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Summer Meet the Principal – August 28

Summer Meet the Principal – August 28

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Wednesday, August 28th
10 a.m.- 1 p.m.

  • Self-guided tours at all three elementary schools

  • Drop off your supplies

  • Meet the Principal

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Glebe Newsletter June 2019

In addition to the content shared below, a PDF version of the June 2019 Glebe Newsletter is available to print using the free Adobe Acrobat program.

Principal’s Message

Dear Families,

The end of the school year has arrived!  I thank our students, teachers, and staff for their determination and hard work, and I thank you for your dedication and support! It was a successful year for our children in so many ways. Together, we made it so!

Please remember we will have our annual Awards Assembly on June 21st at 9:30 a.m. at Knox Junior High.  If your child is receiving an award, you will be notified in writing or by phone. Our last day of school is June 26th. We have a month of fun planned; play day, a visit from the ice cream truck, AR incentives, transition day for grade 3, etc.

Please review with your child(ren) the importance of adhering to safe dismissal procedures (use of crosswalks, walking bikes, wearing helmets, walking on sidewalks, etc.). As a rule, please remember, families waiting for their child(ren) are, respectfully, asked not to enter the school building, but to wait under the canopy to greet their child(ren). The building is very busy at dismissal time. Throughout the month, please remember if you are changing your child’s transportation (i.e. walking, not riding the bus or picking up) please notify the office by 1 p.m. each day by phone or in writing. This helps us ensure a safe dismissal for all students.  Transportation forms for next year will be going home soon.

We are looking forward to a fresh, new start to the school year in September. We wish our third graders good luck as they move on to Warren Street, and we are excited to welcome the incoming second grade students to Glebe. I hope you have a wonderful, fun, relaxing summer! It is so very important to keep learning throughout the summer- the Johnstown Public Library hosts a fantastic summer reading program for your child(ren) to enjoy!  Thank you for sharing your children with me- they continue to amaze me each and every day!  I look forward to a fabulous fall!

Warm Wishes!

Mrs. Abbey North
Principal, Glebe Street Elementary School

School Budget Re-Vote
Tuesday, June 18, 2019
Polls Open 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Johnstown High School Auditorium Lobby

You may vote if you:

  • Are at least 18 years old and
  • Are a US Citizen and
  • Have been a resident of the Greater Johnstown School District for the past 30 days and
  • Are a Registered Voter.

Voter Registration

Use this link to see if you are registered to vote in the GJSD: https://es.findmypollplace.com/greaterjohnstown/AmIRegistered

Not registered? Come to School Voter Registration Night, Tuesday, June 11, from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. in the JHS Auditorium Lobby. Please bring photo ID and proof of residency.

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Glebe Newsletter May 2019

In addition to the content shared below, a PDF version of the May 2019 Glebe Newsletter is available to print using the free Adobe Acrobat program.

Principal’s Message

Dear Families,

It is hard to believe it is May already. During the last two months of school, valuable instruction is planned- with a bunch of fun on the side. There are so many important dates to share with you.

We have some exciting events planned this month to showcase our students’ hard work and talents! Join us on Tuesday, May 7th at 6:30 p.m. at JHS PAC for the Second and Third Grade Chorus Concert and the Third Grade Recorder Consort. Join us on May 15th for our Artsy AR Night. More information will be coming home soon! We are looking forward to both of these great events! You are welcome to join us for our May Morning Program on the 20th at 9:20. The Glebe Leadership Team will meet on the 30th at 3:45 p.m. The team will begin brainstorming and planning for 2019-2020. The May JEPTA meeting will be held on May 1st at 6 p.m. at Warren Street School. Third grade students will take the NYS Math exam on May 6th and 7th. We will also be holding our spring book fair on May 8th and 9th. Be sure to take advantage of the buy one get one free deal at this book fair. All classes will have an opportunity to visit the book fair on the 8th or 9th.

