Friday, December 14, 2012

Announcements 12-17-12

News from Team USA

 The City School energy committee is dedicated to reducing the electric bills and the carbon footprint of our school. The committee,composed of students from each community has come up with a plan to save real money. They sat with Mr. Pelkey and he shared several ideas that he had heard at an Energy Saving Conference. The ideas that our team will work on are;

 The use of the thermal shades. Each afternoon, before going home,please lower your window shade. The savings are real. If you doubtthis, please call Team USA and we can show your students how to useour Laser thermometer and prove this fact. (The air on the window is13 degrees colder than the air on the thermal shade.)  Wednesday night, after school closed, we counted over 20 windows with the shades up, and heat pouring out, all night. Please remember to utilize this simple solution. We will check every few nights and let you know who
is trying.

Team USA will use a grant that it won from IBM to purchase timers for every computer cart in the school. We will be in to install them. We have spoken with Mr. Pelkey, the Tech people at SACS and the experts at Efficiency Vermont. We can, without effecting performance and actually extending battery life, save over $400.00 per month or $3,200.00 per year!

The timers will shut off the chargers each evening at 5:00 pm, and turn them back on at 5:00 am. They will be off for weekends and vacations. If you have concerns, please contact your Energy Captains, or call Team USA.

The citizens of the City of St. Albans will be pleased that we are saving their tax dollars!

Thank you, and well done to Team Renaissance on the food drive!

News from Drama Club

Cast announced for "Beauty and the Beast". Auditions were held for our production and a great cast of about 30 students has been selected. Now the work begins towards our performances in April! Here are a few highlights:

Beauty/Belle - Lonna N.
Beast/Prince - Abigail P.
Gaston - Jackson W.
Mrs. Potts - Rosie N.
Cogsworth - Alison I.
Lumiere - Gabby W.

Practice today from 3:15-5:00.


7/8 Boys and Girls Basketball games: Both teams vs. Fairfax at 4:00pm

News from The Cafe

Keira enjoys a healthy, tasty lunch!

Parents and family are invited to join students for the Annual Holiday Lunch on Friday December 21st at their child's regular lunch time.

Lunch Schedule:
10:45-11:15 - all 7th and 8th grades
11:15-11:45- Investigators and Explorers
11:30-12:00 - Imagination and Travelers
11:45-12:15 - Incredibles and Discovery
12:00-12:30 - Triumph and Voyagers
12:30-1:00 - Kindergarten

Sustainable Fundraising News

Collection of Box Tops for Education and Labels for Education continues to go well.  Please remember to continue looking for products with Box Tops and Labels, clip them, and get them in to school!  

If you haven't yet, please check out the Box Tops website at and register for our school (it's free!).  So far our school has 112 registered supporters, but we can increase that number!  There are always Bonus and sweepstakes opportunities on the site. Click "Earn" then "Bonus Box Tops" or "Click & Earn" to check out the Bonus offers.  When there are sweepstakes, all you need to do is simply click a "submit" button to enter our school for big bonuses!  Many of these allow you to enter daily, so check the site often.

Watch this short video to get some ideas about where to find Box Tops!

Hot Lunch Entree for Monday December 17th

Whole Grain Waffle Sticks w/ Warm Syrup 
Scrambled Eggs 
Sweet &White  Home Fries 
Green Pepper Strips 
Fresh Fruit 
Hood Milk