Teddy Bear Teas to be held in May

Fifteen Windham County elementary schools will open their doors this May to parents, caregivers, early-educators, children aged 5 and younger - and teddy bears.

Children are invited to bring their favorite teddy bears (or other favorite stuffed animal) to their participating school for a party called a “Teddy Bear Tea.” Guests will meet staff, hear stories read by the principal or kindergarten teacher, and speak with other families.

Teddy bear cookies and other snacks will be provided, thanks to volunteers from RSVP and Brattleboro Union High School, with support from the Mary Meyer Stuffed Toys company of Townshend.


• Academy School: Tuesday, May 21. All-school sing at 8:40 a.m.; tea at 9:10 a.m.

• Deerfield Valley Elementary (Wilmington and Whitingham): Wednesday, May 15, at 1:30 p.m.

• Dover: Thursday, May 9, at 9:30 a.m.

• Dummerston: Wednesday, May 29, at 1:30 p.m.

• Green Street: Thursday, May 23. All-school sing at 8:35 a.m.; tea at 9:05 a.m.

• Guilford Central: Wednesday, May 8, at 10:30 a.m.

• Halifax: Monday, May 6, at 10 a.m.

• Jamaica: Monday, May 20, at 10 a.m.

• Marlboro: Friday, May 3, at 2 p.m.

• Newbrook Elementary: Tuesday, May 14, at 1 p.m.

• Oak Grove: Wednesday, May 22. All-school sing at 8:35 a.m.; tea at 9:05 a.m.

• Putney Central: Wednesday, May 29, at 9:30 a.m.

• Townshend: Friday, May 10, at 9 a.m.

• Vernon: Tuesday, May 7, at 10:30 a.m.

• Wardsboro: Friday, May 24, at 10 a.m.

Teddy Bear Teas, designed to encourage an open and trusting partnership between home and school, are co-sponsored by Early Education Services and Windham County elementary schools, and are funded in part by Williston-based Building Bright Futures, a nonprofit organization working to assure that all Vermont children are healthy and successful.

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