Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Announcements 9-8-2016


Sports Today
5/6 Girls Soccer 3:30 to 4:45 PM
7/8 Girls Soccer 3:45 to 5:00 PM
7/8 Boys Soccer 3:30 to 5:00 PM
Cross Country Starts Today 3:15 to 4:30 PM in the Big Gym

  • Sr. Band will be rehearsing today with all of the 6th graders who played last year.
  • Beginning lessons for grade 7 and 8 new to band will be on Friday. Please check with Mr. M for your lesson times.
  • The music demonstration for grades 5-6 will be in the library today at 1 pm.

Cancelled For This Month -SACS School Board Meeting Scheduled today, Sept 8th

Voyagers Harvested Potatoes
Voyagers are digging into a new year and hitting the gardens. We unearthed about 30 pounds of potatoes (On Wednesday)!

Each year the Voyagers wash and cut our harvested potatoes into chunks and then bake them with a coating of olive oil, salt and garlic powder.  They always taste wonderful and the Voyagers are looking forward to that phase of our yearly gardening experience.


It is time to harvest!
Learning communities with planted garden spaces should think about harvesting their produce soon and processing it into something for students to taste.  Please contact Heather Smith if you want her help.  These are just a few of the plants and areas with at least some produce that is ready to harvest.
Carrots & Greens
More tomatoes
Pumpkins and squash
Sunflowers growing in USA’s box
Sweet Potatoes

Support St. Albans City School with "Hannaford Helps Schools!"
Did you know you can help our school earn money for valuable resources just by doing your grocery shopping??
How does Hannaford Helps Schools work?
For every 4 qualifying Hannaford Helps Schools items that a customer buys at Hannaford, they will receive a printout for 3 school dollars at the register. This means that:
  • 4 products purchased = 3 school dollars
  • 8 products purchased = 6 school dollars
  • 12 products purchased = 9 school dollars
Note: All products must be purchased in a single transaction.
Customers just need to then take the school dollars printout to the Hannaford Helps Schools collection tower at the front of the St. Albans store and insert it into OUR school's slot. (Students can also bring the printout to their homeroom teacher and we'll be sure to get them turned in!)
This year, the program runs from Aug. 28 - Dec. 3, 2016.
Click this link for the full participating product list - use this while making your grocery shopping list. Hannaford is excited to offer over 1,600 products in the program this year and to make it easy, they've labeled the products with red schoolhouse tags in stores.  You can also learn more about the program at this link.
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Let's make this our best earning year! Thanks for your support!

Next week (September 14th) we begin Walking Wednesdays
Mark your calendar with the following dates.  A flyer with the routes and dates will be handed out next week.  

Dates of Walking Wednesdays

Sept 14th
Oct 5th
Oct 12th
Oct 19th
Oct 26th
Nov 2nd
Dec 7th
Jan 11th
Feb 1st
Mar 15th
April 5th
May 3rd
May 10th
May 17th
May 24th
May 31st
June 7th

There will be a daily walking school bus from the Messenger Street area (B Session 7:25 at Fiddlehead Dental to 8:00 AM St. Albans City School).  It will begin on Monday the 12th and go through October, weather depending.

Efforts are underway to establish a daily walking school bus from the Barlow Street area (A-Session 6:55 at the Community Center to 7:30 St. Albans City School). More parent volunteers are needed to make this happen. Contact Mitch Craib at if you can help.  Parents you would be responsible for leading on your route only one day per week unless you were ready to do more.

Another Walking School Bus is being considered from the Houghton Park area (A-Session 7:00 AM at Russell/Weldon to 7:00 St. Albans City School). More parent volunteers are needed to make this happen. Contact Mitch Craib at if you can help.

For Snacks today we have Cucumbers
  • Cucumbers originated in India around 3,000 years back.
  • Cucumbers contain insoluble and soluble fibre that helps you feel full and also lowers bad cholesterol in your body!
  • Cucumbers have 90% water content.
  • They are rich in antioxidants, potassium, vitamin A, vitamin K, magnesium, iron and a lot more minerals. Vitamin K has bone strengthening properties. Thus, cucumbers are a great way to build your bones!

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