Monday, January 23, 2017

Announcements 1-24-2016

TUESDAY

BREAKFAST

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SNACKS

This is the planned order of snacks.  It could change depending on how ripe the fruit is.
Tues 1/24
Mixed Berries
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Wed 1/25
Grapes
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Thurs 1/26
Pink Grapefruit
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Fri 1/27
Bell Peppers
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LUNCH

On Tuesday we are having Misty Knoll Local Chicken.

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BAND

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


RECESS WEATHER

We are expected to get snow.  Let's hope we have enough for snow tubing at recess.



IMPORTANT DATES


Everyone: FCSU District Art Show
Tuesday January 24 - Sunday 29th. Location will be the Collins-Perley Complex between 6:00 am-9:00 pm.  Opening Reception: Tuesday January 24th, 2017 4:30-6:30pm

Students and Staff: Whole School Assembly.  Hip Hop, African Dance and Broadway with Karen Amirault.  Thursday January 26th.  Location - Large Gym.  9:30-10:15.

Everyone: February Walking Wednesday
February 1st.  This is the only official walk scheduled for February.  Please come out and join us.

8th Grade Parents: Parents Advisory Group Meeting
Update on 8th grade events. Thursday, February 2nd. 5:30 PM in the Library

Everyone:  Healthy Hearts on the Move Fair
February 4th. 9:00 AM to 12:00 Noon.  Location - St. Albans City School

Everyone: Community-Based Public Hearing on the Governor's Proposed State Budget
FY18 Monday February 13th 6pm – 7:30 PM  SACS Library Presentation Space



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EVENTS







KAREN AMIRAULT DANCE COMPANY
Hip Hop, African Dance and Broadway will be demonstrated at a whole school assembly January 26th and offered to 3rd and 4th grade students and some 7/8 students (February 6th, 8th, 13th and 15th) at St. Albans City School.  On Unified Arts night dances will be presented and open to participation.






HEALTH FAIR AT SACS - Free Saturday February 4th

9:00 AM to Noon at St. Albans City School
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PICTURES AND REPORTS


USA: Our Fish Hatch!
Since the arrival of 100 brook trout eggs on January 5, Team USA has been patiently waiting for the hatching of some eggs. Today was the day! We now have 4 small fry (alevins). Students have been busy testing the water for the appropriate ph, ammonia, nitrate, and nitrite levels. There has not been much activity, but as we get towards the end of February we should see all the eggs hatched.

Anyone wanting to check out the Trout in the Classroom project, feel free to contact Team USA. Trout In The Classroom site
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Thank you to the St. Albans Rotary for sponsoring our project. Their generous donation helped secure the tank and supplies. We look forward to working with them on this project.
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Explorers Discussed Matter
On Fun Friday Ms. Lavoie made root beer floats for fun Friday to demonstrate the three states of matter.

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Basketball Tournament Winners
Over the weekend the 7/8 boys and girls won the Westford Jam Tournament. They received 1st place trophies and presented them to to Ms. Trainer.
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Art Work by Jennifer Lavallee





Friday, January 20, 2017

Announcements 1-23-2017

MONDAY


BREAKFAST


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SNACKS

This is the planned order of snacks.  It could change depending on how ripe the fruit is.
Mon 1/23
Bananas
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Tues 1/24
Mixed Berries
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Wed 1/25
Grapes
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Thurs 1/26
Pink Grapefruit
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Fri 1/27
Bell Peppers
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LUNCH

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BAND

Sr. Band lesson times are outside the band room, and posted outside Renaissance and USA. Lessons include Aria, Em, CC, Sydney Kalan, Aniah, Tim, Tenor saxes, and 7th grade alto saxes.

Full Jr. Band will be having rehearsal on Thursday, and Sr. Band with 6th graders is tomorrow.

Some 8th grade band students are performing in the High School District Music Festival this Friday. They include GG, Margot, CC, Emma, Sydney, and Kalan. They will not be in school on Friday.


RECESS WEATHER

Head outside for recess.  Dress for wind and mud.




IMPORTANT DATES


Stewardship Committee: Stewardship Committee Meeting
January 23rd, 2017 12:30pm – 1:30pm.  Room AC206  (Food Advisory Mtg to Follow)

Everyone: FCSU District Art Show
Tuesday January 24 - Sunday 29th. Location will be the Collins-Perley Complex between 6:00 am-9:00 pm.  Opening Reception: Tuesday January 24th, 2017 4:30-6:30pm

Students and Staff: Whole School Assembly.  Hip Hop, African Dance and Broadway with Karen Amirault.  Thursday January 26th.  Location - Large Gym.  9:30-10:15.

Everyone: February Walking Wednesday
February 1st.  This is the only official walk scheduled for February.  Please come out and join us.

8th Grade Parents: Parents Advisory Group Meeting
Update on 8th grade events. Thursday, February 2nd. 5:30 PM in the Library

Everyone:  Healthy Hearts on the Move Fair
February 4th. 9:00 AM to 12:00 Noon.  Location - St. Albans City School

Everyone: Community-Based Public Hearing on the Governor's Proposed State Budget
FY18 Monday February 13th 6pm – 7:30 PM  SACS Library Presentation Space



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EVENTS







KAREN AMIRAULT DANCE COMPANY
Hip Hop, African Dance and Broadway will be demonstrated at a whole school assembly January 26th and offered to 3rd and 4th grade students and some 7/8 students (February 6th, 8th, 13th and 15th) at St. Albans City School.  On Unified Arts night dances will be presented and open to participation.






HEALTH FAIR AT SACS - Free Saturday February 4th

9:00 AM to Noon at St. Albans City School
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PICTURES AND REPORTS


BFA Information Night 1-19-2017
Eighth grade students, and some of their parents, gathered to hear about high school at Bellows Free Academy. Staff and students from BFA came to St. Albans City School to let our students know what to do in the next few months and how to get ready for next year.





Owl Pellets in Kindergarten
Kindergarten teachers purchase owl pellets each year for science work with their young age group. The pellets are completely dry and contain the fur, feathers and bones of small wildlife such as shrews, rodents, voles, moles and birds.  Individual students have no idea what kind of animal(s) their pellet contain until they dissect it.  Each bone extracted is placed on a skeleton chart of the animals mentioned above.  By seeing where bones line up on the chart, the students are able to determine the animal their owl consumed.

Initially children were skeptical about working with owl "poop".  But then as soon as the detective work began they were fascinated with the entire process.  This yearly project stimulates many questions and expands student's vocabulary and skills.
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Initial Reaction to Owl Pellets (Dried Owl Poop)
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Measuring Pellets
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