Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Announcements 5-12-2016


After School Programming
  • Duke's Cardio Kids
  • Crafty Kids
  • Money Makers
  • HW Club
  • Drama 

Access to Playground and going outside today:
  • No-one is to be outside during testing times.
  • Outside the testing window, teams can take students outside but no-one can use the playground - the fields or walking track are the only options.  (The window of time is just too small for the playground to be a safe option for students)
  • It is going to be beautiful out - please get creative and use the fields when testing is not happening.


Walking Contest
Recall that walking laps will be doubled on testing days (NECAPs or SBACs).  Let Mr. Craib double your laps for you rather than confusing matters by doubling them on the recording sheets yourselves.  Simply record the actual number of laps you did.  Thank you.

NECAP Assessments are happening 
Grades 4 and 8
Science knowledge and skills will be measured
Today, Thursday May 12

Contest: Name the New Unified District

Contest: Seeking creative name for the new unified district.

We seek to find a name that will evoke what makes our communities special and uniquely related. The new district encompasses Fairfield, St. Albans City, St. Albans Town (and BFA). It serves Pre K through 12 th Grade, as well as the Northwest Technical Center.

Entry: Anyone - students, residents, teachers, etc. may submit an entry.

Get creative and come up with the selected name and you win bragging rights and will be recognized throughout the community. The current name, assigned by the state is Franklin Central Unified Union School District (FCUUSD).We hope our communities can come up with something more thought provoking.

The Supervisory Union has the right to reject any or all names to avoid any inappropriate entries.

Deadline: Monday May 23 rd at 10:00 AM

Send To: FCSU
28 Catherine St
St. Albans, VT 05478

Or email:

Walking Wednesday Results
The graph below includes walkers and bikers who joined in on Wednesday.  The Explorers had the greatest turnout and are the Walking Wednesday Participation Winners. Congratulations!!!  This team will get to make smoothies with the RiseVT smoothie bikes on June 3rd.  A bunch of other teams were very close to winning. Excellent work.

Explorers Win the Walking/Biking Wednesday Participation Prize 5-11-2016

169 Students and 20 Adults joined in on Walking Wednesday 5-11-2016.  This means 1/4 of our students participated.  We have three more Walking Wednesdays this school year.

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Bike to School Day Wrap-up
A small group of cyclists joined the biking school bus (some called it a bike train) that was led by several of our teachers and a police patrol car. Most bikers chose to ride in on own. There were 56 bikes counted at the bike racks.  Counting adults and students together, 60 people cycled to school on Wednesday.
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Amazing Wood Working Projects  
Check out these birdhouses made by some of our students!

Ecybermission News
Congratulations to our 6th grade Ecybermission winners. Discovery and Incredible teams presented in front of the school board Tuesday night, May 10th. Each team shared the problem that they wanted to solve using the scientific method and or the engineering process. Discovery students each earned $1000 savings bonds for first place, while Incredible students earned $500 bonds. Incredible students shared their plan to harness energy from chimney smoke using a type of turbine that they created and tested, while Discovery students shared the trials and tribulations of attempting to create a tree farm to be used as an outdoor classroom.  

The snack today will be cucumbers

Do you have a hard time drinking your eight glasses of water per day? Try munching on some cucumbers. They are made up of 95% water! Snacking on cucumbers can help curb hunger.

Cucumbers contain Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B5, Vitamin B6, Folic Acid, Vitamin C, Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium and Zinc. Who needs a multivitamin?

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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