Glebe Newsletter – March 2020

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The March 2020 Glebe Newsletter & Calendar is available in PDF format for printing

Principal’s Corner

Dear  Families,

It’s March! We have a busy month planned at Glebe!  We will have an amazing time celebrating Read Across America Day.  Students will celebrate literacy with an assembly and guest readers. Our  Morning Program will be at 9:00 a.m on March 5th. As always, families are welcome to attend. At our assembly, not only will  we celebrate RAAD, but we will kick off PARP, or Pick a Reading Partner. PARP will run March 5th through March 19th. Students will receive a PARP board to track their completion of reading activities. They can earn incentives based on  how many activities they complete. You will be receiving a PARP packet soon! There are some activities  for home and some evening events as well.

Join us for Story and a Slice on March 9th (sign-up and payment are required!), or AR  Night on March 19th. AR Night will be held from 5:30pm – 7:30pm at Knox Junior High  School and will have a March Madness theme – more information to follow soon! Students will also have the opportunity to participate in the book  swap on March 17th.  PARP boards are due  on  March 23rd.  We will also have our spring pictures on March 26th! More information on pictures will be sent  home.  We  are looking forward to a fun month celebrating reading!

Our third grade students will take the NYS ELA test on March 24th and 25th.  Please be  sure students are well rested, eat  a good breakfast, and arrive at 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. Please see below for information regarding the District’s need for Board of Education Candidates.


Mrs. Christina Lais
Interim Principal

Glebe Family Calendar

  • March 2 – Staff Development Early Dismissal, 2:10 p.m.
  • March 4 – JEPTA, 6 p.m.
  • March 5 – Morning Program (Literacy Event Kickoff), 9:20 a.m.
    • PARP Begins
  • March 6 – Enrichment, 2:15 p.m.
  • March 9 – Story & A Slice
  • March 16 – Enrichment, 2:15 p.m.
  • March 17 – Book Swap!
  • March 19 – AR Night, 5:30 – 8:30 p.m., Knox
    • PARP Ends
  • March 20 – No School for Students – Superintendent Conference Day
  • March 23 – PARP Boards Due
  • March 24 – Grade 3 NYS ELA Testing
  • March 25 – Grade 3 NYS ELA Testing
  • March 26 – Spring Pictures

Candidates Needed for Board of Education

On May 19, 2020, 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!

Board members must be at least 18 years old, qualified to vote in the school district, able to read and write, and a resident of the school district for at least one year before the election. They cannot be employees of the school. There can only be one board member in a household.

In order to appear on the Greater Johnstown School District ballot, candidates must file a nominating petition with the School 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: Completed petitions must be received by the District Clerk no later than 5 p.m. on April 29, 2020.

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