• 4/16/21 Cornwall News

    Posted by Heather Raabe on 4/16/2021

    Hello Cornwall families,

     

    A big thank you to Kendra Gratton, Andrew Hirsch, and Dan Whittemore for planning and running the Cocoa House and Bingo games. It was great to see and hear the talent and participate in some games together! There were lots of smiling faces!!

     

    Please also see this message from Tammie Johnson-

    Dear Cornwall, Ripton, and Salisbury 5th & 6th Grade Students & Families, 

     

    I am writing to invite you to a dialogue night about the upcoming transition to MUMS. Families from our communities, with students currently at MUMS, will be joining us to share their experiences and answer your questions. I think it will be worthwhile to hear student and family perspectives about the transition to middle school, for both students and parents/guardians.

     

    We will begin with a brief introduction from the MUMS family panel members, followed by time to ask questions and learn from the experiences of MUMS students and their families. Andrew Conforti, MUMS Assistant Principal for 2021-22 will also join us to answer questions. 

     

    Please join this event and bring your hopes and questions for your student and family. We will be meeting via Zoom on Tuesday, April 27th from 6:30-7:30 p.m. 

    Here is the link:

    Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/4854694416?pwd=SXdHK1JlLzRIVGVjVFk2YkJnZzNSUT09 Meeting ID: 485 469 4416

    Passcode: y6br48 

     

    Hope to see you on April 27th! 

     

    Tammie Johnson, Cornwall, Ripton & Salisbury School Counselor

     

    Have a wonderful break!

    Heather

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  • 4/9/21 Cornwall News

    Posted by Heather Raabe on 4/9/2021

    Hello Cornwall families,

     

    Wow!!! What a beautiful few days we’ve been having!

     

    Many of you have been asking, and we now know that the confirmed last day of school will be June 15, 2021. We will be making plans for moving up day and some end-of-the-year activities for the 5th and 6th graders and will be referring to state guidance to determine what those plans will look like. 

     

    Arrival Procedures

    With the most recent Health and Safety Guidelines update from the state, as of Monday, April 12, we will no longer need to perform temperature checks at school. We ask that parents check their child(ren)’s temperatures at home each morning.

     

    All other arrival procedures will remain the same. 

     

    For the safety of all:

    Please have your 3rd-6th grade child(ren) exit the cars at the same drop off point, and please continue to walk your K-2 children to the entrance.

    We will continue to be outside each morning to welcome students.

     

    Healthy Relationships/Act 1 Information Session

    April 14 4-5pm

    Please see the attached flyer for more information as well as the Zoom link

    Act 1 Flyer

     

     

    Family Fun Night and Cocoa House

    A virtual family fun night is scheduled for April 15 from 6pm-7:30pm.

     

    The first half will be a Cocoa House hosted by our own Kendra Gratton and involve student performances.

     

    At 6:45pm, we will continue with rounds of bingo with prizes for winners!

     

    Here are directions for creating your own bingo board to use!

     

    Please click on the link below to see the full animated invitation, which includes the Zoom link for evening AND a way to sign up for Cocoa House AND the Cornwall School song!!!

     

     Cocoa House and Game Night Apr15

     

     

    Meal Kit Volunteer Help Needed

    We are looking for volunteers to help package and sort food items, fold boxes, pack meal kits, drive meal kits to elementary schools, and distribute meal kits on April 14, 15, and 16.  If you are able to help, please sign up using this sign up sheet.

     

    MUMS

    Please see this communication from MUMS -

    https://mailchi.mp/f46ee3b31d7f/mums-communication-4921 

     

    Fifth Grade News

    This week, fifth graders have been participating in the Third Annual Youth Citizen Summit. They will attend virtual live workshops and attend a virtual Global Expo. The  Youth Citizen Summit aligns with the IB unit, “How We Organize Ourselves” and provides some real life global perspectives along with a natural partnership with Middlebury College.

     

    Some Requests and Reminders

    • All students have time to eat snack in the mornings. Please be sure to send a snack with your child.
    • Please make sure your child has indoor shoes and outdoor shoes at school.
    • Please notify Laurie of any changes to dismissal plans by 2:00pm or on Wednesdays, by 11:45am. We recognize that there may be occasional times when this is not possible because of something unexpected.

