Friday, September 21, 2018

Moretown School Update Sept 21, 2018

Our staff listed the words that came to mind when thinking of MES... is the word that comes to your mind in there?

School Notes:

  • What a week it was. Everyone is settling in well as the last moments of summer dwindle down and official autumn is on the horizon.  
  • We had a fire drill and a bus evacuation drill today and they both went wonderfully.  I am impressed by this crew (students and staff)!

  • All that Jazz
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  • The 2018-19 Moretown band and lessons program is up and running! 5th and 6th graders will be piloting an online practicing program this year called Smartmusic that will include a tech element that is new and motivating for students while serving to further align our district band curriculum.  
  • Monster Mash



Hello Moretown Community,


‘Tiz I, The Book M0nster. I just wanted to pass along some information for David (our new teacher librarian) who is getting settled in the library. First, he wanted me to say thank you to the whole Moretown Community for being so warm and welcoming and that your kids are fantastic. He is loving the library and getting to work with all of the kids and classes.
    • In PK - 2 the kids have been working on getting to know the library. Where to find books, how to use shelf markers, how to checkout on their own and basic parts of a book. PK-2 has also done a mini author study of Jan thomas and her books as well as engaging in interactive read alouds, singing songs, rhyming words, the letter B for butterfly, counting to ten and of corse, bubbles. 
    • The songs we learned/sang were The Banana Song, Sleeping Bunnies, Head Shoulders knees and Toes and The Hokey Pokey.
    • Here are some of the books we have shared:


    • In Grades 3-6 the kids have been working on basic library operations as well as cooperative learning challenges. They have shared a couple of stories and interactive read alouds, the focus being on reading with expression. The 3rd graders are currently getting some additional lessons on chromebook use, digital citizenship and digital tools that will be ongoing throughout the year. The 4th -6th will be getting digital citizenship and digital tools lessons in the near future. 5th and 6th graders are also doing library Jeopardy.
    • Some of the books we've shared are:


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    • Lastly, the library could use your help in a few different areas ranging from shelving to displays and everything in between. If you have any extra time (even five or ten minutes helps before or after school) we would love to have you volunteer. If you have a weak spot and are open to bribes please let us know and we will do our best to entice you.

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    • Why is my child watching videos in French class?You may have heard from your child that they watched a video in French class. Videos are a wonderful tool for language acquisition. Language teachers call this “Movie Talk.”  When I show a video in class it is usually between 1 and 4 minutes and is always appropriate for their age. It is muted so I can narrate what is happening and ask the class questions. Action videos often have a lot of repetition so it is a great way for students to hear the same words repeatedly without getting bored.The 5th and 6th graders watched a video called Jurassic Parkour (a humorous plug for the latest Jurassic Park movie). The 3rd and 4th graders watched a Simon’s Cat video (Icecapade). The first and second graders will be watching a Simon’s Cat video as well. These can be found online but there are often advertisements on the side, something I avoid by using full screen. If your child wants to show you them I would suggest you supervise their search. It would be a great way for them to demonstrate to you what they can do with their French. Remember, however, that understanding comes before speaking so, though your child may not be able to narrate the story they can probably understand most or all of my narration.


  • Calendar Updates
    • School pictures: 10/1/18
    • Wednesday October 3 @ 4:30 join us for the Spaghetti dinner (funraiser for 6th grade trip)
    • Wednesday October 3 @ 5:30 Open House
    • Friday October 5- No School Inservice
    • Monday October 8- No School

PTO:

The Moretown PTO would like to thank all of our volunteers, donors and supporters that came out for Morefest last Saturday!  The beer tent fundraiser was a great success, we raised more than $1,500 towards future programs for our children!  We have an awesome community and it was so great to gather together to celebrate again this year.  
Looking for ways to get involved?  Come hang with the PTO at the Moretown School on September 25th for an Advisory Committee Meeting at 5:30  and a PTO meeting at 6:30.  Join us for one or for both!  Treats will be provided!  All are welcome and encouraged to attend!
Advisory Committee 5:30 p.m.
  • HUUSD  Community  Engagement  Update 
  • Mission  and  Vison 
  • Moretown  School  Video 
PTO    Meeting 6:30 p.m.
  • Budget Update 
  • Fundraising  Goals 
  • Grant  Report 
  • Current  Initiatives  

Don’t have time for an evening meeting but are interested in helping with an event or have a great fundraising idea?  Please email MoretownPTO@gmail.com with your idea or willingness to participate.  And please look to our facebook page for event and fundraising updates https://www.facebook.com/MoretownPTO/

