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November, 2017

A Super Hero Themed Tree

A Super Hero Themed Tree

Students at Pleasant Avenue helped Ms. Spencer decorate the Christmas tree in the front hall. This year’s theme is “super heroes”!!!

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Warren Students of the Month Nov. 2017

Warren Students of the Month Nov. 2017

Congratulations to Warren Street’s Students of the Month for November.  The following students were recognized by students and staff for displaying the trait of Cooperation:  Lindsay Stanton, Elliot Haverly, Baylee Cooper, Isaac Simmons, Jillian Fudger, Alandra Oddy, Casey Lamori, Sierra Lundquist, Sabrina Stanton, Aubree Zajaczkowski, Jonathon Steenburgh, Jena Barker, Kelsey Walker, Sam Stearns (absent), Brooke Weaver, Marcus Wilson, Kurstin Wilson, and Zoey VanEtten.

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Glebe Newsletter Dec. 2017

Glebe Family News – December 2017

Dear Families,

We were excited to see so many of you at Parent-Teacher Conferences and at Accelerated Reader Night. It is important that you and your child’s teacher communicate so that together, you can help develop their pathway to success.  When we see highly interested and involved parents, we see highly interested and involved students.

As always, we have a busy month planned here at Glebe! On December 1st we will kick off the holiday season with a winter sing-a-long in the afternoon. Students are invited to wear red or green. On December 14th at 9:40 we will have our Monthly Morning Program. Our book fair will run December 6-8. You should have received a notice as to which day/time your child’s class will attend. We hope to see you at Santa’s Wonderland from 6-7:30 p.m. on December 7th. Come in your pj’s and have milk and cookies as Santa reads The Polar Express. After our story students may have their picture taken with Santa and will have the opportunity to make three crafts that can be used as presents. The cost is $4 per student. There is no cost for parents to attend and siblings are welcome! Please return the RSVP form so we have enough materials for everyone. The book fair will also be open during Santa’s Wonderland on December 7th from 6-7:30 p.m.

Information about enrichment opportunities will be coming home soon. Sign-ups will be by phone only through Mrs. Ermie. Enrichment opportunities will be offered on a first come, first serve basis.

I hope that you enjoy the holiday season and have the opportunity to celebrate with family and friends. I am very grateful to work in such a wonderful school with dedicated teachers, staff, great students, and families. I wish you good health and continued happiness for 2018!

Sincerely,

Mrs. Abbey North
Glebe Principal

December Calendar

December Events at Glebe

Printable Newsletter

The December 2017 Glebe Newsletter is available to print as a PDF document using the free Adobe Acrobat Reader program.

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Warren Street News Dec. 2017

Warren Street News Dec. 2017

Mark Your Calendars…

word "December"

  • December 3—Sundaes with Santa & Toys for Tots Drive 12-2 pm @ JHS
  • December 6—Student Dismissal @ 11:45 Staff Dev. Day
  • December 7—Board of Ed. Mtg. 6:30 pm @ JHS
  • December 20—Warren St. Winter Concert 7 pm @ JHS PAC
  • December 25-January 1—Holiday Recess!  NO SCHOOL!

word "January"

  • January 1—Holiday Recess!  NO SCHOOL!
  • January 2—JEPTA Mtg. 6 pm @ Glebe St.
  • January 11—Board of Ed. Mtg, 6:00 pm @ JHS
  • January 15—Martin Luther King, Jr. Day NO SCHOOL!
  • January 19—2nd Marking Period Ends (report cards distributed February 2, 2018)
  • January 26—NO SCHOOL! Superintendent’s Conf. Day

Please Join Us

This year’s winter concert will be on Wednesday, December 20th, at 7:00 pm at the Johnstown High School Performing Arts Center. Everyone is welcome to attend. There is no admission fee. We hope to see you at the concert! The students have been working very hard and are excited about performing for you!

A Friendly Reminder

Per the direction of our school physician, Dr. Solby, a district-wide elementary procedure regarding home-baked foods is in effect.

As the holiday season arrives, and students bring in special treats for their classrooms, we must, again, remind you that food, other than fruits and vegetables, must have an ingredients label that the school nurse can check for allergens.

School Closings & Delays

There’s no doubt about it, inclement weather will soon be here.  Please listen to your radio or TV regarding school closings and delays.  When school is closed for the day, night time events will ordinarily be cancelled.  Regarding school delays, the following information is important:

ONE HOUR DELAY—School starts at 10:00 a.m. and breakfast is available at 9:30 a.m. Students will not be able to enter the building until after 9:30 a.m.

TWO HOUR DELAY—School starts at 11:00 a.m. and there will be no breakfast program for the day. Students will not be able to enter the building until after 10:30. a.m.

