October 16, 2020
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IMPORTANT: Please complete this Thanksgiving and Christmas travel/visitor survey!
As we approach the high travel/increased visitors seasons of Thanksgiving and Christmas, we need to better understand the plans of both staff and families. Should a significant portion of our school community choose to travel out-of-state or host visitors from out-of-state, we will need to examine quarantine requirements and how these requirements will impact our ability to provide in-person learning during the quarantine periods after both breaks. We may consider voluntarily moving to distance learning for two weeks after both breaks.
Please take a moment to complete this survey to help the school collect the necessary data to make an informed decision. Click here to take the survey.
Free Meals Extended to the end of the school year!
Who says there is no such thing as a free meal? Not BJAMS!The USDA announced on Friday, October 9 that students will continue to receive free meals (breakfast and lunch) through the end of the school year! Hip hip hooray!
Also, should the school transition into distance learning, Mrs. Gentle, Mrs. Z, and Mrs. Fisher will provide meals to those who sign up on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays (just like last year).
Trunk or Treat Update from the PTO!
75 students are interested in attending this event.
38 adults will be in attendance.
14 vehicles have signed up to be a "trunk" which is inclusive of the 38 adults who will attend.
Trunk or Treat
Friday, Oct. 30th, 5:30-6:30pm
680 Laporte Road
A few reminders:
- All attendees must be masked (costume masks do not count as being masked).
- All attendees must have an adult present the entire time their student is present.
- Physical distancing must still be practiced.
- Like all school events, this is an alcohol-free, smoke-free, and vape-free event.
- If you have signed up to be a trunk, please be considerate of allergies when picking up your candy to distribute.
- We will have a few teal pumpkins that will have non-food items for distribution.
- The school will not be open, so please be sure to have your student use the restroom before arriving.
- Please bring tongs from home to distribute your candy/items. This will aid in keeping everyone safe!
RSVPs are enabled for this event.
Wreath PTO Fundraiser - Deadline Approaching
This is the last Friday Notes reminder before the close of wreath orders next Thursday. Please bear in mind that we cannot accept any late orders, so get those last minute orders in now! Be sure to send the order form in your student'(s) backpack to school by Oct. 22nd.
Helpful Timelines from the Vermont Department of Health
Fourth Installment from the USCCB's Pastoral Letter Condemning the Sin of Racism
Community Garden Update
That's our baby spinach and kale sprouting!
This week's topic...
Pollinator and cover crops. We learned a lot from Master Gardener, Denise Greene.
Red Clover planting
It's super hardy, so we are excited and can't wait to see it come up this fall and next spring!
A super rainy Monday = paper sailor and bishop mitres (hats)!
Coming Up Next
Oct 16 - Online apparel store closes today
Oct 20 - Picture Retakes
Oct 22 - Wreath orders due - Run Wild registration closes
Oct 23 - No School
Oct 30 - Half Day; Dismissal is at 12:00 sharp (no ASP available on half days)
Oct 30 - Trunk of Treat event - 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm (RSVP required)
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