ADL Announcements 4/01/2021
(These are sent each Thursday school is in session.)
- Thursday, April, 1, 6:30 PM, PAWS virtual meeting (join below)
Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC) Testing:
We will begin administering the Smarter Balanced Assessment (SBACs) in grades 6-8 on Monday, April 12th. These assessments will be administered during students in-person days April 12th -30th.
- Mon-Fri, April 19-23, Spring Break (no school)
PAWS VIRTUAL MEETING
Amanda Ahmadi is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Topic: ADL PAWS Meeting
Time: Apr 1, 2021 06:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
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Meeting ID: 871 9458 1302
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FUNDS FOR GROCERIES AVAILABLE!
Families that qualify for free/reduced meals might also be eligible for Pandemic EBT (P-EBT) funds!! In order to receive these additional P-EBT funds, families MUST first have an approved free or reduced meal application on file. If you have not submitted an application yet, please consider doing so by going to MySchoolApps.com or visiting the EWSD Child Nutrition Website for more information on qualifying.
If you already have an approved application on file from last school year or this school year, you do not need to submit another application.
For more information please visit this list of frequently asked questions on P-EBT benefits.
If you have questions about the free and reduced meal application, please contact the EWSD Child nutrition office at email@example.com.
Do you love the Marvel Universe? Here's a new student-run club you might like!
A description from the founders: "In Marvel Club we will meet once a week to talk about upcoming shows or movies or comic books and theories people have behind them. Anyone could post things on the club classroom (like blogs or quizzes they made or their Marvel art). It will just be a fun space for Marvel fans to talk." This club will meet virtually on Wednesdays.
Contact Ms. Classen if you have any questions. firstname.lastname@example.org
The E.Y.E. (Essex Youth Empowerment) Club
Meets virtually every Wednesday at 10:00 (meet.google.com/cne-sihd-poa). This is a new club with a goal to empower youth to be advocates for healthy choices in their own lives and in their communities. We welcome new members any time. Nurse Jenna is the advisor. We hope to see you at the next meeting!
Library Assistant Mrs. Donahey will be the Yearbook advisor this year. Please email Mrs. Donahey at email@example.com if you'd like to help with the Yearbook. Students from all grades are needed, so email Mrs. Donahey if you think you might be interested.
Do you like history? Fascinated by different eras? Are you an expert on a particular event?
Then you should join the History Club! This is a new, student-run club that will meet virtually on Wednesdays. If you'd like to join, please contact Ms. Classen in the library. firstname.lastname@example.org
Mrs. Zimmerman is starting the math club virtually on Mondays! It will be from 3:30 until 4:15. Please email Mrs. Zimmerman for the meeting invite. email@example.com
PRIDE club will be meeting on Tuesdays and Fridays from 3:15-4:00 in the band room. There is a limit for in-person attendance so please let us know if you are attending. If you are interested in attending virtually we can send you the link. Please email : Samantha Donahey firstname.lastname@example.org or Mrs. Williams email@example.com. Hopefully we will see you soon.
There will be two sessions of after school art club starting in January for Cohort B students. The club will run for 8 weeks from 3:15-4:30.
There are only 20 spots available so if you are interested, please email Mrs. Logan. Sign up will be first come first serve. firstname.lastname@example.org
Wondering what to do with your middle schooler this summer? Let them enjoy a summer filled with activities and experiences specifically geared towards middle school aged youth. We have two exciting opportunities for middle schoolers this summer:
- Camp STAR: For students entering grades 6-9. Based out of ADL Middle School, this camp features a morning swim program at Maple Street Park, a weekly field trip, group activities, arts, sports, and outdoor experiences catered to the many unique interests of these middle schoolers. Campers will be active and engaged in a variety of ways to make the summer fly by!
- Camp Venture: For students entering grades 4-6. Enjoy some of the many opportunities for outdoor exploration this great state has to offer! Each week, campers will experience a variety of adventurous outdoor pursuits such as mountain biking, rock climbing, hiking, visiting swimming holes, learning survival skills, and so much more. While pick-up and drop-off will happen at a central location, this camp spends the entirety of the day off-site, departing at 8:30 and returning by 4:30. We will travel to a new destination every day to experience beautiful scenery and exciting thrills, and this will include a full day each week at Essex Rec’s very own Indian Brook Reservoir. Your camper will come home exhausted, exhilarated, and eager for more!
For details about cost, hours, dates, and more, please visit www.essexrec.org to view our brochure. The brochure will be live online on Friday, 2/12, at which point the Request for Registration survey will be live as well. The form will close on 2/28. The link to the Request for Registration form will also be located at www.essexrec.org. There are hard copies of the brochure at the office at both EMS and ADL that your student can pick up, or you can pick one up by stopping by the Essex Rec service window at 75 Maple Street between 10-2 weekdays..
Essex Rec utilizes an online registration format to alleviate long lines and wait time. Families will have two weeks to fill out the electronic Request for Registration form. The order of when the form is completed will have no effect on registration status, as Essex Rec awards participation credits and enrolls families based on this credit score. More information about this process can be found on the Registration Information page of the brochure. Please note: Completing the request for registration form does not, in any way, guarantee your child a spot in one of Essex Rec’s Full Day Licensed Summer Camps. We will begin calling families who have filled out the form for formal registration starting the week of March 1.
We are excited for another fun summer and can’t wait to see many of you there! Please email Maureen Gillard at email@example.com with any additional questions.
Middle School MetroRock (540910 D)
Calling all thrill seekers! MetroRock’s five week climbing and adventure program is the place to be. With 16,000 square feet of climbing and a high ropes adventure course with over 20 different elements, the possibilities are endless. Join us as your child builds confidence, makes new friends, stays active and has a blast.
Grades 6-8 | MetroRock
Wed, March 10-April 17 | 9:30-11:30AM
Instructor: MetroRock Instructors
It's All About Being A Middle School Teen
An Open and Genuine Youth Discussion Series for Middle School Youth Grades 6-8.
February 3rd - April 7th
Wednesdays 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Link to more information
About the Series
It's all about being a middle school teen is a virtual discussion series designed specifically to address topics and risk factors that middle school youth throughout Vermont are faced with daily. Facilitated by PCAVTand Essex Teen Center youth participants will engage in important interpersonal discussions with other youth while they learn about how to navigate, participate, and create personal growth for themselves in a caring, safe, and supportive environment. Youth may participate in as many of the discussions as they are interested, but space is limited to 20 youth per topic and registration is first come first serve.
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