Saturday, March 29, 2014

School Budget Concerns: Team Approach to Solutions

West Windsor Residents

Seeking: Individuals Interested in Collaborating on
                School Budget Concerns and  Solutions
When:3rd Thursday of Each Month 5:00- 6:00 P.M.
Where: The Albert Bridge School Library

Interested:Contact your School Board Chair,
Art Keating :   or
Call the School at 484-3344
First Meeting: April 17th
Agenda~        Establish Mission

                     Establish Meeting Norms  

Sunday, March 23, 2014

The Albert Bridge Geography Bee Team!

Congratulations to our Albert Bridge Representatives:  Caiden Lockwood, Ethan Mello, Oz Morse, Walter Schutz, Trevor White and Emilee Jones gave an outstanding performance at the Supervisory Union Geography Bee as they competed against students up to two years older!  After a rigorous test, Emilee Jones has made it to the state level as an individual competitor! Congratulations, we are proud of you all!

Yarn and Fabric!

Do you have extra yarn or fabric hanging around your house?  Why not donate it to Albert Bridge School~  All Kinds, All Colors!

Volunteer Bikers Needed

Albert Bridge  is looking for adult volunteers for our afterschool bike club:  Volunteers need to be willing to ride with students through pre-determined trails and support bike safety! Just let us know in the office!

Thursday, March 6, 2014


Our monthly theme for March is cooperation.   One of the most exciting focal points in the current research is the impact of children learning from each other.  In order for this to be most effective, students need to practice the skills required to cooperate. These skills include advocate for one’s own perspective and ideas, listening and understanding another person’s perspective and evaluating possible outcomes of different actions.   We can help children develop this skill by practicing cooperation with them.  I’ve learned that when cooperating with children I need to be prepared for surprises!

Thank You!

Thank you all for your thoughtful comments and support as we approached our town meeting on Tuesday.  I was impressed with the entire process and hope you will consider sharing your skills and ideas on our special committee designed to consider options for meeting the ever increasing demands on both our children’s learning and taxes we pay. 

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

School Budget

The West Windsor Community passed the school budget for next year- We have a lot of work ahead of us at the state, federal and local level.  Please consider collaborating with us as we try to effectively  address the rising expectations of, not only student learning, but of individual's bank accounts.'  More to come soon!

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Town Meeting- Your Voice, Your Vote

An original purpose of public education was to assure that the public was able to be informed voters! At Albert Bridge, we work with students to help them learn to assert their thinking and concerns in positive, productive ways. Parents can role model one important way this happens in Vermont culture by participating in the West Windsor town meeting and voting on Tuesday, March 4th at 9:00.  If you are looking for more information to be informed about the school budget, you can find it at the bottom of the Albert Bridge Home Page!