Naomi Strada, (Condensed by Tom Scatchard)
A year ago, the families of Charlotte students were asked to reflect upon their hopes for their community school and upon the experiences which should be prioritized for the kids.
From the survey responses, the administration developed some goals to work on for school year 2022-23. Some of these goals and their implementations are:
For anyone interested in a way to engage in our community, the opportunity exists to mentor a youth in the school. There is a growing list of students who wish to spend an hour a week in a one-to-one relationship with a caring adult.
Third through eighth grade students have been invited to join the Charlotte Central School spelling club. The club will meet at lunch or recess on Mondays and Fridays until the school spelling bee on Friday, Feb. 24. Winners will be able to compete in the Vermont Spelling Bee in March.
On Feb, 4, several staff members are participating in the Penguin Plunge. The annual event raises funds for the Special Olympics by collecting pledges for taking a dip in Lake Champlain. Help reach the fundraising goal by donating.
The Champlain Valley School District’s early education program is accepting applications for a preschool lottery for the 2023-24 school year for the opportunity to enroll in one of the school-based classrooms which run 10 hours per week. Students from Charlotte who are drawn will attend classes at the Hinesburg Community School.
Children who will be age 3 or older by Sept. 1, who have not enrolled in kindergarten from Charlotte, Hinesburg, Shelburne, St. George or Williston are eligible.
Applications are available from director of early education Erin Gagne.