Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Announcements 5-24-2018

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 - Blueberries
Thursday - Clementines
Friday - Bananas
CLEMENTINES: While clementines are similar to mandarins, they have fewer calories and much more Vitamin C.

Clementines can keep furniture predators away - if your cats are chewing the house plants, leave some clementine peels by the leaves!  REFERENCE


We have another amazing day ahead of us. Enjoy your recess!

Update or the recess shed. We are down to 4 balls of any kind.  25 balls have been added to the shed this spring, half of them brand new. That does not include 5 tennis balls that disappeared in the first week of good weather. Any suggestions for how to make this work better?


NGSS Science Tests
Thursday, May 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 School
Monday, 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. 9:30 AM to 2:30 PM. Transportation: Bus

Navigators: Celebration
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.

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

Voyagers: Field Trip to Kamp Kilcare
Monday, June 18th. 10:00 AM to 2:15 PM. Transportation: Bus

Adventurers: Celebration
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 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)

Thursday -  Homework Club, Kids on Track (goes until 6/14), Minecraft-Thursday (final class)

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.


Many thanks to the beginning strings and to the senior orchestra for a great performance last night at the UA wing ding.

Orchestra lessons and rehearsals are now over for the school year.

Jazz Band is not rehearsing tomorrow afternoon.



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 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.


210 students and 23 adults turned out for Walking/biking Wednesday. It was very impressive seeing everyone converging on school all at once.  

Teachers from Triumph, Voyagers and Incredibles were observed joining their students in an effort to boost participation. Triumph, the Walking Wednesday leader during the previous two weeks, was definitely the leading team again. The vast majority of their students (47 out of 64) and all of the teachers were able to walk or bike. Super job.

Pictures of the Triumph Walkers and Bikers on 5-23-2018

All the 4th graders were fitness tested on Wednesday 5-23-2018. Some Triumph and Voyagers students were photographed.  LINK TO 14 PICTURES

All the kindergarten communities are giving their children an opportunity to touch the baby chicks. Mrs. Lawyer's and Mrs. Williams' kids were photographed outside their classrooms gently holding the chicks.  LINK TO 58 PICTURES


One of our substitute teachers practiced his driving skills in the little gym.