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A Friday Hello from Mrs. MacQueen

October 24, 2014

This past week was extremely busy for us. Last Friday Mrs. Keiling, Samuel Morey principal, and I attended the Vermont Rural Partnership Conference with three sixth graders.

The VRP organization tries to connect small rural schools with one another. They also support the schools with grants for school and community based projects. In the past, we have used grants for Nooks in the library and for our two Natural Playscape areas. This year we plan to request a grant to support our class gardens and begin a school-wide composting program.

Thanks to all of the families who helped on Saturday with the Natural Playscape. A huge thank you to Chip Powers for his time, supplies and equipment. We couldn't have done the project without him!

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Special Assemblies

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This week we had two special assemblies. The first was an architectural presentation delivered by Doug Sonsalla and Daniel Johnson. They spoke to the kids about the importance of architecture and their work. They also introduced the vintage Airstream Trailer that is currently traveling around the country. At the end of the presentation, Doug and Daniel challenged the students to design their future "Dream Houses." These pictures will be shown at the Rivendell Academy and a few will be taken to Boston to be displayed with the trailer.

Thanks to three members of The West Fairlee Fire Department, our students participated in a Fire Safety presentation. During the assembly, Cory Austin talked about the importance of smoke detectors and what our kids should do in case of a fire. The students had the chance to see the fire engine and the fire rescue truck. Each student left the talk with a pencil, coloring book, and a black fire helmet. A big thank you to the West Fairlee Fire Department!