Note from Wayne
What an end to our school year! I want to start off by thanking everyone for all that you did during this time; teachers who in just a few days created distance learning plans, families who in a few hours became their child’s teacher, the School Board who met every week and helped solve challenges and for listening, the Academic Support Team for their creative flexibility connecting with students. Gail and Aaron for keeping the building intact and keeping the school “lights on”, Chef Emily for feeding 86 children breakfast & lunch every school day and the bus drivers who jumped into their personal vehicles to deliver meals. What a team effort.
As I write this note, our school community is planning for next year. There are a few details that still need to be worked out, but it is my intent to share with you the (1) weekly schedule, (2) safety protocols and (3) changes to our programming by next Friday, June 19th. The first public draft will be presented at the School Board Meeting next Thursday, June 18th, at 6:00. Zoom will be provided for this meeting, so please attend and share your opinions.
A big shout out to South El and Liz. Please take the time to vote here for our school mascot and school colors. Results from the voting will be shared at the Board Meeting next Thursday and shared community-wide on June 19th. Additionally, please check out the latest addition of the Marlboro School Chronicle.
And a final fun note, I will be running/hiking the Long Trail during July to raise funds for:
- Providing staff and students with a Marlboro School t-shirt on the first day of school next fall. They will have our new mascot and be our new school colors.
- Purchasing a new flagpole to fly a Black Lives Matter and LGBTQ+ flags starting next school year.
- Providing funds for field research that focuses on making connections and fostering relationships with other local or distance communities.
This fundraiser is sponsored by AMP (Association of Marlboro Parents) and I hope to raise $5000. If you would like to participate in this fundraiser please follow this link to pledge an amount for each mile I complete. Barring an injury, I can guarantee 100 miles and plan to run/hike the 272 miles. Thank you for your support.
Note from Nurse Sara
Here are a couple of fun outdoor activities you can get involved in this summer.
Venture Vermont - a Vermont State Parks challenge that if completed, will give you free entrance to all Vermont State Parks for the rest of this year and all of next year!
Mile a Day - a challenge to walk 100 miles in 100 days. Sign up and receive a logbook to track your activity.
I hope you all have a fun and happy summer!
Mr. H's Retirement Announcement
Dear MES Community,
After 27 years as the counselor at MES this will be my last year. It is unfortunate that it happens to be in the year of Covid 19. Hopefully MES will reopen in the fall and I will visit school to say goodbye to everyone in person.
It has been a great 27 years. I've had the privilege of working with talented and dedicated principals, a group of teachers and para professionals beyond compare, a supportive School Board and top notch administrative assistants.
MES is a unique, independent, encouraging and challenging place for children to learn and grow. It's been a gift for me to have had the opportunity to interact with MES children and their families. It's been a great ride and I will always be grateful to have been a part of the MES experience.
Tom (Mr. H.), Counselor
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