Mondays and Wednesdays from 5:30-6:30 p.m.

Softball—Practice will be held on Mondays and Wednesdays from 5:00-6:00

Tennis—Practice will be held on Mondays and Wednesdays from 2:30-4:00 p.m. beginning Monday, April 17

[Principal’s Notes; 3/31/06. S.Hotte]

UD#3 School Director Notes

March 8, 2006

I look forward to another three years of representing the citizens of Shoreham on the Union District #3 (high school / middle school) school board. Thank you for your vote.

This year looks to be a very busy one with a lot to accomplish. I have been selected to lead the UD#3 board’s negotiating team this year as we negotiate with the members of MUHSTA for a new teachers’ contract. MUHSTA stands for “Middlebury Union High School Teachers’ Association.” This includes teachers from the high school and the middle school in Middlebury.

I have been serving as one of the three UD#3 board representatives to the Addison Central Supervisory Union (ACSU) board. The ACSU board consists of three (3) members from each of the boards throughout the ASCU, including UD#3 (MUHS / MUMS), Mary Hogan School (ID#4) in Middlebury, as well as the elementary schools in Shoreham, Cornwall, Bridport, Ripton & Salisbury. The 21 member board meets 4-8 times per year and all meetings are open to the public, as well. It is at the ACSU “big board” level where the Superintendent and other central office staff are hired and supervised, along with some of what is called the “shared staff” that works at various schools across the ACSU, like physical education, special education, technology, and other shared duties.

If you have any questions about the Middlebury Union High School, Middlebury Union Middle School or the ACSU, please feel free to give me a call at (802) 897-2882. I would be happy to answer any questions or speak to any concerns that you may have.

Bill O’Neill

Kindergarten Registration

February 18, 2006

Parents of children who will be entering Kindergarten at the Shoreham Elementary School in the fall of 2006 should phone the school before Friday, March 10th to receive registration materials. Children must be five years old by December 31st to register.

  • Friday, 3/10: Registration Deadline
  • Monday, 5/8: Parent Orientation 7:00 p.m.
  • Monday, 5/22: Children visit 8:30 to 10:00 a.m.
  • August: Children visit prior to first day of school

(Principal’s Notes–S.Hotte)

Chess Club for Grades 3 & Up—3/7–4/11

February 18, 2006

Chess Club will begin Tuesday, March 7th and will be held each Tuesday after school from 2:30-4:00 until April 11th for students in grades 3 and older. A permission form will be sent home after vacation. All interested adults are invited to join us.

(Principal’s Notes–S.Hotte)

Student Council

February 18, 2006

As a Student Council School Spirit project, the students of Shoreham Elementary School, their families, and friends donated items to send to a Vermont troop in Iraq. This past week was also “I Love to Read and Write Week?. Among other things, students used their writing time this week to write letters and make Valentines for our chosen troop. We collected about 200 lbs of donations and on February 14th we mailed the donations and the letters to Company C 3/126 Air Ambulance. This troop is made up of soldiers from Vermont and Massachusetts.

Each month the current Student Council group brainstorms ideas for a School Spirit project or day. Sending a care package to a troop in Iraq was an idea that came from a previous student council group. February’s group liked the idea and in keeping with Valentine’s Day chose to use it to show love and support to our troops fighting in Iraq. We are all proud of the mature process and behavior of each of the Student Council groups.

Fall Update: This past fall one of the Student Council’s ideas was to collect coins for the Hurricane Katrina victims. We collected $389.43. This was added to a $500.00 donation made by the Kathleen Wolf Memorial Fund. The $889.43 was sent to the American Red Cross.

(Principal’s Notes–S.Hotte)

Shoreham’s GeoBee Champ

January 12, 2006

Congratulations to Zachary Muzzy for winning our school-wide National Geographic Society (NGS) GeoBee on December 19th. Zach was one of 15 qualifiers from the classroom bees to compete in the school wide bee. These students were Joey Ciaramitaro, Daniel Mench-Thurlow, Brittany Clark, Brandi Whittmore, Alex Dragon, Zachary Muzzy, Taylor Patterson, Micah Lynch, Jimmy Wells, Hailey Rouse, Ajah Tier, Yvette Blair, John Hanfield, Jessica Brisson and Jasper Christensen All students who participated in our bee this year should be proud of their effort. The bee is an important acknowledgement by our school of geographic learning. [from Principal’s Notes; S.Hotte]