Sunday, December 18, 2016


Dear Reading Elementary "Rockets" Families & Community Members:

Thursday night's concert definitely raised everyone's Christmas Spirit to new levels!  It was a fun, inspirational display of joy!   May your your holidays be peaceful and happy filled with precious family memories!   If you have any pics or videos from the concert you'd like to share, please e-mail them to me so I can put them in the blog and on the website!  

Kudos and heartfelt thanks to:
  • Everyone helped their children practice at home for the concert and attended the concert Thurs. evening!
  • Donna and Rick for building a beautiful bookshelf for the K classroom AND bringing over the risers, and musical equipment Fri. morning.  
Other Items of Interest:

Act 46 Study Committee -  It was great to have 2 representatives from RES there last meeting. The committee will be meeting again Tues., Dec. 20, from 6:30 - 8 PM at the WCSU Central Office. Hope you'll join us!

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!

Sugar Plums DancingOnly four days this week and classrooms will still be focused on learning.  If there's anything "exciting" like visitors, etc. from out of town or changes in routine that would affect your child's ability to focus on learning, please give the teachers a "heads up" so that we can be extra supportive! 

Are You An RES Alumni?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?  If you did, then please complete the survey and ask other alumni, to complete the attached SURVEY. Students will be researching their town and school history and preserving it digitally. Check out what we've done so far at RES PAST AND PRESENT. Since holidays bring older students home, it's a great time to do it!

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.

-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. 19 -  Corn Chowder, Turkey Slices, Melon, Spinach Salad with Carrots, Whole Grain Corn Chips;  Breakfast: - Bagel with Cream Cheese, The Regulars
  • Tues., Dec. 20- Coconut Chicken, Pineapple, Peas, Whole Grain Rice; Breakfast:  Hard Boiled Egg - The Regulars  
  • Wed., Dec. 21 -  Gardener's Pie, Applesauce(vegetables in pie), Iceberg Lettuce, Whole Grain Crust;  Breakfast:  French Toast and Bacon - The Regulars 
  • Thurs., Dec. 22 - Rice Bowls, Assorted proteins, fruits/vegetables served with whole grain rice;  Breakfast:  Hard Boiled Egg - The Regulars 
  • Fri., Dec. 23  - NO SCHOOL 
Happening this Week:
  • Mon., Dec. 19 - 
    • Library Media - any books to return?  Students will have books to bring home - please encourage reading daily!  
  • Tues., Dec. 20 - 
    • Act 46 Study Committee - WCSU - 6:30 - 8:30 PM
  • Wed., Dec. 21 - RES Board Meeting 6 PM
  • Fri., Dec. 23 - NO SCHOOL - HAPPY HOLIDAYS!
  • Sun., Dec. 25 - NO BLOG until Sun., Jan. 1

Mark Your Calendar/Upcoming Events:  
  • 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:


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