Thank you to everyone who came to help us this past weekend with a few projects around the grounds. We appreciated everyone’s help to get the trails ready for fall with mulch, the front of the building was beautified with some new plantings, we planted a tree outback near the playground, and cleaned up the gardens. We appreciate all the parents, friends, community members and students who came together to make this happen. The spaces all look great.
A special thank you goes to the Vermont Nursery and Landscape Association who supported VUES via the Vermont Blooms Initiative. A big thank you to Gabe and Tristan Bushey of Crafted Landscapes and Kristina MacKulin of Greenworks Vermont for supporting Vergennes Union Elementary School as the first school in the state to benefit from this program. You may have seen Gabe on WCAX in a news story (https://www.wcax.com/2020/10/16/volunteers-to-beautify-vt-communities-saturday/). This came about because of community interest in supporting us as a space and institution. We thank these community members for recognizing the merits to supporting us in direct ways that help ameliorate the aesthetics via service and donations. Thank you again to everyone who committed time and labor to this endeavor from our community including staff members who supported this endeavor directly - Robyn Newton, Lynne Rapoport, Sharon Cram, and Heather Racine.
It’s been a good week here in the building. Thank you to everyone who is following the guidelines and guidance from the state including mask wearing, social distancing and travel restrictions. It’s all a challenge, but it is truly an act of empathy to act on another’s behalf to be successful as a community.
- Matthew DeBlois, Principal
Note from the School Nurse
If you have any questions regarding COVID-19 or whether your child should be at school, please call or email the school nurse Allison Vigne at [email protected], 877-3761 ext 207. If your child is sent home from school ill or is absent due to illness, you must call the school nurse prior to your child returning to school. There is a common algorithm that medical providers and school nurses are using to determine when ill students should return to school, for the safety of all students and staff.
"The mission of Vergennes Union Elementary School is to engage our children, families, and community in the lifelong process of learning through exposure to: a rich and challenging curriculum, a skilled, qualified staff, and a safe, nurturing environment in which students will become caring and creative contributors to the diversity of their community and emotionally and academically prepared for the challenges of the future."
"We envision a kind, collaborative, and creative community for all that nurtures a diverse and accessible learning environment. Students will flourish as critical thinkers and productive citizens, cultivating resilience in an ever-changing world."