Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Announcements 5-25-2017

THURSDAY MAY 25th
BREAKFAST
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SNACK
THURSDAY
Roasted Brussel Sprouts
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FRIDAY
Pears
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TUESDAY
Orange Wedges
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WEDNESDAY
Cucumber Slices
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LUNCH
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RECESS WEATHER

It looks like the rain will hold off until the afternoon. Head out for some exercise.
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AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMMING (MAY 22nd-25th)

Please contact Alisha Sawyer or Peg Jehle with questions. 527-0565 x.1103
MONDAY

HW Club (Library)
Girls on the Run (Megan Hook's classroom)
Hip Hop - final class(cafeteria)
WEDNESDAY

HW Club (Library)
Girls on the Run (Megan Hook's classroom)
TUESDAY

HW Club (Library)
Mad Science - final class (Megan Martinson's Room)
THURSDAY

HW Club (Library)
Minecraft & Mindfulness - final class (Mrs. Cameron-Muscente's Room)


BAND

If there is information about band practice it will be posted here approximately 7:30 AM Thursday.


IMPORTANT DATES


Discovery students and Parents: Field Trip to Spare Time
May 26th.  8:30 am to 2:00 pm.

8th Graders: Visit BFA
Friday May 26th.

Triumph: Field Trip to Hard'ack
May 26th. 9:00 am to 1:30 pm.  Walking.

Everyone: No School - Memorial Day
May 29th

Adventurers: Field Trip to Shelburne Farms
May 30th.  9:00 am to 1:00 pm.

Grades 1-3: Puppets in Education Performances in the Library
May 30th.  Navigators (9-9:30), Dreamers (9:45-10:15), Travelers (10:30-11:30)
May 31st.  Adventurers (9:00-9:30), Explorers (10:30-11:30), Investigators (11:45-12:45), Imagination (1:30-2:30)


LINK TO IMPORTANT DATES IN JUNE

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KEY END OF YEAR DATES
  • 6th Grade Bike Trip - June 1st (rain date - June 2nd)
  • Stewardship Day - June 7th
  • 8th Grade Personal Learning Plan Night - June 8th
  • 8th Grade Trip - June 9th
  • 8th Grade Graduation -  June 16th
  • Last Day of School - June 20th
  • Step Up Day - June 21st


EVENTS




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BOX TOPS for EDUCATION = MONEY FOR OUR STUDENTS!

Every Box Top for Education = $0.10 for our school, and they REALLY add up! We'd like to send in one more BIG Box Tops submission before the end of the school year.

Families: Do you have Box Tops at home? Please have your child(ren) bring in all Box Tops to their homeroom teacher ASAP!

Teachers: Do you have Box Tops in your classroom? (Don't forget the ones on your SBAC snack boxes!) Please deliver them to AC214 or put them in Ms. Maguire's mailbox ASAP.

Remember, you can find Box Tops on everyday grocery items including General Mills cereals, Annie's, Progresso, Green Giant, Totino's, Old El Paso, Hamburger Helper, Yoplait/GoGurt, Land O' Lakes, Chex Mix, Cascadian Farms, Fiber One, Betty Crocker, Larabar, Nature Valley, Mott's, Bugles, Gardetto's, Lysol/Kleenex/Scott/Hefty/Reynolds/Ziploc Products, and even new Girl Scouts Cereals! http://www.boxtops4education.com/earn/participating-products


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NEW PLAYGROUP!



Join us for a new parent led playgroup at Saint Albans City School every Friday from 8:30-9:30am until the end of the school year

This playgroup is geared to the 0-5 age group, but all are welcome. Please contact Laura at 802-922-2269 or Nichole at 802-488-0413 if you have any questions.



Use the main entrance, sign in and join us in the library for an hour of play and socializing.

Weather permitting, we can enjoy some outside time as well, on the pre-school playground.

Snacks are not permitted in the library.

*****Children and caregivers who have experienced fever, vomiting, diarrhea or other serious illness within the past 48 hours, should stay home to rest.****






BE SURE TO HAVE YOUR WALKING CONTEST TALLY SHEETS UPDATED BY THE END OF THE SCHOOL DAY THIS FRIDAY (the last day of the walking path lap contest).  THANK YOU.




