Friday, October 15, 2021

MES Open House 2021


Welcome to the Moretown School Virtual Open House!

Classroom updates will find their way to you via SeeSaw or email, but here are some awesome highlights from the other spots where our students are learning!

Intervention here.

French here

Art here


Wellness here


Have a great night,



Bobcat Bulletin 10/15/2021


Another new ECO friend

School News:

Open House is virtual this year and will be coming from teachers via SeeSaw or email.  I will be sending out a separate message with links for specials/arts.  Please take a look with your child(ren). There are so many awesome things going on here at Moretown School!!

I Heart Art

Notes from the Health Office 

1. Please call the nurse if your child has an injury or other condition that requires a change in or adaptation of activity, including if they need to use an assistive device such as a brace or crutches. We need to make sure that all appropriate staff are informed of any changes that need to be made to keep the child safe and help them heal (such as changes to PE or recess activities). 

2. If your child needs medication in school, please bring it to school yourself - do not send it in with the child unless you have discussed this in advance with the school nurse or principal. The nurse needs to verify the medication, dose, and amount submitted and there is paperwork that needs to be completed by parents for all medications that need to be given or applied in school. We are happy to do a hand off during the morning drop off. Mandy will be out there!

FYI:  On Friday 10/15/21, we learned about a person in our learning community with Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) at Moretown Elementary School affecting 3rd/4th grade classrooms. 

Additionally, Bus 10 AM route (elementary only) and 10 PM route (elementary only) are impacted.

Read the full letter.

ECO this week

Kindergarten had an Apple-licious ECO this week:

We collected apples for squirrels and raced to collect them during a game of squirrels and foxes. 

Grounding ourselves to the earth

Our engineers problem solved how to move apples without touching them with their hands

An apple hammock

design and test phase


PTO News

PTO will be hosting a Halloween pit-stop outside of Moretown School on Sunday October 31 from 5:00-7:00.  🎃 Also we will be collecting candy donations to be distributed to the village neighbors to pass out to our trick-or-treaters. Please drop candy with Mandy in the morning :)

Community News/Opportunities

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.

Looking for kids’ clothing, shoes/boots, winter gear, strollers, baby gear, maternity clothing, toys or books?

Come shop and support The Children’s Room in our annual Tag Sale fundraiser! 

Friday October 15th, 3:00 - 6:00 pm
Saturday October 16th, 8:00 am - 1:00 pm

Wesley United Methodist Church, 56 South Main in Waterbury. Shoppers must wear a mask and the number of people in the building may be staggered.

Contact with any questions.

The Children's Room Tag Sale Flyer

School Board Updates

Friday, October 8, 2021

Bobcat Bulletin 10/7/21

A new ECO friend!

School News:

We had another great week this week!
Remember we have no school on Friday 10/8/21 for teacher inservice and no school on 10/11/21 to celebrate Indigenous People's Day. Enjoy the beautiful long weekend.

Musical Notes

5th/6th graders checking out Mr.Hill's stand-up bass

Check out Madame's new blog!  It is beautiful!

I Heart Art
3rd/4th graders worked with metal this week working on design, texture, balance and color:

ECO this week

1st/2nd graders made natural art inspired by Andy Goldsworthy

PTO News

The next PTO meeting will be on Tuesday October 12 at 6:00 at the Moretown School.

Community News/Opportunities

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.

Activities Offered through Moretown Library:
Town Hall Community Conversation
In person: Sunday, October 17th, 4-5:30pm
Virtual: Thursday, October 21st, 7-8pm
Take this opportunity to give input on the work of the Town Hall Committee, and ways we can revitalize this historic building into an inclusive community space. Login info for our virtual session can be found on our calendar of events on the library's website.

The Great Pumpkin Walk
Halloween, 1pm-8pm
The library is excited to once again invite all goblins, ghosts and other characters of the night to a special Story and Pumpkin walk happening at the Rec Fields. Read the story and view your neighbors' carved creation anytime from 1pm until 8pm, with the Jack O'Lanterns lighting up when trick or treating begins in the Village. We would also love to display any of your pumpkin creations, more details on how to donate coming soon.

October 13, 2021, 6:30-7:45  Girl climbing on a wall supported by father

Your Child’s Development in the Early Years – Milestones and More!

Do you wonder how your child is doing developmentally? Curious about how to support your child’s development? We’ll look at some common milestones and resources for tracking development. Participants can share how they support their child’s development across domains.


