Thursday, August 25, 2016

Champlain Elementary and King Street Center Collaboration

Danielle Tekut works at both Champlain and King Street.
Champlain Elementary School and the King Street Center are proud to announce their collaboration to support our students. Beginning this fall, Danielle Tekut, who works at both Champlain and King Street, will accompany students from school onto the bus to the King Street Center every afternoon. Our students' ages range from 4 to 11, and with Danielle's supervision, every one of them can transition safely from school to King Street's after-school programs. This arrangement has been made possible by the generous supporters of the King Street Center.

Thursday, August 18, 2016

The Final Push on the Champlain Renovation

New carpets and walls and fresh paint of many colors are filling our new main office suite! The construction crew is improving safety, increasing convenience, and making many infrastructural upgrades at Champlain Elementary School. Here are a few shots of their progress as of yesterday, August 17.

Nurse Nancy Pruitt and administrative assistant Janet Breen pose in our new main office hallway of five doors. The doors shown (from left to right) are the conference and testing rooms, nurse's office, guidance counseling office, after-school program office, and principal's office.

Left photo: The future home of the main office: Notice the two entranceways and window to the front lawn for improved security. Janet will use the intercom and camera to see who's there from the outside before buzzing them in.

Right photo: Finally, we will have a conference room in the main office suite so teams, parents, and educators can finally meet in a quiet, confidential space!

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Burlington Systems Leaders Retreat

Burlington Elementary School Principals worked together during the Systems Leaders Retreat at Hunt Middle School on August 10th and 11th. At the table from left to right are Bobby Riley of the Integrated Arts Academy, Shelley Mathias of Edmunds Elementary, Amy Mellencamp of Smith Elementary, Dorinne Dorfman of Champlain Elementary, Tom Fluery, assistant principal of Edmunds, and Lashawn Whitmore-Sells of Sustainability Academy. Principal Graham Clarke of Flynn Elementary had joined us earlier that day. With middle and high school leaders and central office administration, we discussed the district vision, logistics, and teamwork, and looked forward to an inspiring, collaborative, and productive year serving the families of Burlington.

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Renovations at Champlain are Moving Along and Looking Bright!

While our building still remains closed for the summer, here are a few sneak-peek shots of the beautiful lighting our new windows bring into classrooms. Many thanks to all the professionals working hard to complete this huge project to improve our learning environment, and to the Burlington community that cares so much for our students!
Lower Elementary Classrooms
Ms. Betsy Greene's Music Room

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Champlain Elementary School and King Street Center Collaboration

Champlain staff visited the King Street Center in July to share ideas and plan collaboration for the upcoming school year. Seasoned CES colleagues introduced two CES newcomers to the King Street facility and staff. During the tour, CES students summer programs crowded around to greet their beloved teachers and meet their new teacher and principal.

The King Street Center is one of many after-school programs offered in the Burlington School District. Every day at dismissal, a bus drives our students directly from CES to King Street for a full array of academic and enrichment programs. Our possibilities for partnership and program alignment K-5 from 7:30am to 5:30 are limitless. CES is grateful to our partners for their devotion to our community's children.

Champlain and King Street staff pictured above include:
Front row: Physical Education Teacher Tammy Charbboneau, Executive Director Vicky Smith, and Principal Dorinne Dorfman. Back row: Associate Director Dacia Ostlund, English Language Learner Teacher Meghan Warda, Morning Champions Leader Deena Murphy, Director of Community Outreach Gabriella Tufo-Strouse, and Afterschool Excellence Director Carrie Jacques

To learn more about the King Street Center's programs, visit: