Thursday, September 24, 2015

Announcements 9-25-2015

Daily Announcements   Friday September 25th, 2015

This morning, the Vermont Youth Symphony will be performing a concert in the big gym for grades 1-8, starting at 10:00 am.  Could everyone please be seated before the concert. The 7-8 teams on the bleachers, and everyone else filling in. We would like everyone to be on their best concert behavior this morning.

Could City School Orchestra please report to the band room at 9:30 am, to run through our part of the concert.

There are drum lessons this afternoon for Sr. Band, and Jazz Band is at 2:00 pm.

Field Trips
Triumph Field Trip to Hard'ack at 9:00 am.  Ends at 2:00 pm.
Explorers Field Trip to Hard'ack at 11:15 am.  Ends at 2:15 pm.

Voyagers Wetlands Work
The Voyagers went out and did more clearing work on their trails through the school wetlands on Wednesday September 23rd.  Everyone who worked on the trails wore rubber boots, work gloves and long pants and sleeves to protect themselves.  Garden sheers, loppers, saws and weed whackers were utilized to make a pathway.  Other students remained in the classroom to research wetlands information and organize educational signs for the new routes.

Pictures of one trail crew making a path, and of another crew removing a tire they found while working in the wetlands.

Happenings in Family and Consumer Science 
Farm to school activities have been in full swing all this week! Mrs. Smith and Mrs. Lamb have enjoyed working with students from many communities to prepare several food items for last night's Open House including delicious spaghetti sauce, crab apple muffins, pumpkin muffins and even canned dill pickles! Both teachers would like to thank all of the hard working students whose efforts helped make all food preparations such a big success.

Global Warming Mums -message from Mrs. Smith
There is a limited supply of plants, so first come first served.  Orders will be received through today (Friday). There are three colors available:  Glowing Ember (orange/red), white and yellow.

Please order through Mrs. Smith via email (  Checks only.  Checks can be placed in an envelope and put in Mrs. Smith's mailbox, ideally today.

Plants will arrive in about 10 days. 

Cross Country Running Update
St. Albans City School students ran really well at Tuesday's (Sept. 22nd) Milton middle school cross country race held at the Arrowhead Golf Course.  Both boys and girls placed finishers in the top ten runner after covering nearly two miles of rolling hills. The weather was perfect for running.  

Does anyone recognize this former SACS cross country runner (now at Enosburg) who placed first in the boys middle school race?

Easels Made by HOPE
Brandon and Jesse made two excellent easels from re-purposed wood from the old gym bleachers. Nice work!

Raider Report 2

Here is the second installment of the 2015/2016 Raider Report, a student made weekly video news show.  This show is 6 Minutes Long

Link to Video

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Fill Out Your CodesmythsApplications!
We had a great Codesmyths Kick-off Event last Monday.  Thank you to everyone who attended — there were 80 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 Tuesday (September 29)!  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 web 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 Codesmythsstudents should check their email — you will find a survey that you do need to fill out.  And for last year's students, the first class starts today at 9:30 in the Tech Ed room.Thank you very much.  Looking forward to seeing the old and new students alike!Ms. Tagliamonte,  Mr. Roland,  Ms. Bertucci

Breakfast Menu (for those checking Daily Announcements before school)
Friday: Whole Grain Breakfast Bun or Fruit Smoothie 

Additional Daily Offerings: 

  • Whole Grain Cereals, 
  • Oatmeal, 
  • Bagel w/ Cream Cheese, 
  • Healthy Breakfast Round, 
  • Cabot Yogurt Parfait 
  • All Served w/ Milk, Juice and Fresh Fruit 

Lunch Menu
Apple Fest Sweet & White Home Fries
Maple Apple French Toast Bake 
Branon’s Maples Syrup 
Fruit & Veggie Bar 
Vegetable Soup

Entrée Options 
Main Meal or Cabot Yogurt Parfait or Deli Sandwich or Pizza 
Offered with all Meals Vegetable/Fruit Bar Fresh Fruit, Fresh Hood Milk