Pleasant Avenue March 2021 Newsletter

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Dear Families,

March is looking to be another busy month at Pleasant Avenue.  We will celebrate Read Across America Day on March 1st and 2nd.  Students will celebrate literacy with guest readers on Zoom and activities in the classrooms.  Students are encouraged to participate in “Seuss Spirit week”.

We are so excited to have our students attend in-person instruction 4 days each week starting March 15th.  We encourage all families to participate in the Parent Forum on Monday, March 1st.  Remember, the survey to be added to the wait list to change your child’s instructional learning method is due on Wednesday, March 3rd.  Attendance will be required for all students Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday (remote), Thursday and Friday for both in person students and remote only students.

We are participating in the Ronald McDonald House Charity fundraiser throughout the month of March.  A calendar with family reading activities was sent home last week. We are encouraging all students to participate.  Reading for the Ronald McDonald House will also count towards our Raz Kids Challenge this month.  Our first ever Glow Dance Party will be held on March 18th 6:00-6:30.  Please RSVP to join the fun.

Contact the main office at 518-762-8610 if your phone number or email address has recently changed.

Please continue to communicate with your child’s teacher if you have any questions or concerns.   Stay safe and healthy.  Best wishes in 2021.


Cory Cotter
Pleasant Avenue Principal


The February PAX Leaders
Artists of the Month
Physical Education Students of the Month
Music Class of the Month
Media Class of the Month
Students who met the February Raz Kids Goal

Important March Dates

March 1st – March 5th – Spirit Week
March 3rd – Remote Only Material Pick Up 8:30am-4:00pm, JETPA @ 6:00pm
March 9th – Literacy Night @ 6:00pm
March 15 – Increased Live Instruction begins – students attend school 4 days each week
March 18th – Glow Dance Party

GJSD Seeks Candidates for Board of Education

Are you interested in serving on the Greater Johnstown School District Board of Education? On May 18, 2021, GJSD voters will have the opportunity to elect three individuals to serve three-year terms on the district’s Board of Education. In order to appear on that ballot, candidates must file a nominating petition with the School District Clerk, signed by 100 qualified district voters.

Nominating Petitions may be picked up at the administration offices in the Knox Building during business hours, or may be requested by contacting the District Clerk by telephone at 518-762-4611, ext. 3119 or email,  ( Completed petitions must be received by the School District Clerk no later than 5 p.m. on April 28, 2021.