Thursday, April 16, 2015

Announcements 4-17-15

SACS Joke of the Week with....

*video will not display in email - click here to view.

Thank you to both of our guest comediennes who stepped in while Mrs. Biggie was away!


Congratulations to the cast and crew of Peter Pan Jr. who put on four fantastic performances last weekend!

Lost and Found

Just a reminder to check lost and found and make sure you bring all of you belongings home before the break.

Autism Walk

1st Annual Autism Walk
Who: Everyone at St. Albans City School
Where: Around the school track
When: Monday April 27thday, April 28th at 1:15
Why: To learn about autism while supporting your Kaleidoscope friends
Then: Join us for a large group picture, for anyone wearing blue, at 1:45 on the soccer field
(Great way to add to your teams steps for the walking competition!)

Fitness Team Practice

The last group practice for the fitness team (before competition) will be on Monday April 27th from 3:20-4:00.  Please note the time change from previous practice times.

If signing up for the 4:45 bus, please do so before 1:00 at the front desk.  

Questions or concerns please call Meg Jarvis at 527-0565 ext 5002.

Senior Band

The Senior Band/Marching Band will be marching at 2:00 today. 

All Jr. Band students should make sure their instruments are not in school over vacation.

Library Homework Club

There is no after school Library Homework Club today.

Open Doors

The following Open Doors class meets today:


If your child will be three or four before  September 1, 2015 and are interested in a FREE 10 hour a week preschool opportunity, please call Jessica at 524-3613.

SACS Walking Contest Overview - Spring 2015

Now that the weather is getting better, it is time to think about the Spring Six-Week Walking Contest. It will run from April 27th-June 5th. Why do we have this contest? It has been a long winter and children and adults have spent too much time indoors. Every person deserves a chance to move and the contest will give your team incentive to do so  The contest begins on Monday April 27th, the first day back after vacation.

April 27th - May 1st
May 4th - 8th
May 11th -15th
May 18th-22nd
May 25th -29th
June 1st-5th

The goal is to minimize the tallying load on teachers and to improve motivation among participants.

There will now be 3” x 5” lap tally punch cards for each student and adult.  Teacher’s & Para’s laps count for your team.  Tally cards will be kept in index card boxes by community on a table in the alcove between the exit doors for Renaissance and USA.  On the same table there will be paper punches for use with the tally cards.  I will place the index card boxes out in the alcove daily. Leave the boxes on the table.  Don’t take them back to your community.  At the end of the week I will collect all the cards and tally the laps completed for each home room and team.

Have a student or adult hand out and collect the cards on each of the days the team comes out to walk/run.  Every time a person completes a lap and passes the alcove, a punch or mark should be made in his or her card.  Students can punch their own cards (honor system) or someone in each learning community can take on the task.

WINNING PRIZE.  The team that accumulates the most laps will win a field trip to the city pool before the end of school.  Each week the team with the most laps will be awarded temporary custody of the GOLDEN SHOE AWARD.

There will be an alphabetized index card box in the lobby.  Students can punch their tally card for getting to school by walking, biking, skateboarding or scootering -one punch for coming to school, one punch for going home.  Students will be given a raffle ticket for each completed tally card.  At the end of the six weeks a drawing will take place for prizes like shirts, a soccer ball, and a one day pass to the city pool.

Data will be evaluated and the results sent out to the entire school the following Monday or Tuesday. Recognition of your team’s laps (mileage) will also be provided in daily announcements.

The Incredibles were VERY impressive first time overall winners of the trophy.  Spring 2014.  

The Voyagers easily won custody of the trophy this last Fall 2014.

Who will win for the most walking path laps walked/run this Spring?

Note: Running is allowed on the path, or preferably on the grass beside the path.  Running on the concrete sidewalks is not allowed.

Lunch Menu for Friday April 17th

Pancakes w/ Vermont Maple Syrup 
Sausage Links 
Sweet and White Home Fries 
Fruit and Veggie Bar 
Vegetable Soup 
Or Yogurt Or Sunbutter and Jelly Or Deli Sandwich Or Pizza 
Fresh Milk 

There is no school from 4/20 - 4/24. 

Have a safe and happy break!