Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Announcements 12-19-12

News from Team USA

Congratulations to St. Albans City School for winning their most recent Manghigh Fai-To (What is a Fai-To?) vs Millbrook Academy from the United Kingdom. This is a math competition where City School students face-off in a math battle of points.  The first school to win 5 rounds wins.  All students had to do was earn more points than their opponents by playing any of the math games and challenges.  Over the weekend our students earned more points and came away with the victory.  Some of the top contributors included Kyra C., Gabbi W., Austin T., Sam D., Jordan P., Camille G., Sophia V, Frank R., and Lonna N..  Job well done to all classes and students who took the time to participate!  
As always, students have access to Mangahigh at school and anywhere they have Internet access.  St. Albans City School Mangahigh

News from The Health Office

There is a free Tdap (whooping cough) vaccine clinic at the Dept. of Health office at 20 Houghton Street Suite 312 today (12/19) from 10:00am-6:00pm.

After School Activities - Building Access

With Basketball season upon us, it is a great time to review our Building Access Protocol.  City School has been entrusted with the safe keeping of our most precious commodity, your children.  We are diligent in ours efforts to provide a safe, healthy environment for our students to work and play; in addition to protecting our communities’ investment in technology, etc.

Keeping this in mind, it is of paramount importance that we monitor who enters our building and for what purpose.  For numerous reasons, we can no longer leave doors open or unattended.   This year we have begun providing front door coverage for all of our after school and early evening activities, Monday through Friday.  There are occasional times when we have unlocked the gym doors for an event; however, these times are limited and require continual door supervision.We must insist that visitors enter through the Main Entrance of our building.  We are only as secure as everyone who works with us in this effort.  

When parents, students, or staff prop open doors to allow easy or more convenient access, we are no longer a secure building (or an energy efficient building!).  We understand there are times when it would be more convenient (or necessary - i.e. handicap 
accessibility) to enter through the gym doors.  We are a work in progress, and continue to review our current protocols and make adaptations, additions as necessary.  
We want to provide a safe, healthy environment for our children.  We do not want to limit or cancel extra-curricular activities and events offered at St. Albans City School.  Please help us in our efforts.  

When visiting our building, use the Main Entrance.  If you are attending an activity at our school, do no prop open the side doors.  (However, please do open the door for a family member or friend who is handicapped and cannot walk around.  Just make sure to shut the door tight when they are in.)  Thank you for your help.  We appreciate our community involvement and look forward to seeing you here!

Hot Lunch Entree for Wednesday Dec 19th

Homemade Cheese or Veggie Pizza  
Chopped Green Salad 
Roasted Broccoli 
Sautéed Cabbage 
Fresh Fruit  
Hood Milk