“We Named A Snow Plow!”

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In late November, Charmaine Bouvier, a snow plow driver from VTrans, surprised us in our bus lane at BFA Fairfax with her truck to introduce our school to: “Unstoppable Jeff.” 

Every year the Vermont Agency of Transportation invites schools to participate in the NAME A PLOW program. 

This year, Jaime Daunais, a grade one teacher, organized a Google poll to gather snow plow names from each of our classrooms. Our students generated many unique and fantastic names and we submitted to VTrans the one that received the most votes.  

The name “Unstoppable Jeff” was created by the students from Mrs. Myers’ classroom and our students and staff were elated to check out the snow plow truck with the sign prominently displayed for all to see. Most importantly, our students and staff appreciated the opportunity to meet Charmaine and make a connection to the person that clears our roads and keeps us safe.

This whole experience was a blast and we are grateful to all the people at VTrans that work diligently to maintain our roads year round. A big thank you to all the people at our school, town, and state that work tirelessly to make sure our roads are safe throughout the winter months. Bring on the snow! 

Thomas Walsh
BFA Fairfax ES Principal