November, 2016 

Dear Lamoille North Supervisory Union Family, 

As I reflect over the Holiday, I write to express my gratitude to all who help make Lamoille North a wonderful place to teach, learn and share ideas. I consider myself fortunate to serve our schools as your Superintendent. 

I am grateful to our School Boards for their wisdom and leadership on behalf of all students. You give selflessly of your time, skills and talents, so all students have opportunities to learn and grow. 

Thank you to our parents and guardians for having faith in Lamoille North Supervisory Union Schools and for entrusting us with your wonderful children.

They come with strong values, curiosity, respect, tolerance, and appreciation. 

Thank you to our many school professionals, who serve in all capacities, and the Central Office team for your dedication to educational and organizational excellence. You strive to meet every expectation to create equity, access and opportunities for all of our students. I am humbled by your expertise and depth of knowledge. 

And finally, I am so grateful for our talented, athletic, creative, inquisitive, optimistic and resilient students who inspire me everyday. 

During this time, I encourage you to be inspired by the season of giving with acts of kindness and grace. As always, I am available to support you, whether that is having a conversation in my office or in town, or via email or telephone.   My best to you,


Catherine Gallagher, M.Ed.

Superintendent of Schools

Lamoille North Supervisory Union


From the Principal

Thanksgiving Lunch Success!

We had another successful Thanksgiving Grandparent’s Lunch!  We served over 220 grandparents.  Thanks to all the grandparents who took the time to come enjoy lunch.  Pictured below is some of our Kindergarteners with the food that was generously donated by our grandparents.  The food was brought to Lamoille Community Food Share.

Permanent After School arrangement changes.

If you need to change your student’s after school arrangements, PLEASE send it in in WRITING.  A copy needs to get filed AND a copy needs to go to the teacher, and sometimes, our After School Program.  If a message is left in our voicemail, then there is not a hard copy that can be referenced.  Thank you.

Mrs. Gardiner’s 4th grade class and Mrs. Tatro’s 6th grade class sort compost to determine solid waste impact.  They will use data to inform the community on the amount of waste at lunch and to strategize for improvement.

After School Program

The After School Program will be Closed Thursday, December 15th. Now that basketball season is starting, after Thanksgiving break - please pick your children up in the Front Lobby.Any questions, call Jean or Katie or email us!  

Music News

K-3 Winter Celebration Concert

The Winter Celebration Concert for grades K-3 will be on Thursday, December 22nd at the Lamoille Union High School Auditorium.  The concert begins at 6pm.  Please have your children there by 5:30. Come support all our students hard work!


Festival of Lights Parade

The Festival of Lights Parade in Morrisville is Saturday, December 3rd and the HPES 5/6 Band will be marching in it again!  Students will meet in the People's Academy parking lot at 3 and march down to the Oxbow Field at 3:30.  Come on out and support us!

Café Night

Cafe Night is happening twice this year!  The first one is Tuesday, December 13th starting at 4:00pm here in the gym.   Come check out artist’s work and the Chorus!  Come support the arts!

Fiddle Concert

The Hyde Park Opera House is hosting the Vermont Fiddle Orchestra Winter Concert on Sunday, December 4th at 2:00pm.  Admission is $10 for all adults, $5 for students and preschoolers are free.  The concert will benefit the Second Congregational Church of Hyde Park.  For more information, call Beth at 888-556.  

VFO website:  www.vtfiddleorchestra.org.


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. 

HPES Mentoring Program

The Hyde Park Youth Mentoring Program needs adult mentors.  The mission of the Hyde Park Youth Mentoring Program is to provide positive role models who will support and nurture young persons’ social development, personal growth, and in turn, academic success.  Mentors guide youth toward positive choices through one-on-one sustained relationships.  Mentoring only occurs at school while school is in session.  If you are interested in making a difference by becoming a mentor in our community, please contact Mentoring Program Coordinator Jeff Beattie at 802-371-7491.  If you feel your child could benefit by being mentored call Courtney Close at HPES at 888-2237 ext. 1049.

Upcoming Events

NO SCHOOL – Thanksgiving Recess

     November 23-25

Festival of Lights Parade – Morrisville

     Saturday, December 3rd 3:30pm

Early Release – 11:30 am dismissal; Inservice

     Friday, December 9th

Café Night – HPES Gym

     Tuesday, December 13th 4:00pm

NO After School Program

     Thursday, December 15th

K-3 Winter Celebration Concert - LUHS

     Thursday, December 22nd 6:00 pm

Early Release – 11:30 am dismissal

     Friday, December 23rd

NO SCHOOL – December Break

     December 26-January 2