MONDAY, JULY 15th
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ABOUT SUMMER PROGRAMMING
Open Doors Bus June 15-19. There will be only ONE bus and it will depart at 7:15 am from the school to start the route. Here are the stops, in order.
Here are the activities for the week:
Week of July 15th (Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.) Students are expected to attend the entire week of the camp(s) in which they are enrolled.
Open Doors Variety Camp
PICTURES AND REPORTS
HIP HOP DANCE
Ms. Bessette shared pictures of the hip hop campers practicing at their studio on Main street. 7-12-2019 LINK TO 15 PICTURES
CULTURAL COOKING AND CRAFTS
Ms. Pizzaro and Ms. Brace worked with campers to bake some scones and banana bread to be served with tea British style. Kids learned where to hold a napkin, how to dab their lips, where to hold their elbows and hands, and basically how to behave during a formal tea drinking session. Everyone quietly enjoyed the baked goods and their special tea. Ms. Pizzaro showed kids a picture of her enjoying tea in a large formal group back home in Chile recently. Mr. Craib talked about growing up in a British household and how many times tea was served -lots. LINK TO 12 PICTURES
Open Door Director, Ms. Stephanie Beck, and nurse, Ms. Joanne Chambers removed lunch from a refrigerator to serve the summer campers
GOODSELL RIDGE PRESERVE - CHAZY REEF
On Thursday, the Exploring Local Ecosystems group traveled to Isle La Motte and the Goodsell Ridge Preserve. They read about and observed fossils in the ancient reef located there. In addition, they had a chance to swim and play on a beach. LINK TO 17 PICTURES Pictures kindly provided by Ms. Vaillancourt.
MORE CHICKEN COOP WORK
A tarp canopy was added to shade the chickens during this hot weather. Mr. Rouleau and Mr. Pelkey removed the sod dug up from the floor of the coop. The left over sand will also be moved shortly.
The chickens were brought a treat of watermelon and greens
The Never-Bored Games group were photographed a few days back playing cornhole during time outside. The temperatures were high so the group took advantage of a small amount of shade next to the building.
SUMMER OPEN DOORS BREAKFAST PICTURES 7-12-2019
EXPLORING LOCAL ECOSYSTEMS GROUP PICTURE
Monarch butterfly populations have plummeted in the Americas in recent years due in large part to habitat loss. Years ago St. Albans City School made it a goal to provide a safe haven and plant food for Monarchs. Most summers we see a number of Monarchs around our butterfly gardens. These pictures were taken by Carolyn Pelkey as she worked to maintain the garden beds around the school this summer.
CLEANING CARRIES ON
Stephen moved chairs back into Team USA's classrooms after their floors were stripped and waxed. 7-12-2019