Pleasant Ave. Newsletter March 2019

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Principal’s Corner

Dear Families,

This month Pleasant Avenue will be focusing on books written by Eric Carle for PARP (Pick a Reading Partner).  We are encouraging students and families to read Eric Carle books and complete AR tests. A reading BINGO sheet was sent home for you to complete with your child.  Students who bring the completed BINGO sheet to the Literacy Night on March 14th will be able to pick a special prize. Teachers’ doors will be decorated with different Eric Carle titles and students will be able to guess the title. We hope you can join us for an evening full of Eric Carle activities.

We are at 1283 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.

Yankee Candle fundraiser will be going home on March 11th.

Later this month, the Adirondack Museum will be   visiting Pleasant Avenue with hands on exhibits for the children.

Please feel free to contact me at anytime.

Corinne Cotter
Pleasant Avenue Principal

Candidates Needed for Board of Education

On May 21, 2019, 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 May 1, 2019.

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


  • If your phone number has recently changed, please update      Mrs. Bradt in the main office (518) 762-8610.
  • Community School Budget Forum, 6:45 p.m. on Monday, March 4th in the Johnstown High School Lecture Hall. WE NEED RESIDENTS TO WEIGH-IN ON THE 2019-2020 BUDGET DEVELOPMENT. You can register by calling Larraina Carpenter 518-762-4611 ext. 3119.

February 3 for Me Winners

The 3 for Me Winners for the month of February are:

Trey Allen, Claire Boles, Caroline Glover, Graycii Przybylowicz, Cole Forker, Mackenzie Bright, Charlee Vahaviolos, Taylor Fennessey, Prabhjit Kaur, Brian Herr, Owen Heroth, Raelyn Moholland, Connor Pechtel, and Kegan Moss.

The artist of the month was Rachel Maye.

Box Top Winners

December – Jase McCumber, Brynn Hartwig, Christian Bartlett, Melanie Christman, and Marlia VanSlyke.

January – Tatum Owens, Anderson Giardino, Ted Hallenbeck, Peyton McCue, and Declan McClements.

March Calendar

  • March 1 – Read Across America Day!
  • March 4 – Morning Program
    • Budget Forum, 6:45 p.m., JHS
  • March 6 – JEPTA, 4 p.m. @ Pleasant
  • March 13 – Superintendent’s Conference Day – NO SCHOOL
  • March 14 – AR BINGO Night, 6 – 7 p.m.
  • March 28 – Founders Day Banquet