FRIDAY, MAY 31st
JOKE OF THE WEEK
It looks like a crisp and clear day ahead. Enjoy your outside time.
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 Photos - To be taken before the Game Wednesday. NEXT WEEK. not this week.
Softball practice and games:
MUSIC PRACTICE WITH MR. KELLY
Here is a heads-up about upcoming FULL ENSEMBLE PRACTICE sessions
All 5/6 band students 7:30-8:15 the following days:
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
7:25-8:15 5th/6th Grade Band EVERYONE
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
MAYLocal Motion Bike Trailer Visit
Tuesday, May 28th through Friday, June 7th.
Stewardship Committee Meeting
Friday, May 31st. 7:45 to 8:15 AM. Location: Professional Library
Team USA Field Trip to Hard'ack Recreation Park
Friday, May 31st. 12:30 to 2:30 PM. Transportation: Walking
Stewardship Day Slides Due to Mr. Craib
Friday, May 31st.
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.
Softball Photos - To be taken before the Game Wednesday
Wednesday, June 5th.
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
Explorers Field Trip to Echo Center
Friday, June 7th. 9:00 AM to 2:30 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
THIS IS THE LAST DAY FOR THE
WALKING PATH LAP CONTEST for 2019
Please submit your clipboards and tally sheets to Ms. Bashaw by 2:45 PM. Thank you.
Friday, May 31st!
8th-GRADE TRIP8th graders are selling raffle tickets for some great prizes (Grand Prize is 4 comfy seats at graduation), all money collected goes to their 8th-grade trip. Ask an 8th grader if you would like to purchase some. Thank you for your support
8th graders were given permission slips last Friday for their year-end trip, these need to be signed and returned by May 31st.
TASTING OPPORTUNITYHello all! Team Triumph will be offering a tasting opportunity for our 2018-2019 maple syrup. This will happen on “Stewardship Day” so please sign up at THIS LINK for a time if you would like to join us. We ask that no more than two classes sign up at a time. Let us know if you have any questions or concerns.
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.
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
PICTURES AND REPORTS
BEES RETURNING TO TRAVELERS' CLASSROOM
Several years ago Travelers agreed to host an in-classroom beehive. Their hive is fully enclosed in a glass and wood housing with an entry and exit tube through a classroom window. The students can view the bees in the hive with no danger of being stung.
The project stalled when sidewalk construction outside the classroom disturbed the entryway to the hive. The bees chose to leave the hive and swarm away. Since then, the farm to school program and Travelers have been eager to re-establish the classroom hive. Local beekeepers were contacted and arrangements have been made to install a new set of bees. They should be housed in Travelers within the next week.
In the pictures below, the beekeepers removed the old hive to bring back to their farm to clean up and establish the new set of bees. They will be back with the new bees shortly.
RISEVT CAME TO REWARD GOLD LEVEL CLASSROOMS
On Wednesday a half dozen classroom groups took turns heading out to the fields for some time with three RiseVT representatives. Mr. Morretti, a master game master, provided the fun through a variety of tag games and physical challenges. Even though the day was a bit cold and gray the students appeared to have a great time. They left with RiseVT T-shirts to mark their achievement of following multiple healthy exercise and food behaviors. Check out this LINK TO 68 PICTURES including some of the Voyagers, Dreamers, Navigators, and Imagination students and staff.
THINGS THAT FLY BOTTLE ROCKETS
7th and 8th graders in the unified arts elective, "Things that Fly" tested out two bottle rocket launchers and there soda bottle rockets. The bottles get half filled with water, jammed onto the launchers and then pumped up to high pressure with a bicycle pump. Once released the bottles can fly over a 100 feet through the air with a very exciting pop. Getting wet is often a side effect of this launcher design. Nobody seemed to mind.
PLATE TECTONICS LESSON
Renaissance students looked for volcanos on maps of the earth and Pacific rim as a way of understanding the dynamics of plate tectonics. 5-28-2019. LINK TO 8 PICTURES
What does the arrival of 225 people look like on a Walking Wednesday? Check out this 30-second high-speed video. LINK TO VIDEO
MODIFYING THE PARKING LOT CROSSWALK TEMPORARILY WITH CHALK
It is possible to visually challenge the mind of drivers by modifying the crosswalk to appear slightly different than normal. Check out this LINK TO 9-SECOND VIDEO made by some of our staff on Thursday, 5-29-2019.
We have a woodchuck family living behind one of our maintenance garages.