REPORTS AND PICTURES



WALKING WEDNESDAY RESULTS
Participation continues to increase with the improving weather. 198 people walked or biked to school. One hundred and eighty one participants were students. The Voyagers tried to get all their students to join in and nearly succeeded with 35 who signed in at the school entrance.  Consequently, the Voyagers are the champions this week for the Walking Wednesday contest. Voyagers teachers were out walking on several of the routes with their students.  Other teams also stepped up Walking Wednesday promotion.  The Incredibles (with 24) and Investigators (with 20) deserve special mention.

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NOW FOR THE NAIL BITING WALKING WEDNESDAY RESULTS
Even though Voyagers had awesome participation this week, they have only tied for the lead with the Incredibles. The Incredibles have consistently generated good walking Wednesday numbers, whereas the Voyagers have focused instead on walking path laps -until this Wednesday. Travelers and Investigators are not far behind on Walking Wednesday numbers and could conceivably win. The high scoring team that can mobilize almost their entire population next Wednesday will win the pool party for this walking/biking contest.

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Pictures from Walking Wednesday 5-24-2017
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NAVIGATORS' CHICKS
On Wednesday Mrs. Lawyer's kindergarten students took their newly hatched chicks outside to enjoy the warm weather. Here are a few pictures from that experience. 5-24-2017
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BEST FRIENDS
Chicken and Duck feeding on SACS property on Wednesday 5-24-2017
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KILLDEER FOUND ON ST. ALBANS CITY SCHOOL ROOF
About a week ago Mr. Pelkey (a facility maintenance staff member) found four killdeer eggs on the roof of the school building. Several days ago three of the eggs hatched. The one shown below did not. Notice how camouflaged the eggs and the birds are when on our stone covered roof. Mr. Pelkey holds up a baby killdeer that fell off the building roof.  He brought it back up to the bird's parents on the rooftop shortly thereafter. 
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A shorebird you can see without going to the beach, Killdeer are graceful plovers common to lawns, golf courses, athletic fields, and parking lots. These tawny birds run across the ground in spurts, stopping with a jolt every so often to check their progress, or to see if they’ve startled up any insect prey. Their voice, a far-carrying, excited kill-deer, is a common sound even after dark, often given in flight as the bird circles overhead on slender wings.
https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Killdeer/id

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Announcements 5-24-2017

WEDNESDAY MAY 24th
BREAKFAST
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SNACK


WEDNESDAY
Clementines
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LUNCH
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RECESS WEATHER

Head outside for some exercise. It should be nice.

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AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMMING (MAY 22nd-25th)

Please contact Alisha Sawyer or Peg Jehle with questions. 527-0565 x.1103
MONDAY

HW Club (Library)
Girls on the Run (Megan Hook's classroom)
Hip Hop - final class(cafeteria)
WEDNESDAY

HW Club (Library)
Girls on the Run (Megan Hook's classroom)
TUESDAY

HW Club (Library)
Mad Science - final class (Megan Martinson's Room)
THURSDAY

HW Club (Library)
Minecraft & Mindfulness - final class (Mrs. Cameron-Muscente's Room)


BAND

Jr. Band and Sr. Band will have rehearsals on Thursday afternoon, and beginning string lessons will be happening this afternoon at 1 and 1:30 for violin and cello.


IMPORTANT DATES


Kindergarten: Houghton Park/Hoss's Creemee
May 24th. 10:30 am to 12:30 pm.  Walking

3rd - 8th Grade: SBAC Math and ELA Performance Task.
May 24th. 8:45 to 10:15 am.

Adventurers/Navigators/Dreamers PK/K: Field Trip to Houghton & Park/Hoss's Dogg House May 24th. 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. Walking.

Discovery students and Parents: Field Trip to Spare Time
May 26th.  8:30 am to 2:00 pm.

8th Graders: Visit BFA
Friday May 26th.

Triumph: Field Trip to Hard'ack
May 26th. 9:00 am to 1:30 pm.  Walking.

Everyone: No School - Memorial Day
May 29th

Adventurers: Field Trip to Shelburne Farms
May 30th.  9:00 am to 1:00 pm.

