Thursday, January 28, 2016

Announcements 1-29-2016


Joke of the Week  Link to Video

The 7/8 Ladies Basketball practice for Friday  is cancelled.   Next game is Monday February 1st at Town.  Bus leaves at 3:30 PM.   There will be no bus back to school.  Coaches will meet the bus at Town.

This is the week of schedule switchover to the last half of the year with Mr. Mehaffey's lesson schedule. B win time band for 5th grade will be starting on Tuesday afternoon for Triumph and Voyagers.

Next weeks music lessons with Mr. Mehaffey are outside the band room. Kelly, Derek, and Jaden are first on Monday. Beginning cello lessons are on Monday at 8 am, and Quinlan should come to the violin lesson on Monday afternoon.

8th graders take note
Northwest Tech Center students will be here today from 9-10. They will talk about the different programs that they offer. 

We will be visiting the Tech Center on February 12th. We will be arrive around 11:50 and leave  around 1:50. You will get to spend time in 2 programs that you might be interested in.

All BFA registration forms are due to Mr. Gale by February 12th

Any questions can be brought to Mr. Gale. 

Outside Recess
It is definitely warm enough to head outside today.

Consider putting Unified Arts Night on your schedule
On Tuesday February 2nd, from 5:00-7:00 pm the St. Albans City School Unified Arts Team will hold the annual Unified Arts Night for students, parents, family and friends.  There will be lots of great displays, activities and snacks for Kindergartners through 8th graders.  Please join us!

Here are just a few of the things you can experience:
  • Jeh Kulu Dancers and Drummers in the big gym (all grades)
  • Beach Ball games in the small gym for PreK-2
  • Watch the chorus and recorder performers
  • Jazz Band will hold an open rehearsal
  • Family and Consumer Sciences will offer sweet potato bites
  • Art displays in galleries and in the art rooms
  • Snacks in the cafeteria

Hello from the nurses office!
We wanted to remind everyone that winter is a heightened time for cold and flu illnesses. Nearly 60 million school days are lost each year in the USA due to colds or the influenza virus, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Infections spread in schools so easily because students are in close contact and share supplies and equipment.

To help minimize the spread of cold and flu viruses, here are some great tips to keep in mind:
  • Practice good hand washing, often. 
  • If you are sick, stay home to minimize the exposure to others.
  • Practice proper coughing, sneezing, and nose-blowing techniques.
  • Be sure to eat lots of healthy foods and stay hydrated. "


Raider Report -Cooking with Paige
Check out this excellent video   Link to Video  (5 minutes Long)

What Math Looked Like in Team Triumph on 1-28-2016
Mrs. Dean is shown here teaching geometry and volume concepts to her students. Most lessons include cooperative group work and hands-on activities.  The process in her math classes is engaging and students absorb and understand the material presented.

The "magic egg" geometry project is a 5th/6th grade math enrichment WIN group where students are introduced to some higher level geometry concepts. 

Physical Education
Instructor, Ms. Andrews, guides these young students through the last class period of their gymnastics module in physical education this school year.  On this day (1-28-2016) it was clear that students were improving their movement skills and getting plenty of exercise. Lots of smiles.



Student Nurses Visit SACS
Each year a number of student nurses from training programs in the area spend time at St. Albans City School. While here they gain valuable experience with our knowledgeable full-time nurses, Ms. Raleigh & Ms. Kane. Dorothy (Blue shirt) and Kristy (Orange pants) are from Vermont Technical College and they worked here on Thursday 1-28-2016.

Lunch Menu
Friday Jan 29th

Pancakes with Warm Syrup
Scrambled Eggs
Sweet & White Home Fries
Fruit & Veggie Bar

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