Friday, October 9, 2015

Announcements 10-12-2015

Daily Announcements  Monday October 12th, 2015

Open Doors
The following Open Doors classes meet today Monday the 12th
  • Extreme Hip Hop
  • Dodgeball
Come to the cafeteria upon your dismissal.

Boys 5/6 Practice 5:00 to 6:30 pm
Boys 7/8 Practice 3:30 to 5:00 pm

More pictures of soccer players wanted.

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Cross Country Running
Practice 3:15 to 4:30 pm

For anyone interested in supporting the parent to St. Albans City School connection (parents, teachers, other community members)
Friends of St. Albans City School (the organization replacing the SACS parent teachers organization) was approved as an organization at the School Board meeting held on 10-8-2015.  The Nominations Committee is now taking nominations for the Chair, Vice-Chair, Secretary, and Treasurer.  Please email Chad at, Joan at, or Jenn at with nominations for these four positions by October 23rd. If you are interested in a role, please do not hesitate to nominate yourself! This is a great opportunity to lead and shape something new in your child's school.

Nominations Committee

Travelers Pollinator Garden in the Process of being Installed in Medians
The Travelers, Mr. Young and Mrs. Smith have been working hard to move plants from around the building into the parking lot medians (formerly home to the blueberry bushes). The garden beds next to the building are slated to be replaced next summer and this is the time of year to extract the plants and move them to a safe area. 

We ask the parents, students and staff to please respect these pollinator garden sites at the parking lots by using the paved surfaces and designated walkways to get to and from the school building. If we can stay off the medians, we should have a beautiful set of flower beds for bees and butterflies in the spring. Thank you.


Sports Equipment for Recess
Are you curious to know what is available and how to access the equipment. Watch this short video. Link to 30 second video

Stone Soup Made by Kindergarten
On Wednesday and Thursday last week (October 7th and 8th) Kindergarten picked vegetables and herbs from their gardens to make "stone soup" in each classroom.  The teachers paired the experience with a reading of Marcia Brown's book by the same name. The goal of the experience was to connect kids with literature and the food-growing and preparation process in hopes of improving enthusiasm for locally grown healthy food.  Many children asked for a second helping of stone soup because it tasted so good.

Planning for safer walking and biking to school and around St. Albans
On Friday (10-9-2015) community planning specialist, Mark Fenton, talked to members of the school staff and St. Albans community about ways to improve our children's health. It appears that providing safe, walkable routes to and from our schools and other important community sites is the most effective way to help us control weight and avoid diseases associated with inactivity. Furthermore, the group heard that walking and biking sidewalks, pathways and crossings can make our community a much more pleasant place to live in. As the entire St. Albans community moves to make walking and biking safer, we will need student and parent support and guidance for any choices made. Thank you to RiseVT for making this gathering and discussion possible.

Breakfast Menu
Hot Oatmeal Bar w/Fruit & Warm Syrup

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
National School Lunch Week Homemade French Fries Local Potatoes Dress Your Own Burger on A Bun 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