Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Announcements 11-17-11

Spotlight on Team USA

Wednesday, Team USA had a visit from Mr. Armando Vilaseca, the Vermont Commissioner of Education. The purpose of the visit was to help Team USA celebrate the third place finish in the National Contest "Teams That Make a Difference". The contest, sponsored by the Association of Middle Level Education honors those teams across the country who have proven effectiveness in teaching middle school students. Mr. Vilaseca praised the current students and the many former students of Team USA who were also in attendance. The students heard speeches from current students, former students, Ms. Cavallo, the Principal, Mr. Emerson Lynn, and of course the Commissioner. To find out more about the “Teams That Make a Difference” award winners go to this site:

Important Open Doors Announcement

Due to transportation challenges, Open Doors will be running their program Thursday November 17th without busing. Open Doors will have their regular program on Friday November 18th. Please send your child to Open Doors on Thursday only if you are able to provide transportation home. Pick up time will be at 4:50 at City School. Thank you again for your patience as we resolve our transportation difficulties.


There will be NO Boys basketball practice Thursday November 17th

Field Trips

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

The Voyagers are walking to the bowling center at 9:00 and will be back at 12:00.

Three students from SACS’s VKAT group attending a leadership training in South Burlington. VKAT stands for Vermont Kids Against Tobacco. They will be learning how to educate their peers on the dangers of smoking, and to model healthy behaviors. To learn more about VKAT go to

Culminating Events

The Incredibles have their culminating event on community from 7:45 am – 8:45 am

Team Triumph has their culminating event, a Vermont history play, in the big gym at 6:00 pm. Please enter through the gym doors.

United Way Operation Happiness

Operation Happiness is an annual community initiative of the Franklin-Grand Isle Untied Way. The Operation is run by volunteers and relies heavily on the generosity and support of the community. With over 300 volunteers, Operation Happiness was able to provide baskets of food to over 100 needy families throughout Franklin and Grand Isle Counties in 2010. In addition, children in these families receive toys through the “Toys for Kids” Marine Red Barrel program as well as through the support of local monetary donations

Starting Monday November 21st through Friday November 25th (excluding Thursday, Thanksgiving Day) and then continued Monday November 30th until the maximum number of families have been met, you can call the United Way at 528-8530 between 8:30 am- 1:30 pm to register for a basket of food or for the “Toys for Kids” program.

Specific pickup locations will be announced at registration.

If you wish to volunteer contact Wendy Morrill at 527-7850

Monetary donations may be sent to: Operation Happiness c/o The United Way, PO Box 387 St. Albans VT 05478

Donations of canned goods, new hats, mittens and toys are happily accepted.

Hot Lunch Entrée


Cheese or Pepperoni Pizza

Dark Green

Garden Salad with Dressing

Fresh Fruit

Farm Fresh Milk