Weekly Newsletter Sept. 30, 2022 Vol. 1, Issue 9
From the PrinciPAL!
- Rainbow of Smiling Faces
- 4th Grade Feature
- Epic A.J.
- Clear the Halls
- Week 5 Announcers
- October 3-7 Lunch Menu
- October 6- Open House from 6:00-7:00 PM
- October 7- Early Release at 12:30
- October 10- Indigenous Peoples' Day, No School
School Nurse Notes
- Immunization Clinics
Community Events & Opportunities
- We are still hiring!
From the PrinciPAL
A Fabulous Week 5!
Dear Caregivers, Families, and Friends,
RMCS Students participated in a school-wide art collaboration to celebrate our school community, “Rick Marcotte Central School, where Everybody is Somebody.” Each K-5 student chose one color to use in a mini self-portrait. Once all the portraits were complete, Mrs. Lewis arranged them in rainbow order to create a mural. Together, our students painted an incredible Rainbow of Smiling Faces. I'm very impressed by our young artists, and you should be, too!
I'm excited to showcase the 4th Grade in this week's PrinciPAL report. Fourth graders are studying geology in science class and working on character studies in literacy. Grayson, an artist and author, is showcasing his first comic strip of the year in his soon-to-be weekly column, Epic A.J.! Fourth graders, YOU ROCK! That's geology, get it?
RMCS conducted our first Clear the Halls Drill on Thursday. This is one of the required safety drills by the Vermont Agency of Education. Clear the Halls means that all students stay in their classroom or the nearest room with an adult in order to keep students out of hallways, bathrooms or other common areas. Students stay in that location with an adult until the drill is complete. Classes continue during a clear the halls.
We have used elementary-appropriate language and guidance to introduce a variety of safety drills to our students. The language is consistent across all classrooms and designed to instruct students to stay calm, check in with an adult, and look and listen for directions. Part of the social story used with students and written by Amy Kelliher, Kindergarten teacher, focuses on the acronym PAL for students to remember when there is a drill alarm or announcement.
P - Pause and take a deep breath
A - find the nearest Adult
L - Look and Listen for directions from the adult
Have a wonderful weekend, and Happy October!
Creating Theories about Characters in 4th Grade
Open House at RMCS
Thursday, October 6, from 6:00 to 7:00 PM
We hope you can join us!
Week 5 Announcers!
What's for Lunch?
Hey, there, WOLF PACK, don't miss the October 2nd deadline!
The Wolves Wear Store is now open. Place your order by October 2nd!
The SBHS Homecoming is October 10-15. Be sure to check out a game at the SBHS campus!
October 7, 2022- Early Release at 12:30 PM
Monday, October 10- Indigenous Peoples' Day- No School
News from the Library
Please check your child's folder for an updated note (yellow) on how we are handling lost or damaged books this year. I want to make sure everyone knows that the note does not mean your child has a missing book, rather it is just communication on how we will handle lost or damaged books moving forward.
As always, please reach out with any questions!
Annie Allardyce (RMCS Librarian)
- Most of the time flu activity peaks between December and February.
- Flu vaccine can keep you from getting sick with flu.
- All persons aged 6 months of age and older are recommended for annual flu vaccination, with rare exception.
- See who should and who should not get a flu shot HERE. For more general flu vaccine information, look HERE.
IMMUNIZATION CLINIC - BURLINGTON
- New to the area? Still catching up on vaccinations (for your child or you)?
- Make an appointment at the Burlington Immunization Clinic. Call to learn more and schedule: # 802-951-0076
- The Vermont Department of Health provides vaccinations at no charge for those who are under 65 years old and who meet the following criteria:
*A patient of a medical practice that cannot receive vaccine from the Vermont Vaccines for Children & Adults program
NEXT CLINIC: MONDAY: OCTOBER 2, 2022 FROM 1:00PM TO 3:00PM
Be Kind, Stay Well!
The RMCS PTO Invites You to Get Involved!
Thank You, Healthy Living and Northfield Savings Bank!
Thank you to the PTO for continuing to meet the needs of all our students at RMCS. A big shout out and thank you to Healthy Living and Northfield Savings Bank for their generous donations of water bottles. We go through those like, well...water!
It's Time to Collect Boxtops!
Upcoming Deadline: ADD YOUR CONTACT INFO TO THE PTO FAMILY DIRECTORY
The RMCS PTO publishes a family directory each year - free of charge. The directory is used for families to contact other parents, make play date plans, send birthday party invites, etc. If you would like your student(s) to be included, please fill out our online form or the paper copy today. (The online form is preferred, please!) Information is due OCTOBER 7th. Thank you!
Community Events & Opportunities
South Burlington Public Library Events
Mini-Metro Registration for the 2022-2023 Season
Greetings to Returning Families!
Mini Metro is a competitive club basketball program for players in grades 5-8. Games are played indoors every Sunday along with typically 2-3 practices each week. South Burlington is organizing both girls and boys teams at the 5-6th and 7-8th grade levels for the upcoming season, which is expected to start in late-October.
Details are still being developed by those coordinating the league, but we're reaching out to collect contact info for interested players at all levels. The registration form can be found here: Mini Metro Registration Form. Please complete by Friday, 10/7 as we're anticipating a tryout date the weekend of October 15-16.
-Coaches Ryan Navin (girls varsity) and Sol Bayer-Pacht (boys varsity)
Opportunities at Rick Marcotte Central School
RMCS is still hiring. Please contact us about joining our team if you qualify for these openings. Training will be provided for all new hires.
- Special Educator
- Health Teacher
- Interventionists - working 1:1 with students who have Individualized Education Plans
- Recess and Lunchroom Monitors
Stephanie Sumner, Assistant Principal & Lissa McDonald, Interim Principal
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com
Location: Rick Marcotte Central School, 200 Market Street, South Burlington, VT, USA