WEEKLY FAMILY FOCUS March 12, 2021

RICK MARCOTTE CENTRAL SCHOOL Principal Kathleen Kilbourne

DATES OF IMPORTANCE- MARK YOUR CALENDARS

March 14th- TIME CHANGE- "Spring Ahead" one hour

March 17th- In-service for teachers, NO SCHOOL


April 1st and 2nd will be half days am in school/pm Parent Conferences

April 13th- PTO at 6:30 pm on zoom...all are welcome!

April 19th-23rd SPRING BREAK

MAPLE MOON LUNCH, LIVE MUSIC and MORE!

MAPLE MOON- a gathering of traditions Walk at Wheeler Nature Park with Family and Friends! March 20th -- Free Flatbread Lunch, Live Music, and More!

The Maple Moon—a traditional seasonal observance of Spring’s abundance— is vital importance to Abenaki culture.


Where: The Wheeler Homestead 1100 Dorset St, South Burlington, VT 05403

Park at Veteran’s Memorial Lot and Look for Tent with the Park and Rec logo to receive your Free Lunch Tickets!!!


When: March 20th - 11:00 (75 guests) and 12:30 (75 guests) ] Free Event and Lunch. First come, first served.

FALL 2021 Kindergarten Registration

Registration will open for Incoming Kindergarten students on March 1, 2021. If you would like to register a student who will be 5 on or before September 1, 2021, please visit www.sbschools.net/register .

School Registration / Home

South Burlington School District Online Registration link

www.sbschools.net

Girls On The Run

GIRLS ON THE RUN

This is an afterschool program offered to girls in grades 3-5. They meet 2 times/week. It not only teaches girls about healthy choices and exercise, but it also gives girls self-confidence!

Courtney Kutler at courtneykutler@yahoo.com

You can also check out these websites:

Girls on the Run Vermont: https://www.gotrvt.org/

Girls on the Run: https://www.girlsontherun.org/

Health Updates from the School Nurses

HEALTH OFFICE UPDATES


DO I NEED TO QUARANTINE?


This chart includes information about General Quarantine Guidance, if you had COVID-19, and if you are Vaccinated:

Vermont COVID-19 Quarantine Guidelines chart (click).

WHAT DOES QUARANTINE MEAN AGAIN?

Quarantine is used to keep someone who might have been exposed to COVID-19 away from other people. Quarantine means you need to stay home and away from other people for 14 days. This means you can’t do any activities outside of your home, like going to school, work, or out to do errands. You should separate yourself from others and check yourself for symptoms. For more details visit here.


People who are under quarantine should wear a mask in common spaces (in their home), use a separate bathroom (if possible), eat separately, and otherwise not be in close contact with others in the household who are not under quarantine. Be sure to disinfect commonly touched surfaces, and be aware of symptoms for 14 days.


TESTING

The Vermont Health Department encourages testing as a critical tool to slowing the spread of the virus. The sooner you know if you have the virus, the sooner you can protect yourself, your loved ones and your community.

COVID-19 PCR Testing Sites:

  • If you/your student has symptoms of COVID-19, contact your health care provider first, to determine if testing is needed. If you don't have a health care provider, call 2-1-1 to connect to care.

  • If you/your student are not sick, but need a test, consider scheduling a test at a pop-up site on the Health Department's website: "Where to Get Tested," through your provider, or call the Health Department @ 863-7240.


COVID VACCINE: PHASE 5

  • Vermonters with certain high-risk health conditions are able to make vaccine appointments beginning on these dates:

    • March 8, 2021: ages 55 and older with one or more high-risk health conditions (listed here)
    • March 11, 2021: ages 16 and older with one or more high-risk health conditions

  • Visit "Getting the COVID-19 Vaccine" site on the health department's website by clicking here.
  • If you know someone who can't make an appointment online or needs to speak with someone in a language other than English, call: 855-722-7878.

Mr. Cunningham is a SUPER READER...We have spirit, Yes we do! We have spirit, how about you?

