Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Announcements 5-21-14

News from Bright Beginnings

Kindergarten students are growing broccoli and sunflowers using the indoor grow lab.


Band lessons today include, flutes, Mioka, Abbie, GG, and Margot.
6th grade violins will not have lessons tomorrow morning.  

Important Biking Safety Rules

While is is wonderful that so many people are biking to and from school it is also scary seeing some of the unexpected riding behaviors.  Please help us reduce the complaints the school is receiving some observed biking choices.

1.  Always wear a helmet!
2.  Ride on the sidewalks except on Main Street and the area of Lake Street closest to main street.
3.  Walk all crossings.
4.  Always make eye contact and communicate with drivers when crossing roads.  Don't assume drivers see you or will stop when you enter a crossing.

Almost all of you have had safety training in the Fall of this school year.  Please remember what you learned and follow the rules.

"Early Bird" 8th Grade Orders are now being accepted for the 2014 St. Albans City School Yearbook

“Early Bird” sale price for 8th Graders is $6.00
The 48-page full-color professional yearbook features all 7/8 Learning Communities, the 8th grade class picture, student portraits and information, various student activities, Class Distinctions, Favorite Memories, and MORE!

Quantities are limited!
Order now to guarantee a yearbook!

“Early Bird Pre-Sale Orders” are currently open only to 8th grade students and families until May 30th.  Following this date, yearbook sales at regular price will open to any interested parties.  Order forms were distributed to 8th grade students Tuesday.  Orders will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.  Please keep in mind quantities are limited.

Cash or Check Payable to SACS with “Yearbook” in the Memo
Please deliver order to Ms. Maguire, Yearbook Advisor, in Dynamic Design L.C. (Room A13) or return by mail: 
Attn: Briana Maguire c/o SACS, 29 Bellows Street, St. Albans, VT 05478

Important Upcoming Dates 

5/23 - Teacher Inservice - no school for students
5/26 - Memorial Day - no school
6/11 - 8th Grade PLP Night
6/18 Kindergarten 

Open Doors

The following Open Doors classes are meeting today, Wednesday, May 21st:

Hip Hop Extreme (1st-3rd)
Wednesday Drumming-Lets Beat the Djembe Drum
Girls on the Run

Open Doors showcase is next Wednesday, May 28th beginning at 4 pm.
Flyers were sent home with students last week and will be given to them again this week.
On that day,(May 28th) the Thursday drummers will be staying afterschool on Wednesday for the performance. 

Did you know that the Open Doors Drumming classes have been invited to
perform at the St. Albans Arts Festival this Saturday, May 22nd from 10:45-11:00
at Taylor Park. Congratulations Drummers!  What a nice honor.

Did you bring back your completed summer registration form today??
Registration forms can be found on the Open Doors webpage and in the front lobby  or Open Doors office.

News from Sustainable Fundraising

SACS School-Wide End-of-Year Box Top Goal = $553.70
Reaching this Box Tops for Education collection goal would make SACS this year's top earners out of 305 participating schools in the state of Vermont!  Wow!  Can you help us?  Please continue to clip and collect Box Tops for Education because we need 5,537 of them to reach the goal!  Our spring contest is underway and the standings will be announced soon.

Sustainable Fundraising Update

A group of 7th & 8th Grade Dynamic Designers work to organize and promote several Sustainable Fundraising Programs throughout the year.  We are ecstatic to announce this year’s totals:

Hannaford Helps Schools: $396.00
Planet Aide: $309.25 + $133.90 = $443.15
Box Tops for Education: $686.94 + $1373.7 = $2,060.64

TOTAL = $2,899.79

These funds are divided equally among Learning Communities for enrichment/field trip funds, so this year, each community will receive $223 (and 6 cents!).  

This wouldn't be possible without all the school community help and support - thank you so much! Keep Clippin'

Lunch Menu for Wednesday May 21st

Cheesy Breadsticks 
Hearty Country Vegetable Soup 
Marinara Dipping Sauce 
Side Caesar Salad 
Or Yogurt Or Sunbutter and Jelly Or Deli Sandwich Or Salad Bar Or Pizza 
Fresh Fruit 
Fresh Milk