Thursday, February 22, 2018

Announcements 2-23-2018


Monday- Cereal or Bagel
Tuesday- Homemade Muffin or Bagel
Wednesday- Breakfast Round or Bagel
Thursday- Yogurt Meal or Bagel
Friday- Cinnamon Bun or Bagel

Remember that the order of snack availability may be different than what is expected depending on how ripe the fruit or vegetables are when they arrive. This is a very hard time of the year for our cafeteria staff to find large quantities of ripe fresh fruits and vegetables.
Tues - carrots w/ranch
Wed - pears
Thurs - Bananas
Fri - golden delicious apples
  • One fact about Golden Delicious Apples. You can put less sugar in pies and sauces made from Golden Delicious apples, because of the natural sweetness these apples provide.  Reference


Warming and gradually getting windier. Rain expected in the afternoon.


Investigators Field Trip: to the Echo Center
Thursday, February 22nd. 9:30 AM to 2:00 PM. Transportation: Bus

Incredibles Field Trip: to Spare Time
Thursday, February 22nd. 9:15 AM to 2:00 PM. Transportation: Bus

Everyone: Winter Break - No School
Monday, February 26th - Monday, March 5th. (Also Tuesday, March 6th is Town Meeting Day - No School)

Everyone: Walking Wednesday (this is the only one for March)
Wednesday, March 14th. 6:45 to 7:30 AM.  Link to Routes and Start Times

Food Advisory Committee Meeting
Monday, March 19th. 1:30 to 2:30 PM. Location: Professional Library


Open Doors
(This is the final week of Session Three, acceptance letters for Session Four will go home after break)

Nothing today.

Students who need to take the late bus must register for it before 12:00 noon - there is no late bus on Fridays.

Please contact Alisha Sawyer with any questions or for more information.


Jazz Band will not be rehearsing Friday, and there will be no band lessons.


Team Triumph needs your empty plastic bottles (2 liter, water bottles, soda bottles, etc.) for a science project that we will be engaged in after the break. Mrs. Levine & Mrs. Morrissey would love it if you could bring them in for us at any point between now and the end of March. We will gladly be around to collect them if that works best for you, or you can deliver them at your convenience. Thank you for your support!

By Wednesday the 21st we wanted three things to be handed to the Yearbook
Committee. If you have not done that already, please do so today.

1. We would like baby pictures emailed to Mr. Craib, Yuki, or Pilot. If not emailed
please bring them to Mr. Craib and we will digitize the photos.
2. Superlatives will be handed out on paper and those need to be turned into Renee
or Aylah.
3. Lastly, we need your yearbook surveys submitted.

Technology and Engineering:
a Discovery Culminating Event
Please join us for our Discovery Science Fair,
featuring Ecybermission and Engineering with a focus on
helping those faced with natural disasters.

Friday, February 23, 2018
Beginning at 9:00AM
in the Discovery Classrooms

6th Graders will give a quick presentation of their Ecybermission
projects starting at 9:00AM.

After the 6th grade groups have presented, the audience will have
the opportunity to walk through the 4th and 5th grade Engineering

We look forward to seeing you at 9:00 on February 23rd!

INCREDIBLES will be hosting a culminating event on 2/23/2018 Friday morning from 7:30-8:30 a.m.  Friends and families are invited to explore space by viewing prototypes of improvements on current vehicles and devises to learn more about space, with the 4th and 5th graders.  6th graders will be showcasing their projects for ecybermission/ science projects.

Students in Ms. Aliquo's classroom group are shown here working on one of their posters

For more information and to register, please visit our website at
or email us at


The Renaissance community has been studying climate change. We made a podcast to help educate others about it.

Many of our students contributed to the audio recording with research and our voices. This is the LINK TO OUR PODCAST. It is approximately 20 minutes long and you might want to try at least a minute or two of it to see what you think.

HOPE (Hands On Practical Education)
HOPE has long been engaged in engineering and completing a range of incredible projects here at St. Albans City School: benches, bridges, stepping stools, signs and much more. Now HOPE is involving a substantial number of students in their program through "internship" experiences of 1-5 hours per week. HOPE students use math, computers, and tons of hand and power tools to build impressive products. On Wednesday night, HOPE interns and teachers presented what they are doing to the MRUSD School Board. Their work and goals were well received and encouraged. The two projects displayed for the board were a maple sap collection sled and the outline of a new school sign. LINK TO 21 PICTURES


Mrs. Walsh's students experienced a visit from Jessica Frost of RiseVT. She played several games with the students and read the students a book, all focused on healthy food choices. The students were very attentive and eager to take part in everything Jessica offered. She received a big hug from everyone just before she departed. Today's visit was a reward for achieving Bronze status on RiseVT's checklist for achieving healthy life choices. Mrs. Walsh's students will earn two more fun and instructional visits from Jessica before the end of the school year. Is any other classroom interested in doing stuff with RiseVT? Talk to Mr. Craib if you are. LINK TO 100 PICTURES

Mrs. Williams' students enjoyed the warm weather yesterday morning. It was gone by Thursday.