Monday, October 15, 2012

Announcements 10-16-12

News from Team Triumph

During lunch on Thursday, October 11th. Team Triumph students had the opportunity to watch a live webcast with JK Rowling. Our favorite part was listening to Ms. Rowling read aloud her favorite part in the Sorcerer's Stone. She also answered many questions about the characters she created and where she comes up with her ideas for writing.

Band Announcement 

Could all of the 4th grade students who are going to play violin, please make sure that Mr. Mehaffey takes your arm measurement this week, when you are in music. We will be starting violin and cello lessons as soon as everyone gets their instrument.

Open House Survey Results

Dear Families, 

Thank you to the many families that returned a survey. We received 57 surveys. Here is a summary of the results. If we received two similar comments, they are included. 

30 surveys were from families that attended more than one SACS Open House
14 were from new families at their first SACS Open House
13 were not new families and at their first SACS Open House

Things that worked: 

  • Dinner (convenient and delicious)
  • Book Fair
  • Resource Fair
  • Freedom to walk around - no rigid schedule
  • Meeting teachers and seeing student work
  • How well prepared Learning Communities were
  • Seeing students use technology and learning about Team Webpages
  • Parking attendants
Things we could improve:
  • More room for Book Fair
  • Signs and maps to direct new families
  • Having only a few grades each night so it is less crowded
  • More notices with details so people know what to plan for (maybe the Friday before)
Was this a convenient date and time: 
  • 41 felt it was fine to great
  • 10 did not answer this question
  • 6 would have preferred a Friday or Weekend
Thank you for our support and feedback. We will look at this next year as we do our planning.

Spelling Bee

The 5th/6th grade Spelling Bee team has been very busy practicing for the District Competition on October 22nd.  They have been studying the words every day during WIN time. They will be competing against Fairfield and St. Albans Town. 


X-Country has a race in Milton at 3:50pm. 

Raider Clothing for Sale

Order forms for Raider hoodies, tees, PJ pants and cinch sacks went home last week.
Please return order forms to your PE teacher by October 26th.

Hot Lunch Entree for Tuesday Oct. 16th

Localvore Day
Baked Potato Bar W/Local Potatoes Chili, Cabot Sour Cream  & Fresh  Chives  
Steamed Broccoli 
Hearty  Cornbread
Fresh Local Apple 
Hood Milk