Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Early Release Tuesdays

As you know, all PK-8 schools in CSSU will have an early release day on Tuesdays throughout the year.


Beginning on Tuesday, September 6th, students will be released to the buses at 2:00 in order to provide an extra hour of professional development for all SCS employees each week.   All CSSU K-8 schools have chosen to blend this time with our weekly faculty meeting time, providing a consistent weekly two hour opportunity for professional development.  We are very excited to have time set aside within the work day to complete the many  trainings and classes that are needed to keep current in our jobs.   
Like all completely new opportunities, how this is organized and structured is going to be a work in progress but we are incredibly excited about that regular collaboration it is going to bring for our learning, and that of our students.  We realize that many families may need child care during this time, so we have scheduled a number of opportunities available to your child(ren).  We will update our web page regularly to include additional opportunities as they become available.


Imagine After School (IAS) - IAS will be operating as usual on Tuesdays, just starting an hour earlier. They will have additional programming to keep students engaged.  Details will be finalized over the next weeks.  We will keep you informed as these details unfold.
Art and Craft Sampler -
Tuesdays, 2:00-3:30 pm at The Shelburne Craft School
Instructor:  Mikayla Johnson
Price:  $165/session
Limit:  10, Ages 6-10
**Please bring a snack**
Every month we will learn about famous artists, crafters and inventors. Then we will explore a wide range of arts and crafts media to make works of art that reflect various techniques.  Try painting, clay, mosaic, cartooning, wood sculptures and so much more. You will learn about different materials, processes, color, design and have fun in this hands-on class.
Session 1 Sept 6-Nov 15 (11 classes) up to Thanksgiving break Register Here
Session 2 Nov 29-Feb 21 (12 classes) up to Feb break Register Here
Session 3 Mar 7-May 23 (11 classes) no early releases after May 23 Register Here




Shelburne Kids Activities Together(SKAT) & SCS ACCESS:   Here are some of the upcoming activities to look out for specifically on Tuesdays.  Please check the SCS homepage for more details and online registration to follow later in the week.  The first SKAT session for students in grades 5-8 will begin on 9/12/16.
  • FRENCH CLUB:  Tuesdays from 2:00 to 3:15 for K-1st students, Wednesdays for 2nd-3rd students and Thursdays for 3rd-4th students.  Enrollment is limited.  Online registration begins on Thursday, August 18th.  
  • “VERMONT TO ZAMBIA” SCS to the Acacia School in Livingstone, Zambia: This will be a two-way communication between schools which will establish interactions between middle schoolers to learn about each other and to discover the differences and similarities in ways of living on two continents.  Tuesdays 2:00 - 3:15
  • STRING ART:  String, nails, wood, paint and ideas will all be incorporated to make up beautiful pieces of artwork during this class!  Tuesdays 2:00 - 3:15
  • LEGO ROBOTICS:  Take the challenge! This class will learn to program both NXT and EV3 robots in preparation for a competition to be held at Norwich University mid December as well as some local competitions. Tuesday & Wednesday 3:00 - 4:15.  Look for an upcoming “Lego Wall to “appear” at SCS!

***ALSO, STUDENT EMERGENCY PERMISSION FORMS WILL BE SENT ELECTRONICALLY TO ALL FAMILIES ON FRIDAY, 8/18/16, THROUGH CHALKSCHOOLS.  IF YOU DO NOT RECEIVE THIS EMAIL, PLEASE CHECK YOUR SPAM FOLDER.  IF IT’S NOT THERE, PLEASE CONTACT PATTY SPAGNOLO, (802-383-1119).  WE MUST HAVE THESE COMPLETED FORMS IN ORDER FOR YOUR CHILD(REN) TO PARTICIPATE IN ANY OFF CAMPUS ACTIVITIES (FIELD TRIPS).  THANK YOU!***

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