Monday, May 14, 2018

Announcements 5-15-2018

TUESDAY MAY 15th
BREAKFAST
Monday- Cereal or Bagel
Tuesday- Homemade Muffin or Bagel
Wednesday- Breakfast Round or Bagel
Thursday- Yogurt Meal or Bagel
Friday- Cinnamon Bun or Bagel
SNACKS
Monday - Green Grapes
Tuesday - Cucumbers

One-half cup of sliced cucumbers has just 8 calories.

There are several varieties of cucumber; the most popular are English, Persian, and Pickling cucumbers. Persian cucumbers are also known as regular cucumbers with soft, edible seeds. The skin is often waxed to seal in moisture. English cucumbers are sometimes known as gourmet cucumbers, "burpless", or seedless cucumbers. This variety has seeds that are very small but do not need to be removed. Longer and thinner than regular cucumbers, this variety is usually shrink-wrapped to seal in moisture because they are not waxed.

Reference
LUNCH


RECESS WEATHER

Occasional Rain Starting at 10:00 AM


IMPORTANT DATES

MAY
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.

Everyone: MRUSD Board Meeting
Wednesday, May 16th. 6:00 to 9:00 pm. Location Fairfield Center School, Gym

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

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.


JUNE
Travelers Field Trip to Houghton Park
Friday, June 1st. 12:00 to 2:00 PM. Transportation: Walking

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.

Kids Free Night at the St. Albans Museum -accompanied by an adult
Wednesday, June 6th. 5:00 to 8:00 PM. St. Albans Museum.  LINK TO MORE INFO.

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

Travelers Field Trip to Mt. Philo
Wednesday, June 13th. 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM. Transportation: Bus

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


AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMMING

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

Athletics
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. asawyer@maplerun.org.



BAND

Sr. Band is rehearsing today at 2.

Beginning violin and cello have their lesson tomorrow right after school.

There are no band lessons this morning.



EVENTS OR NOTICES



WALKING/BIKING WEDNESDAY IS TOMORROW, MAY 16TH
LINK TO MAPS AND TIMES




FOR CURRENT 6th and 7th GRADE STUDENTS:
6th Grade You will be making your UA class selections with Mrs. Lamb in your FACS classes this week.


7th Grade You will be making your choices on 

FridayMay 18th in the
Library with Mrs. Lamb and the UA Staff

7:45-8:00 Renaissance    8:00-8:15 USA
















WELCOME TO KINDERGARTEN
MAY 17TH






RECESS EQUIPMENT REQUEST
To all students... Please return all school-community owned recess equipment to the recess shed. Quite a few balls are missing.

If you are the last team out at the end of the day, then please make sure all balls are picked up and returned to the shed.  Thank you.

PICTURES AND REPORTS



WEEK ONE WALKING CONTEST RESULTS
The graph below shows that the Voyagers have the early lead for the walking contest around our school's walking path. Last week they completed 1064 laps and the next most active team, Discovery, completed 781. The Voyagers definitely walked lots on SBAC days where laps counted double. They also have an agreement among themselves that each person will try to complete three laps per day before engaging in general play. It may sound like a lot but it can be done and the contest only lasts a total of four weeks. One down, three to go.

Voyagers


TRAVELERS
The Travelers deserve special recognition for having the most laps among the 1-3 learning communities. Close behind them are the Investigators and team Imagination. The 1-3 communities get separate notice because it is tougher for students with shorter legs, and the need for closer supervision, to match the older grades for laps. Travelers' 434 laps for first through third graders is a solid performance.

Travelers








NOTABLE LAPPERS

Triumph. Silas. R.19
Discovery. Tayah P.20
Triumph. Evan G. 22
Discovery. Marie D.22
Triumph. Logan K.25
Triumph. Charles L.25
Also, almost every Voyager completed 14-15 laps








PEABODY PICTURE VOCABULARY TEST
Graduate students visited our school on Monday to help our staff test kindergarteners' vocabulary and visual skills. Students were given a series of words that they had to associate with pictures. 5-14-2018. The process was supervised by the Kindergarten special educators and assessment staff.  LINK TO A NINE PICTURES











BAKING WITH VOYAGERS
Mrs. Smith and Mrs. Lamb taught a group of Voyagers students how to make bread on Monday morning 5-14-2018. The pictures show students using warm water and sugar to activate dried baking yeast. Salt was added and then flour was mixed into the liquid until the right consistency was achieved to allow for kneading.  Making bread is a fundamental kitchen skill that the students were happy to learn.  LINK TO 19 PICTURES





4TH GRADE flashback
6TH GRADE