Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Announcements 5-30-13

Green Ribbon

To win the Green Ribbon award we highlighted many of the good things we are doing to improve our environment and our health.  Planting an apple and pear orchard near our school garden is one of those things.  This two minute video shows students planting fruit trees and talking about the project.

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

Other ENVIRONMENTAL steps we have taken that won us Green Ribbon recognition are...
  -2nd and 3rd graders helped eliminate paper use and saved pencils.
  -All students provide support for collecting and composting food waste
  -We had a student driven initiative to save over a million gallons of water per year 
  -We have a student driven effort to reduce energy use through conservation measures
  -We have an array of initiatives to grow food on school property and to purchase food from local sources.

8th Grade Personal Learning Plans

Please join us on Thursday May 30th starting at 6:00 in Learning Communities with a reception in the Art Gallery by the Cafeteria from 6:30-7:30.

Listen to each student present in 2-5 minutes, their response to the prompt; ‘What is my future (aspiration, career, profession, job), what will it take to achieve it, and how has my time at St. Albans City School prepared me for my future.’

Students will be organized in their Learning Communities. There will be two sessions of speeches for each Learning Community (6:00-6:30) and (6:45-7:15). If you have a child in two Learning Communities, we will help coordinate so that you may attend both. Parents are welcome to attend one or both sessions, and we ask that parents remain for the entire session.

This is the first year that we are having students complete this performance task. We believe that helping them learn to communicate effectively will be very valuable as they emerge as young adults. Focusing them on their future will help them to see the value of their education, and help them persevere so they can reach their dreams.

Culminating Event Theme III Schedule


Jr. Band will be rehearsing Friday at 12:15. If you have your instrument in school, you have permission from Mr.M to leave it tonight.

The City School Strings will be presenting a concert this afternoon at 1:15 in the City School Library. Could all string performers please report to the library with their instrument at 1, so we can tune before the concert. Everyone is invited.

Field Trips

Dynamic Design is going to Missisquoi National Wildlife Refuge today.

Imagination is going to Hardack at 11:00.


All students need to wear sneakers to physical education class! Flip flops and sandals are for the beach, not the gym.

Lunch Menu for Thursday March 30th

Nachos Supreme 
Seasoned Taco Meat, Cheese Sauce ,Salsa, Lettuce, & Corn Tortilla Chips 
Or Yogurt Or Sunbutter & Jelly Or Deli Sandwich Or Salad Bar Or Pizza
Rice Pilaf 
Warm Black Beans 
Steamed Corn 
Fresh Fruit 
Fresh Milk