Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Announcements 1-18-12

Exciting Compost News!

Here is a portion of an email from Tom Reynolds, Programs Coordinator for The Northwest Solid Waste District. 

"Here is the list of compost results.   Over 8 tons of food waste diverted from the landfill with an average of 3 pieces of non food waste per week.   

If St. Albans City School had 500 meals per day or 2500 meals per week.  I pick up compost containers once a week or 18 times for a total of roughly 45000 meals and the students and staff had only 59 pieces of contamination.  The school would have achieved well over a 99% success rate with diverting only food waste in their compost program. Well the facts are in- St.Albans City Elementary School DID ! Add that to the schools ‘Job Well Done’ list."

News from 6th Grade Math

 All 6th graders just completed a project based learning activity called "The Hand of a Giant".  Students were given just the hand print of a giant.  They had to determine the height of the giant just from this hand print.  They were given no other information.  They worked in cooperative groups and use the concept of proportional reasoning to find the giant's height.  

News from Mrs. Dean's Class

Mrs. Dean's 4th grade class took a virtual field trip to study area and perimeter of two dimensional shapes on Tuesday. The students represented our school by exceeding expectations around active listening ,working collaboratively, and really knowing their stuff! Great job!

SACS Band Alumni have Talent 

The Band BET, made up of former SACS students, came in at lunch on Tuesday to play some of their original music during lunch.


7/8 Girls Basketball games at Home vs. SATEC at 4:00 pm

7/8 Boys Basketball games Away at SATEC at 4:15pm

Odyssey of the Mind

Primary Team Meeting 6:00pm in Mr. Galle's Art Room

WordMasters Word of the day

from the 7th Grade list:


Function: adj
1: the quality or state of being slow, lazy, or not caring
function: noun:
1 : abnormal drowsiness
2 : the quality or state of being slow, lazy, or not caring

Hot Lunch Entree for Wednesday January 18th

Chicken Alfredo 
Chicken, Broccoli, Cheese & Whole Grain Rotini 
Dark Green  Garden Salad 
Oatmeal Muffin Square 
Fresh Fruit 
Farm Fresh Milk