One Planet After School program will start September 3rd.

Letter from the Principal

Parents and Community Members, 

    It is my pleasure to welcome everyone to the 2019-2020 school year at Sharon Elementary. We have many changes that have taken place since the last school year. Some of those changes have been significant in terms of personnel change. While other changes are more structural and systematic. No matter what the change has been, I can assure you that the staff at Sharon are excited to challenge children to grow as academic learners and as overall healthy and engaged citizens. 

    Our school year will begin with a half-day celebration on August 28th. During this day, parents and caregivers are invited to join us as we open our doors with a festive celebration that includes a parade through town and fun activities for the children. Then, on August 29th we have our first full day of school. 

    In the past, we have had an open house the night before school. This year we have decided to NOT do this. We will plan an open house a few weeks into school in order to give families more time to acclimate to their new teachers. 

    The staff has made strong commitments this year to continue to our ever-growing Place-Based Education Program. We are committed to using our place, Sharon, Vermont, as a catalyst for learning. This means that your child will be spending time in the forest, working in our gardens, cooking, and learning about our local ecology. We will use the lens of health and wellness as a means to teach our children about healthy choices in all aspects of life. 

    As we use these experiential opportunities to motivate children to learn, we are also committed to keeping academic success a priority with all students. We aim to work with each student individually to help them reach their academic potential. We aim to have strong relationships with families to ensure that the message that our students are receiving is that ALL people in their lives value their education, and will do everything that we possibly can to help them succeed. 

    Personally, I’m extremely excited about this upcoming year. Sharon Elementary is a special place. We have a committed staff that finds great joy in our work. As parents and caregivers, we also rely on you to support your child’s school experience by being present and active in their learning process. 

    Please contact the school with any questions that you may have. Enjoy the rest of summer and we look forward to seeing those smiling faces walking through the doors of Sharon Elementary! 

 

Sincerely, 

Keenan Haley

Principal

Sharon Elementary School

Important Dates: 

August 28th- ½ day opening celebration

August 29th- First Full Day of School

September 2nd- No School- Labor Day

 

The Sprouty

Saturday, September 21, 2019

Now in its 8th year, the Sprouty is a 5K walk/run and 10K run along the White River in Sharon, Vermont.

The Sprouty supports the Farm-to-School program at the Sharon Elementary School. The race is committed to bringing out community members and serious runners alike as we celebrate good health, local agriculture and the beauty of September in Vermont. T-shirts are provided to the first 150 to register, but you have to register by midnight Friday, August 24th in order to guarantee we have your size. The day includes a fun-run loop for kids around the elementary school with ribbons for all kids.  No registration is required for the kids’ fun-loop!  Refreshments (including free smoothies) await at the finish area. Crepes will also be available for sale, made on site by the Skinny Pancake.  Kids 12 and under register for free. Prizes are awarded to the top three male and female finishers in the 5K and 10K. Free lettuce plants from Dandelion Acres for all participants. Go to http://www.thesprouty.com to register and for more information.