Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Announcements 5-11-2016


Walking Wednesday is Today.  It is also our yearly Bike to School Day

Please join one of the Walking School Buses or the bike train this morning.

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After School Programming
  • SACS Newspaper
  • Mediation
  • Girls on the Run
  • HW Club
  • Drama

 Outdoor Recess
 It is a beautiful day to get outside.

NECAP Assessments are happening this week
Grades 4 and 8
Science knowledge and skills will be measured
Days: Wednesday May 11th and Thursday May 12

Triumph Transportation Assessment Group Fact

Did you know that 160 to 175 vehicles drive to school each morning to drop off students. That is a lot of vehicles and a lot of gas being used daily for transportation. Consider that buses are already traveling the city to pick up students.  Sidewalks are available for walking and biking.

Students Competed in the Vermont Drinking Water Week Poster Contest
Three St. Albans City School students received awards for their entries in the 2016 Vermont Drinking Water Week Poster Contest.  Destiny Thompson, Voyagers 4th Grade, received first place for her entry.  Quinnlan Steele, Triumph 4th Grade & Ella Howe, Incredibles 5th Grade, received Honorable Mentions for their poster designs.  

Winners and their classes were invited to attend a drinking water fair on Friday, May 6th at the Champlain Valley Fair Grounds where students participated in workshops centered around the importance of water.  

The annual contest is open to grades 4th-6th.  This year’s theme was “May the Water Be With You”

Pictured from left to right:  Destiny Thompson (winner for 4th Grade category), Quinnlan Steele (honorable mention for the 4th Grade category)

and Ella Howe (honorable mention for the 5th Grade category -below)
Destiny Thompson and her winning poster
Voyagers 4th Grade learning about water pollutants and runoff
Building a water filter
Building a water filter
Building a water filter.  Their filter did the best filtering of the day!  Water started out green and ended up clear (see next image)
Students playing with Sir Hydro Logic, the mascot

The P.E. bicycle instruction unit returns for students in the middle grades
The grass is green and the weather is warming up. The bike smart trailer has arrived and students are sharpening their riding skills and bicycle knowledge.

Today's snacks: blueberries, raspberries and blackberries
While wild blueberries often get top spot for their antioxidant content, all berries are antioxidant superstars, and eating a wide variety is probably ideal.  Antioxidants are helpful in fighting off all kinds of diseases.

Organic berries, if you can afford them, are also a good choice as they’re higher in antioxidants than regular berries.

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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