TUESDAY, JUNE 4th
We have another good day ahead for getting outside and getting some exercise.
To see totally up-to-date weather information you can go to THIS LINK
The Summer 2019 brochures have been handed out within the communities and at lunch! The Open Doors programs are for students going into 3rd-8th grade. We advise kids to plan on having 100% attendance, as waiting lists are made for most programs. Turn in your registration as soon as possible, as spots fill up quickly!
Want to plan ahead? Here is the LINK TO THE ONLINE ATHLETICS CALENDAR
Softball Photos - To be taken before the Game on Wednesday.
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:
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
8:15-8:45 Tara Ditch
8:45-9:15 Emily Ackel, Adam Boomhower, Natalie Cronin, & Sam Olsen
9:15-9:45 Jaedyn Allen, Riley Cross, Daniel Mojica, & Alex Steiner
9:45-10:15 Ryan Blouin, Ava Giroux, & Tayah Paquette
10:15-10:45 Bentley Hamilton, Marie DeSorgher, Alyssa Payne, & Mackenzie Smith
12:15-12:45 Molly Smith & Tomas Zemianek
12:45-1:15 Bella Stott & Kaitlin Nicholas
1:15-1:45 Genevieve LaClair
1:45-2:15 Eamon Garceau
2:15-2:45 Amber Poquette
7:25-8:15 5th/6th Grade Band EVERYONE
8:15-8:30 Syeed Khan
9:30-10:00 Landon Underwood
10:00-10:30 Sophia Williams
11:00-11:30 Riley Cross
12:15-1:15 Jenna Trahan
12:45-1:15 Faith Marshall
1:15-1:45 Kaitlin Nicholas
1:50-2:45 7th/8th Grade Band
Stewardship Day - No Practice
Only 7/8 Grade band practices
Local Motion Bike Trailer VisitTuesday, May 28th through Friday, June 7th.
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.
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
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.
Last Day of School for students moving to grades 2, 3, 5, 6
Tuesday, June 18th.
Step-Up-Day (last day of school) for students moving to Kindergarten, 1, 4, 7 & 8
Wednesday, June 19th. This is a very brief school day
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 year on the 19th and is only for those grades doing step up day
(see above). For everyone else, the last day of school is the 18th.
Graduations for 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
WHOLE-SCHOOL WALKING WEDNESDAY
Staff and families, we are striving to keep the school parking lot empty of cars this Wednesday. See the Stewardship plans below for more details.
LINK TO VIDEO OF WHOLE-SCHOOL WALK LAST YEAR. 50 seconds long
Stewardship Day 2019
1-8 Field Day!
Bring your sneakers (a change of clothes for the water activities might help too!)
on Wednesday and be prepared to have some fun!
There will be four FUN and FANTASTIC stations that you will be at for 10 minutes each.
*Teachers will be given bracelets to hand out prior to going outside. Each color bracelet
will travel together through the stations and each station will be broken up into two groups (making a total of 8 groups/colors outside at a time). There will also be a corresponding
flag so colors know where they are located and when to move.
Station 1: Sack Relay Race
Station 2: Drip Drip Drench
-Duck duck goose meets water
Station 3: 3 Legged Race
-A race where students connect one of their legs with an elastic band
Station 4: Sponge Relay
-Students line up in a straight line behind a bucket of water
-1st person wets a sponge and then passes it over their head to the person behind them
-The goal is to get as much of that water into an empty bucket behind the very last person
in line by only using the sponge
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
STEWARDSHIP DAY PLAN
Whole-School Walking Wednesday. The goal is to have an entirely empty parking lot. Every person who can walk/bike to school is encouraged to do so. Family members are also encouraged to join the walking school bus groups. We will be walking between 6:45 to 7:30 AM. Link to walking routes and meet up times. The regular motorized school buses will still be circulating to collect children who cannot walk, primarily Prek/K students. Teachers & staff will park off of school property at the following sites, the further away the better to prevent overcrowding:
Hospital Parking Lot
Park and Ride
Teachers and staff for whom walking is not an option should contact Ms. Cavallo to schedule shuttle transportation from a nearby parking lot.
Stewardship Assembly in the Gym.
9:00 - Everyone in the gym. Immediately afterwards, whole-school picture
10:30 - Whole School Picture in front of the building
10:45 - Shriners cars in Parking Lot for Kindergarteners & interested students
10:45 - Visit other community’s stewardship projects
10:45 - 12:30 Lunch
12:30-2:30 Field days
Gym Presentation Schedule
Slideshow order of presentations
Brain Break - Rain Storm
Brain Break - Stewardship Song
Stewardship Committee introduces new student Stewardship Committee members from:
Explanation of Projects the Stewardship committee worked on this school year
Recognition for various studentsEnd of the program in the large gym. Head to whole-school pictures on front steps.
Field Day Schedule kindly organized by Discovery and Imagination.
2 Hours broken into 3 rotations 40 minutes each
12:30 - 1:10 Imagination + Investigators + USA - (200ish students)
1:10 - 1:50 Travelers + Explorers + Renaissance - (200ish students)
1:50 - 2:30 All 4/6 - (240ish students)
PICTURES AND REPORTS
ART ON THE SIDEWALKS
It was a beautiful morning to be out riding. These students were photographed at about 10:50 AM on Monday. Some were on the walking path riding multiple loops. Others were on the pavement gaining fundamental cycling skills. All were enjoying the fresh air and the nice bikes. LINK TO 45 PICTURES
TRANSPORTATION CHOICES TO SCHOOL
This school year Team Voyagers have been collecting transportation data from our students. Each morning, when students place their orders for breakfast food, they are also asked how they arrived at school. Here is what the Voyagers learned:
How do we interpret the results?
A. Walking/biking is good for health and the environment. This walk/bike number is not bad considering our car culture and the diverse weather we experience. Nevertheless, because we are one of the few Vermont towns with sidewalks and short distances to school, it would be nice to increase our walk/bike participation rate.
B. Busing is considered a more environmentally friendly way to get students to school in comparison with using family vehicles. We do fairly well in this regard even though we have room to improve. In the future, we hope that if students don't walk or bike, they choose instead to bus to school.
C. We have a smaller percentage of our families driving students to school than many other Vermont schools. This is a finding we can celebrate while still asking families to drive less if possible.
Walking and biking provides students with exercise and tends to set them up well for a productive academic day.
MORE BOTTLE ROCKET PICTURES
DREAMERS AT SHELBURNE FARMS
The Dreamers team traveled to Shelburne Farms on Monday Morning and they sent us one picture of their experience. 6-3-2019
COMPOST BUCKETS AND TRAYS
Thank you for returning your trays and emptied compost buckets to the dishwashing room before 12:30 each day, especially on Fridays. This will help keep the building bug and critter free.