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Pleasant Ave. Newsletter April 2019

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

Principal’s Corner

Dear Families,

Spring is in the air.

We are currently at 1981 AR test points towards our 2500 goal for the AR Carnival in June. Keep reading with your child and remind them to take the AR tests at school. On Wednesday mornings between 8:30 and 8:50 AM students can take AR tests with the parent volunteers. Students should bring in the AR book that they will be testing on.

April 8 – 12 is our book fair. During the Spring it’s  BOGO, so please be sure to stop by the book fair with your child.

We will be celebrating Vintage Day (due to a snow day on the 100th day) on 4/18/19. Accelerated Readers are aging 100 years and reading 100 books. Pleasant Ave readers can dress like a 100 year old while we try to read and complete 100 AR tests.

The TANG museum will be visiting our school April 29-May 1. Each class will have the opportunity to do hands on activities with visiting artists.

Report cards will be distributed on April 18, 2019.

Sincerely,

Corinne Cotter
Pleasant Avenue Principal

Box Top Winners

February – Total: 540!
Connor Stewart , Ashley Bellinger, Alivia Valik, Megan Feehan-Melious, and Sean Savaria

Book Fair Schedule

*Spring is BOGO!!*

  • Monday— 3:15—4 pm
  • Tuesday— 8:15—9:30 am
  • Wednesday— 5:30—7 pm
  • Thursday— 3:15—4 pm
  • Friday— 8:15—9:30 am

Reminders:

  • If your phone number has recently changed, please update      Mrs. Bradt in the main office (518) 762-8610.
  • Keep sending  Box Tops to support our school!

Three for Me Winners for March

Eleanor Casler, Yolanda Chen, Cameron Himpsl, Javier Figueroa, Mary-Kate Viscosi, Erik Christman, Lucas Stumpf, Autumn Hugel, Logan Bombard, Mackenzie Shibley, Alivia Valik, Megin Melious, Lilly Youker, and Vera Koehler.

Artist of the Month

The artist of the month wNolan Dresser.

AR Book Raffle Winner

The winner for the AR book from the raffle at AR night was Jaidyn Risley.

Candy Guessing Game Winners

The winners of the candy guessing game were Madison Kortz and Zenon Blanc.

April Calendar

  • April 1 – Morning Program
  • April 3 – JEPTA @ Glebe, 6pm
  • April 8 – Book Fair
  • April 9 – Book Fair
  • April 10 – Book Fair
    • AR McLiteracy Night, 5:30 – 7 p.m.
  • April 11 – Book Fair
  • April 12 – Book Fair
  • April 18 – Report Cards Home
    • Vintage Day
    • Half Day – Dismissal at 11:45 a.m.
  • April 19 – 26 – NO SCHOOL, Spring Break
  • April 29 – TANG Museum
  • April 30 – TANG Museum

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Invitation to First Grade Parents/Guardians

Invitation to First Grade Parents/Guardians

cartoon drawing of kids

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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WNYT NewsChannel 13 Top Teacher

https://wnyt.com/news/top-teacher-karen-toscano—pleasant-avenue-elementary-school/5269441/?cat=10126

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Pleasant Ave. Newsletter March 2019

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

Principal’s Corner

Dear Families,

This month Pleasant Avenue will be focusing on books written by Eric Carle for PARP (Pick a Reading Partner).  We are encouraging students and families to read Eric Carle books and complete AR tests. A reading BINGO sheet was sent home for you to complete with your child.  Students who bring the completed BINGO sheet to the Literacy Night on March 14th will be able to pick a special prize. Teachers’ doors will be decorated with different Eric Carle titles and students will be able to guess the title. We hope you can join us for an evening full of Eric Carle activities.

We are at 1283 AR test points towards our 2500 goal for the AR Carnival in June. Keep reading with your child and remind them to take the AR tests at school.

Yankee Candle fundraiser will be going home on March 11th.

Later this month, the Adirondack Museum will be   visiting Pleasant Avenue with hands on exhibits for the children.

Please feel free to contact me at anytime.

Corinne Cotter
Pleasant Avenue Principal

Candidates Needed for Board of Education

On May 21, 2019, voters in the Greater Johnstown School District will have the opportunity to elect three individuals to serve three-year terms on the district’s nine-member Board of Education. We need good people to step forward to help shape the future!

