Monday, December 5, 2016

Announcements 12-6-2016


TUESDAY


BREAKFAST MENU
Students may take two fruit servings with each meal. They must take at least one.
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SNACKS
Grape tomatoes should be served on Tuesday.

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Grape Tomatoes
  • Originally developed in the 1990’s, these tiny tomatoes have become popular because of their sweetness and one-bite size. 
  • Originally tomatoes were considered poisonous by Europeans. It was thought if you ate a tomato, its poison would turn your blood to acid—aren’t we glad that turned out to be just a myth! 
http://www.duplinschools.net/cms/lib01/NC01001360/Centricity/Domain/26/Grape%20Tomatoes%20Fun%20Fact%20Sheet.pdf
LUNCH MENU
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AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMMING

Tuesday 12/6/16
  • HW Club
  • TWEEN RAW Strength and Fitness:  Students should come dressed to participate in this active program. We recommend sneakers, comfortable pants (sweats or leggings), and a t-shirt.
  • Magic

Wednesday 12/7/16
  • HW Club
  • Tutoring
  • Creative Writing
  • Double Dutch: Dress for Exercise (see above)
  • STEAM Hero Investigations
Thursday 12/8/16
  • HW Club
  • Money Makers
  • Buddy Club
  • Minecraft & Mindfulness




BAND

Information about band practice will be placed here Tuesday morning at about 7:30 AM.


WEATHER

The weather will be decent for heading outside today at recess.  Be sure to dress for the snow and wet conditions.  The snow tubes will not be put out unless we get more snow :(



IMPORTANT DATES


Everyone: Walking Wednesday
December 7th.  This is the only Walking Wednesday for December, so please try to come out and join in.

Students in Grades 5-8: Auditions for "Annie" 
Please note that Tuesday the 6th is the last day to sign up for "Annie". If you have any questions about the play please contact Ms. Hartman. December 7th and 8th.  More Details Here at this Link.

Everyone: Day of Code
On December 8th, we will celebrate our "Day of Code".

Parents/Staff:  School Board Meeting
December 8th. 6:00 PM in the School Library

Everyone: Sr Band and Jazz Band Concert
December 15th.  7:00 PM in the Cafeteria

Parents/Students: Craft Night
December 16th.  6:00 PM in the Cafeteria
Organized by Friends of St. Albans City School (Parents/Teachers)

Dreamer's Families:  Dreamer's Holiday Concert
December 21st. 12:15 to 1:00 PM in the Large Gym

Everyone: Holiday Break.  No School
December 23 - January 2nd

                                    


MISCELLANEOUS

Don't forget to Bring in Food for Operation Happiness.  This is the last week to gather food for the drive.
Picture from last years food drive.

Examples of great donations would be canned fruits/vegetables, dry foods like pasta, rice or cereal, peanut butter/jelly, soups or jars of baby food. Please contact us if you have questions about other donations and be sure to check expiration dates. Students will come to your community between 8:20-8:30 to collect donations. Our goal is to collect 3,000 donations from our school. The community that collects the most items, will receive an Ice Cream Celebration. We will be collecting donations from through December 9th.



As we approach Day of Code (Thursday) consider this Information...
Did you know this week is Computer Science Education Week (CSEdWeek)? CSEdWeek is held in recognition of the birthday of computing pioneer Admiral Grace Murray Hopper (December 9, 1906).

Rear Admiral Dr. Grace Murray Hopper was a remarkable woman who grandly rose to the challenges of programming the first computers. During her lifetime as a leader in the field of software development concepts, she contributed to the transition from primitive programming techniques to the use of sophisticated compilers. She believed that "we've always done it that way" was not necessarily a good reason to continue to do so.
--From http://www.cs.yale.edu/homes/tap/Files/hopper-story.html

To learn a bit more about Grace Hopper watch this video:  Link to Video  2 1/2 minutes long.
https://www.youtube.com/embed/Fg82iV-L8ZY




Walking Wednesday 12-7-2016


Do come out and join us on this winter walk to school.  We will be following our regular walking schedule and routes.  Check them out on this map if you have not walked with us before.


