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Reminder: Curriculum Night Child Care for October 1st
Please remember that if you need child care for the Grades 1-5 Open House on Wednesday, October 1st, you may call the office at 864-8477 and speak with Heather Sienkiewicz to sign up.
 SESSION 1 begins at 5:30
 SESSION 2 begins at 6:00
Parent/Teacher Conference Scheduling
Electronic scheduling for our October 2014 parent/teacher conferences is now available.

Please click on the following link to begin the process of accessing the teachers' conference schedules.  If you cannot access the link directly, please cut and paste the link into an Internet browser.  


http://ptcfast.com/schools/Champlain_Elementary_School
 
If needed, please see the following page for support documentation related to scheduling your CES parent teacher conferences via PTC Fast:  
 
http://tinyurl.com/cesconferencesupport 

If you do not have access to a computer or are having difficulty with this online system you may call the office at 864-8477 and speak with Heather Sienkiewicz who will schedule your conference for you. For families who have not scheduled a conference by October 8th, a conference time will be assigned by the teacher and sent home with your child. Thank you!
September 30, 2014

Dear Families,
Thank you everyone for coming out to Applefest. This was another successful event due to the collaboration within our school community. Thanks to the PTO leadership team of Blake Ewoldsen, Mike Fisher, Kath Laing, Chris Hood, Garrett Kimberly, and Zoe Barracano as well as all of the other volunteers who organized such a successful event. Children and families had a super time! We hope to see you all again this week for our Curriculum events: tonight (September 30th) at 5:00 p.m. for Kindergarten and Wednesday night (October 1st)  for grades 1-5. Session 1 begins at 5:30pm & Session 2 begins at 6:00pm.  We hold two sessions so parents with more than one child can go to multiple classrooms.  Parents of Kindergarten students should bring their children to the Tuesday night event; however grades 1-5 are presentations for parents only. If you need childcare for the Wednesday night presentations please call Heather so that we can gather a list of how many students will be here. We will have school staff supervising the younger children (K-2) in the art room and the older children out front.

Last Friday the Human Resource Department of the Burlington School District advertised for a long term substitute for our art program. For the past couple of weeks we have had three certified art substitutes teaching art. When you come for curriculum night please take some time to notice the beautiful work that your children have produced on the bulletin boards in the front lobby and off to the side of the learning center. This work has been under the direction of these three very capable certified art teacher substitutes. We will inform you once the long term substitute position has been filled permanently.

A new parent recently inquired as to how to access the dates for the year at Champlain for various events. I thought the answer might be helpful to all new parents and a reminder for those who have been parents at Champlain for a while. In your back-to-school packet you should have received a calendar from central office called: BSD We All Belong 2014-15 Calendar & Handbook. In that you will see dates of evening events from all of the schools in the district. These dates are given to central office back in June so sometimes you might notice a change in a date during the school year. Therefore, the Champlain website is your next source as it will have the most accurate up to date information. When you are on the home page off to the right you’ll see a box with 5 scrolling dates. At the bottom of the box is a link to the full school year calendar. Click on that and you can see month to month what is coming up. We put the PTO evening events on this calendar as well. Additionally, on the blue newsletter each week on the right hand side are the important upcoming events. Many teachers have active websites and send weekly newsletters with important dates too. As always you can check in with your teacher by emailing or calling, and you can contact Heather in the main office. We are here to support your connection and participation at Champlain.
 
We hope you have been enjoying the gorgeous weather!
 
Sincerely, Leslie
 
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