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March, 2019

Pleasant Ave. Newsletter April 2019

In addition to the content shared below, a PDF version of the April 2019 Pleasant Newsletter is available for printing using the free Adobe Acrobat program.

Principal’s Corner

Dear Families,

Spring is in the air.

We are currently at 1981 AR test points towards our 2500 goal for the AR Carnival in June. Keep reading with your child and remind them to take the AR tests at school. On Wednesday mornings between 8:30 and 8:50 AM students can take AR tests with the parent volunteers. Students should bring in the AR book that they will be testing on.

April 8 – 12 is our book fair. During the Spring it’s  BOGO, so please be sure to stop by the book fair with your child.

We will be celebrating Vintage Day (due to a snow day on the 100th day) on 4/18/19. Accelerated Readers are aging 100 years and reading 100 books. Pleasant Ave readers can dress like a 100 year old while we try to read and complete 100 AR tests.

The TANG museum will be visiting our school April 29-May 1. Each class will have the opportunity to do hands on activities with visiting artists.

Report cards will be distributed on April 18, 2019.


Corinne Cotter
Pleasant Avenue Principal

Box Top Winners

February – Total: 540!
Connor Stewart , Ashley Bellinger, Alivia Valik, Megan Feehan-Melious, and Sean Savaria

Book Fair Schedule

*Spring is BOGO!!*

  • Monday— 3:15—4 pm
  • Tuesday— 8:15—9:30 am
  • Wednesday— 5:30—7 pm
  • Thursday— 3:15—4 pm
  • Friday— 8:15—9:30 am


  • If your phone number has recently changed, please update      Mrs. Bradt in the main office (518) 762-8610.
  • Keep sending  Box Tops to support our school!

Three for Me Winners for March

Eleanor Casler, Yolanda Chen, Cameron Himpsl, Javier Figueroa, Mary-Kate Viscosi, Erik Christman, Lucas Stumpf, Autumn Hugel, Logan Bombard, Mackenzie Shibley, Alivia Valik, Megin Melious, Lilly Youker, and Vera Koehler.

Artist of the Month

The artist of the month wNolan Dresser.

AR Book Raffle Winner

The winner for the AR book from the raffle at AR night was Jaidyn Risley.

Candy Guessing Game Winners

The winners of the candy guessing game were Madison Kortz and Zenon Blanc.

April Calendar

  • April 1 – Morning Program
  • April 3 – JEPTA @ Glebe, 6pm
  • April 8 – Book Fair
  • April 9 – Book Fair
  • April 10 – Book Fair
    • AR McLiteracy Night, 5:30 – 7 p.m.
  • April 11 – Book Fair
  • April 12 – Book Fair
  • April 18 – Report Cards Home
    • Vintage Day
    • Half Day – Dismissal at 11:45 a.m.
  • April 19 – 26 – NO SCHOOL, Spring Break
  • April 29 – TANG Museum
  • April 30 – TANG Museum

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Warren Newsletter April 2019

In addition to the content shared below, a PDF version of the April 2019 Warren Newsletter is available to print using the free Adobe Acrobat program.

Message from the Principal

Dear Families,

Happy Spring!  It is already the beginning of the 4th quarter and report cards will be coming home on April 18th.  If you have any questions or concerns about your child’s progress, please don’t hesitate to reach out to your child’s teachers.

We had so much fun celebrating literacy month in March.  Author, Darren Sardelli, came in and shared his poems with us and motivated us to write our own.  We had a fun Poetry Café celebration to display and present poems that students created and are still sharing our ideas with him.

You would not believe how much students at Warren Street have been reading!  Our AR theme is so much fun with Double Dare challenges this year.  EVERY single student read this month and passed at least one AR test.  The incentive– throwing pie at their principal.  Yup– they did it.  Pie throwing will be happening this month and all (well, almost all) are so excited!

In upcoming weeks we will be having presentations from Blue Mountain Lake’s Adirondack Museum.  Students in each grade level will be getting enrichment in sessions such as Amazing Animal Adaptations, Tracking 101, and Settling the Adirondacks.

