Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Announcements 01-21-10

Dear 8th Grade Parents,
You are invited to attend an information session with the Director of
Guidance at BFA concerning course registration for your current 8th grade
student. This will be held at City School on January 25th in the cafeteria
at 6:30.

8th Grade class of 2011: The PAG needs your help!! What is PAG,it stands for parent Advisory Group and what we do is to help you the students plan for you eight grade year. Together we plan everything from your field trips,dances,graduation activities,to your yearbook. We will be meeting monthly and are in the process of planning our first fundraiser which will be taking place on Thursday,February 18th. The event will be the seventh grade basketball teams taking on the teachers and possibly the coaches. We will have special activities and cheerleaders will be performing a halftime show. So, There is a lot of planning to do,ideas are welcome. It is important that every parent gets involved.The next PAG meeting will take place Monday,February 8th at 3:30 in the library.There are lots of ways you can get involved even if you can't attend meetings. Please contact :

Shannon Lamothe at or Linda Pacheco at
The Power of School Breakfast-Student creativity contest: The School Nutrition Association ( SNA ) of Vermont in preparation for hunger awareness day on February 11th ,2010 are inviting elementary schools throughout Vermont to participate in our first Power of School Breakfast student creativity contest. Students in grades k-6 may submit one original work.

  • A poster on 8 1/2 x 11 paper
    •A poem
  • a one page essay which
    addresses... The importance of a nutritious school breakfast to students.
    Students will be judges on the strength of the message promoting school breakfast and on individually creativity. We intend to chose one winner from each school. The selected group of winners will be invited to join our legislative committee when we participate in the Hunger awareness day on February 11 at the State House in Montpelier. Students will assist SNA-VT representatives hand out school breakfast bags to state legislators as they enter the chamber and will have the opportunity to tour the state house.

    City School Parents, Guardians & Caretakers:
    You are your childrens’ first and most important teachers. In an effort to assist you in that very critical role, City School would like to invite you to attend a program on “Parenting Challenges Posed by Technology.” This topic is one raised by parents in a survey conducted during our Fall Open House. That same survey indicated an evening time would be most convenient and that child care would be helpful.
    Taking these requests into account, the program will be offered on Thursday, January 21st from 6 to 7 PM in the City School Library. Our school counselors, Vicki Nelson and Deb McCarthy, will lead the program.
    Refreshments and child care will be provided. Please spread the word. We hope to build up our contact list so that we can provide you with information on important parenting topics as well as announce other programs in the future.
    Please contact me if you have questions or to let me know if you will have child care needs on that night (527-0565 X3201 or
    Thanks and see you on the 21st.
    Steve Denny
    School Home Coordinator

    Free Presentation at St. Michael's College:
    Navigating the New Realities of Girl World and Boy World
    a presentation by Rosalind Wiseman
    Tuesday, January 26 at 6:30 p.m.
    McCarthy Arts Center at Saint Michael's College, Colchester, Vermont
    Rosalind Wiseman's New York Times best-selling book Queen Bees
    and Wannabes. In this presentation, Wiseman guides you through the
    transformations in the adolescent landscape over the past several years and
    concrete strategies for helping children navigate conflict ethically and
    with social competence.
    *For more information, please contact Kim Swartz, Saint Michael's College at
    or Carmel Quinn, Girl Scouts of the Green and White Mountains at