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Six More Out of this World Readers

Six More Out of this World Readers

Six more Pleasant Avenue students earned their rocketship backpacks for reaching top AR reading level!

six students next to stage holding certificates

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Grandparents’ Dance April 6

Grandparents’ Dance April 6

Join us for an evening of Dancing and Desserts!

Grandparents’ Dance
April 6, 2019
6 pm-8 pm
Warren Street Gym

shadow figures dancing

$10 per adult, $5 for first child
$3 for each additional child

Sponsored by JHS Class of 2021

Please reserve your spot on the dance floor by March 29; return this form with payment to your child’s teacher (or send to Heidi Bolebruch, 1 Sir Bills Circle, Johnstown). Questions about the event may be directed to hbolebruch@johnstownschools.org.

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AHA Kid’s Heart Challenge

AHA Kid’s Heart Challenge

AHA kids heart challenge logoParents, it’s time for your child to show heart! This year, we’re launching the Kids Heart Challenge. It’s your child’s chance to become a heart hero by learning about heart health, spreading the word and raising funds to save other children. Your children will be participating in dance, jump rope or basketball activities during PE classes this week and learning about the heart and how to be heart healthy.

Please look for information to come home with your children. Donations may be made either online or through the collection envelopes. We will be participating in the Kid’s Heart Challenge through February 15th.

Thank you for supporting the physical and emotional well-being of our students and the American Heart Association.

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Pleasant Ave. Newsletter Feb. 2019

In addition to the content shared below, a PDF version of the February 2019 Pleasant Newsletter is available for printing using the free Adobe Acrobat program.

Principal’s Corner

Dear Families,

We hope you enjoyed STEAM Night as much as we did. Check out the pictures on the District Website. It was wonderful to see so many families participating in this event.

The Awards Program will now be on the first Monday of each month at 9:10 a.m.  If your child is receiving an award, you will be notified.

The Someone Special Dance is scheduled for February 8th 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. Please make sure you return the RSVP and payment to school.

Please continue to read with your children and encourage them to complete the AR tests.  AR Night is scheduled for February 13th from 6-7 p.m.  The Johnstown Public Library will be hosting a Moon Walk at PA during the AR Night. We are at 1085 points towards our goal of 2500. If we reach our goal – we will be having a carnival in June.

Report Cards were sent home on February 1st, if you have any questions or concerns please call the school.

I encourage you to have open communication with your child’s teacher and principal.

Sincerely,

Corinne Cotter
Principal

Purple & Gold T-Shirt Sale and McDonald’s Night

Purple and Gold is sponsoring a T-shirt sale (due back 2/12/19) and McDonald’s night (2/13/19 from  5-7 pm) to help fund raise money to purchase weight room equipment.

100th Day of School

Don’t forget the 100th day of school is February 13th! See the flyer that went home for more information!

Someone Special Dance Feb. 8

Don’t forget to sign up for the Someone Special Dance!

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.
  • If your phone number has recently changed, please update Mrs. Bradt in the main office (518) 762-8610.
  • Please remember that no toys can be brought to school unless they are for show and tell.
  • Please keep sending in Box tops to support our school!

Donating AR Night Snacks

If interested in donating individually packaged snacks for AR nights, please label and send them into the school! Thank you!

AR Raffle Book Winner

The winner for the AR book from the raffle at AR night was Carmine Rocco

3 for Me Winners for January

The 3 for Me Winners for the month of January are:  MacieLynn Hugel, Christian Bartlett, Allyson Loomis, Reese Robbins, Brynn Hartwig, Amber Chen, Jackson Rush, Jaxon Decker, John Rigos, Madison Smith, Kinley Chizek, James Ricci, and Tayton Rodeo.

February Calendar

  • February 4, Morning Program
  • February 6, JEPTA 4 pm @ Warren
  • February 8, Someone Special Dance 6 – 7:30 pm
  • February 13, 100th Day of School!
    • AR Night 6 – 7 pm
  • February 14, Valentine’s Day
  • February 15, Half Day – Dismissal at 11:45 am
  • February 18 – 22, No School – Winter Break
  • February 25, Silly or Mismatched Socks!
  • February 26, Favorite Hat
  • February 27, Wacky Wednesday
  • February 28, PJ Day
  • March 1, Favorite Dr. Seuss Character

 

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A Little STEAM on a Cold Night

A Little STEAM on a Cold Night

On January 31, over 75 Pleasant Avenue students and family members attended STEAM for a night full of family engagement. Originally planned for January 24, the event was delayed for a week by snowy weather conditions, followed by the polar vortex. But the cold temperatures didn’t dampen our students’ spirits – they arrived on the new night fired up to tackle activities designed to encourage a love for Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math.

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The Importance of Donating & Volunteering

The Importance of Donating & Volunteering

Pleasant Avenue students and staff spent time during January collecting food, bedding, toys and cleaning supplies to be donated to the Regional Animal Shelter. Mrs. Bobbi Jo Haverley, accompanied by her service dog Ross, spent time talking to each class about the importance of supporting local animal rescue shelters by donating and volunteering.

bags of donated goods Mrs. Haverly hugging Ross

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Pleasant’s New Sensory Pathway

Pleasant’s New Sensory Pathway

Pleasant Avenue has taken on a new look! In the side hallway, we now have a sensory pathway that can be utilized by students to give them sensory input and additional movement opportunities!

Along the path students are asked to do high knees, tiptoeing, wall pushes, side steps, stomping, sliding, heal to toe walking, jumping, spinning, hopscotch, walking backwards and squats, all while practicing letter name and sound identification!

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Musical Ice Skating

Musical Ice Skating

Students in our kindergarten and first grade classes had a great time ice skating to the music of the Vince Guaraldi Trio this week in music classes

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“Out of this World” Readers Earn Backpacks

“Out of this World” Readers Earn Backpacks

Six Pleasant Avenue students earned “Out of this World Reader” status today by reaching the top AR reading level! Here they are sporting their rocketship backpacks!

six students in a line by cafetorium stage

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Preparing Your Child for Kindergarten

Preparing Your Child for Kindergarten

Kindergarten Readiness

Life Skills

Knowing first and last name
Knowing name of parents/guardian
Recognizing written name
Putting on outerwear: coats, shoes, gloves, zipping coat
Proper toileting and hand washing
Blowing nose and basic hygiene
Practice opening lunch Items

Academic

How to write first name with capital letter first, followed by lowercase
Proper pencil grasp:
hand holding a pencilColor identification
Scissor safety
Basic shapes (circle, triangle, square, rectangle, heart, star)
Identify and write numbers 0-5
Exposure to letter sounds and recognition
Counting
Read to your child at least 20 minutes a day

letter and number formation chart

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