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October, 2018

Warren Street Principal’s Corner

Dear Warren Street Families,

Please join me in welcoming our new school secretary Ms. Bump. We are all very excited for her to be joining the Warren Street family!

As we are entering our third month of this school year, I am happy to report that every day I see students going above and beyond in their acts of kindness.

Are you familiar with our OLWEUS Bullying Prevention Program? The goals of this program are to reduce bullying problems and to prevent new bullying problems for happening. The program also works to make relationships better among students.

Students and staff at school hold weekly meetings about these topics and learn our four anti-bullying rules. Another very important component we teach is the difference between bullying and “mean” behavior and how to handle both.

Parents and guardians play a key role in this program. Your child is asked to tell an adult at school and an adult at home if he or she is bullied  or sees bullying happening at school. It is very important to let our school staff know if you have concerns. Our school staff members are trained to deal with bullying situations when we are told about them.

As always, if you have any questions or concerns regarding your child(ren), please do not hesitate to contact me.

Mrs. Nikki Lent, Principal
518-762-3715
nlent@johnstownschools.org

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Glebe Students of the Month

Glebe Students of the Month

Congrats to the Students of the Month for September! Mrs. North had an awesome time having lunch with you! Students of the month are consistently soaring for 4 by being responsible, respectful, safe, and ready to learn.

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Bridge Arts Ensemble in Residence

Bridge Arts Ensemble in Residence

The NYC-Based Bridge Arts Ensemble began it’s Johnstown residency this week at Warren Street School. They performed for all classes in two assemblies and led workshops on “Poetry and Music,” as well as “Space and Music” for smaller groups. Finally, the artists led a workshop for the Fifth and Sixth Grade Choruses to teach the skills they use to communicate with one another in rehearsal and in performance.

Tomorrow these talented artists will be at Glebe Street School for a concert and workshop. Thursday they will be at Johnstown High School. Next week another set of artists will perform with students at Knox Junior High and Pleasant Avenue Elementary.

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JHS Grand Re-Opening & Family Fun Night

JHS Grand Re-Opening & Family Fun Night

front entrance of Johnstown High School

Thursday, November 1, 2018
5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

We are welcoming all Johnstown community members, families and students to come play together, as well as see our completed project at Johnstown High School.

Activities to be offered include swimming, basketball, obstacle course, face painting, crafts, video games, board games, and more…

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All About the Bees

All About the Bees

Glebe Street students were treated to an “All About the Bees” presentation by The Museum on Blue Mountain Lake’s Adirondack Experience.

Per the Adirondack Experience website, this outreach program introduces students to life inside the beehive with a look at the honeybee lifecycle and the social structure of a bee colony, and includes a discussion of beekeeping past and present. Students then put their understanding of pollination to the test with a high energy relay race competition that challenges each “beehive” team to be the best group of pollinators they can be.

Thank you Adirondack Experience for an awesome “All About the Bees” presentation!

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Spooktacular BINGO Scares Up Fun

Spooktacular BINGO Scares Up Fun

Everyone had a great time at the Spooktacular BINGO event held at Glebe Street Elementary on the evening of October 29. All Johnstown elementary students were welcome to attend, in costume if they wished, and to trick or treat before settling into the gym for a scary good time playing BINGO! Thank you to JEPTA for hosting!

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Athletes of the Week – Volleyball

Athletes of the Week – Volleyball

Congratulations to Janay Douglas and Macenzie Ward. These students have demonstrated Character, Scholarship, Leadership and Responsibility. They have worked hard on the court as well as in the classroom to improve and achieve at the highest academic and athletic levels.

Janay Douglas - Right Macenzie Ward - Left

Athletes of the Week for Volleyball: Janay Douglas and Macenzie Ward

See the complete 2018-19 Athletes of the Week Gallery

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Pleasant Ave. Newsletter Nov. 2018

In addition to the content shared below, a PDF version of the November 2018 Pleasant Newsletter is available for printing using the free Adobe Acrobat program.

Principal’s Corner

Dear Families,

November is here. Be sure to check out the school website for updated information and pictures of our events: www.johnstownschools.org.

