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October, 2017

Cyber Safety Assembly for Warren Students

Cyber Safety Assembly for Warren Students

Johnstown Police Department’s Officer Dennie presented at Warren Street School this morning on the important topic of Cyber Safety. The school and JPD partnered together to share information from the program Netsmartz. Important messages included how to recognize online risks, how to protect personal information, what to do if they see something inappropriate online, the importance of not meeting face to face with someone they met online, and how to use good “netiquette”/cyber bullying issues.

students sit on gym floor, police officer addresses them

police officer uses microphone to address students

police officer stands in front of assembled students

 

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New Glebe Cafeteria Grand Opening

New Glebe Cafeteria Grand Opening

It’s no trick, but it certainly will be a treat to use Glebe’s new cafeteria tomorrow for breakfast and lunch. For the first time in over 50 years, Glebe students will have a separate dining space from that of the gym. It is 1765 square feet of fun!

Students celebrated the opening of the cafeteria with a whole school dance party. Mrs. North spoke about the great honor, responsibility, and respect that comes with being the first classes to use the cafeteria.

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VIDEO: Bridge Arts Ensemble at Glebe

The Bridge Arts Ensemble was at Glebe today and students were learning about super heroes and why it is important to be honest when you make a mistake!

In the first video clip below, students enjoy a rendition of “Hakuna Matata” from “The Lion King;” in the second video clip a member of the ensemble sings “My Favorite Things” from “The Sound of Music;” and in the third video clip, students dance to a tribal drum beat.

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What Should Mrs. North be for Halloween?

What Should Mrs. North be for Halloween?

Our favorite writing prompt so far! What should Mrs. North be for Halloween? Happy Halloween from Glebe friends!

sun drawn around Mrs. North; she should be a sun

Mrs. North should be a sun for Halloween. She should be this because she brightens everyone’s day.

cupcake drawn around Mrs. North's face

Mrs. North should be a cupcake for Halloween. She should be this because she is nice and thoughtful and sweet.

queen outfit drawn around Mrs. North's face

Mrs. North should be a queen for Halloween. She should be this because she is kind and smart and she loves shoes and she is nice.

shoe fairy drawn around Mrs. North's face

Mrs. North should be a shoe fairy because, I think it fits her personality.

Power Ranger drawn around Mrs. North's face

Mrs. North should be a Power Ranger. She should be this because she keeps us safe.

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Warren Honors Board with Special Video

Warren Street Elementary students filmed and edited a special video for Johnstown’s Board of Education members as part of the state-wide School Boards Recognition Week celebrated October 23-27, 2017. The video was presented during the Board’s October 26 business meeting.

Johnstown’s school board members are elected by the community to serve three year terms without pay. They generously donate their time and energy, working to improve education in the district while balancing the cost to taxpayers. Thank you to all Greater Johnstown School District Board of Education members, past and present!

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Knox News November 2017

Knox News November 2017

The November 2017 Knox News in PDF format is available to print using the free Adobe Acrobat Reader program. 

Halloween Costumes at the Dance

four girls dressed as Alvin and the chipmunks

“Best Group Winners” at the Knox Halloween Dance!

Important Dates to Remember

  • Nov. 1-McDonald’s Night Fundraiser 5:00pm-7:00pm (Proceeds to benefit Odyssey of the Mind)
  • Nov. 3-Basketball Tournament 3 on 3- 5:30pm
  • Nov. 10-Veteran’s Day Observed-SCHOOL IS CLOSED
  • Nov. 16-PTSA mtg. 6:30pm Knox library
  • Nov. 17-Report cards issued to students
  • Knox Dance 7:00pm-9:00pm
  • Nov. 21-Emergency Early Release Drill-Students dismissed at 1:55 pm
  • Nov. 22-24-Thanksgiving Recess Observed-SCHOOL IS CLOSED Dec. 1-Knox Talent Show
  • Dec. 8-PTSA Semi-Formal Dance 7:00pm-9:00pm
  • Dec. 14-Knox Winter Concert
  • Dec. 21-PTSA mtg. 6:30pm Knox library
  • Dec. 25-Jan.1– Holiday Recess- SCHOOL IS CLOSED

Congratulations to our “Student of the Week” Winners

  • Emma Jean Herrick, October 20, 2017, Nominated by Mrs. Elliott
  • Logan Harvey, October 27, 2017, Nominated by Mrs. Schuttenberg

The Family Counseling Center recently offered free T-shirts to all students who filled out a safety plan.

