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Information of importance to all schools in the district
(i.e., stranger-danger tips, health and safety
etc.) is posted to the district homepage of the GJSD Web
site. When checking your individual school’s page,
please remember to check the district homepage, as well.
Street Newsletter Available Online
following issues of our monthly Glebe Street newsletter
are now available to read on line:
Message from the Principal - June
end of the school year has arrived! I thank our
students, teachers, and other 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! [Read
Day - June 17
students will participate in a "Field Day" on Monday,
June 17, (rain date June 19). Please refer to this
Field Day flyer for suggestions on how to prepare
your child to take part in this fun event.
Elementary Track Meet & Big 3 Barbeque
On Thursday, June 6,
2013, the fourth, fifth and sixth graders from Glebe,
Pleasant and Warren met up at Knox Field to participate
in the district's elementary track meet.
Click to read more and see photos.
Important Notes for June:
students will receive a yearbook this year compliments
of the Glebe Street Elementary PTA. Yearbooks will be
delivered on June 20th.
June 20 - Awards Assembly, 9:15 a.m. Families &
friends welcome! You will be notified if your child is
receiving an award.
June 21 - Grade 6 Promotion and Awards, 9:30 a.m.
Family & friends welcome!
June 20 & 21 will be half-days of school. Students
will dismiss at 12:05. Lunch will be served before
NYSAHPERD Morley Award Winners Recognized
Twenty-four Greater Johnstown School District Students
have been ecognized by the Capital Zone of the New York
State Association of Health, Physical Education,
Recreation and Dance with the 2013 Sandy Morley Physical
Education Leadership. Over 600 students from 37
school districts were recognized for excellence in
physical education and outstanding leadership
characteristics during a ceremony on at Hudson Valley
Community College on May 6, 2013.
Click here to see names and photos of Johnstown's
Grade Level Grouping Updates
Please click on
the "Grade Level Grouping" link in the column on the
left side of this page for the latest
news and developments regarding the status of Grade
Level Grouping (elementary restructuring) in the
Johnstown School District.
Volleyball for Girls in Grades
The JHS varsity volleyball team will be hosting an open
gym at the high school from 4 – 5 p.m. on Wednesdays in
May for Johnstown elementary girls in grades 3-6. There
is no cost to participate. Come join us!
Elementary Foul Shooting
On Saturday, March 23rd, Johnstown's physical education
staff held their annual elementary foul shooting
contest. In order to qualify, the students first
competed in foul shooting contests as part of a
basketball unit in their physical education classes.
Click here to see a picture of the winners!
Graders Take to the Pool
Street's third graders participated in a swimming unit
at the high school pool between November 27 and December
7. Mrs. Cromer, Glebe Street's physical education
teacher, taught the students the fundaments of swimming,
including how to float, the front stroke and the back
stroke. They also learned about the safety aspect of
being in the water and using the buddy system while
swimming. Swimming photos:
York State Public Health Law Section 613 requires that
schools post influenza educational material. Parents and
caregivers are encouraged to refer to
guidelines from our school district nurses; read the
NYSDOH Seasonal Flu Guide for Parents;
or visit the
NYS Dept of Health web site.
Level Grouping Forums Dec. 13 & 20
Board of Education and Administration invite all
parents, staff and community members to participate in
two evenings of collaborative discussion to help
formulate a prospective plan for Grade Level Grouping in
the Greater Johnstown School District. These
discussions, scheduled for 7-9 p.m. on Thursday,
December 13, and from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, December 20,
will take place in the large cafeteria at Johnstown High
Click here to learn more.
is Coming to Town Nov. 25
Sundaes with Santa & Toys For Tots Drive
HO! HO! HO! Join JHS Class of 2015 as they welcome Santa
and his elves to Johnstown from 12 - 2:30 p.m. on
Sunday, November 25. Come and have your picture taken
with Santa, make a frame to put it in, decorate and eat
a cookie and make your own ice cream sundae. Presale
tickets are available until Wed., November 21st in all
elementary school offices for $5. Tickets at the door
are $6. Parents and adults attend free, but please bring
a toy to donate for the Toys for Tots drive. *Please
note the venue has changed from last year - we will be
at the Johnstown Community Center this year.*
Bike & Walk
to School Day, Oct. 24
Glebe Street students and families are encouraged to
walk or bike to school on October 24th. We invite Glebe
students to get a healthy start to their day while
learning more about community safety. The Johnstown
Police Department will provide in-school Community
Safety Presentations to students on October 22nd. As
students arrive on the 24th, they will receive a
certificate of participation and a healthy snack.
Everyone can participate! If your child cannot walk or
ride their bike to school, they will be encouraged to
walk at recess time! The JPD will be present the morning
of the 24th to ensure student and staff safety!
Decorating Party for Second & Third Graders
Sponsored by the JHS Class of 2015
On Tuesday, October 23, from 6 - 7:30 p.m., the JHS
Class of 2015 will host a Pumpkin Decorating Party for
second and third graders in the high school's small
cafe. The cost is $5 per student and includes pumpkin
decorating, making a craft and enjoying delicious treats! If you
would like to join the fun, return this
sign-up form to your school secretary by October 18,
together with your payment.
Annual Family Fall Festival - Sat., Oct. 13
The three elementary PTAs will be hosting their second
annual Family Fall Festival from noon to 2 p.m. on
October 13 at Jansen Avenue School. Admission, music, and
fun-filled events are free, but please bring a
non-perishable food item to be donated to the local food
pantry. Lunch items will be available for purchase from
a concession stand sponsored by the JHS Class of 2015.
Rain date will be Sunday, October 14.
Elementary Dismissal Time is 3:10 p.m.
Regular dismissal time in the Greater Johnstown School District
begins at 3:10 p.m. for elementary students. In
order that a full educational day may be provided, the
prior practice of dismissing at 3 p.m. will no longer be
observed. The assistance of parents/guardians and staff
in observing a 3:10 p.m. dismissal time is most
your school shopping over the summer and come to school
prepared in September using this list of
school supplies for 2012-2013.
Internet Searches & Purchases Can Benefit Glebe Street
What if Glebe Street School earned a
donation every time you searched the Internet? Or how
about if a percentage of every purchase you made online
went to support our school? Well, now it can!
Learn how here!
Always a Priority at Glebe
work hard to make Glebe a safer place for children and
your assistance is always appreciated.
about how you can help!
Join the Glebe
Street Paper Recycling Community
Click here to learn how you can participate in
recycling paper via
Glebe Street's GreenFiber dumpster!
Price Chopper Tools for Schools
Do you participate in the
Price Chopper Tools for Schools Program? Your
support can help us earn cool tools for our school!
Mills Box Tops for Education
of General Mills Box Tops for Education (found on most
General Mills cereals and other products) continues.
is most appreciated, as it enables us to purchase new
equipment for our school.
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