Grades 3-6 planted trees along the bank of the White River, in order to improve the river’s Riparian Buffer. We planted on property owned by the Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife, along Route 107. Our planting day was coordinated by the White River Partnership, as a part of their Trees for Streams project. Check out their website to learn more! Some of what we planted include: Cottonwood, Sycamore, Red Maple, Box Elder, Basswood, Alder, Willow, Red-osier and Silky Dogwoods, and
Elderberry. We also planted three different viburnums: Highbush Cranberry, Nannyberry, Arrowwood
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 Rachel Eggum.
Dear Parents and Caregivers,
This has been an amazing school year! We’ve enjoyed incredible field trips, wonderful school performances, worked with two talented visiting artists, and enjoyed many Forest Fridays. I could list so many, many other special days. A HUGE thank you to the BEEs and the Barnard Education Fund for making these memorable experiences possible for our students. In addition, several individual parents have helped us finish our kitchen so we could eat hot, yummy food, helped us get our awesome STEAM lab up and running, and enriched our after school activities. Again, I could go on to list so many contributions! THANK YOU!
These contributions and experiences make me remember that we are especially lucky at Barnard Academy, for we have a strong feeling of COMMUNITY. We are a family. Our “Culture of Kindness” permeates our school and makes BA a wonderful place for our children to learn and grow and for our teachers to educate and inspire.
Kindness creates a safe place for all, especially those who are challenged with a new developmental phase or task. Kindness is paramount, whether a child is facing potty training or single digit multiplication.
Thank you all your part in making Barnard Academy a wonderful place to be!