JOKE OF THE WEEK
Watermelon is a vegetable! It is related to cucumbers, pumpkins and squash.
Early explorers used watermelons as canteens.
Watermelon is grown in over 96 countries worldwide.
In China and Japan watermelon is a popular gift to bring a host.
In Israel and Egypt, the sweet taste of watermelon is often paired with the salty taste of feta cheese.
Every part of a watermelon is edible, even the seeds and rinds.
8th Graders: NAEP Test
8:30-10:30 AM and 11:30-1:30 PM on Friday, February 3rd. Location Library.
Team Imagination & Team Travelers: Field Trip to the Flynn
Everyone: Healthy Hearts on the Move Fair
February 4th. 9:00 AM to 12:00 Noon. Location - St. Albans City School
Stewardship Committee: Stewardship Meeting
Monday February 6th. 12:30pm – 1:30pm in the Professional Library
Everyone: SACS School Board Meeting
February 9th. 6:00 pm. Location SACS Library
4-6th Students: Team Triumph Valentine's Dance
Friday February 10th. 6pm – 8pm. Location SACS Cafeteria
7/8 Students: Dance in Team USA
February 10th. Starts: 6:00 pm. Ends: 8:00 pm. Location: Team USA
FY18 Monday February 13th 6pm – 7:30 PM SACS Library Presentation Space
Everyone: Unified Arts Night
Thursday February 16th from 5:00 - 7:00 P.M. Location -throughout the School Building
Everyone: Culminating Events Week
4th grade and 8th grade students are taking the NAEP test this week.
Here is a link to an encouraging video explaining what NAEP is.
Pictures from a previous NMC health fair at SACS
UNIFIED ARTS NIGHT!
Thursday, February 16, 2017, from 5:00 - 7:00 P.M.
EXEMPLARY STUDENT WORK
"I wrote this piece because I thought it was an interesting topic to write about. We had to write a narrative about immigration so I chose this" (one).
This narrative is presented as written in one class session (before corrections) by Johnny for his assignment.
By: Johnny R. Ireland (6th Grader in Triumph)
My names Anthony White, I was born in South Carolina in 1758 on my parents farm. My parents came to the colony’s because they wanted to start a better life in the free world. My dad, Tyrone lived somewhere in great britain and he was a builder. He fixed houses and built them for his neighbors. He was 22 at the time when he came over to the colony’s. My mom, Alice White was 19 when she came to the colony’s and she had been learning english since she was 15 years old. She came over from Germany for the same reasons as Tyrone. She was previously named Alice Johnson, but she got married to Tyrone and became Alice White......
To read more follow THIS LINK
PICTURES AND REPORTS
NAEP Testing is underway
4th Graders were NAEP tested Thursday and 8th Graders will be tested today. Four test proctors arrived at St. Albans City School early on Thursday morning with their own computers for the assessment. The tests were taken in the library and this portion of the building was a great deal less boisterous than usual.
Information about the Humane Society by Aria Garceau, a Renaissance student
In St.Albans City, we have a humane society. They take in animals without homes. If the animals are sick or injured, the humane society will take care of them and nurse them back to health. The shelter started with 91 animals, 9 dogs, and 82 cats. 549 cats and dogs were collected in 2015 leaving them with 640 animals. 512 animals were adopted in 2015. Overall, at the end of 2015 the shelter was left with 49 animals. That is a lot of animals who found a home, but there are still more animals who need homes.
Two years later, we still have animals who need homes and a family to love them. There are many different animals that are available for adoption. The adoption process is also very simple and their website, www.franklincountyanimalrescue.org, walks you through it. Available animals are pit bulls, short haired cats, labs, and many others.
If you and your family aren’t able to adopt a pet, you can also donate to the humane society. Some things you can donate that would be helpful are, money, food, dog beds, toys, and your time. Every animal deserves a home no matter their past. No animal should have to live in the humane society. Please help to give each animal the home that they deserve.
Kindergarten breakfast pictures 1-31-2017
Mrs. William's students tried out green beans and grapefruits for snacks
Our school is fortunate to receive funding to purchase fresh fruits and vegetables for students. Every school day students are provided the opportunity to eat fresh healthy foods, some of which they may not have experienced before. At the very least, students may not have eaten the foods in the way that they are presented in their learning communities. The hope is that children will grow up liking fresh fruits and vegetables and incorporating them into their diets on a consistent basis.
Pictures supplied by Mrs. Williams
Some of Voyagers and Explorers were photographed trying pomegranates (and plums) 2-2-2017 LINK TO SEE MORE PICTURES