Lastly, just a few safety reminders for everyone. Please remember, the bus loop is closed to cars for pick up during dismissal unless you need the handicap parking space. Please park on the road or in the side lot when picking up students at dismissal time. Also, if you need to pick your child up early from school for an appointment, please send in a note or call the office by 1 p.m. Please do not call to ask us to make dismissal changes after 1 p.m. We need to ensure every child’s safety at dismissal time. Also, please remember while school is in session, the playground is closed to the community. The playground is open each day after all of our students have been safely dismissed. Also, dogs are not allowed on school property. Thank you for your help in keeping all of our students safe.

Students will have a unique opportunity to participate in Career Day on May 31st. Thank you to our volunteers who are helping to make this a great event. We hope to see you soon at Glebe!

Sincerely,

Abbey North
Principal, Glebe Street Elementary School

May Calendar

  • May 1 – Chorus Practice, 2:10 – 3:10 p.m.
    • JEPTA, 6 p.m. @ Warren
  • May 6 & 7 Grade 3 Math Test
  • May 7 – Second & Third Grade Concert, 6:30 p.m., JHS PAC
    • School Voter Registration, 4 – 8 p.m., JHS Auditorium Lobby
  • May 8 & 9 – Spring Book Fair
  • May 14 – Public Budget Hearing, 6 p.m., JHS Lecture Hall
  • May 15 – Artsy AR Night
  • May 20 – Morning Program, 9:20 a.m.
  • May 21 – Half Day for Students
    • Budget Vote, 11 a.m. – 8 p.m., JHS Gymnasium
    • Evening for Education, 5 – 7 p.m., JHS
  • May 30 – Glebe Leadership Team Meeting, 3:45 p.m.
  • May 31 – Career Day

GREATER JOHNSTOWN SCHOOL DISTRICT
Annual Budget Vote and School Board Elections

Tuesday, May 21, 2019
Polls Open 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Johnstown High School Gymnasium

You may vote if you:

  • Are at least 18 years old and
  • Are a US Citizen and
  • Have been a resident of the Greater Johnstown School District for the past 30 days and
  • Are a Registered Voter

 

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Glebe Newsletter & Calendar April 2019

In addition to the content shared below, a PDF version of the April 2019 Glebe Newsletter & Calendar is available to print using the free Adobe Acrobat program.

Principal’s Message

Dear Families,

Happy spring and happy almost 4th quarter. April 5th marks the end of quarter 3 and report cards will go home on April 18th.  April is a short month with no school April 19th through April 28th. There is a half-day on April 18th and students will dismiss at 11:45 a.m.

We invite students to participate in our Authors’ Showcase which will take place during our morning program on April 16th. Sign up forms went home. A parent and a teacher must sign the form which should be submitted with the student’s original writing. We hope to see you on McLiteracy Night on April 10th. JEPTA will be hosting McDonalds Night from 5-7 p.m. A portion of sales will go to fund activities hosted by JEPTA. AR Night will run from 6-7 p.m. this same evening. Watch for a special treat attached to the flyer coming home soon!

Soon, we will begin planning for next year. You will be receiving transportation forms (to indicate what your plans are for getting your child to and from school). A reminder, you need to register your child for the shuttle or the traditional bus EACH year. The elementary principals are working to plan an awesome Transition Day experience in June when our third graders will visit Warren St. and our current second graders will welcome the current first graders to Glebe. We hope to see you soon at Glebe!

Sincerely,
Abbey North, Principal

Glebe Family Calendar – April

  • April 2 – Grade 3 ELA Test
  • April 3 – Grade 3 ELA Test
    • JEPTA, 6 p.m. @ Glebe
  • April 5 – Quarter 3 Ends
    • Last Enrichment Class
  • April 9 – Junior Achievement Training @ Glebe, 6 – 7 p.m.
  • April 10 – McLiteracy Night, 6 – 7 p.m.
  • April 16 – Morning Program, 9:20 a.m.
  • April 17 – BOE Meeting, 6:30 p.m.
  • April 18 – Superhero T-shirt Day
    • Half Day (11:45)
  • April 19 – 26: No School, Spring Break
  • April 29 – School Resumes
  • May 1 – Chorus Practice, 2:10 – 3:10 p.m.
    • PTA, 6 p.m. @ Pleasant
  • May 2 – Grade 3 Math Test
  • May 3 – Grade 3 Math Test

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Elementary Foul Shooting Contest

Elementary Foul Shooting Contest

group shot of winnersJohnstown’s annual Elementary Foul-Shooting Contest took place on Saturday, March 23, in the Warren Street Elementary School gym.

