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textgram 1487284354Union Elementary School invites the entire Montpelier community to join us for an evening lantern procession on Thursday, February 23rd, 2017.

Our lantern procession will begin at 6:00 pm at Union Elementary School. Led by the Burlington samba band Sambatucada, we will parade from the school through downtown Montpelier carrying our handmade lanterns. The parade route will be: straight on Park Avenue, then left on Loomis Street, right on School Street, left on Main Street, Left on East State Street, left on Cedar Street, left on School Street, left on Loomis Street, right on Park Avenue to the UES Upper Playground. When we arrive at the UES Upper Playground there will be a fun celebration with rainbow ice sculptures, live music, a fire dance performance, and free hot chocolate and cider! The event will end at 7:00 pm.

Our lantern parade is made possible with the support of the The UES Parents Group; and Tarrant, Gillies and Richardson, Attorneys at Law. We thank Lake Champlain Chocolates and Champlain Orchards for their generous donations. We also appreciate the wonderful service of the Montpelier Police Department and the support of the Montpelier City Council for this community event.

Visual artist Gowri Savoor will be guiding UES students in making their lanterns during a ten-day art residency from February 6-17. All Kindergarten through fourth grade students will create hand-made lanterns from sustainable materials including willow and tissue paper. Lanterns will be suspended from bamboo poles and lit with battery operated LED lights.

Montpelier residents and community members will also have the opportunity to create their own lanterns at a free one-day lantern making workshop on Saturday, February 11th. The workshop is sponsored by Coldwell Banker Classic Properties.

Kindergarten Registration at Union Elementary School

IMG 0038Wednesday, March 15 through Friday, March 17

9:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

This registration is for children who will be 5 years old by September 1, 2017.

Parents or guardians are asked to bring a copy of your child's birth certificate, current immunization records and proof of residency.

Please call 225-8204 if you have questions.




When school is delayed or cancelled, families will receive a robocall from Dr. Ricca. In the event of a delay, there is NO Morning Preschool.


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 two hours later than normal with a pickup window of 5-10 minutes earlier or later. ***

9:30     Teachers arrive. 


10:00   IAs arrive; buses begin to arrive; and it’s morning recess as usual. Students should arrive no earlier than 10:00 to ensure we have adequate supervision for the playground.


10:15    Bell rings- building opens for transition to classrooms for the start of the day.


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.  The Snack Program will not be running on delayed opening days.


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