FRIDAY, MAY 24th
JOKE OF THE WEEK
It looks like a cool, breezy and damp day ahead. Going outside for some movement will still be worthwhile.
To see totally up-to-date weather information you can go to THIS LINK
Want to plan ahead? Here is the LINK TO THE ONLINE ATHLETICS CALENDAR
Softball practice and games:
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
Here is a heads-up about upcoming FULL ENSEMBLE PRACTICE sessions
All 5/6 band students 7:30-8:15 the following days:
Tuesday, May 28
Thursday, May 30
Friday, May 31
Monday, June 3
and Tuesday, June 4 (Concert day)
This schedule will allow for our 5/6 band to practice as a full ensemble leading up to the concert since they are typically separated by instrument family. It is crucial for all students to be present for these final rehearsals
MAYScience and PE Testing
May 20th - 24th.
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
Team USA Field Trip to Hard'ack Recreation Park
Friday, May 31st. 12:30 to 2:30 PM. Transportation: Walking
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. After whole-school picture - 10:45 or 11:00 AM.
MRUSD Board Meeting. Wellness Policy
Wednesday, June 5th. 6:00 to 9:00 PM. Location: Central office, 28 Catherine Street.
Adventurers Field Trip to Shelburne Farms
Thursday, June 6th. 9:00 AM to 1:15 PM. Transportation: Bus
Puppet Show/Library Summer Program
Thursday, June 6th. 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM. Location: Library
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.
Adventurers' Game Night
Monday, June 10th. 3:00 to 5:00 PM. Location: Library
Families: Come to the Spring Trimester Fine Arts Showcase. Chorus, Dance, Art Work.
Monday, June 10th. 6:00 PM. Location: Large Gym
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
PLEASE TURN IN WALKING LAP TALLY SHEETS TO
TESS BASHAW THIS AFTERNOON AT 2:45
If possible, complete the math on your sheets before turning them in.
THIS LAND IS YOUR LAND - STEWARDSHIP DAY SONG
Stewardship day is Wednesday, June 5th. Here is the song we will use for stewardship day. It was created last June, 2018. Play the video to practice the song.
Interviews with 4th - 8th grade students who have walked or biked almost every Walking Wednesday this school year. Interviews will be voice recorded. Please contact Mr. Craib if you are willing to be interviewed about your experiences. email@example.com
FOR GRADES 7 & 8
The Diane Lunderville Memorial Hockey Scholarship forms are now available. This scholarship (not to exceed $300) will allow a St. Albans 7th or 8th-grade boy or girl to attend hockey school or camp of his or her choice. The scholarship will be awarded at graduation.
Application forms are available at City school and must be returned to Mrs. Biggie by May 31st.
Tuesday, June 4th SACS Gym 6:30-8:00 P.M. Concert
6:00 P.M. - 7th/8th-grade students arrive for tuning and warm up in Mr. Kelly’s room.
6:15 P.M. - 5th/6th-grade students arrive for tuning and warm up in Ms. Cameron-Muscente’s (two doors down from Mr. Kelly’s room).
6:30 P.M. Concert start
Please wear a white dress shirt or blouse and black shoes, socks, and pants or knee length skirt or dress. “White on top, black on bottom”
Remember to bring your instrument, book (grades 5/6), and sheet music.
Please stay to watch the entire concert and support the other musicians. Appropriate audience behavior is expected while watching the other groups.
Contact Mr. Kelly if you have any questions,
802-527-0565 ext. 3845
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.
PICTURES AND REPORTS
INCREDIBLES LIP-SYNC BATTLE ROUND 2
In round 2, students not participating voted for their favorites. The top vote-getters moved on and had to pick a song at random. None of the students knew their song until a couple of days before recording. Enjoy.
2018 - Mr. Clark apologizes; but this year, we ran out of time to do this video.
HOPE (Hands on Practical Education) PARTNERS WITH JEFF'S MAINE SEAFOOD
Four students and Mr. Hoben transported a stack of beautiful cutting boards that were handcrafted in their workshop in the kindergarten hallway. Chef, Jeremy Howe, accepted the boards on behalf of the restaurant. Some boards will be used to serve customers and others will be sold to customers who want one of their own. This stack of boards is the entire remaining stock that students created this school year. Next year they plan to be making and selling many more. During the delivery, one student interviewed chef Howe about the restaurant's planned use and sale of the cutting boards. LINK TO 7 PICTURES
SOFTBALL GAME WITH TOWN SCHOOL 5-22-2019
Athletic director Beck shared some great pictures with us. LINK TO 39 PICTURES
MORE HATCHLING PICTURES
Students in Ms. Walsh's classroom finally got a chance to gently touch their newly hatched chicks. LINK TO 10 PICTURES
ONE MINUTE VIDEO OF CHICK HATCHING
Taken by Ms. Lawyer. Commentary by her students during the video.
NEW GONG FOR THE MUSIC PROGRAM
Mr. Kelly purchased a specially made Japanese gong that needed to be mounted on a stand. The HOPE program kindly built a stand from wood that came from our old bleachers. It was delivered on Wednesday by several students and those present tried the gong out. It makes VERY impressive and long lasting sound!
A few photos were taken days back in Mr. Branon and Ms. Jarvis' teaching space.