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

Mrs. Nikki Lent, Principal

Please Stay Informed

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  • As the weather turns nicer, please remind your child that they must leave school grounds as soon as they are dismissed.  There is NO supervision for students after 3:30.  Students who want to go to the playground, must leave and return with an adult.
  • We have started planning for the next school year already!  Be on the lookout for transportation forms.  You need to register your child for the shuttle or the traditional bus EACH year.
  • Please remind your child about bike safety and ensure they are wearing helmets.


  • April 3, JEPTA @ Glebe, 6:00 p.m.
  • April 4, ELA Testing
  • April 5, ELA Testing
    • Johnstown v Gloversville Staff Basketball Game
  • April 6, Grandparents Dance, 6:00 p.m.
  • April 10, McDonald’s Night, 5 – 7 p.m.
  • April 17, Board of Ed Meeting, 6:30 p.m.
  • April 18, Dismissal @ 11:45 a.m.
  • April 19 – 26 – No School, Spring Break
  • April 30, NYS Math Testing

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Knox News April 2019

Knox News April 2019

In addition to the content shared below, a PDF version of the April 2019 Knox News is available to print using the free Adobe Acrobat program.

Knox students on Energetic Engineers Team pose with their trophy at NYS Odyssey of the Mind FinalsGood Luck Energetic Engineers!

Congratulations to Garrett Bobowski, Maddy Connelie, Alex DeMagistris, Tyler Hutchison, DJ Long, Trey Naselli & Molly Sweeney who finished 2nd at the Odyssey of the Mind  State competition and will now be advancing to the World Finals in Michigan.

Upcoming Events

  • April 2&3-NYS ELA State Test
  • April 5-Johnstown vs. Gloversville Faculty Basketball Game-6:30pm at JHS
  • April 11-Knox PTSA-6:00pm
  • April 12-Report Cards Distributed
  • April 18-Half Day for Students– Students Dismissed at 11:00am
  • April 19-26-Spring Break-No School
  • April 29-School Resumes
  • May 2&3- NYS Math Test
  • May 10-*May Dance
    • Students must be in good academic standing in order to attend the dance. If the student is on academic probation, they must receive all satisfactory grades on their weekly report in order to attend the dance. Students must also be in good behavioral standing.
  • May 12-Mother’s Day
  • May 16-Knox PTSA-6:00pm
  • May 17-QTR. 4 Progress Reports Distributed
  • May 21-Half Day for Students-Students Dismissed at 11:00am
  • May 27-Memorial Day Observed-NO SCHOOL
  • May 30-Knox Spring Concert

Order Your Yearbook!

Knox Yearbooks are on sale now through April 18th! Cost is $10, credit or check only. Online orders only: YBPAY.LIFETOUCH.COM. Yearbook ID Code: 12286219. School: Knox Junior High School.

Cupcake Wars is Coming!

  • Semifinals 2:30 – 3:30, Monday, April 8th & Wednesday, April 10th
  • Finale 2:20 – 2:50, Monday, April 15th

Congratulations “Student of the Week” Winners!

  • 3/1/19 – Shylee Port, nominated by Mrs. Stock
  • 3/8/19 – Marcus Wilson, nominated by Mr. Satterlee
  • 3/15/19 – Jack Miller, nominated by Miss Cordts
  • 3/22/19 – Mason Rathbun, nominated by Mr. Greco
  • 3/29/19 – Abby Chest, nominated by Mrs. Armer

All Music, All People – Music in Our Schools Month

Every year the month of March is dedicated as “Music In Our Schools Month” by the National Association for Music Education. During this time music education becomes the focus of schools across the nation. It began as a statewide celebration in 1973, and has grown to encompass a day, week, and in 1985 it became an entire month. The Greater Johnstown School District Music Department held 2 events to observe Music In Our Schools Month!