The first quarter ends on November 2nd.  Report cards will be distributed at parent-teacher conferences either on Wednesday, November 14th or Thursday, November 15th.  If you have not signed up for a conference with your child’s teacher, please call or email to sign up. It is important to have open communication to ensure your child’s educational success. We appreciate the time you take to meet with us.

On November 8th we will honor our veterans at our Veteran’s Day Breakfast at 8:00 am until 8:45 am.  Please return the form that went home last week if you are interested in attending. Students who are attending the breakfast with their family members should arrive to school with their veteran.

Students will be dismissed at 11:45 am on November 14th and 15th. Also, on November 20th, we will be dismissing at 2:50 pm for our Emergency Go Home Early Drill.  Please make an effort to pick your child up on time as all school personnel are also directed to leave for the drill.

Have a happy Thanksgiving!

Sincerely,

Corinne Cotter
Pleasant Ave. Principal

Reminders:

  • Students go out daily for recess as long as the temperature is above 20 degrees (taking into account wind chill). Please be sure they have proper outdoor gear. This includes snow pants, boots, mittens/gloves, hats, and of course winter coat. Please label all of the clothing you send to school with your children.
  • School starts promptly at 9:00 am—Please make sure students arrive on time. The side door is open until 8:55 am daily. After that time, you will need to walk your child to the front door and sign them in.

Box Top Winners:

Kaden Jefferson, Graycii Przybylowicz, Ava Ziorak, Gavyn Martish, and Owen Dorman

AR Book Raffle Winners:

The winners for the AR books from the raffle at AR night are Liam Person and Graycii Przybylowicz

October’s Three for Me Winners:

The 3 for Me Winners for the month of October are: Aaron Dresser, William Allen, Aiden Valik, Henry Tomchik, Hailyana Hilts, Matthew Cook Jr., Kylie Whitehouse, Alexander Quitoles, Nathaniel Humphrey, Nolan Dresser, Emma Wheeler, Amelia Cotter, and David Handy.

Winter Clothing

If your child is in need of a coat, hat, mittens, or any clothing, please  do not hesitate to let the secretary know!

Wreath Orders

Wreath orders are due November 1st. Pick up will be at GLEBE on November 29th from 3pm-5pm.

AR Volunteers

We are still looking for volunteers to read AR books and help with AR tests on Wednesday mornings 8:15-9am, email ccotter@johnstownschools.org if interested.

C&H Fundraiser

The C&H Fundraiser is due back November 6th!

November Calendar

  • Thursday, Nov. 1 – Wreath Orders Due
  • Tuesday, Nov. 6 – AR Night 6 – 7 p.m.
    • C&H Fundraiser Due
  • Wednesday, Nov. 7 – JEPTA, 4 p.m. @ Pleasant
  • Thursday, Nov. 8 – Veterans Day Breakfast 8 – 8:45 a.m.
  • Monday, Nov. 12 – No School – Veterans Day Observed
  • Wednesday, Nov. 14 – Elementary Early Dismissal, 11:45 a.m.
  • Thursday, Nov. 15 – Elementary Early Dismissal, 11:45 a.m.
  • Tuesday, Nov. 20 – Go Home Drill, Dismissal 2:50 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Nov. 21 – Friday, Nov. 23 – No School
  • Thursday, Nov. 29 – Wreath Pick-up @ Glebe, 3 – 5 p.m.

 

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Poinsettia Sale

Poinsettia Sale

Johnstown Class of 2021 Poinsettia Sale

Price $10 each

Poinsettias are in 6 1/2 “ pots and about 16” high by 16” across

three poinsettias on a table

Copyright 2018 Oliver Paine Greenhouses

Sale date: October 29 to November 19

Turn in a completed Order Form and payment to Ms. Bolebruch at Johnstown High School (checks payable to JHS Class of 2021)

Pick up dates:

December 4th, 2:30-3:30 p.m.
December 5th, 11:00-11:15 a.m.
JHS PAC Lobby

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Johnstown Apparel Sale

Purchase your Johnstown Apparel

place your orders by November 11 and receive them in time for the holidays

Profits support the Class of 2021

https://wickedsmart.myshopify. com/collections/jhs-johnstown-high-school

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