Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Announcements 10-8-2015

Daily Announcements  Thursday October 8th, 2015

Joke of the Week - a day early due to inservice on Friday
Link to Joke of the Week

Reminder:  No School on Friday for Students
It will be a teacher's in-service day

St. Albans City School Board Meeting tonight (Thursday)
Start time 6:00 pm

Open Doors Thursday
The following Open Doors classes meet today -October 8th
  • Trash to Treasure
  • Engineering Extravaganza
  • Money Makers
  • None of Your Beeswax
  • I Wanna Bang on the Drum All Day
Come to the cafeteria upon your dismissal.

Cross Country Running

Practice today 3:15 to 4:30 pm

Picture taken at the Fairfax Costume Race start line Tuesday (10-6-2015). Boys and girls raced together. After the middle school race the high schooler's competed and many wore amazing costumes.  This is the most popular cross country race of the cross country season for schools in this region, in spite of the fact that the course is extremely hilly.

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

Discovery students reflect on strengths and challenges with their stewardship project.
Organic questions have been produced from team Discovery students in terms of their stewardship project. They key question: Why didn't our first batch of trees survive? Students took tremendous pride in all of the work that was put into planting our tree farm last Spring. They feel a tremendous sense of ownership with the plot of land allotted for our trees. Students are driven and determined to ​ discover what could have gone wrong.
  • Step one: collect a soil sample and send in to be analyzed at UVM. 
  • Step two: Specifically look at the pH level of our soil sample.
  • Step three: Find effective water solutions. 
  • Step four: Pull up decomposing burlap from last Spring
  • Step five and beyond: Prepare the land for a replant

We still have many cards left in our first and largest fundraiser for the 2016 Band Trip to NYC. For more information, or if you would like to purchase a card, please contact Jennifer Seymour @

Walk to School Results
201 Students and 26 adults walked or biked into school on Wednesday (10-7-2015). This was a satisfactory turnout and in line with previous participation rates for our school at this time of year.  Thank you to all our leaders and volunteers and the hardy students who came in by walking or biking.  Here is a suggestion.  If we have good weather next week, let's aim for a record number of walker/bikers.  300 people would be excellent.

Pollinator Gardens in Parking Lot Medians
Please, please stay out of the medians in the main parking lot in front of the building.  The Travelers are planting a pollinator flower garden there and you will hurt the plants if you do not stay on the pavement and designated walk ways.  

Apple Juice Press
The school has purchased an Amish-made apple juice press with grant funds supplied by the "Unsung Heroes Awards Program".  In the next few weeks students from around the school will be engaged in grinding up apples and squeezing them into juice for drinking.

This picture shows the press and two of the students who unboxed and set it up.  Other students assisted, but the pictures of them were somehow lost in the electronic ether. Apologies.

Breakfast Menu
Thursday: Ham or Egg and Cheese on a Bagel
  • Whole Grain Cereals, 
  • Oatmeal, 
  • Bagel w/Cream Cheese, 
  • Healthy Breakfast Round,
  • Cabot Yogurt Parfait
  • All Served w/ Milk, Juice and Fresh Fruit

Lunch Menu
Hot Turkey Sandwich w/Gravy 
Chef’s Mashed Potato 
Local Potatoes Roasted 
Fruit & Veggie Bar 
Vegetable Soup 

Entr√©e Options 

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