Community Announcements:


  • Volunteer opportunity- Leaf Peeper's Race- Sunday 9/30--11-noon (1 hour). We need help with 2 water stations. These water stations are put together by the Harwood Boosters organization, who gives $ to Girls on the Run for scholarships.
    • If you and your child would like to help hand out water to runners for the 1 hour commitment, please contact Tammy Rost from the PTO @ tammyrostvt@gmail.com. Thanks!!
  • Cultivating Self-Regulation at Home workshop presentation by Vicki Hoefle
    • Tuesday, October 2nd
    • 6:00 - 7:30 PM
    • Waitsfield Elementary gym
    • Childcare will be provided.  
    • Please contact Korr@wwsu.org or call (802)496-3643 to reserve a childcare spot.

Middle School Volleyball Club
To avoid conflicts with soccer, the Middle School Volleyball Club now meets on Sundays (not Tuesdays). 
Place: Crossett Brook Middle School Gym
Day: Every Sunday until and including 10/28/18 
Time: 5-630pm
Who: All boys and girls in HUUSD, grades 5-8, are welcome

Contact Dona Culver at dculver@wwsu.org for more information

HUUSD School Board News: 

  • Next board meeting Sept 26, 6:00-9:00pm 

Friday, September 14, 2018

Moretown School Update September 14, 2018

School Notes:

  • We had our first safety drill this week.  I was so impressed with how well our staff explained it to our students in a way that met their developmental needs.  Everyone did a wonderful job practicing these protocols. While I am saddened that small children have to learn such things, in this day and age, it is important for us to keep everyone safe.
  • Open house is coming right up, on Wednesday October 3 at 5:30
  • Join us beforehand for a pasta dinner fundraiser for the 6th grade
    • Pasta dinner starts at 4:45- 
      • $5 per individual
      • $20 per family
    • We would love donations of:
      • plates, napkins, utensils, cups, Italian bread, and cash donations are always accepted and appreciated
      • Please bring all donated materials to Ms. Loretta in the Main Office

  • All that Jazz:

    • Hello All,

      Below are the dates for this year's district band and choral festivals. For band, it's just the 6th graders. For Choral, it's 5th/6th for Moretown.

      Band night 7 p.m. on 2/19 with 6th grade rehearsal from roughly 8 to 11 that day at Harwood.

      Choral festival is on 3/12 with rehearsal from 8 to 11 that day. Snow date scheduled for 3/13.

      Thanks for all you do to support our students' musical enrichment! Jeremy Hill

  • Calendar Updates/Reminders

    • Monday October 1- picture day
    • Wednesday October 3 @5:30 Open House
    • Wednesday October 3 @4:45 Pasta Dinner

PTO:


  • Join us at Morefest tomorrow!
  • Join us Tuesday Sept 25 for our PTO meeting!

Community Announcements:


  • Please note that the opportunities/events listed below are not specifically endorsed or screened by school staff. As always, families should use their own standards and review processes to determine appropriate activities.

    New Hours at Joslin Memorial Library  
    CLOSED on Tuesdays and OPEN on Fridays.
    New Hours: Monday and Wednesday: 10-6   
    Thursday and Friday: 12-6   
    Saturday 10-2
If anyone out there is wondering what Mr. Pierson is up to... check it out




Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Midweek Message

Hi all,

I have a couple of important items to share with you:



  • Vicki Hoefle is coming to Waitsfield to speak with parents.  Please join us.
    • Health Forms need to be filled out for each student and returned as soon as possible.  Click here or above for an electronic copy to print and complete.
    • The Annual Asbestos form is attached.
    • Consider subscribing to this blog to get automatic updates about school and local happenings.

    Don't forget about Morefest:

    Are you ready for one of the coolest events in our town?  If you’ve been to Morefest in previous years you know this is not an event to be missed.  If you haven’t been, what are you waiting for?
    Morefest is this Saturday September 15 from 4-dusk and will feature a bouncy house, face painting, rock climbing wall and kids games.
    Want to get your Christmas shopping started?  Favorite Moretown Artisan Sale artists will be on hand with incredible gifts (and some mind blowing discounts)!
    Like Cars? Car and antique tractor show!
    Dinner?  No problem!  We’ve got you covered with Hot Dogs, Pizza and Dessert for sale!
    Adult Beverage?  Yup, we’ve got a Craft Beer tent with Otter Creek and the Shed brews and all proceeds will benefit the PTO and future amazing events for the kiddos!
    Do you miss Mr. Pierson?  You heard it here, Scared by Dolls will be playing!
    Oh and we should probably mention the FIREWORKS!!!!!!  This firework show might be the best in Morefest history!

