FRIDAY, MAY 10th
JOKE OF THE WEEK
It looks like it might be a rough day for outside recess. The recess shed will be closed unless the weather clears substantially.
ALL OPEN DOORS PROGRAMS ARE FULL FOR SESSION 5!
LINK TO ONLINE ATHLETICS CALENDAR
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 Kyla Abair, Sophie Carswell, Noelle LaClair, Kayden Levine-Owen, & Alexis Swann
12:45-1:15 Addison Hamilton, Grayson Mergenthal, Charlie Luneau, & Noah Morgan
1:15-1:45 Ella Dunigan, Alan LaRose, & Leah Mitchell
1:50-2:45 7th/8th Grade Band
May 6th-10th and 13th-17th.
Stewardship Committee Meeting.
Friday, May 10th. 7:45 to 8:15 AM. Location: Professional Library
Fancy Dance for 1st-3rd Graders. Imagine a prom for this age group.
Friday, May 10th. 3:00 to 4:30 PM. Location: Cafeteria.
MRUSD School Board Meeting to discuss the MRUSD Wellness Policy
Tuesday, May 14th. 6:00 to 9:00 PM. Location: St. Albans Town Edu. Center
Wednesday, May 15th. 6:45 to 7:30 AM. Link to walking routes and times
Drama/Music Field Trip to Lake Morey Resort
Friday, May 17th. 7:30 AM to 3:00 PM. Transportation: Bus
Maple Run Staff Walk/Run
Saturday, May 18th. 10:00 AM. Location: Starts and ends at Town School. 129 South Main Street.
Makerspace Dynamic Landscapes/Champlain College Field Trip
Tuesday, May 21st. 10:45 AM to 3:30 PM.
Science and PE Testing
May 20th - 24th.
Wednesday, May 22nd. 6:45 to 7:30 AM. Link to walking routes and times
Bright Beginnings PreK/K Field Trip to the Welden Theater
Wednesday, May 22nd. 8:00 to 11:00 AM. Transportation: Walking
Imagination Field Trip to Spare Time
Thursday, May 23rd. 8:45 AM to 12:45 PM. Transportation: Bus
Team USA & Renaissance Field Trip to BFA for Move-Up Day
Friday, May 24th. 10:30 AM to 2:15 PM. Transportation: Bus
Local Motion Bike Trailer VisitMonday, May 27 through Friday, June 7th.
Wednesday, May 29th. 6:45 to 7:30 AM. Link to walking routes and times
Dreamers Field Trip to Shelburne Farms
Monday, June 3rd. 9:00 AM to 1:15 PM. Transportation: Bus
Stewardship Day Whole School Walk/bike to School
Wednesday, June 5th. 6:45 to 7:30 AM
Stewardship Day - Whole School
Wednesday, June 5th.
Shriners Club visit to the school parking lot
Wednesday, June 5th. Time range to be announced
Adventurers Field Trip to Shelburne Farms
Thursday, June 6th. 9:00 AM to 1:15 PM. Transportation: Bus
8th Grade PLP Night
Thursday, June 6th. 6:00 to 7:00 PM. Location: USA and Renaissance Classrooms.
Bike Trip on the Rail Trail for all 6th Graders
Friday, June 7th. 8:30 AM to 2:15 PM. Transportation: Bus. If Friday looks bad
weather-wise the ride will be held on Thursday, June 6th.
Kindergarten Dairy Farm Trip to Green Wind Farm.
Friday, June 7th. 9:00 to 11:30 AM. Transportation: Bus
Travelers Field Trip to Mt. Philo State Park
Friday, June 7th. 8:30 AM to 2:00 PM. Transportation: Bus
USA Field Trip to Georgia Beach
Friday, June 7th. 9:45 AM to 2:15 PM. Transportation. Bus
Renaissance Field Trip to Killkare State Park
Friday, June 7th. 10:00 AM to 2:30 PM. Transportation: Bus
8th Grade Trip Night on the Spirit of Ethan Allen Boat
Friday, June 7th. 5:45 to 9:15 PM.
