There will be a follow-up forum to the documentary film Hungry Heart at the Swanton Village Complex this Wednesday, October 16th from 5:30- 7:30. Let’s keep the conversation going and see how we can help. For more information please contact the united way at 527-7418.
MOVIE SHOWING ~ MVU High School, Sunday, October 6th, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
COMMUNITY FORUM ~ Swanton Village Complex, Wednesday, October 16th, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
The Hungry Heart is a new documentary film that explores the world of prescription drug addiction through the intimate world of St. Albans Pediatrician Fred Holmes who works with patients struggling with this disease. In addition, the film interviews a number of older addicts who talk about their recovery process. The film provides an intimate look at the often hidden world of addiction and recovery and reveals the many challenges that people face in confronting a relentless disease.
Prescription drug and other opiate addictions are tearing at the fabric of our Swanton community. The movie viewing and community forum needs to be a priority for all of us. Movie tickets will be sold at the door. $12/Adults, $6/Students, No Cost to those in recovery. Community Forum is free. Discussion at forum will include break out groups focusing on Addiction, Education, Prevention, Cost & Resources, Treatment & Recovery, and Communication & Outreach. As a community we need to understand the issue and develop common ground toward resolving the issue. Please Attend ~ we’re worth it!
Questions? Contact Kathy Lavoie at 868-4807 or Tammy Jo Parks at Franklin Grand Isle United Way at 527-7418.
The Village of Swanton will be beginning a water main project that will affect our families who use 4th Street. I have attched a notification that will be going home Tuesday. Thank you for your patience and understanding during this work project.Parking Directions During Construction
The first Millionaires’ Club reading log goes home this week. Our goal this year is to read and log more minutes than we did last year. That makes our goal 1.2 million minutes!!! We’re hoping that classrooms can have EVERY student return their logs this week to get us off to a great start. Remember that students can log any time they read at home with someone or by themselves and that they can be reading anything from Harry Potter to a magazine. Happy reading!
56 students came together last week to be recognized for completing summer reading activities. Students were presented with certificates, ribbons, and wrist bands and enjoyed an ice cream treat. We’re very proud of how responsible these students were and that they took time to enjoy some summer reading!
There will be a series of public forums to discuss a proposed change in how the 175 day school year could be structured. Parents have asked for information regarding this series of discussion. Attached is a site that has those dates and other information that families may find useful.
We are attaching communication from the Vermont Dept of Health regarding a suspected case of EEE in a horse that has died in Highgate. Please know that we are in communication with the Dept. od Health and will follow recommendations they have outlined for us. Please take time to read the attached documents. You will also get a hard copy in today’s Wednesday Weekly.Swanton Moderate Risk Flyer Highgate-Swanton Parent EEE Message
Our school has been a bundle of activity this summer and whether by misfortune or just plain luck the Swanton Central gymnasium floor had to be totally replaced. The end result (in my opinion) is we now have the finest elementary gymnasium in the state! Please feel free to stop in and take a look at the new Central gym. You will not be disappointed.