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,
It has been an exciting time working on our spring performance with No Strings Marionettes and Paul Boffa. Our students are having a great time crafting the puppets, play and music! Here are some thoughts about working with our students from Paul Boffa:
“The scale of BA makes for an intimate, family feel among students and teachers. It is immediately apparent how students of all grades, pre-K – 6, mingle safely, helpfully, and with compassion. Responsibilities are shared throughout the school from clean up and dishes to technical duties in the classroom like scribe on the Smart board. It feels like shared duties at home!
All these details provide a setting for ready learners who make the most of opportunities like visiting artists. There is a value in the Arts that is not often seen in other school districts. Integrating Arts and learning connects curriculum to creativity. The results are fantastic and satisfying to students. BA is also poised to integrate their outdoor education component with the Arts as an expressive exercise to talk about and display student learning.
For a Teaching Artist this is maximum impact and outcome. It has been a pleasure to work at Barnard Academy. I hope we will have more to do together.”
We look forward to seeing you all for the performance on April 10th at 6 pm!