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May, 2018

Glebe Newsletter June 2018

Dear Families,

The end of the school year has arrived!  I thank our students, teachers, and staff for their determination and hard work and I thank you for your dedication and support! It was a successful year for our children in so many ways. Together, we made it so!

Please remember we will have our annual Awards Assembly on June 20th at 9:30 a.m. at Knox Junior High.  If your child is receiving an award, you will be notified in writing or by phone. Our last day of school is a full day on June 21st. It will, however, be filled with fun; Play Day and a visit to the ice cream truck. Please review with your child(ren) the importance of adhering to safe dismissal procedures (use of crosswalks, walking bikes, wearing helmets, walking on sidewalks, etc.). As a rule, please remember families waiting for their child(ren) are respectfully asked not to enter the school building, but to wait under the canopy to greet their child(ren). The building is very busy at dismissal time.

Throughout the month, please remember if you are changing your child’s transportation (i.e. walking, not riding the bus or picking up, not riding the bus) please notify the office by 1 p.m. each day by phone or in writing. This helps us ensure a safe dismissal for all students.  A reminder, please fill out the Transportation Information Form that was sent home last month. In addition, if you need to register your child for the shuttle bus for next school year, forms are available in the Main Office.

Please remember that all lunch charges must be paid in full before the last day of school. We discourage students from “charging” this month. If you need to check your child’s lunch account or have questions, please call us at 762-3714 and someone from the cafeteria would be glad to assist you. Remember, any owed charges or credits WILL transfer to your child’s fall 2018 lunch account balance. Lastly, if your child received free or reduced lunch this school year, their current enrollment will stand through September 2018. In September it is VERY important to fill out a new form to enroll in the program. A new enrollment form will be sent home in September.

We are looking forward to a fresh, new start to the school year in September. We wish our third graders good luck as they move on to Warren Street, and we are excited to welcome the incoming second grade students to Glebe. I hope you have a wonderful, fun, relaxing summer! It is so very important to keep learning throughout the summer- the Johnstown Public Library hosts a fantastic summer reading program for your child(ren) to enjoy!  Thank you for sharing your children with me- they continue to amaze me each and every day!  I look forward to a fabulous fall !

Warm Wishes!

Mrs. Abbey North

Principal, Glebe Street Elementary School

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

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Glebe June Calendar for Families

Be sure to mark your calendars so you don’t miss out on any of the following upcoming events:

  • June 1 – Rain date 4-6 track meet
  • June 4 – AR Level 4 Grade 3 Hike
  • June 5 – AR Level 4 Grade 2 Hike
  • June 6 – 5:15, Color Run Meeting
    • 6 p.m. PTA (PA
  • June 7 – 6 p.m. Board of Ed
  • June 11 – AR Level 5 Adk Museum Presentation
  • June 12 – Transition Day
    • 3:30 GLT
  • June 14 – 9:45 Flag Day Assembly (wear red, white & blue)
    • AR Pool Party 12:30
  • June 15 – Grad Walk 9:30
    • Quarter 4 Ends
    • AR Pool Party 12:30
  • June 16 9:40 & 10:10 Grade 3 Library Presentation
  • June 20 – 9:30 End of Year Awards Assembly @ Knox
  • June 21 – Play Day 10 a.m. – Noon
    • Ice Cream Truck!
    • LAST DAY for KIDS

Printable version of the Glebe June calendar

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Odyssey Posts Amazing Results at Worlds

Odyssey Posts Amazing Results at Worlds

The Knox Junior High Odyssey of the Mind team performed wonderfully in their first experience at a world level competition. There were 69 teams in their problem and division, and they finished very respectably in 18th place overall.

The main part of the competition revolves around an 8-minute skit created and performed completely by the seven team members. This long term problem is the part that the team worked on for most of the school year.  When looking at their scores on this part alone, the Energetic Engineers came in third in the WORLD! They were only beat by Poland and Japan, making their long term problem first in the United States. That is amazing for our small Johnstown School District, which has only been participating in the program for three years.

A huge shout out to the fantastic Johnstown community for supporting the team on their trip to Iowa last week. Not only did community members help the team raise the $13,000 needed for travel and competition fees, they cheered the students on every step of the way. We are ​so proud of the way this team represented Johnstown and how the whole community rallied behind this special group of students!

