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Greetings Parents/Guardians and Community Members,
Thank you to all who were able to participate in the Community Forums and contribute to our system vision. I wanted to give you an individual opportunity to share your thoughts regarding your child's school. This information will assist me in the analysis of areas that need improvement in specific schools. Your responses will also contribute to the development of our Strategic Plan and Multi-Year planning process.†
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Please take 10 minutes to support our schools and provide this feedback by†Monday, November 30.†Thank you.†
Yaw Obeng, Superintendent
News and Announcements
Weekly Update November 24

Dear Champlain Families,
Today is our last day of school before our Thanksgiving Break. Our staff and students have been working so hard, and it is clear they will appreciate a little time off. I enjoy spending time in classrooms and seeing the creative and engaging lessons. We are so fortunate to have such dedicated and caring faculty and staff. We will return on Monday, November 30.

Burlington Elementary Schools will be sending†report†cards†home today, Tuesday, November 24th. Burlington School District adopted a new software system this fall and we needed to make sure we had sufficient time to ensure the data in the†report†cards†is accurate. We thank you for your understanding.

Three weeks ago, the Burlington School District held budget consultation gatherings at BHS and SA. If you were not able to attend, you can still get information and provide input. Please see the BSD budget page for information and a link to provide input. We are looking for your ideas.

The district is discussing some renovations to Champlain Elementary, including moving the office nearer to the front door, adding a central hallway and doors for upstairs classrooms, adding more windows in classrooms, and making a dedicated cafeteria space †It is possible that a large part of the bond coming up for approval will be allocated to work here. If you are interested in hearing more about what the district is considering, and having an opportunity to comment, there are draft budget meetings on November 24 (tonight) and December 8 in the Ira Allen Administration Building Board Room, 150 Colchester Avenue at 7:00 pm.

Thank you to the families who have been volunteering in the lunch room. Your assistance is appreciated. Your efforts allow our students to get through the salad bar and serving line more quickly so they can spend more time enjoying their lunch.

The†Champlain†Elementary School 2015-2016†PTO†Directory is now available. An email with instructions was sent. If you do not have internet access, you may get a copy from the office. For more information, to provide updated information, or for technical assistance, please email Mike Fisher at†

Champlain Elementary collected non-perishable food donations from families for our yearly team food drive. This year we are collaborating with Arts Riot on their #2016by2016 Food Drive campaign. Fourth graders created fliers and donation bags that were distributed to all students at Champlain. The response was incredible. While the donations havenít been totaled yet, it looks like we may have reached our goal of 2016 pounds! Thank you to everyone who contributed.

Thank you for your support. We appreciate the efforts of our students, faculty, families, and friends who work so hard to make our school community such a special place.

Maria Horton
Interim Principal††
†For the full version of the current newsletter or an archive of all past newsletters click here.