Monday, April 4, 2016

Announcements 4-5-2016


Remember -Tomorrow is Walking Wednesday
It is the only official Walking Wednesday for the month of April.  Please get on your warm clothes and join us in the morning.

After School Programming
Open Doors:

  • Magic
  • Archery
  • Boy's Boxing
  • Tae Kwon Do
  • Full cast until 5:15 PM
Session 5 of Open Doors does not begin until Monday May 9th, 2016


  • Jr. Band and Jr. Band lessons are on for today. Please be on time.
  • Band lesson schedules are outside the band room door for this week.


Outdoor Recess
The weather will be almost identical to yesterday, possibly slightly breezier.  Quite a few teams went out yesterday.  Dress warmly.

Notice: St. Albans City School will hold a Welcome to Kindergarten Night tomorrow, April 6th 6:00-7:00 PM.

April is Autism Awareness Month

Today you are going to watch a video to see what it is like for a person with autism to go through a store like Walmart.  This particular video is the perspective of one person, but it’s a very common experience for people with autism in any given store.  

Teachers please keep the volume turned up (but not so loud you break your speakers), you should also skip to 0:53 to pass the commentary and start the video.  Commentary starts again 2:00, feel free to stop the video here. ***The owner of this video has posted a popup notice at the very beginning, please close the popup before viewing the video.  This is the creator's perspective, not Kaleidoscopes***

Don’t forget to wear blue tomorrow, for Wear it Wednesday!

Kindergarten Students Made Cheese 4-4-2016

Mrs. Walsh's class.  Mrs. Smith, our farm to school coordinator, led the cooking experience.
Added a gallon of milk to the pot
DSC_0111.JPGHeating the milk
The milk was gradually brought to 212 deg. F
Vinegar was added to curdle the boiling milk
The whey was drained from the cheese curd
This is the cheese after washing and draining
Students examined the cheese

Students tasted the soft cheese.

Today's snacks are carrots

People first grew carrots as medicine, not food, for a variety of ailments. Carrots can be traced back about 5,000 years through historical documents and paintings. Parsnips are a close relative of the carrot.

A medium-size carrot has 25 calories, 6 grams of carbs, and 2 grams of fiber. The veggie is an excellent source of vitamin A, providing more than 200% of your daily requirement in just one carrot. Carrots are loaded with beta-carotene, a natural chemical that the body changes into vitamin A. The deeper orange the carrot, the more beta-carotene you’re getting. We think of carrots as orange, but they can also be white, yellow, red, and purple.

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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