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September 15, 2017

posted Sep 15, 2017, 6:54 AM by Marguerite Cross


We are almost done with our first full week of school for the school year.  It is great to see how children, staff, and parents are adapting, learning, and making Derby Elementary a great place to be!


Annual Open House and Book Fair:  You’re invited to our annual Open House and Book Fair on Thursday, September 28, 2017 from 6:00 – 7:15pm.  Come and meet your child’s teachers, see your child’s classroom and desk, and peruse our book fair!


Volunteers Needed!  There is a Farm to School meeting Monday, September 18, 2017 at 3:15 pm in the library.  We are looking for parents to join our team!  If you are interested, you can just show up.  Attached is more information.  Feel free to contact Assistant Principal Sherrie Gentry for any questions!                 sherrie.gentry@ncsuvt.org    


Parent Drop Off and Pick Up:  We are all getting the hang of it and settling in to our routines!  On behalf of our children, I thank you for following our processes!  “Hug and Go” is going well, as well as afternoon check in and pick up in the gym.  Our children are safe and learning – thanks for your continued cooperation!


Bus Safety:  Last week we spent quite a bit of time reviewing bus safety with the children.  Please help us!  Please be sure to instruct your child to wait for the driver’s signal before your child crosses the road to board the bus.


Free Fruits and Vegetables Program:  Through this free program, we are encouraging your child to try fruits and vegetables they have never had.  Every day, a free fruit or vegetable snack is delivered to the classroom for your children to try.  Your children have had the opportunity to try limes, bell peppers, star fruit, tri-colored beans and carrots, black mission figs, and prickly pears (cactus fruit).  Be sure to ask them about their likes and dislikes!  


Family Opportunity: Planning a trip to the ECHO Center in Burlington with your family? Our school library has a pass to the ECHO center that reduces admission to $7 per person for up to 4 guests.  Regular admission is $11.50 for children and $14.50 for adults.  If you’d like to borrow the pass for your family to use, please contact our librarian, Mrs. Boskind, at katherine.boskind@ncsuvt.org, or send your child to the library to ask for it.  The loan period for the pass is 2 weeks.


Family Opportunity: Information about the local Bike Rodeo is attached.