WEDNESDAY, MAY 8th
This will be a nice day to get some walking path laps in.
ALL OPEN DOORS PROGRAMS ARE FULL FOR SESSION 5!
LINK TO ONLINE ATHLETICS CALENDAR
MUSIC PRACTICE WITH MR. KELLY
7:30-8:00 Heather L'Esperance & Nikki Trahan
8:00-8:30 Kiannah Partlow & Kaylie Richardson
9:30-10:00 Jeremiah Wood & Dakota Hoague
10:00-10:30 Lionel Dawson
11:00-11:30 Lily Odette
12:15-1:15 Jack Sparr
12:45-1:15 Johnathan Ireland
1:15-1:45 Jacob Spooner
1:50-2:45 7th/8th Grade Band
7:25-8:15 5th/6th Grade Band (Woodwinds)
8:15-8:35 Jason Longe
8:35-8:55 Madison Gould
8:55-9:15 Igz Perez
9:30-10:00 Sarah McElree
10:00-10:30 Angus Ackel
11:15-11:45 Derrick Rouleau
11:45-12:15 Landon Underwood
12:15-12:45 Molly Clark, Evelyn Knight, Bryton Ross, & Vanessa Stanhope
12:45-1:15 Megan Gonyeau, Anna Smith, Makenna Tatro, & Serenity Patterson
1:15-1:45 Chris Hockhausen, Dublin Sheltra, Brandon Raymond, Molly Bernard, & Maggie Dunigan
1:50-2:45 7th/8th Grade Band
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.
Wednesday, May 8th. 6:45 to 7:30 AM. Link to walking routes and times
Stewardship Committee Meeting.
Friday, May 10th. 7:45 to 8:15 AM. Location: Professional Library
Grades 1 & 2: Nurses Week Poster Celebration with NMC Staff. A small event during SBACs. Unfortunately, not open to families
Tuesday, May 7th. 9:00 to 9:30 AM. Location: SACS cafeteria.
Welcome to Kindergarten Evening
Tuesday, May 7th. 6:00 to 7:00 PM. Location: 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
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
Imagination Field Trip to Spare Time
Thursday, May 23rd. 8:45 AM to 12:45 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. 6:00 to 9:30 PM.
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.
Kindergarten Step Up To Grade 1 Day
Wednesday, June 19th. Time range to be announced.
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
DON'T FORGET ABOUT WALKING WEDNESDAY
Help your learning community team compete in the Walking Wednesday participation challenge as they try and win a pool party in June. Sign in tomorrow after walking or biking to school.
Picture from May 2016
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!
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
NURSE POSTER CONTEST FOR 1st and 2nd Graders
Here is a writeup from Kate Laddison, an NMC hospital employee and a parent at St. Albans City School.
Each year, Northwestern Medical Center (NMC) celebrates Nurses Week from May 6-12. Part of the hospital’s celebrations include a poster contest involving students from one or two schools in Franklin County. Students are asked to illustrate what nursing means to them, and their artwork is hung in NMC’s Courtyard Café where staff vote on their favorites. When the winners are chosen, NMC nurses get to visit the school and share information about their profession.
The artwork is an incredibly welcome “thank you” for the hard work and dedication of NMC nurses. This year’s batch of drawings from St. Albans City School was phenomenal!
Deanna Orfanidis, VP, Chief Nursing Officer at Northwestern Medical Center stated, “It was an honor to visit St. Albans City School, on behalf of NMC Nursing. The students responded with enthusiasm to a Q & A session related to professional nursing. It was fantastic to reach out to the community and share in celebrating National Nurses Week.”LINK TO 36 PICTURES
Winners of the Nursing Poster Contest (1st - 3rd, Left to right)
ROCKS IN OUR FIELDS - A REAL PROBLEM
We want to enlist all students to help keep rocks next to the sidewalks and not in the fields. In recent weeks, many dozens of rocks have been tossed into the grassy areas beside the sledding hill and the playground. These rocks become dangerous missiles when the lawnmower hits them, and the lawnmower hits rocks every time the grass needs to be mowed. Check out this 1-minute video to get an idea of how bad rocks can be for a lawnmower and people's safety. Our lawnmower is 10 times more powerful than the one shown in this video. LINK TO VIDEO