    Come on down support our school, engage with our incredible community and have a great time doing it!

    Friday, September 7, 2018

    Moretown School Update Septmber 7, 2018



    What a great week it has been.  In many ways it's hard for me to believe it was only our second week together as a community.  I feel like I have already learned so many things, experienced so many acts of kindness, and seen so many smiles. 

    Enjoy your weekend! 

    School Notes:

    • PowerSchool is still in the testing phase.  It will be up and running very soon.  Please contact Loretta if there are updates to information that needs to happen now (ie. new phone number, new email address, new emergency contact).  

    • Bataille Bulletin: 

    • All that Jazz:

      • Hello 4th grade Parents! 

        This year your child can choose to play a band instrument in school. Our district has a great band program that continues through 12th grade, and I strongly encourage all students to participate in this unique learning opportunity! 

        The instruments we offer at the elementary level are: ClarinetClarinetFlute, FluteTrumpetTrumpetTromboneTromboneBaritone HornBaritone Horn (or euphonium) and Mallet PercussionMallet Percussion. Please click on the links above to watch examples of each with your child to help them make an informed choice. 

        Ellis Music is hosting an "Instrument Night" for families of all Valley schools on Monday, September 10th at 6 p.m. at the Waitsfield Elementary School. At this event, Ellis will be able to answer your questions and help you place an order for instrument rentals. You can also complete a rental agreement online and Ellis will bring your instrument to this event for you to pick up. Detailed rental information is available on the Ellis Music website by clicking the link above. 
        beyond the school day. Students will receive weekly instruction during the week (at no cost) and they are expected to maintain a consistent practice routine at home. I recommend a minimum frequency of three to five practice sessions per week to start. 

        I'm looking forward to a great year of instrumental learning! 

        Please be in touch with your questions. 

        Jeremy Hill

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    • Calendar Updates

      • Mark your Calendar: Picture Day- with EmberPhoto will be on Monday October 1, 2018.
        • Retakes will be Monday October 29, 2018.  
      • Open House will be on Wednesday October 3, 2018 at 5:30.
        • Come early for the Pasta dinner hosted by the 5/6 grades.

    PTO:


    • The Moretown PTO is a volunteer run organization that sponsors programs and events to provide additional opportunities outside of the classroom for students, teachers and families to learn, socialize, communicate and grow.  Programs include: The Moretown Elementary School Winter Sports Program, where students in 1st-6th grades travel each week to Sugarbush to learn or enhance their skiing or snowboarding skills; a community Halloween party; hosting Troy Wonderlee's Big Top circus which engages students with a week long circus workshop topped off by an energizing and impressive student performance; a day at the Waterbury Ice Rink... and much more!
    • Check us out on Facebook
    • The Moretown PTO now has an AMAZON Smile account... when you purchase things through AMAZON under our account, the PTO earns a little each time.  Check it out at:  https://smile.amazon.com/ch/82-5308952
    • The next PTO meeting will be on Tuesday September 18 at 6:30pm.

    Community Announcements:


    Please note that the opportunities/events listed below are not specifically endorsed or screened by school staff. As always, families should use their own standards and review processes to determine appropriate activities.

    New Hours at Joslin Memorial Library  
    CLOSED on Tuesdays and OPEN on Fridays.
    New Hours: Monday and Wednesday: 10-6   
    Thursday and Friday: 12-6   
    Saturday 10-2

    Fencing Instruction Mondays and Wednesdays Sept. 10 - Oct. 156:30 PM-8:00 PM (no class Monday Oct. 8 due to Holiday) at Moretown Elementary School Gymnasium. Student (grade 5-12) cost is $50.00 - All others cost is $125.00. (EACH Fencer also needs to complete the yearly USFA $10 membership). Equipment is provided. For more information visit: https://sites.google.com/site/midvtfencing/
    All HUUSD staff could participate at $75!

    Car Wash Boy Scout Troop 700 will hold a car wash and interior cleaning September 9, 11:30-4:30, at the Waitsfield School.  SUV wash is $15, interior and wash is $30, and interior only is $20.  Car wash is $15, interior and wash is $25,  and interior only is $15.

