Thursday, September 25, 2014

Announcements 9-26-14

SACS Joke of the Week with Mrs. Biggie

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Dance Tonight hosted by Discovery for Grades 4-6

It's $3 to get in and it's from 6:00-8:00pm.

Arrival and Dismissal from Dances:

Students enter through the gymnasium doors and sign themselves into the dance.

School Expectations (Safe, Achieving, Caring) remain at all evening events and that includes dances.

At the end of our dances, chaperones and staff will walk students through the building to our front lobby. We will dismiss from there.

Please be prompt for pick up as staff and chaperones need to get home too. If your student does not have a ride home, please don’t send them to our dances unless they have made arrangements before coming to the dance.

News from Team Discovery

Last Saturday 18 Discovery students (not all pictured) joined Ms. Klein and Ms. Maguire in Taylor Park to see the reenactment of the St. Albans Raid, watch the Heritage Review, and play some of Clara's Games (children's games from the Civil War Era). On Sunday Mrs. Lucas also ran in the Raid Half Marathon.  It was a great weekend for Team Discovery to take our learning beyond the school day and beyond the classroom!

Discovery is going on a field trip today to The St. Albans Historical Museum.

Fill Out Your Codesmyths Applications!

We had a great Codesmyths Kick-off Event last Wednesday.  Thank you to everyone who attended — there were 77 of you!!  Sadly, we only have room for about 16 students in the class, so get those forms filled out and submitted by this very next Wednesday (October 1)!  Remember to use your best writing skills — spelling, punctuation, and clear thoughts all count.

If you missed the kick-off event, you can still apply.  The applications instructions and form can be found here:  (you can also navigate to this by clicking "Signing Up" on the left side of the www.codesmyths.orgweb site).
NOTE:  Existing Codesmyths students who have already attended an entire year or more do not need to fill out the application; however, last year's Codesmyths students should check their email — you will find a survey that you do need to fill out.  If you did not make it through to the end of the course last year, you will need to fill out the regular application again.Thank you very much.  Looking forward to seeing the old and new students alike!Mr. Roland,  Ms. Tagliamonte, Ms. Bertucci


The 5/6 Boys Soccer Team has a home game today starting at 4:00pm.

Open Doors

The Leadership at BFA class is starting this Monday, September 29th.
Session A students enrolled in the class will come to the cafeteria at 2:45.
Session B students enrolled in the class will go to bus #3 at 3:10 dismissal and check in with Open Doors before boarding the bus.  Open Doors will be waiting near the bus for you to check-in.
Please feel free to come by the Open Doors office if you have any questions.

Puppets in Education

Handy Chevrolet is sponsoring a full day of Puppets in Education presentations at St. Albans City School Tuesday, September 30 at 8:309:451:00 PM and 1:45 PM
Parents and siblings are welcome to attend any performance.
Puppets in Education (PiE) includes Kids on the Block-VT and Friend2FriendPrograms-VT and is dedicated to teaching children how to keep themselves safe and healthy and to appreciate each other's physical and cultural differences. Using life-sized puppets, this program seeks to support parents and communities in helping children reach their full potential.

Puppets in Education will be presenting the program Blue and Clean:
Through an engaging skit featuring a number of water creatures who talk with a friendly boy puppet, followed by an interactive workshop, the program includes the following concepts and more:
-Plant and aquatic wildlife
-watersheds and how they work
-phosphorus and algae
-contaminants and threats to the health of Lake Champlain
-health and diversity ecosystems
-family and community use of the lake
-environmental friendly action steps

Bicycle/Skate/Ski Helmet
Orders Due TODAY!

There will be ONE helmet drive this Fall.  Anyone needing to order a bicycle, skate boarding, or ski helmet should pick up an order form from the bulletin board area of the school's front lobby.  Contact Mitch Craib at 802 527 0565 x3217 with questions.  If price is a concern, please let Mitch know.  Everyone riding on wheels or skis should be wearing a helmet.  Link to helmet order form that can be printed out.

Shelburne Museum Passes

Shelburne Museum has generously given SACS passes for free admission for one child on weekends. You can pick up a pass at the Front Desk!

Lunch Menu for Friday September 26th

Meatball Sub 
Oven Roasted 
Sweet Potatoes 
Fruit and Veggie Bar 
Homemade Soup 
Featuring Corn on the Cob
Or Yogurt Or Sunbutter and Jelly Or Deli Sandwich 
Fresh Milk