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Peer Reading Fun at Glebe

Peer Reading Fun at Glebe

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Thank you for “An Enchanted Evening”

The Johnstown High School Class of 2019 would like to take this opportunity to thank the many people involved in helping to make the JHS 2018 Prom, “An Enchanted Evening,” a success:

  • Mike Millias at the St. Patrick’s Masonic Lodge for allowing us to use such a beautiful facility,
  • JHS principal Scott Hale,
  • Interim Assistant principal Michael Beatty,
  • GJSD custodian Jon Pyne who always goes above and beyond for our district,
  • Johnstown High School teacher chaperones,
  • Open Lenz Photography, Christina VanValkenburgh and Kelly Etherton,
  • DJ Brad Hayner of Twisted Tunes,
  • Tara Adams for donating the prom invitations.
  • All of the parents, grandparents and friends of the Class of 2019 who donated the refreshments,
  • Class of 2020 students who helped with prom walk and serving at the prom,
  • Class of 2019 prom committee and students who worked so hard to make their prom such a memorable event in their high school career.

If we have forgotten anyone, we sincerely apologize.

Tracey Hildebrandt and Lisa VanAernam
Class of 2019 Co-Advisors

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Grad Walk 2018

If you would like to participate in Grad Walk 2018 on June 15th, please print, read and sign the attached sheet. Make sure you read it carefully, sign it and return it to guidance by Wednesday, June 6th.

Students must arrive at the high school by 8:45 AM. The class will be visiting Warren Street, Glebe Street and Pleasant Avenue Elementary Schools by bus. Students who wish to participate in Grad Walk at Wheelerville UFSD must have their own transportation and arrive there by 11:00 AM.

This is not a mandatory event, however, it is a great way to see your old teachers and to inspire and motivate the elementary students to do well.

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JHS June 2018 Exam Schedule

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

  • 8 a.m., Global History & Geography – Gym

Friday, June 8, 2018

  • 8 a.m., Global 9 – Gym
  • 8 a.m., TLP – D109
  • 8 a.m., Forensics  – Small Cafe
  • 12 p.m., Pre-Calc – Gym
  • 12 p.m., Calc – Gym
  • 12 p.m., Algebra II/Trig – Local – Gym
  • 12 p.m., Spanish 1B – Small Cafe
  • 12 p.m., Spanish 1B – Large Cafe

Monday, June 11, 2018

  • 8 a.m., English 10 – Gym
  • 8 a.m., Spanish 4 & 5 – Large Cafe
  • 12 p.m., English 9  – Gym

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

  • 8 a.m., ELA  – Gym
  • 12 p.m., Algebra 1 – Gym

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

  • 8 a.m., U.S. History & Government – Gym
  • 12 p.m., Living Environment – Gym

Thursday, June 14, 2018

  • 8 a.m., Physical Setting/Earth Science – Gym
  • 12 p.m., Algebra II – Gym

Friday, June 15, 2018

  • 8 a.m., GEM – A118
  • 12 p.m., GEM – A118

Monday, June 18, 2018

  • 8 a.m., GEM – A118
  • 8 a.m., Spanish 2 – Gym
  • 12 p.m., GEM – A118
  • 12 p.m., Spanish 3 – Large Cafe

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

  • 8 a.m., Geometry – Gym
  • Physical Setting/Physics – Gym

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

  • 8 a.m., Physical Setting/Chemistry – Gym

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Second Grade Supply List 2018-19

Dear Parents and Second Grade Students,

Welcome to second grade!  This is a quick note to let you know what supplies you will need to begin the year in September.

All students are responsible for having:

  • (2) 24 count packages of Ticondaroga pencils
  • (2) packages of pencil top erasers
  • (1) zippered pencil pouch for crayons
  • (1) pencil box for pencils, glue sticks, etc.
  • (2) 2-pocket folders of choice (plastic)
  • (1) pronged plastic folder
  • (2) packs of 3×3 Post-it Notes
  • (1) four pack of Expo low odor dry erase markers
  • (2) 24 count Crayola crayons
  • (1) box of colored pencils
  • (10) Elmer’s glue sticks
  • (2) boxes of tissues
  • (1)  pair child scissors
  • (1) container of Lysol-type disinfecting wipes
  • (1) pair of ear buds or headphones

If your child has supplies from previous years, feel free to use (e.g. a pencil box or scissors). Please remember to label all supplies with your child’s name. There will be a Welcome Back to School available on Wednesday, August 29th, from 10-12. If you choose, you may do a self-guided tour and/or drop off your supplies.  We look forward to meeting you in September!

Sincerely,

Your Second Grade Teachers

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School Museum Opens for Season on Sat., June 2

The Johnstown School Museum, located at 501 Glebe Street, Johnstown, NY (in the “white house” behind Knox Junior High), will open for the season on Saturday, June 2, 2018. Stop by and visit between 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.!

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Second Grade Trip to Aquarium

Second Grade Trip to Aquarium

The second graders had a fun trip to the aquarium last week. Learning about different habitats!

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