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Glebe Newsletter & Calendar December 2018

In addition to the content shared below, a PDF version of the December 2018 Glebe Newsletter & Calendar is available to print using the free Adobe Acrobat program.

Dear Families,

We were excited to see so many of you at Parent-Teacher Conferences and at Accelerated Reader Night. It is important that you and your child’s teacher communicate so that together, you can help develop their pathway to success.  When we see highly interested and involved parents, we see highly interested and involved students.

As always, we have a busy month planned here at Glebe! On December 7th we will kick off the holiday season with a winter sing-a-long in the afternoon. Students are invited to wear holiday colors. On December 14th at 9:20 we will have our Monthly Morning Program. Our book fair will run December 10th-12th. You will receive a notice as to which day/time your child’s class will attend. We hope to see you at Santa’s Wonderland from 6-7:30 p.m. on December 11th. Come in your pj’s and have milk and cookies as Santa reads “The Polar Express”. After our story, students may have their picture taken with Santa and will have the opportunity to make three crafts that can be used as presents. The cost is $5 per student. There is no cost for parents to attend and siblings are welcome! Please return the RSVP form so we have enough materials for everyone. The book fair will also be open during Santa’s Wonderland on December 11th from 6-7:30 p.m.

A reminder, school is closed on December 24th-28th and December 31st-January 2nd. School resumes on Thursday, January 3rd. I hope that you enjoy the holiday season and have the opportunity to celebrate with family and friends. I am very grateful to work in such a wonderful school with dedicated teachers, staff, great students, and families. I wish you good health and continued happiness for 2019!

Sincerely,
Mrs. Abbey North, Glebe Principal

Glebe December Family Calendar Dates

  • Monday, December 3 – Penny Harvest Committee Meeting
  • Wednesday, December 5 – Staff Development Half Day
    • Dismissal at 11:45 a.m.
    • Food Drive Ends
  • Thursday, December 6 – BOE Meeting, 6:30 p.m.
  • Friday, December 7 – Hanging of the Greens & Holiday Sing-Along
  • Monday, December 10 – Book Fair Preview Day
  • Tuesday, December 11 – Book Fair
    • Santa Wonderland & Book Fair, 6 – 7:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, December 12 – Book Fair
  • Friday, December 14 – Morning Program, 9:20 a.m.
    • Inside Recess Dance Party 11:10 – 1:10 p.m. (gym)
  • Friday, December 21 – Holiday Centers
  • December 22 – January 2: School Closed
  • Thursday, January 3, 2019 – School Resumes for Students

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Daily Outdoor Recess at Glebe

Daily Outdoor Recess at Glebe

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Daily Outdoor Recess

Each day students have 25 minutes of outdoor recess if it is over 20 degrees. There is no inside option for outdoor recess. Please send students with snow pants, a coat, hat, mittens, and boots each day.

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Glebe Picture Retakes Thurs., Nov. 29

Glebe Picture Retakes Thurs., Nov. 29

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Glebe picture retakes will be Thursday, Nov. 29th

A PTA volunteer will go room to room and get students who need their pictures taken.

Students can get a retake if:

  • You were unhappy with the original photo (original package needs to be brought back on the 29th).  OR….
  • You  are new to our school since our original picture day. In this case, please return the photo package envelope with payment on Wednesday, November 29th.

Questions? Call us! 518-762-3714

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Santa’s Wonderland, Tues., Dec. 11

Santa’s Wonderland, Tues., Dec. 11

Santa’s Wonderland

Tuesday, December 11th

6:00-7:30 p.m. / Glebe Street Gym/Cafeteria/Library

cartoon santaFrom 6:00-6:30: Come join the fun! Santa will be reading “The Polar Express.” Cookies and milk will be served after the story. Students may wear their pj’s.

From 6:30-7:30 p.m.: Students will have the opportunity to make three crafts and get their picture taken with Santa. Parents can also shop at the book fair!

Admission will cost $5 per child, payable at the door (do not send money to school with your child). Each child will get three coupons for crafts. Coupons will be redeemed at each station. Sleigh bells will also be for sale ($1). Please R.S.V.P. by Thurs., Dec. 6th, so we have enough supplies. When we receive your R.S.V.P. we will send you a special Polar Express ticket you can bring back with you the night of the event to get stamped by the conductor when you arrive!

bag of toy presentsAlso, the Junior Princess, Fonda Fair will be collecting unopened new toys for the Salvation Army Christmas Toy Drive. The toys will be given to local children in Fulton and Montgomery counties. No wrapping please. If you donate an unwrapped toy, your name will be entered in a drawing! Thank you for your help!

 

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Veterans Recognized at Glebe

Veterans Recognized at Glebe

Volunteers fed over 100 veterans and their families at a breakfast held November 9th at Glebe Street Elementary School. Earlier in the week students learned all about heroes in our neighborhood. Thank you veterans for your service.

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Glebe Students of the Month

Glebe Students of the Month

Congrats to the Students of the Month for September! Mrs. North had an awesome time having lunch with you! Students of the month are consistently soaring for 4 by being responsible, respectful, safe, and ready to learn.