Board members must be at least 18 years old, qualified to vote in the school district, able to read and write, and a resident of the school district for at least one year before the election. They cannot be employees of the school. There can only be one board member in a household.

In order to appear on the Greater Johnstown School District ballot, candidates must file a nominating petition with the School District Clerk, signed by 100 qualified district voters. You do not need to be affiliated with a political party. Nominating Petitions are available in the District Business Office and on the school website: www.johnstownschools.org. Completed petitions must be  received by the District Clerk no later than 5 p.m. on May 1, 2019.

If you would like more information, please call the School District Clerk at 518-762-4611 ext. 3119.

Reminders

  • If your phone number has recently changed, please update      Mrs. Bradt in the main office (518) 762-8610.
  • Community School Budget Forum, 6:45 p.m. on Monday, March 4th in the Johnstown High School Lecture Hall. WE NEED RESIDENTS TO WEIGH-IN ON THE 2019-2020 BUDGET DEVELOPMENT. You can register by calling Larraina Carpenter 518-762-4611 ext. 3119.

February 3 for Me Winners

The 3 for Me Winners for the month of February are:

Trey Allen, Claire Boles, Caroline Glover, Graycii Przybylowicz, Cole Forker, Mackenzie Bright, Charlee Vahaviolos, Taylor Fennessey, Prabhjit Kaur, Brian Herr, Owen Heroth, Raelyn Moholland, Connor Pechtel, and Kegan Moss.

The artist of the month was Rachel Maye.

Box Top Winners

December – Jase McCumber, Brynn Hartwig, Christian Bartlett, Melanie Christman, and Marlia VanSlyke.

January – Tatum Owens, Anderson Giardino, Ted Hallenbeck, Peyton McCue, and Declan McClements.

March Calendar

  • March 1 – Read Across America Day!
  • March 4 – Morning Program
    • Budget Forum, 6:45 p.m., JHS
  • March 6 – JEPTA, 4 p.m. @ Pleasant
  • March 13 – Superintendent’s Conference Day – NO SCHOOL
  • March 14 – AR BINGO Night, 6 – 7 p.m.
  • March 28 – Founders Day Banquet

 

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A RAAD Celebration at Pleasant

A RAAD Celebration at Pleasant

As a way to encourage the joy of reading, Read Across America Day is celebrated across the nation every year, in conjunction with the March 2nd birthday of Dr. Seuss. This year, Pleasant Avenue celebrated RAAD on Friday, March 1.

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Rocket Ship Rewards

Rocket Ship Rewards


Six more students earned their rocket ship backpacks for reaching the AR top level!

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Founders Day Award Winners Announced

The Knox PTSA is pleased to announce Johnstown’s 2019 Founder’ Day Award Recipients, as follows:

Building Level Awards:
Pleasant Ave: Nicole Bradt and Mari Jo Quinn
Glebe Street: Pat Robinson and Chad Swanson
Warren Street: Stacy Laird, Kathy Salls, and Quinn Swartout
Knox: Jeff Dillenbeck, Eileen Kurtz, and Lesa Levin
JHS: Cynthia Fiorenza and Karen Dufel

City-Wide Award:
Michael Muzzi

Mishael Boyer Award:
Lisa Roth & High Performance Dance Studio

We will be recognizing the contributions of our award winners at the Founders Day Banquet scheduled for 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 28, at Hales Mills Country Club. Anyone who would like to attend the banquet may stop by the main office in their building to sign-up and remit payment. The cost is $27 per person and checks can be made out to the Knox PTSA.

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Kindness and Appreciation for JPD

Kindness and Appreciation for JPD

On Friday February 15th, Ms. Scott’s class celebrated the 100th day of school by spreading kindness and participating in 100 Acts of Kindness. The students put together “Police Survival” goodie bags as a token of thanks and appreciation. The bags were filled with different treats that represented something. Members of the Johnstown Police Department were invited to visit  and the students took turns reading out loud what each item in the bag meant. The class presented 30 goodie bags to the officers to take back to the department.

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Scenes from the Someone Special Dance

Scenes from the Someone Special Dance

Enjoy these snapshots from our February 8, 2019 Someone Special Dance!

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Rocket Ship Rewards

Rocket Ship Rewards

This week the top 45 Accelerated Reader point earners made rocket ships that are displayed in the showcase in our vestibule!

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