Monday, December 5, 2022

Announcements 12-6-2022



IMPORTANT DATES SCHOOL HOURS


DECEMBER

Walking Wednesday (This is the only Walking Wednesday in December) Link to Route Map and Times Wednesday, December 7th

MRUSD Board Meeting. Agenda. Zoom Meeting Link.
Wednesday, December 7th. 6:00 to 9:00 PM. Location: Central Office

St. Albans City School Community Input Session: Regarding Skills and Attributes Needed for the Next Principal. Thursday, December 8th. 6:00 to 7:00 PM. Location: St. Albans City School Library

Deadline for 6th - 8th Grade Jay Peak Ski Pass requests.  
Friday, December 9thContact mcraib@maplerun.org with application letter.

Renaissance Operation Happiness Food Delivery Trip to Hannaford Plaza
Friday, December 9th. 9:30 to 10:30 AM. Transportation: Bus.

Wreaths Across America ceremony lead by SACS Students.
Friday, December 16th,10:00 AM. at at Calvary Cemetary. Saturday, December 17th, 10:00 at Taylor Park. 

MRUSD Board Meeting. Agenda. Zoom Meeting Link.
Wednesday, December 21st. 6:00 to 9:00 PM. Location: St. Albans Town Educational Center

Winter Break - No School
Friday, December 23rd - Monday, January 2nd.


Link to All the Known Important Dates for the full 2022-2023 School Year


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December 23-30 Winter Break - No School

January 2nd Winter Break - No School



RENAISSANCE FOOD COLLECTION AT SCHOOL


Today we have reached 669 donated food items! We now have just 331 more food items to collect until our school-wide popcorn party! We are so close to our goal of 1000! Thank you.



PICTURES


INVESTIGATORS 1ST GRADE READING - ROSS

While Ms. Ross took turns working one-on-one or one-on-two with her students, other students practiced their reading skills around the room to help them find outlined pictures that could be colored in. In grade one, sounding out four of five letter words is still quite a challenging task. They all worked quite diligently on it. Link to 9 Pictures. 12-5-2022




VOYAGERS 5TH GRADE READING - SATO

Students read with and to each other during this class. Having just attended a 1st grade reading class moments before (see above), it was interesting to observe the fluency and comfort students had achieved with reading after four more years of practice and instruction. Link to 9 Pictures. 12-5-2022




ELKS NATIONAL HOOP SHOOT: COUNTY COMPETITION

On Saturday, December 3rd, five students from City School participated in the Elk's Hoop Shoot Competition at BFA. The Elk's Hoop Shoot is a free throw competition with ages ranging from 8-13. Our students participated against other students from Franklin County. Overall our students represented City School very well.


Thank you for participating. You all did a great job! Ms. Jarvis




KALEIDOSCOPE K-3 FIVE SENSES ACTIVITIES

Ms. Marcus’ students did cardio drumming and made "I Spy" bags that were used to explore all five senses! Link to 30 Pictures. https://photos.app.goo.gl/dWiuaUPquCZRezYQ6




PARENT MAKER NIGHT REPORT - BORST, RANKIN, BERTUCCI

More than a dozen parents visited St. Albans City School last Thursday evening (12-1-2022) to make jewelry and decorations in the makerspace. They used a laser cutter, stamping equipment, 3-D printing press, button maker and more to create some very special items. All of them achieved that goal. The evening was a chance for family members to immerse themselves in the kinds of experiences their children have access to and also a time for them to develop a sense of community and belonging in association with the school. Link to 12 Pictures.




USA 8TH GRADE ART - MONTGOMERY

These students continued to work on their image expanding project. Link to 9 Pictures. 12-5-2022




KALEIDOSCOPE P.E. JARVIS & ANDREWS

While some students worked on basketball skills at one end of the gym, others built with blue blocks. These foam blocks are a great way to engage all age groups in a creative construction mind-set. Link to 13 Pictures. 12-2-2022




DICTIONARY

We have all become so accustomed to spelling and definition checks online. As a consequence, physical dictionaries have basically disappeared from most settings. However, our library still has a large dictionary and Ms. Levine was spotted showing students how to use it. 12-2-2022.




MONTH of CODE 2022

Exploring computer science with creativity and fun at St Albans City School


The month of code is a great time to learn about all of the resources we have at St Albans City School!  The makerspace/STEAM team is here to support you both at home and at school and we invite you to check out the website we have created to learn more about all of the great coding opportunities available at every grade level. The Month of Code website can be found under the Enrichment tab on the St Albans City School website.  It is full of online resources and ideas sorted by grade level.  Activities include things you can do with and without a computer.



WALKING WEDNESDAY IS TOMORROW - December 7th

This is the only Walking Wednesday for the month of December. Pull on some warm clothes and join one of the seven Walking School Bus groups coming to school.




Picture of Walkers in a Previous December Event



ATHLETICS - CHEERLEADING & BASKETBALL COMPETITION SCHEDULE


Link to St. Albans City School Athletics Calendar Webpage


Please contact Wendy Trainer with any questions. 802-527-0565 ext 3781



MEALS LISTED ON THE PUBLISHED ABBEY MENU Link to the abbey menu site


BREAKFAST                                                          

TUESDAY

WG Cereal 

Bagel w/ Cream Cheese Mozzarella String Cheese


LUNCH

TUESDAY

General Tso Chicken Steamed Broccoli Rice Pilaf


Please advise us if special meal accommodations are required for allergens or other special dietary needs.



BIRTHDAYS


STUDENT FIRST NAME

STUDENT LAST NAME

BIRTHDAY

Kyra

Thomson

12/6

Bryer

Lawrence

12/6


No staff birthdays today.



If your name has been omitted in error, please contact Mitch Craib mcraib@maplerun.org


WEATHER TODAY


WEATHER OVER THE NEXT FOUR DAYS



SKIING OPPORTUNITY FOR 6TH-8TH GRADERS


Jay Peak Season’s Pass


We will have a limited number of Jay Peak Season’s Passes for students in grades 6-8. These will be useful for families that ski. Discounted equipment rentals are available. Transportation to and from the mountain is not included. Yet, for students that will have access to use this pass, we want to make it available. 


Any student that would like to have access to a pass and feels they will be able to make use of it, please write a letter of request to Mr. Craib and explain how you are a Safe, Achieving, Caring member of our school community.  Mr. Craib will create the list that goes to Jay Peak. The deadline for letters of request is December 9th



LIBRARY BOOKS


Check out some of the books in our library that honor and celebrate human rights!



Raven Wilkinson was born on February 2, 1935, in New York City. From the time she was a little girl, all she wanted to do was dance. On Raven's ninth birthday, her uncle gifted her with ballet lessons, and she completely fell in love with dance. While she was a student at Columbia University, Raven auditioned for the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo and was finally accepted on her third try, even after being told she couldn't dance with them because of her skin color.  When she started touring with her troupe in the United States in 1955, Raven encountered much racism in the South, but the applause, alongside the opportunity to dance, made all the hardship worth it. Several years later she would dance for royalty with the Dutch National Ballet and regularly performed with the New York City Opera until she was fifty.


Malala's first picture book will inspire young readers everywhere to find the magic all around them. 

As a child in Pakistan, Malala made a wish for a magic pencil. She would use it to make everyone happy, to erase the smell of garbage from her city, to sleep an extra hour in the morning. But as she grew older, Malala saw that there were more important things to wish for. She saw a world that needed fixing. And even if she never found a magic pencil, Malala realized that she could still work hard every day to make her wishes come true. 


This beautifully illustrated volume tells Malala's story for a younger audience and shows them the worldview that allowed Malala to hold on to hope even in the most difficult of times.



WREATHS ACROSS AMERICA


What is Wreaths Across America?


It is a program where we honor deceased veterans by putting wreaths on their graves. Team USA is working with local Veterans groups to enhance the tradition throughout our community.  Students will be holding a ceremony on December 16th at Mt Calvary Cemetery in St. Albans, VT. This is a national event held each December.  For more information visit www.wreathsacrossamerica.org


Please consider supporting these efforts. Order form. Completed forms can be delivered to Team USA.



