Thursday, November 17, 2016

Announcements 11-18-2016


Joke (Riddle) of the Week    Link to Riddle

Students may take two fruit servings with each meal. They must take at least one.
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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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Parents Take Note:
Session 1 of Open Doors ended November 17th. Session 2 will begin on December 5th, with a few exceptions - please see your student's acceptance letter for details. Letters will go home on the 21st and 22nd of November.

There is no tutoring on 11/21. There will be Homework Club on 11/21 and 11/22 for students who are already enrolled ONLY.

Drama Schedule for the Next Two Weeks
Drama will continue for those students already enrolled through the production on 12/1/16, with an updated schedule, see below:

November 21st & 22nd: Full cast run through,

November 28th: Full dress rehearsal,
3:30-5:00 p.m. 
NO BUS, parent must transport

November 29th: Full dress rehearsal,
3:30-5:00 p.m. 
NO BUS, parent must transport

November 30th: School day performance, no after school rehearsal

December 1st: Evening performance, students arrive 5:00 p.m., performance 6:30 p.m. 


Jazz Band is rehearsing today at 2:00 PM.


There is no 4-6 Girls Basketball practice today because of the 1-3 BFA event.


It will be a glorious day to go outside for recess and outdoor activities.


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

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!

Everyone: Day of Code
On December 8th, we will celebrate our "Day of Code".



Dear SACS community,

It has been brought to our attention there are multiple confirmed cases of whooping cough in Franklin county, including some in our surrounding schools. In an attempt to keep our students and staff as healthy and informed as possible, we would like to share the Department of Health’s most recent update as well as some tips to stay healthy.

Like many respiratory illnesses, pertussis (whooping cough) is spread by coughing and sneezing while in close contact with others, who then breathe in the pertussis bacteria. Practicing good hygiene is always recommended to prevent the spread of respiratory illnesses. To practice good hygiene you should:

Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze.
Put your used tissue in the waste basket.
Cough or sneeze into your upper sleeve or elbow, not your hands, if you don't have a tissue.
Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
Use an alcohol-based hand rub if soap and water are not available. 

If you have concerns that your child or yourself may have whooping cough, please contact your primary care provider.


AUDITIONS FOR "ANNIE" Grades 5-8 Can Participate

Auditions for "Annie" will be December 7th and 8th. We will have a workshop and some auditions from 3:30 to 4:45 on Wednesday and Auditions until 6:00 on Thursday. 

There will be a sign up sheet outside the music rooms soon. When you sign up, you need to get a permission slip from Ms. Hartman. Please indicate whether you will be need to ride the bus or if you can get a ride home. Plan on attending both days but if you finish your audition on Wednesday you will not need to come on Thursday.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Operation Happiness
Renaissance students will be collecting non-perishable food for Operation Happiness again this year. Examples of great donations would be canned fruits/vegetables, dry foods like pasta, rice or cereal, peanut butter/jelly, soups or jars of baby food. Please contact us if you have questions about other donations and be sure to check expiration dates. Students will be coming to your communities on Tuesday November 22nd to deliver your community box. Starting November 28th, students will come to your community between 8:20-8:30 to collect donations. We will post daily results in the announcements to show how many donations have been collected from each community. Our goal is to collect 3,000 donations from our school. The community that collects the most items, will receive an Ice Cream Celebration. We will be collecting donations from November 28th - December 9th.

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

Raider Clothing For Sale
All orders are done on line through Kevin Smith Sports
Last Day to order is Today -Friday November 18th
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


Happy Thanksgiving 2010
Every year Mrs. Williams (Kindergarten teacher) asks each of her students to describe their family's turkey cooking experience at Thanksgiving.  The student's stories have been written down so that they can be shared with parents and the school community. 

Readers, Thanksgiving meals can be fascinating when observed through the minds eye of five or six year olds.

Sample Turkey Cooking Story


Grandpa, Nene and Auntie come to our house. Mom, Dad and I go to the St. Albans store and walk to the freezer part. Mom pays $100 for a 50 pound turkey. I help buy it. We bring the turkey home and put it on a plate. Then we put sugar all over it. We want it to taste good. We cook it in the oven for 20 hours. The oven has to be very hot-one degree. Dad takes the turkey out of the oven and cuts it up. I set the table. We eat turkey, sugar, salt and tomatoes. (I don’t eat tomatoes) We have candy for dessert. I turn on the party song and we dance.

Fall Choral Concert
This was our first concert of the year and it included the 3rd through 6th chorus and the 7th/8th grade chorus. Each group sang their own pieces and then finished with a group piece "Home" by Philip Phillips. The kids did a really nice job. Channel 15 taped the concert and said it will be available in the next 7-10 days. Pictures kindly supplied by Mrs. Lamb

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Team USA Mannequin Challenge
Team USA's theme of the week is gratitude. Students created a mannequin challenge based around the theme! Will anyone else take on the challenge?

Discovery Book Reports  11-17-2016
A few Discovery students are pictured giving book reports and answering questions in Ms. Murphy's classroom. They outlined their books, the main characters in them and the structure of their stories. The students also had to display a physical project they created that was connected to their book: a model, poster board, or edible item.  The audience was attentive and respectful.  It was a good opportunity to improve each student's public presentation skills.

Thanksgiving Feast Pictures
Many family members showed up on Thursday 11-17-2016 for the annual Thanksgiving Feast.  It was a joyful and orderly event.  Thank you everyone for participating.  Many other pictures from the meal are viewable on the library TV.

A SACS Student Enjoying Fresh Fruit at breakfast 11-17-2016