The Sharon Academy Newsletter, November 20, 2014

Posted by on Nov 20, 2014 in High School, Middle School

In this Issue:

Mark Your Calendar
General News
Middle School News
High School News
Community Service Opportunities
Community Events

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Mark Your Calendar

MS = middle school, HS = high school

To download a PDF version of our 2014 – 2015 calendar, please click here:

Also, check the website regularly for calendar updates:
TSA Calendar

November 2014

Mon – Fri 17 – 22 HS Interim – at Chandler in Randolph
Fri 21 MS Student/Parent/Teacher Conference Day – no school MS
Fri – Sat 21-22 HS Interim Performances at Chandler
Mon – Fri 24 – 28 Thanksgiving Break

 

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Disco Inferno!

Wine and Cheese before the show:  Starting at 5:30, join the TSA community in a celebration of the Interim process while enjoying delicious local cheese.  Five TSA students will explain their roles in brining Disco Inferno to the stage. Wine and beer will be available for purchase.  Non-alcoholic beverages will be provided.

Flowers: Once again, Sidewalk florist will have flowers available for sale at Chandler Music Hall on performance nights.  Single roses with Baby’s breath for $4.  $1 from each sale will go to benefit TSA.

Tickets  for Disco Inferno are selling quickly: To request tickets, use our easy on-line ticket request form.  Alternatively, you can order tickets by calling the TSA Box Office:  802.318.2428.  Ticket prices are $12.00 for adults, and $7.00 for students up through grade 12. If you have any questions please email jgramling@sharonacademy.net

Disco Inferno Facebook Page:  Keep up to date on the latest and see photos from each day by visiting the Disco Inferno Facebook page: www.facebook.com/tsa.disco.inferno

 

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General News

Holiday Market at Chandler: Before each performance of Disco Inferno, check out the Annual Artisans Holiday Market at Chandler Center for the Arts. Shop for special and unique holiday gifts from juried Vermont and New Hampshire artists, craftspeople, and specialty food producers. The works of more than 40 artisans and food producers represent the broad range of talent in the region. The wide array of products includes pottery, blown glass, jewelry, natural soaps and body care products, knitted goods and accessories. Area food producers will offer items including infused syrups, chocolates, spreads, and baking mixes. The market will be open November 15 through December 23, Wednesdays 6-8 pm, Thursdays through Saturdays 10 am-4 pm, and Sundays 11 am to 3 pm, as well as before performances and at intermission. Last-minute shopping hours will be available Monday and Tuesday December 22 and 23, 10 am-4 pm.

Recycling Packaging Materials: Abby Tonks will take your clean and bagged packaging supplies to ship her pottery this season.  Recycle your packing peanuts, bubble wrap, or air pillows by dropping them–bagged or boxed–outside Janice and Brian’s office at the school.  Last year we kept over 2000 gallons of packing materials out of the waste stream!

School Picture Retakes: Retake day is Wednesday, December 3rd. Retakes are for students who were absent from the first take, students who missed purchasing, and those who did not like their first photo. Students needing a retake of their old set of photos are asked to return their original set of photos on the day of retakes. There is no additional charge for retakes. Retakes will start at 8:30 at the high school building. Middle school students who would like retakes will be brought up to the high school.

Skiing at Suicide Six: This afternoon, we sent a registration for participating in Suicide Six’s ski program for TSA students.  Please fill out the registration even if your student will not be participating in the program.

Look for Lice: This year, we have NOT had any reports of lice amongst our students. However,  in the past few years, we have had reports of lice before Thanksgiving break,  so we encourage you to keep an eye out, especially as families gather together for Thanksgiving.

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Middle School News

November Break: Students will not have homework over November break except for any prior work that was incomplete.  This is a great time for students to read their outside reading books to meet the requirement of 400 pages per trimester.

Middle School Report Cards: First trimester report cards will be sent home electronically early in December after the Thanksgiving break.

Geography Bee: The middle school will hold its annual Geography Bee after school on Thursday, December 11th from 3:30 till 5:00.  All students are welcome to stay and participate.  There will be snacks and drinks, and historically this has been a very fun event.  The school winner goes to the state bee in Middlebury in April, and we have even had a state winner go to the national bee in Washington, DC.  Come see Wright Frost (8th grade) defend his school title.  Will he repeat victory, or will a new champion be crowned.  Contact Andrew Lane with any questions.

