Students may take two fruit servings with each meal. They must take at least one.
The plan for snacks during the rest of the week is as follows: Wednesday-grapes, Thursday-melons, Friday-cucumbers. The order of snack appearance may change depending on ripeness of the fruit and vegetables.
Grapes: Spanish explorers introduced the fruit to America about 300 years ago. Raisins are dried, sweet grapes. The drying happens naturally when the grapes are left in sunlight. http://www.webmd.com/diet/features/8-healthy-facts-about-grapes#1
Melons: 25% of globally consumed melons originate from China. It produces over 8 million tons of melons each year. Melons don't ripen after they are picked, so once cantaloupes are removed from the vine they will not sweeten any further. http://justfunfacts.com/interesting-facts-about-melons/
Cucumbers: The biggest cucumber, grown in southern China, was 67 inches long and weighed 154 pounds. http://www.webmd.com/food-recipes/features/9-healthy-facts-about-cucumbers
AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMMING
Parents Take Note:
Session 2 for Open Doors will begin on December 5th
STEAM Hero Investigations
1st-4th Grade DRAMA PRODUCTION OF NUTCRACKER
Drama students arrive at 5:00
Show begins at 6:30
Last Few Days of Drama Schedule
Drama will continue for those students already enrolled through the production on 12/1/16. See below:
Beginning violin and cello have lessons this afternoon.
Jr. Band and Full Sr. Band have rehearsals tomorrow.
Students and Staff: Nutcracker Preview
Just a reminder that this morning (Wednesday November 30th) at 9:30 AM the Nutcracker Musical will be presented.
The show should run about 45 minutes. Please arrive early to get seated.
Students in the show (1st-4th graders only) should to check in with teachers in the morning and immediately go to the music rooms to get ready. Students will return to the learning communities when the show is over.
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".
Worried about Whooping Cough?
Go to THIS LINK for the latest guidelines on what to do about it.
Students in Grades 5-8: AUDITIONS FOR "ANNIE"
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. More Details Here at this Link.
Everyone: Community Wellness Event
Shake Santa Shake Black Light Zumba
December 8th 6 to 7 PM. SATEC Gymnasium
Details can be found at this Link.
Everyone: 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 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 through December 9th.
PICTURES AND REPORTS
Wednesdays can be difficult, so get pumped up with Renaissance!
Based on Go Noodle's - Peanut Butter in a Cup Video Link to Renaissance Video
Operation Happiness Daily Totals
Story of Being a Student at Messenger School -Trudy Norris
I attended grades 1-4 at Messenger Street School. We had a fire shoot for fire drills, but only grades 3 and 4 got to use it because we were on the second floor. Mr. Dave Gilbert was our gym teacher and came to us for gym. There were climbing ropes hanging from the old hallway ceilings and we climbed to get our super monkey club cards. The music teacher came to us weekly and we did small plays. Our homeroom teachers took us out for recess and we played games like red rover and red light green light. We had passing patrol guards and we stood on corners with safety patrol belts on to cross kids to walk home. There were no buses!
If you attended any of the old St. Albans City Schools before City School on Bellows Street was built you can send your story to Mitch Craib. firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks.
Students Enjoying the Library
Local Foods in Our Cafeteria
Students from Team Imagination are working hard to help us understand where our food comes from. Each week our Abbey menu highlights foods that have been purchased somewhere in Vermont. Imagination students figure out where those farms and businesses are located and then they mark them on the big Vermont map in the cafeteria. Our school understands that eating local foods helps support Vermont farmers and helps reduce the environmental cost of transporting foods long distances.
Music with Ms. Cameron-Muscente
Students used keyboards, computers and recorders to make music on Monday 11-28-2016. All but a few of these pictures are of Triumph students.
Pictures of Students and a few Staff in Kaleidoscope having snacks and lunch on Tuesday 11-29-2016