Triumph Camping Trip at Camp Abnaki
June 11th and June 12th. 8:00 AM Tuesday to 2:00 PM Wednesday. Transportation: Bus
Graduation Day for 8th Graders
Wednesday, June 12th. 6:00 to 7:00 PM. Location: Large Gym and Cafeteria.
Investigators Field Trip to St. Albans Bay Park
Wednesday, June 12th. 8:30 AM to 2:00 PM. Transportation: Bus
Wednesday, June 12th. 9:00 AM to 1:15 PM. Transportation: Bus
Incredibles Field Trip to Covenant Hills
Wednesday, June 12th - Thursday, June 13th. 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM. Transportation: Bus
PreK - Cottage Group End of Year Event with Families (Morning Group)
Wednesday, June 12th. 9:15 to 10:00 AM. Location: Library
PreK - Cottage Group End of Year Event with Families (Afternoon Group)
Wednesday, June 12th. 12:45 to 1:30 AM. Location: Library
Last Day for Ms. Gleason's Pre-K
Thursday, June 13th.
Dreamers Field Trip to Shelburne Farms
Thursday, June 13th. 9:00 AM to 1:15 PM. Transportation: Bus
Thursday, June 13th - Friday, June 14th. 9:00 AM to 1:30 PM. Transportation: Bus
Voyagers Field Trip to Camp Abnaki
Thursday, June 13th - Friday, June 14th. 8:00 AM to 2:30 PM. Transportation: Bus
Last Day for Pre-K Full Day Program
Friday, June 14th.
Last Day for Kindergarten
Friday, June 14th. Time range to be announced.
Cabot Cheese tasting test. Try out a whole range of cheeses.
Friday, June 14th. Location: Cafeteria.
Kindergarten Step Up To Grade 1 Day
Wednesday, June 19th. Time range to be announced.
Step-Up-Day for students moving to Kindergarten, 1, 4, 7 & 8
Wednesday, June 19th.
Students moving into grades 4, 7, and 8 arrive at 7:30 AM and depart at 10:30 AM.
Children moving into kindergarten and 1st grade arrive at 8:00 AM and leave at 10:00 AM.
Last Day of School
Wednesday, June 19th.
END OF SCHOOL DATES
The last day of school this year will be June 19 providing we do not have any more school closings. Add a day for each that we have.
Graduations will remain the same. Fairfield, SACS and SATEC will be June 12 and BFA will be June 15 as Scheduled.
May 3rd. Parent Teacher Conferences
May 27th. Memorial Day. No School.
Notice: Last Day of School has been moved
from the 13th to the 19th.
EVENTS AND NOTICES
CODESMYTHSDue to SBAC testing, there will be no Codesmyths classes on Monday the 13th and Thursday the 16th. Office hours between Monday the 13th and Friday the 17th will also be canceled.
This is Teacher Appreciation Week
What: A chance for kids to get dressed up and dance!
Who: Grades 1-3 ONLY
When: Friday, May 10th
Time: 3-4:30 pm
Where: SACS Cafeteria
Please sign the permission slip (LINK TO PERMISSION SLIP) and
return to your child’s teacher with a donation of $3. All money
will go to the 8th Grade PAG for their end of the year trip. Be sure
to leave a phone number where you can be reached during the
dance. The expectation is that everyone dress in “fancy” clothes.
We will have some on hand if needed. Please contact Stacie
Rouleau with questions or concerns.
THE SPRING WALKING CONTESTS
BEGAN MONDAY - May 6th
They will run for 4 weeks and there will be two ways for a learning community to win.
1. Have the highest Walking Wednesday participation rate over 4 weeks
2. Accumulate the highest total of laps around the walking path over 4 weeks
1st place prize in each category will be 1 hour of pool time on June 17th.
