Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Announcments for 01-20-10

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.
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 school 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 dennys@sacsvt.org.)
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

Drama practice: The next drama practice will be January 22nd from 3:30-5:30 in room A-1.
P T O : The next PTO Meeting will be on Wednesday, February 3rd at 3:30pm .