Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Announcements 11-16-2016


Students may take two fruit servings with each meal. They must take at least one.
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The snack possibilities for Wednesday through Friday are Cantaloupe, Granny Smith apples and Bell Peppers.  The ripeness of the fruit and vegetables determine the day they will be served.

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Cantaloupe Facts
Cantaloupe derives its name from the town of Cantalupo, Italy, where cantaloupe seeds arrived from Armenia and were planted in the Papal Gardens in the 16th century. Cantaloupe is packed with Vitamin A and antioxidants. That means protection against colon, prostate, breast, endometrial, lung, and pancreatic cancers.

Granny Smith Apples
Granny Smith apples are often used in baking because of their high acidity and ability to hold their shape when cooked. Try baked into sweet or savory pies, tarts, or meat pastries; add to savory bread stuffing, risotto or potato pancakes. Their sweet-tart flavor is a great addition to soups, smoothies and sauces. Because they are slow to brown when cut, they are perfect diced and added to fresh preparations such as salads and salsas or sliced and paired with cheese.

Bell Peppers
Bell peppers also known as sweet peppers are native to Mexico , Central and South American region from where they spread to the rest of the world by Spanish and Portuguese explorers during 16th and 17th centuries and now grown widely in many parts of the world as an important commercial crop. Bell peppers belong to the nightshade family of plants. They come in a variety of colors including yellow, green, orange, red, purple, white black etc. Interesting enough there are peppers of the colors brown, white and black! The green ones are the most common in groceries and supermarkets.
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  • Tutoring
  • Creative Writing (library)
  • Drama (Music Rooms)
  • Tae Kwon Do (Small gym)
  • HW Club


Jr. Band and full Sr. Band are rehearsing tomorrow.


The Weather for recess and outdoor activities will likely be OK until noon.  Check before you head out the door and dress appropriately.


Raiders 7/8 Boys Basketball
Coach Smith will be hosting Open Gyms for the 7-8 Boys Basketball Team on the following date: November 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

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 doodles.google.com/d4g/ 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

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!


Raider Clothing For Sale
All orders are done on line through Kevin Smith Sports
Use this link to view the web page https://cityraiders2016.itemorder.com/
All purchases are final. There are no refunds or exchanges. 
Contact David Aliquo at Kevin Smith Sports with any questions


Check out this art. Not all the work done by this learning community was photographed. These pictures are a few samples that highlight the talent and creative diversity of our students. More art can be seen in the atrium outside of the cafeteria.