Friday, February 15, 2013

Announcements 2-18-13

Spirit Week Begins Today!

The Competition is on! 
All adults who participate must check in daily at the front desk. Teachers must keep a count of how many of their students participate each day and give the list to Mrs. Gunter. At the end of the week we will calculate who had the highest percentage of participation, staff or students  -- and the winner will be announced at the Pep Rally! 

Today is Team Color/T-Shirt Day. Tomorrow is Crazy Hair/Hat Day. 

News from Bright Beginnings

Each February, the American Dental Association sponsors National Childrens Dental Health Month. Developing good habits at an early age and regular dental visits helps children get a good start on a lifetime of healthy teeth and gums. Dr. Grace Dickinson-Branon visited the  Bright Beginnings Kindergarteners today. She talked about caring for our teeth and keeping them for life. The children learned how important is is to brush their teeth 2 times a day for 2 minutes, floss daily and foods to eat to keep,our teeth healthy. They enjoyed a video about fighting cavities and met her special dragon that showed us his "pearly whites"! Each student received a special bag with goodies for their teeth.

Dr Grace grew up in St Albans and was a student here at City School. She is a dentist at Dickinson & Branon Dental Care here in St Albans.


Beginning Band and some 6th grades lessons and after school orchestra is 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):

Culminating Event Week

Bright Beginnings in the News

The St. Albans Messenger came to interview Kindergarten students on Valentines Day. Look for the interview online at The St. Albans Messenger Facebook page.

Open Doors

The Open Doors classes that begin on Monday, February 18th are:

Paper Mache Sculpture
Monday Outdoor Play and Exercise

Lego Challenge is only meeting on Tuesdays and Horseback Riding
begins Monday, March 11th.

Hot Lunch Entree for Monday Feb. 18th

Chicken Nuggets w/Dipping Sauce 
Oven Roasted Sweet Potatoes  
Baked Beans 
Dinner Roll 
Fresh Fruit  
Fresh Milk