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Officer Bri shares story time with our SUPER READERS!

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Creative Arts Rotation Schedule for Spring

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COMMON ROOTS and Farm to School -Maple Syrup

Hello South Burlington Families and Friends!


We are entering the sweetest time of year in Vermont - Maple Season! As the air gets warmer during the day and cool at night, the sap in our native sugar maple trees begins to flow. The process of collecting sap and boiling it down to a syrup is a long-time tradition here in Vermont, thanks to the discovery by the Abenaki people. For many years, this has been a time to bring the community together to share the first harvest from the Earth - a sweet treat that will wake us and energize us after a long cold winter.


This coming week in Farm to School, we will find some energy in maple-inspired yoga and discussed the “Sap to Syrup” process. Did you know that it takes 40 gallons of sap to get one gallon of maple syrup?! We took some time to give gratitude to those who have worked so hard to collect and boil down all of that sap for us to enjoy - all while enjoying some carrot fritters with syrup drizzled on top! We hope you give this recipe a try at home.


Carrot Fritters with Maple Syrup

Makes about 6-8 fritters


Ingredients:

● 2 cups carrot, grated (2-3 medium-sized carrots)

● 1 chia seed “egg” - 1 Tbsp chia seeds and 2.5 Tbsp water

● 1 Tbsp maple syrup (plus more to drizzle on top when serving)

● 2 heaping Tbsp corn flour

● ⅛ tsp cinnamon

● Salt, generous pinch

● Olive oil, for frying in the pan


Directions:

1. Grate your carrot, using a box grater or food processor.

2. Make the chia seed egg by combining the chia seeds and water in a small bowl. Set aside for 2-3 minutes until the mixture thickens.

3. Combine the grated carrot, corn flour, cinnamon, and salt in a large mixing bowl.

4. Add the chia egg and maple syrup to the carrot mixture.

5. Heat 2 Tbsp of olive oil in a pan over medium heat.

6. While the pan is heating, shape your carrot mixture into small thin patties.

7. Fry the patties in the pan until crispy and golden brown - about 3 min on each side.

8. Serve with a drizzle of warm maple syrup.


Fun fact: The Abenaki name for tree sap is “wskidakuam” (pronounced whs-kee-dah-koo-ahm). Can you say that?


News from the Common Roots Farm at South Village: Our Farmstand memberships are filling up fast! Join us this summer by purchasing a membership to get great deals on produce grown on our organic farm, along with local meats, cheese, dry goods and other artisan products. Find more info on our website at commonroots.org.


Till next month, Nourish to Flourish!

Lauren Jones, Common Roots - Farm to School Educator

South Burlington Youth Baseball & Softball

South Burlington Youth Baseball & Softball has been providing a safe, healthy way for kids to make friends and stay active for 40 years.


REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN for ages 5 to 12, best of all T-Ball is now being offered free of charge!


Sign up today at www.sbybs.com


  • Scholarships available for all league ages
  • State and local safety and social distancing recommendations are strictly enforced
  • Your child will improve their game and learn important life skills
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Family Resources from Howard Center

Caregiving is hard enough without a global health pandemic! Now more than ever, it is CRITICAL that we encourage our caregivers to practice diligent self-care. Our health depends on it, and the health of our children depends on it. It is difficult for caregivers to put themselves first – and we know they are equally as deserving and in need of it. Please consider using these helpful resources.

The Importance of Care for Caregivers (National Association of School Psychologists)

Parenting During Coronavirus: You are Enough (PBS Kids)

Parent/Caregiver Guide to Helping Families Cope (National Child Traumatic Stress Network)

COVID Support VT (from 211)

Apps for Self-Care and Wellness

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Need Help with Technology? Use this link to access Tech supports!

Visit the RMCS website at sbschools.net or just click on this link for tech support!


https://sites.google.com/sbschools.net/sbsdedtechforstudentsfamilies/home