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February, 2018

Make It Monday – Spring Schedule

Make It Monday – Spring Schedule

 

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Stop by and try something  new!

Make It Monday is an enrichment club that is open to all Knox students, with cool crafts to try two Mondays each month. No need to sign up to attend; come to one session or come to them all!

Location: Mrs. Rusnica’s – Room 113
Time: 2:15-3:00

Spring Schedule:

  • March 5: Animal Pony Bead Key Chains
  • March 19: Emoji Stress Balls
  • April 16-223: Break for Cupcake Wars Competition
  • May 7: Mother’s Day Chocolates and Bath Bombs
  • May 21: Upcycle Craft TBA

The  Make It Monday Spring Schedule is available to print as a PDF document using the free Adobe Acrobat Reader program.

 

 

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Glebe Newsletter March 2018

Glebe Newsletter March 2018

Message from the Principal

Dear Families,

Happy March! Time surely flies!  We have a busy month planned at Glebe! We will have an amazing time celebrating Read Across America Day (3/2). Students will celebrate literacy with an assembly, guest readers, stations, and special Seuss prizes. Students are encouraged to dress Seuss! Our kick off RAAD assembly will be at 9:10 Friday.

Students will have the opportunity to participate in Pick a Reading Partner (PARP) March 5th through 23rd. Students will receive a PARP Bingo board on March 2nd. There are several reading tasks on the board. Students can earn incentives based on how many “spaces” they fill up with signatures. If you read at home with your child, please sign their board in the appropriate space. Students will have an opportunity to participate in some activities in school (listen to a guest reader, read with a buddy, drop everything and read, etc.) and your child’s teacher will sign their board for those “spaces”. We will have AR Night on March 15th, a book swap on March 15th, and a Story and a Slice event on March 21st. We are looking for volunteer readers for this event from 6-6:30 p.m. Please call the office to sign up! PARP Bingo boards are due on March 23rd.  No late boards will be accepted.

There is a lot happening this month at Glebe! The March JEPTA meeting will be on the 7th at 6 p.m. (PA Library). The JHS Student Council will sponsor a staff volleyball tournament on March1st at 6:30 p.m. Come to the Warren St. gym to watch our Glebe volleyball team compete! March 8th will be our Morning Program at 9:40 a.m. On March 13th our students will celebrate math with a day of fun; we will be holding our first annual Mathapalooza!

Our third grade students will take the NYS ELA test at the beginning of April. Please be sure students are well rested, eat a good breakfast, and arrive to school on-time the morning of the tests.  If your child is sick, please do not send them to school. If they are not feeling their best, the test may not be an accurate reflection of their ability. We do have a small make-up window for testing.

English Language Arts – April 11th & 12th

We hope you have a healthy and happy spring. Hopefully we will get some sunshine soon! We look forward to seeing you sometime this month!

Sincerely,

Mrs. Abbey North, Principal

Have YOU Considered Serving on the Board of Education?

On May 15, 2018, voters in the Greater Johnstown School District will have the opportunity to elect three individuals to serve three-year terms on the district’s nine-member Board of Education. We need good people to step forward to help shape the future!

In order to serve as a board member, an individual must be at least 18 years old, a qualified voter in the school district, able to read and write, and must reside in the school district for one year before the election. Board members cannot be employees of the school. There can only be one board member in a household.

In order to appear on the ballot, candidates must file a nominating petition with the District Clerk, signed by 100 qualified district voters. You do not need to be affiliated with a political party. Nominating Petitions are available in the District Business Office and on the school website: www.johnstownschools.org. Completed petitions must be received by the District Clerk no later than 5 p.m. on April 25, 2018.

If you would like more information, please call the District Clerk at 518-762-4611 ext. 3119.

Read Across America Day
Dress Seuss & Wear Sneakers
March 2018

 

Printable Newsletter

The March 2018 Glebe Newsletter is available to print as a PDF document using the free Adobe Acrobat Reader program.

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Knox News March 2018

Knox News March 2018

The March 2018 Knox News in PDF format is available to print using the free Adobe Acrobat Reader program.

Congratulations to Knox 2nd Quarter Student of the Week Winners!

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Have YOU Considered Serving on the Board of Education?

On May 15, 2018, voters in the Greater Johnstown School District will have the opportunity to elect three individuals to serve three-year terms on the district’s nine-member Board of Education. We need good people to step forward to help shape the future!

