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Double Dare Extra Treat

Double Dare Extra Treat

During March, Warren Street principal Mrs. Lent challenged every student in the building to read at least one Accelerated Reader book and take tests. They embraced the challenge and EVERY SINGLE KID read at least one book before the start of Spring Break. This earned the top three readers the opportunity to throw pies at the principal on April 18!  Staff members were so proud of the students that a bunch of them volunteered to serve as pie targets too!

In addition to the pie throwing event, students also enjoyed Double Dare challenges that included art work with whipped cream, feeding a friend with no hands, and finding the gummy worms! Keep reading everyone, May challenges will be here soon!

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Evening for Education May 21

Evening for Education May 21

Evening for Education
Sponsored by JTA

drawing of a bus in front of a school building

Join us!

May 21st  5-7 PM
JHS Lobby and Media Center

 

 

cartoon of kids conducting science experimentPresenting:

Samples of students’ work from all grades

Science Fair Projects Presented by NGSS PLC

 

 

ice cream cone

Free ice cream cones! Scooped by your teachers!

A chance to win gift baskets and gift certificates!

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Trapping 101

Trapping 101

Think you have what it takes to become a world-class tracker? Sixth graders enjoyed the presentation “Trapping 101” provided by the Blue Mountain Lake Museum, observing and identifying track casts, scat replicas (what isn’t better than learning about animal poop?), and skull anatomy.

 

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Settling the Early Adirondacks

Settling the Early Adirondacks

Fifth graders enjoyed a presentation by the Blue Mountain Lake Museum titled
“Settling the Adirondacks”.

This program provided students with insights to the challenges faced by early settlers in the Adirondacks, the difficulties of farming in the mountains, and the threat posed by wild animals to livestock and crops. Fur clothing and antique traps were also available for viewing as the presenters discussed how farmers turned their pests into profits with tracking and trapping.

 

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Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser for Odyssey

Developing Creativity… Shaping Independent Thinkers… Encouraging Problem Solving… Building Teamwork…

Supporting Johnstown Odyssey of the Mind

  • What: Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser
  • When: Monday, May 13th @ 4:30-6pm
  • Where: Pino’s Restaurant, 326 West Clinton Street, Johnstown
  • Details: Tickets $9 each, take-out only, Includes spaghetti, meatballs, sauce, salad, bread, and dessert!
  • How: Tickets may be purchased at any Johnstown school, now through May 8th. Please return the bottom portion of this form with EXACT CHANGE or a CHECK made out to the Greater Johnstown School District.  Tickets will then be sent home with your child. Questions can be directed to Kristin Meashaw at Warren Street School (kmeashaw@johnstownschools.org)

Since 2015, the Johnstown Odyssey program has continued to grow by leaps and bounds (check out our stats below)!! This fundraiser will help us continue to provide enrichment programing to students from Glebe up through JHS, register Odyssey teams for competition, and send qualifying teams to World Finals.

  • 2015-16
    • 45 students
    • 7 teams (from W & K)
    • 2 advanced to States
  • 2016-17
    • 61 students
    • 9 teams (from W & K)
    • 3 advanced to States
  • 2017-18
    • 93 students
    • 14 teams (from G, W, K)
    • 5 to States, 1 to Worlds
  • 2018-19
    • 107 students
    • 15 teams (from G, W, K)
    • 5 to States, 1 to Worlds

Thank you in advance for your continued support!

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Johnstown Elementary PTA Officer Nominations

The following positions are open for the 2019-2020 school year. We will vote at the May 1st PTA meeting, which will be held at Warren Street School at 6p.m.

