FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 22nd
JOKE OF THE WEEK
Get on outside for some fresh air.
IMPORTANT BUSSING INFORMATION:
Bus changes to start March 6, 2019
There are NO changes to Kindergarten and PreK Buses.
Due to overcrowding, we have had to make some changes to the Grades 1-8 buses:
*SESSION 4 BROCHURE MISTAKE:* There is a mistake on the recent
Open Doors brochure in regards to bussing. There WILL be bussing all
Open Doors days- Monday, Wednesday and Thursday. There is no bussing
ALL programs are full for Session 4 Open Doors except for Kids on the Move.
*SESSION 4 ACCEPTANCE LETTERS WILL GO HOME MARCH 6TH*
MUSIC PRACTICE WITH MR. KELLY
7:25-8:15 5th/6th Grade Band (Brass & Percussion)
9:30-10:00 Orion Ward & Galen Schad
10:00-10:30 Isaac Ditch & Drake Remillard
11:15-11:45 Lyla Rouleau
11:45-12:15 Lexi Smith
12:15-12:45 Jaedyn Allen, Riley Cross, Daniel Mojica, & Alex Steiner
12:45-1:15 Ryan Blouin, Ava Giroux, & Tayah Paquette
1:15-1:45 Emily Ackel, Adam Boomhower, Natalie Cronin, & Sam Olsen
1:50-2:45 7th/8th Grade Band
Drama Rehearsals for Beauty and the Beast
Thursday, Jan 3rd - Thursday, April 11th. Mon, Wed, Thu. 3:15 to 4:30 PM. Location
Large Gym and Music Rooms
Everyone: Trimester Two Fine Arts Showcase
Thursday, February 21st. 6:00 to 7:30 PM. Large Gym and Music Rooms
NAEP Assessment Day for Grade 4
Friday, February 22nd. 7:30 AM to 3:00 PM. Location: Library
Voyagers Culminating Event
Friday, February 22nd. 1:45 to 2:30 PM.
Public Hearing on our State Budget
Monday, February 25th. 5:30 to 7:30 PM. Location: Library
MRUSD Board Meeting
Wednesday, March 6th. 6:00 to 9:00 PM. Location: Central Office
Parent Community Council Meeting
Thursday, March 7th. 6:00 to 7:30 PM. Location: Professional Library
Voyagers and Triumph Field Trip to Jay Peak
Tuesday, March 12th. 7:45 AM to 4:00 PM. Transportation: Bus
Walking Wednesday. This is the only scheduled walk for March
Wednesday, March 13th. 6:45 to 7:30 AM. Link to Walking Routes and Meeting Times.
St. Albans Little League Coaches Meeting
Thursday, March 14th. 6:00 to 7:30 PM. Location: Library
Stewardship Committee Meeting
Friday, March 15th. 7:45 to 8:15 AM. Location: Professional Library
4-6 Dance Sponsored by Discovery
Friday, March 22nd. 5:00 to 7:00 PM. Location: Cafeteria.
Wellness Committee Meeting
Wednesday, March 25th. Time TBD. Location: TBD
MRUSD Board Meeting
Wednesday, March 20th. 6:00 to 9:00 PM. Location: BFA
Parent Community Council - SURVIVermont
Thursday, March 28th. 6:00 to 8:00 PM. Location: Cafeteria, Library
EVENTS AND NOTICES
FAMILIES OF 4TH GRADERS
On Friday, February 22nd, 4th grade will take the NAEP assessment. The links below will take you to letters that explain the expectations for that measurement.
What is NAEP?
It is a Common Measure of Student Achievement
The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) is the only assessment that measures what U.S. students know and can do in various subjects across the nation, states, and in some urban districts. Also known as The Nation’s Report Card, NAEP has provided important information about how students are performing academically since 1969.
Thank you to all the family members and guardians who came out in support of the many student presentations today.
INCREDIBLES CULMINATING EVENT
Team Incredibles, among many other learning communities, put together show-and-tell culminating event at the end of their current learning block. Students had come up with a ton of ideas about something to learn and made attempts to bring those ideas to life through research and practical experience. Some pictures of the culminating event were shared by the community. LINK TO 21 PICTURES
One example of Incredibles student work is the project listed below. Four students (only three were available on culminating event day) wanted to evaluate where 7th and 8th-grade participants, engaging in physical activity in the gym, got the best workout. Was it in their Unified Arts elective P.E. classes, or in their regular twice-weekly P.E. classes? Volunteer students were monitored for activity intensity and duration with heart rate monitors and timers. They concluded that students got more effective (moderate and sustained) exercise during their regular gym classes. The project required them to understand physiology better, to learn how to collect and process data, and to come up with interpretations of the results. They plan to advocate for P.E. classes five times a week. This was an articulate crew of students when explaining their project.
RENAISSANCE E-CYBERMISSION PRESENTATIONS
There was a good turnout of family members to see students present their creative ideas for solving problems. Students had to assemble slide shows of their projects and present their content in a formal and scientific way.
DISCOVERY CULMINATING EVENT
6th Graders gave formal slide show presentations of their projects. 5th graders showcased their projects on display boards and with various props. There was substantial family turnout to see what students had done. LINK TO 18 PICTURES
TEAM TRIUMPH CULMINATING EVENT
This team videotaped their presentations and will be sharing that a little later.
100 DAYS INTO THE SCHOOL YEAR
Ms. Williams from the Dreamers team shared pictures of her students celebrating 100 Day. For PreK and kindergarten students, their 100 day comes later than for the older students since they start the school year a week or so after the big kids. Regardless of when it occurs, it is a happy day. The normal school year for 1-8th graders must include at least 175 student attendance school days. LINK TO 8 PICTURES
TRAVELERS CAIRN ARENA ICE SKATING FIELD TRIP
Travelers went ice skating on February 8th. This is often a favorite field trip for students (and teachers) as they all enjoy skating on the ice with their peers. It was a really engaging growth mindset experience for students! Don't forget to check out the photos of Ms. Mailhotte driving the Zamboni! LINK TO 38 PICTURES
VOYAGERS CRAZY HAT DAY
A few student examples were photographed. 2-21-2019
LOST AND FOUND
Please retrieve your items on Friday or right after break. Thank you.