2nd place prize in each category will have an hour of fruit smoothie bike time on June 17th courtesy of RiseVT.
There is no 3rd place prize.
There will be walking trinkets distributed to students who accumulate very large numbers of laps around the path.
PLEASE NOTE THAT THE COLOR OF THE SHOE TAGS ARE RANDOM AND NOT ASSOCIATED WITH ANY PARTICULAR LAP NUMBER. It is the number of tags you wear that indicate how many laps you have done.
Clipboards with walking path tally sheets have been distributed to all 1st-8th grade learning communities that are committed to competing in the walking path contest. An adult in each community will have to verify all laps and tally the results for their team on Fridays. All tally clipboards and sheets will go to Ms. Bashaw on Fridays by 2:45 PM.
ART SHOW FOR
FRANKLIN COUNTY SCHOOLS
The Franklin County Art Show will be held at the Collins Perley Complex from Tuesday, May 14-Sunday, May 19. Come see student artwork from many schools in Franklin County including St. Albans City School! Artwork will be on display throughout the week and are available for viewing during Collins Perley Complex hours. Please bring your families and come to support the arts!
MOVE UP DAY
Parents and Families of 8th Graders
On Friday, May 24th, 2019, your eighth grader will be taking a bus to BFA for Move Up Day. This is an annual event to introduce eighth graders to the expectations associated with their upcoming ninth grade year. This is always an exciting day. BFA staff and students will be on hand to guide the eighth-grade students through the orientation program. Additionally, it is an opportunity to meet fellow eighth graders from the other sending schools.
Lunch will be provided by BFA. Your eighth-grader will be dismissed from BFA at 2:00 P.M. and will be walking home from there. If you choose to do so, you may pick your child up at BFA at that time. If you have any questions at all, please feel free to contact your eighth-grade learning community or contact school counselor, Allison Goldsmith, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 527-0565 ext. 3874.
TEAM TRIUMPH WANTS PLASTIC BOTTLES
Team Triumph is looking for 1-liter plastic bottles, any soda bottles, or water bottles.
We have a goal of 70 bottles.
Please deliver to Team Triumph room A206 by Monday of next week. Thank you.
PICTURES AND REPORTS
RENAISSANCE eCYBERMISSION REGIONAL COMPETITION WINNERS NOW MOVE ON TO NATIONALS
The eCybermission team of Ella Howe, Heather L'Esperance, Genevieve LaClair, and Molly Smith just heard that they qualified for the national eCybermission competition in Washington D.C. (5-9-2019). They will depart for the competition on June 16th and return on the 21st. Their science project focused on how different types of plant fertilizers can impact the quality of water flowing into Lake Champlain. No students at St. Albans City School have advanced this far in eCybermission competition previously. We congratulate these students for their fine work.
VIRTUAL REALITY EQUIPMENT
St. Albans City School has acquired a set of delicate virtual reality equipment. The equipment allows the wearer to move around virtual locations and environments. In this case, the student was exploring the Eifel Tower in Paris when photographed. The makerspace staff will let us know soon how we can experience the use of this wonderful new equipment.
EXERCISE BEFORE SBAC TESTING
Winters are really long here and there are too many days when temperatures, the wind, and icy conditions keep students inside during recess. When May arrives and the grass and leaves spring forth, there is a huge pent up demand to get outside and move. Here are pictures from Thursday morning just prior to SBAC testing. Some teams were completing walking laps for one of the walking contests. Other teams were allowing free play which meant kickball, gaga ball and use of the playground equipment. LINK TO 25 PICTURES
NAVIGATORS TRICYCLE RIDING
Ms. Asato-Ditch sent on some pictures of students riding our school tricycles outdoors in the sunshine on Wednesday 5-8-2019. LINK TO 25 PICTURES
IMAGINATION DANCE PARTY
Ms. Patnode shared some pictures of her students getting some exercise through dancing. 5-8-2019. LINK TO 12 PICTURES