Friday, October 17, 2014

Announcements 10-20-14

News from The Travelers

Last year the travelers planted several varieties of sunflowers for
their stewardship project. The giant variety grew almost 10 feet tall!  The ones left can be seen in the garden ms outside the classrooms. We plan on replanting some seeds next year to feed the wildlife in the area.


Band lessons for 5th and 6th grade Jr. Band are happening today and Tuesday. Please be on time for lessons.

Beginning violin lessons are this afternoon at 2:45, and beginnng cello is tomorrow.

Could Isabel Z. and Shyenne W. please see Mr. M for their lesson ticket.

Interesting Facts about St. Albans

The American House

  The building on the corner of Lake Street (north side) and Main Street was once a hotel.  Built in 1815 by Orville Bliss, it was called “The Bliss House”, then “The Phoenix House” and later “The American House”.  Old photographs show it as a two-and-one-half story building with two porches.  Lt. Bennett Young stood in front of this porch on the afternoon of Wednesday, October 19, 1864 and fired shots in the air to signal the start of the “Vairmont Yankee Scare Party” (this is what the raiders called the St. Albans Raid).  He turned to several men on the porch and said “I am an officer of the Confederate service who is going to take the town!...I take possession of this town in the name of the Confederate States of America!”

The building was considerably altered in the 1870s.  

This photo is looking north on Main Street in 1860. The American House is the building on the left with the large porches.

This photo shows the American House after it was altered in the 1870s.  It looks like the porches were removed and another story was added.  The building survived the great fire of 1895 and is now almost 200 years old!

Ever wondered how to play Foursquare or Tetherball? Watch these videos and learn!

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Open Doors

The following Open Doors classes meet today Monday, October 20th
·        Leadership at BFA
        Session B students taking Leadership at BFA will board bus #3 at 3:10.   Please check in with Open Doors at bus #3 before boarding the bus.
·         Spark
·         Monsters, Myths and Legends

Reading Can Be Fun does not start today.

All session A students taking Open Doors classes go to the cafeteria at 2:45 dismissal.
It is very important that all students riding the buses afterschool follow the bus expectations. 

If you are enrolled in the Thursday Aviation class, it is very important that you bring back your permission slip.  If you need another one, Open Doors has extra copies.

Lunch Menu for Monday October 20th

Oven Baked Chicken Nuggets w/Dipping Sauce
Roasted Sweet Potato Wedges 
Fruit and Veggie Bar 
Homemade Soup 
Dinner Roll 
Or Yogurt Or Sunbutter and Jelly Or Deli Sandwich Or Pizza 
Fresh Milk