News from MSES

by Middletown Springs on January 4, 2013

From the Desk of Rick Beal, Principal 

               I would like to thank everyone who attended our Winter Concert on December 12.  Both our students and Mr. Klami worked very hard preparing for the musical performance.  That night’s performance was only the second time that all the students came together as a group to sing and play the songs.  I was very proud of how well the students performed and represented our school.  I would like to recognize Mr. Klami for bringing his enthusiasm and passion for music to our students.  It was evident in the musical selections performed.  I look forward to future performances as the students gain even more experience in playing instruments and singing.

If you have been to our school within the past year, I am sure you have noticed some changes, such as the exterior painting of the original school building as well as some room improvements.  One building issue that needs to be addressed is replacing the original slate and asphalt shingles on the roofs of the old and new structures.  The roofing materials on both are showing deterioration; especially the slate roof on the original building.  Middletown Springs Elementary School is very fortunate to be the recipient of a $20,000 matching grant from the Vermont Division of Historic Preservation.  The money will be used to help replace the old slate roofing material with matching slate material.  These funds will provide important assistance in helping to maintain the school for our community.

Mark your calendars now for Friday, February 8.  Circus Smirkus will be at the school for a week-long artist residency with our students; teaching them circus performance arts.  The week will culminate with two opportunities for community members to see the students perform.  At lunchtime on the 8, all senior citizens from the community are invited for a mid-day performance and lunch with the students.  Personal invitations will be mailed out later this month.  In the evening, all are invited to join us for a tasty chili (meat or vegetarian) dinner from 5:30-6:30, and to stay and enjoy the show, starting at 7:00PM.  Hope to see you there.

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