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Diadel Ortiz has been nominated as a National Life LifeChanger of the Year. The program recognizes and rewards K-12 school employees and educators who make a positive difference in the lives of students. Diadel is in the running to receive one of seventeen cash prizes. The Grand Prize is $10,000 to be split between the winner and the school. 

This is an opportunity to show pride in Montpelier educators and what they do for our children! You can support Diadel's nomination by visiting her profile at LifeChangeroftheyear.com to leave a supportive comment. If you know Diadel personally, you can share a story about how she changed the life of someone you know. 

If you would like more info on the program, contact Melanie Taylor at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.




When school is delayed or cancelled, families will receive a robocall from Dr. Ricca. 

 School delays and closings are also found on local radio and TV stations:


WSKI (AM1240), WDEV (AM550, FM96.1), FRANK FM (FM107.1), Point FM (FM104.7),  




***Buses will run exactly two hours later than normal***

* The UES Morning PreK program will not be in session on Delayed Opening Days 


9:30     Teachers arrive 


10:00   UES playground ready for students; IAs arrive; buses begin to arrive; we're open for business!  Students should arrive no earlier than 10:00 to ensure we have enough supervision on the playground.  If the temperatures warrant it, we'll have "indoor recess" from 10:00 to 10:15.


10:15   The bell rings.  Students will begin arriving to class; transition time.


10:25   UES schedule officially begins.  Students will proceed as normal where the schedule would be normally at 10:25.  Lunches will not be affected, but the Snack Program will not be running on delayed opening days.

The Kindergarten students will be collecting food for the food pantry at the Thanksgiving lunch next Wednesday. If you are coming for the lunch, it would be awesome if you could bring a non-perishable item. There will boxes outside of the Kinder classroom for donations. You can drop donations off anytime through Wednesday. Thanks! K Team

Mark your calendars:  Book Fair is THREE DAYS THIS YEAR:

Wednesday, Nov. 8th and Thursday Nov. 9th

from 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. and

Friday, November 10th, 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.  AND


Family Movie Night Friday, November 10th from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.


Movie Night will be held in the Auditorium and is Free but we will gladly accept donations


We are also offering an Open Gym in Big Gym for those who don’t want to watch the whole movie


BOOK FAIR will be held in the UES LITTLE GYM, First Floor


We need Volunteers to help set up both events: help kids choose books, pop popcorn, work the registers, and help pack up or clean up.  It is fun and a great way to give back

Don’t miss your chance to pitch in at school at these great events, and don’t assume someone else will do it.  We need you!


Please contact Heidi Groff (cell) 279-1681 or email at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  with questions.


PLEASE SIGN UP to Volunteer for either Event online at: UES Signup


Thank you for your support!  This is a great fundraiser for UES

and a very fun event for the Community!

New enrollment in the  Community Connections After-School Program at UES is currently on a wait list basis. If you are interested in this program, you will need to fill out a complete registration packet, return it Diadel Ortiz- CC Program Director to be considered on the waiting list. If you have any questions please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .


Union Elementary School, in partnership with the Vermont Foodbank, has a program called the Backpack Program. The Backpack Program will provide a bag of non-perishable food to your child each Friday for him or her to eat over the weekend. the food will be placed in your child's backpack at the end of the day and it is not intended to be opened until the child is home.The program is scheduled to begin on September 1, 2017, and will run throughout the school year. The content of the food changes every two weeks. If your child has any allergies to food, please let us know. Your child is invited to participate in this great program. Any student can participate regardless of income status or eligibility. Students who have siblings can also participate (each child gets one bag).

To enroll your child in the program please contact Diadel Ortiz This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. /802-225-8259

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