Charlotte Central School news: March 23, 2023

March happenings
March has been an exciting month at Charlotte Central School. Champ, the Vermont Lake Monsters’ mascot, visited to meet students and kick off a PTO fundraising campaign. The baseball Champ had a good time meeting and dancing with Charlotte Central School’s Champ mascot.

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Recently, the whole school meeting was hosted by the third grade with a theme of “kindness is contagious.” Students demonstrated how their Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports pennies can be earned by taking care of self, others and this place. Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports is a program which supports students’ behavioral, academic, social, emotional and mental health.

The culmination was more than 350 students and staff dancing to the song “Happy.” The students’ bank of earned Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports pennies is two-thirds of the way full, leading to March’s whole school celebration.

As part of the celebration students watched a collection of films including “Soul,” “Encanto,” “Sing 2” and “WALL·E.” Each of these movies was carefully selected to reinforce a theme from our community development work. Middle students sat alongside primary students, bonding over characters and humor.

Generous PTO grants
The PTO has just distributed a round of grants that include funds for Family Math Night, recess swings, a library art supply cart, decodable books for Spanish, chicken hatching supplies for a life-cycle unit, “Because of Winn-Dixie” books, a mic system for cross-country and track meets, art supplies, tenor saxophone repair and second-grade squad T-shirts. An additional committee has been working on targeted funds for the Charlotte Central School the Science, Technology, Engineering, Math (STEM) program.

The fifth-grade team took a ride over to Beta Technologies on a school system electric bus on Thursday, March 16, and were inspired by what they saw.

Girls on the Run Vermont information
Every season Girls on the Run creates a safe and fun place for girls of all abilities in third-fifth grades to make friends, establish healthy habits and challenge themselves with personal goals. Spaces are limited, so girls should register now for the spring season at

The season begins the week of March 27 and runs 10 weeks. The team will meet at Charlotte Central School on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons at 3:15 p.m. The season culminates with the team crossing the finish line at Girls on the Run Vermont’s 5K celebration in Essex Junction.

The registration fee is $115. Girls on the Run Vermont provides financial assistance on the registration form for qualifying families. Call Girls on the Run Vermont at 802-871-5664 about this.

Questions? Contact Coach Barbara Boutsikaris.

2023 summer camps
This list of summer camps is provided as a convenience to Charlotte families. Charlotte Central School does not endorse any particular camp but provides the list as informational only: