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Major League Readers

Major League Readers

The Glebe staff kicked off their “Major League Readers” AR theme for the 18-19 school year in an assembly this morning. Join us for our first AR Night on October 17th from 6-7 p.m.

Glebe staff members pose for a group photo in baseball jerseys

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Glebe’s Mystery Door Night Oct. 25

Glebe’s Mystery Door Night Oct. 25

door with question marks on it

Glebe’s Mystery Door Night
October 25th, 6-7 p.m.

Come check out the doors decorated to represent a book title, guess the mystery book titles and earn a treat! Wear a costume if you wish!

It is suggested that second graders come at 6 p.m. and third grade at 6:30 p.m. for space, but families are welcome anytime between 6 & 7 p.m. The walk through takes about a half hour. All students must be accompanied by an adult.

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Annual Veterans Day Assembly Nov. 9

Annual Veterans Day Assembly Nov. 9

US Flag shaped as a man saluting, words "Veterans Day Saluting those who served" below it

Glebe Street Elementary School
November 9th at 8:00 a.m.

Glebe Street  Elementary School will honor the men and women who have sacrificed for the freedoms that we enjoy in America. We invite Veterans and their families to our annual breakfast at 8 a.m. on November 9th. As always, we ask you to R.S.V.P. and that you sign in at the main office.

Please fill out this form and return it to Glebe Street Elementary School by Monday, November 5th, so we can plan for our celebration.



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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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JEPTA Holiday Wreath Sale

The Johnstown Elementary PTA is selling wreaths from Goderie’s Tree Farm. The cost is $18 for a 12″ wreath and $25 for a 16″ wreath.

Please return an order form with payment to the main office at your child’s school by November 1, 2018. Checks should be made out to “JEPTA”.

Pick up will be at Glebe Street Elementary on November 29th from 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Thank you for your support!

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Spooktacular BINGO October 29

Spooktacular BINGO October 29

cartoon clip art kids in halloween costumes

Johnstown Elementary PTA Presents…

Spooktacular Bingo!

October 29th 6-7:15 p.m.

@ Glebe Street Elementary School

All Johnstown elementary students are welcome!

*Students are welcome to wear their Halloween costumes*

*Trick or Treat on your way to the gym (beginning at 6 p.m.)*

*Enjoy some treats*

*BINGO begins at 6:30*

In order to make this a great event we are asking for the following donations:

Please send in with your child or drop off to the main office at your child’s school by 10/26, thank you!

  • Glebe – cider
  • Warren – donuts
  • PA – bagged candy

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Glebe October Calendar

In addition to the content shared below, a PDF version of the Glebe October 2018 Calendar is available for printing using the free Adobe Acrobat program.

  • Tues, Oct. 2: Picture Day
  • Wed., Oct. 3: JEPTA 6 p.m. @ Warren
    • Color Run Meeting 7 p.m.
  • Fri., Oct. 5: Superintendent’s Conference Day – No School for Students
  • Mon., Oct. 8: Columbus Day – No School
  • Thurs., Oct. 11: Morning Program & AR Kickoff 9:20 a.m.
  • Mon., Oct. 15: Glebe Leadership Team Meeting, 3:30 p.m.
  • Wed., Oct. 17: AR Night, 6 – 7 p.m.
  • Thurs., Oct. 18: OM Coaches Meting 7 p.m. @ Warren
  • Thurs., Oct. 25: Mystery Door Night, 6 – 7 p.m.
  • Wed., Oct. 31: Classroom Celebrations!

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Soaring for 4 at Glebe

Soaring for 4 at Glebe

Congratulations to Glebe’s weekly Soar for 4 Winners, selected for being respectfully, responsible, ready to learn, and safe!

group of students standing in classroom giving thumbs up

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Odyssey of the Mind 2018-19

Odyssey of the Mind 2018-19

odyssey of the mind raccoon logo

What is Odyssey of the Mind?

  • A fun extracurricular enrichment program where students use creativity, teamwork, and problem-solving skills
  • Students work in teams of 5 – 7 members to create a solution to a chosen problem, which is performed at competition
  • Although there is an adult coach, the program is totally student driven
  • Students build 21st century skills that they can use in the real world
  • Teams usually meet at least once a week (starting later in October), possibly more often when closer to competition in March

Who we are looking for:

  • Johnstown students in 2nd – 12th grades (from Glebe, Warren, Knox & JHS)
  • Students who are willing to MAKE A COMMITMENT to a group and stick with it, attending team practices when scheduled
  • Students who are willing to use PROBLEM-SOLVING SKILLS and don’t need an adult to always tell them what to do’
  • Students who enjoy a challenge and want to have fun
  • Students who like to be creative
  • Parent volunteers who are willing to help out/coach a team (the number of teams we are able to form depends on how many parents step forward)

What to do if you want to join:

  • Fill out attached sign up sheet and return to your school NO LATER than Friday, September 28th.
  • Attend our required kick-off meeting, with a parent, at Warren Street School on Tuesday, October 23rd (6-7:30pm).  Learn more about the program, get to know your team, and schedule meeting times with your coach.
  • This year we will be ordering team shirts much earlier in the school year.  All Odyssey members will need to purchase a t-shirt for $10 each.  More info will follow at our kick-off meeting.