     

    Important Dates

    4/14/21 Healthy Relationships/Act 1 Information session 4-5pm

    4/15/21 Family Fun Night- 6-7:30pm

    4/19 - 4/23/21 April Break, no school

     

    Have a great weekend,

    Heather

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  • 4/2/21 Cornwall News

    Posted by Heather Raabe on 4/2/2021

    Hello Cornwall families,

     

    The highlight at school this week was not on April Fool’s Day (although there were some fun pranks and jokes!) but the day before when an area cow visited unexpectedly! It stayed for some time exploring the playground and parking lot until its owners arrived and walked it back home. 

     

    There is A LOT of information in this newsletter - please take the time to look it over.

     

    A Message from the Nurses

     

    Please take a look a the Nurse News which neatly organizes and explains Vermonts's restrictions based on whether you are fully vaccinated or not. 

      

     

    Meal Kits

    During the April break, ACSD is able to provide FREE meal kits for children ages 18 and younger. Each meal kit contains food for multiple days for one child and includes proteins, grains, vegetables, fruit, and milk. 

    Curbside pick up will take place on Friday, April 16th during dismissal at all ACSD elementary schools and from 4:00 - 5:30 pm at MUHS.  Families can choose the pick up location that works best, regardless of where children are enrolled, including sites in Mount Abraham and Addison Northwest School Districts.  

     

    Sign up using our Google Form between now and Tuesday, April 6th.

     

    We are looking for volunteers to help package and sort food items, fold boxes, pack meal kits, drive meal kits to elementary schools, and distribute meal kits on April 14, 15, and 16.  If you are able to help, please sign up using this sign up sheet.

     

    Please contact Laura LaVacca, llavacca@acsdvt.org or Erika Garner, egarner@acsdvt.org for more information.  If you know a family with children (birth to 18 years old) who might not see the sign-ups, please share this information with them. 

     

    Laura LaVacca, ACSD Food Service Director

    Erika Garner, ACSD Community Coordinator



    Virtual Guest Speaker

    Rajnii Eddins, Black Spoken Word Poet and Teaching Artist, will be a virtual guest speaker for Cornwall 5th and 6th grade students on April 8 with Ripton students and again on April 16 as a follow up with just Cornwall students.

    Thank you to Tammie Johnson for arranging this opportunity!



    Kids and Phones - Virtual Q&A event

    Given rising interest in the topic of kids and screens, we’ve invited founding parents Julie Barry, Samantha Farrell-Schmitt, and Amy Mason from Parents Supporting Thoughtful Technology (PSTT) to talk with our community.  

     

    ACSD adults are invited to this online presentation and discussion on April 8th from 6-7pm using this link.

     

    kids  

     

    In preparation and so we can make the event as helpful as possible, please email your top 2-3 questions or concerns to me at hraabe@acsdvt.org. Please send questions by April 5!

    There will be open time at the end for additional screen-related parenting questions. 

     

    In the meantime, the presenters invite you to check out their website (especially the Resources section) and their public Facebook group.

     

     

    Workout Wednesdays with Sal Nakhlawi, Founder of Stronger Girls

    Middlebury College’s Sister-to-Sister program is starting up its virtual Workout Wednesday series on Wednesday, April 7, 14, 21, and 28 at 7 p.m.

     

    All female-identified 6th graders and middle schoolers are invited to join us (and if your sister in grade school or high school would like to join, we don't mind either!)

     

    Sal is a super nice certified coach and really breaks down the movements. The exercises are interspersed with brief periods of reflection.  

     

    Questions can be directed to khanta@middlebury.edu; (802) 443-5937.  

     

    Join in by following this link: https://middlebury.zoom.us/j/91215185106?pwd=TXloRGJxTlQ5Tk80TWVXWUQyUXFBQT09  

     

     

    Summer Program Information

    Please see this flyer for information on the MiddSummer Lunch and Recreation Program

     

    Photos

    And don’t forget to take a look at the Photos of the Week!

     

    Important Dates

    4/5/21      Submit questions for Kids & Phones by this date

    4/6/21      Last day to sign up for meal kits  

    4/8/21      Kids and Phones - Virtual Q&A, 6-7pm

    4/15/21     Family Fun Night- 6-7:30pm

    4/19 - 4/23/21      April Break, no school

     

    Have a great weekend,

    Heather

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  • 3/26/21 Cornwall News

    Posted by Heather Raabe on 3/26/2021 10:00:00 AM

    Dear Cornwall Families,

     

    It definitely is feeling like Spring! That means warmer days, more sunlight, and also more rain and mud. Please make sure your child has indoor and outdoor shoes at school. To help keep the building clean, it is especially important to change shoes when going outside and when coming back indoors. 

     

    I also anticipate that with the changing temperatures, we will start to accumulate more clothing in Lost and Found. If you realize something is missing, please call school and we can look for it - we will also organize an outdoor space to check for Lost and Found items before the April break. 

     

     

    Snacks

    Students have time for snack each morning before or after recess. Please remember to send a snack in with your child each day. Thank you!

     

     

    MUMS Information

    Please see this MUMS communication about transitioning to MUMS next year

     

    MUMS Town Meeting

    Tuesday, March 30th, 5:00 - 6:00 pm

    Learn more about MUMS next year

     

    Rising 6th, 7th, and 8th grade families are welcome to join

     

    Principal Michael Dudek will also be joining us to introduce himself and say hello

     

    Please join us by following this Zoom link.

     

     

    Kids and Phones - Virtual Q&A event

    Given rising interest in the topic of kids and screens, we’ve invited founding parents Julie Barry, Samantha Farrell-Schmitt, and Amy Mason from Parents Supporting Thoughtful Technology (PSTT) to talk with our community.  

     

     

    ACSD adults are invited to this online presentation and discussion on April 8th from 6-7pm using this link.

     

    In preparation and so we can make the event as helpful as possible, please email your top 2-3 questions or concerns to me at hraabe@acsdvt.org. There will be open time at the end for additional screen-related parenting questions. 

     

    In the meantime, the presenters invite you to check out their website (especially the Resources section) and their public Facebook group.

     

     phones

     

     

    Family Fun Night and Cocoa House

    A virtual family fun night is scheduled for April 15 from 6pm-7:30pm.

     

    The first half will be a Cocoa House hosted by our own Kendra Gratton and involve student performances.

     

    It will be followed by rounds of bingo with prizes for winners!

     

    Please click on the link below to see the full animated invitation, which includes the Zoom link for evening AND a way to sign up for Cocoa House AND the Cornwall School song!!!

     

     Cocoa House and Game Night Apr15

     

    family fun  

     

     

    Friday Afternoon Cocoa House

    Ms. K will also be hosting virtual Cocoa House after school on Fridays beginning today, March 26 from 3:10-4:00!

    Ms. K provided students with access via Toddle.

     

     

    Meal Kits

    During the April break, ACSD is able to provide FREE meal kits for children ages 18 and younger. Each meal kit contains food for multiple days for one child and includes proteins, grains, vegetables, fruit, and milk. 

     

    Curbside pick up will take place on Friday, April 16th during dismissal at all ACSD elementary schools and from 4:00 - 5:30 pm at MUHS.  Families can choose the pick up location that works best, regardless of where children are enrolled, including sites in Mount Abraham and Addison Northwest School Districts.  

     

    Sign up using our Google Form between now and Tuesday, April 6th.

     

    We are looking for volunteers to help package and sort food items, fold boxes, pack meal kits, drive meal kits to elementary schools, and distribute meal kits on April 14, 15, and 16.  If you are able to help, please sign up using this sign up sheet.

     

    Please contact Laura LaVacca, llavacca@acsdvt.org or Erika Garner, egarner@acsdvt.org for more information.  If you know a family with children (birth to 18 years old) who might not see the sign-ups, please share this information with them. 

     

    Laura LaVacca, ACSD Food Service Director

    Erika Garner, ACSD Community Coordinator

     

    Girl Scouts

    Please see this Girl Scout flyer for information on a Kindergarten readiness series.

     

    Important Dates

    3/26/21      Today! After School! Cocoa House with Ms. K!

    3/30/21      MUMS Town Meeting - 5-6pm

    4/8/21        Kids and Phones - Virtual Q&A, 6-7pm

    4/15/21      Family Fun Night- 6-7:30pm

    4/19 - 4/23/21      April Break, no school

     

    Have a great weekend,

    Heather

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  • 3/19/21 Cornwall News

    Posted by Heather Raabe on 3/19/2021 8:00:00 AM

    Hello Cornwall families,

     

    There has been a lot of energy this week! Maybe it’s the early spring weather and sunshine, maybe it’s excitement about vaccinations, or maybe it’s the longer days we’re having as a result of Daylight Saving Time. 

    This week’s newsletter is FULL of events and celebrations, so please read on.

     

    Kids and Phones - Virtual Q&A event

    Given rising interest in the topic of kids and screens, we’ve invited founding parents Julie Barry, Samantha Farrell-Schmitt, and Amy Mason from Parents Supporting Thoughtful Technology (PSTT) to talk with our community.  Cornwall adults are invited to this online presentation and discussion on April 8th from 6-7pm. 

     

    In preparation and so we can make the event as helpful as possible,  please email your top 2-3 questions or concerns to me at hraabe@acsdvt.org. There will be open time at the end for additional screen-related parenting questions. 

     

    More information, including the link to attend, will be sent later, but please keep your calendar open if you are interested, and you are welcome to send questions any time! In the meantime, the presenters invite you to check out their website (especially the Resources section) and their public Facebook group.

     

     phones

     

    Family Fun Night and Cocoa House

    A virtual family fun night is schedule for April 15 from 6pm-7:30pm.

     

    The first half will be a Cocoa House hosted by our own Kendra Gratton and involve student performances.

    It will be followed by rounds of bingo with prizes for winners!

     

    Please click on the link below to see the full animated invitation, which includes the Zoom link for evening AND a way to sign up for Cocoa House AND the Cornwall School song!!!

    invite

     Cocoa House and Game Night Apr15

     

    Friday Afternoon Cocoa House

    Ms. K will also be hosting virtual Cocoa House after school on Fridays beginning March 26. She will talking with classes about it today and she will let students know where to find the link to participate on Toddle.

     

    Celebrations 

    Thank you to everyone who participated in the Winter Passport activities! Your participation made it possible for all classes to celebrate outside this week through extra fun time outside - some free time to play for the primary students and a fun, kickball game for the upper elementary students!

     

    We also are celebrating our “Caught You” board being filled up! Students (and sometimes teachers) have been caught demonstrating IB Learner Profile Attributes such as being caring, principled, open-minded, communicators, and more!

    All students were given a treat today to recognize their achievement! What I love the most is that students are recognizing the traits in each other as well!

     caught

     

    Read-a-Thon

    We are about ⅓ of the way to our goal of reading 1000 books before April break! When you read with your child at home, those books count to! Every student received a “book spine” page to record titles, and we are happy to send some home if needed.

     

    books

     

    Kindergarten

    Cornwall School is accepting registrations for Kindergarten for the 21-22 school year. Your child must turn 5 on or before September 1st to be registered. Please call the school at 802-462-2463 to see if your child is already on our incoming list, or email lballantine@acsdvt.org. In April, we will mail letters with enrollment information to families on our list. Please spread the word!!!

     

    And, please please continue to look at our Photos of the Week!

     

    Important Dates

    4/8/21 Kids and Phones - Virtual Q&A, 6-7pm

    4/15/21 Family Fun Night- 6-7:30pm

    4/19 - 4/23/21 April Break, no school

     

    Warmly,

    Heather

     

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  • 3/12/21 Cornwall News

    Posted by Heather Raabe on 3/12/2021

    Hello Cornwall families,

     

    Thank you for participating in conferences, and we hope you also have a chance to enjoy this beautiful day!

     

    Winter Passports

    We collected Winter Passports this week (and it is my understanding that a few more may be trickling in first thing Monday morning).

    The great news is that we reached the community goal of participating in over 250 of the suggested activities! We will plan for a celebration soon and let you know the details once they are confirmed.

    Thank you for encouraging your children to participate!

     

    MUMS

    Please see this most recent communication from MUMs regarding the transition to a grade 6 - 8 learning community.

    https://mailchi.mp/bda7ee597e4c/mums-31221-communication 

     

    Classroom Highlights

    From Ms. Colby-

    This week the second graders thought about products as systems. We started with what they know by looking at what products students have created such as art projects, baked goods, maple syrup, etc. We then brainstormed what it takes to make chocolate chip cookies. After that we read about and identified the natural, capital, and human resources that are part of the process to produce bread. Next we will then draw and label a model that shows the process a food product goes through.

     

    From Ms. Burns-Collins-

    Please see photos in Photos of the Week for the latest invention, an automatic door opener!

     

    Also, a big thank you to 5th grade for planning and leading us in a virtual All School Meeting this week!

     

    Important Dates

     

    3/14/21      Daylight Savings Time - turn the clocks forward one hour

    4/15/21      Virtual Fun Night - see next week's newsletter for more information

     

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  • 3/5/21 Cornwall News

    Posted by Heather Raabe on 3/5/2021

    3/5/2021

     

    Hello Cornwall families,

     

    This week has been full of news - from the town meeting results to the news about vaccines for teachers and school staff! Please see below for some school news, too -

     

    100th Day of School

    This past week, the kindergarten celebrated the 100th day of school. They celebrated the day in PJs and with stuffies, played counting games, and zoomed with the rest of the school to share their projects. Please see the photos for some of their creative ideas about how to group 10s and 5s! 



    Read-a-Thon

    With the beginning of March, Cornwall School students and staff have embarked upon a whole school read-a-thon. The purpose is to enjoy doing something together, to enjoy books and stories, and to have a common goal. 

     

    Linda Kautzman and Laurie Ballantine worked together to plan the reading challenge and to create the visuals that  will show our progress along the way. Books read at home count, too, so please ask your student about it, and look for pictures next week!

     

    Library Books

    We are missing some books! Please look around your home for any Cornwall School library books, and send any you find to school. They could be from last year, especially the spring when school was closed, or from this year. Thank you!

     

    Conferences

    Spring conferences are coming up soon.

    Conferences begin on March 12, and you will be hearing from your child(ren)’s teacher(s) soon to schedule times.

    Spring conferences present an opportunity for the teacher to share with the parent/ guardian(s) student learning and growth over the course of the year.

    Prior to the conferences, students in 2nd-6th grade will reflect upon their learning, and prepare something to be shared at the conference. Conferences will be held virtually by Zoom.

     

    Classroom Updates

    From Ms. Colby - This week the second grade started our How the World Works unit focused on how production and trade generate interdependence. We began with provocations looking at tags on clothing/school supplies as well as produce labels and then going to the map to see where products are made/grown. Students also identified any background information they had about trade and inquired about what more we can learn during our unit.

     

    Please see the Photos of the Week for lots of photos, especially of the 100th day celebration!

     

    Upcoming Virtual Event

    March 13th at 10 AM: 

    Zoom VINS (Vermont Institute of Natural Science) “visit”

    Animals in Myth & Legend 

    Email salisburypubliclibrary@gmail.com for login information

    Please see the flyer for more information.

     

    Important Dates

    3/10/21      FOCS meeting (virtual) 9:45am

    3/11/21      Return Winter Passports by this date!!!! 

    3/12/21      No School. Conference day (see note about conferences above)

    3/14/21      Daylight Savings Time 

     

    Warmly,

     

    Heather

     

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  • 2/26/21 Cornwall News

    Posted by Heather Raabe on 2/26/2021

    2/26/21

    Hello Cornwall Families,

    I hope you’re enjoying the sunshine! A teacher told me that spring is his favorite season, and we’re starting to feel spring in the air!

