Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Announcements 11-16-11

Raider the Penguin

Have you met Raider? Last fall our cafeteria gave up straws – the money that we have saved on straws was donated to the World Wildlife Federation to benefit the emperor penguin. The WWF sent us Raider, who is now our cafeteria mascot, in return. Raider has gone on many field trips with different learning communities and when he attended The Travelers culminating event with Channel 5 weatherman Tom Messner, he made the news!

Field Trips

Mrs. Edelstein’s and Miss. Laidman’s classes are traveling to the Post Office, St. Albans Free Library, and Mimmo’s from 8:30 to 11:30.

Mrs. Helen’s class is going to the St. Albans Co-Op Creamery from 12:15 to 1:45.

Mr. Clark’s class is walking to Houghton Park from 8:30 and will be returning by 10:15. They recently completed a unit on community service but they have decided not to end their service even though the unit is done. They will be cleaning up the park.


Cheer practice begins for 5/6 from 3:30 to 5:00. There is a parent meeting for 5/6 and 7/8 immediately following practice at 5:00.

Lunch Accounts

Did you know that you can put money on your child’s lunch account online? You can find more information about the Lunch Pre-Pay service here: http://www.abbeygroup.net/school-stacity.php

Did you also know that you can submit an application for free and reduced lunch at any point during the school year? If you qualify for Three-Squares VT or receive Reach Up benefits you will automatically qualify for free lunch but we must have an application on file. For more information or to have an application sent to you please contact Desiree Gunter at 527-0565 ext. 1107. You can also print an application at home from this address: http://www.education.vermont.gov/new/pdfdoc/pgm_nutrition/school_nutrition/program/forms/educ_nutrition_fr_application_meal.pdf

Odyssey of the Mind

Team meeting from 6:00 -7:00 in room A3.

Fuel Up to Play 60

Fuel Up to Play 60 is a program that our school participates in. It encourages healthy eating and 60 minutes of movement everyday. To find out more go to http://www.fueluptoplay60.com/. They are having a contest to see which school can get most students signed up and tracking their healthy eating and activity and we are hoping that we can be that school! If students need help signing up they can see Mrs. Gunter or Mrs. Trainer.


Dynamic Design in hosting a dance for grades six, seven, and eight on Friday November 18th from 7:00 – 9:00 in the cafeteria.

Team USA Celebration

All past members of Team USA are invited to join our current group of students to celebrate our community's accomplishments. The Vermont Commissioner of Education, Mr Armando Vilaseca, will be present a national award to Team USA.

The celebration will take place in the Team USA area, November 16, 8:30am.