Spirit Week

Science Safety Lab Poster Winners

Eighth grade students in Mr. Fitzgerald’s class recently created science lab safety posters based on safety rules that they have learned in class. The posters are currently displayed throughout the school. Congratulations to the following winners: Peyton Bush, Emily Gelman, Damien Roth, Mickey Winton

Johnstown Public Library Storybook Contest Winners

The Friends of the Johnstown Public Library recently sponsored their annual storybook writing contest. The winners are:

  • 1st place tie
    • Konner Mancini for “The Bunny Named Pickle”
    • Kevin Rankins-Bloom for “The Adventures of Pengie and Jack”
  • 2nd place-Larkin Sardella for “Jimmy’s Big Fight”
  • 3rd place-Alex Cwiakala for “Paul the Porcupine Finds Friends”
  • 4th place-Peyton Bush for ‘The Spell”
  • Honorable Mention– Madison King for “Jake’s Socks”

Congratulations to all of the winners. They will read their books at the Johnstown Public Library on Nov. 7, 2017.

Emergency Drill

Tuesday, November 21, is the annual emergency drill. Knox students will be dismissed at 1:55 pm. This drill is to provide students and parents the opportunity to discuss and practice what should hap- pen when school must be dismissed early in the event of an emergency. Please take the time to dis- cuss with your child:

  • Where your child should go if no one is home?
  • Who should the child call if no one is home?
  • Does the school have accurate information for emergency phone numbers?
  • If your phone number or address have changed, have you notified the school?

On Tuesday, November 21, students are to leave the building promptly and go directly home or to the designated place. Students who need rides should make prior arrangements to be picked up prompt- ly. School personnel will be asked to “Go Home,” so it is very important that you make arrangements for your children.

Glebe-Knox Buddy Program

This year, Mrs. Chaulk and Mrs. Schuttenberg are teaming up with Mrs. Cox to pilot a “buddy program” in which eighth graders from Knox buddy up with third graders from Glebe Street Elementary School to complete activities and projects. The goal of the program is to build positive relationships and cooperative learning skills. Additionally, the program strives to provide the third graders with stimulating opportunities for learning while simultaneously motivating the eighth graders to be positive role models and leaders and promoting self-confidence and responsibility.

Two days a month at dismissal, the eighth graders will spend a half hour at Glebe Street with their buddies reading books, writing stories, conducting science experiments, playing math games, or providing guidance on Chromebooks. Since the eighth graders assume the role of teacher, they are expected to meet ahead of time to participate in the planning and preparation of activities and projects for their buddies. So far this year, Knox students visited their buddies twice.  On the first visit, they guided their buddies in developing a “Getting to Know You” Google Slide on Chromebooks. Most recently, the 8th graders planned, prepared, and implemented four Halloween themed learning stations. Emma Frank, an eighth grader, says of the buddy program, “I love the buddy program! It’s a great way to interact with the kids.” Alexis Dutcher echoes the feeling: “The buddy program is a great learning experience for the kids and us! It’s an overall amazing experience.”

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Bridge Arts Ensemble in Residence

Bridge Arts Ensemble in Residence

The wonderful Bridge Arts Ensemble has been in residence at all the Greater Johnstown Schools for the past two weeks.

After a morning concert at Pleasant Avenue School today, all children participated in a small group workshops with the artists. In the photos below, Pianist Silvie Cheng and Classical Guitarist Thomas Flippin lead kindergarteners in a workshop of reacting to the colors within various pieces of music.

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Exploring the Lifecycle of a Pumpkin

Exploring the Lifecycle of a Pumpkin

Miss Papa’s class is learning about the life cycle of a pumpkin, hands on! After exploring the parts of a pumpkin (stem, skin, seeds and pulp), they planted its seeds inside in order to watch them sprout. They also taste-tested three different flavors of baked pumpkin seeds brought in by Mia Iorio for her classmates to try!

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Girls Who Code

Girls Who Code

words "girls who code"

Learn the concepts of loops, variables, conditionals, and functions that
form the basis for all programming languages – whether you want to build
a website, an app, or a robot.

Free for students grade 7-12
Informational meeting @ Johnstown High School Thursday, November 2nd
2:45pm – 3:45pm Room A112

More information: Contact Mrs. McGuire, Mrs. DuGuay, Mr. Thomarie
www.girlswhocode.com/clubs

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Fall Festival 2017

Fall Festival 2017

JEPTA’s annual Fall Festival was held Friday, October 27th, at Warren Street Elementary School and a great time was had by hundreds of elementary students and their families.

Those attending got to play games, pose for pictures at the fall photo booth, have their face painted, complete holiday crafts, and trick or treat with Johnstown teachers in the safety of the festive school hallways. Donuts and juice were donated by families throughout the district and served as refreshments.

A traditional favorite was getting to see the many pumpkins decorated by each of the elementary classrooms from Pleasant Ave., Glebe Street, and Warren Street schools. The decorated pumpkins were raffled off to attendees at the end of the evening.

Thank you to chair person Christine Lamori and the many JEPTA volunteers that made this free event possible.

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