Edmunds Elementary School Home Page
Upcoming Events
2/4/2015
- NAEP Testing - 4th Grade
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
4/3/2015
- Skate Night
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
6/5/2015
- Field Day
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
 
District Announcements
Superintendent Candidate Interviews

January 23, 2015

The Ad Hoc Superintendent Search Committee and the Superintendent Search Advisory Committee are happy to announce that finalists will be coming to Burlington next week to meet and be interviewed by students, staff, and community members as follows:

 

Thursday, January 29, 6:30 p.m., Hunt Middle School: Community Members

 

Friday, January 30, 1:30 p.m., Burlington High School: Students; The Student Consultancy Seminar at BHS is working with the Board to plan the interview, and principals from all schools have been invited to send student delegations.

 

Friday, January 30, 3:30 p.m., Hunt Middle School: Burlington School District Staff Members; Staff should contact Brian Cina to submit questions, volunteer to read questions, or help with the planning. Ideally, every Burlington School will have representatives at the interview.
 

Click here to view Joyce Mundy's resume. 
Click here to view Yaw Obeng's resume.

Questions? Input? Contact Brian Cina at bcina@bsdvt.org


EES Announcements
4th Grade to take the NAEP on Feb. 4
The Fourth Grade will be taking the NAEP or National Assessment for Education Progress on Feb. 4th. A letter is going home to all fourth grade parents explaining in more detail, but essentially, students will be randomly selected to take one section in either Math, Reading, or Science.  The assessment is also known as the Nation's Report Card. Overall, Vermont has been one of the top performing states in the country in all categories. If you would like to learn more about the NAEP, you can go to the NAEP website.  The links are provided below.
http://nces.ed.gov/nationsreportcard/pdf/parents/2012469.pdf
http://nces.ed.gov/nationsreportcard/videos/parentvideo/

 
Investment and Student Achievement: Money Matters When Equity is at Issue
The Burlington School Board will be discussing the budget on Tuesday evening at BHS in the cafeteria from 7-9 pm. It is important that discussions of investment keep in mind the impact of investment on achievement. The board will receive a copy of a policy brief from the James M. Jeffords Center based upon the research that was conducted by the Dr. Mathias.  The policy brief is based upon Mathias' 2009 longitudinal study of per pupil investment and student achievement.  The results of the study indicated statistically significant relationships between student outcomes and investment which grew stronger over time. The brief can be found at the following link: 
http://www.uvm.edu/~jeffords/reports/pdfs/Spending%20and%20Student%20Achievement.pdf  
Dr. Mathias is the principal of Edmunds Elementary School.
Edmunds Elementary - Opening Windows to the World


Welcome to Edmunds Elementary School.

Located in the heart of Burlington, VT, we can be found at 299 Main St. Our location provides our students with walking access to much of what Burlington has to offer including the Flynn Theater, the ECHO Science Center, Champlain College, U.V.M., the Fleming Museum, the Fletcher Free Library and more.  Whether we are examining exhibits, going to performances at the Flynn, or studying geology along Lake Champlain, we work to provide our students with rich, engaging experiences that enhance their learning.  Indeed, we are an Adventurous Community of Learners! If you are interested in learning more about EES, please feel free to come in and we'll give you a tour and answer your questions. 


School Hours:  Breakfast is available to students from 7:45 to 8:00.  First bell is at 8:08 and school starts at 8:10. Dismissal is at 1:50 on Wednesday, 2:50 on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.  

School Food Programs:  Information concerning our school food programs are on line and can be found on the Parent link on this home page. We have exceptional food in Burlington - healthy and nutritious. Fresh fruits and vegetables are in abundance throughout the day.  All students can have breakfast and snack for free in Burlington. Forms for Free lunch can be found on the website. You can also pay for lunch on line.  

Registration:  You can get registration forms on the Parent link on the menu on this page.  If you would like to know if we have availability, go to the Central Office at 150 Colchester Ave. or call 802-865-5332.
 
Communication:  You will receive weekly communication from EES in the form of the Friday Flash. You will be able to get it on paper or, if you prefer a more ecological route (which we encourage) you can opt to receive it electronically.  Our teachers typically send home regular newsletters, which let you know what is happening in your child's classroom.  

Student & Parent Handbook:  If you have a question, odds are the answer is in the Student and Parent Handbook. You can access it from the link to the left.  

Getting Involved:  We appreciate volunteers at EES.  You will find plenty of opportunities to volunteer, and we are grateful for your contribution to our school community.  Keep an eye on your child's back pack every Friday where you will find newsletters to let you know what the needs are.  The PTO will also let you know about opportunities to help out.