MONDAY MAY 7th
Monday- Cereal or Bagel
Tuesday- Homemade Muffin or Bagel
Wednesday- Breakfast Round or Bagel
Thursday- Yogurt Meal or Bagel
Friday- Cinnamon Bun or Bagel
Today's weather will be excellent! Go outside and enjoy it.
MAYEveryone: Walking Wednesday & NATIONAL BIKE TO SCHOOL DAY
Wednesday, May 9th. 6:45 am to 7:30 am.
Stewardship Committee: Work on Video for Stewardship Day
Wednesday, May 9th. Time and Location to be determined
SBAC May 9th and 10th are Learning Community Days for main SBAC portions. Testing Blocks are 8:30-10:00 and 1:00-2:30. Halls quiet. Main Playground and Fields closed during testing.
Preschool and Kindergarten: Field Trip to Welden Theater
Thursday, May 10th. 8:00 am to 11:30 am. Transportation: walking
6th and 7th Graders: 7/8 Elective Fair
Friday, May 11th. Location: Large Gym
7th grade from 7:45-8:00 Renaissance 8:00-8:15 USA
6th grade from 8:30-8:50 Voyagers & Triumph 9:00-9:20 Incredibles & Discovery
Food Advisory Meeting
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.
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
NGSS Science Test and PE Fitness Test May 23rd and 24th.
Impacts 5th grade and 8th grade for Science Test. Impacts 4th and 7th for Fitness Test. Details sent to teachers previously.
Voyagers: Field Trip to Camp Abnaki
Tuesday, May 29th. 8:30 AM to 2:30 PM. Transportation: Bus
Everyone: Walking Wednesday
Wednesday, May 30th. 6:45 to 7:30 am.
Everyone: Memorial Day - No SchoolMonday, May 28th.
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.
6th Grade Bike Trip
Friday, June 8th, Rain Date June 7th.
USA: Field Trip to Georgia Beach.
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
8th Grade Graduation
Navigators: Field Trip to Shelburne Farms
Wednesday, June 13th. 8:15 AM to 1:00 PM. 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
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. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sr. Band is rehearsing today at 2.
Beginning violin and cello students will be having their lesson on Wednesday afternoon.
This is week A for band lessons.
EVENTS OR NOTICES
WALKING CONTEST BETWEEN
LEARNING COMMUNITIES STARTS TODAY!
It will run for four weeks from May 7th through June 1st.
There are two prizes of a one-hour pool party at the St. Albans Recreation Pool next to our school
1. Be the learning community with the most number of laps completed on the walking path (1-hour pool party).
2. Be the learning community with the highest number of walkers/bikers tallied on Walking Wednesdays over that time period (1-hour pool party).
All laps must be completed on the ½ mile gravel walking path. Laps indoors around the gyms or beyond the school campus on field trips will not count! Tally sheets will be left on clipboards on a table next to the recess shed.
The success of this contest depends on the honesty of all participants. Only record the actual amount of laps you completed. Thank you.
On SBAC testing days all laps around the walking path count double towards the contest.
Tally sheets will be analyzed each Monday and updates on the contest scores will be provided each Tuesday in our announcements.
Tech Reminders for Getting Ready for SBAC:
Check to make sure the SBAC app is on your Chromebook
Make sure your Chromebook is plugged in and charging overnightThank you.
BIKE TO SCHOOL DAY IS MAY 9TH
Get your bike out. Pump up the tires. Find your helmet or get one from Mrs. Wade in the Library. Then bike into school on Wednesday.
Bikers will receive a snap-on reflective wrist band LINK TO 8-SECOND-LONG VIDEO
THE GOAL IS MORE THAN 70 BIKES
RIDDEN HERE ON WEDNESDAY!
PICTURES AND REPORTS
HELMETS PROVIDED BY LOCAL MOTION
This year we are really fortunate to have received a donation of used bicycle helmets from the same organization that lends us the bike trailer each year - Local Motion. Teachers have observed quite a few students riding to school without a helmet. If you are worried about the expense, you intend to wear one and don't have one already, you can pick up a helmet from Mrs. Wade in the library. Some helmets will also be available at the front entrance of the school on next Wednesday's Bike to School day.
You may disagree, but studies show that wearing a helmet while biking is a good way to protect your life.
Here is a sample of a few of the cool helmets available
While searching for a teacher working in Explorers, Mr. Mitch came across Ms. Lavoie's students in the middle of a movement break. This video shows her students dancing to "What does the fox say?" If you have time (3.5 minutes), then check it out. LINK TO VIDEO
FITNESS TEAM COMPETITION NEWS
Here is a short video sent by Ms. Jarvis during the Fitness Team Competition. It shows the students reaching 775 curl-ups with two city school students persevering among the final three students. These two managed to complete at least 1000 curl-ups each. Wow! LINK TO 30 second-long VIDEO
Here is another achievement of note: One of our female students finished the mile competition in the very fast time of 5:44. Way to go. We don't have a picture of her running in this competition but we do have a picture of her from the cross country season.
If there are any other fitness competition stories that should be told, then send them to Mr. Craib at email@example.com
SACS MARCHING BAND 5-2-2018
The St. Albans City School Marching Band was rained out of the Vermont Maple Festival parade last weekend. After practicing and preparing, Frank Mehaffey decided that the band would do their own parade. The band marched Wednesday afternoon down Finn Ave. and into the Fourwinds Apartments on North Elm St. and around the City School. LINK TO 61 PICTURES
THIS WEEK'S LOST AND FOUND
Please contact Ms. Luneau firstname.lastname@example.org To retrieve your missing items.
GREEN UP DAY BAGS
Mayor Tim Smith and his kids handed out green up day trash bags on Thursday 5-3-2018. They are to be used on Saturday, May 5th. Over 100 bags were distributed to parents coming to school for conferences and to teachers leaving at the end of the school day. Thank you Smith family!