     Middle School Volleyball Club   Tuesdays, 230 until 4pm. Starting 9/11 and running through and including 10/30. Come learn about and practice the basic skills and rules of the game. Look forward to possibly forming a team in march to compete in a league against other area middle schools. All boys and girls in HUUSD welcome.Best to wear athletic clothes and sneakers. Adult volunteers needed.Please email Dona Culver at dculver@wwsu.org if interested in participating or volunteering.

    Learn to Lead  Learn how you can make a difference in your state government, girls grades 4-8, September 22, at the Vermont State House.  This is a girl scout event, but no previous girl scout experience is required. For details and free registration, visit girlscoutsgwm.org/LearnToLeadVT or call 8880474-9686.

    Stowe & Mad River Dance Academy - Offering dance lessons to young children and teens in Stowe & Waitsfield, Vermont. Classes begin Tuesday September 4th. Such classes as Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Hip Hop, Lyrical, Modern, Creative Dance + MORE are offered Information & registration at www.stowedance.com - 802.253.5151. A schedule is also available here: https://www.stowedance.com/schedule

    Mad Dash  5K & 10K Road Race, 5K Fitness Walk and free kids' fun run, October 7, 10am start, Meadow Road.  For more information and registration visit:  www.madriverpath.com

    HUUSD School Board News:


    https://wwsu.org/huusd-board


    Saturday, September 1, 2018

    Moretown School Update August 31, 2018



    Greetings families and community,

    We had an awesome fist week of school!  I have a lot to share, but most of all I want to thank all of you for sharing your children with us.  The very best part of my week was Friday morning when I was greeting students at the front door.  I was celebrating the fact that it was Friday as it was a full and wonderful week.  One student looked at me and replied, "I wish it was Tuesday."  Admittedly I was surprised, so I asked why.  She responded, "It went by so fast, I just want to do it again."  Now there's a kid who loves it here as much as I do... and luckily for her and me, we get to do it all again next week.

    I hope you all have a wonderful long weekend, enjoying the warm weather, time with each other and all that the community has to offer.


    School notes: 
    • Calendar Updates
      • Picture Day- October 1
      • retakes Oct 29
    • The Monster Mash
    Library news from The Book M0nster




      Greetings Parents, Guardians and Families,

      I am The Book M0nster. I help David (the new Teacher Librarian) in the library. Every now and again I will be passing along information. In that vein…

      Do you like warm, cozy, comfortable spaces? How about music and order or numbers and letters? Or better yet books, glorious books! If so we have an amazing opportunity for you.

      Today we are looking for volunteers who would like to help in the library. As one of the heart centers of the school it is important that we keep materials up to date and out on the shelves as quickly as possible. By doing this we can get more books and materials into the hands of kids quickly. Since David will be in and out of the library teaching classes one of the most helpful supports would be to have a few people who would like to be responsible for shelving books and keeping order in the library. You would be trained in how to do this and perhaps even be bribed with chocolate.

      If this is an opportunity you would like to take advantage of please email David or The Book Monster at dgreen-leibovitz@wwsu.org Training will be held in the Moretown School Library on Thursday September 13th from 8:00am-9:00am (it will most likely not take the whole time) and again in the afternoon from 2:30pm-3:30pm. If you are interested but neither of these times work for you please contact us and we will work something else out.

      Lastly, if you have never volunteered before at the Moretown School there is a process you need to go through at the district office (background check and fingerprints). While this might be more time consuming or seem silly to you please know that the library and the school as a whole is committed to the social, emotional, academic and physical safety of the kids which is why this process is in place. You can contact Laura Titus at the district office at 803-583-7953.

      Have a fantastic day,
      David and The Book M0nster

    • All that Jazz:
    Hello 4th grade Parents! 

    This year your child can choose to play a band instrument in school. Our district has a great band program that continues through 12th grade, and I strongly encourage all students to participate in this unique learning opportunity! 
    The instruments we offer at the elementary level are: ClarinetClarinetFlute, FluteTrumpetTrumpetTromboneTromboneBaritone HornBaritone Horn (or euphonium) and Mallet PercussionMallet Percussion. Please click on the links above to watch examples of each with your child to help them make an informed choice. 
    Ellis Music is hosting an "Instrument Night" for families of all Valley schools on Monday, September 10th at 6 p.m. at the Waitsfield Elementary School. At this event, Ellis will be able to answer your questions and help you place an order for instrument rentals. You can also complete a rental agreement online and Ellis will bring your instrument to this event for you to pick up. Detailed rental information is available on the Ellis Music website by clicking the link above. 
    beyond the school day. Students will receive weekly instruction during the week (at no cost) and they are expected to maintain a consistent practice routine at home. I recommend a minimum frequency of three to five practice sessions per week to start. 
    I'm looking forward to a great year of instrumental learning! 
    Please be in touch with your questions. 
    Jeremy Hill




    PTO News;

    A boxtop collection box is up and ready for your donations.  Box tops for education can be found on numerous products that you may buy everyday.  By just clipping that little coupon out you earn 10 cents for our school.  