Thank you,  Team USA



COVID GUIDANCE FROM THE NURSES Go to this Link for what to do.


MESSAGE FOR FAMILIES REGARDING OPERATION HAPPINESS Link to information about United Way's food and gifts for the holiday season 802-393-4442.


SUBSTITUTES NEEDED For more information click on this link

Friday, December 2, 2022

Announcements 12-5-2022

 



IMPORTANT DATES SCHOOL HOURS


DECEMBER


Students in grades 4-8 who are interested in drama, please fill out this form to vote on the play to be performed. Monday, December 5th the form will close. Auditions to follow later.

BFA Experience for all 8th Grade Students. Learn about programs, elective courses, athletics, extracurricular activities. Link to Flyer.  Monday, December 5th. 6:30 PM.

Walking Wednesday (This is the only Walking Wednesday in December) Link to Route Map and Times Wednesday, December 7th

MRUSD Board Meeting. Agenda. Zoom Meeting Link.
Wednesday, December 7th. 6:00 to 9:00 PM. Location: Central Office

St. Albans City School Community Input Session: Regarding Skills and Attributes Needed for the Next Principal. Thursday, December 8th. 6:00 to 7:00 PM. Location: St. Albans City School Library

Deadline for 6th - 8th Grade Jay Peak Ski Pass requests.  
Friday, December 9thContact mcraib@maplerun.org with application letter.

Renaissance Operation Happiness Food Delivery Trip to Hannaford Plaza
Friday, December 9th. 9:30 to 10:30 AM. Transportation: Bus.

Wreaths Across America ceremony lead by SACS Students.
Friday, December 16th,10:00 AM. at at Calvary Cemetary. Saturday, December 17th, 10:00 at Taylor Park. 

MRUSD Board Meeting. Agenda. Zoom Meeting Link.
Wednesday, December 21st. 6:00 to 9:00 PM. Location: St. Albans Town Educational Center

Winter Break - No School
Friday, December 23rd - Monday, January 2nd.


Link to All the Known Important Dates for the full 2022-2023 School Year


December 2022

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5

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December 23-30 Winter Break - No School

January 2nd Winter Break - No School



RENAISSANCE FOOD COLLECTION AT SCHOOL




We reached 519 food items on Friday 12-2-2022! That means we have 481 more food items to go! That means we’re a little over halfway to the school-wide popcorn party!  We encourage you to donate! 


Thank you!



PICTURES



VOYAGERS/IMAGINATION MENTORING SESSION

Once again the Voyagers 5th graders and Imagination 1st graders were paired for an activity on a Friday (12-2-2022). Ms. Bachand shared pictures of the students spelling and doing math on table tops covered with shaving cream. Quite a bit of mess. Lots of fun. 12-2-2022.  Link to 21 Pictures.




SPANISH CLASS - PRITCHARD

Students have been learning Spanish through project-based-learning tasks. In this case, Ms. Pritchard asked students to pick a Central or South American city and make up to four slides about it. They had to note the present season of year where their chosen city is located and express what the weather is like with a few specific temperature or rainfall numbers. They also had to present an activity they would like to do there, what time it would take place and for how long. The cost of the activity would also need to be mentioned. Colorful pictures of the city and activities needed to be found. Finally, they had to bravely stand in front of their peers and present their slide show in Spanish. They all did extremely well and will clearly be ready to launch into more extensive Spanish language classes once they move on to BFA. Link to 7 Photos.




ENTERPRISING 8TH GRADERS DOING CLEAN-UP SERVICE WORK AROUND SCHOOL

Please check out this 30-second video explaining what these students have been doing and what they are offering. This is a great student-made video.




VOYAGERS - BASHAW

10-Second Video Clip of Voyagers conducting paper airplane trials. 




REMINDER TO FAMILIES ABOUT LOST AND FOUND ITEMS

Families, your student’s missing clothing may be found on the coat rack or milk crates just past the lobby when entering the building. Come claim your missed item. Thank you.




MONTH of CODE 2022

Exploring computer science with creativity and fun at St Albans City School


The Month of Code Mystery Awaits!  Watch this first movie to get background information on Detective Botley.



