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Upcoming Events
9/7/2015
9/18/2015
- Welcome Back BBQ
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
10/1/2015
- Open House
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
11/13/2015
11/20/2015
 
District Announcements
2015-2016 Back to School Parent/Guardian Letter
August 2015

Dear Parents and Guardians,
 
We are pleased that your child(ren) will be among the nearly 4000 students in grades Pre-K-12 who are enrolled in our schools for the 2015-16 school year. Burlington is home to the largest, most diverse school district in the state of Vermont. As such, we offer our students a unique opportunity to learn how to become productive citizens in a truly global society. We have award winning students, state champion athletes, and a highly accomplished faculty and staff, including the current Vermont State Teacher of the Year and the reigning “Vermonter of the Year.” 
 
Students at all grade levels will have much to look forward to as they get ready for opening day.  

Click here to read the full letter.

EES Announcements
Welcome Back BBQ - Sept. 18
It's a great tradition and a great way to renew and form new friendships.  Come to the EES Welcome Back BBQ on Friday, Sept. 18th from 5:30 to 7 pm on the field above the school.  The event is free to all members of the EES community.  The annual event is sponsored by the EES PTO.  Burgers, hot dogs and drinks are provided and families are asked to bring side dishes and deserts to share.  You will be able to find more information about PTO sponsored events in the weekly Friday Flash and at http://eespto.org/ Many hands make light work!  Helpers are always welcome.  Keep your eye on the Friday Flash for contact information to volunteer.    
First Day of School is August 26th!

School starts on Wednesday, August 26 at 8:10 am and it is a regular Wednesday schedule with dismissal at 1:50.  School hours on Thursday and Friday are 8:10 to 2:50.  

 

The first three days of school are half-day for our Kindergarten students and dismissal is at 11:30. Kindergarten students all have appointments for screening and parents who recently registered and/or have not received a letter from their child's kindergarten teacher with that time should contact Jaclyn Patrizio at 802-864-1791.

 

Classroom visits  Kindergarten students and parents are welcome to visit on Tuesday, August 26 between 2 and 3.  Parents of students in grades 1-5 are welcome to visit their children on Wednesday morning from 8:10 to 8:30.  We’ll make an announcement when it’s 8:30 to let you know when it’s time to head out to the PTO Coffee Hour

PTO Coffee hour in the front of school.  Come and meet each other before work and after dropping off your students.

 
Investment and Student Achievement: Money Matters When Equity is at Issue
It is important that discussions of education funding keep in mind the impact of investment on achievement. A longitudinal study of per pupil investment and student achievement was conducted involving 1355 Vermont students and 56 schools. 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.