Friday, May 11, 2018

Announcements 5-14-2018

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 - Green Grapes
Tuesday - Cucumbers
Grapes appear in the top ten of the world’s favorite fruits, along with tomatoes, mangos, and bananas.
The USA imports 25% of their grapes from Chile.
Grapes are botanically classed as berries.


The weather is excellent. Consider heading outside and get a few walking path laps in.


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

Stewardship Meeting: Some will Video a 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

4th Grade Fitness Testing
Wednesday, May 23rd. Voyagers & Triumph: 9:30 to 11:00. Discovery & Triumph: 1:00 to 2:30. Location: Big Gym. 7/8 UA Group and all 3rd-grade classes will have PE in the Fitness Room.

7th Grade Fitness Testing
Thursday, May 24th. USA: 8:30 to 10:00 AM. Renaissance 11:30 to 1:00 PM. Location: Large Gym. Incredibles (5/6) and Discovery (5/6) will have regular PE in the big gym at their normal time.  There are NO BLUE BLOCKS on Thursday morning for K and Pre-K.

NGSS Science Tests May 23rd and 24th.
Impacts 5th grade and 8th grade for the science tests.

Travelers: Field Trip to Houghton Park. 

Friday, May 25th. 12:00 noon to 2:30 PM. Transportation: Walking

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 two of Session Five)
Monday - Homework Club, Hip Hop, Minecraft-Monday
Tuesday - Homework Club
Wednesday - Homework Club, See it. Try it. Love it!, Pottery
Thursday - Homework Club, Kids on Track, Minecraft-Thursday

Monday (5/7)
7/8 Baseball and 7/8 Softball home games vs. MVU, 4:00

Tuesday (5/8)
Baseball practice, 3:00-4:30 (baseball field)
7/8 Softball game @ Fairfield, 4:00 (field is in East Fairfield, bus leaves at 3:15)

Wednesday (5/9)
7/8 Baseball and 7/8 Softball games @ SATEC 4:00 (bus leaves at 3:15,
drop only, no bus back to City School)

Thursday (5/10)
Baseball practice, 3:00-4:30 (baseball field)
Softball practice, 3:00-4:30 (softball field)

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.


7 and 8 band lessons are not happening this morning.

All beginning violins and cello have lesson on Wednesday afternoon.

Sr. Band is rehearsing today at 2.



Here is a list of the UA classes being offered next year:  UA Class Descriptions

6th Grade:  You will make your final selections during FACS this week.  You will be required to choose your top 5 choices.

7th Grade: You will make your final selections on Friday.  You will be required to choose your top 5 choices.


To all students... The recess balls and equipment belong to all of us. Thank you for caring about the equipment so that the next student who wants to use a ball or hula hoop can. Try to return all balls and other equipment to the shed when you are done, especially at the end of the day. Take care not to pop balls or send them off into the woods or weeds where they will be lost to everyone. Much appreciated.


Ms. Dionne used the task of having students write about character traits to gently nudge them into polishing their writing skills. The students had a nice time writing and doing craft work to display their efforts.  LINK TO 42 PICTURES


The school was immersed in standardized SBAC testing last week. Testing is done electronically and is taken very seriously. Students are giving the SBACs assessments their best effort.  More testing will take place this week and we all look forward to getting the process behind us. The pictures were taken Thursday, May 10th.


Here are the latest lost items. Please contact Ms. Luneau to retrieve them.