Monday, November 14, 2016

Announcements 11-15-2106


Students may take two fruit servings with each meal. They must take at least one.
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Kiwis are expected for Tuesday

Kiwi Facts
Kiwifruit is considered a “nutritional all-star”. A Rutgers University researchers found that kiwifruit has the best nutrient density of 21 commonly consumed fruits.

The fuzzy fruit is also sky-high in both soluble and insoluble fiber, both of which are essential for promoting heart health, regulating digestion, and lowering cholesterol levels—that’s a winning trifecta.
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  • Tae Kwon Do 1-3 (Small Gym)
  • Magic (Rocket Punch Games)
  • Archery (Pelkey's)
  • HW Club


Mr. Mehaffey is out today, and will be back tomorrow. There are no band lessons or Jr. or Sr. band today. Mr. M will be back tomorrow, and there will be orchestra in the morning.


The Weather for recess and outdoor activities should be reasonably good.  Try to get outside and move today.


Raiders 7/8 Boys Basketball
Coach Smith will be hosting Open Gyms for the 7-8 Boys Basketball Team on the following dates: November 15, 17 from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM. Please do not arrive before 5:45 PM. Dress for playing. Call Mrs. Trainer with any questions at 527-0565 X1102


Parents: Operation Happiness
United Way will again be sponsoring Operation Happiness by providing a basket of food and toys for children in the family (16 and under). If you are in need of this service you can call 393-4443 M-F, Nov. 14th to Nov. 18th from 8:30 am to 1:30 pm. And Nov. 21 and 22 from 8:30 am to 1:30 pm

Voyagers: Field Trip
November 15th Today. Time 8:45 AM to 2:20 PM. The trip will be to the Montpelier State House.

Parents: Parent Math Night
1st - 2nd - 3rd Graders. Today Tuesday November 15 TODAY, 2016.  5:30 - 7:00pm
SACS library.  See further information in next blog section.

Everyone: Thanksgiving Feast
Families, students, teachers are welcome to take part in the Thanksgiving Feast offered at lunch time on November 17th.  See notice below this section for details.

Everyone: Chorus Concert Date
St. Albans City School will have a chorus concert on November 17th at 6:30 in the Library. We will have both the elementary chorus and the middle school chorus performing.

Incredibles: Field Trip
November 18th. Time 8:30 AM to 2:30 PM. The trip will be to the Montpelier State House.

1st-3rd Grade: Fun Event
November 18th. 3:00 to 4:30 PM Cafeteria, Large Gym, Small Gym and Library

Everyone: Drama
This fall's musical production, "Nutcracker" will be presented on Thursday, December 1st at 6:30 in the big gym. There is no admission cost. Please bring family and friends to see and hear a timeless classic put on by our amazing cast!



Last call for the Doodle 4 Google Contest!

Create a doodle using the letters G-O-O-G-L-E to represent this year's theme "What I see for the future." Pick up an entry form from outside Ms. Tagliamonte's classroom or check out for more information. Entries will not be returned from Google, so make sure to take a picture of your work if you want a copy.

Your Entry MUST:
  • Be your own work
  • Be completely filled out
  • Be signed by a parent/guardian
  • Be turned into Ms. Tagliamonte by Monday, November 21

1st - 2nd - 3rd Grades
Tuesday November 15, 2016
5:30 - 7:00pm SACS library

Join us for a night of learning and creating as we dive into math for grades 1-3!

We will begin the evening with a presentation about our math curriculum, how we teach math, and mathematical strategies.

We will finish the night with an opportunity for you to explore, make, and take different games and materials home for you and your family.   

**This meeting is intended for parents only.  Childcare will be available in the cafeteria for families who need it.  Please you the attached form if you plan to use childcare.  Children must be signed up ahead of time.  Please bring children to the cafeteria**

Do you have Box Tops for Education 
in your classroom?

It would be VERY helpful if you could do one of the following:
  1. Send a messenger with the Box Tops to Room AC214 (in the Discovery Hallway across from Ms. Tagliamonte's Art Room)
  2. Put them in Ms. Maguire's staff room mailbox (if they fit!)
  3. Reply to this email asking for a representative to come pick them up - please indicate room number AND a good time to pick up.
Please remind students/families to submit Box Tops!!  Informational flyers are attached if you'd like to send info home.

Remember, ALL our learning communities benefit from the proceeds of this program, but we can't raise the money without everyone's help!



Drama Poster Contest
We’re sad to announce that with the Drama poster contest we have gotten no entries. 😢 Due to this we can no longer continue with the poster contest. If you would still like to submit a design to be considered please hand them to Bella Bonasera in the Renaissance community. It won’t be a competition but it is still nice to see your input please contact Bella Bonasera at this email Opposite thank you * snap and hair flip *
~ The Drama Girls ❤

Raider Clothing For Sale
All orders are done on line through Kevin Smith Sports
Use this link to view the web page
All purchases are final. There are no refunds or exchanges. 
Contact David Aliquo at Kevin Smith Sports with any questions

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Codesmyths Office Hours Signup
Dear Codesmythies:  There are still a fair number of students who have not filled out their Office Hours Signup (either completely or at all).  Please come to class today prepared to fill out the form.  You will need to know which classes you are missing during all Codesmyths class times.  Class times can be found on left side of the Codesmyths web site:

Thank you!


Lions Club Peace Poster Contest Results
Congratulations to the following students who won this year's International Peace Poster Contest for the Swanton Missisquoi Lions Club!
  • Nicole Trahan - 1st Place
  • Tara Ditch - 2nd Place
  • Liberty Frechette - 3rd Place
Last Thursday, these three artists were presented an award and a check for their artistic efforts in representing this year's theme: "A Celebration of Peace." Congratulations to all who participated and a special thank you to Mr. Ody LaRoche and the Swanton Missisquoi Lions Club for their support in sponsoring this contest. Way to go City School!

HOPE Multi Purpose Bench/Picnic Table
The HOPE Classroom would like to thank the group of 7th and 8th graders that worked on the multi purpose bench/picnic table project. It has finally been completed and is ready for use. It will be used by many students in the school for group lunches and project building. The benches also make great place to have a seat and relax. The students worked very hard and should be very proud of the finished quality of the table.
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Renaissance Students Learning
These pictures of Renaissance students are from their writing, science, and math lessons on Monday morning 11-14-2016. There are many more pictures from these classes that are being shown on the Library TV over the next few days.

Artwork in the Atrium Outside of the Cafeteria
If you have not noticed the artwork nearby the cafeteria, then you may want to take a look. These pictures are of just a few examples of the work that St. Albans City School students have completed in the first third of the school year. It is interesting to observe the dramatic variations of work done by students even though everyone was guided by a single theme. Check out the art as you pass by.