  • President – Plan and preside over all meetings, develop the agenda, encourage the planning of new activities and ideas, and communicate with our regional PTA representative.
  • 3 Vice Presidents (Pleasant Ave, Glebe, Warren St) – Perform duties of the President in their absence, check PTA mailbox weekly and let appropriate person know they have items, sign checks, find volunteers for PTA events in your school (i.e. Meet the Principal Night, Picture Day, Open House, Fundraisers)
  • Treasurer – Keep an accurate account of receipts/expenditures, pay bills as adopted by the budget, give treasurer’s report at the PTA meeting, pay state & national PTA dues and insurance, sign checks.
  • Recording Secretary – Record meeting minutes, communicate with the district for website submissions within one week; provide paper minutes if asked, take attendance.
  • 3 Representatives (Pleasant Ave, Glebe St, Warren St) – attend monthly meetings, on-line membership for your corresponding school.

If you wish to nominate yourself or someone else, please submit the bottom of this form to the nominations committee by April 18th and please include a contact number (if known), and the student(s) name(s) for the candidate. (Nominations should be sent to the main office at each school to be placed in the JEPTA mailbox).

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Warren Newsletter April 2019

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

Message from the Principal

Dear Families,

Happy Spring!  It is already the beginning of the 4th quarter and report cards will be coming home on April 18th.  If you have any questions or concerns about your child’s progress, please don’t hesitate to reach out to your child’s teachers.

We had so much fun celebrating literacy month in March.  Author, Darren Sardelli, came in and shared his poems with us and motivated us to write our own.  We had a fun Poetry Café celebration to display and present poems that students created and are still sharing our ideas with him.

You would not believe how much students at Warren Street have been reading!  Our AR theme is so much fun with Double Dare challenges this year.  EVERY single student read this month and passed at least one AR test.  The incentive– throwing pie at their principal.  Yup– they did it.  Pie throwing will be happening this month and all (well, almost all) are so excited!

In upcoming weeks we will be having presentations from Blue Mountain Lake’s Adirondack Museum.  Students in each grade level will be getting enrichment in sessions such as Amazing Animal Adaptations, Tracking 101, and Settling the Adirondacks.

As always, if you have any questions or concerns regarding your child(ren), please do not hesitate to contact me.

Mrs. Nikki Lent, Principal
762-3715
nlent@johnstownschools.org

Please Stay Informed

Our district’s website is www.johnstownschools.org. Please note that all lunch menus, newsletters and updated school information will be placed on the website.  Check the site often for the latest information. JOIN US ON TWITTER @WarrenStPrinc

Reminders:

  • As the weather turns nicer, please remind your child that they must leave school grounds as soon as they are dismissed.  There is NO supervision for students after 3:30.  Students who want to go to the playground, must leave and return with an adult.
  • We have started planning for the next school year already!  Be on the lookout for transportation forms.  You need to register your child for the shuttle or the traditional bus EACH year.
  • Please remind your child about bike safety and ensure they are wearing helmets.

Calendar

  • April 3, JEPTA @ Glebe, 6:00 p.m.
  • April 4, ELA Testing
  • April 5, ELA Testing
    • Johnstown v Gloversville Staff Basketball Game
  • April 6, Grandparents Dance, 6:00 p.m.
  • April 10, McDonald’s Night, 5 – 7 p.m.
  • April 17, Board of Ed Meeting, 6:30 p.m.
  • April 18, Dismissal @ 11:45 a.m.
  • April 19 – 26 – No School, Spring Break
  • April 30, NYS Math Testing

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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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SPAC Classical Kids Presentation

SPAC Classical Kids Presentation

Warren Street’s fifth graders thoroughly enjoyed an interactive assembly presented by SPAC’s Classical Kids program, sponsored by Union College.

According to the SPAC website, “The program brings professional dancers and musicians into schools for an interactive assembly that introduces students to their art forms, teaches them about an upcoming performance at SPAC, and offers each student a free ticket to the selected performance during SPAC’s summer classical season. All students that complete the program receive a free Classical Kids Lawn Pass which grants the student, and an accompanying adult, free lawn admission to all ballet and orchestra performances at SPAC until their projected year of graduation from High School.”

Our students are now looking forward to the SPAC summer classical season!

 

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