There will be some modifications to the daily announcements format in an attempt to improve use. The menus and snack of the day will be moved up to the top of announcements.
Students may take two fruit servings with each meal. They must take at least one.
In the next two days we will have golden delicious apples or grapes. Apples are expected today.
AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMMING
Today’s Senior Band lessons are posted outside the 7 and 8 teams doors. Today is a whole lot of drums, Renee and 7th grade alto saxes.
Jr. Band is rehearsing tomorrow, and the 6th grade Sr. Band is also tomorrow.
ATHLETIC INFORMATION 5-8TH GRADERS
Raiders 7/8 Boys Basketball
Coach Smith will be hosting Open Gyms for the 7-8 Boys Basketball Team on the following dates: November 8, 10, 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
Raiders 7/8 Ladies Basketball
First practice will be Nov 7th from 6:30 to 8:00 PM. Participation forms are due before 11/7. Call Mrs. Trainer with any questions 527-0565 X1102
Raiders 5-8 Cheerleading
There will be a Parent/Athlete/Coach meeting at SACS on 11/8 at 5:00pm in the school library. This is only a meeting. The first practice will be held on Mon. 11/14 at 3:30. Please call Mrs. Trainer with any questions at 527-0565 ext 1102.
Teachers: Bag Lunches for Veterans DayHello. Veterans day is almost here again. November 11th will be a community day. Since the ceremony will impact lunch times, we are asking all teams to please put in an order form for the bagged lunches. When we come back from the city center, we will have the bagged lunches. Thank you, Emily Parent. Orders need to be in by Monday TODAY (11-7-16)
Meeting Today (11-7-2016) 12:30 to 1:30 in the Professional Library
Picture Retake Day is Thursday, November 10th from 8-10am in the Library.
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.
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!
4-8th Graders: Making Posters for the Nutcracker
Hello again! The contest for the Nutcracker Poster is still on! We end the 17th of November so make sure to get those entries in! Here are some requirements for your poster.
~ The Drama girls
If you have any questions submit them at this email address: Imbonasera@fcsuvt.org.
BUS RIDING GUIDELINES -all students
REPORTS AND PICTURES
Discovery Learning Challenge
On Friday, October 28th, Discovery students worked together to "Save Fred". Fred was a worm stuck on the Great Lakes on a capsized boat without his life preserver. Students could touch Fred, his boat, and life preserver with paper clips ONLY, not directly with their hands. They had to get gummy worm Fred into his gummy life preserver without him drowning. They could accomplish the task only by working together, demonstrating unity.
Federal Fish and Wildlife Employees from the East Coast Visit City School
A group of 40 Fish and Wildlife staff toured the St. Albans City School wetlands on Thursday 11-3-2016. Why did they visit? Well, our wetlands had been drained and farmed in the past. As a consequence it was no longer functioning as a healthy wetlands. Thanks to work from the Voyagers team, and a grant from the Fish and Wildlife association, our school was able to rehabilitate the wetlands into a beautiful outdoor classroom for students. There are now four ponds and numerous native plants growing in the wetlands. Bridges make access to the wetlands easy. Check the wetlands area out with your learning community when you get a chance.
Students, Bella and Liam, toured the Fish and Wildlife workers through the wetlands. Both students have been involved with the Wetlands projects from its earliest days and they did an excellent job of explaining the project to our visitors.
Kindergarteners Made Beet Chips on Thursday 11-3-2016
Many Kindergarteners helped Mr. Lewis make chips from root crops, particularly beets. The root crops came from student-planted gardens that were harvested by these young students. As in years past, the tasty baked treats that resulted were a huge hit with the kids. They disappeared fast!
More beet chip pictures just submitted
A Few Pictures of Student-Led Conferences This Past Week
Consider Making Use of the New Buddy Bench
If you need a friend to play with on the playground simply sit on the bench. Your presence will signal to other kids to join and to play.
Photos supplied by Mrs. Williams
Hard'ack Owl Siting
Richard Barratt, one of the school's custodians, shared this picture with us. It is a Barred Owl that he spotted right here in St. Albans on (Aldis Hill) Hard'ack.
The Barred Owl’s hooting call, “Who cooks for you? Who cooks for you-all?” is a classic sound of old forests and treed swamps. But this attractive owl, with soulful brown eyes and brown-and-white-striped plumage, can also pass completely unnoticed as it flies noiselessly through the dense canopy or snoozes on a tree limb. Originally a bird of the east, during the twentieth century it spread through the Pacific Northwest and southward into California.