Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Announcements 5-4-2016


Today is a Walking Wednesday
Important Message: The A-Session Walking School Bus group, lead by Ms. Hook and Mr. Pac, will start at Taylor Park/Main Street opposite of Twiggs (meeting time 7:10 AM), not the Community College of Vermont (CCV).  Construction is happening along their normal route on South Main Street.

Find your nearest route and join in.  Remember to sign in so that your community can get credit for your participation.

Open Doors
Open Doors Session 5 will begin Monday May 9th, and enrollment forms went out Tuesday May 3rd. Please contact Alisha Sawyer with any questions - 527-0565 x.1103.


Jr. Band clarinets will be having lessons today at their regular time, and full Jr. Band will be rehearsing tomorrow, so please don't forget your instruments. New music will be handed out.

Full orchestra will be rehearsing tomorrow morning at 8. Please be early so Mr. M can tune strings.

The Sr. Band will be marching in todays all state music festival parade in Swanton. All Sr. Band members in 6-7-8 should be at the band room at 4:30 today to be bussed over to Swanton Elementary. Step off for the parade is at 6 pm.

Outside Recess

The weather supports another day for outside recess.  Consider walking some laps and getting some exercise.

Fitness Team Competition
The competition will be held this Thursday (tomorrow) at Norwich University.
Please be at school at 6:15am on Thursday 5/5.  Bus will leave school at 6:30

News from The Money Makers!
We are hoping for one last surge for Box Tops collecting before the end of the school year. Watch this short video to learn about our final collection contest. Bring in as many Box Tops as you can as soon as you can! Good luck to all!  Questions? Contact Briana Maguire maguireb@fcsuvt.org or 527-0565 x3214.

Link to Video  1 minute long

Walk at Lunch Day was a Success
Many hundreds of "I'm Walking" stickers were handed out to students and staff who walked at least one lap at lunch around the walking path.  Laps are being tallied (and doubled) and will be used towards the May walking contest competition between learning communities.  $200 dollars can be won to buy recess equipment for the community that walks the most laps total at the end of Friday, May 27th.
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Blue Cross Blue Shield provided stickers

The Explorers were good citizens on Tuesday 5-3-2016 picking up trash as they walked along the path. Thanks for taking care of the Earth, Explorers!

The Daily Parent-Led Walking School Bus (Messenger St./Senior Center) Has Started
On Tuesday 5-3-2016 there were 25 participants.  If you are a B-Session student in that area, consider walking to school with the walking school bus rather than taking the regular bus.  This group will walk to school daily through most of May.
Picture taken 5-3-2016

Team Triumph and Team USA Collaborate
In late winter, Triumph students planted seeds in pots for Spring and Summer gardens around school. After some time germinating under grow lights, the young plants were placed in the little greenhouse that was built and is managed by Team USA outside of their classroom space.
Students showing off their plants
Students put each plant into the greenhouse

Embryology Project
Mrs. Lawyer examined the fertile eggs that had just arrived at school on Tuesday morning 5-3-2016. These eggs will be incubated and hatched in Kindergarten, Explorers and Bridges classrooms.

We have watermelon for snacks today
The watermelon can be classed as both a fruit and a vegetable.

  • It is a fruit because it grows from a seed and is considered a type of melon (although it is actually a type of berry called a pepo).
  • It is a vegetable because it is a member of the same family as the cucumber, pumpkin and squash. 

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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