FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 8th
JOKE OF THE WEEK
Small portions of the playground are usable. There is ice on the sledding hill, on the fields and snow piles around the property. Unfortunately, there is not a lot to do outside with these weather conditions.
Basketball photos will be taken by Leonard Parent within the next few weeks. Each team will have received picture packages by the end of this week for their respective photo day. Please fill out the form and hold on to it until picture day.
7th Boys Thursday 2/7 @ 4:45 pm
Cheer - Monday 2/11 @ 3:30 pm
8th Boys -Wednesday 2/13 @ 7:30 pm
OPEN DOORS SCHEDULE
After school open doors activities canceled for Thursday 2-7-2019
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
NAEP Assessment Day for Grade 8
Friday, February 8th. 7:30 AM to 3:00 PM. Location: Library
Stewardship Committee Meeting
Friday, February 8th. 7:45 to 8:15 AM. Location: Library
Travelers: Field Trip to Cairn's Ice Rink Arena
Friday, February 8th. 9:00 AM to 1:45 PM. Transportation: Bus
St. Albans Community: Healthy Hearts on the Move
Saturday, February 9th. 9:00 AM to 12:00 Noon. Locations: Cafeteria, Large and
Small Gyms, Library.
BFA Parent Night at St. Albans City School
Tuesday, February 12th. 6:00 to 7:00 PM. Location: Library
Walking Wednesday Switched from Wednesday, Feb 5th, to Feb 13th.
Link to Walking Routes and Meeting Times. 6:45 to 7:30 AM.
Young Blade Family Banquet
Wednesday, February 13th. 5:00 to 8:00 PM. Location: Cafeteria
4th - 6th Grade Dance Sponsored by Team Triumph. LINK TO DANCE
PROTOCOL Friday, February 15th. 6:00 to 8:00 PM. Location: Cafeteria.
MRUSD Board Meeting
Wednesday, February 20th. 6:00 to 8:00 PM. Location: Fairfield Center School.
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
Public Hearing on our State Budget
Monday, February 25th. 5:30 to 7:30 PM. Location: Library
Parent Community Council Meeting
Thursday, March 7th. 6:00 to 7:30 PM. Location: Professional Library
Triumph Field Trip to Jay Peak
Tuesday, March 12th. 7:45 AM to 4:00 PM. Transportation: Bus
Parent Community Council - SURVIVermont
Thursday, March 28th. 6:00 to 8:00 PM. Location: Cafeteria, Library
EVENTS AND NOTICES
FAMILIES OF 4TH AND 8TH GRADERS
On February 8th, 4th and 8th grades will take the NAEP assessment. The links below will take you to letters that explain the expectations for that measurement.LINK TO PARENT/GUARDIAN LETTER FOR 4TH GRADERS
LINK TO PARENT/GUARDIAN LETTER FOR 8TH GRADERS
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.
AVOID BOREDOM ON A COLD WINTER DAY
COME SPEND SATURDAY MORNING INDOORS
AT ST. ALBANS CITY SCHOOL
AT THE THE HEALTHY HEARTS FAIR
BFA PARENTS NIGHT AT ST. ALBANS CITY SCHOOLPreston Randall, Director of Guidance, will be coming to City School to discuss the transition from 8th to 9th grade- talking a little bit about BFA, giving an overview of the paperwork that students and families are required to fill out (academic and elective course selection), and answering any questions. For students and families who are unable to attend- no fear! We will be handing out and going over paperwork in classes, as well. Everyone will get what they need.
Tuesday, February 12th
6:00 to 7:00 PM. Location: Library
SACS 4-6 Dance
Team Triumph is hosting a Winter Wonderland dance on February 15, 2019, from 6:00-8:00 pm. The cost is $3.00. The dance is going to have a lot of activities like raffles for dressing up nice. We will be drawing names for awesome prizes. If you give the DJ, 50 cents, you can give a shout out to a friend. There will be drinks, snacks and sweets for sale as well. Students will be expected to follow all dance expectations. Students will need to be dropped off at the gym doors entrance and picked up at the front entrance of the school. Please make sure that you are on time to pick up your child.
