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May, 2017

Warren Students of the Month

Warren Students of the Month

Congratulations to Warren Street’s Students of the Month!  These students were chosen for displaying the trait of Responsibility: Chloe Nelligan, Meredith Russo, Mercedes Windecker, Kayla Wilcox, Mason Gray, Casey Lamori, Emma Richardson, Alex DeMagistris, Molly Sweeney, Garrett Bobowski, Camille Gray, Allie Nevins, Cole Krempa, William Kabler, Kaleb Dolder, Antonio DeMarco, Lucy LoDestro, and Codey Rivera.  Great Job!

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Elementary Lunch Charge Procedure Changing June 1

Dear School Families:

We would like to take a moment to update you on a change in procedure concerning our school lunch program and charging for meals when lunch money has not been provided for children.

Beginning June 1st, we will be implementing a three-meal charge procedure. After charging three meals, your child will be provided with the alternate lunch until the balance of the account is paid. This change in procedure is necessary so that we can continue to provide your child with a nutritious lunch and also be accountable to the debt that can result from charging multiple lunches over time.

We recognize that life can be hectic and that lunch money can be forgotten. If the three-meal charge limit is reached, your child’s school will call you with a reminder and you will have the option to make a payment online at www.mySchoolBucks.com or bring payment in the form of cash or check to your child’s school to pay the account balance. Should you so choose, you can add funds to your child’s account at any time online at www.mySchoolBucks.com to maintain a positive balance and ensure that money is available for your child’s lunch if he or she forgets to bring lunch money on any given day.

If your financial circumstances have changed and, as a result, you are no longer able to provide lunch money for your child(ren), you may call your school principal for a confidential conversation. They will discreetly assist you with this matter.

We thank you in advance for your cooperation in our effort to continue to provide healthful meals to all of our students.

Sincerely,

Dr. Patricia N. Kilburn
Superintendent of Schools

 

Parent Letter in PDF Format

 

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Third Graders Talk Turtles with Mrs. North

Third Graders Talk Turtles with Mrs. North

Banner: World Turtle Day May 23

Students in Mrs. Ammann’s class earned a special treat this morning when Principal North became their teacher for reading class. As part of the school’s SOAR for 4 PBIS program, Elijah Wager selected the monthly incentive to have Mrs. North be his teacher! Mrs. North and the students read a book called “Critter Crossings,”  read an article about painted turtles, did a craft, played a game, and visited with Glebe’s VIT (Very Important Turtle) – Speedy North. Happy World Turtle Day!

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The Lifecycle of the Butterfly

The Lifecycle of the Butterfly

Kindergarten students in Mrs. Edel’s class have been learning about the life cycle of butterflies and enjoyed participating in a butterfly release on May 23rd!

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Student Athletes Selected for Chamber of Commerce Sports Banquet

The Fulton Montgomery Regional Chamber of Commerce will be hosting the 30th Annual Sports Award Banquet at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, June 7, at the Holiday Inn in Johnstown.

Congratulations to our selections from the Athletic Department and everyone in our coaching family here at Johnstown! These student-athletes will represent Johnstown:

  • Claire Guzielek, Aylene Newman and Molly Sear
  • Ben Wager, Trevor Askew and Nick Frasier

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Captains’ Council Field Trip to Wells House

Captains’ Council Field Trip to Wells House

The JHS Captains’ Council recently took a field trip to Wells House to enjoy a luncheon and conversation with residents.  The Athletic department would like to thank all of the captains that attended, together with Mrs. Tracy Russo for helping us to set up our trip.

Captains’ Council is a student leadership program composed of team captains from each sport at Johnstown. It was developed to promote school pride, sportsmanship, integrity and mentoring through athletics. The group also undertakes various community service projects. The council meets at least once a month and is facilitated by Athletic Director Mr. James Robare and School Psychologist Dr. Michael Fraser.

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Board of Education Welcomes Two New Members

The Greater Johnstown School District welcomes newcomers Beverly Alves and Noelle Smrtic, selected by voters during the May 16, 2017 budget vote to fill vacancies on the Board of Education. They have both confirmed their willingness to assume roles as board members commencing with the 2017-18 school year.

Mrs. Alves and Mrs. Smrtic will be sworn-in at the July 2017 re-organizational meeting, together with incumbent Evamarie Mraz. Other district residents comprising Johnstown’s nine-member Board for 2017-18 include Kathy Zajicek, Ronald Beck, Kathy Dougherty, Susanne Fitzgerald, Jennifer Sponnoble and Greg Truckenmiller.

 

 

 

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Warren Street Math Olympiads

Warren Street Math Olympiads

We have had a wonderful Math Olympiad Program this year run by a parent volunteer, Mrs. Connelie.

math olympiads in group photoStudents in fourth through sixth grade are nominated for this program based on high achievement in the area of math.  Students worked throughout the year on math problems through competitions in the Olympiad Program that are a little different than problems they solve in their daily math classes.  You can read all about the Math Olympiad at www.moems.org.

Program Goals:

  • To stimulate enthusiasm and a love for mathematics
  • To introduce important mathematical concepts
  • To teach major strategies for problem solving
  •  To develop mathematical flexibility in solving problems
  •  To strengthen mathematical intuition
  •  To foster mathematical creativity and ingenuity
  •  To provide for the satisfaction, joy, and thrill of meeting challenges

Recently, the Math Olympiad participants created math games such as the ones shown below that were presented at Evening for Education!

Congratulations on all your hard work this year and great job!!  A special thank you to Mrs. Connelie!!

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Budget Vote & Board Election Results

District residents approved the 2017-2018 budget proposition by a vote of 340 in favor and 194 opposed.

Incumbent Evamarie Mraz was re-elected to the Board of Education with 392 votes.  Newcomer Beverly Alves was elected with 371 votes.  Noelle Smrtic was the leader among write-in candidates, with 12 votes (the next closest were Scott Miller with nine and Scott Jeffers with seven).

Thank you to the Johnstown community!

For more information about the 2017-18 budget, visit this page on our website: http://www.johnstownschools.org/budget-vote-board-elections-tuesday-16/

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A Limo Ride to Lunch with the Principal

A Limo Ride to Lunch with the Principal

The top six sellers of the fall C & H fundraiser from each elementary school were awarded a limo ride to lunch with their Principal. Congratulations to Pleasant Avenue’s winners: Morgan Hart, Brok Duesler, Adam Wieczenski, Peyton Schuyler, Addisyn Parham and Cameron Wooster.

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