April 12, 2019

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April 12, 2019

Please make all CHECKS payable to: Taconic & Green RSD

Check out the new BRSU Food Service Program page for the Taconic & Green and Mettawee School Districts. Once there, you will find school monthly menus, lunch & salad bar ingredients, Harvest of the Month information and recipes, school lunch forms and much more. Just look for the food icon in the center of the BRSU Home Page or click on the link HERE.

BBA Adventure Learning Trip: The 7th grade has been re-scheduled for Friday, May 10th.

Equinox Lacrosse Little Warriors Program: 1st & 2nd Grade Registration: See Community Events Page under Students.

SVAC School ART Show: Opening celebration is tomorrow from 12-2 pm (4/13/19) at the Southern Vermont Art Center. We hope to see you all there! The art show is on display for a month for families to visit if you are unable to make the opening. You may also check back to Mr. Paarlberg-Kvam's art page and view more images. They will be up on the site by this afternoon.

Stop Sign: Sgt Bravata stopped by with a friendly reminder that the stop sign at the bottom of our driveway is a legitimate stop sign. He has witnessed many cars coming to a 'rolling stop,' rather than a full stop. He wanted to give us a heads up before he started writing tickets.

The Dorset School Yearbook

Advertising/Congratulations order form

Would you like to advertise in our yearbook? If you or someone you know owns a local business or if you would like to congratulate their son, daughter or family friend for graduating, please consider supporting our yearbook by purchasing an advertisement. HERE is the form.

ELECTRONIC RECYCLING: Electronic Recycling will be held at the Dorset School on Saturday, April 27, 2019 from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm. Please see the attached flyer for more details or visit our website under Students, Community Events.

2019 Household Hazardous Waste Events: Mark your calendars for Saturday, May 18, 2019, from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm at the Bennington Transfer Station, 904 Houghton Lane, Bennington. Bring any substance with labels that say CAUSTIC, TOXIC, CORROSIVE, POISON, FLAMMABLE, DANGER, WARNING, CAUTION, USE IN AN OPEN ENVIRONMENT.

Spring is a busy time for assessments! In the BRSU, we assess students with the NorthWest Evaluation Association (NWEA) Measures of Academic Progress, and students in grades 3-8 will be taking the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC) over the next few weeks. Rather than setting one or two weeks for testing, each team has set their own schedule. You will be hearing from your child’s teacher(s) as to when they will be taking the SBAC and the NWEA. Please remember that this is not something that students should study for! Just get a good night’s sleep and a healthy breakfast! Here is a letter that explains the SBAC.

2018 Annual and Town Report Data: Here is the link to the Annual Reports.

Proficiency Based Learning Forums: Here are the links to the presentations on the first two Proficiency Based Forums. (All sessions will be held in the Dorset School Library.)

There is a lot happening in our school library! We are in the midst of restructuring shelving units and reorganizing our fiction and non-fiction areas. We'd like to add a puzzle table and comfortable seating for students to enjoy while in the library. Mr. PK has been working with our K-8 students to create two amazing murals!! We are looking for donations of bean bag or Big Joe chairs, maybe a new couch and a puzzle/ game table. Email Heather McGuire, (, if you have any items or suggestions. Please stop by and see our exciting changes!!

STUDENT ACTIVITIES: (Dorset School Website has details!)

Summer Camp information is arriving daily! Please check the website on a regular basis. There is a new drop down dedicated to summer camp information.

Burr & Burton Academy: Summer Camp Link can be found here.

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