Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Announcements 4-17-14

News from The Incredibles

6th graders from the Incredibles help out students from investigators with their haiku account.  Students had a great time sharing their knowledge with others.


Sr. Band members are asked to bring outside coats and whatnot, since we are outside this afternoon.

Jr. Band is rehearsing today.

B Win time beginning band is rehearsing today at 2:45, since Mr. Mehaffey is in the house.

6th grade alto sax lesson at 11, is not happening today.

Viola lessons for Forrest and Joseph are on for today at 1:30. 

Fitness Team

Fitness Team Practice Thursday 4/17 from 3:15-4:30.

If taking the 4:45 bus home please do so by 1:00 in the Main Lobby.

Question/concerns please contact Meg Jarvis/Rusty Branon at 527-0565 ext 5002.

Codesmyths Guest Speaker Today

Marguerite Dibble, the Creative Director of Birnam Wood Games will be in the Library today from 1:45-2:30 talking to the Codesmyths class about the joys, challenges, and teamwork involved in creating, designing, and writing computer programs (as well as re-creating, re-designing, and re-writing!  And re-re-creating, re-re-designing, ...).  The Birnam Wood Games team are all graduates of Champlain College who have formed a company here in Vermont.  They have written many unique games for mobile devices under their own name and for other clients.  Check out their web site at
All Codesmyths students need to arrive in the Library a couple minutes early so that we can start promptly at1:45.


For any drama student that is interested in seeing a copy of Friday's performance of Aladdin, there will be a screening in Miss Gelfon's room TODAY (Thursday) from 3:15-4:15.  

Come and see what an amazing performance you gave!

Whole School Walking Contest begins April 30

On Wednesday April 30th we will begin our 6 1/2 week long spring walking contest. There will be a kick-off WALK AT LUNCH EVENT(sponsored by Blue Cross Blue Shield) and all student participants will receive a pair of sunglasses.  You can collect your sunglasses from your teacher(s) at the cafeteria.

During the 6 1/2 week contest, any miles walked around school property will be counted. Mileage/laps will be tallied daily by key students or a teacher from your community on clipboards kept at the front lobby desk.  Mitch Craib and Mike Parker will transfer your community's data into a computer spreadsheet and plot the findings.  Results of the contest will be posted weekly in the lobby area and on daily announcements.  The community with the most miles will become the custodian of the golden shoe trophy.  In contrast, the community with the least miles will receive the battered shoe award.

Note: For those of you not associated with a specific community, there will be a group you can compete with.

The purpose of this contest is to get us all moving for the sake of health and fitness. Please join in during WIN times or whenever your class can take a break outdoors.  

Sustainable Fundraising "Teaser" Announcement

"May the odds be ever in your favor" in May!  A final Box Tops & Labels for Education collection contest is coming!  Keep clipping and collecting, and hold on to the Box Tops and Labels in your classrooms/communities until we send you more details!


Dear Parents of After School Tutoring Students:

We have a webpage on the school Website that has a Parent Survey that would really benefit us if you could fill it out. Here is a link to the site.

Lost and Found - Please Read

Lost and Found in the lobby will all be emptied and donated this Friday, April 18th. If you have lost something please check to see if someone found it. We have lots of winter hats.

Open Doors

The following Open Doors classes are meeting today, Thursday, April 17th:
Lego Challenge
Girls on the Run
Lets Speak French at BFA
Thursday Drumming

Girl Scouts Agents of Change IS NOT meeting today, Thursday, April 17th

Autism Awareness

Lunch Menu for Thursday April 17th

Taco Bar w/ The Works 
Seasoned Taco Meat, Mozz. Cheese, Lettuce, Salsa and Soft Flour Tortilla 
Rice Pilaf 
Warm Black Beans 
Maple Sundaes 
Or Yogurt Or Sunbutter & Jelly Or Deli Sandwich Or Salad Bar Or Pizza 
Fresh Fruit 
Fresh Milk