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District Announcements
Burlington School Board Selects Dr. Howard Smith to Lead City Schools
November 12, 2014

The Burlington School Board of Commissioners announced today that it has selected Dr. Howard Smith to be the Interim Superintendent of†Burlington†Schools.

Recently retired as Superintendent of the Public Schools of the Tarrytowns in New York, Dr. Smith brings to Burlington a record of strong instructional leadership around student-centered learning, demonstrated results in improving student achievement, a passionate commitment to equity and closing the achievement gap, and a deep focus on building partnerships between communities and schools ó a body of work that solidly aligns with Burlington School Districtís priorities and current major initiatives.

To read the full press release, click here.†
To view Dr. Smith's resume, click here.
CCTA Update

Please click here for information intended for families who have a student riding CCTA to or from school to review changes around riding CCTA buses. Our goal is to ensure that we are providing busing for students per School Board Policy and School Board budget decisions.
Ebola Information

Please click here for an important notice from the
Vermont Department of Health regarding Ebola.

News and Announcements
November 18, 2014
Dear Families,

We have just begun our second trimester for the 2014-15 school year. We would like to emphasize how important it is for every child to attend school every day on time. Regular attendance in elementary school sets up a good pattern for your childís entire school career. Show your child that school comes first by trying to keep days off for illnesses and family emergencies. Also, itís helpful if you can schedule routine doctor and dentist appointments for after school or over breaks. Research shows that attendance is the single most important factor in being successful adults. As adults we know how important it is for us to be present in our jobs each day whether that be work in our own homes or work outside of the home. So, letís try and beat the bell! Our school bell rings at 8:08. We would like everyone in their classrooms and ready to learn by 8:10. If your child arrives late (8:15) please have them check in with Ms.Sienkiewicz in the office as she gives them a pink slip of paper that says: ďI checked into the office with Ms. S and I am tardy todayĒ. We do track what time children arrive because even just 5 minutes late can add up over the course of a year. Arriving to school on time allows children to ease into the day and be a part of their beginning of the day routines that set them up for success throughout the day. Please help us by encouraging a morning routine that sets a priority for on time arrival.

This Thursday, November 20, the Kindergarten team will be hosting a school wide assembly beginning at 8:30 a.m. They will be showcasing autumn work, songs, and skits. It will last about 30 minutes and all families are invited! Itís always a special treat to see our youngest learners shine.
On Friday, November 21st please look in your childís backpack for their first trimester report card. This report will be a reflection of your childís personal development and work habits as well as academic and unified arts progress. Teachers spend many hours thinking about each child as an individual, reviewing assessments, looking back on narrative notes, and reporting on the amazing work every student has engaged in over these past few months. Teachers try and share enough detail so that parents can see the progress in writing but as always, if you have any questions please contact us for an opportunity to discuss this feedback further.

We hope you are enjoying these chilly days and the sprinkling of snow that brightens our grounds. Since next week is only two days long this will be our last newsletter until we return from the Thanksgiving vacation. We wish for you a wonderful break with your family and friends.

Sincerely, Leslie
†For the full version of the current newsletter or an archive of all past newsletters click here.