If you have questions, contact Mrs. Kristin Meashaw (Program Coordinator and Warren Street Teacher) at

Mark Your Calendars:

  • Odyssey Kick-Off Night – October 23rd – 6-7:30pm – Warren Cafeteria
  • McDonald’s Night Fundraiser – November 6th – 5-7pm (20% of all sales go to the Odyssey program)
  • Spontaneous Night – January 8th – 6-7:30pm @ Warren Street / snow date January 10th (for Warren, Knox, and HS students only)
  • Spontaneous Workshop – January 16th – 3:30-5pm @ Glebe Street / snow date January 17th (for Glebe students only)
  • Dress Rehearsal – March 5 & 7 – Warren Street Gym @ 5-7:30pm
  • Regional Competition – March 9th (all day) @ Fonda Fultonville School
  • End of Year Celebration – March 18th – 6-7pm – Warren Cafeteria

**If your team finishes in 1st place at Regional Competition or wins one of the “wild card” spots, you will be advancing to the NY State Tournament on March 23rd in Binghamton!!!!!

Ways to Keep Up-To-Date:

  • New Facebook Group – Search Johnstown Odyssey of the Mind
  • Open to PARENTS of students in Odyssey of the Mind.  Great place for updates, reminders, and sharing pictures. This is a closed group and you will need to join if interested.
  • Remind App – From a smartphone enter this number: 81010, then text this message: @3e4da3
    Group is called Odyssey Families 2018-19. Open to parents for short little text reminders and updates.

*Students don’t always get their paper flyers home, so it is strongly recommended you join at least one of these groups. Many Odyssey events are also posted on the school website.


Have questions? – Contact Mrs. Meashaw (

2018-19 Long-Term Problem Synopses*

Tentative as of April 28, 2018. All problems have an 8-minute time limit.

Problem 1: OMER to the Rescue Again

Divisions I, II & III

Who better to help those in distress than OMER? In this problem, OMER and his trusty Sidekick travel to different places with suitcases holding all of the parts of an OMER-mobile vehicle! OMER and his Sidekick will assemble and ride on the vehicle where it will function in different ways to “save the day.” Between attempts, the vehicle will be disassembled, put back into the suitcases, and taken to a different area where it will be reassembled and driven again. Finally, the OMER-mobile is thrown a hero’s parade as a show of appreciation!

Problem 2: Hide in Plain Sight

Divisions I, II, III & IV

Teams take a cue from nature in this problem where they create and build a team-made mechanical creature that hides in plain sight. The creature will change its appearance three times to avoid being detected by a Searcher Character trying to find it. The way the creature changes will be different each time! The team will create and present a performance where its creature gets into – or out of – various situations using this resourceful skill. In the end the creature will surprise everyone by changing its appearance a final time and reveal its true self.

Problem 3: Classics… Leonardo’s Workshop

Divisions I, II, III & IV

Imagine how inspiring Leonardo DaVinci’s (LDV) workshop must have been. Teams will portray his workplace in an original, creative performance that includes LDV, a patron, and a naysayer. The team will recreate a DaVinci painting, make a three-dimensional representation of one of his works, and recreate another LDV work in any form the team wishes. There will also be an original “debunked” creation that LDV “invented” but discarded because it was mocked. Ironically, the item will be shown as something commonly used in modern times.

Problem 4: Structure Toss

Divisions I, II, III & IV

Step right up and put your structure to the test! Teams must strategize risk for points and “toss” their structures in this year’s problem-turned-carnival. They will use a device to propel the structure in a carnival game. If it travels in the air it gets higher score! Once the structure has been successfully tossed, it can be tested for strength. A carnival barker character will entice other characters to join the fun during a performance that incorporates testing the structure’s strength with creative games of skill and chance.

Problem 5: Opposites Distract

Divisions I, II, III & IV

Disagreements can distract groups from seeing the bigger picture. Teams will create and present a humorous performance about a sneaky character that distracts others while trying to take control of anything the team wishes. In the performance it will lure others into silly arguments and be successful two times. The arguments will be presented using different dramatic styles and will include attention-getting effects. In the end, the groups will learn that they have been intentionally distracted and will catch the sneaky character before it takes control.

Primary: Museum Makers

Grades K-2

Kids can see the extraordinary in the ordinary. Now they will use that ability to create their own museum! The team will create and present an original museum and its exhibits. During the performance, the team will reveal three creative displays that explain the theme of the museum and show off team-made items. A tour guide will take audiences on a journey through the museum to meet a humorous artist and a curator.

All problems copyright Creative Competitions, Inc. — 2018

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Open House Thursday, September 27


We are so excited to see you at Open House on Thursday, September 27th from 6-7 p.m.

*First Choice Financial Federal Credit Union will have a table set up if you would like to open a student saver account for  your child. School banking days are Tuesdays. You will just need to bring your child’s  SS card or a copy of the card to open the account*

*Don’t forget to join the PTA! You can join at Open House as well. Even if you do not  have time to give or want to attend meetings- your membership $ goes a long way to help our  kids*

*It’s going  to be a great year at Glebe*

*Please see  your child’s teacher, Mrs. Simek, Mrs. Ruggeri, or Mrs. North regarding any concerns you may have*

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