WEDNESDAY MAY 23rd
Monday- Cereal or Bagel
Tuesday- Homemade Muffin or Bagel
Wednesday- Breakfast Round or Bagel
Thursday- Yogurt Meal or Bagel
Friday- Cinnamon Bun or Bagel
The blueberry bush is a relative of the rhododendron -- and the azalea. And along with more intuitive lines, also the cranberry.
Blueberries protect against memory loss.
A 2012 study suggested that eating at least one serving of blueberries a week slowed brain function decline by several years. One possible explanation as to why came from a 2013 study in mice, which found that berries might protect the brain by clearing toxic proteins that accumulate there. REFERENCE
The chance of rain is slim, so head on outside for some movement today.
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.
NGSS Science Tests May 23rd and 24th.
Impacts 5th grade and 8th grade for the science tests.
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.
Travelers: Field Trip to Houghton Park. ONLY for second and third graders.
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 SchoolMonday, May 28th.
Travelers Field Trip to Houghton Park. ONLY for first graders.
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. 1:00 to 1:45 PM. Location: Library
Discovery: Camping Field Trip to Cabot.
Monday, June 11th & Tuesday, June 12th. 9:30 AM Monday to 2:00 PM Tuesday. Transporation: Bus.
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
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
Voyagers: Field Trip to Kamp Kilcare
Monday, June 18th. 10:00 AM to 2:15 PM. Transportation: Bus
Monday, June 18th. 1:00 to 1:45 PM. Location: Library
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 .
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
AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMMING
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. email@example.com.
Beginning strings and Sr. Orchestra members should be in the band room for this afternoon's Unified Arts Night performance by 4:30. Mr. Mehaffey will have pizza for you before the performance at 5 to 5:30.
Sr. Band is rehearsing today at 2.
EVENTS OR NOTICES
TRIMESTER 3 ARTS SHOWCASE
5:00 to 6:30 PM in the Large Gym
EVERYBODY IS WELCOME TO ATTEND
WALKING WEDNESDAY IS TODAY!
THE WEATHER IS GOOD. Hop on your bike, ride your scooter or simply walk into school. Consider not riding the bus or getting a ride to school in your family car. These days are too pleasant to spend time in a vehicle.
WALKING PATH LAPS COUNT DOUBLE ON SCIENCE TESTING DAYS FOR THE WALKING PATH CONTEST.
Anyone from Kindergarten-5th Grade who is interested in being a part of a cheer camp this summer, please contact Ms. Lovely in Renaissance or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org. There are a few papers to get filled in.
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.
PICTURES AND REPORTS
STUDENT REPRESENTATION AT DYNAMIC LANDSCAPES
Champlain College hosted a huge tech gathering for teachers and students on Monday and Tuesday this week (5/21 and 5/22). The tech staff that attended from our school included Ms. Bertucci, Ms. Borst and Ms. Tagliamonte. On Monday they brought along three students to represent St. Albans City School. The students showcased learning experiences they had this year in the makerspace at St. Albans City School. They also got a chance to see what the tech industry is offering teachers and students, and they were able to see what other schools are doing.
Tech Staff and Students
Testing out a Virtual Reality System
Working and demonstrating at the St. Albans City School Booth
A student from another school tested out one of the SACS laser-cutter-made puzzles
UPDATE ON THE WALKING PATH CONTEST
Lap tallies for the 2nd week have been finalized. As noted before, Team Discovery has gained the lead after a massive week of walking/running May 14-18th. Here is their picture. Congratulations.
Team Imagination deserves some solid recognition for completing the most walking laps among the 1-3 learning communities. Way to Go Imagination! Here is their picture.
A FEW RECESS PICTURES 5-22-2018
DAY OLD CHICKS IN KINDERGARTEN
Every year the kindergarten students incubate chicken eggs and hatch little chicks in their classrooms. The hatching day arrived on Monday 5-21-2018 and dozens of little chicks are now getting used to being out of their shells. Here are a few pictures of them during the first day in Mr. Lewis and Ms. Lawyer's classrooms.