Naomi Strada, (Condensed by Tom Scatchard)
Charlotte Central School assistant principal, Courtney Krahn, will be taking a job in Addison County next year. She has spent this last year as part of the Charlotte Central School administrative team.
“After having spent the last eight months with your children and the stellar staff at Charlotte Central School, I write with mixed emotions to let you know that, after much reflection, I’ve accepted the position of director of teaching and learning in the Addison Central School District, which is the community I live in, where my husband teaches and where my three kids attend school.
“While I’m looking forward to this unexpected opportunity closer to home, I do want you to know that it was not my intention for my tenure with you to be so short. I’ve always thought — and still think — that Charlotte Central School is a wonderful community, and I feel like I am just now truly getting to know the Charlotte Central School students and their families, an opportunity for which I’ve been so grateful.
“My time at Charlotte Central School has been filled with joy, and I’m looking forward to working, learning and playing alongside your kids through the end of this school year,” Krahn wrote.
Pandemic electronic transfer payments
Vermont will be issuing a final round of pandemic electronic transfer payments benefits for this summer. All our students qualify for a benefit of $120 per student because free school meals are being offered to all students this year.
The benefit will be sent to the head of household and the mailing address held on file for the student. If a parent has moved or needs to update the head of household, please contact the school office to let the school know.
These benefits will be sent out by mid-August. If the student missed school for a COVID-related reason between February 2023 and May 11, 2023, benefits for those days will be transferred at the same time.
To request a new card or for more info about P- pandemic electronic transfer payments benefits, visit the website or call 1‐800‐479‐6151, option 7.
Family Fun Day to support Vermont Make-A-Wish Foundation
When: Saturday, June 10, 4-7 p.m.
Where: Champlain Valley Union High School
Activities: Music, yard games, face painting, group activities, guest speakers and more.
Tickets: $12 for adults and $6 for youth (12 & under) if pre-purchased online (see below), $15 for adults and $8 for youth if purchased at the door. Each ticket includes a voucher for one food item and one drink.
All proceeds benefit the Vermont Make-A-Wish Foundation. Go to the website and click on “Charity & Causes” to pre-purchase tickets. If unable to attend, donations can be made to Make-A-Wish Vermont.
This event is put on by Champlain Valley Union High students. Questions contact Logan Vaughan.
Music dates to remember
Charlotte Central School Bands and Choruses perform the National Anthem at the Lake Monsters Game at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 24, at Centennial Field in Burlington.
The Charlotte Central School Jazz Band will perform at the Champlain Valley School District Jazz Festival at Champlain Valley Union High on Wednesday, May 31, 7 p.m. The festival will feature the jazz bands from Hinesburg, Shelburne, Williston, Charlotte and Champlain Valley Union High. The event is free and open to the public.
Charlotte Central School Jazz Band will perform as part of Burlington’s Discover Jazz Festival on Wednesday, June 7, on the Mall Block of Church Street from 1:40-2:20 p.m.