Friday, May 18, 2018

Announcements 5-21-2018

Monday- Cereal or Bagel
Tuesday- Homemade Muffin or Bagel
Wednesday- Breakfast Round or Bagel
Thursday- Yogurt Meal or Bagel
Friday- Cinnamon Bun or Bagel
SNACKS for Monday
Apples contain a soluble fiber called pectin and flavonoids that help to lower cholesterol and clear arteries, making them a heart-healthy fruit.


We have a beautiful day ahead of us!


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

Team USA: Field Trip to Taylor Park
Friday, May 25th. 11:30 AM 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

Kindergarten Carnival with USA
Friday, June 1st. 11:00 AM

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

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 three of Session Five, last week for most classes)

Monday - Homework Club, Hip Hop (final class), Minecraft-Monday (final class)
Tuesday - Homework Club
Wednesday - Homework Club, See it. Try it. Love it! (final class), Pottery (final class)
Thursday -  Homework Club, Kids on Track (goes until 6/14), Minecraft-Thursday (final class)


Monday (5/21)

Baseball practice, 3:00-4:30 (baseball field)
7/8 Softball game home vs. Fairfield, 4:00 (PLEASE NOTE THIS IS A SCHEDULE CHANGE) 

Tuesday (5/22)
7/8 Baseball game home vs. Fairfax, 4:45 
Baseball pictures, 3:00 p.m.
7/8 Softball practice, 3:00-4:30

Wednesday (5/23)
Baseball practice, 3:00-4:30 (baseball field)
Softball practice, 3:00-4:30 (softball field)

Thursday (5/24)
7/8 Baseball game home vs. SATEC, 4:00 p.m.
7/8 Softball game home vs. Westford, 4:00
Softball pictures, 3:00

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.

There are no Sr. Band lessons today.

The Unified Arts spring showcase is happening on Wednesday afternoon and evening. The Sr. Orchestra and beginning strings are performing at 5.


School artists take note: the 8th-grade planning committee is putting on an art competition for artwork to go on the front the graduation ceremony program. The art must include 8th grade class of 2018 and St. Albans city school. The competition runs May 21st through 25th. 

Thank you, the 8th Grade planning committee.

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:


The tally clipboard is missing from Travelers, so this is not the final tally. An update will be provided mid-week. However, the Travelers' data is unlikely to change the current overall race results from last week. And here they are:

Team Discovery decided not to be discouraged by their 2nd place finish to Voyagers last week and they quietly walked and ran crazy amounts during the second week. Each student walked/ran between 15 and 34 laps. That is 7 to 18 miles per student. Amazing. Smartly, Discovery really took advantage of the double laps awarded to students on SBAC days and added significantly to their total. This means that Discovery overcame a 300 point deficit to surpass the Voyagers slightly by the end of the second week. Will the Voyagers respond in the third week? Is there any other team capable of matching Voyagers and Discovery? Which team will win the pool party on the 19th of June?

I am sure some remarkable lappers were missed but quickly looking over the tally sheets these walker/runners stood out:

Incr. Lilly O.19
Disc. Kayli L.22
Disc. Kyrell A.23
Disc. Marie D.23
Disc. Logan M.34

*Lilly made the list because she did way more than the rest of her team. If someone feels overlooked, please feel to contact Mr. Craib at

The information below shows the percentage of St. Albans City School students vaccinated for each individual vaccine. Our school performed very well in comparison with the rest of the state. Thank you, everyone, for sharing your records with our school nurses.

There was an excellent turnout for kindergarten night. It was a time for parents and families to let the school know about incoming kindergarten students. There was blue block, and tech equipment entertainment while parents registered their kids and learned what they have to do to get their child properly enrolled. Everything appeared to go well with both families and staff happy with the process. 5-17-2018

Once a Raider, always a Raider. Alec Wolf came to visit SACS with his former basketball coach (also former SACS Facilities Director), Scott Martin. Alec is an excellent student at BFA who happens to be blind and who continues to engage in life full force. When at SACS he ran cross-country, played basketball, was a member of the band and much more. In recent years he has become well known for broadcasting/calling sports events -something he also did at City School. Alec is always upbeat and fearless.

Wendy Trainer, Alec Wolf, and Scott Martin LINK TO 1-MINUTE VIDEO of Alec Scoring a Basket in a 2014 Game.

Mr. Barker's and Mrs. Walsh's students candled chick eggs. By putting a light behind an egg it is possible to see whether an egg is viable and can go into an incubator and whether the embryo is developing as it should.  Thank you for the pictures Dreamers

Some of the bread students have been baking in recent weeks have gone to Martha's kitchen.  Thank you to the bakers.

Mrs. Williams students hosted 5th graders who came down to play games with them.

Here is our class outside in the wetlands!

The Time Machine is a tool that coaches students through steps for conflict resolution. There are 7 steps: 1) Roll back time 2) Ask for Willingness 3) Smile, take a deep breath, and relax 4) Wish each other well 5) 1-2-3 Focus on the goal 6) Sentence starters 7) Repair the bond.

LINK TO 2-MINUTE VIDEO Demonstrating the Process

Contact Ms. Luneau