Monday, October 26, 2015

Announcements 10-27-2015

Daily Announcements  Tuesday October 27th, 2015

Open Doors
The following Open Doors classes meet today
  • Swap it Out
  • Meditation
  • Introduction to Knitting
Come to the cafeteria upon your dismissal.

Notice to Parents and Students: No Afterschool Programming Nov. 2nd-6th.
Due to Learning Showcases the week of November 2nd – 6th (next week) there will be NO afterschool programming. This includes: Tutoring, Open Doors, Homework Club and Athletic Club.

Also -NO SCHOOL on Monday November 2nd

7/8 Home Game vs. Georgia
Start Time is 4:00 pm

Heads up:  Grades 4/6 School DANCE on Friday October 30th
Location School Cafeteria.
Time 6:00 to 8:00 pm
Cost $3.00

Arrival and Dismissal from Dances:
  • Students enter through the gymnasium doors and sign themselves into the dance.
  • School Expectations (Safe, Achieving, Caring) remain at all evening events and that includes dances.
  • At the end of our dances, chaperones and staff will walk students through the building to our front lobby. We will dismiss from there.
  • Please be prompt for pick up as staff and chaperones need to get home too. If your student does not have a ride home, please don’t send them to our dances unless they have made arrangements before coming to the dance.

Friends of St. Albans City School (Formerly the PTO)
There has been a lot of talk about the new menu at St. Albans City School this year.   Please come to the City School cafeteria at 6:00 pm today (Tuesday), October 27th, and enjoy some samples of what the children at the school are eating.   There will be a focus on salad bar items like dressings and toppings.    

Directly after that there will be a meeting of the Friends of St. Albans City School.   This month’s agenda items include election of Officers, approval of minutes, and next steps.  If you have any question please email Chad Spooner at   Please like our Facebook page for updated information:

Planting Garlic and Strawberries
Many people don't realize that certain plants should be planted in October to grow properly in the following spring and summer. Garlic and strawberries are two of these kinds of plants. Because the soil in this portion of the garden is poor, topsoil from the Hudak composting operation was added to the garden beds prior to planting. Students from Team USA volunteered to assist Mrs. Smith in getting these tasks done. 

More Kindergarteners have a Chance to Make Pumpkin Muffins
On Monday 10-26-2015 Mrs William's and Mrs. Scott's classes visited the family and consumer science kitchen to prepare pumpkin muffins.  The photos show Mrs. Smith orchestrating the cooking experience.  As with previous classes, the muffins were delicious. Local pumpkin, eggs and butter were used in the treats.

Walk to School Day Tomorrow
Rain or shine we will be walking and biking into school on Wednesday.  Please join us.

Pictures and Stories from Learning Communities are Wanted for Daily Announcements
Contact Mitch Craib with your material.

Are you an artist?  
Poster Contest based on Walking and Biking to School Experiences

banner graphic cartoon of children walking and biking to school 

Vermont Safe Routes to School Art Contest!

Students in grades K-8 are invited to participate in the 3rd Annual VT Safe Routes to School poster contest. This poster should creatively illustrate the theme of "what did you see on your way to school?" We see lots of things when we walk or bike to school:

  • Animals
  • Rainbows
  • Our friends
  • Flowers 
  • Tall trees
  • Neighbors 
  • Cool buildings
Artwork from winners and honorable mentions will appear on the SRTS calendar and bookmark. 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners will also receive a T-shirt featuring their art. Find out more here.
All entries must be postmarked by Wednesday, December 16th and submitted to:

Vermont Safe Routes to School Resource Center
c/o VTrans LTF Program Development
1 National Life Drive
Montpelier, VT 05643

Contact Maren Hill at 802.598.8651 or

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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