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All About the Bees

All About the Bees

Glebe Street students were treated to an “All About the Bees” presentation by The Museum on Blue Mountain Lake’s Adirondack Experience.

Per the Adirondack Experience website, this outreach program introduces students to life inside the beehive with a look at the honeybee lifecycle and the social structure of a bee colony, and includes a discussion of beekeeping past and present. Students then put their understanding of pollination to the test with a high energy relay race competition that challenges each “beehive” team to be the best group of pollinators they can be.

Thank you Adirondack Experience for an awesome “All About the Bees” presentation!

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Spooktacular BINGO Scares Up Fun

Spooktacular BINGO Scares Up Fun

Everyone had a great time at the Spooktacular BINGO event held at Glebe Street Elementary on the evening of October 29. All Johnstown elementary students were welcome to attend, in costume if they wished, and to trick or treat before settling into the gym for a scary good time playing BINGO! Thank you to JEPTA for hosting!

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Glebe Penny Harvest Nov. 2-30

Glebe Penny Harvest Nov. 2-30

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Join Glebe Street Elementary students in collecting as
many pennies (or other coins) as possible between
November 5th and November 30th. During the week of
December 3rd, the Penny Harvest Committee will meet
to determine the local charities that will benefit from
our “harvest.” The committee is made up of staff
members and a student from each class.
Through this event, we hope to instill the power and
practice of giving in our students.
raised hands with hearts in the palmsStudents are encouraged to bring in their spare
change from November 5th through November 30th

 

 

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Glebe Newsletter & Calendar for November 2018

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

Dear Families,

It is hard to believe it is November already. First quarter comes to an end on November 2nd!  Just a reminder that we do not have school on November 12th in observance of Veterans Day as well as November 21, 22, and 23- for the Thanksgiving holiday. Students will have a half day on the 14th and 15th. Students will eat lunch in school and be dismissed at 11:45. It is very important that you pick up your child on time so that our teachers can begin conferences and support staff can attend training. On Tuesday, November 20th students will be dismissed 15 minutes early (beginning at 2:55) for our Emergency Go Home Early Drill. Students are to leave the building promptly and go directly home or to their designated location.  School personnel will also be asked to “Go Home.” It is very important that you make arrangements for your children to be picked up on time.

Glebe will be honoring community veterans on November 9th. Our breakfast will begin at 8 a.m. and end at 8:45. To reserve a spot for a veteran- please complete and return the breakfast RSVP form that was sent home with students. The form can also be found on our website. Please RSVP by November 5th.  On Tuesday, November 6th we will have our monthly Morning Program at 9:20. As always, families and friends are welcome to attend.

This year Glebe will run enrichment “clubs” on “F” days during quarters 2 and 3. Students were surveyed, and indicated their top enrichment choices. Students will be placed into a group for quarter 2, and a different group for quarter 3. On “F” days, beginning November 5th students will have a 45-minute enrichment block. We are excited about this opportunity! We also have some enrichment opportunities later in the month that all students will enjoy. We will have a visit from the TANG Museum as well as the Utica Zoomobile!

As we transition to the second quarter, we will be focusing specifically on strengthening student responsibility.  Sometimes students are afraid to admit they have made a mistake. You can help your child learn responsibility by leading by example, reassuring him/her that everyone makes mistakes and that it is brave to apologize for what you did wrong. You can explain to your child that yes, there are consequences for poor decisions, but experiencing those consequences will help him/her make better choices in the future.  In addition, we will be encouraging students to be responsible by; bringing home and returning their communication folder, homework, and library book, arriving to school on time, and remembering their sneakers for PE.
As always, if you have a question, concern, or suggestion- please contact us! Hope to see you soon at Glebe!

Sincerely,

Mrs. Abbey North

Glebe November Family Calendar Dates

  • Friday, November 2 – Quarter 1 Ends
  • Monday, November 5 – Penny Harvest Begins
  • Tuesday, November 6 – Morning Program 9:20 a.m.
    • Board of Ed Meeting 6:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, November 7 – JEPTA 4 p.m. @ Pleasant
  • Thursday, November 8 – AR Night, 6 – 7 p.m.
  • Friday, November 9 – Veterans’ Day Breakfast 8 a.m.
  • Monday, November 12 – Veterans’ Day Observed, No School
  • Wednesday, November 14 – Half Day, Dismissal at 11:45 a.m.
    • Parent/Teacher Conferences Afternoon
    • Parent/Teacher Conferences 3:30 – 5:30
  • Thursday, November 15 – Half Day, Dismissal at 11:45 a.m.
    • Parent/Teacher Conferences Afternoon
  • Monday, November 19 – Tang Museum Zoomobile
    • Glebe Leadership Team Meeting 3:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, November 20 – Tang Museum Zoomobile
    • Early Dismissal @ 2:55 p.m.
  • Wednesday, November 21 thru Friday, November 23 – No School
  • Tuesday, November 27 – Quarter 1 Soar for 4 Dance Party
  • Friday, November 30 – Penny Harvest Ends

 

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