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5th and 6th Grade Dance

posted Jan 7, 2014, 12:07 PM by Jenni Utter



When?   Friday, January 24th

Time?    7:00-9:00

Where?  Holley Hall, Bristol

Why?    To Benefit the BES 6th Grade End of Year Trip

Cost?     $5.00

What?   Music & Dancing

Snacks & Drinks will be available for purchase.

PARENTS:  There will be a sign in and out sheet.  A Parent or Adult must come in to get their child and sign them out at the end of the night.

Upcoming Dances:        Friday, February 28, 2014
                                      Friday, March 28, 2014
                                      Friday, April 11, 2014
                                      Friday, May 9, 2014

posted Dec 3, 2013, 9:44 AM by Jenni Utter   [ updated Jan 7, 2014, 12:12 PM ]

Winter Concert Announcement!

posted Nov 20, 2013, 7:17 AM by Jenni Utter

Dear Parents and Guardians,

It’s that time of year again and the music students are ready to celebrate with you in their concert performances!  I really appreciate the more casual community atmosphere when we have a concert at our school, but as you know, the students and family numbers are too large to comfortably fit everyone at the same time, and parking is also an issue. For this reason, here’s the plan for having our concert at BES this year:

Grades K-4 will be performing at 5:30 in a concert that will last approximately half an hour.  We’d greatly appreciate it if parents whose children are only in grades K-4  leave after the concert, (even though we wish we could have everyone stay!)  If you also have a performing student in grades 5 or 6 you are welcome to stay and mingle with your children. We have wonderful volunteers who will be selling baked goodies for a good cause to be decided!

The Fifth and Sixth grade Band and Chorus will perform at 7pm, along with special songs by the Ukulele Club.  This concert will also last about half an hour, and there will be time to mingle and share cheer after.  Even if your 5-6 student isn’t performing, we invite and encourage you to attend!

Here is the important information:

Date: Tuesday, December 10.  (Snow date Tuesday, December 17)

Times:  K-4  please arrive by 5:15.   

5-6 Band, Chorus, and Ukulele Club please arrive by 6:45.

Place:  Bristol Elementary School Gym

Attire:  Please have your child wear their best, most colorful clothes.  This is a great opportunity to dress up!

More details will be sent home the week before the concert.

Thanks for supporting your child’s musical endeavors and see you soon!

San Gordon


BES Food Drive

posted Nov 6, 2013, 7:40 AM by Jenni Utter

BES Student Council

is sponsoring our…Annual Food Drive

We are collecting non-perishable food items. We will be collecting until Thanksgiving and then all donations will go to our local Bristol Food Shelf.

Thanks for your support!

Basketball Sign Ups

posted Nov 5, 2013, 8:55 AM by Jenni Utter

2013/2014 BYS Basketball Sign Ups

Monday Nov.18th and Wednesday Nov.20th from 5:30-7:00 pm at BES Gym

3rd& 4thgirls and boys teams

5th& 6th girls and boys teams

1st& 2nd co-ed /skill building/intro to basketball

 $25 per child (no more than $50 per family) on or before Nov.20th

$30 per child after Nov. 20th(Scholarships available upon request)

Practice times and game schedule still to be determined.

Targeted Days:           3rd/4th grade boys M/W/possibly Friday

                                    3rd/4th grade girls M/W/possibly Friday

                                    5th/6th grade boys T/T/ possibly Sat.

                                    5th/6th grade girls T/T/ possibly Sat.

                                    1st/2nd grade- Friday afternoons 3-4pm(4 sessions)


For more information contact Eric Carter at 453-6054 or Shawn Oxford at 453-2378 or visit





Halloween Party

posted Oct 24, 2013, 12:34 PM by Jenni Utter

Children's Halloween Party & Pumpkin Glow Oct. 25

Event starts Friday, October 25 at 5:00 PM

Join us inside Holley Hall for a Halloween Carnival! 5-7pm

Then... Bring your carved pumpkin, with an LED candle to the Green at 7 p.m. and watch as the park comes “alive” with the lighting of the pumpkins. 
Prizes will be awarded for the most creative, the scariest and the prettiest pumpkin.

There will be Halloween Stories, Mulled cider and donuts at the bandstand, (Rain Location Holley Hall)  Free and kids of ALL ages are invited to attend.

Co-hosted by Waitsfield Champlain Valley Telecom (thank you to them!)

