WEEKLY FAMILY FOCUS Jan. 17, 2022

RICK MARCOTTE CENTRAL SCHOOL Principal Kathleen Kilbourne

"The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character – that is the goal of true education."- Martin Luther King

Please send pictures or copies of your student's COVID VACINNATION CARD to Nurse Cannon at mcannon@sbschools.net. Their vaccination status will determine the next steps if they are a close contact in a positive case case in our school community.

Important Dates:

DATES TO REMEMBER:


Jan 28th- Early Release at 12:30


Feb. 4th- Report Cards go home

Feb 8th- PTO Meeting on Zoom 6:00- 7:00pm

Feb 11th- Early Release Day, 12:30 dismissal

Feb. 21- Mar. 1 Winter Break

Feb. 23rd- Technicool Presentation for Parents- Internet Safety (see below)


PTO MEETING DATES: PTO Meetings are held the 2nd Tuesday of each month, via zoom.

2/8/22

3/8/22

4/12/22

5/10/22

SCHOOL NURSE NOTES

GET THE MOST PROTECTION WITH A BOOSTER SHOT!

You should get a booster if you are 12 or older and you received:

  • your Johnson & Johnson vaccine at least two months ago or
  • your second dose of Moderna vaccine at least six months ago or
  • your second dose of Pfizer vaccine at least five months ago


COVID19 Pfizer Booster Clinics for Students

The SBSD, in partnership with the Vermont Department of Health, will be holding FREE COVID19 Pfizer booster clinics for eligible students on January 20 during the school day at SBHS and January 21 during the school day at FHTMS. To find out more, check out SBHS Information here and here for FHTMS specific Information. Pre Registration is required on the VT Dept of Health Event Portal. We are encouraging anyone who is eligible, to please get your booster or if you haven’t already, get vaccinated. You can find a list of vaccine clinics here.


A Note on Masks

At this week’s press briefing from the Governor, Dr. Mark Levine mentioned the importance of ensuring that one wears a high quality mask (Kn95, etc.) in indoor spaces and when around others. At a minimum, layering a surgical mask over a cloth mask is recommended. We highly encourage staff and students to wear these types of masks to help bolster protection for oneself and others.


PLEASE SEND ME A COPY OF YOUR CHILD'S COVID VACCINATION CARD AFTER YOUR CHILD HAS THEIR SECOND DOSE.

Do any of these look familiar? Missing anything? Please label all your child's belongings with their name.

Slip Sliding Away at Recess!

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RMCS has open positions for:

Interventionists- Full time

Behavior Facilitator- Full time

Recess/Lunch Supervisors (3 hours a day)

Substitute Teachers ( 1full time floating sub, 5 days a week)

Substitute Teachers- Flexible scheduling

Please apply via SchoolSpring.com or call Kathleen Kilbourne for more information at 652-7201.

Parenting Supports from Prevent Child Abuse VT

Greetings from the Family Support Team at PCAVT!


Please see below for upcoming programs, ALL ON ZOOM. All programs are being offered over Zoom and are FREE to Vermont residents. Each of the sessions will run for between 60-90 minutes – on average, it takes 12 sessions to complete the program and receive a certificate of completion.


Please feel free to contact Michelle Richling, Family Support Programs Director, at mrichling@pcavt.org or 802-498-0623, with any questions or be in touch with us at familysupport@pcavt.org or 1-800-CHILDREN if you are interested in attending any of these programs.


Circle of Parents

Circle of Parents is a professionally facilitated, peer led

support group for parents and other caregivers.


Ongoing Groups:


• Circle of Parents with Children Identifying as LGBTQ (Weds at 6:30 pm)

• Circle of Parents for Single Moms - (Thursdays at 5:00 pm)

• Circle of Parents of Teens - (Mondays at 10:00 am)

• Circle of Support for Moms of Color (Wednesdays at 10:00 am)

• Circle of Parents in Recovery (Wednesdays at 5:30 pm)

• Circle of Parents (open to all) (Thursdays at 10:00 am)

• Circle for Adoptive & Post-Permanent Families (Thursdays at 5:00 pm)

• Circle for Adoptive & Post-Permanent Families (Thursdays at 8:00 pm)


Nurturing Parenting Programs


Nurturing Parenting Programs are curriculum-based, parenting education

programs for families experiencing stress.


Upcoming Nurturing Parenting Programs:


  • Nurturing Program for Young Parents - starting Jan 25, Tuesdays 4:30-6
  • Nurturing Skills for Families - starting Jan 10, Mondays 5:30-7:30pm
  • Nurturing Skills for Families - starting Jan 11, Tuesdays 10am -12pm
  • Nurturing Program for Families in Substance Use Recovery - starting Jan 19, Mondays 6-8pm.
  • Nurturing Father’s Program - starting Jan 12, Wednesdays 6-8pm

Fourth Grade Students Have Learned About Non- Fiction Text Structures

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Keeping Kids Safe on the Internet - Technicool Presentation for Parents

FREE for Vermont Residents

February 23rd 6:30-7:30pm


There are multiple kinds of digital risks for children today, such as internet pornography, online groomers, and sexting. It is important for caregivers and teachers to have the information and tools to respond. Adults in this workshop will: a) learn the digital risks for children and strategize ways to keep children and youth safe in digital environments and b) learn effective strategies for dealing with children exhibiting concerning digital behaviors. Please join us to learn how to support youth in digital environments!


We invite Vermont schools and childcare centers to share this digital invitation with all parents and caregivers within their community. Space will be limited, so please register to attend in advance.


Questions? E-mail Kirstie Grant

PRE K Families meet with the RMCS PRE K Team of teachers at the library to enjoy books together

January 2022 South Burlington Library Events

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Vermont Food and Energy Programs

Click on the link below to find information about programs in VT to support families in need of food or energy/fuel resources.

RMCS 2021-2022 Yearbook NOW ON SALE!! $15.00 Each

Don't miss a single edition of the Rick Marcotte Central School Year book!

Order forms have been sent home, but if you would like purchase your yearbook online, please click here:

https://www.jostens.com/apps/store/customer/1140092/Rick-Marcotte-Central-School/


Then select Order My Yearbook to make your purchase and check out. Please put your child's teacher's name under 'Homeroom' All yearbooks are shipped to the school then delivered to your child's classroom the last week of school.
Any questions please contact Holly Young or Carrie Rice.

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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