From the Principal

3SquaresVT Replacement Benefits Due to Power Outage

With the recent winter storm leaving many Vermonters without power for various amounts of time, it is important to remember that 3SquaresVT households may be eligible for replacement benefits if food they bought with their benefits spoils due to loss of electricity for four hours or more.  

If you hear from Vermonters in this situation, please let them know they must request replacement benefits within 10 days of the loss, either orally (by calling 1-800-479-6151 or visiting the local district office) or in writing to the local district office.

More information about replacement benefits can be found here: http://vermontfoodhelp.com/more-resources/replacement-benefits.  Please contact me at asmith-dieng@hungerfreevt.org with any additional questions you may have.

Mrs. Hazard’s 5/6 class took a recent field trip to Hannafords to shop for food for an African feast they prepared today.

 

Parking at Pick Up Time

Please be aware that as the snow is piling up, parking at pick up time is becoming difficult.  Parking is allowed on the left side from the crosswalk back to Depot St.  For those who are parking on the right side by the gym – you MUST leave the lane wide enough for our bus drivers to be comfortable enough to drive through.  The bus drivers have been saying there have been only inches to spare.  If they don’t dare to drive through, the cars on the right WILL be asked to move.  Thank you.


Winter Christmas Concert

The time has arrived; the concert is here!  Wednesday, December 17th at 6pm, Grades K-2.  Teachers will be ready to take students no earlier than 5:45pm.  Concert attire is nice school clothes or dressier clothes.  Festive is good but please leave any headgear and jingly jewelry at home.  Please check with your child’s teacher for specifics.  (It was stated in earlier NewsFlash editions that the Pre-K would be part of the concert.  However, this is not the case; Pre-K will not be participating.) 


From the Nurse 

The holidays are a fun time but also a time we traditionally have a lot of food choices in front of us.  There are many experts who have great tips for enjoying this season without overeating.  Here are some tips that can work for kids and adults from registered dietician Monica Holt, MS of Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital in Stanford.

·      Eat a healthy meal prior to a party so you are likely to avoid overindulging.  Kids often do well with a healthy snack before parties or outings to counteract the effect of unfamiliar meal times and food choices

·      Put the candy bowl and sweets out of sight rather than keeping them on the counter.  Instead try a bowl of fruit.

·      Keep your portion sizes small and try to eat mostly healthy items.

·      Don’t deny yourself or your children sweets, just include them in moderation.

·      Encourage your child to participate in choosing food for his or her plate using the guidelines above.

·      Don’t slack off on your exercise program during the holidays and take the kids with you whenever possible.




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