Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Week of April 11

Greetings!  Today, we are posting many upcoming important dates; first, though, is a picture of 2 students with some of the 50+ origami butterflies we made recently.  We are sending these butterflies to the Committee on Temporary Shelter in Burlington.  
That organization is trying to break a world record for origami butterflies 
in celebration of their 35th anniversary.

Important papers and dates:
1) last Friday, students received a newsletter with a "placement/feedback" paper for 7th grade; those papers do not have to be returned, although you are encouraged to provide the feedback (thank you in advance)

2) Wednesday, students received an informational page to take home about Pick-a-Time (conferences are coming up in early May)

3 Dates: 
April 13:      we will watch the school play
April 20:      Jump-rope for Heart (at 1:30 that day)
April 21:      1/2 day for students
April 24-28: spring break for students
May 3-8:      conferences
May 5:         1/2 day for students
May 16-19:  6th grade window for the real SBAC tests

Friday, March 24, 2017

Friday, March 24, 2017

Have a great weekend!  Below is a poor video of a really good science project -- the student made a live model of a symbiotic relationship!  A beta fish and bamboo plant co-exist.


Monday, March 20, 2017

Week of March 20

Please note the following schedule change (related to the letters that were sent home last week):

John Halligan Presentation for students in grades 6th-8th

As you know, SATEC has implemented a comprehensive bullying prevention program. We are
committed to taking serious, proactive steps to curb a problem that is found in schools everywhere.
Mr. John Halligan will be presenting the story surrounding his son’s suicide to our 6th-8th graders on Tuesday, March 21st at 1:30pm (This date has been changed from the original letter that stated he would be here on 3/22).

Mr. Halligan will tell the story of Ryan and the factors that led up to his son’s suicide. The students will gain a perspective from inside a family of a child who is a victim of bullying and cyber-bullying. They will also gain awareness about the signs and risk of teenage suicide and how to best to help a friend. As part of Mr. Halligan’s presentation, students will have the chance to ask him questions. We encourage you to visit a website named for his son: for more information.

Because of the sensitive nature of the topic, we wanted to inform you about it in advance. We
encourage you to ask your child about the presentation and discuss it together. If for any reason, you
would prefer that your child not attend this presentation, please send a written note to your child’s homeroom teacher by 8:30am on Tuesday, March 21st.

Friday, March 17, 2017

There were a few shenanigans today, yet we managed to enjoy ourselves!  Have a great weekend!

Monday, March 13, 2017

Week of March 13

Today, students received copies of forms for our final Jay Peak trip.  The forms are due on Wednesday, March 22 (the trip is scheduled for the following Tuesday, March 28).

Students' science reports are due on Wednesday.

Students are welcome to wear as much green as they can manage for Friday, and we will post a photo to show off the results!

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Thursday, March 9, 2017

Week of March 8

Welcome back to school!  We hope you had a great vacation!

Thursday, March 9, is/was our trip to the Flynn to see the Vermont Symphony Orchestra with members of the Vermont Youth Orchestra.

March 28 is our last trip date for jay Peak -- at this point, we are assuming that conditions will still allow us to go.

As an interesting bit of information, these are 3 links we have looked at briefly in class to follow animals using web cameras:

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Week of February 20:

Week of February 20

Monday - red, white, and blue day
Tuesday - twin with someone
Wednesday - dress for your future (what will you be)
Thursday - sports
Friday - wear red

Vacation begins next week!