     

    Conferences

    Spring conferences are coming up soon. Conferences begin on March 12, and you will be hearing from your child(ren)’s teacher(s) soon to schedule times. Spring conferences present an opportunity for the teacher to share with the parent/ guardian(s) student learning and growth over the course of the year. Kinder and First grade conferences will be very similar to they were in the fall. 2nd-6th grade students will reflect upon their learning prior to the conferences and prepare something to be shared at the conference. Conferences will be held virtually by Zoom.

     

    All School Meeting

    On Wednesday this week 6th graders planned and ran a virtual All School Meeting during lunch. 6th graders lead the school in greetings, facilitated virtual introductions, and lead classes in a game. 

     

    MUMS Transition

    Please see the update below with information from MUMS on transitioning to a grade 6 - 8 learning community.

    https://mailchi.mp/df9da1ca64b5/mums-newsletter-feb-26-2021

     

    Student Learning

    Please see the Photos of the Week section of Cornwall’s website for photos of students demonstrating being open-minded, caring, and principled risk takers and communicators while learning. You will see

     

    • Kindergartners snow painting as part of their How We Express Ourselves unit. After reading about Jackson Pollack, they expressed themselves by creating their own drip paintings!
    • First grade kicking off their "How the World Works" unit
    • Spanish classes participateing in "Market Day", a culminating activity in which students bought and sold products to each other from their food stands
    • Fifth graders Working studying The Giver by Lois Lowry as part of their IB unit, "How We Organize Ourselves" and demonstrating some of the inventions they designed and built
    • Sixth graders 6th grade playing giants, wizards, and elves in snow shoes

     

    From Mr. Hirsch - In 6th grade, A NASA engineer zoomed into our classroom on Friday to speak to us about the Mars Perseverance Rover that she helped design.  Emmy shared about the goals of the mission and focused on the questions about the geology of Mars.  The study of rocks on Mars will ultimately help scientists know more about the presence of life on the planet.

     

    ACSD Winter Passports

    Please continue to fill in your Winter Passports as you participate in outdoor activities!

    The winter passport offers many ideas for getting outside, enjoying time with family, trying something new, and helping others. Keep track of each activity you complete and return your passport to school by March 11th. Cornwall School’s  participation goal has two parts: If 75% of the passports are returned with one or more activities completed, or if over 250 activities have been completed. If we meet our participation goal either way, we will have an All School Celebration! 

     

    Town Meeting Dinner

    Pick up your pre-ordered meals between 5 and 6:30pm on Tuesday, March 2.

    Thank you to Ian Ross and FOCS for the planning and thank you to  Chef Dan Whittemore and Laurie Ballantine for the preparation!

     

    Thank you

    And a big thank you to Ashley and Brian Clark and to JV Embroidery for making and donating about 100 masks to school!!

     

    Warmly,

    Heather

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  • 2/12/21 Cornwall News

    Posted by Heather Raabe on 2/12/2021 1:00:00 PM

    2/12/21

    Hello Cornwall families,

    Today’s newsletter is FULL!! Please see the announcements from Nurse Gina, information about Town Meeting dinner (Covid-19 Style), Winter Passports, and classroom news.

     

    From the Nurses

     

    1) Below you will find information from PEEPS (Partners Educating and Empowering Prevention for Success). PEEPS is a community coalition whose goal is to improve positive outcomes for youth while reducing substance use and abuse.  The links below give more information.  

     

    Message from PEEPS, 

     

    “We are excited to share with you our CAMP Guide for Parents. 'CAMP Talk' is a how-to guide for parents to confidently and successfully communicate with their kids about substance use. The guide includes helpful tips, facts, and resources to support parents/guardians through what can be a difficult topic to discuss. 

     

    Right now the guide can be found on our webpage, here is a link to our prevention page and a direct link to the guide: 

    UWAC Prevention Page 

     

    Direct Link to Parent Guide



    We simply wanted to share this valuable resource with all of you so we can all work to set our youth up for success. 

     

    Thank you. 

