Concord School is located at:
173 School Street, Concord, Vermont, 05824
I hope this letter finds you well, enjoying the summer, relaxing and spending time with family and friends. This summer has brought many positive changes to our school’s building, and we are excited to show them off to you! Our annual Back to School Night will be September 1st at 6:00PM. If you would like to see our school prior to this, please don’t hesitate to call me, and I can show you around.
This year we will be continuing our focus on school culture. The first is a renewed commitment to our three guidelines: Be Responsible, Be Respectful, and Be Safe. We will be spending a lot of time discussing what these guidelines look like in all places in the school. We are excited for this commitment to school climate, and we believe that it will make Concord an even better place to be!
We will continue to work to integrate the arts into our classroom with this year’s theme, “What Does it Mean to Belong?” and we will dig into this topic by studying immigration in the United States over the last 300 years. Each class will be assigned a decade and an ethnic group to follow and study over the year. We will also be working with Barbara Paulson, a teaching artist for our puppetry project, John Jorgenson, a Grammy-award winning guitarist, and the dancers of Lyndon Institute as part of our year of arts integrations. We will also be working towards an understanding of the electoral process. It looks to be a full and exciting year.
We have changed our food service for this coming year, and are pleased to welcome Mrs. Starr Lunnie and Mrs. Allison Barney into our kitchen. We will be excited to offer free breakfast and lunch again, with home cooked-style family meals. We will be practicing table manners, setting the table formally, serving each other, and conversations around the “dinner” table. Another new initiative is that we will have iPads for grades 6-8; students will be able to have the same experience in middle school and learn the “ropes” as they will have these technology points in high school. Grades 3-5 will be 1-1 with Chromebooks, as well! We are excited to offer these learning experiences to our students.
Our teachers have been hard at work putting together orders, organizing classrooms, and preparing for your students’ arrival in August. Our incredible maintenance team has been working tirelessly to beautify the buildings and grounds. We are extremely excited for another school year with all of you!