Thursday, March 31, 2016

Announcements 4-1-2016


Joke of the Week   Link to Video


  • Jazz Band is rehearsing today at 2:00 PM. There are also extra jazz band sectional lessons today.
  • All 6-7-8 Jazz Band trumpets are at 9:00 AM, saxes are at 10:00 AM, and trombones at 1:00 PM.
  • Pilot, Liam, Caleb and Issac are at 9:00 AM today.

Outside Recess

It looks like a warm day with some occasional rain.

Autism Awareness Month Begins Today, and 
April 2nd (tomorrow) is autism awareness day.
What is autism?  Autism is neurological and not contagious.  Autism affects a person’s social interactions, verbal and nonverbal communication and repetitive behaviors.  Watch this 3 minute video to learn more about what autism is:

If you’re wearing blue today...Thank You for supporting Autism Awareness.
Don’t forget to get your picture taken by Kaliedoscope (alone, in groups or as a class)  

Start thinking about our next official Walking Wednesday     

Next Week, April 6th

Mac & Trees Taste Test Day

On Tuesday, March 29th, Team Imagination's wish for all students to try their Mac and Trees recipe came true.  The Abbey served Mac and Trees to all grades, and for those that chose another main dish, taste test cups were passed around to students in the cafeteria.  Many people told Imagination what they thought of this modified food item, and as soon as the findings have been tabulated, they will be reported in daily announcements.  Thank you everyone for being open minded about trying Mac and Trees!
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Kindergarten Students Created Birdhouses 

submitted by teacher D. Deslauriers

Old Wagon Rebuilt for the Marching Band
A salvaged Radio Flyer wagon was turned into the official St. Albans Raiders Marching Band Wagon by one of our students. Notice the upgraded logo, wheels and "lift kit." Beautiful work!


Lion King Dates
Because of a very full spring schedule, we have chosen to go back to our original dates for the play! The show will be on Friday and Saturday, May 13th and 14th at 7:00 PM. A dress rehearsal will be held on Friday the 13th at 9:30 am.

Triumph Tastes their Maple Syrup

On Wednesday 3-30-2016 Mr. Hoben and Mr. Deslauriers helped Triumph students boil down their maple sap into maple syrup.  At the end of the school day the whole team got to try the syrup in little paper cups.  Delicious!

News From Travelers
First, second and third grade Travelers learned all about what Autism is and why it is important to spread Autism Awareness. Here are some photos from the three presentations Ms. Nina did for the Travelers Team. Travelers have been working hard on decorating all the doors and Ms. Mailhotte/Mrs. Trombley’s wall to spread Autism Awareness. More photos to come once we have them finished :)

Today's snack is Watermelon

Watermelon is now the most-consumed melon in the US (followed by cantaloupe and honeydew). This cousin to cucumbers, pumpkins, and squash is thought to have originated in Egypt close to 5,000 years ago.

1. Watermelon Has More Lycopene Than Raw Tomatoes
Lycopene is a powerful carotenoid antioxidant that gives fruits and vegetables a pink or red color. It's most often associated with tomatoes, but watermelon is actually a more concentrated source.
2. Watermelon Is a Fruit and a Vegetable
Watermelon is related to cucumbers, pumpkin, and squash. It is part vegetable and part fruit (it's a sweet, seed-producing plant, after all).
3. You Can Eat Watermelon Rind and Seeds
4. It's Mostly Water
5. Some Watermelon Are Yellow

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Tue., March 29

Surprise Lunch Menu Item

Team Imagination urges everyone to give it a try
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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