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Barnard School Board
Windsor Central Supervisory Union and Kelly Educational Staffing would like to announce their partnership in the management of teachers for the 2019/2020 school year. Kelly Ed Staffing is a partner to over 7,000 schools nationwide who are trusted to provide continuity when teachers are absent. Kelly Staffing does more than any other staffing company to prepare their substitute educators to succeed in every classroom. If you are interested in becoming an instructional substitute, we invite you to contact KES at [email protected] or 802-658-6410
This week, children started Ukulele and Guitar lessons. Lessons are offered bi-weekly and are taught by Mark van Gulden from Artistree.
Members of The Garifuna Collective have been making music together for more than 20 years. In recent years, the band has been experimenting with new Garifuna rhythms, recording concepts, and even some “organic electronic” music and dub techniques. ABAN breaks loose to redefine Garifuna music for a new generation, while maintaining strong roots to traditional concepts and identity. When music plays you must dance!
BA staff follows the Food Allergy Action Plans set forth by individual medical caregivers and medical specialists. Due to severe life-threatening food allergies, Barnard Academy has adopted being peanut and egg free.
Any products containing peanuts or eggs (quiche, mayo, hard boiled eggs) are not permitted at Barnard Academy. We understand that this may be difficult to accomplish with children needing protein or specific items being their favorite food, but it is important for the safety of those children who suffer from these allergies to refrain from possible allergen exposure. There are alternatives to peanut butter such as Sunbutter, Wow Butter, and others. Viable sources of protein include yogurt, cottage cheese, beans, turkey, chicken and fish.
Per doctors’ orders, we also have specific areas/tables in specific classrooms and the Green Mountain room that are designated peanut, egg, and tree nut free, even though we don’t expect peanut and egg products to come in to the school. These tables get an extra stringent cleaning.
If you have any questions or concerns, please see THIS PAGE on our website and/or contact Jan McCann.
Our second academic trimester will end on February 28th. This is prime time for all kinds of learning. Teachers and students are really digging into rich social-emotional learning and academic content in all subject areas. For example, our PreK students have made great gains in their social emotional skills, kindergarten students are making incredible gains in letter/sound knowledge, the third, fourth, and fifth graders are deepening their understanding multiplication and division and the relationship between them, grade six students are working on a deep understanding of fractional and proportional reasoning.
At the start of January, teachers at BA recently revisited student assessment data and adjusted intervention groups accordingly. These interventions will last until the February break, and teachers will review data and adjust groupings again in March.
This trimester, teachers at BA will be continuing intensive work with our instructional coach, Shayna Kalnitsky. In addition, this trimester, several BA teachers will engage in professional learning focused on their professional goals for Collaborative Action Research. Teams of teachers will share their progress with colleagues from across the district in March.
We had one week of the Friday Winter Workshop programs at BA on January 10th. The program had to be canceled on January 17th due to weather conditions at Suicide Six. With most students in the Ski Runners program, we lack the staffing and space to cover alternate workshop plans for students when skiing is canceled. This is why all programs are canceled, and we return to a typical Friday schedule. We are hopeful that conditions will allow for programs to continue this week and as scheduled throughout the winter.