Thursday, February 14, 2013

Announcements 2-15-13

SACS Joke of the Week With Mrs. Biggie

*video will not play in email. click here to view.


Sr. Band is rehearsing today and lessons are on for today.

Estimators Cup Challenge 


How many steps does our wellness coordinator, Mr. Mitch Craib, take in a two mile hike at two different speeds?  Mitch is 5 feet 11 ½ inches tall. 

How many steps does Mitch take in his first mile covered in 15:40?
How many steps does Mitch take when he goes faster in his second mile in 13:00?

If you need a walking map to cover 1 mile, or a pedometer, please have your teacher contact Mr. Craib.

Entries are due on February 19th by noon. Entries need to include:  

Learning Community name: 
Estimator grade level (one per grade per Learning Community):
steps at first speed (1 mile):
steps at second speed (1 mile): 
total steps (for both miles):

Doodle 4 Google 2013

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It's that time of year again--Doodle 4 Google (Google's annual logo-design competition) is open and waiting for your drawings!

This year's theme is 
"My Best Day Ever..." 
Remember, anyone at SACS may enter.  If you want assistance from any of the Art teachers, please make an appointment for help.  E-mail is the best way to schedule a time without interrupting a regular Art class.  Send e-mails to,

Please visit the SACS Doodle 4 Google information site for more details about how to submit your drawings, and for tips and tricks from the Art teachers.  

Contest deadline is March 22,2013

Now get doodling!

Spirit Week

Next week is Spirit Week and each day we will have a theme. 

Monday: Team Color Day or Team T shirt day

Tuesday: Crazy Hair and Hat Day

Wednesday: Wacky Wednesday

Thursday: Sports Team Day

Friday: Blue and White Day

This year, it's Students vs. Teachers -- lets see which group has the highest participation!

Don't forget to vote for the school song you want to sing at the pep rally. You can use your PLU stickers from snack to vote as well -- just bring them with you when you come to lunch.


The 5/6 boys teams have games this weekend here at City School.  The first game begins at 8:00 a.m. and the second game begins at 10:00.  They would love to see you there.  Wish the 5/6 Raiders good luck today.

Box Tops Competition

Well Done on another great week in our competition, City School Community!  There seemed to be a slow down in the momentum in Week 5, but we still collected 424 Box Tops!

Here is the competition breakdown by Learning Community:

Now here is your math challenge:  Our leading team (Bright Beginnings) has collected 1,590 Box Tops.  The next closest team (Investigators) has collected 1,232 Box Tops.  How many Box Tops do the Investigators need to collect in the 6th and final week of the competition to take the lead?

Keep clipping those Box Tops and good luck to all communities.  Everyone is doing a great job supporting this school-wide sustainable fundraising effort.  Remember, this is the last week to collect for the contest!  But don't forget about our contest within the contest:

Are you looking to get a boost for your Learning Community's Box Tops for Education Collection Totals?
Ms. Cavallo has a special bonus bag full of Box Tops!  Would you like to win it for your Learning Community?  

Here’s how:
  • Create a “Green” Box Tops Collection Container
    • The collection container could be for your classroom or somewhere in the building.
    • Your entry must include the collection container and a written description explaining how/why it is “green.”
    • Judging Criteria
      • Made entirely out of repurposed/reused/recycled materials.
      • Creativity
      • Eye-catching
      • Aesthetically pleasing
      • Representation of the Box Top Program
    • Entries will be judged by The Dynamic Design Box Top Representatives using a point-scale rubric. (Blind judging - no names/L.C. shared during judging)
    • Deadline for entries:  Monday, February 18th.  Entries should be delivered to Dynamic Design.
    • Questions? Please visit Dynamic Design or email

Field Trip

Team Discovery is going to Shelburne Farms at 8:30am

Drama Club

3:15- 5:00

Valentine Dance Tonight for Grades 6, 7 and 8

PAG 2013 is hosting the Valentine Dance tonight. It's from 7:00-9:00pm and it's $3 to get in. We will have a photo booth, and some games to play along with great music and fun snacks for purchase. 

Arrival and Dismissal from Dances:

Students enter through the gymnasium doors and sign themselves into the dance.

School Expectations (Safe, Achieving, Caring) remain at all evening events and that includes dances.

At the end of our dances, chaperones and staff will walk students through the building to our front lobby. We will dismiss from there.

Please be prompt for pick up as staff and chaperones need to get home too. If your student does not have a ride home, please don’t send them to our dances unless they have made arrangements before coming to the dance.

Hot Lunch Entree for Friday Feb. 15th

Grilled Cheese Sandwich  

Hearty Chicken Noodle Soup 

Steamed Corn 

Fresh Fruit  

Fresh Milk