Parents & Teachers: Dressing Well for the Winter Wetness
It is the time of year when students are often getting wet pants from outdoor playground equipment or playing on the ground. Parents if you anticipate a wet day from rain or snow please send in extra clothes in your student's back pack. Teachers could you please ask them wear their snow pants or not use the areas that are saturated.

Worried about Whooping Cough?
Go to THIS LINK for the latest guidelines on what to do about it.

Everyone: Community Wellness Event
Shake Santa Shake Black Light Zumba
December 8th 6 to 7 PM. SATEC Gymnasium
Details can be found at this Link.


PICTURES AND REPORTS


Picture of Boys 5/6 Basketball team with coach Woodland at their first game of the season.  Submitted by Athletic Director Wendy Trainer




The Snow Tubes Were Used for a Second Time this School Year  12-5-2016
In the morning about 3" of snow fell to the ground.  Those with the proper clothing went outside and reveled in the new snow.
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A few pieces of Art from the cafeteria lobby displays
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Friday, December 2, 2016

Announcements 12-5-2016

MONDAY



BREAKFAST MENU
Students may take two fruit servings with each meal. They must take at least one.
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SNACKS
Pears are the expected snack on Monday.  Grape tomatoes should be served on Tuesday.

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Pears
Pear wood is used to make furniture, musical instruments, and wood carvings. It is also used to make wooden kitchen utensils because it doesn’t impart any color or odor to the food and because it is tough enough to withstand repeated trips through the dishwasher without splintering or warping. Architect’s rulers are made from pear wood because it doesn’t warp. http://www.healthdiaries.com/eatthis/20-interesting-facts-about-pears.html

Grape Tomatoes
  • Originally developed in the 1990’s, these tiny tomatoes have become popular because of their sweetness and one-bite size. 
  • Originally tomatoes were considered poisonous by Europeans. It was thought if you ate a tomato, its poison would turn your blood to acid—aren’t we glad that turned out to be just a myth! 
http://www.duplinschools.net/cms/lib01/NC01001360/Centricity/Domain/26/Grape%20Tomatoes%20Fun%20Fact%20Sheet.pdf
LUNCH MENU
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AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMMING

Monday 12/5/16
  • HW Club
  • Tutoring
  • Hip Hop

Tuesday 12/6/16
HW Club
Tween Raw Strength and Fitness
Magic


Wednesday 12/7/16
HW Club
Tutoring
Creative Writing
Double Dutch
STEAM Hero Investigations
Thursday 12/8/16
HW Club
Money Makers
Buddy Club
Minecraft & Mindfulness



BAND

Band lesson schedules for this week are outside the 7/8 teams doors, and by the band room. Today is a lot of flutes and clarinets.

Jr. Band with 6th graders is rehearsing tomorrow.


WEATHER

There should be several inches of snow this morning.  Unfortunately, the snow probably won't be deep enough to use the snow tubes without scratching them on the ground.  They will only be put out if there is more snow than expected by your recess time.




IMPORTANT DATES


Everyone: Walking Wednesday
December 7th.  This is the only Walking Wednesday for December, so please try to come out and join in.

Students in Grades 5-8: Auditions for "Annie" 
Please note that today and tomorrow are the last days to sign up for "Annie". If you have any questions about the play please contact Ms. Hartman.December 7th and 8th.  More Details Here at this Link.

Everyone: Day of Code
On December 8th, we will celebrate our "Day of Code".

Parents/Staff:  School Board Meeting
December 8th. 6:00 PM in the School Library

Everyone: Sr Band and Jazz Band Concert
December 15th.  7:00 PM in the Cafeteria

Parents/Students: Craft Night
December 16th.  6:00 PM in the Cafeteria
Organized by Friends of St. Albans City School (Parents/Teachers)

Dreamer's Families:  Dreamer's Holiday Concert
December 21st. 12:15 to 1:00 PM in the Large Gym

Everyone: Holiday Break.  No School
December 23 - January 2nd

                                    


MISCELLANEOUS

Parents & Teachers: Dressing Well for the Winter Wetness
It is the time of year when students are often getting wet pants from outdoor playground equipment or playing on the ground. Parents if you anticipate a wet day from rain or snow please send in extra clothes in your student's back pack. Teachers could you please ask them wear their snow pants or not use the areas that are saturated.

