Thursday, June 7, 2012

Announcements 6-8-12

Step Up Day Plan

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. 

Walk & Bike St. Albans Event Saturday June 9th

The Walk/Bike committee from St Albans will be sponsoring the 1st annual walk and bike event for families.  This is a free event open to any resident in Franklin County.  There will be several free events, all ending with a free cookout at St. Albans Bay Park.  Events start in Taylor Park, in downtown St. Albans, at 8:30am. 
For more information please visit facebook/walkbikestalbans for a complete schedule of activities or contact Denise Smith for more information at 802-355-0694

Glean with the Vermont Foodbank, 
Volunteers Needed

The Vermont Foodbank, the state’s largest hunger-relief organization, is looking for volunteers this summer to help with the Gleaning Program. Gleaning is the age old practice of  harvesting produce that is otherwise unmarketable.  The Vermont Foodbank Gleaning Program harvests excess produce from local farms with the help of many volunteers, making it available to our neighbors in need. In 2011 the Vermont Foodbank Gleaning Program worked with more than 100 farms and hundreds of volunteers to provide nearly 400,000 pounds of fresh, local produce to Vermonters in need of food assistance.  Participating as a gleaning volunteer offers community members the chance to learn firsthand about local food production and food insecurity in the state.  Come glean with us! To learn more and to volunteer at a farm near you, please contact Michelle Wallace at 802-477-4125 or

Culminating Event

The Travelers Have their publishing party today.

Field Trips

Incredibles and Discovery are going to the Jay Peak Water Park at 8:30am.
Dynamic Design is going to Lake Carmi State Park at 9:00.
Renaissance is going to Kill Kare State Park at 9:45am.

Hot Lunch Entree for Friday June 8th

Chef’s Specialty Pizza
Side Caesar Salad
Fresh Fruit
Farm Fresh Milk