JOKE OF THE WEEK
SNACKSMore than 2,500 varieties of apples are grown in the United States, but only the crabapple is native to North America.
Apples contain no fat, sodium or cholesterol and are a good source of fiber.
Apple trees take four to five years to produce their first fruit.
Stewardship Committee: Stewardship Committee Meeting
January 23rd, 2017 12:30pm – 1:30pm. Room AC206 (Food Advisory Mtg to Follow)
Everyone: FCSU District Art Show
Tuesday January 24 - Sunday 29th. Location will be the Collins-Perley Complex between 6:00 am-9:00 pm. Opening Reception: Tuesday January 24th, 2017 4:30-6:30pm
Students and Staff: Whole School Assembly. Hip Hop, African Dance and Broadway with Karen Amirault. Thursday January 26th. Location - Large Gym. 9:30-10:15.
8th Grade Parents: Parents Advisory Group Meeting
Update on 8th grade events. Thursday, February 2nd. 5:30 PM in the Library
Everyone: Healthy Hearts on the Move Fair
February 4th. 9:00 AM to 12:00 Noon. Location - St. Albans City School
Everyone: Community-Based Public Hearing on the Governor's Proposed State Budget
FY18 Monday February 13th 6pm – 7:30 PM SACS Library Presentation Space
KAREN AMIRAULT DANCE COMPANYHip Hop, African Dance and Broadway will be demonstrated at a whole school assembly January 26th and offered to 3rd and 4th grade students and some 7/8 students (February 6th, 8th, 13th and 15th) at St. Albans City School. On Unified Arts night dances will be presented and open to participation.
PICTURES AND REPORTS
Imagination Students Drumming in Ms. Cameron-Muscente's Music Class
Mrs. Borst Taught Coding to Ms. Gleason's PreK Students Wednesday 1-18-2017
Using a special toy called a coder-pillar, Mrs. Borst introduced the concept of coding to some of our youngest students. Each element of the coder-pillar's body can control movement of the coder-pillar for a period of time (go straight, turn right, turn left or stop and make music). The elements of the body can be plugged together in different orders to make the coder-pillar move and behave differently each time. Similarly digital code can be arranged differently to make robots or computer programs perform a variety of tasks. The students easily grasped the concept of varying code and enjoyed playing with the toy.
Making Oobleck in Mrs. Lamb's 7/8 Consumer Science Elective Class
When cornstarch is combined with water it has some very interesting properties. It can be sticky and liquid-like. However, if Oobleck is struck with a fist, or an implement, it becomes hard temporarily. Food coloring can be added to make Oobleck look creepy or gross. Part of the fun of this experience is making a real mess. Making Oobleck was a deviation from the more typical cooking lessons.
7/8 Boys Basketball during a time out in their game against Fairfax.
Renaissance Students Served as Reading Buddies for Ms. Adams Students on Thursday 1-19-2017