Worried about Whooping Cough?
Go to THIS LINK for the latest guidelines on what to do about it.

Everyone: Community Wellness Event
Shake Santa Shake Black Light Zumba
December 8th 6 to 7 PM. SATEC Gymnasium
Details can be found at this Link.

Everyone: Operation Happiness
Renaissance students will be collecting non-perishable food for Operation Happiness again this year. Examples of great donations would be canned fruits/vegetables, dry foods like pasta, rice or cereal, peanut butter/jelly, soups or jars of baby food. Please contact us if you have questions about other donations and be sure to check expiration dates. Students will come to your community between 8:20-8:30 to collect donations. We will post daily results in the announcements to show how many donations have been collected from each community. Our goal is to collect 3,000 donations from our school. The community that collects the most items, will receive an Ice Cream Celebration. We will be collecting donations from through December 9th.


PICTURES AND REPORTS



Operation Happiness Daily Totals

Community
Total Donations as of 12/2
Adventurers
13
Discovery
32
Dreamers
26
Explorers
45
Imagination
28
Incredibles
64
Investigators
100
Navigators
78
Renaissance
72
Travelers
26
Triumph
62
USA
18
Voyagers
89
Grand Total
653






Recognize this School Friend with Mr. Mehaffey?




Poinsettias
Each year Mrs. Biggie organizes a poinsettia sale as a school fundraiser.  Many staff in the building order plants.  Quite a few plants are purchased and delivered around the city (a restaurant, a dentist office, a bank and SATEC).  Here one of our teachers, Paul Widjeskog, picked up his plant at SACS.  He gets one for his wife each year.




Ms. Pallas' students building on 12-2-2016




Nutcracker Performance for Families
On Thursday evening 12-1-2016 hundreds of family members came out to watch the Nutcracker performed by 1st-4th graders.  As it had been the previous day, the Nutcracker went of smoothly.  Excellent work students!  The hope is that each fall there will 1st-4th grade performance in the upcoming years. In recent years there has only been one play for older students performed in the winter or spring.  A play by the older students will come early in 2017.    More pictures can be viewed on the library TV.
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In costumes and ready to perform
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Introduction by Ms. Cameron-Muscente and Ms. Hartman
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Audience members
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End of the performance


Thank you to the whole production team for helping to make the Nutcracker a reality.



Production Team

Director/Music Director………....…..Cathy Cameron Muscente

Director/Choreographer……………………..…...Molly Hartman



Set Design……...Melissa Haberman, Ande Tagliamonte, Daniel Mojica, Miguel Mojica, Iziah Erno, Alex Clausen, Flora Germain, Aryanna Fleming, Destiny Thompson, Jason Seip, Matt Masse, Genevieve LeClair, Heather L’Esperance, Demerese Marshall, Kiannah Partlow, Samantha Ward, Brooke Balentine, Cora Shangraw, Dan Deslauriers, Mark Hoben and HOPE students

Costumes…......Cathy Cameron Muscente, Molly Hartman, Paula Wight, Bella Bonasera, Sydney Ward, Hailey Holliday, Lindsay Bernard, Emily Parent

Lighting………………………………………………...Lindsay Bernard

Sound……...………………………………………………...Emily Parent
Curtain…………………………………..………………….Sydney Ward
Props………......Paula Wight, Bella Bonasera, Sydney Ward, Hailey Holliday, Lindsay Bernard, Emily Parent
Backstage……....Bella Bonasera,  Hailey Holliday, Emily, Wendy Trainer, Megan Gagne, Angela Bernard, Cheryl LeClair, Darcey Lafreniere
Hair and Makeup….Bella Bonasera, Emily Parent, Hailey Holliday, Lindsay Bernard, Sydney Ward, Wendy Trainer, Tiffany Demore, Amanda Booker, Angela Bernard
Photography………....………………………………………...Anna Brace
         
Special thanks to Alisha Sawyer, Peg Jehle,  Wendy Trainer, Megan Gagne, Jen Bean, the maintenance /custodial staff, the many volunteers and “The Drama Girls” for all of their amazing work and support! We couldn’t have done it without you! Thank you to those who donated to our show!