December 13th was Pleasant Ave’s Cocoa and Cookies with Santa AR night. The children took pictures with Santa, read AR books, took tests, and enjoyed cookies and cocoa while listening to Santa read an AR book!
With holiday spirit floating in the air, sixth graders traveled from Warren Street to Pleasant Avenue on December 7 to carry on a long-standing Johnstown tradition: helping younger students write letters to Santa. The little buddies were very happy to have their older buddies lend a hand in preparing wish lists to be mailed to the North Pole.
In addition to the content shared below, a PDF version of the December 2018 Pleasant Newsletter is available for printing using the free Adobe Acrobat program.
We were excited to see so many of you at Parent-Teacher conferences. We have a busy month planned for December at Pleasant Ave.
Looking at our calendar for the month – picture retakes are on Tuesday, December 4th and early dismissal is on Wednesday, December 5th. On Friday, December 7th the sixth graders will be coming to Pleasant Ave to help our students write letters to Santa. Join us on Thursday, December 13th 5:30-7:00 pm for our Cookies and Cocoa Literacy Night. Santa will read a story, students will also be able to enjoy a snack and take AR tests. There is no cost and siblings are welcome to attend. We have several other holiday events planned for the students at school throughout the month of December.
Information about our STEM night and Enrichment opportunities will be coming home soon.
I hope that you enjoy the holiday season. I am very grateful to work at Pleasant Avenue with our amazing teachers, staff, students and families. Have a happy and healthy 2019!
- Students go out daily for recess as long as the temperature is above 20 degrees (taking into account wind chill). Please be sure they have proper outdoor gear. This includes snow pants, boots, mittens/gloves, hats, and of course winter coat. Please label all of the clothing you send to school with your children.
- School starts promptly at 9:00 am—Please make sure students arrive on time. The side door is open until 8:55 am daily. After that time, you will need to walk your child to the front door and sign them in.
- If your child is in need of a coat, hat, mittens, or any clothing, please do not hesitate to let the secretary know!
- Thank you for all the clothing donations—at this time our closet is full!!
School Closings and Delays
There’s no doubt about it, inclement weather is here. Please listen to your radio or TV regarding school closings and delays. When school is closed for the day, night time events will ordinarily be cancelled. Regarding school delays, the following information is important:
- Two hour delays—School starts at 11 am and there will be no breakfast program for the day. We are encouraging students not to arrive before 10:30 am.
Box Top Winners
Box Top Winners: Brayden Anderson, Anderson Giardino, Ethan Stock, Oliver Sweet and Kaitlyn Town.
AR Book Raffle Winners
The winners for the AR books from the raffle at AR night are Henry Sweet and Charlotte Catlin.
Three for Me Winners for November
The 3 for Me Winners for the month of November are: Marcus Kuchark, Nixy Lopez, Levi Sweet, Cooper Klingbeil, Cassiel Lopez, Brynn Gavin, Liam Person, Aleksa Bradford, Bently Fioretti, Luca Centi, Grady Sweet, Ella Brown, and Karleigh Rowley.
- Dec. 4 – Picture Retakes
- Dec. 5 – Half Day, Dismissal at 11:45 a.m.
- Dec. 7 – Letters to Santa
- Dec. 13 – Cookies & Cocoa AR Night, 5:30-7 p.m.
- Dec. 18 – Holiday Stations
- Dec. 20 – Classroom Parties
- Dec. 21 – PJ/Holiday Movie!
- Dec. 24 – Jan. 2 – No School
- Jan. 2 – Superintendent’s Conference Day (No School for Students)
- Jan. 3 – Welcome Back
Pleasant Avenue students were entertained and inspired today during a Bully Bustin’ presentation by The Puppet People. The Bully Busters show, featuring hand-crafted puppets and original music, provided our youngest students with tips for dealing with bullying behavior in a non-violent way.
First graders in Mrs. Lisicki’s class found new use for old pumpkins, by transforming them into bird feeders. On the Tuesday prior to the Thanksgiving recess, students provided a holiday feast to the Nature Trail inhabitants. Birds, squirrels, and chipmunks were offered pumpkins filled with birdseed and pumpkin seeds. In addition to feeding the animals, while on the trail, students enjoyed finding animal tracks in the snow and listening to the gentle sound of the stream flowing under the bridge.
Prior to heading home to spend the holiday weekend with family members, kindergarten students gathered in the Pleasant Avenue cafeteria to share a Thanksgiving Friendship Celebration. Donning Pilgrim hats, bonnets and headdresses they crafted themselves, the students shared a snack that included trail mix and juice boxes.