WEEKLY FAMILY FOCUS April 9, 2021

RICK MARCOTTE CENTRAL SCHOOL Principal Kathleen Kilbourne

DATES OF IMPORTANCE- MARK YOUR CALENDARS

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

April 17th- 10 am -Noon TRUCK TO TRUNK- FREE FOOD FOR ALL at Vibrant Church

April 19th-23rd SPRING BREAK

April 19th- Large outdoor tent put back up for outside learning

June 18th- LAST DAY OF SCHOOL, Half day, 11:30 am dismissal

PTO ZOOM MEETING LINK 4/13/21

Topic: PTO RMCS 4/13/21

Time: Apr 13, 2021 06:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)


Join Zoom Meeting

https://sbschools.zoom.us/j/84170624083?pwd=dVRoOHlZaTdEU1RVOEFhMHFwWHh1Zz09


Meeting ID: 841 7062 4083

Passcode: 060110

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HEALTH OFFICE UPDATES

TICK TOCK!


Unlike mosquitoes, ticks latch on and can hang out for days. A tick's saliva can transmit bacteria which can cause debilitating infections. Take these action steps to protect yourself and your family:
--Wear a repellent containing up to 30% DEET

--Check your body DAILY for ticks

--Limit your exposure to tick habitats

Check out the CDC's website for helpful information about tick bite prevention, tick identification, tick removal and symptoms to look for during tick season.

VERMONT FORWARD--ROADMAP to REOPENING:


STEP ONE of the newly released Phased Reopening Plan indicates with cross-state travel, unvaccinated Vermonters must be tested within 3 days upon return to the state.


  • This new guidance begins April 9th. Parents/guardians do not need to provide COVID test results to the school, nor do students need to quarantine (a student may return to school after travelling out of state).

  • While it is recommended to be tested within 3 days, families may want to consider testing on the day they return to VT.

  • The CDC continues to recommend delaying travel until you are fully vaccinated and suggests seeking safer travel ideas found here.

SEASONAL ALLERGY & ASTHMA SYMPTOMS AND COVID-19:

Spring allergies and asthma can complicate decision-making when symptoms arise. If your student is diagnosed with seasonal allergies or asthma, please consult with your student's healthcare provider, to assure that the conditions are being treated appropriately. Please provide your school nurse with any new information, along with a note from the provider, indicating the medically diagnosed allergies and follow-up medical treatment plan(s). Children .


COVID VACCINE:

Visit "Getting the COVID-19 Vaccine" site on the health department's website by clicking here, for information about making an appointment and setting up an account ahead of time.


Can't make an appointment online or need help? Contact the call center at 855-722-7878.
To speak with someone in a language other than English, call the above number, and then press 1.

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

SB Boys Youth Lacrosse Sign Up, Gr 3-8

Hello South Burlington Wolves Families,

We are excited to share that we're planning our boys' lacrosse season for players in 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th grades.


Registration is now open for you to sign your son up for the team on this website.

Please note, you will need a current US Lacrosse Membership before completing the registration. Instructions for new or renewal memberships are on the registration page.


Please continue to pass this information along to anybody that may be interested!

We expect that we will start practices in mid-April. Game season will run on weekends throughout the month of May and into the first weekend of June with an occasional opportunity for one more weekend of play in mid-June, TBD.

For new players to the game of lacrosse, you will need a helmet, mouthguard, shoulder pads, arm pads, gloves, athletic protector, cleats, and a stick.

We are looking forward to getting on the field this spring with our team and having fun playing the great game of lacrosse.


If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to email or text the coaches listed below.

Have a great day,

Tim Knoth

484-888-1641

timknoth@hotmail.com


Greg Goyette (7th/8th grade team)

802-735-3410

ggoyette@gmail.com

FARM TO SCHOOL


FARM TO SCHOOL

Hi South Burlington Families and Friends!


Spring is in the air here in Vermont! This month in Farm to School, we are celebrating the first spring vegetable that pops up around our neck of the woods - Ramps, or Wild Leeks. This wild member of the Allium family (along with onions, garlic, chives, scallions) is foraged for all over the state. We can thank the Abenaki people for their discovery of the abundance of this vegetable along the Winooski River. The name “Winooski” is derived from the Abenaki name for onion, which is “winos”.


Since we are just on the brink of Ramp foraging season, we decided to go with a springy Leek and Potato soup for our taste test! Give this one a try at home, and if you manage to get your hands on some Ramps in the next few weeks, they would be a great substitute.


Spring Leek and Potato Soup

Makes 3-4 servings.


Ingredients:

● 1 lb potatoes (~2.5 cups diced)

● 2 leeks, thinly sliced

● 3 cloves garlic, minced

● 4 cups water

● 2-3 sprigs fresh thyme, minced

● Juice and zest of 1/2 lemon

● 1 tsp salt

● 1/4 tsp pepper

● Olive oil, for sauteing


Directions:

1. Cut the potatoes into 1 in cubes and set aside.

2. Next, give your leeks a good rinse. They tend to collect a lot of dirt between the leaves and layers. Cut the dark green leaves off the top and the root end to discard. Take the lighter colored part and slice in half lengthwise. Hold each half under running water to let the dirt flow out.

3. Cut your clean leeks into thin slices.

4. Heat a pot over medium heat with a bit of olive oil. Saute the leeks until tender, about 6-8 minutes.

5. While the leeks are cooking, prepare the garlic and thyme.

6. Add the garlic and thyme to the leeks. Saute for 1-2 minutes until fragrant.

7. Add the potatoes, water, salt and pepper.

8. Bring the soup up to a boil, then reduce to a simmer for 15-20 minutes, until the potatoes are fork tender.

9. Remove the pot from the heat and let cool for 5-10 minutes.

10. Use an immersion blender or countertop blender that can withstand hot liquids, and blend until smooth.

11. Stir in the lemon juice and zest to finish.

12. Give it a taste and adjust with more salt and pepper as needed. Enjoy!


News from the Common Roots Farm at South Village:

Mark your calendars! Farmstand Opening Day is on Saturday, May 1st from 8am-6pm.


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