PICTURES AND REPORTS
Here are some pictures of students working on their e-cybemission projects. 2-6-2019. LINK TO 24 PICTURES
RiseVT Representative, Jessica Frost, visited Triumph, Discovery, Voyagers, Navigators, and Dreamers to connect with students through health games and to deliver rewards for achieving Bronze or higher status for classroom healthy choices. The pictures below are from Ms. Williams' classroom where students used the kickball they were given to play two games, one associated with learning the alphabet and the other a mental challenge and movement task. The students were all engaged and happy to play with Ms. Frost. LINK TO 13 PICTURES.
CHINESE NEW YEAR INSPIRED ART
In Ms. Mayer's classroom, students are drawing and painting Chinese dragons. This is an opportunity for them to create big and colorful art. These pictures are of Discovery and Incredibles 6th-grade students. LINK TO 22 PICTURES
MAKING THE MOST OF THE ICY CONDITIONS
These students showed a sense of humor by ice skating on the four-square area on Wednesday, 1-6-2019. Conditions got way worse overnight everywhere and school had to be canceled on Thursday.
THE CONTENT BELOW IS A REPEAT FROM THURSDAY'S ANNOUNCEMENTS
UNIFIED ARTS NIGHT
We had a wonderful turnout on Tuesday evening for the annual Unified Arts night. Hundreds of students and families looked through yearbooks, examined historic pictures, watched dozens of students perform physical drumming, watched the school documentary, and saw some great short drama vignettes. These events were followed by cake for everyone in the little gym. It was a celebration of the school's 50th birthday. Check out these pictures. If you missed the documentary video the link can be found at the bottom of this daily announcement blog segment. LINK TO 45 PICTURES OF U.A. NIGHT
JAY PEAK SKI TRIP PHOTOS
Each winter, students in the 4-6 learning communities head out for one to three ski trips at Jay Peak. Students learn the basics on a small slope at the bottom of the hill before graduating to the chairlifts and the steeper slopes. Here are pictures shared by teachers and parents from Incredibles and Discovery who went to Jay Peak on February 5th.
From the Incredibles 2-5-2019 LINK TO 18 PICTURES
From the Incredibles 18-2019 (1 month ago) LINK TO 15 PICTURES
From Discovery 2-5-2019 LINK TO 78 PICTURES
INTERESTING SHORT SACS HISTORY FACTS
These facts were discovered when reading articles about the beginning of St. Albans City School
Did you know….
*The documentary has a great story of “fishtail prints” in the concrete overhangs, that are over the outside classroom doors.
Final Announcement relating to our 50th Celebration:
If you did not make it to UA night, please, watch the video and come down to look at the old photos in the hallway by the gym and music rooms. There are several photos from the messenger that were taken when the school opened. I bet you will recognize many of the student pictures and names.
While I was researching and reading through the Messenger articles, I made a huge discovery. There is a time capsule that was put in behind the 1968 cornerstone! Dewey and Shapiro sealed the capsule behind the cornerstone during the school’s Dedication Ceremony on December 27, 1970.
Mrs. Lamb thought there might be something back there. She has an amazing memory! We need to do some research and planning on how to safely remove the stone. In 2020 the plan is to remove the stone and recover the artifacts. I wonder what they would have kept for us to find 50 years later? We will add some of our own 2020 artifacts to what is already there, before returning the capsule to rest for the next 50 years. Think about what we should put in a time capsule for future students to discover!
Thanks for reading!
Ms. Wight (Physical Education Teacher)
ST. ALBANS CITY SCHOOL ANNIVERSARY VIDEO (30 minutes long)
This video tells the story of why St. Albans City School was built. Students narrated the video in which a dozen community members, former students, and former staff members talk about the 1960s and early 1970s. Thanks to everyone from the historical society to members of this school and community who contributed to this project.