    Community Announcements:

    Moretown Public Library:
    Take Our Community Survey!
    There is still time to share your thoughts with us. Follow the link below and tell us about you, your town use, your ides for the community and the library. Deadline to participate is September 15th. Paper copies are also available at the Moretown library if you prefer to use a pencil. Link to survey: https://goo.gl/forms/yaVQlWu1SA3tWEAr2  Thank you for your time and thoughtful feedback!
    Fencing Club at Moretown School:
    Greetings!
    I hope everyone is doing well.
    I wanted to let you know that we will be bringing Fencing Instruction back to Moretown in September!  As always, this is a low cost physical/mental activity for the Students in our communities.  I continually see Students participate in Fencing who generally don't involve themselves with other sports or activities.  I do sincerely appreciate your assistance in getting the word out to our Students, Families and Staff via any means you may have available.  Here are the particulars:

    Mondays and Wednesdays Sept. 10 - Oct. 15. 6:30 PM-8:00 PM (no class Monday Oct. 8 due to Holiday) at Moretown Elementary School Gymnasium. Student (grade 5-12) cost is $50.00 - All others cost is $125.00. (EACH Fencer also needs to complete the yearly USFA $10 membership). Equipment is provided. For more information visit: https://sites.google.com/site/midvtfencing/
    All HUUSD staff could participate at $75!
    Thanks again for getting the word out early and often!  Let me know if you have any questions.
    Keith "Digger" Puffer




    HUUSD Board News: 

     Sept 5 Middle School Visioning Presentation and Forum

    YOU ARE INVITED! Middle School Visioning Presentation and Forum

    When:  September 5th
    Where: Harwood Union High School Auditorium
    Time:   6:00 p.m.

    The HUUSD Board would like to cordially invite all members of the HUUSD community to a presentation and forum on September 5th at 6:00 p.m. in the Harwood auditorium. The goal of the forum is for community members to actively participate in reviewing the outcomes of the middle school visioning workshop held on June 21st.  The HUUSD Board and Administration hope attendees will come prepared to view a presentation, ask questions, and provide feedback as the district moves forward with renovating Harwood and launching the school into the 21st Century!






    Sunday, August 26, 2018

    Moretown School Update August 26, 2018


    Greetings from Moretown School,

    As a young child, my absolute favorite smell was the waft of waxy goodness when I opened a new box of crayons.  I still feel a sense of excitement when I smell that smell.  The little box (or big box if I was really lucky) was a box of whole new beginnings- new creations, new colors, new drawings, new activities.

    As I reflect on my excitement for tomorrow, I am filled with many of the same feelings.  Something new is starting, and what an adventure it is sure to be.

    I hope you all had a chance to read my Welcome Letter today, I have added it to the link above as well for further reference as it contains many links within it.

    I have a few more important pieces of information to share with you on this first day eve:


    • Other business:
      • Normally, I will be sending blog posts out on Fridays.  I gave myself a little more time this week so as not to have to send out more than one.
    • School notes:
      •  Ally Bataille, our Health and PE teacher has asked me to send out a Bataille Bulletin (that name might not stick):
        • Please make sure your child(ren) have sneakers for school.  This will ensure their readiness for PE classes, but also may increase activity and healthy habits.  
        • If you have extra sneakers, outgrown or otherwise, at home that you don't need anymore, Ally is happy to collect them for use at school.
      • On time arrival is so important for your child(ren) to have a full day of learning and connecting.  Please plan to have your child(ren) no later than 7:40am.
    • Calendar updates
      • Please mark your calendar for The Moretown School Open House that will be held on Wednesday October 3, 2018 at 5:30pm.
    • PTO
      • The PTO is up and running.  Please see this website for PTO information which will be updated as we go.  The PTO notes are current on this page.
    • BUS
      • Bus routes have been published on the HUUSD website (and are current above).  Moretown will have 3 bus routes this year- bus #19, #20 and #21.  
      • Please complete this form if you haven't already to confirm where your child goes after school.
    • Community
      • Morefest is almost here.  Come join us on Saturday, September 15, 2018.
      • As many of you know there is a vacancy on the HUUSD Schoolboard, and they are in need of representation from Moretown.  





