Friday, September 8, 2017

Fayston School Upgrades Phone System!

Image result for polycom phonesWe've Upgraded Our Phone System! 

This summer, our phone system was upgraded to become 911 compliant.  In general, this is a "behind the scenes" change, with little impact upon others.   One change, however, is that there is only one phone number to reach the school-- 496-3636. This number should NEVER be busy; you will either get the front desk or Amy's voicemail (she can only answer so many calls at one time!) 

In the past, we had some other numbers that could reach the school-- but these lines could result in a busy signal and have been removed from our account. Thus, to call us, you must dial 496-3636. We will make every effort to answer your call and, if we can not, please know we will get to your voice message within a few minutes.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Welcoming New Faces at Fayston School!

Fayston School Welcomes New Staff!

Amanda Badgley- School Nurse
I am excited to introduce myself as your school nurse and honored to have the opportunity to positively impact the health and wellness of this community. Professionally, I have spent the last ten years working as a case manager in the community health setting and as a triage nurse in women’s health. Outside of my professional role, I enjoy traveling, cooking, and being  outdoors with my husband and son.
I am available as a resource and welcome your questions or concerns. Please do not hesitate to call, email or stop by my office.

Sarah Bray- Food Service Assistant
Hi, my name is Sarah! I’ve been part of the Mad River Valley community for over 12 years.  I graduated in the Spring of 2015 from UVM, with a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Food Science, but my real passion for food came from working at local restaurants and farms.  I am also a licensed massage therapist and have been practicing in the Valley since 2005.  

As a kid, I moved through many school districts, and in every one I relied on the school lunch programs to keep me going. I know how important good nutrition is for learning, and I look forward to working hard in providing the food your children need to flourish and grow.  

I am so pleased to have the opportunity to start working alongside Chef Joslin, as the new food service assistant for Fayston and Waitsfield Elementary Schools.  I can hardly wait to get to know all the kids, their families, and the great community of faculty and friends.  See you in a few days!

Ryan Charlston- Assistant in FES After School Program I'm Ryan, a fun-loving, outdoor-appreciating, kid-playing and learning educator. I've spent four seasons in the outdoors teaching in another beautiful valley out in Colorado, along with a camp in Pennsylvania. Being new to the valley and Vermont, I love getting outside, to the trails, leaves, streams, snow, and looking forward to sharing these experiences with kids this year.  I am excited to connect with Fayston and the after school program. My personal interests cover woodworking (beginner), guitar (I give lessons), campfires, sunrises and sunsets, and long the mountains. Thanks for having me.  Looking forward to meeting you!

Charles “Skip” Wallace- Custodian
I’m pleased to be at Fayston School and to work with Ted Withey to make sure that the school is the best shape to support student learning and teaching.  I enjoy my work and find pride in completing projects with detail and skill.  I have 30 years of experience in property/facilities management, construction and carpentry.  Experience has given me the foresight to see what needs to be done in terms of preventative maintenance, and how to repair and renovate when necessary with competence.

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Fayston School Partners with 4-H & Tucker Hill Inn for Personalized Learning!

Congratulations to our Fayston Student Chefs, Tucker Hill Inn, 
UVM's Extension 4-H Program, Teachers, and Parents 
for inspiring us all to strive for greater community engagement 
in teaching and learning!

Monday, June 5, 2017

Fayston School on Across the Fence- June 6th, 2017!

On Tuesday, June 6th Fayston School will be featured on WCAX TV, Channel 3's Across the Fence. Some 5th and 6th grade students completed a 4-H project with the support of FES teachers, our region's 4-H educator Allison Smith, and the Tucker Hill Inn Chefs. This segment tells the story of our students' personal learning plan on how to cook and ultimately prepare a multi course French inspire dinner party for 30 people this past Spring. 

Across the Fence is the longest running daily farm and home television program in the country. Across the Fence is a 15 minute program produced by University of Vermont Extension. The program airs weekdays at 12:10 pm on WCAX TV, Channel 3.

Across the Fence airs at 12:10on WCAX-TV. They will post the segment on their Facebook page around 4 PM that afternoon.

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

FES PTO Fundraiser- June 1st!

 The Green Closet
TOMORROW NIGHT Thursday June 1st
6 pm to 8pm

Enjoy a glass of wine and refreshments while visiting and shopping.
Confer with a fashion consultant.
20% of ALL sales benefit the FES PTO
                      GREAT FRIENDS!
                                       GREAT TIME!

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Dinner for Two at Tucker Hill Inn

Dinner for Two at the Tucker Hill Inn
French Inspired Menu
by Junior Fayston Student Chefs!

Date: Wednesday, April 12th 6:00 p.m.
(Just a few tickets are left! Email Jean Berthiaume if interested.)

Menu: Bon appétit!
Soupe:  Soupe à l’oignon crémeuse
Salade:  Salade de fenouil ciselé aux asperges avec une vinaigrette crémeuse à
              base de fromage de chèvre
Plat principal (Entrée):  Coq au vin  
Dessert: Profiteroles
Boissons (drinks):  De l’eau (water),  
bar payant (cash bar)