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Cookies & Cocoa with Santa

Cookies & Cocoa with Santa

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!

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Crafts & Photos with Santa, Saturday, Dec. 15

The JHS Class of 2020 invites all Johnstown elementary school children to take a picture with Santa and make a craft this Saturday, Dec. 15, from noon to 2 p.m. in the high school cafeteria. The cost is $6 at the door.

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Top AR Points Earners Decorate Book Nooks

Top AR Points Earners Decorate Book Nooks

The top Kindergarten and first grade Accelerated Reader point earners were invited to color the rocket ship book nooks today!

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Reading Reward: Rocket Ship Backpack

Reading Reward: Rocket Ship Backpack

Congratulations to Brynn G. – she is the first Pleasant Avenue student to earn “Out of this World Reader Status” by earning more then 15 Accelerated Reader points! Today she received her rocket ship backpack!

girl holding rocket backpack

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PreK Holiday Program Thursday, Dec. 13

The PreK Holiday Program will take place on Thursday, December 13th. The morning class program will be held at 10:15 a.m., while the afternoon class program will be held at 1:45 p.m.

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Dear Santa: Letter Writing a Tradition

Dear Santa: Letter Writing a Tradition

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.

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Pleasant Avenue Newsletter December 2018

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.

Principal’s Corner

Dear Families,

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!

Sincerely,

Corinne Cotter
Principal

Reminders

  • 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.

December Calendar

  • 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

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Bully Bustin’ with The Puppet People

Bully Bustin’ with The Puppet People

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.

 

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A Holiday Feast for Nature Trail Inhabitants

A Holiday Feast for Nature Trail Inhabitants

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.

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Kindergarten Friendship Thanksgiving Celebration

Kindergarten Friendship Thanksgiving Celebration

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.

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