WEDNESDAY, JUNE 5th
It looks like a damp day ahead, although not pouring buckets as expected.
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!
The following programs are FULL for Summer 2019 Open Doors, July 8th-12th:
Cultural Cooking and Crafts
Yoga and Just Dance
Never Bored Games (close to max capacity!)
Programs with space:
Exploring Local Ecosystems
Week two has PLENTY of open opportunities - sign up today for July 15th-19th!
Exploring Local Ecosystems
Fun in the Sun
Sewing and Crafts
Program choices are limited and we will do the best we can to make sure everyone is enrolled in something they will like!
*Acceptance letters will be distributed Thursday, June 13th!
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
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
Due to expected rain and wet fields, field day plans have shifted to Thursday and Friday
Thursday 6/6 9:00- Explorers and Travelers
afternoon- 4-6 Communities
Friday 6/7 1:30- Imagination and Investigators
We will have students from 4-6 Discovery and 1-3 Imagination that
are available to help out at each station during these times. (realizing
that 6th grade will be on bike trip Friday)
Gr. 7 and 8 had their regular carnival day with pre-k/k on Tuesday (6/4)
and will also have access to the field day equipment to use any other
day or time between now and the last day of school.
Field Day Content!
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.
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 Bus Circle (possibly front parking lot if clear)
for Kindergarteners & interested students
10:45 - Visit other community’s stewardship projects
10:45 - 12:30 Lunch
12:30-2:30 Learning Community Time
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 Changed - See Above in this Events Section.
PICTURES AND REPORTS
HONORING AMAZING WALKING PATH ATHLETES
Let's celebrate these athletes who completed at least 100 laps around our walking path over four weeks this past May 2019. They covered an average of 6 laps per day and sometimes completed as much as 15 and 16 laps in a day. Wow!
Ms. Bashaw completed 75 laps and 28 students in Voyagers completed at least 50 laps. Also impressive.
5 SHOE TAGS INDICATES 100 LAPS COMPLETED
VOYAGERS LAP WINNERS FOR WALKING CONTEST 2019
MORE KINDERGARTEN/USA FLAG PAINTING PICTURESThese pictures came from Ms. Asato-Ditch. LINK TO 17 PICTURES
SACS WOODCHUCKS AND FROG
Mr. Pelkey took photos of these woodchucks and frog while doing his work on school property. 6-1-2019