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Berlin Elementary School

COLD WEATHER WARNING

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Vermont Division of Emergency Management & Homeland Security

Press Release

February 10, 2016

1:00 p.m.

 

Contact:

Mark Bosma, VT DEMHS: 802-839-6717

 

Sub-zero wind chills expected this weekend – be prepared and be safe

 

WATERBURY – Vermonters should brace for what could be the coldest temperatures of the season this weekend.  The National Weather Service is forecasting sub-zero wind chills in areas of Vermont Friday through Sunday with some areas possibly reaching a wind chill of 30 below zero or colder Saturday night.

 

Public Safety officials are urging Vermonters to bundle up and be prepared for the cold.  Dress in layers, ensure you have a sufficient heating fuel (oil, wood, etc.) supply for your home, recognize health risks, and take other safety measures as needed.

 

Only heat your home with a heating source that is professionally designed for that purpose.  Improper heating devices can lead to dangerous carbon monoxide buildup in the home.  Carbon Monoxide is an odorless, colorless gas that can cause flulike illness or death. Symptoms of CO poisoning are similar to the flu and include nausea, headache, and dizziness.  Always have working CO and Smoke detectors in your home and in all living areas, ensure all heat sources are ventilating properly, and always operate a generator outdoors and away from the home.

 

Dress in warm layers with a hat and gloves to prevent frostbite or hypothermia.  The Vermont Health Department says hypothermia most often affects older people who have inadequate food, clothing or heating, babies sleeping in cold rooms, people who are outside for long periods such as the homeless, hikers, and hunters, and those who drink alcohol or use drugs.  Even healthy adults can become hypothermic if not dressed warmly enough for weather conditions.

 

In the car, keep a blanket, hat and gloves, first aid kit, flashlight and extra batteries.  If you get stuck, don't venture out on foot in extreme cold.  Have a cell phone to call for help.

 

Other reminders:

·         Check in with neighbors and friends who may need assistance to ensure they’re staying warm.

·         Be mindful of pets and limit their time outdoors.

 

For weather, road, or emergency updates sent directly to your e-mail or cell phone sign up for Vermont Alert at http://www.vtalert.gov.

 

Forecast information: www.weather.gov.btv or www.weather.gov/aly.

 

 

Baseball & Softball Sign-ups

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                     Baseball & Softball Signups    

 

The baseball and softball season is right around the corner. There will be two sign up nights on March 17th 6-7Pm and March 21st 6-7PM at the Berlin Elementary School Library.

The registration fee for the first child is $35. If you have two or more players it is $70 for a family rate. Checks can be made payable to the Montpelier Rec Dept.

All registration forms are available on the school website at www.berlinelementaryschool.org and will also be available at the sign up nights. (Please Note: when filling in your child’s age on the registration form use the applicable baseball or softball “age chart form” to determine your child’s league age.   Registration forms are attached below.

We need coaches!!! Anyone who would like to help coach will need to fill out a volunteer form. The volunteer form is attached below, or can be picked up in the front office at school.

If you have any questions please contact Jason Giroux at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or at 802-505-4014 



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Act 46 Needs You/Survey

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ACT 46 Needs You

Under Act 46, approved by the legislature in 2015, a Washington Central Supervisory Union study committee (composed of representatives from the five towns) is studying whether there is a form of school governance-school management-other than our current system of six separate school boards that would aid us in providing a better education for all our PreK-12 students at a sustainable cost. The focus of the law is on the consolidation of school management (school boards); it does not speak to the issue of consolidating schools - i.e. fewer schools. With declining school population in the WCSU district and across the state, fewer schools may, in fact, become the norm; but that is not what is under consideration in the current study.

The study committee is charged with producing either a specific recommendation or an update on its progress by June 30, 2016. Any recommendation will be voted on by the citizens of each of our five towns of Berlin, Calais, East Montpelier, Middlesex, and Worcester.

This survey of the residents of our five towns is a critical piece of the work of the study committee that will allow the committee members to understand more deeply the values and ideas of the citizens we represent so that any recommendation can reflect those aspirations and feelings. The committee has worked with students from U-32's classes in statistics and journalism on this survey and will continue to collaborate with the students on the analysis and presentation of the results to the communities of WCSU.

Please complete this short questionnaire by March 2, 2016. It should take no more than 15 minutes.   Please click the following survey link: http://www.expertscan.autodata.com/default.aspx?webid=FF26FAED-7547-471E-B61C-836F0E61978A

 

** For a fuller explanation of the WCSU Act 46 study committee, its charge and its work, please click the following link:  https://sites.google.com/a/wcsu32.org/wcsu-act-46/home 

 

 

Winter Wellness Days!

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We will be holding our last Winter Wellness Days @ Berlin School on February  19th!

The 4th 5th & 6th grade will be going to  Ice Skating @ Barre BOR

If your student is going skating, please send them with a helmet if you have one.  The skating rink DOES NOT provide helmets for skaters.

All other activities will be taking place at school.  From 1 - 2:30 pm ALL STUDENTS WILL BE OUTSIDE WITH FUN ACTIVITIES AND GOODIES AROUND THE CAMPFIRE.

We are also asking for loan or donation of skates that will be appropriate for 4th/5th/6th graders. Thygesen's Sports will be onsite at the BOR, but may not have enough skates to supply everyone.   If you have such a thing, please let the office know.

If your student already has skates or snowshoes, please let their teacher know.  Be sure you label these if you send them in so they get back to the original owner!!

Thanks for your support of this Winter Wellness Day Extravaganza!  

Activities Schedule with Key

Volunteer Application Form

Field Trip Permission Form

 

 

 

 

Calendar of Events 02-11-2016

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Calendar of Events 02-11-16

 

 
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February 2016
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28 29 1 2 3 4 5
Wed Feb 17 @03:00PM -
Early Dismissal Wednesday
Thu Feb 18 @09:00AM - 09:30AM
Whole School Meeting
Fri Feb 19
Winter Activities Day
Mon Feb 22
School Closed - Winter Break