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Ludlow Elementary School Featured in Forest Days Case Studies

posted Sep 14, 2017, 5:43 AM by Diana Chimbolo LE STA

Prepared for Antioch University New England and the Wellborn Ecology Fund by PEER Associates with primary author Amy Powers, August 2017.  
"....Many people know Ludlow, a town of about 2000 in south central Vermont, as the home of Okemo Mountain ski resort. There’s a smaller (both in number and stature) group of people who know it as the home of Dirt City. “Discovered” by a pair of local kindergarteners, the main attraction at Dirt City is not a ski hill, but a giant pine tree, whose tipped-up root ball stands 10-12 feet high, with a gully and a trickle of water running beneath. Every Friday, the townspeople of Dirt City, Ludlow’s kindergarten and first graders, spend the school day running along the length of that downed pine tree, dodging in and out of the branches, spotting woodland neighbors, all the while solving problems together, reading and writing, and
learning the difference between a risk and a hazard. According one of their teachers,

 "They really believe Forest Friday is their world, and their classroom. I try to make the [indoor] classroom theirs, but in their mind it’s still mine, not theirs. They join me in the classroom, but out there, in Dirt City, they have ownership. They find these places and they name these places."

These young Vermonters are taking part in an emerging wave of Forest Days programs cropping up across Vermont and New Hampshire. While playing and learning in the woods is still a novel concept in today’s schools, in Vermont it is a time honored tradition almost as old as the hills themselves....."

Read the entire case study here

Phone number changes

posted Mar 31, 2017, 7:00 AM by Diana Chimbolo LE STA

Please make a note that the Elementary school phone number is now 875-5151.  The school nurse's number is 875-5102.  
The Black River High School numbers have also changed - the main number is 875-4721 and the HS School Based clinician is now 875-4744.

A Letter from the Principal

posted Mar 6, 2017, 8:18 AM by Diana Chimbolo LE STA   [ updated Mar 6, 2017, 8:23 AM ]

Ludlow Elementary Students Participate in Annual Christmas Program

posted Dec 7, 2016, 4:23 AM by Diana Chimbolo LE STA

Area elementary, middle school, and high school students will participate in the annual "Community Christmas Celebration" on Friday, December 16 at 7 PM in the Ludlow Town Hall Auditorium.  Students have traditionally offered choral and band music for this program.  Sponsored by FOLA (Friends of Ludlow Auditorium), the event will also include a brief playlet and several holiday songs by area residents.  The celebration traditionally concludes with a group sing-along led by elementary school students. It's free and open to everyone. For information, call 802-228-7239.

Scholastic BookFair

posted Nov 22, 2016, 6:54 AM by Diana Chimbolo LE STA

The Ludlow Elementary School Fall Scholastic Book Fair will be held on Thursday, December 1st. The books represent the best  authors in children’s publishing.

Our Book Fairs connect students to books they want to read.  To help your child find the best books, he or she will preview the Book Fair during class time on Wednesday, November 30th, but we also  encourage you to look over the  Book List sent home with your child. On Thursday, December 1st, from 8:00-3:30, students will be allowed to purchase the books they have selected. The Book Fair will remain open until 3:30 to accommodate parents who wish to purchase books as well.  The Book Fair will also be open on Friday, December 2nd, from 8:00-10:00 for students who missed the fair the previous day.

During the event, we also invite you to help build our classroom libraries by purchasing books and donating them to your child’s class through the Classroom Wish List program. Teachers will have their lists displayed at the fair. Gift certificates toward your child’s classroom library are also available and may be purchased in any amount.

Thank you for encouraging your child to read. The Book Fair is the only fundraiser our library has, and we appreciate your support.


Act 46 Study Committee - 11/01/2016 at Ludlow Elementary School

posted Nov 3, 2016, 8:57 PM by Lauren Baker TRSU   [ updated Nov 3, 2016, 9:21 PM ]

Act 46 Study Committee held in Ludlow Elementary School. Public Comment and Questions were the main course of action in this informative and inquisitive public forum.
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Act 46
Ed McEneaney


Act 46 Study Committee - 9/20/2016

posted Sep 26, 2016, 1:38 PM by Lauren Baker TRSU   [ updated Sep 26, 2016, 1:39 PM ]

Special Meeting of Act 46 Study Committee.
Held at Cavendish Town Elementary School.Primary concerns included clarification of guiding principles, clarification of the charge, and outline of work to be done regarding quality, opportunity, and equity. Steve Dale and Meg Powden presented. Robust public participation.
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posted Sep 26, 2016, 6:48 AM by Diana Chimbolo LE STA

LES Thank you

posted Sep 15, 2016, 8:13 AM by Diana Chimbolo LE STA

Ludlow Elementary School would like to thank the many people who have stepped up and donated classroom supplies to the school.  Special thanks to Pam Plumb, Cafe at DeLight, and our generous donor who likes to be kept anonymous, for being so generous.

Act 46 Study Committee 9/6/2016

posted Sep 10, 2016, 7:55 PM by Lauren Baker TRSU   [ updated Sep 10, 2016, 7:57 PM ]

Special Meeting of TRSU Act 46 Planning Committee. Primary focus of this meeting was to introduce Stephen Dale and review the process to-date and going forward. Questions regarding Act 46, review and agree on Exact Charge to the Committee and Course of Action Being Studied, the Timetable, and Completing the Work regarding Act 46.
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