Monday, April 9, 2018

Announcements 4-10-2018

Monday- Cereal or Bagel
Tuesday- Homemade Muffin or Bagel
Wednesday- Breakfast Round or Bagel
Thursday- Yogurt Meal or Bagel
Friday- Cinnamon Bun or Bagel
MONDAY - Honeydew
TUESDAY - Oranges
Oranges: Contrary to what most of us think, this fruit was not named for its color. Instead, the word orange comes from a transliteration of the sanskrit naranga. Which comes from the Tamil naru. Which means “fragrant.”

You will have to eat 7 cups of cornflakes to get the same amount of fiber you would get from one medium orange


The probability of rain is low and there will be little wind, so head outside.

The snow tubes have been removed and the recess shed is stocked with balls. Thank you for returning the balls to the shed when you are done playing with them so that every learning community can enjoy them.


32 Renaissance and USA Students: Field Trip to Northwest Tech Center/BFA
Wednesday, April 11th. 8:15 am to 2:30 pm.

Yearbook Committee: Meeting
Thursday, April 12th. 7:45 to 8:30 am.  Location: Library

Students and Staff: Drama Performance - Alice in Wonderland
Thursday, April 12th. 9:30 to 11:00 am. Location: Large Gym.

St. Albans Little League Baseball Team Drafts
Thursday, April 12th. 6:00 to 9:00 pm. Location: Team USA Classrooms

Students and Families: No School. This is a Teacher Inservice Day.
Friday, April 13th.

Everyone: Drama Performance - Alice in Wonderland
Friday, April 13th. 7:00 to 8:30 pm. Location: Large Gym.

Everyone: Drama Performance - Alice in Wonderland
Saturday, April 14th. 2:00 to 3:30 pm. Location: Large Gym.

Renaissance: Field Trip to Spare Time Bowling, Colchester
Friday, April 20th. 9:30 AM to 12:30 pm. Transportation: Bus

Everyone: Spring Break - No School
Monday - Friday, April 23 - 27 

St. Albans Community: Maple Festival Pancake Breakfast. 
Cost varies from $0-$8/breakfast depending on age
Saturday and Sunday, April 28th & 29th. 7:00 am to 12:00 Noon. Location: SACS Cafeteria.

Everyone: Walking Wednesday & Walk at Lunch Day
Wednesday, May 2nd. 6:45 AM to 2:45 pm.

Students and Families: Student Led Conferences - No School
Friday, May 4th.

Everyone: Walking Wednesday
Wednesday, May 9th. 6:45 am to 7:30 am.

Food Advisory Meeting
Monday, May 14th. 1:30 to 2:30 pm. Location: Professional Library

Everyone: Walking Wednesday
Wednesday, May 16th. 6:45 to 7:30 am.

Families of Incoming Kindergarteners: Welcome to Kindergarten Meeting
Thursday, May 17th. 6:00 to 7:00 pm. Location: Cafeteria and Elsewhere.

Everyone: Walking Wednesday
Wednesday, May 23rd. 6:45 AM to 7:30 am.

Trimester 3 Fine Arts Show Case
Wednesday, May 23rd. 5:00 to 6:30 pm. Location: Big Gym

Everyone: Walking Wednesday
Wednesday, May 30th. 6:45 to 7:30 am.

Everyone: Memorial Day - No School
Monday, May 28th.


Open Doors
(This is the fifth week of Session Four, enrollment forms for Session Five will go home this week.)

Drama will be running until 5:00 p.m. on 4/9, 4/10, and 4/11. Students who stay late will not have access to the bus and will need to make other arrangements for transportation. If a student must access the bus, they will be dismissed at 4:30

Tuesday - Homework Club, Drama, Stage Tech

Wednesday - Raiders Robot Rumble, Kids on the Move, Stage Tech, Drama, Homework Club

Thursday - Helping Hands, Minecraft - Thursday, Yoga and JUST DANCE, Homework Club

Tuesday (4/10)

Fitness Team, 3:00-4:30 (small gym)
Softball family/team meeting, 5:00 - 6:00 (Renaissance class space)

Wednesday (4/11)
Baseball, 5:00-6:30 p.m. (large gym) 

Thursday (4/12)
Fitness Team, 3:00-4:30 (small gym)
Baseball, 5:00-6:30 p.m. (large gym)

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.


Sr. Band is rehearsing today at 2.

Beginning violins are practicing after school. Beginning cello is tomorrow.

Tomas Zemaniek and Hailey Hatin are having tenor sax lessons at 10 today, and Dakota has trombone at 1 today, and Jeremiah at 9:30.



Please send in pictures that you would like to see in the yearbook.

Pictures don't have to be only of you at school. You can send a picture of you with friends, you doing something you love, and more. Make sure your picture is school appropriate. Send it to Mr. Craib or hand it to yearbook committee members by Thursday.

Order forms for RAIDER clothing went home with students on Tuesday, April 3rd.  

All 7/8 students can get an order form in P.E. class 

PLEASE return all RAIDER clothing order forms and payment to a P.E. teacher by Monday, April 16th.


Also remember students will be wearing a shirt under a hoodie, so order up a size. Students can always grow into them!

All clothing is navy blue with white lettering.

Let’s Grow
Spring is here!!  Garden planning is underway.  Teams interested in planting gardens, harvesting, and
cooking please contact Mrs. Smith ASAP .
Teams, small groups or individuals can participate in:

  • Spring planting (June) 
  • Summer and Fall Garden caretaking 
  • Fall Harvesting 
  • Fall Cooking Projects 
  • Team Projects (like themed gardens or team cooking--June and Fall months) 
  • Delivering produce to Family Consumer Science Kitchen and SACS cafeteria--Fall



Triumph's main stewardship activity is maple sugaring. They do so here on the property in a modest way. The team decided it would be ideal for students to see a full-scale Vermont sugaring operation. Mr. Branon was kind enough to host the whole team at his family farm. 4-6-2018

Last Friday Mrs. Halvorsen's class enjoyed some "Minute to Win it" games for Fun Friday. It involved picking up cheerios with spaghetti, picking up M&Ms with straws, and getting an Oreo into your mouth by only moving your face. Everyone had a great time and a good laugh!

On Friday, April 6th, 1st-3rd Graders assembled in the cafeteria for the annual Fancy Dance. Students had dressed up in their best clothes and were very excited to have their nails painted, their pictures taken and to have the opportunity to dance and play games. Of course, they were also excited to experience fizzy drinks, chocolate covered pretzels and a few other treats. Older students and lots of adults were there to help them celebrate.  Thank you to all of those orchestrators. 

The Fancy Dance is a four-year tradition and is growing ever more popular. We have Ms. Stacie Rouleau, the creator of the dance, to thank for that.  Here is a LINK TO HUNDREDS OF PICTURES of the dance so that families and friends can see what the event was like.