Cooperation

group photo of Students of the Month in school lobby holding certificates

Students pictured above are recipients of the Student of the Month award for the month of November. They were chosen by teachers and classmates for representing the character trait-Cooperation.

string of Christmas lights

Spirit of the Holidays Celebration

We would like to have some festive fun the week before the holiday break.  We are asking the students to dress up for these special holiday “spirit days.”  This is totally voluntary but we thought this would help to set the mood during this exciting week of school.

  • Monday, Dec. 18 – Holiday Colors Day – wear green & red for Christmas or blue & white for Hanukah. Break out your festive attire!
  • Tuesday, Dec 19 – Flannel Day – wear something flannel.
  • Wednesday, Dec. 20 – Holiday Socks and Headwear – show your spirit with holiday accessories like socks, jewelry, hats, and/or headbands.
  • Thursday, Dec. 21 – Ugly Sweater Day – join the staff in this traditional event. Get creative! You don’t need to spend a lot of money. Maybe you could visit a second-hand shop and decorate your own.
  • Friday, Dec. 22- Pajama Day – get comfy while we watch our school wide movie and have classroom parties (slippers are welcome, but please make sure you change into them at school).

Happy Holidays from the Warren Street Staff!

string of Christmas lights

A PDF copy of the December 2017 Warren Newsletter can be printed using the free Adobe Acrobat Reader program. 

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Art Assistant

Art Assistant

Art Assistant is the title you could earn if you are the Soar for 4 weekly winner! Congrats to this friend who assisted Mrs. Fisk last week!

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Penny Harvest Raises Money for Charity

Penny Harvest Raises Money for Charity

Glebe Street Elementary School students raised over $200 during their fall Penny Harvest and now four lucky charities will each receive a $50 check! The money raised will be donated to Ronald McDonald House, St. Jude, the Regional Animal Shelter, and the Brennan Memorial Humane Society.  Great job Penny Harvest Committee making tough decisions!

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JTA Honors School Related Professionals

JTA Honors School Related Professionals

Cake decorated with words "Thank you School Related Professionals"School Related Professionals Recognition Day was celebrated across the Greater Johnstown School District on Tuesday, November 22nd, to acknowledge the contributions of SRP’s in helping to educate the whole student. School Related Professionals perform a variety of key roles in schools, working as bus drivers, school nurses, central office staff, custodians, secretaries, teacher aides, building and grounds staff, and food service workers. school nurse holding gift from JTA

To make this day special for valued coworkers, the Johnstown Teachers’ Association provided gifts, delicious treats, and notes of thanks for the SRP’s in our district.  SRP’s are essential to keeping our schools running smoothly, and keeping our kids safe and healthy.  We thank all of our School Related Professionals for their tireless efforts.

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A Feast for our Feathered Friends

A Feast for our Feathered Friends

First graders in Mrs. Lisicki’s classroom have been working on a special Nature Trail project, to provide some cold weather sustenance for our Northeast backyard bird friends.

In order to first build some background knowledge, the students read books about birds, including “Feathers For Lunch” by Lois Ehlert. The Johnstown Public Library provided many other books on backyard birds as well. They also watched a video about wintertime birds in the central and eastern US that included fantastic footage of our winged friends and audio recordings of their bird calls.

The week prior to setting out for a walk on the Nature Trail, the class made special bird food “cookies.” When the day of the walk finally arrived, they were elated to hang their hand-crafted bird feeders on the branches of trees and bushes.  They even heard the chickadees say “thank you,” as they reached the end of their nature walk.

Special thanks to the buildings and grounds crew for their upkeep of the Harry and Julia Wilson Nature Trail, as well as to local residents Ryan and Mary Baxter for their recent donation to this treasure that brings so much joy and learning to kids and adults alike!

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A Charlie Brown Style Thanksgiving Meal

A Charlie Brown Style Thanksgiving Meal

Pleasant Avenue students gathered in the gym on Tuesday, November 21, to share a Charlie Brown style Thanksgiving meal of buttered toast, popcorn, pretzel sticks and jelly beans. While turkey with the traditional trimmings may have been absent from the feast, there were still plenty of smiles on hand!

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Students Selected for NYSSMA Festival

Students Selected for NYSSMA Festival

five students pose for group photo

Five Johnstown High School students were selected for and performed in the NYSSMA Zone 7 Area All State Music Festival this past weekend, November 17 and 18, in Saratoga Springs.  All students were selected based on their Spring 2017 NYSSMA All-State Solo auditions.

Chorus:

  • Emily Barker, Alto 1
  • Sandra Trueworthy, Alto 1
  • Jordyn Stoutner, Alto 2
  • Hunter Hill, Bass 2

Band:

  • Lillian Nevins, Flute

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