Monday, August 31, 2015

Announcements 9-1-15

News from Renaissance

After a summer of sun and moisture, the St. Albans City School rain garden areas were covered in weeds. On Friday the 28th, Renaissance started the big task of ripping up grass and other undesirable plants so that the recently established wetland plants can thrive instead. Students were reminded of the importance of rain gardens for preventing nutrient-rich runoff from parking lots and roofs from entering the drainage system into Lake Champlain.  As a school, we want to minimize our negative impact on lake water quality.


Band lessons for Sr. Band are starting this week. Students are reminded to check their times on the sheet from Mr. M.

Full Orchestra for all string players is starting on Thursday afternoon at 2:45 to 3:30 in the band room. All beginning violins and cello, and all of the returning veterans are reminded to bring their instrument to the band room on Thursday. You will be getting your lesson times on Thursday. String lessons will be starting next week.

Travelers Team Night

When: Tonight at 5:00pmS9/1/15eptember 1st at 5:00pm
The Traveler community would like to invite all Traveler parents and guardians to join us for an informational night tonight We plan to go over expectations, plans for the year, and answer any questions you might have. There will be time at the end of the session to meet and mingle with other parents. The presentation will start shortly after. This is a great way to start the school year and is a perfect time to make connections with teachers and other parents. We hope to see you there!

Four Winds Volunteers Needed

SACS is in need of parent volunteers to assist with the Four Winds Science program for grades K-6.  We meet every other month and learn cool things about our natural world from the amazing people at Four Winds Nature Institute.

This year the theme is ECOSYSTEMS.  Our first meeting is Tuesday, September 8th, 830am-1030am at St Albans Town School (SACS and SATEC share tuition).  We will learn the content and then you coordinate a time to present the content (about 45min) to your child's class.  All materials are provided and there is scripted content for those of us who are a tad shy.  The kids LOVE this program!!!  This is an excellent way to volunteer at school while accommodating your schedule.  If you are interested, but cannot make the 9/08 meeting, please contact me.
Please spread the word about this wonderful science enrichment.

I am looking to mentor a dedicated volunteer this school year.  Responsibilities include:  attending the meetings (5 throughout the year), bringing the materials provided to school from the training meetings, recruiting volunteers.

**Meeting dates for 2015/2015:  9/08/1510/13/1511/10/1501/12/1603/15/16**
All meetings are held at SATEC (Town School) in the library.

Lunch Menu for Tuesday September 1st

Homemade Cornbread 
Macaroni and Cheese 
Fruit and Veggie Bar 
Vegetable Soup