Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Announcements 5-10-2018

Monday- Cereal or Bagel
Tuesday- Homemade Muffin or Bagel
Wednesday- Breakfast Round or Bagel
Thursday- Yogurt Meal or Bagel
Friday- Cinnamon Bun or Bagel
Thursday - Asian Pears & Clementines
Asian pears are low in calories with about 50 calories per medium-sized pear. They are a good source of vitamin C with each pear containing 8% of your daily requirement and provide a fair amount of fiber, most of which is found in the skin. Fiber-rich foods such as Asian pears have been shown to help lower cholesterol levels and prevent colon cancer.

Friday - Pineapple


It will be a good windy day to get outside and move.


SBAC May 9th and 10th are Learning Community Days for main SBAC portions. Testing Blocks are 8:30-10:00 and 1:00-2:30. Halls quiet. Main Playground and Fields closed during testing.

Preschool and Kindergarten: Field Trip to Welden Theater
Thursday, May 10th. 8:00 am to 11:30 am. Transportation: Bus there, walking back

6th and 7th Graders: 7/8 Elective Fair 
Friday, May 11thLocation: Library
7th grade from 7:45-8:00 Renaissance 8:00-8:15 USA
6th grade from 8:30-8:50 Voyagers & Triumph 9:00-9:20 Incredibles & Discovery

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

Stewardship Meeting: Some will Video Song in Ms. Hartman's room (8:00 AM).
Wednesday, May 16th. 7:45 to 8:30 AM. Location: Professional Library.

Everyone: Franklin County Art Show
May 15th - 20th. Opening Reception Tuesday, May 15th. 5:00 to 6:30 PM. Location: Collins Perley Sports Complex.

SBAC May 15th, 16th, 17th are days reserved for SBAC performance tasks. Specials will run but no MLCs on the 15th and16th. No set testing blocks. Respectful noise levels needed.

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

NGSS Science Test and PE Fitness Test May 23rd and 24th.
Impacts 5th grade and 8th grade for Science Test. Impacts 4th and 7th for Fitness Test. Details sent to teachers previously.

Voyagers: Field Trip to Camp Abnaki
Tuesday, May 29th-30th. Leaving 8:30 AM. Returning 2:30 PM. Transportation: Bus

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

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

Imagination: Field Trip to Echo Center
Tuesday, June 5th. 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM. Transportation: Bus

Kindergarten: Field Trip to Green Mountain Dairy Farm - Dairy in the Classroom
Tuesday, June 5th. 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM. Transportation: Bus

Everyone: Stewardship Day Whole-School Walking Wednesday
Wednesday, June 6th. 6:45 AM to 7:30 AM.

Everyone: Stewardship Day
Wednesday, June 6th. The whole School Day.

6th Grade Bike Trip
Friday, June 8th, Rain Date June 7th.

USA: Field Trip to Georgia Beach.
Friday, June 8th. 9:30 AM to 2:30 PM. Transportation: Bus

Discovery: Camping Field Trip to Cabot.
Monday, June 11th & Tuesday, June 12th. 9:30 AM Monday to 2:00 PM Tuesday. Transporation: Bus.

Renaissance: Field Trip to North Beach
Monday, June 11th. 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM. Transportation: Bus

Triumph: Field Trip to Camp Abnaki
Tuesday, June 12th. 8:00 AM to 2:15 PM. Transportation: Bus

Kindergarten-Walsh and Voyagers: RiseVT Smoothie Bikes
Tuesday, June 12th. 9:00 AM. Location: Outdoor Classroom next to Explorers

8th Grade Graduation
Wednesday, June 13th. 6:00 to 7:00 PM. Dance Follows from 7:00 to 9:00 PM.

Navigators: Field Trip to Shelburne Farms
Wednesday, June 13th. 8:15 AM to 1:00 PM. Transportation: Bus

Travelers: Field Trip to Mt. Philo
Wednesday, June 13th. Transportation: Bus

Imagination: Field Trip to Burlington for Spirit of Ethan Allen Cruise
Thursday, June 14th. 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM. Transportation: Bus

Adventurers, Dreamers: Field Trip to Shelburne Farms
Thursday, June 14th. 8:15 AM to 1:00 PM. Transportation: Bus

Investigators: Field Trip to Kamp Kill Kare
Thursday, June 14th. 9:30 AM to 2:00 PM. Transportation: Bus

Greater St. Albans Middle School Band Rehearsal
Saturday, June 16th. 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Location: Large Gym

Renaissance: Field Trip to ArborTrek Canopy Adventures
Tuesday, June 19th. 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM. Transportation: Bus

Teachers: Conscious Discipline 1 Training
Monday, June 25th - Sunday, July 1st, 2018. Location: Library

May 4th - Student Led Conferences - No School
May 28th - Memorial Day - No School
June 14th - Ignore (previously listed last day)
June 19th - New Last Day of School
June 20th - Step Up Day


Open Doors
(Week one of Session Five)

Thursday - Homework Club, Kids on Track, Minecraft-Thursday

Thursday (5/10)
Baseball practice, 3:00-4:30 (baseball field)
7/8 Softball home game vs. Grand Isle, 4:15 p.m.

Friday (5/4)
Softball practice,  3:00-4:30 (softball field)

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. Orchestra will be having a rehearsal tomorrow, Friday, after lunch, and Jazz Band will be rehearsing, finally, tomorrow.




This is a survey to voice how the Athletic Programs went this year.


On SBAC testing days all laps around the walking path count double towards the contest. The people doing the tally at the end of the week will double your laps for you on SBAC days. Do not double your own laps.

All laps must be completed on the ½ mile gravel walking path.  Laps indoors, around the gyms or beyond the school campus on field trips will not count! Tally sheets will be left on clipboards on a table next to the recess shed.

The success of this contest depends on the honesty of all participants. Only record the actual amount of laps you completed. Thank you.

Tally sheets will be analyzed each Monday and updates on the contest scores will be provided each Tuesday in our announcements.


80 people biked to school on Wednesday, May 9th, which is a new school record. In addition, 171 people walked. The grand total was 251 people including students, staff, and a few parents. Let's keep up this kind of turnout as we enjoy a good social time walking and biking together. Walking and biking help us arrive at school ready to learn and in better health. Thank you to everyone who joined in or helped out.


Team Triumph really excelled with 43 students (out of 61) who walked and biked to school. Other teams will have to promote Walking Wednesdays vigorously if this is their chosen route to the pool party at the end of the school year. Impressive participation Triumph!

About a dozen helmets were handed out to students on Walking/Biking Wednesday. We have dozens more to hand out, especially in the small-medium sizes. If you are a student in need of a helmet, and you want to ride safely to school, we can help you out.  Please see Mr. Craib or Mrs. Wade to collect one. Here is the agreement: If you agree to take one, we would really like to see you riding to school with it on your head. You can thank Local Motion for making these lightly used helmets available for free to our students.

Bikers received a reflective wrist band on Wednesday.

A lot of pent-up energy needs releasing on standardized testing days and that was certainly the case midday on Wednesday 5-9-2018. Almost every student was seen outside in the enjoying the pristine weather.  LINK TO 11 PICTURES