Thursday, April 22, 2010

Announcements 05-03-10

The Spring Book Fair is coming!
May 1 – 7, 2010

The SACS PTO will host our annual Spring Scholastic Book Fair from May 1 to May 7th. We are kicking the fair off early this year in the school gymnasium during the Maple Festival Pancake Breakfast. You can come on in and see the selection Saturday and Sunday (May 1 & 2) from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. on those days. During the following week, you can join us in the library from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Please support the book fair and help raise funds to purchase books for our children, classroom libraries, and our library. Families, teachers, and the community are invited to attend the Book Fair, featuring a fun theme: Book Fair Diner: All You Can Read!

On Thursday, May 6th, from 6-8 p.m., the Book Fair will feature a special Family Event with story read-alouds, contests, activities, refreshments & door prizes.

Special guest Clifford, the Big Red Dog, will be available to sign books, pose for pictures, and read with your child.

The Book Fair will offer specially priced books to meet every budget. We will also offer educational products, including new releases, award-winning titles, children’s classics, interactive software, adult books, and current bestsellers from more than 100 publishers.

As always, we are conducting a Community Support activity in conjunction with our book fair. During our Spring book fair, we are collecting non-perishable food items for our local food shelf. Please support this effort by sending/bringing in some items. Every student will be recognized for their donation on our “Hunger Fighters” Wall of Fame.

As always, Volunteers are truly appreciated and needed!!!! If you have any time to volunteer during the May 1-7 book fair, please contact Veronica Saffo by email at or phone 527-0081. Whether it is an hour or three, your time is a tremendous boost for our efforts! There will be two set-ups that require support (April 30 and May 2nd).

Looking forward to seeing you all at the book fair!!

Science NECAP

All 4th and 8th grade students will be participating in taking the Science NECAPs during the week of May 10th. There are a total of three sessions. The first two sessions are similar to the Fall NECAP with multiple choice and short answer test questions. The third session is a hands-on experiment where students conduct a supervised experiment and then collect, organize, and analyze their data.

The formal 8th grade City School Graduation is June 11, 2010. We are inviting families to join us 5:30-6:15 within learning communities to celebrate and honor 8th grade students. Learning Communities will give out awards, certificates and medals to recognize student success in Language Arts, Math, 21st Century, Art, Music, Band, PE Tech Savvy, etc.

Next, the formal graduation ceremony will begin in the large gym at 6:30 followed by a reception and student dance. During the formal ceremony students will wear medals indicating they received a learning community award. Also, during the graduation other scholarships and traditional awards will be presented.

We hope to see you celebrate our 8th grade students and their accomplishments on June 11th.

St. Albans City School presents WELCOME TO KINDERGARTEN!

St. Albans City School would like to welcome all incoming Kindergartners
(children who will be 5 before September 1st, 2010) and their parents to
the 2010-2011 school year. You are invited to visit us in the
Kindergarten on Tuesday, May 18th from 6 pm to 7
pm. Registration material for Kindergarten screenings will be available.
Your child’s social security numbers, immunization records and birth
certificate are required. For more information, call Helene Biggie at

Fresh Air Fund
Are you looking for a wonderful way to provide a service to children in
need? The Fresh Air fund is seeking families to open their hearts and homes
to New York City children this summer. As a volunteer host family with The
Fresh Air Fund, you will help a child enjoy the simple pleasures of a summer
away from hot city streets.

Call Michelle Piche at 849-2375 or visit to volunteer

Engineering Day Results from earlier this month were:

1st Place Passive Helicopter Team
Jana Somero & Arnela Grujic

2nd Place Passive Helicopter Team
Janae Somero & Codi Lullek

3rd Place, Best Design for Edible Car
Cordelia Bell & Veronica Farr

Twenty-nine kids competed in Engineering Day, grades 6 through 8. Except for the edible cars, our students competed against mostly high school kids.

Gina Nedig and Machaela Maille competed in the Pasta Bridge category. Joann Barton, Travis Roberts and Brittany Tatro made a Windmill entry.

The event took place at the Air National Guard in Williston April 8. Keynote speaker was Brian Duby