First, the Knox bands and choruses performed for the All-City Concert on Wednesday, March 6th. This concert featured performing groups from Warren Street, Knox, and JHS. There, Knox performances included: 7th Grade Band- The Incredibles, 7th Grade Chorus- Breaking Free, 8th Grade Band- The Avengers, and 8th Grade Chorus- Dance Evolution.

The second event was the Afternoon of Music. On Thursday, March 7th, 138 Knox band and chorus students traveled to JHS to perform their concert pieces for the other GJSD musicians. It was a fun opportunity for the groups to showcase their talents for each other. During this time Knox students were able to reflect as they listened to the elementary students, and get an idea of where they’re heading as they checked out the JHS ensembles.

We were very excited to take part in this celebration! For more information about Music In Our Schools Month please visit

GJSD Volleyball Tournament

Knox Staff , aka New Kids on the Block, competed in the GJSD Volleyball Tournament! They  had a great time while helping JHS Student Council raise some money.


Jay A. DeTraglia, Director and Michael DiMezza, Coordinator of HFM Career and Technical Education came to Knox to explain the opportunities currently available to the students of Johnstown.  When JHS students are juniors and seniors the following pathways are an option for them:

Auto Body Repair, Auto Technology, Careers in Education, Cybersecurity & Computer Technology, Construction Technology, Cosmetology, Criminal Justice, Culinary Arts, Digital Multimedia, Engineering Technology, Environmental Conservation, Foundations of Food Services, Medical Assisting, New Visions Health Careers, Skilled Trades: Electrical, HVAC, and Plumbing, and Veterinary and Animal Science.

Did you know about our March Madness Contest at Knox?

Knox March Attendance Madness

The Rules: (Started the week of March 4th)

  • Each Check In will choose a team name
  • Each round will last one week
  • Team with the highest attendance percentage wins
  • Being tardy counts against your team
  • Attendance will reset at the beginning of each week
  • There will be 4 rounds
  • All teams that lost round one will be placed in the Second Chance Bracket. The team in this bracket with the best attendance in week 2 will be put back in the tournament


  • Weekly- Winning Grade will be able to leave early on Fridays (No Check Out)
  • Monthly-Winning Grade will have a cell phone lunch period while being served by available staff

March Attendance Madness Grand Prize

  • The winning team/Check In will be able to dress Mr. Kraemer for a day

Mr. Jennings & Mrs. McCumber signing into phone receiverSpecial Friday Afternoon Announcements

During March Madness, Friday afternoon announcements have included special announcers such as our PE teachers. Coach Jennings and Coach McCumber sang the theme song from “SpongeBob SquarePants.”

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New Date for Knox Spring Concert

New Date for Knox Spring Concert

Please mark your calendar:

(date change)

Knox Spring Concert

Thursday, May 30th at 7:00 p.m.

please mark your calendar, date change, Knox Spring Concert Thursday May 30th at 7:00 p.m., images of musical notes

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Easter Egg Hunt, Saturday, April 13

Easter Egg Hunt, Saturday, April 13

Microsoft Clip Art Easter Eggs in a Basket

Microsoft Clip Art

The Class of 2022 will be hosting their first annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 13th in the small cafeteria at Johnstown High School. Come join in the fun and get your photo taken with the Easter Bunny!

Egg hunt times will be determined by grade, with Pre-K & K starting at 9:30 a.m., grades 1 & 2 starting at 10 a.m., and grades 3 & 4 starting at 10:30 a.m.

Cost to participate is $5 per child. Please remember to bring your own basket.

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Glebe Newsletter & Calendar April 2019

In addition to the content shared below, a PDF version of the April 2019 Glebe Newsletter & Calendar is available to print using the free Adobe Acrobat program.

Principal’s Message

Dear Families,

Happy spring and happy almost 4th quarter. April 5th marks the end of quarter 3 and report cards will go home on April 18th.  April is a short month with no school April 19th through April 28th. There is a half-day on April 18th and students will dismiss at 11:45 a.m.