  • The HUUSD Board is looking for interested community members willing to serve as a Moretown representative to the board from the date of appointment expected to be September 19, 2018, until Town Meeting Day in March 2019. At Town Meeting in March 2019, Moretown will elect a member to fill the unexpired term through March 2021.





  • All interested parties should submit a written letter of interest, stating reason they would like to serveand what experience and skills they may bring to the board, to the HUUSD Board Chair, ChristineSullivan, at csullivan@wwsu.org and to Superintendent Brigid Nease at bnease@wwsu.org no later than close of day on Monday, September 10 th .

      • Community Engagement: see below
        • Aug 29 Event - Public Voice in School Governance
          • How should the public be involved in school board decision-making? How do we make one community out of six towns? How can the school board find out what the community feels about any given topic — now and into the future?
          • The school board has recently hired consultants* to help answer these questions and more. Our first step is a one-hour kick-off conversation on August 29th in the Harwood Library at 6pm. Pizza and childcare will be provided. 
          • The 6pm event is designated specifically for the consultants to hear from the public about their hopes, dreams, concerns, and expectations for community engagement with the school board. After a short break, the consultants will have a similar session with school board members. Public is welcome to stay to observe that session as well.





    That's it for today.  

    Have a wonderful evening and first week of school!

    Best,

    Mandy Couturier

    Tuesday, July 31, 2018

    Moretown School Update July 31, 2018





    Greetings to the Moretown families and community,

    I am struck daily at what a wonderful and friendly community I have been lucky enough to join.  I have been watching the MECA camp engage kids all over the building and grounds in the most respectful and cool ways.  I swear, almost every one of them have come through the office to say "hi." What a kind bunch.




    I have been keeping a bulleted list on my desk of all the things I want to share with folks, and as August is on the horizon-quite literally with the sun rising tomorrow, here are some highlights to get us started:
    • We have some new faces around here... I am not the only one. Please join me in welcoming:
      • Our new pre-K teacher Heather Von Trapp 
      • Our new Interventionist Kathy Haskell 
      • Our new Librarian and Tech Integrationist David Green-Leibovitz
      • Our new 3/4 teacher Stefanie Clymer
    • There are no Calendar updates:
      • Reminder: The first day of school for all students in HUUSD is Monday August 27, 2018.  We look forward to seeing everyone then.
    • Fingerprinting
      • ALL coaches, volunteers, and chaperones will need a background and records check in order to work or volunteer at MES or accompany children on field trips
        If you know in advance that you will be volunteering in ANY capacity during the year it would make sense to get the background check done as soon as possible e.g. classroom volunteers, ski program, field trips, etc.  The process could take 3-6 weeks, and sometimes longer.  The steps to do so are:
        1. Call Laura Titus at HHUSD Central Office @ 583-7953 to make an appointment. All inquiries about the process go to ltitus@wwsu.org.
        2. Be prepared to:
          1. Bring two forms of ID.
          2. A check made payable to HUUSD for $12.00 (or the exact change)
          3. Next you will make an appointment to be fingerprinted at the Sheriff’s office (you will need two forms of ID there also).
          4. Fingerprints cost $25.

        If you were background checked and fingerprinted during the 2017-18 school year you do not need to do it again. If not, then summer is a good time to get this done so you're ready for the start of the school year.
    • PTO Update (much more to come)
      • We are collecting Box Tops for Education this year.
        • Snip them from food/product packaging and send them in with your student.  We will have a collection receptacle in the area of the main office soon.  
    • HUUSD Bus schedules will come home first week of school
      • We will be asking families for regular schedule for students for a regular week
        • We will have a paper copy or an electronic copy of each student's regular schedule to and from school.  
        • I know fall schedules are falling into order as the weeks go on.  Our goal is to have a posted schedule for each class by week 2.
      • Drop off/pick up
        • Quick reminder: A student may be picked up from school only by a parent unless otherwise noted.  We need written permission.
        • Parents please take a moment to communicate any restrictions about pick-ups as well.
    A more in-depth newsletter is to come with far more information, but I wanted to reach out and say Happy (almost) August! You will be hearing from classroom teachers/teams soon as well outlining essential information for the 2018-2019 school year.  I am also in the process of updating the Moretown Student Handbook and will upload that live link above as soon as it is complete.

    Best, 
    Mandy Couturier