Thanks from the middle school: We are thankful for all of our fabulous students and grateful for all the help you have given us to start the school year.  Have a wonderful Thanksgiving break.  The Middle School Staff

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High School News

Schedule for next few days:  We have enjoyed our week at Chandler immensley!

  • Friday, November 21st: Movie at 2:00 (optional special TSA showing of Mockingjay at the Playhouse Theater in Randolph.)  Call for all cast 5:00pm to around 10:00pm. The show begins at 7pm.
  • Saturday, November 22th: 5:00pm until close of show. Again, showtime is at 7:00. We keep students later than Friday because parents are helping to clean the hall and we’re having a debriefing/celebration session with the students.

Penny War and Candy Guessing Game! For the second year in a row, Christa’s advisory is running a Penny War and a Candy Guessing Game during the two weeks of interim. The jars for both are in the school lobby during the first week and in the entry way of Chandler during the second week. Rules for the games will be posted near the jars. The proceeds from both these games will go towards the advisory’s effort to raise 1,000 dollars for Heifer International. The winning class for the Penny War will get a great prize, and the closest guess for the Candy Game will earn the whole jar of candy. Bring your pennies on Monday and let the war begin!

 

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Career & College Guidance

Applications are available in the College and Career Advising Office for the Vermont-NEA 2015 Maida F. Townsend Scholarship for the sons and daughters of Vermont-NEA members.  Application deadline is the end of the business day on February 2, 2015.  ​Students majoring in any discipline are eligible to apply; however, preference may be given to those majoring in education.  Awards will be baed on merit, not financial need.  Talk with Ellen for details!

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Community Service Opportunities

TSA now has an active community service page on Facebook.
Like the page to be notified about current community service events and opportunities:
https://www.facebook.com/SharonAcademyCSC?ref=hl
Have a community service opportunity that you wish to notify people about?
Email communityservice@sharonacademy.net with the information
and we will let our staff and students know about the opportunity.
Want to fill out our Community Service online form? Click here

 

Shoveling for the Vermont Independent School of the Arts: The Vermont Independent School of the Arts in Sharon is looking for someone to do shoveling this Winter. Please contact Scott Paulson, visavt@aol.com.

Help Strafford’s Health Hub: Nurse Ellen Gnaedinger is looking for students to help sell Health Hub clinic raffle tickets on December 6th, from 9:00am – 3:00 pm at Barrett Hall and Coburn’s in South Strafford.  If you can help, please email Ellen at egnaedinger@newtonschool.org.

Revels North needs hair and makeup volunteers for the upcoming holiday show.  Please contact Laura Craft <craft@revelsnorth.org> if you can help.

Dates for hair:
  • Wed Dec. 17, 4pm – 6pm or 6:30
  • Thurs Dec. 18, same time
  • Friday Dec. 19, same time
  • Sat Dec. 20, 11am to 1:30 pm, and again at 5pm until 6:30
  • Sun Dec. 21, 11:30 am to 12:30, and again at 3:30 pm

Makeup: The dates and times for make-up are similar, except they also need make-up on Tuesday, Dec. 16.

Elderly Couple looking for help winterizing their house in Pittsfield.  There is an older couple in Pittsfield who are looking for someone to  help them clean out their doe and turkey barns for the winter. This couple are in their 80’s and just can not do their winter chores this year – they could use all the help they can get.  It would only take one day with enough people and they said that they would feed everyone. Please contact Janice if you can help.

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Community Events

Craft Fair and Farmer’s Market: The 7th Annual One Planet Craft Fair and Sharon Sprouts Farmers’ Market is THIS Saturday, November 15 from 9am-2pm at Sharon Elementary.  Our fabulous food and craft vendors will have lots of holiday favorites for unique gift and meal ideas!  One Planet will have their always popular raffle of gifts and gift certificates!  FREE crafts and activities will be available for the children. New this year is the “Pocket Lady” where kids pay 50 cents to reach into her pockets to find a hand-made treasure!  The Holiday Lunch will feature ham, turkey, mac n cheese and salad for $5!!  Call Donna Foster at 763-8280 for information and community service opportunities. Help is needed with the Kids’ Corner.

 

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