Sunday, December 11, 2016


Dear Reading Elementary "Rockets" Families & Community Members

Only nine days till winter break and the sugar plums are dancing!  There have been a few students out with tummy bugs and colds, so please remind your child to wash their hands as often as possible.  Students need snow pants, mittens, and hats please to play at recess.   Thanks for keeping the routines of early bedtimes so students are rested for all the activity!  

Kudos and heartfelt thanks to:
  • All of you who sent in Snowflake Bazaar items.
  • The Pre-K parents who came in to help walk them to the Town Hall for Concert Practice!
Other Items of Interest:

Act 46 Study Committee -  It was great to have 3 representatives from RES there last meeting. The committee will be meeting again TODAY - Sun., Dec. 11 from 6 - 8 PM at the WCSU Central Office. Hope you'll join us!

Ski Runner Details -
Where: Suicide Six Ski Area Base Lodge
When    Fridays 1/6, 1/13, 1/20, 1/27, 2/3, 2/10, 2/17, 3/10 (2:00 – 4:00 PM)
Fee: $75 until 12/01/16 OR $85 after 12/01/2016
There is NO program Feb. 24 due to Presidents Week, or March 3th due to the Special Olympics. Registration closes December 18, 2016.

Snowflake Bazaar - . You are invited to fill it with up to $5.00 (no more, please) in cash for your child to spend at the Snowflake Bazaar next Monday, December 12. On the back, help your child make a list of people she or he would like to shop for.  Please note:  We know that money can be tight during the holiday season, so we will make sure that every child has ample funds to spend at the Bazaar, regardless of how much you put in the envelope. We have assured the children here at school that they will  all  have a chance to shop. Return the envelope to your child’s teacher any time up until December 12 and she will keep it safe until then.   And please stop by to volunteer as a gift wrapper. It’s a lot of fun and you can come for just awhile or the whole day!

Community Caroling - Join us at Reading Public Library for a free program, “Caroling, Cookies & Cocoa,” on Saturday, December 17th, at 6:30 p.m. We’ll make our way around the village, spreading good cheer, then return to the library for some goodies, a Christmas story, and a special visitor. Song books will be provided; bring a flashlight or headlamp. This event is offered cooperatively by the Fire Department Auxiliary and the Town Library. For more information, call 484-5588.

Message from the PTO:
Dear Parents & Guardians, 
Please help support the Reading PTO by selling raffle tickets for the “12 Gifts of December Raffle”We have many wonderful gifts donated by our incredible community.  They include amazing Handcrafted items, gorgeous VT photos, maple products, Local cheeses, gift certificates and much more! Tickets are $1 each or 6 for $5. Ticket sales will end Thursday, December 15th, so please get them turned in.Drawings will be done daily throughout the following week, during morning meeting. Tickets were sent home with students Friday, and will be send via e-mail with the blog.Thank you all so much for you continued support!


From Your Library Media/Technology Teacher:
Our library media/tech classes are participating in a project based learning which they have titled the oxymoron, "Wasted Time."  (For those of you who don't know, it's a country song that represents their thoughts.)  They are conducting a survey and creating a digital living history to represent the past and present of Reading Elementary School and we need your help!   Did you attend Reading Elementary School?  Do you know someone who did?  Please ask them to complete the attached SURVEY. Students will be researching their town and school history and preserving it digitally.

-Come to a Reading Elementary School Board Meeting!

HOLIDAY SHOPPING - The AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the price of eligible purchases to the charitable organizations selected by customers.  If you'd like to help, please go to choose "Reading Parent Teacher - Organization Reading PTO" from the list of organizations.  Every little bit helps our students!  

TOOLS FOR SCHOOLS - How Tools for Schools Works - Price Chopper
OUR SCHOOL CODE IS - 13970  Register your AdvantEdge Card and designate a school at the Guest Services desk at your local Price Chopper, at your school, or online at  Schools can redeem accumulated points for free supplies and equipment.  Tell your friends, neighbors, co-workers to register their card and designate Reading Elementary!  Thanks for your support!  

BOX TOPS ADD UP - During the Holiday cooking, please save those Box Tops for us!   Please ask your relatives and neighbors to clip and collect as well!  Every one of those is worth 10 cents!  


Lunch accounts should be paid in full each month.  Please send in your payment if you have not already done so.  If you need help complete the Free/Reduced Paperwork, we are here to help!  ALL APPLICATIONS are kept confidential.    Thank you!  
  • Mon., Dec. 12 -  Shredded Beef Sandwich, Pineapple, Green Beans & Peas, Whole Grain Roll; Breakfast: - German Pancake, The Regulars
  • Tues., Dec. 13- Chicken Fingers, Oranges, Sweet Potatoes, Salad, Whole Grain Rice, ; Breakfast:  Hard Boiled Egg - The Regulars  
  • Wed., Dec. 14 -  Asian Flavored Quinoa Wraps, Cottage Cheese, Apples, Carrots/Cucumbers, Whole Grain Tortilla; Breakfast:  French Toast Casserole - The Regulars 
  • Thurs., Dec. 15 - Turkey Reuben, Pears, Rainbow Peppers, Potato Wedges, Whole Grain Pita;  Breakfast:  Hard Boiled Egg - The Regulars 
  • Fri., Dec.16  - Whole Grain Pasta w/Broccoli & Sausage, Tangerines
    ; Breakfast:  Scrambled Eggs - The Regulars 

Happening this Week:
    • Sun., Dec. 11 - Act 46 Study Committee 6 - 8 PM
    • Mon., Dec. 12 - 
      • Snowflake Bazaar 
      • Library Media - any books to return?
    • Tues., Dec. 13 - 
      • VINS Visit Pre- K & 1
    • Thurs., Dec. 15 - 6 PM - Winter Concert at the Town Hall  (Kids should be there at 5:45 PM please).
    • Sat., Dec. 17 - Caroling at Town Hall 6 PM

    Mark Your Calendar/Upcoming Events:  
    • Tues., Dec. 20 - Act 46 Study Committee 6:30 - 8:30 PM
    • Wed., Dec. 21 - RES Board Meeting 6 PM
    • Fri., Dec. 23 - Mon., Jan. 2 - Winter Break - ENJOY!
    • Fri, Jan. 6 - Ski Runners
    • Fri, Jan. 13 - Ski Runners   
    • Mon., Jan. 16 - Inservice - NO SCHOOL
    • Wed., Jan. 18 - RES Board 
    • Fri., Jan. 20 -  Ski Runners 
    • Fri., Jan. 27 - Ski Runners 
    Thoughts to Ponder:


    Morning Meeting in Gr. 1/2

    Solar Science in Gr. 3/4

    Physics Intro

    Snowflake Bazaar Preparation

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