Monday, June 18, 2012

Announcements 6-19-12

Step Up Day 

K to 1:
Current kindergartners will come in on their regular bus and go directly to the cafeteria. They will sit at their assigned lunch table (the one they sit in for lunch).K teachers will distribute bandanas of various colors (GREEN - IMAGINATION, ORANGE - EXPLORERS, BLUE- INVESTIGATORS, PURPLE- TRAVELERS) to their students according to their new Learning Community. Mrs. Andrews will dismiss students from the cafeteria by Learning Community/Color. (All K-3 staff will be in the cafeteria to help and assist students during this transition.) Children will spend the next two hours getting to know their new teachers and classmates. A snack will be served in the 1st grade classrooms. 
At 10:10 students will be dismissed from their classrooms - chimes will ring. K teachers will be outside at busses to ensure the students go on their regular bus.

3 to 4 and 6 to 7:
Students will come in on the bus and go directly to the cafeteria. (Session B students will ride with session A and will arrive at 7:30). Students going into grade 4 will sit in the front half of the cafeteria. Students going into grade 6 will sit in the back half. They will have the option of having breakfast in the cafeteria. Grades 4-8 staff will be in the cafeteria to meet and greet their new students. At 7:45 grade 4 and 7 teachers will arrive promptly to pick up their students in the cafeteria. Mrs. Andrews will dismiss students from the cafeteria by Learning Community. At 9:40 chimes will signal dismissal. 

Bus Schedule for Step Up Day:


Regular pickup time and buses arrive at school at 8:10am.

Dismissed at 10:10am, leave school at 10:15am on regular K buses.

Grade 3 and 6

Pick up time starts at 7:10 am. Session A and B will be picked up together and arrive at school at 7:30am.

They will be dismissed at 9:40 and leave school at 9:45.

Books for Incoming First Graders

All incoming first graders will receive a book about their new communities on Step Up Day. This book will help them learn about their new teachers and what their days will look like next year. We are asking parents to please read this books with their students over the summer.

Summer Food Service Program for Children

St. Albans City School  is participating in the Summer Food Service Program for Children.  Funded by the United States Department of Agriculture, the program is designed to ensure that children who rely on free or reduced price meals during the school year continue to have adequate nutrition throughout the summer.  Meals will be provided to all children without charge and are the same for all children regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability, and there will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service. Meals are available to all children 18 years of age or younger at the following locations:

Site Name and Address
Dates of Operation

Meal Service Time

Site Supervisor’s Name


June 25-Aug. 16
Breakfast &Lunch
Tammy Deuso
BFA St. Albans
June 25-Aug. 16
Breakfast & Lunch

Claudette Bostwick
St. Albans City School
June 25- Aug. 16
Breakfast &Lunch

Desiree Gunter

St. Albans City Pool                                               
June 25 – August 16


11:00 - 12:45pm
Kelly Viens                       

Please feel free to visit the above locations at any time during the Summer Food Service Program operation.
Adults may eat breakfast for $1.25 and lunch for $3.25.

This program is open to all SACS students regardless of free/reduced lunch status.

For additional information, contact        Desiree Gunter or Wendy Trainer        at        527-0565       .

The Greater St. Albans Middle School Band

Practice Wednesday 6/20. The practice is in the library. Please be there at 8:45am. It will end at noon.

News from Team Imagination

Team Imagination's second graders had a publishing celebration!  They all worked hard researching ecosystems and organisms.  Their final product was a hardcover non-fiction book!
Summer Events

Poetry Slam

A Youth Voice Event to raise money for a youth center in St. Albans. June 30th and August 25th. 7:00-10:00pm at The Voltage Clubhouse. 10 Kingman St. St. Albans.

American Red Cross Babysitter's Training

Where: NCSS Family Center in the Mable Conference Room
When: July 13th 2012
Time: 9:00am- 4:00pm

For more information or to register, contact April Wright at 802-393-6564 or

Have a safe and happy Summer!

Look for periodic announcements and building updates over the summer.

The first day of school is August 29th.