Register now! Email Dori Oatley at to receive more information and the Zoom link to attend!

Hello friends -
We hope all is well with everyone.

We are reaching out to let you know that we have scheduled another one of our Outdoor Portrait Day events on Saturday 10/16 in E. Warren, VT, as well as one in Montpelier on Sunday 10/17…and we’d love to see you there! Please follow the links below to sign-up and for more info. Please feel free to reach out if you have any questions or ideas to share. We are also available for more customized photo sessions at your home, on our property and outdoor studio in Moretown, or just about anywhere you have in mind. 

We’d also greatly appreciate your help in spreading the word. (Feel free to share our facebook event links below).

Thanks so much,
Brian and Emily

by Ember Photography

Saturday, October 16, 2021@ Rootswork Community Garden at East Warren Community Market 

Sunday October 17, 2021 @ North Branch Nature Center - Montpelier, VT


Contact: Brian Mohr and Emily Johnson / EmberPhoto
text/cell 802-989-0570

Brian Mohr & Emily Johnson
Ember Photography
a: 514 Howes Rd. ~ 
Moretown, VT 05660

The Waitsfield Children's Center (WCC) is proud to announce that Mountainfilm on Tour is returning to the Valley! This event brings a selection of culturally rich, adventure-packed and incredibly inspiring documentary films curated from the Mountainfilm festival held every Memorial Day weekend in Telluride, Colorado. The tour will visit Waitsfield at the Big Picture Theater & Cafe for one COVID-friendly drive-in showing on Saturday, October 16th with films that explore the themes connected to Mountainfilm's mission: using the power of film, art and ideas to inspire audiences to create a better world.

Tickets are sold by the car for this drive-in event and are on sales now at Don't wait! This event sells out every year.
Parking is general admission and begins at 5PM. The show kicks off at 7 pm.
Come early to enjoy the party. Food and drink will be available from Big Picture Cafe

Announcing FREE Fall Weekly OUTDOOR Programs with the Children’s Room!

NATURE EXPLORATIONS: Tuesdays, 10-11:30 am @ various trailheads in the area. Get outside for some fresh air and fun! Every week we go to a different trailhead or natural area to explore and connect with the natural world and with each other. Activities are hands-on and facilitated by an instructor. Ages 0-6 and carriers are helpful for little ones! Email to sign up.

MUSIC & MOVEMENT: Wednesdays, 10:30-11:30 @ Rusty Parker Memorial Park in Waterbury. Ready for some singing, moving & playing? Come join us for Music & Movement! We begin by singing songs and moving together and allow time at the end to play on the swings and slide, as well as time for parents to socialize too! Ages 0-6 and the program is weather dependent. The calendar will be updated the morning of by 8:00 am for weather cancellations.

PLAYGROUND MEET UPS: Thursdays @ Brookside Primary School, 4:00-5:30 pm and Sundays @ different playgrounds in Central Vermont, 10:00-11:30 am. We are doing weekly meet ups at playgrounds for  families to spend time together outside and play! Come to the wonderful Brookside Primary School playground on a weekday afternoon and on the weekend, visit a different playground each week. Check the calendar for weekend location announcements every Friday. To-go snacks provided too!

BABY CIRCLE: Thursdays, 1:00-2:00 pm. This informal, drop-in, weekly meet-up group is for pregnant or postpartum parents & caregivers. Join us for connection and theme-based discussions via Zoom. Pre-register with Hillary at or 802-371-5961

MORNING STROLLER WALK/RUN: Fridays, 9:30 am. Meet up at Rusty Parker Memorial Park in Waterbury Village to do a walk or a short run around town. Strollers or carriers are best for littles! 

Check out our website at, facebook or email for more information or to join our mailing list.

What and where is the Children’s Room? 

The Children's Room is a free playspace for children ages 0-6, parents, grandparents and caretakers in Brookside Primary School in Waterbury. Our space is not yet open due to covid concerns, but we are very hopeful that we will be able to go in at some point this school year.  In the meantime, we are doing outdoor playgroups! The Children’s Room supports families with young children by providing a space to build an informal network of peers, access local resources, and the ability to visit a free, fun and safe place to socialize! Children, parents, grandparents and caregivers come to "the room" to play, meet people, share stories, familiarize themselves with a school setting, better understand childhood development, and get to know the Central Vermont community!

Musical Munchkins with Miss Andrea: Pumpkins, Pirates and Dinosaurs; Click here to find out more

School Board Updates