Monday, July 15, 2019

Announcements 7-16-2019

TUESDAY, JULY 16th

CHECK THIS BLOG FREQUENTLY FOR INFORMATION 
ABOUT SUMMER PROGRAMMING

OPEN DOORS

BUS SCHEDULE
Open Doors Bus June 15-19. There will be only ONE bus and it will depart at 7:15 am from the school to start the route. Here are the stops, in order.



STATE GARAGE

LASALLE & SPRUCE

6 CEDAR ST.

147 PEARL ST. 

29 ADAMS ST.

LAKE & HUNTINGTON

RUSSELL & LO. WELDEN

LO. WELDEN & EDWARD

100 LO. WELDEN ST.

246 SO. MAIN ST.

SATEC

10 UP. GILMAN

LINCOLN & EWELL CT.

65 DIAMOND ST. 

DIAMOND & BURNELL

BISHOP & LINCOLN

LINCOLN & BANK

183 NO. MAIN ST.

MESSENGER & RUBLEE


Here are the activities for the week:



Week of July 15th (Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.) Students are expected to attend the entire week of the camp(s) in which they are enrolled.


Open Doors Variety Camp
Exploring Local Ecosystems

Duke’s Fitness

Fun in the Sun

Sewing and Crafts

Theater Camp

S.E.E.D.

Humanities Camp





HUMANITIES CAMP


Starting July 8th and going for 2 Weeks. The camp already has a full roster.
The camp happens Monday - Thursday. This year's theme is Survival.

On Thursday the group will be heading down to UVM on a field trip to try out a ropes course.






PICTURES AND REPORTS


S.E.E.D. - Student Empowerment for Equity and Diversity
A group of campers met with Ms. Vogel and Mr. Salit for a two-day workshop to expand their knowledge of issues of inequality within U.S. and world societies. The first picture is of the group getting to know each other and to express their hopes for the workshop. The rest of the pictures were taken when the group listed and discussed groups who had been and are struggling for acceptance in American society. 7-15-2019





MINDFULNESS GROUP
Ms. Pizzaro shared these pictures of her mindfulness training group. 7-12-2019





HIP HOP DANCE
Campers have been traveling to the Electric Youth dance studio on Main street to practice dance skills and to train for a brief performance on Friday 7-12-2019. A video of that performance can be viewed below in addition to photos of the campers training.


LINK TO 7-MINUTE VIDEO of three dances.

Pictures and video by Ms. Bessette













FUN IN THE SUN
Ms. Mitchell's camper group walked the path and played gaga ball on Monday morning when these photos were taken. 7-15-2019
Expectations for week stated
Gaga Ball game.
Walking and running the first half of their daily mile on the walking path.




EXPLORING LOCAL ECOSYSTEMS
Hard'ack and the St. Albans Pool. 7-12-2019.  Pictures by Ms. Vaillaincourt







GARDEN FLOWERS
Ms. Pizzaro took pictures of some of the flowers in the garden areas when her campers were there to work in the garden spaces.  7-12-2019.




WOODCHUCK NEXT TO OUR GARDENS - photo by Carolyn Pelkey

Friday, July 12, 2019

Announcements 7-15-2019

MONDAY, JULY 15th

CHECK THIS BLOG FREQUENTLY FOR INFORMATION 
ABOUT SUMMER PROGRAMMING

OPEN DOORS

BUS SCHEDULE
Open Doors Bus June 15-19. There will be only ONE bus and it will depart at 7:15 am from the school to start the route. Here are the stops, in order.



STATE GARAGE

LASALLE & SPRUCE

6 CEDAR ST.

147 PEARL ST. 

29 ADAMS ST.

LAKE & HUNTINGTON

RUSSELL & LO. WELDEN

LO. WELDEN & EDWARD

100 LO. WELDEN ST.

246 SO. MAIN ST.

SATEC

10 UP. GILMAN

LINCOLN & EWELL CT.

65 DIAMOND ST. 

DIAMOND & BURNELL

BISHOP & LINCOLN

LINCOLN & BANK

183 NO. MAIN ST.

MESSENGER & RUBLEE


Here are the activities for the week:



Week of July 15th (Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.) Students are expected to attend the entire week of the camp(s) in which they are enrolled.


Open Doors Variety Camp
Exploring Local Ecosystems

Duke’s Fitness

Fun in the Sun

Sewing and Crafts

Theater Camp

S.E.E.D.

Humanities Camp





HUMANITIES CAMP


Starting July 8th and going for 2 Weeks. The camp already has a full roster.
The camp happens Monday - Thursday. This year's theme is Survival.

On Thursday the group will be heading down to UVM on a field trip to try out a ropes course.






PICTURES AND REPORTS



HIP HOP DANCE
Ms. Bessette shared pictures of the hip hop campers practicing at their studio on Main street. 7-12-2019  LINK TO 15 PICTURES







CULTURAL COOKING AND CRAFTS
Ms. Pizzaro and Ms. Brace worked with campers to bake some scones and banana bread to be served with tea British style. Kids learned where to hold a napkin, how to dab their lips, where to hold their elbows and hands, and basically how to behave during a formal tea drinking session. Everyone quietly enjoyed the baked goods and their special tea. Ms. Pizzaro showed kids a picture of her enjoying tea in a large formal group back home in Chile recently. Mr. Craib talked about growing up in a British household and how many times tea was served -lots. LINK TO 12 PICTURES







SERVING LUNCH

Open Door Director, Ms. Stephanie Beck, and nurse, Ms. Joanne Chambers removed lunch from a refrigerator to serve the summer campers



GOODSELL RIDGE PRESERVE - CHAZY REEF
On Thursday, the Exploring Local Ecosystems group traveled to Isle La Motte and the Goodsell Ridge Preserve. They read about and observed fossils in the ancient reef located there. In addition, they had a chance to swim and play on a beach.  LINK TO 17 PICTURES  Pictures kindly provided by Ms. Vaillancourt.







MORE CHICKEN COOP WORK
A tarp canopy was added to shade the chickens during this hot weather. Mr. Rouleau and Mr. Pelkey removed the sod dug up from the floor of the coop. The left over sand will also be moved shortly.

The chickens were brought a treat of watermelon and greens





CORNHOLE 
The Never-Bored Games group were photographed a few days back playing cornhole during time outside. The temperatures were high so the group took advantage of a small amount of shade next to the building.





SUMMER OPEN DOORS BREAKFAST PICTURES 7-12-2019





EXPLORING LOCAL ECOSYSTEMS GROUP PICTURE





MONARCH BUTTERFLIES
Monarch butterfly populations have plummeted in the Americas in recent years due in large part to habitat loss. Years ago St. Albans City School made it a goal to provide a safe haven and plant food for Monarchs. Most summers we see a number of Monarchs around our butterfly gardens. These pictures were taken by Carolyn Pelkey as she worked to maintain the garden beds around the school this summer.  




CLEANING CARRIES ON
Stephen moved chairs back into Team USA's classrooms after their floors were stripped and waxed. 7-12-2019