In order to serve as a board member, an individual must be at least 18 years old, a qualified voter in the school district, able to read and write, and must reside in the school district for one year before the election. Board members cannot be employees of the school. There can only be one board member in a household.

In order to appear on the ballot, candidates must file a nominating petition with the District Clerk, signed by 100 qualified district voters. You do not need to be affiliated with a political party. Nominating Petitions are available in the District Business Office and on the school website: www.johnstownschools.org. Completed petitions must be received by the District Clerk no later than 5 p.m.on April 25, 2018.

If you would like more information, please call the District Clerk at518-762-4611 ext. 3119.

Upcoming Events

  • March 2-3rd Quarter Progress Reports Distributed
  • March 7-All City Concert
  • March 9-NYSSMA Solo Festival
  • March 10-Odyssey of the Mind Regional Competition
  • March 11-Daylight Savings Time Begins
  • March 14-Superendent’s Conference Day – NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS
  • March 15-Knox PTSA Mtg. Library 6:30pm
  • March 16-Knox Dance 7-9pm
  • March 20-First Day of Spring!
  • March 28-PTSA Founder’s Day Dinner 5:30pm at Harolds Restaurant
  • March 29-3rd Quarter Marking  Period Ends
  • March 30-Good Friday Observed NO SCHOOL
  • March 30-April 6-Spring Break –NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS
  • April 13-3rd Quarter Report Cards Distributed
  • April 19-Knox PTSA Mtg. Library 6:30pm

Congratulations Student of the Week Winners

Madison King, 2/16/18, nominated by Mr. Yager

Honor Roll Qtr 2 85-85.99

Grade 7

Hailey Anderson,Ethan Angus,Garrett Bobowski,Peyton Bramer,Jordan Fox,Lillian Fudger,Roger Gordon IV,Ian Hill,Julieanna Hisert,Tyler Hutchison,Kelsey Jackson,Olivia Kilmer,Warren Maas II,Phoenix Maxam,Hannah Maxson,Mercedes Milby,Justin Nawrot,Sara Parent,Emily Pertell,Elvis Ramirez-Vasquez,Makiya Smith,Kyle Stegel,Collin Suchy, Adam Sweet,Zachary Tallon,Lilia White,Anthony Zajaczkowski

Grade 8

Maryann Austin,Garrett Barnett,Natalie Baxter, Jason Beck,Kelsey Bombard,Jaycee Buck,Conner Edel,Lena Fonda,Emma Frank,William Gerlach,Lillie Bell Hawk, Emma Jean Herrick,Braeton Lawton,William Ovitt,Larkin Sardella,Zachary Tierney

Grade 9

Zoey Bailey

High Honor Roll Qtr. 2 90 & Above

Grade 7

Molly Ahrens,Claire Anderson,Talia Anderson,Cameron Arminio,Evan Baker,Isabella Bermas,Emily Blood, Ethan Blood,Shyanne Brownell,Jaidyn Chest,Madelyn Connelie,Andrew Cruz,Collin Davis,Alex DeMagistris,Tyler Downing,Vincent Ecker,Jayden Elston,Augustus Fagan,Amia Hall,Emilia Haverly,Brooklynn Heroth,Autumn Kurtz,Donald Long,Alexander Lopez,Trey Naselli,Emma Richardson,Vincent Rizzo,Ally Salamack,Ayaka Sasaki,Nicole Simon,Alexis Smith,Molly Sweeney,Nicole Wendolski,Alyssa Whitbeck,Reegan Wilcox

Grade 8

Carter Ackerbauer,Shawn Ammann,Kaileigh Angus,Dylan Barter,Loryn Blake,Connor Brown,Emma Brown,Abigail Brownell,Roslyn Chapin,Patrick Clemence,Petra Conyne,Alexander Cwiakala,Cecelia D’Amore,Brooke Delgado, sabella Dittmer,Alexis Dutcher,Kalena Eaton,Natalie Flint,Emily Gelman,Sierrah Guyette,Logan Harvey,Madison King.Benjamin Krempa,Connor Lago,Makenzie Lang,Isabella Lewis,Konner Mancini,Anastasija Morse,Kaidince Nellis,Jesse Norris,Ethan Petrie,Hailey Preston,Hannah Richardson,Damien Roth,Alexa Savage,Luke Solby,Gigi Stefic,Jared Stewart,Zachary VanAernam,Steven VanNostrand,Jaden Wilson,Mickey Winton

Grade 9

Brandon Eiss

Student Council

On Valentine’s Day, student council members treated Knox students to a heart shaped lollipop at lunch. Thank you to our student council members and to Mrs. Bruno for a delicious treat!

