Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Announcements 5-17-2018

Monday- Cereal or Bagel
Tuesday- Homemade Muffin or Bagel
Wednesday- Breakfast Round or Bagel
Thursday- Yogurt Meal or Bagel
Friday- Cinnamon Bun or Bagel
Wednesday - Strawberries
Thursday - Baby Carrots
Carrots were first grown in Afghanistan
While carrots are a common vegetable throughout the world, the first cultivated carrot in recorded history is thought to have come from the area around Afghanistan around 900 AD. Soon, this tasty veg spread to the surrounding areas and by the 1000s, it was in the Middle East and North Africa. From there it traveled to Spain, and by the 1300s it was popping up in Northern European gardens and in various dishes in China.  Reference


The weather should be fairly nice today even with a few clouds.


Everyone: Franklin County Art Show
May 15th - 20th. Opening Reception. 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.

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.

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

Incredibles: Field Trip to Covenant Hills
Tuesday, June 12th. 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

Step-Up Day. For Students moving to Kindergarten, 1, 4, 7 and 8
Wednesday, June 20th. Hours are as follows:
Students moving into Grades 1, 4, 7 and 8 arrive at 7:30 AM and depart at 10:30 AM.
Children moving into Kindergarten arrive at 8:00 AM and leave at 10:00 AM

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

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.


Sr. Orchestra is rehearsing today at 2.


Each year Open Doors does a student and parent survey, if you (or your child) participated in any Open Doors program(s) please take a few minutes and fill out this short survey.

All people who complete the surveys (and enter their email) will be entered to win a Gift Certificate to "Hoss' Dogg House" 

Thank you!

Student Survey:

Parent Survey:

Everyone: Franklin County Art Show
May 15th - 20th. Location: Collins Perley Sports Complex.
Check out the amazing art created by our 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 
Friday, May 18th in the
Library with Mrs. Lamb and the UA Staff
7:45-8:00 Renaissance    8:00-8:15 USA



There was great Franklin County attendance at the art show opening on Tuesday evening, 5-15-2018. Ms. Tagliamonte took pictures of some of the artwork and the St. Albans City School students who attended. If you get a chance, go and check out the show before it closes on May 20th. LINK TO 38 PICTURES

207 students and 20 adults walked and biked into school on Wednesday. This volume of people is normal for beautiful weather in May. Clear skies and temperatures in the 50s made for a pleasant walk and bike to school.   LINK TO 37 PICTURES

Team Triumph once again had the highest "Walking Wednesday" participation rate with 33 students. Way to go Triumph! The Incredibles, our usual champions of the past, were not far behind with 29 students.

Triumph Walkers and Bikers