Grades 1-3: Puppets in Education Performances in the Library
May 30th.  Navigators (9-9:30), Dreamers (9:45-10:15), Travelers (10:30-11:30)
May 31st.  Adventurers (9:00-9:30), Explorers (10:30-11:30), Investigators (11:45-12:45), Imagination (1:30-2:30)


LINK TO IMPORTANT DATES IN JUNE

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KEY END OF YEAR DATES
  • 6th Grade Bike Trip - June 1st (rain date - June 2nd)
  • Stewardship Day - June 7th
  • 8th Grade Personal Learning Plan Night - June 8th
  • 8th Grade Trip - June 9th
  • 8th Grade Graduation -  June 16th
  • Last Day of School - June 20th
  • Step Up Day - June 21st


EVENTS



TODAY, WEDNESDAY THE 24TH, IS A 
WALKING WEDNESDAY
LINK TO MAP of the Walking School bus routes and times.

Notice: The last date of the Walking Wednesday Contest is next week MAY 31st.

Students must sign in on Wednesdays to earn credit for your team.
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NEW PLAYGROUP!


Join us for a new parent led playgroup at Saint Albans City School every Friday from 8:30-9:30am until the end of the school year

This playgroup is geared to the 0-5 age group, but all are welcome. Please contact Laura at 802-922-2269 or Nichole at 802-488-0413 if you have any questions.

Use the main entrance, sign in and join us in the library for an hour of play and socializing.

Weather permitting, we can enjoy some outside time as well, on the pre-school playground.

Snacks are not permitted in the library.

*****Children and caregivers who have experienced fever, vomiting, diarrhea or other serious illness within the past 48 hours, should stay home to rest.****





BE SURE TO HAVE YOUR WALKING CONTEST TALLY SHEETS UPDATED BY THE END OF THE SCHOOL DAY THIS FRIDAY (the last day of the walking path lap contest).  THANK YOU.




REPORTS AND PICTURES


TOP WALKING PATH PARTICIPANTS LAST WEEK
These students walked or ran 1.5 to 2.5 miles per day.

TEAM             NAME                         LAPS
Triumph
Ethan White
29
Triumph
Charles Luneau
26
Voyagers
Emma Plant
20
Discovery
Hunter Fiorini
19
Triumph
Cody Morgan
19
Voyagers
Dakota Hoague
18
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Tyler Pratt
18
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Destiny Thompson
18
Discovery
Donovan Danyow
18
USA
Serenity Love
18
Discovery
Evan Shaw
17
Voyagers
Ivy Hoang
16
USA
Melissa Ward
16
Voyagers
Elizabeth Pelkey
15
Triumph
Logan Kimball
15
Triumph
Mackenzie Smith
15
Investigators
Megan Gonyeau
15







INVESTIGATORS - PreK-3rd GRADE WALKING PATH CHAMPIONS LAST WEEK
This team completed 325 laps.  It is a harder for younger students with shorter legs, and a requirement to stick close to teachers, to complete many many laps. This team did an outstanding job of covering 163 miles total.  This is the second time they have been the younger grade champions.  Nice work.  The Travelers were right behind with 307 laps.
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KINDERGARTEN EMBRYOLOGY

A chick hatched on camera on Monday in Mr. Lewis' room.  The egg came from Mrs. Chelsea.  Video was taken through the transparent lid of an incubator.  Date videoed 5-22-2017. Check this 1-minute video out. LINK TO VIDEO 

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7/8 MINECRAFT STUDENTS ATTENDED A LOCAL EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY INNOVATION CONFERENCE 5-22-2017
Four of Mrs. Cameron-Muscente's Minecraft-specialist students traveled to Champlain College to attend the Dynamic Landscapes conference.  Once there they showed off their work to many adults and students who came to see technological innovations in student education. The pictures show the students presenting their work and visiting other tables where fascinating technologies were available for testing and explanation. Mr. Lyndes, Ms. Bertucci, and Mr. Craib and Ms. Lucie deLaBruere, all associated with SACS, were also in attendance.
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The innovation lounge where the fun displays were located
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Our students demonstrating their work
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Testing out virtual reality equipment
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Trying a cool cardboard pinball playing system
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Testing out video games made by students
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Making marble mazes with legos
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