We invite students to participate in our Authors’ Showcase which will take place during our morning program on April 16th. Sign up forms went home. A parent and a teacher must sign the form which should be submitted with the student’s original writing. We hope to see you on McLiteracy Night on April 10th. JEPTA will be hosting McDonalds Night from 5-7 p.m. A portion of sales will go to fund activities hosted by JEPTA. AR Night will run from 6-7 p.m. this same evening. Watch for a special treat attached to the flyer coming home soon!

Soon, we will begin planning for next year. You will be receiving transportation forms (to indicate what your plans are for getting your child to and from school). A reminder, you need to register your child for the shuttle or the traditional bus EACH year. The elementary principals are working to plan an awesome Transition Day experience in June when our third graders will visit Warren St. and our current second graders will welcome the current first graders to Glebe. We hope to see you soon at Glebe!

Abbey North, Principal

Glebe Family Calendar – April

  • April 2 – Grade 3 ELA Test
  • April 3 – Grade 3 ELA Test
    • JEPTA, 6 p.m. @ Glebe
  • April 5 – Quarter 3 Ends
    • Last Enrichment Class
  • April 9 – Junior Achievement Training @ Glebe, 6 – 7 p.m.
  • April 10 – McLiteracy Night, 6 – 7 p.m.
  • April 16 – Morning Program, 9:20 a.m.
  • April 17 – BOE Meeting, 6:30 p.m.
  • April 18 – Superhero T-shirt Day
    • Half Day (11:45)
  • April 19 – 26: No School, Spring Break
  • April 29 – School Resumes
  • May 1 – Chorus Practice, 2:10 – 3:10 p.m.
    • PTA, 6 p.m. @ Pleasant
  • May 2 – Grade 3 Math Test
  • May 3 – Grade 3 Math Test

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The Addams Family at JHS March 29-31

The Addams Family at JHS March 29-31

The JHS Drama Club will be presenting “The Addams Family” on stage in the Johnstown High School Performing Arts Center on Friday and Saturday, March 29 & 30 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, March 31, at 2:00 p.m.

Tickets are $8 for students and $12 for adults at the door. You do not want to miss this spooky and hilarious show!

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Special Board of Ed Meeting April 4

The Board of Education will hold a special meeting in the high school library at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 4, to further review and discuss the budget. This meeting is open to the public. The 4/4/19 Agenda is available in Google Docs.

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Elementary Foul Shooting Contest

Elementary Foul Shooting Contest

group shot of winnersJohnstown’s annual Elementary Foul-Shooting Contest took place on Saturday, March 23, in the Warren Street Elementary School gym.

As part of our physical education classes at Warren and Glebe, students participate in a basketball unit that focuses on the fundamentals, along with participating in a foul-shooting contest with their classmates. The first and second place finishers from each class contest are then invited to compete in the district-wide contest.

We had 65 total students competing in our district-wide contest this year, with the winners making anywhere between four and eight out of 10 foul shots. We look forward to seeing them as future Sir Bills and Lady Bills basketball players!

This year’s winners are:

  • Third Grade: Carson Sanjurjo and Elena Dickinson
  • Fourth Grade: Anthony Cristiano and Peyton Nigro
  • Fifth Grade: Braeden Fennessey and Annika Frasier
  • Sixth Grade: Tyler Walrath and Gianna Pica

Thank you to Mrs. Tarbox for her help during this years contest. Thank you also to the following JHS basketball players and student-athletes: Jaden Wilson, Meghan Mraz, Abby VanValkenburgh, Anna Lee, Sadie Blowers, Matt Boyle, Chano Cross, Victor Orsell, Trey Stover and Steven VanNostrand.


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Siena College Jumpstart April 22

Monday, April 22, 1:00 – 4:30 p.m.

This is an opportunity for families to meet Siena admission counselors, tour campus and attend essential workshops that will help shape the college search:

  • Admissions Committees: What Matters Most?
  • Career Connection: Does Major Matter?
  • Financial Aid 101
  • The College Visit: Make it Count!

Students can register here.

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