    Nurse Eva

    Nurse Gina



    2) Health and Safety Update for ACSD Staff, Families and Students

     

     

    Indoor Gathering and Travel Reminders 

    As a reminder as we head into February break, we are resending Nurse Kelly Landwehr’s message from Feb. 5.  We are still required to follow the Governor’s orders prohibiting indoor multi-family gatherings.  The current order states that getting together indoors with anyone who does not live in your home with you is not allowed at this time.  For example, this means you cannot go over to a family member or friend’s house to visit, have playdates,  or go to a restaurant with someone you don’t live with.  You can’t host gatherings of friends or family from out of state or those that live in Vermont. Some exceptions include:

    -Those who live alone may gather with immediate family in one other household

    -Custody visitation

     

    Participating in outdoor recreational activities with families outside of your household is allowed and we have shared several pieces of guidance on this in the last several weeks.  Remember to always adhere to infection mitigation rules in these situations - wear a mask, stay 6’ from others, don’t gather if you are ill, and do not socialize in a way that adherence to these rules is at risk of breaking down.

     

    If staff or students travel outside of Vermont, they must quarantine for 14 days or for 7 days followed by a negative COVID test before returning to school.   Some exceptions to this include travel for shared custody and parent visitation and medical appointments.

     

    If you ever have questions about this guidance or want to talk through your personal scenario please reach out to your nurses and/or administrators.

     

    2.5.21

    Kelly Landwehr, MSN, RN ACSD COVID-19 Coordinator

    klandwehr@acsdvt.org

     

    ACSD Winter Passports

    Winter Passports are here, and they will go home with your child today!

     

    While this winter is a challenging one for all of us, there are still plenty of ways to enjoy the colder weather. This winter passport offers many ideas for getting outside, enjoying time with family, trying something new, and helping others. Keep track of each activity you complete and return your passport to school by March 11th. Cornwall School’s  participation goal has two parts: If 75% of the passports are returned with one or more activities completed, or if over 250 activities have been completed. If we meet our participation goal either way, we will have an All School Celebration! 

     

    In addition, the ACSD Community Partnership Council has partnered with MiniBury and the Addison Independent to help spread the joy of winter and to encourage participation. Parents can share photos of the various activities on the MiniBury Facebook page or using the hashtag #ACSDwinterpassport. Your photo may be featured in an upcoming print version of MiniBury in the Addison Independent! You can also share your photos with your school to be featured in an upcoming newsletter. Please send them to hraabe@acsdvt.org. 

     

    Read our “Top 10 Reasons to Come Alive Outside” list to see why we love this program.   We hope you take time over the next few weeks to get outside, try something new, help others, and, most importantly, have fun! 

     

    From the ACSD Community Partnership Council 



    Town Meeting Dinner

     

    FOCS has planned a Covid-19 style dinner for Town Meeting. The dinner will be prepared by Chef Dan Whittemore and Laurie Ballantine at Cornwall School on March 2, 2021 and can be picked up curbside from 5-6:30pm. 

     

    Pre-order your meals by Tuesday, Feb. 23 by contacting Ian Ross at 462-3729 or addison.department.store@gmail.com

     

    The menu includes some virtual travel to the Mediterranean and includes Greek Lemon Baked Chicken or Tofu Roasted Potatoes with green beans and turtle brownies for dessert. 

     

    $10 for adults, $5 for children

     

    Please see the attached flyer as well for further details.

     town meeting

     

    Classroom Updates

    Please see the Photos of the Week section of Cornwall’s website for photos of - 

     

    Kindergarten: Their IB Unit of Inquiry, How We Express Ourselves; Exploring painting and Kandinsky's concentric circles; a Mind Map about What is Art; and Reading! 

     

    2nd:  This month, in Number Corner the calendar markers feature flags from around the world. Each day we reveal a new flag, discuss the fraction of the flag that is red, and solve a story problem related to the country. We have then been learning a little bit about the landmarks, animals, or other special person, place or thing in each of the story problems. We are also spending time looking at maps, atlases, the globe, and google earth to locate the countries. It has been important to spend time learning the difference between continents, countries, states, and cities. 

     

    5th: A February Number Corner experiment using green colored water, a spinner and measuring tools. Students had fun making predictions, converting liquid measurements into milliliters and recording their findings!

     

    Plus some photos of library time!

     

    We wish you all a safe break. See you back at school on Feb. 22!