ATHLETICS - CHEERLEADING & BASKETBALL COMPETITION SCHEDULE


Link to St. Albans City School Athletics Calendar Webpage


Please contact Wendy Trainer with any questions. 802-527-0565 ext 3781



MEALS LISTED ON THE PUBLISHED ABBEY MENU Link to the abbey menu site


BREAKFAST                                                          

MONDAY

Blueberry Muffin 

Bagel w/ Cream Cheese


LUNCH

MONDAY

Meatball Sub (Beef & Chicken Meatballs 

Maple Baked Beans Garden Pasta Salad


Please advise us if special meal accommodations are required for allergens or other special dietary needs.



BIRTHDAYS (This past weekend and this Monday)


STUDENT FIRST NAME

STUDENT LAST NAME

BIRTHDAY

Logan

Davis

12/4

Daniel

Lykens

12/5

Ciara

Crandall

12/5

Savannah

Joyal

12/5



STAFF FIRST NAME

STAFF LAST NAME

BIRTHDAY

Ms. Kristen

Murphy

12/3

Mr. Joshua

Ransom

12/3

Mr. Matthew

Allen

12/3



If your name has been omitted in error, please contact Mitch Craib mcraib@maplerun.org


WEATHER TODAY


WEATHER OVER THE NEXT FOUR DAYS



SKIING OPPORTUNITY FOR 6TH-8TH GRADERS


Jay Peak Season’s Pass


We will have a limited number of Jay Peak Season’s Passes for students in grades 6-8. These will be useful for families that ski. Discounted equipment rentals are available. Transportation to and from the mountain is not included. Yet, for students that will have access to use this pass, we want to make it available. 


Any student that would like to have access to a pass and feels they will be able to make use of it, please write a letter of request to Mr. Craib and explain how you are a Safe, Achieving, Caring member of our school community.  Mr. Craib will create the list that goes to Jay Peak. The deadline for letters of request is December 9th



LIBRARY BOOKS


Check out some of the books in our library that honor and celebrate human rights!



William Still's parents escaped slavery but had to leave two of their children behind, a tragedy that haunted the family. As a young man, William went to work for the Pennsylvania Anti-Slavery Society, where he raised money, planned rescues, and helped freedom seekers who had traveled north. One day, a strangely familiar man came into William's office, searching for information about his long-lost family. Could it be?  Motivated by his own family's experience, William Still began collecting the stories of thousands of other freedom seekers. As a result, he was able to reunite other families and build a remarkable source of information, including encounters with Harriet Tubman, Henry "Box" Brown, and William and Ellen Craft.


Ever since she was a little girl, Jane Addams hoped to help people in need. She wanted to live right in the middle of the roughest, poorest communities and create a place where people could go to find food, work, and help. In 1889, she bought a house in a run-down Chicago neighborhood and turned it into a settlement home, adding on playgrounds, kindergartens, and a public bath. By 1907, Hull House included thirteen buildings. And by the early 1920s, more than 9,000 people visited Jane's home each week. An inspiration to all, Jane Addams continues to be a role model to girls and women of all ages. 




DRAMA OPPORTUNITY - Complete form By Monday December 5th

 

Students in grades 4-8 who are interested in drama, please fill out this form. Rehearsals will begin some time after December Break. Ms. Maher is hoping to hold auditions for specific roles before December break. 

 

Thank you.



WREATHS ACROSS AMERICA


What is Wreaths Across America?


It is a program where we honor deceased veterans by putting wreaths on their graves. Team USA is working with local Veterans groups to enhance the tradition throughout our community.  Students will be holding a ceremony on December 16th at Mt Calvary Cemetery in St. Albans, VT. This is a national event held each December.  For more information visit www.wreathsacrossamerica.org


Please consider supporting these efforts. Order form. Completed forms can be delivered to Team USA.



Thank you,  Team USA



COVID GUIDANCE FROM THE NURSES Go to this Link for what to do.


MESSAGE FOR FAMILIES REGARDING OPERATION HAPPINESS Link to information about United Way's food and gifts for the holiday season 802-393-4442.


SUBSTITUTES NEEDED For more information click on this link