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School Safety in the Johnstown School District

The horrific incident at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida was a senseless and tragic event and our sympathies go out to all affected.

One of our primary concerns as a school district is student safety and, when tragedies such as this occur, it forces us to look at the protocols we have in place and to think about what we might do differently.

Some of our reinforced safety and security practices include:

  • Secured, single point vestibule entrance points for all buildings.
  • A requirement for all visitors to sign in at each building via the main office.
  • Surveillance cameras inside and out at all buildings.
  • Regular safety drills for students, faculty and staff.
  • Emergency Crisis Teams in every building.
  • A District-wide School Safety Plan and Building-level Emergency Response Plans (see Board Policy 5681).

Other support and awareness practices include:

  • School counselors and psychologists employed throughout our school district.
  • Counseling and other services provided for students in need.
  • Collaboration and communication with the Johnstown Police Department, and various mental health and social welfare agencies throughout Fulton & Montgomery Counties.
  • Character Education/Bullying Awareness programs throughout our districts’ schools.

Please know that our school administrators and staff will continue to work with law enforcement to investigate any and all situations that could jeopardize school safety.

Please remember that school safety is also a community responsibility. In that regard, students, parents and community members are reminded that, if you see something, say something. Please contact a principal or administrator if you hear or see things that seem questionable.

Resources for parents and children

In addition to people directly affected by tragic events, as media coverage of stories continue, students may have questions or concerns. The following resources offer some guidance:

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Police Determine Social Media Threats Not Credible

The Greater Johnstown School District is aware of social media posts made over the weekend that involved threats to the Gloversville Middle School and possibly extended to Johnstown Schools.

Gloversville and Johnstown Police Departments have investigated the social media posting and the related concerns as shared on various social media outlets. They have found no credible threats at this time.

We continue to prioritize the safety and security of our students and our employees, and we appreciate the gravity regarding such threats.

Each of our schools will continue to employ their existing security measures, and the Johnstown Police will increase their school patrols during the day, tomorrow.

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Warren Street News March 2018

Warren Street News March 2018

PDF copy of the March 2018 Warren Newsletter can be printed using the free Adobe Acrobat Reader program.

Mark Your Calendars…

March

  • March 6&8 – Odyssey of the Mind Dress Rehearsal, 5 -7 pm @ Knox Jr. High
  • March 7 – JEPTA Meeting 6 pm @ Pleasant Ave.
  • March 7 – All City Concert 7 pm @ JHS PAC
  • March 8 – An Afternoon of Music, Grades 5-12
  • March 8 – Board of Ed. Mtg. 6:30 pm @ JHS
  • March 9-10 – NYSSMA Solo Festival @ Saratoga Middle School
  • March 10 – Odyssey of the Mind Regional Competition @ Fonda Fultonville School
  • March 11 – Daylight Savings Time Begins
  • March 14 – Superintendent’s Conference Day No School for Students
  • March 21 – Literacy Night @ Warren St.
  • March 22 – Board of Ed. Mtg. 6:30 pm @ JHS
  • March 27 – Talent Show Tryouts After School
  • March 30-April 5 – Spring Break!  NO SCHOOL!

April

  • April 2-6 NO SCHOOLSPRING BREAK!
  • April 10-13—Kindergarten Registration @ District Office
  • April 11—JEPTA Meeting 6:00 pm @ Glebe St.
  • April 11-13—NYS ELA Testing for Grades 3-6
  • April 13—Third Marking Period Ends
  • April 17—Talent Show 6:30 pm @ Warren St.
  • April 19—Special BOE Mtg. 5:00 pm @ JHS
  • April 19 – Facilities Committee Mtg. 5:30 pm @ JHS
  • April 25—BOE Mtg. 6:30 pm @ JHS
  • April 26—STEAM Fair @ Warren St. 5:30-7:00 pm=
  • April 27—Report Cards Distributed

March is “Music In Our Schools Month”

Congratulations to the students chosen to participate in the All County Festival that was held in February.  Students were able to sing in a large choir comprised of students throughout the county.

The All City concert will be held on Wednesday, March 7, and will showcase the performing instrumental and vocal ensemble of the Johnstown School District in celebration of March as national “Music in our Schools” month.  The concert will be held at the Johnstown High School Performing Arts Center at 7:00 p.m.

On March 8, our fifth and sixth grade band and chorus students will participate in “An Afternoon of Music,” sponsored by the Johnstown Music Department.

