Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Announcements 11-18-2105


There is Tutoring Today

Open Doors (this is the last Wednesday of Open Doors Session One)
  • SACS Newspaper
  • Reader's Theater
There will be no Open Doors, Tutoring, HW Club OR 5 o'clock bus on November 23rd and November 24th.

Session Two of Open Doors will begin, and Tutoring will resume on November 30th

St. Albans City School -COOL SCHOOL with Alaina Pinto of ABC 22  Fox 44
This Wednesday (today) SACS will be on TV with stewardship being the focus of conversation.  Six learning communities will present there stewardship projects as examples of the kind of projects engaged in by students at SACS. Pictures (and possibly video clips) of the TV visit will be presented in upcoming daily announcements. Students will help to present some of the projects.  Each highlight will last 1-2 minutes.

Time Slot
Learning Community
5:00 AM
Mitch Craib
5:30 AM
Maker Space
Brian Clark & Dan Deslauriers
6:00 AM
Incredibles Butterfly Garden
Sheryl Aliquo
6:30 AM
Triumph Maple Syrup
Ashley Levine
7:00 AM
Renaissance Rain Garden
Laura Eichorn
7:30 AM
Travelers Pollinator Gardens
Geoffrey Pac
8:00 AM
Voyagers Wetlands
James Boldosser
8:30 AM
Explorers Outdoor Classroom/Vermiculture
Grace Borst

Attention SACS Students and Parents
Students who have a band lesson or practice after school and need to take the 5:00pm bus MUST sign up for the bus and be in a supervised activity until the bus boards at 4:45 p.m. Supervised activities include Practice, Homework Club, Tutoring, or Open Doors. There is no 5:00pm bus, Homework Club, Tutoring or Open Doors on Fridays.

Students who have practice at 4:00 p.m. or later SHOULD NOT be staying after school unless they are registered for a supervised activity. They are dismissed at their normal time and should return to the school when practice is scheduled to begin. 

For more information please contact Alisha Sawyer, 527-0565 x.1103

Notice to Parents: Meeting tonight at SATEC to discuss merging three school districts, Fairfield, St. Albans City and St. Albans Town
The first public forum for Act 46 will be held on November 18 at 6:00 at St. Albans Town Educational Center in the Cafeteria. Please plan to attend to learn about how your region is moving forward with plans for unification. Visit the website often for updated information as they go through this process. http/fcsuvt.org/download/act46.htm. If you have questions not answered there feel free to email them to mailto:act46@fcsuvt.org.  Many answers to questions about the merger can be found on St. Albans City School's Facebook page.

Want some exercise while helping out a good cause? 
Check out Running of the Bells
1 mile fun run Thursday, December 3rd at 6:30 PM downtown St. Albans.

The Running of the Bells is a holiday fun run, walk, jog that involves participants attaching jingle bells to their hats, shoes, gloves, coats, strollers, and wherever they would like to in order to make some noise as they move. The course is 1 mile in length and takes participants through downtown St. Albans while enjoying all the holiday lights. Trophies will be awarded at the end of the event for best holiday costumes!

The Running of the Bells will benefit Operation Happiness. Participants are encouraged to bring donations of canned goods and toys for Franklin and Grand Isle County families in need. There will be a van available on Kingman Street to place canned goods and toys in.

Now in it’s fifth year, this event is growing fast! Register now to insure you don’t miss out on the festivities!  Link to Website with details about the event.

Operation Happiness.  Families in need of assistance should register before Thanksgiving.
Operation Happiness is an annual community initiative of Franklin-Grand Isle United Way. It strives to provide baskets of food and some toys to hundreds of needy families over the Winter holidays.  If you know of a family that needs assistance, please share with them the following information to register:

For those in St. Albans call 802 393 4450, November 16th-20th from 8:30am-1:30pm or November 23rd - 24th from 9:00am to 12:00pm.

Thanksgiving Meal with your Family at SACS
Date: Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015

Parents and family members, if you want to avoid waiting in line to purchase a ticket on our school Thanksgiving day, then you should purchase a ticket now.  Those with tickets can move directly into the serving line.

Advance tickets are necessary.
Adults $3.50 in advance. $3.75 day of
Siblings $1.75 in Advance $2.00 day of
SACS students are free and no ticket is required.
Purchase tickets in the cafeteria from the Abbey.  On the day of the Thanksgiving meal tickets will be sold in the lobby.

Mrs Williams' Students have written short book: How to Cook a Turkey. 
about how each of their families prepare a meal on Thanksgiving Day.  Link to book

You might enjoy viewing preparation of a thanksgiving meal from the perspective of a kindergartener.  Here is a tiny sample from one paragraph:

"...she puts the turkey in a pan and then puts it in the oven. She cooks the turkey for 10 minutes at 11 degrees. She takes it out of the oven and lets it cool for one minute. She cuts it up. ...."

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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