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St. Albans Country Day School E-newsletter
February 2016
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In Mid-November, 7th grader Gianna presented non-profit leaders with St. Albans student artwork. St. Albans families donated more than twenty pieces of framed artwork to Lincoln Lighthouse and Kids First to help create an engaging, colorful, and fun environment for the children served by the two organizations.
Kids Can! St. Albans families collected 6,700 items. We beat last year's total by 741 items. Food donated to the food drive was distributed on December 19th to more than 450 families, including more than 1,000 children in need throughout the Roseville area. According to the Roseville Salvation Army, the number of children in need increased since last year, so the increase in donations was extremely appreciated! 





CHiPs for Kids Toy Drive was delighted to receive toys donated by 1st grader Charvi and her younger sister Anya. The girls received so many birthday gifts the family suggested donating gifts to children less fortunate and the girls thought it was a great idea.  
Recent Additions to Our Faculty & Staff
Mrs. Sarah Hatfield returned to St. Albans for the 2014-15 school year as the 4th grade teacher. This year she is excited to be working with her sister-in-law, Mrs. Heather Nethaway. Mrs. Hatfield grew up in Sacramento with her parents and two older brothers and then graduated from Sacramento State University with a BA in Child Development. She also earned her teaching credential from Sac State. Mrs. Hatfield's love of education began when she was a young high school student, working in school classrooms. After earning her degree and credential, she taught in a few different school districts before working at St. Albans from 2004-2007. Mrs. Hatfield remained active in the St. Albans community, teaching Character Counts until 2014 when she returned to the classroom full-time. When not working she loves spending time with her husband, three kids, three dogs, and chickens.
Mrs. Heather Nethaway is thrilled to return to the classroom, team teaching 4th grade with Mrs. Sarah Hatfield this year. Mrs. Nethaway grew up a short 45-minute drive from St. Albans, in Yuba City. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies from Sacramento State University and was awarded her multiple subject teaching credential and Masters of Arts in Education from Chapman University. Mrs. Nethaway taught kindergarten and 2nd grade in the Yuba City Unified School District and taught 4th, 5th, and 6th grades in the Marysville Joint Unified School District. 

When not at school, Heather is busy with her twenty-two month old twins and four-year old son. She is enjoying her first year at St. Albans and appreciates the students' excitement about learning.
 
Mrs. Marit Fulk began working as a St. Albans Daycare aide in the late winer of the 2014-15 school year. Mrs. Fulk recalls her early years as one long adventure. Her father was a member of the Air Force, so her family traveled overseas to England, Norway, Turkey, and coast-to-coast in the United States. Her final move, in the summer of 1972, was to Roseville. Marit graduated from Roseville's Oakmont High School.

The oldest of four children, Marit was often "the babysitter" in the family and also worked as a Sunday school attendant. She believes those experiences laid the groundwork for entering the childcare field. She was an infant/toddler caregives with the Merryhill schools for much of 15 years and also worked the retail side of childcare at an educational resource store.

Marit and her husband Ed have three children and three grandchildren between the ages of one and ten. She looks forward to the birth of their fourth grandchild this summer. Mrs. Fulk says being at St. Albans is an absolute joy and she has fun learning something new from the St. Albans children every day.
Susan Drake is very excited to begin working as an Aide in the St. Albans Day Care program. Mrs. Drake  graduated from San Diego State University majoring  in Business and Marketing. Susan is a familiar face on our campus, working at hot lunch as well as volunteering in Daycare for the past ten years.
 
Mrs. Drake loves to read, play golf with her husband Michael, knit, walk the family dog (Leo), and spend time with her three children. Olivia (19) is sophomore at the University of Oregon, Grant (15) is a Jesuit Freshman and St. Albans graduate (2014), and  Mason (11) is a current St. Albans fifth grader.  
 
Susan loves the St. Albans community of teachers, staff, parents, students, and alumni. 
St. Albans recently welcomed new Art Aide, Mrs. Erin McGoldrick. Mrs. McGoldrick grew up in the Orangevale area, and attended High School at Casa Roble Fundamental. She graduated from Oklahoma City University with a Bachelor of Performing Arts degree, and then married her fianc´┐Że Matthew McGoldrick. They moved to the Big Apple, (New York City) where she began a performing arts career as a Radio City Rockette. For many years, Erin danced and sang at the Met Opera in NYC, and spent three years touring with the Broadway National Tour of Disney's Beauty and the Beast. After a significant knee injury, Mrs. McGoldrick retired from performing and moved back to California. Whilte talented at many fine arts, Mrs. McGoldrick is particularly skilled at painting, woodworking and sewing, jewelry making, and Bronze sculpture. 

Both Mrs. McGoldrick's daughters attend St. Albans. Macey is in fifth grade and Maggie is a second grader. Erin loves being able to share her passion for the arts with the students and is looking forward to sharing her passion with the wonderful tight knit community at St. Albans.

 Alumnus on Campus
Current Wisconsin Badgers student-athlete and St. Albans Class of 2009 graduate, Andrew Endicott, was on campus twice in January, just weeks after the Badgers' Holiday Bowl win over USC. The students had a lot of great questions for Andrew about his road to becoming a kickoff specialist at Wisconsin. Andrew spoke about the importance of developing good study habits in school and encouraged students to try many different after-school activities while they are young.

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Big Buddies
All upper grade classes are paired with a lower grade class as part of our Buddy Program. The buddies meet several times a year to play games, complete activities, work on art projects and holidays gifts, and practice reading skills. The older and younger students look forward to this time together and the program helps strengthen the overall school community.
6th and 2nd graders work on a Thanksgiving turkey project
4th grade and Pre-K

Important Upcoming Dates!

February 12: Registration Due for 2016-17 School Year
February 15: NO SCHOOL
February 22: NO SCHOOL
March 5: POP 2016, Taber Center, 5:00 Cocktail Hour Begins
March 11-12: Spring Play, Taber Center 7:00 pm
March 21-28: Spring BREAK
April 22: Grandparents & Special Friends Day
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