Winter Sports Week 1

The scramble has been on to fit skates and helmets to students and to have all required waivers for our swimmers. We are just about all set!
On Tuesday morning, we anticipate sending 39 swimmers to Edgar May and 36 skaters to Vermont Academy. Our 17 kindergarten students will skate on Wednesday morning.
Okemo does not open to schools until Jan. 29th yet our team of adults attended safety training on the mountain this past weekend.
Let’s have fun!

School closed Dec. 21st

Our wonderful plans for pajama day and traveling to the Opera House to see The Muppets Christmas Movie are canceled. All schools are closed in the Windham Northeast Supervisory Union this morning.

Winter Sports 2019

Thank you for sharing your thoughts and memories of the Okemo Winter Sports program.

I believe you were given misinformation based on some social media posting. We are continuing to have a Winter Sports program at SRES and using the long-standing January until February winter recess time calendar for Winter Sports. The 75 students in grades 1-4 took a survey home in November while we waited to hear information from Vail, the new owners of Okemo. Only 21 students showed an interest in the ski program while both ice skating and swimming had more interest by our pupils.

The Rockingham schools have a Sunday ski program. This year the program will allow the students to ski from late January through the end of March. That way, students will have the opportunity to grow through skiing and also experience five opportunities to free swim or take swim lessons or go skating with lots of members of our school community. We are looking to provide lots of Winter Sports experiences for local kids.

I have a ski pass to Okemo as my husband teaches part-time in the ski school. I am a Sunday skier and look forward to seeing our students who want to participate in that program on the mountain. We have enjoyed knowing the Mueller family for many years and appreciate how wonderful they have been to all of Vermont’s school children in providing the opportunity for many to learn to ski.

Thank you for reaching out and trying to understand the opportunities being provided to Saxtons River students.  I appreciate the chance to correct misunderstandings.

Sincerely,
Nancy Erickson

White Elephant Sale

The White Elephant Sale will occur on Friday, Dec. 14th. Volunteers are needed to help set up after school on Wednesday, Dec. 12th. This is in place of the PTO meeting.

Roller Skating will not take place in December due to no transportation available for the skates.

Early release day on Dec. 21st. School closes at 11:45 for students and lunches are served.

Two hour delay

Two-hour delay on Tuesday, Nov. 27th, due to slippery road conditions. Student supervision begins at 10 AM.

No School Today

No school today, Friday, November 16th due to unsafe road conditions. Enjoy the snow day and be safe and warm.

Support our Student Council Food Drive

The SRES Student Council encourages you to participate in the annual Food Drive for OUR PLACE in Bellows Falls. We will be feeding our huge turkey Nov. 13 – Nov. 20. Canned food, boxed items, grains, personal care products, and cleaning supplies are all needed by our neighbors. Thank you for participating!

Community Halloween a success!

The Saxtons River Village Halloween Parade led by the fire truck was once again a rousing success. It was fun to see children and adults of all ages in costumes. The weather was perfect. Christine Armiger made and donated two delicious soups, her Vermont Academy students were on hand to help serve, and Andy Conrad donated rolls that were a perfect accompaniment to the soups. Many students put on glow necklaces to encourage a safe evening. Many former students and students from other schools were participants. What a fun tradition!

No school Friday, October 26

Chili Cook-off is Saturday, Oct. 20 with lots of nice baked goods for sale by the PTO. Pizza delivery is Monday, Oct. 22. SRES apparel sale orders are due on Nov. 2. Please save your Box Tops. The next collection will be in December.
Encourage your child to fill out the Reading Challenge log. It is exciting to see how many pages our students read!

Thanks for coming!

It was wonderful to see so many families at our Title 1 Reading Night Wednesday.  We want to encourage every student to love reading, and our teachers used this opportunity to share their classroom literacy model.  We appreciate having two Title 1 teachers, Miss Stack and Miss Sault, to support all learners.  Thank you for supporting the Scholastic Book Fair!