Monday, November 17, 2014

Announcements 11-18-14

News from the Cafe

Students danced for kindness last week in the cafeteria and made Kindness Posters to decorate in honor of World Kindness Day.


Jr. Band will be rehearsing today at 12:15, and Jr. Band drum, and bass guitar lessons are today.

6th grade violin lessons will be tomorrow.

How to Cook a Turkey with Mrs. Williams Class

Veterans Day

Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
By: Katherine S.

The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier is a monument dedicated to the services of an unknown soldier. An unknown soldier is someone who is unidentified after dying in war, mainly Word War I. The monument is a military monument, or grave stone, that has been dedicated to unidentified American soldiers that gave their lives in battle. Each Veterans Day the president lies a wreath on the Tomb. Everyday since 1937 the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier has been guarded 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, and in any weather by Tomb Guard sentinels. The changing of the guard is very symbolic, but it’s also conducted accorded to Army regulations. When a guard is being changed the relief commander or assistant relief commander has to be present, when the public is witnessing. Before the ceremony, the commander will inform the public that the ceremony is about to take place and asks that those present should remain silent and standing throughout the entire event.

Operation Happiness

So far we have 28% of our goal completed and we have 936 non perishable items. Keep up the great work everyone. In the lead, for the K-3 communities is Explorers with 100 items. In the lead, for 4-6 communities, is Voyagers with 205 items. In the lead for the 7-8 communities is Renaissance with 134 items. Overall Voyagers is in the lead with 205 non perishable items. Don't forget to bring items in for tomorrow.

Open Doors

The following Open Doors classes meet today Tuesday, November 18th
  • Session B students taking Archery will board bus #2 at 3:10.  Archery students will check in with Open Doors at bus #2 before boarding the bus.
VerMONEY-held at City School. 

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 after school follow the bus expectations. 

News from The Learning Commons

We are sorry to share the passing of our friend the axolotl, Smeagol, who died early Sunday of an infection, despite the excellent care of Mr. Mike Mandeville, and Dr. Elizabeth of Essex Veterinary Center. Smeagol was approximately 4 years old  and was a gift of Mrs. Borst’s aunt. He was beloved by most, and even met the Commissioner of Education for the state of Vermont.
He enjoyed being read to, hanging out in his tank, boiled chicken, and hiding under his log.

Here is a picture of him in happier times.


Lunch Menu for Tuesday November 18th

Macaroni and Cheese 
Kale Chips 
Fruit and Veggie Bar 
Homemade Soup 
Homemade Cornbread 
Or Yogurt Or Sunbutter and Jelly Or Deli Sandwich Or Pizza 
Fresh Milk