Bristol Rec Offerings

posted Sep 11, 2013, 8:07 AM by Jenni Utter   [ updated Sep 11, 2013, 8:09 AM ]

Bristol Recreation Department

PO Box 249, Bristol, Vermont 05443

Phone:  453-5885 Fax: 453-5188 or www.bristolrec.org or e-mail:bristolrec@gmavt.net




September Classes


                          September 9  - 7:00 – 9:00 PM -  Men’s MondayNight Basketball  - B.E.S. Gym


                                September 11 – 6:00 – 8:00 PM – Adult and Teen Clay Class - Bristol Clay Studio


                                September 11 – 7:00 – 9:00 PM – Level 3 Co-Ed Volleyball -  B.E.S. Gym


                         September 12  -  3:15 – 4:45 PM – Thurs. After School Pottery - Bristol Clay Studio


                                September 12 – 5:00 – 6:00 PM -  Mt. Kenpo Karate Kids

                                                          6:30 -  7:30 PM -  Mt. Kenpo Karate Teen and Adult -  Holley Hall


                                September 14 - 9:30 –10:30 AM – Pee Wee Pottery -  Bristol Clay Studio


                         September 16 – 11:00AM – 12:00 PM – Arthritis Foundation Tai Chi,

                                                                                               Sponsored by CVAA – Holley Hall


                                September 17 -  3:15 – 4:15 PM – Tues. After School Pottery - Bristol Clay Studio


                                September 19 – 5:30 – 6:30 PM -  Puppy Class

                                                         6:45 – 7:45 PM – Basic Life Skills for Dogs – Sonoma Studio


                                September 25 – 3:30 – 4:45 PM – School Age Gymnastics

                                                         4:45 – 6:25 PM – Intermediate Gymnastics – B.E.S. Gym


                               September 28 – 9:00 – 9:50 AM – Toddler & Parent Gymnastics

                                                    10:00 – 11:00 AM – Preschool Gymnastics

                                             11:00 AM – 12:00 PM –  Preschool Gymnastics


We are proud to announce the beginning

of the

Bristol Recreation Department

School of Dance!

We will begin with Tap Dance classes and will be adding Ballet and Hip Hop soon...

                                                Classes will consist of 8 months of instruction and culminate with a recital in May.


                        Barb Demic of Barb’s Fancy Footwork will begin classes on Sept 23

                                      Class fees: $52 a month for 8 months

                                  Classes will take place at the Sonoma Studio 69A Mountain St. beginning Sept. 23


                                             Beginner Tap/jazz Session #1 ages: 5&6 Mondays 3:30‐4:30pm

                                             Beginner Tap /Jazz  Session #2  ages: 7,8,9 Mondays 4:30‐5:30pm

                                             Beginner Tap/Jazz Session #3 ages:  5&6 Tuesdays 3:30‐4:30pm

                                             Beginner Tap/Jazz Session #4  ages: Adults & Teens Tuesdays 4:30– 5:30pm

                                             Beginner Tap Session # 5  ages: Adults & Teens Tuesdays 6:00‐7:00pm


For more information or to register contact Bristol Rec. Dept. at 4535885 or email us at bristolrec@gmavt.net or visit us at bristolrec.org


Bow & Hunter Safety Course with Bristol Rec

posted Sep 11, 2013, 8:01 AM by Jenni Utter

Bow and Rifle Hunter Safety class will take place at the Masonic Lodge on North Street, October 14 – 18  from 3 – 5 PM.  

This class is open to people ages: 8 –Adult. FREE  

Bristol Rec

posted Sep 11, 2013, 7:58 AM by Jenni Utter

Here is a link to our Fall Program, http://issuu.com/darlasenecal/docs/fall2013/1 click on the link and it will take you to a copy of our program. We have lots of fun events and classes coming right up!


Check out the Pottery classes, Thursday after school pottery starts this week as does our Teen and Adult Pottery class.


Let us know if you have any questions.

Counseling Permission Form

posted Sep 5, 2013, 6:18 AM by Jenni Utter

                                                                    Bristol Elementary School                                                                                    


                                      Parent Request for School Counseling Services – Jere Urban

Child’s Name_______________________________________________ Date_______________________


Phone (home/work)____________________________________________________________________

I give permission for my child to receive individual and/or group counseling

Parent/Legal Guardian Signature_________________________________________________________

                                                                    Changing Family Groups

Many children are living in changing families. Whether this means that parents are separating, are divorced, there has been the loss of a parent, or that there is a new parenting partner, these changes can be difficult for children. I will be offering support groups for children in changing families. The primary purpose of the groups will be to help children to feel better about themselves and their families. These groups will be with others close in age. Confidentiality will be emphasized. If you are interested in having your child participate, please contact me (Jere Urban) at 453-3227 x 214 and set up a private talk to go over questions/concerns.  We will meet individually until a group is ready to start. If you are interested, you can use the above permission form to sign-up your child.                     

Community Friends/Mentor Program

Now is the best time to let me know if you are interested in a “Big Brother/Big Sister” mentor for your child. Every year many school aged “Little Brothers” and “Little Sisters” feel special, visiting and having fun with these college volunteer mentors. Please call Jere (453-3227 x 214) or stop by to talk.



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