Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Announcements 9-15-2016


Athletic Activities/Sports
Cross Country Running Practice 3:15 to 4:30 PM

5/6 Boys Soccer Away Game at Town 4:15 PM
5/5 Girls Soccer Away Game at Town 4:15 PM
7/8 Boys Soccer Practice 3:30 to 5:00 PM
7/8 Girls Soccer Practice 3:45 to 5:00 PM

Sixth grade Sr. Band students are reminded that lessons are today. Please check the lesson schedule outside the band room door for your times.

Fifth and sixth grade beginning band and string students should bring their instrument interest form back to Mr. Mehaffey before Monday.

Friday band lessons are for beginners in seventh and eighth grade.

PreK and K School Hours

  • Students may be dropped off no earlier than 8:15am. They will go to the cafeteria for breakfast.
  • At 8:30, your child is considered tardy. Please get a blue tardy slip from the office.


  • The bus will leave the school between 2:00-2:10pm. The times may vary a little while we are adjusting to the new routes.

Weather for Outside Recess and Athletics
It will be a cool and crisp day for outside activities.  Enjoy.

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Walking Wednesday Results
Ninety nine intrepid students and 14 adults walked in on a rainy and thundering Wednesday morning (9-14-2016). Thank you to the staff and family members who supported this event.  Team Triumph had the greatest turnout of their students for the walk.  Incredibles and Imagination were right behind them.

Some of the walkers from Team Triumph

Not excited about being on announcements….

PreK and Kindergarten Orientation Report
Over one hundred parents and family members attended the PreK/Kindergarten orientation offered on Wednesday 9-14-2016.  Parents and family members were introduced to teachers, the layout of the building and classrooms, transportation options and the outline of their children's daily schedules.  The visitors also learned how to get involved with the school on field trips, in the classroom, with the Friends of St. Albans City School (PTO) organization and with announcements and newsletters. The school welcomes all the family members associated with our youngest students.

Daily Walking School Bus from Messenger Street Area Continues
Weekdays through October
Start location is at Fiddlehead Dental at 7:25 AM.  Arrival at school 7:55 AM
Led by Staff, Parents and some of 7/8th graders

We are still looking for enough parents to establish walking school buses from the Barlow St. area and the Houghton Park area (both A-session departure times -approximately 7:00 AM). Contact Mitch Craib if you can help

Open Doors Update
We have had an overwhelming response to our Open Doors program and many of our programs are full. We have wait lists for students who were not able to be enrolled this session. Open Doors will run throughout the school year and students will have other opportunities to participate.

The following programs are full: Hip Hop, Tae Kwon Do (both classes), Drama, Dodgeball, Magic and Archery.

Enrollment letters will be going home the week of the 19th and programs begin on Monday, October 3rd. Please check the information on the enrollment letters to make sure we have the correct information for your student.

If you have any questions or concerns please call Alisha Sawyer at 527-0565 x.1103

Key Dates for the Second Half of September
September 15th Kindergarten First Full Day
September 20th Friends of St. Albans City School Meeting 6:00 to 7:00 PM
September 22nd Open House 5:00 to 7:00 PM

Plums are for Snacks Today

  • Plums are an excellent source of Vitamin C that helps the body heal cuts and wounds. 
  • Vitamin C helps the body to absorb more iron from foods. Throw in some sliced plums in your spinach salad or cook meat/chicken with plums to get the most iron out of them! 
  • Other notable nutrients include Vitamin A and K, dietary fiber and potassium.

Students may take two fruit servings with each meal. They must take at least one.
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