As part of our physical education classes at Warren and Glebe, students participate in a basketball unit that focuses on the fundamentals, along with participating in a foul-shooting contest with their classmates. The first and second place finishers from each class contest are then invited to compete in the district-wide contest.

We had 65 total students competing in our district-wide contest this year, with the winners making anywhere between four and eight out of 10 foul shots. We look forward to seeing them as future Sir Bills and Lady Bills basketball players!

This year’s winners are:

  • Third Grade: Carson Sanjurjo and Elena Dickinson
  • Fourth Grade: Anthony Cristiano and Peyton Nigro
  • Fifth Grade: Braeden Fennessey and Annika Frasier
  • Sixth Grade: Tyler Walrath and Gianna Pica

Thank you to Mrs. Tarbox for her help during this years contest. Thank you also to the following JHS basketball players and student-athletes: Jaden Wilson, Meghan Mraz, Abby VanValkenburgh, Anna Lee, Sadie Blowers, Matt Boyle, Chano Cross, Victor Orsell, Trey Stover and Steven VanNostrand.

 

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Odyssey Team Headed to World Finals Again!

Odyssey Team Headed to World Finals Again!

Odyssey of the Mind 40 Years PosterThe Johnstown Odyssey of the Mind program has more good news to share!

This past weekend, five Johnstown teams competed in the New York State Finals. The students all did a great job and represented our school district very well. Qualifying for the state competition in Binghamton is an accomplishment in and of itself! At the state level, some of our teams were up against schools that have been competing in this program for many years.

Johnstown Odyssey Coordinator Kristin Meashaw reported that our students and their families spent the morning supporting each other by attending other Johnstown long term problems. She says that it was great to see everyone showing their Johnstown spirit and cheering each other on.

Eighth grade team in costumesThe Knox Junior High eighth grade team, known as the Energetic Engineers, made another impressive showing this year at States. After qualifying for World Finals last year and competing at Iowa State University last May, they again placed second out of 17 teams. Since all first and second place teams advance to the World level, this group of outstanding students will be making a repeat showing. This May they will be traveling to Michigan State University in East Lansing, Michigan.

Mrs. Meashaw said, “Not many teams can say they have gone to World Finals. Hardly anyone gets to say they are returning for the second year in a row! This very talented group of Johnstown students are wonderful role models and mentors for the program.”

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Invitation to First Grade Parents/Guardians

Invitation to First Grade Parents/Guardians

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The Glebe Leadership Team (GLT) invites first grade parents and guardians to join us for our last GLT meeting for the school year on May 30th at 3:45 p.m. (Glebe Library)

The Glebe Leadership Team plans the enrichment, literacy, and parent outreach opportunities and events at Glebe Street Elementary School.

The GLT meets monthly at 3:30 p.m. Parents are welcome to attend anytime! We are looking forward to adding new members to our team and are excited for a great school year.

If you are interested in becoming a member of our team but cannot make the meeting, contact Mrs. North at anorth@johnstownschools.org so you can be added to the email list to receive minutes.

We look forward to seeing you!

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Glebe Authors’ Spotlight

Glebe Authors’ Spotlight

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Glebe Celebrates
Student Authors

Calling all authors! The Authors’ Spotlight will take place at our April Morning Program (April 16th at 9:20 a.m.) Students have the opportunity to submit an original poem or short paragraph to be read as part of the celebration. A teacher and parent signature are required for submission. Submissions can be handwritten or typed. Please fill out the attached form and submit it with your original work to your teacher no later than April 1st. No late entries will be accepted.

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Keller’s Heart

Keller’s Heart

During their recent monthly Morning Program, Glebe students watched a short video and listened to the story “Keller’s Heart,” written by local news anchor John Gray.

Principal North talked about differences and disabilities and accepting others the way they are. The message is simple: don’t treat others differently just because they act, look, or learn differently from us. Students each wrote their name on a heart pledging to do so. The hearts hang on a bulletin board in our cafeteria as a reminder of our pledge.

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