Have YOU Considered Serving on the Board of Education?

On May 15, 2018, voters in the Greater Johnstown School District will have the opportunity to elect three individuals to serve three-year terms on the district’s nine-member Board of Education. We need good people to step forward to help shape the future!

In order to serve as a board member, an individual must be at least 18 years old, a qualified voter in the school district, able to read and write, and must reside in the school district for one year before the election. Board members cannot be employees of the school. There can only be one board member in a household.

In order to appear on the ballot, candidates must file a nominating petition with the District Clerk, signed by 100 qualified district voters. You do not need to be affiliated with a political party. Nominating Petitions are available in the District Business Office and on the school website: www.johnstownschools.org. Completed petitions must be received by the District Clerk no later than 5 p.m. on April 25, 2018.

If you would like more information, please call the District Clerk at 518-762-4611 ext. 3119.

Odyssey of the Mind

Odyssey of the Mind teams have been working hard to be ready for competition on March 10, 2018, at Fonda-Fultonville Central School.  Teams are made up of 5-7 students, and they have been working most of the school year to prepare for the upcoming event. Students will perform a skit no longer than eight minutes, which they created to solve the problem they chose to work on.  On March 9, watch for team members to be wearing their Odyssey of the Mind shirts.  When you see an Odyssey member, please wish them good luck at competition!

Warren Street STEAM Fair

By: Tara S., Natalie W., and Ms. Cordts

We are so excited for the first Warren Street STEAM Fair! The STEAM Fair will be held in the gymnasium on April 26th from 5:30-7:00 pm. We will also have a session in the afternoon so all students can view the projects! Students can choose any topic they would like to learn about and research to find information on it. This can include: science, technology, engineering, an artist, music, a time in history, math, or geography. We hope everyone will participate in some way! Once you have a topic, start with a question (hypothesis), search to find the answer and display what you have learned. Students from all grades can work on their own or in a group. We are excited for you to share your research!

Accelerated Reader Update

By: Anonymous

Accelerated Reading has been very fun. Each month, we have an assembly where the top reading classes compete in Olympic-style games. Each class represents a different country and we begin each assembly with a parade of nations. In February, the competitions were very close. Everyone did an amazing job reading and competing!

This month, Mrs. Peck announced that there would be a special Wildcard game at the assembly. For classes to participate, all students in a class need to have two AR points earned. There is much mystery about this event, so read a lot so that you can participate! Additionally, don’t forget to stop by the Library and pick up a Gold Medal Book Review form to be entered into the monthly drawing!

Be the Nice Kid

Credit: Bryan Scavnak, author of “Happy Golf Starts Here”

globe with smiley face on it and words circling it "just be nice" "good goes around"Some kids are SMARTER than you,
Some kids have cooler clothes THAN YOU,
Some kids are better at sports THAN YOU.
IT DOESN’T MATTER!
You have your thing too.
Be the kid who can GET ALONG.
Be the kid who is generous.
Be the kid who is happy for other people.
Be the kid who does the RIGHT THING
Be the nice kid!

 

 

 

 

 

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Athletes of the Week – Alpine Ski

Athletes of the Week – Alpine Ski

Congratulations to Tyler Kortz and Molly Lake. These students have demonstrated Character, Scholarship, Leadership and Responsibility. They have worked hard on the slopes as well as in the classroom to improve and achieve at the highest academic and athletic levels.

Tyler Kortz and Molly Lake hold certificates of recogniton

Athletes of the Week for Alpine Ski: Tyler Kortz and Molly Lake

 

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Athletes of the Week: Nordic Ski

Athletes of the Week: Nordic Ski

Congratulations to Abigail Gottung and Dominic DiScioscia. These students have demonstrated Character, Scholarship, Leadership and Responsibility. They have worked hard on the trails as well as in the classroom to improve and achieve at the highest academic and athletic levels.

Athletes of the Week for Nordic Ski – Abigail Gottung and Dominic DiSciosia

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101 Days of School, 101 Dalmatians

101 Days of School, 101 Dalmatians

As Pleasant Avenue students celebrated the 101st day of the school year, some special visitors popped in to join the festivities. Spotted in the hallways: Cruella De Vil and a few of the 101 Dalmatians!

 

 

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Elementary BINGO a Huge Success

Elementary BINGO a Huge Success

The Elementary BINGO Night held at Glebe Street on February 15 was a huge success! Thank you volunteers! We hope everyone had fun!

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