Expected snacks for the upcoming days are...
AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMMING
We will have full cast rehearsals Tuesday and Thursday.
Jr. Band will be having our Winter Concert on Tuesday night in the cafeteria at 7 pm.
This weeks Sr. Band lesson schedule is posted outside of USA and Renaissance. It includes 7th and 8th grade clarinets.
Jr. Band will be rehearsing tomorrow, and Jr. Band alto sax lessons are also on Tuesday.
Given the low temperatures and the wind at recess time, it is suggested that you stay indoors today. If you plan to go out, then dress very warmly.
Everyone: Jr. Band Concert
January 10th. 7:00 to 8:00 PM. Location will be the Cafeteria.
8th Graders and Their Families: The BFA Experience
Tuesday, January 10th, from 6:00 - 8:00pm at the Collins-Perley Complex. This is an evening that presents what BFA has to offer. Be sure to check your mail for the invitation to this event!
Everyone: Walking Wednesday for January
January 11th. This is the only walk to school day of the Month. Please join in if you can.
Everyone: Orchestra Concert
January 11th. 7:00 PM. Location will be the Library.
Everyone: Martin Luther King Holiday
January 16th. NO SCHOOL.
Parents, Students and Staff: In-service Work Day for Teachers.
NO SCHOOL for students. January 17th.
Parents and Staff: Friends of St. Albans City School Meeting
January 17th. 6:00 PM. Location will be the Library.
Everyone: Solo Band Concert for Sr. Band Students
January 25th. 7:00 PM. Location will be the Library.
Rotary Club Ski Program
This program is for Grades 4 through 12 and will run for 10 weeks beginning January 7, 2017. The dates are January 7, 14, 21, 28 - February 4, 11, 18, 25 – March 4 & 11.
The program includes an all-day lift ticket and 2-hour group lesson taught by a professional instructor. If your child’s ability level is in the 1-4 range, we strongly encourage them to take lessons. This is a great opportunity to learn as there is no additional cost for taking a lesson.
Please Note: Due to the number of skiers at Smugglers’ Notch, there will be no lessons on January 14th (Martin Luther King Weekend) and February 18th & 25th (President’s Weekend/School Vacation)
The program will cost each participant $25.00 per week. Participants should bring the exact amount in cash. Smugglers’ Notch Season Pass holders will be charged $10.00.
LINK TO INFORMATION AND REGISTRATION FORM
Walking Wednesday Promotion
Compare participation rates over the last three years by examining the graphs below. This year our numbers seem low. We know that walking to school helps students get about a third of the exercise needed daily and it helps our school be a little more environmentally friendly. We also know that research shows students are more ready to learn after this kind of exercise. Learning communities what can we do to increase the numbers joining in on Walking Wednesdays? Temperatures this Wednesday will be well above freezing.
PICTURES AND REPORTS
Developing Presentation Skills
Team Triumph worked on a presentation with Mrs. Draper called New Year’s Resolutions for 2017. They created a google slideshow and then presented it to their class. They had to come up with three or more resolutions and they really enjoyed it! 1-4-2017
Voyagers Celebrated Their Donation of the Most Food to SACS Operation Happiness
The Voyagers learning community brought in the most food for the Operation Happiness food drive last December and won a well deserved ice-cream party. The party was held as part of their "Fun Friday" celebration. Ice-cream amounts were modest so students were not too sugared up as they headed home at the end of the day.
World Language Program at St. Albans City School
This past weekend an article was published in the Messenger about the school's language program. Students can learn Spanish, French, German and Chinese on-line with the Middlebury Interactive Language program. If you want to learn more about the program, then follow this link. LINK TO MESSENGER ARTICLE