     

    Heather

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  • 2/5/21 Cornwall News

    Posted by Heather Raabe on 2/5/2021 12:00:00 PM

    Hello Cornwall families.

     

    There was a gorgeous red sunrise over the mountains as I was driving to school this morning! When I was young, my dad who was in the navy, taught me the adage “Red at night, sailor’s delight; red in the morning, sailor’s warning.” It looks like that was proven true today as the clear skies have moved on, and the snow has moved in. It made for a fun, snowy, blowy recess!

     

    Progress Reports

    First, I’d like to remind families that progress reports are going home with students today. If your child was not at school today, the progress report will be mailed.

     

    Masks

    Please send 2-3 masks to school with your child each day. Often, when they come in from recess, they need to change their mask so it is helpful to have back ups. We do provide masks to those who need them.

     

    News from the Nurse

    Hello Families-

     

    We wanted to share an opportunity with you presented by Vermont Family Network.



    FREE WORKSHOP: COVID 19 UPDATES AND VACCINES

    FEBRUARY 10 @ 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    Free

    Join us for an interactive session with Lakeside Pediatrics’ Dr. Greg Connolly, M.D., F.A.A.P., where he will help interpret the most recent news around COVID 19 and the vaccine with a focus on questions posed by families who have children with disabilities.

    Presenter: Dr Greg Connolly, M.D., F.A.A.P. Lakeside Pediatrics

    https://www.vermontfamilynetwork.org/event/covid-19-updates-and-vaccines/

     

    Karen Price

    Co-Director of Family Support - Education

    Project Director, Parent Training & Information Center

    Vermont Family Network

    Karen.Price@vtfn.org

    Ph: 1-802-876-5315

          1-800-800-4005

    Fax:   1-802-876-6291

    www.vermontfamilynetwork.org

     

    Our vision: All Vermont children and youth reach their full potential.

     

    Our mission: To empower and support all Vermont children, youth, and families, especially those with disabilities or special health needs. We do this by giving a strong start, lifting family voices, and advancing inclusive communities.

     

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    Classroom Highlights

     

    Kindergarten students completed their “Me” poems including artwork and photos, first graders are continuing to interview community members in preparation for creating an informational magazine focused on connection, and second graders began thinking about measurement by reading Jim and the Beanstalk and working together to use “teacher feet” and “giant feet” to measure items in the classroom.

     

    From Ms. Harvey - Third and fourth graders were principled and great communicators as they worked from home for two days this week. They were able to keep their learning going and communicate their thinking with teachers. Way to go!

     

    From Ms. Burns-Colins - In fifth grade, students are finishing up their ancient Greek invention projects. After learning about 20 different inventions from ancient Greek times, students then chose one invention that they wanted to build, recreate in detail, and if possible produce a three-dimensional working model. McKenna demonstrated the working vending machine she made, and her classmates all had a chance to use it. They loved it!

     

    From Mr. Hirsch - The sixth grade has been working on multiplication math fact fluency.  They have been practicing their facts, taking timed assessments and graphing their progress.  This will help them as we are also currently solidifying the multiplication standard algorithm. In the near future they will use these facts to help them learn the long division standard algorithm with whole numbers and decimals. Parents could ask which math fact families are the easiest and hardest for their child?

     

    This week the students learned about the layers of the Earth and with a compass drew a three dimensional representation of the planet and its layers. The students are finishing their research on their geologic process and will be sharing their work next week.  This week they also planned the model and demonstration component of the presentation.  Parents could ask about how the project is developing.

     

    We began a new read aloud book titled "Rebound" written by Kwame Alexander.  The book is fast paced, written in poetic verse and focuses on a 12 year old boy trying to navigate life's twists and turns.  We have read another of his books this year and it was also well received by the class.  Parents could ask about how a book written in poetic verse sounds.

     

    Photos

    Please see the Photos of the Week section of Cornwall’s website for photos.

    New photos will be added regularly, so be sure to check them out often!

     

     

    Important Dates

    2/5/21 Progress Reports go home

    2/15/21-2/19/21 February break

    Warmly,

     

    Heather

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