Among the many things that Charlotte Central School has to be thankful for is:
- The school being awarded a $500 grant from the ExxonMobil Education Alliance. The use of the grant is left to school officials but it should focus on math and science.
- The kindergarten-fourth grade classrooms gathering and delivering items for food baskets for the Charlotte Food Shelf before Thanksgiving.
- The very first Science Technology Engineering Math (STEM) Night was a success. It was a hands-on evening filled with inquiry, discovery and lots of memories. Several Champlain Valley Union High students volunteered to help out so stations could provide hands-on explorations.
- The school has 17 students matched with mentors from around the community and many more students on a waiting list. Mentors spend about an hour a week hanging out with a student, doing things that both enjoy. Whether it’s baking up some treats, sewing a new fashion trend, throwing a football on the fields, there is room for all Charlotte caring residents to join in this investment in youth. Anyone interested in learning more can email Kate Rooney.
- A group of Omega students took time over the weekend before Thanksgiving to make 31 quarts of soup for the Charlotte Food Shelf with donated chicken from The Golden Apple Farm and donated vegetables from Sweet Roots. The school appreciates the students who donated their time and cooking skills and the local farms who donated the food.
The annual fifth-eighth grade Winter Concert is Wednesday, Dec. 13, 6:30 p.m. in the Multi-Purpose Room. The concert will feature the chorus, jazz band and the fifth-eighth grade concert bands.
At 6 p.m. that same evening, the kindergarten-eighth grade art walk will be displayed in the east end of the building.
Both of these events are free and open to the public.
The PTO Holiday Market is Saturday, Dec. 9, 10 a.m-2 p.m. There will be two gyms filled with vendors, a children’s do-it-yourself craft area, several on-site food options, as well as a silent auction and raffle.
All vendor registration fees will support a variety of student enrichment programs including STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math), theater, athletics and the community Emergency Care Fund. Applications for vendor booths are being accepted. Contact them with any questions.
The 2024-25 Champlain Valley School District budget development meetings are in room 160 at CVU and online. Zoom meeting information will be posted on the budget page of the district website.
The meeting schedule is Dec. 5 — instructional program; Dec. 19 — operations and maintenance; Jan. 9 — summary and tax implications; and Jan. 23 — final approval and warnings.