Friday, August 29, 2014

Announcements 9-2-14

Starting Monday September 8th...

Get out your walking shoes- the competition begins next week! More details coming soon.


6th grade Senior Band members are reminded of our first playing rehearsal today at 2:00pm
Full orchestra is rehearsing on Thursday afternoon at 2:45 to 3:30.

First Day Packets

The First Day packets that were picked up at the Resource Fair or sent home by mail contained many forms that must be filled out and returned to school. Please get these back to school this week.

Technology Forms also went home with students. Please do no delay in getting those signed and back to school so students can access technology such as laptops, Chromebooks, and iPads.

Walk to School Day Wednesday Sept 3rd

Our first of at least 16 Walking Wednesdays will happen this Wednesday.  You are encouraged to join one of the seven "walking school buses" that meet at designated locations and gather up students along a specific route.  Teachers & Staff lead these walking buses and will get students to school on time.

Any student who walks or bikes in on a Walking Wednesday will receive a sticker and a pencil.  Parents who join a walking bus or come with their children independently are welcome to coffee and oatmeal at the cafeteria.  We may be able to assist parents who need a ride home on these special days.


The Boys 5/6 soccer team will be practicing Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 5:00-6:30PM. 


It's the beginning of the school year, so that means lots of new pencils and art supplies are being used. Teachers, students and staff:  Don't forget to clip the green or blue "Prang Power" coupon from the package of Ticonderoga, Prang, or Dixon products. We use them to get free pencils for our school! Sustainable Fundraisers from Team Discovery will collect them (or you can put them in Ms. Maguire's mailbox). Thanks!

Farm to School Fall Global Warming Mum Fundraising Sale

Please support our program and sustainability efforts by considering a plant purchase. Email Heather Smith, SACS Farm to School Coordinator, at to place your order. Orders will be taken until 9/12/14. Plants will arrive the following week and you will be contacted by email. Payment must be received to the front desk of school within 2 days of placing your order. Cash or check, made out to SACS, are accepted. Plant information and planting instructions will be included with your plant purchase. 

What are Global Warming Mums?

Global Warming Mums are unique to Vermont Organics Reclamation (VOR), in St. Albans, VT. They help keep plastic pots out of our environment, give bees fall food, and have a positive effect to help reduce global warming.

What is a “Global Warming Mum?”

•Typically, mums are “annuals”. That means growers must buy new ones and plant them each fall.
•The Global Warming Mum is a “perennial.” Plant it in the ground once, and enjoy it season after season. 

Buying a mum that we only need to plant once puts less stress on our environment.

Helping bees: Global Warming Mums are a good, late fall food source for bees, because...
•Global Warming Mums bloom late – well into November.
•Vermont’s fall temperatures can be higher than 55 degrees.
•And bees fly and feed at temperatures of 55 and above.

The pot is biodegradable. It is made from pressed rice hulls. Plant it into the ground, then break it apart to let the roots grow, and it will disappear over time.

•This is important, considering the U.S. makes about 30 million tons of plastic containers every year.

•VOR’s Global Warming Mums also contain VOR’s soils, which do not have peat. Peat is a carbon that comes from the ground. We have global warming, because there is too much carbon in the air. VOR keeps peat out of its products to keep it in the ground, where it belongs.


Single $5
Conservation Level 3 mums $12
Stewardship Level 6 mums $20
Green Ribbon Level 10 mums $30

Lunch Menu for Tuesday September 2nd

Corn Dog 
Homemade French Fries 
Fruit and Veggie Bar 
Homemade Soup 
Or Yogurt Or Sunbutter and Jelly Or Deli Sandwich 
Fresh Milk