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Recognizing Kindness

Recognizing Kindness

Congratulations to the following students, who received a special Kindness recognition for standing up for other students: Hannah Jackson, Lily Hinderliter, Kellsie Wilson, and Olivia Smith

students stand by wall, holding certificates

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Warren Student off to Regional Spelling Bee

Warren Student off to Regional Spelling Bee

student holding awardCongratulations to David Jarabek, winner of Warren Street’s January 8th Spelling Bee at Johnstown High School!  David’s spelling prowess has earned him a spot in the Capital Region Spelling Bee scheduled to take place at Proctors Theatre in Schenectady on Tuesday, March 5. You can follow the @CapRegionBOCES event hashtag #CRBee on Twitter for news and updates. The Capital Region winner will move on to the Scripps National Spelling Bee to be held in National Harbor, Maryland during the last week of May.

The Capital Region Spelling Bee is sponsored by Capital Region BOCES, Hannaford Supermarkets, Proctors Theatre, Sage Colleges, The Times Union, and Upper Hudson Library System.

Good luck to David at the Capital Region Spelling Bee. The Johnstown School community is rooting for you!

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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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Warren Newsletter February 2019

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

Message from the Principal

Dear Families,

Our building is buzzing with the excitement of Odyssey of the Mind teams!  Teams are working hard to gear up for their big competition in March. The big day is Saturday, March 9th at Fonda-Fultonville School.  Mark your calendars and come out to support all of Johnstown’s teams.  It is an awesome and interesting event you are sure to enjoy!

Budget season is here with voting right around the corner.  How current are you with what is happening in our schools and the status of the past, current, and future finances?  There are ways to get informed at upcoming meetings.  The Board of Education is holding a regular meeting and budget session on February 7th at 6:30.  Another budget workshop will be held on February 13th at 5:30.  The district has also formed a Long Range Planning Committee that is open to community members and will meet on February 25th at 6:30.  Be involved and knowledgeable to help make informed decisions for the successful future of our students.

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

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:

  • There are so many amazing people who do so much for our  students,  families, and community!  Don’t forget to get your   nominations for the Founder’s Day Awards turned in by Friday, February 8th.
  • The school is open Monday through Friday from 6pm until 8pm for indoor walking.
  • 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.
  • Don’t forget we are still collecting banking deposits every Wednesday!

February Calendar

  • February 1, Report Cards Go Home
  • February 6, JEPTA 4:00 at Warren
  • February 7, BOE and Budget Mtg 6:30 p.m.
  • February 13, BOE Budget Mtg 5:30 p.m.
  • February 14, Valentine’s Day
  • February 15, Half Day 11:45 Dismissal
  • February 18 – 22, Winter Break

 

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Letter from Mrs. Lent Regarding January 29 Lockout at Warren

Dear Warren Street Families:

I want to reach out to you to thank you for your support following yesterday’s lockout here at Warren Street.  It was a very busy and emotional day as we worked with district and outside agencies to ensure the safety of students, as well as providing assistance to our High School staff and students.  I recognize that this was a difficult experience for students and families and want to update you on what occurred today and supports that were put in place for your child(ren).

Upon arrival to school today, students had the opportunity to engage in conversations with their teachers and support staff about the facts from yesterday as were appropriate to share.  We felt this was important to help dispel any rumors and to answer questions for students. All students also had access to counselors throughout the school day as needed. Most importantly, we have assured students that they are safe and provided their normal school environment.

Thank you again for your patience and cooperation during this time.  We understand that there is nothing scarier than worrying about your child’s safety.  Your children are a part of our family and keeping them safe is our number one priority.  Dr. Kilburn has also shared a letter and resources for talking with your children about these experiences on our website.  If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to me at any time.

Sincerely,

Nikki Lent, Principal

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Founder’s Day Nominations Due Feb. 8

The Knox PTSA will be hosting the annual Founder’s Day Banquet on March 28 at Hales Mills Country Club.  Founder’s Day is a reminder of the substantial role PTA & PTSA’s have played locally, regionally, and nationally in supporting parent involvement and working on behalf of all children and families. It is a time to take pride in our accomplishments, renew our commitment to be a powerful voice for all children, be a relevant resource for parents, and be a strong advocate for public education.

Each year we award three different awards at Founder’s Day.  The awards and a description regarding them are as follows:

Building Level Founder’s Day Award

This award is given to an individual who unselfishly gives their time and energy to the children of our school above and beyond what is expected.  Up to two awards will be given each year. Individuals selected may be teachers, staff members, PTSA members (including students), or anyone who gives their time and energy to help students at our school.  If you know of someone who fits this criterion and would like to nominate him/her, please use the form posted below to give us their name and a brief description of why you are nominating this person.

City-Wide Award

This award is given to an individual who has distinguished him/herself in service to the children of the Johnstown community.  This honoree is given State PTA Honorary Membership. If you know of someone who fits this criterion and would like to nominate him/her, please use the form posted below to give us their name and a brief description of why you are nominating this person.

Mischael Boyer Award

This award is given to a community member who has specifically helped raise the self-esteem among the youth of the Johnstown community.

If you know of someone who fits this criterion and would like to nominate him/her, please use the form below to give us their name and a brief description of why you are nominating this person.

Nomination Form

Please print out and complete this nomination form, then return it to your school office in a sealed envelope marked “Founder’s Day”, no later than Friday, February 8, 2019.

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Winter Weather Reminders

Winter Weather Reminders

Winter Weather Reminders

  • If it is above 20 degrees we go outside for recess EACH day. Students need to wear a coat, mittens, a hat, boots, and bring snow pants. If you are not able to provide outerwear, please contact Mrs. Salls, our Nurse.
  • School does not open until  8 a.m. Arriving before 8 a.m. is unsafe. There is no adult to supervise students before 8 a.m. It is too cold for students to wait outside if they arrive early.
  • We dismiss at 3:10/3:15 each day. There is no supervision for students after dismissal. Please be prompt. If your child is walking home, please make sure they are dressed appropriately.

Thank you for your help in keeping students safe!

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NAEP Assessment February 26

January 7, 2019

Dear Parent or Guardian:

Warren Street Elementary School will participate in the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) on February 26, 2019. NAEP is the largest nationally representative and continuing assessment of what students know and can do in various subjects. NAEP is administered by the National Center for Education Statistics, within the U.S. Department of Education. NAEP is different from our state assessments because it is a common measure of achievement across the country. The results are released as The Nation’s Report Card, which provides information about student achievement to educators, parents, policymakers, and the public.

Your child may take an assessment in mathematics or reading. In addition to subject-area questions, NAEP survey questionnaires are voluntarily completed by students. The questionnaires provide valuable information about participating students’ educational experiences and opportunities to learn both in and out of the classroom. As part of the 2019 National Indian Education Study, American Indian and Alaska Native students may receive additional questions tailored to their educational experiences and their opportunities to learn about their culture and traditions. More information about NAEP survey questionnaires is available at https://nces.ed.gov/nationsreportcard/parents under the section “What Questions Are on the Test?”

The assessment takes about 120 minutes for most students, including transition time and directions.

The information collected is used for statistical purposes only.

  • Your child’s grades will not be affected.
  • Students may be excused for any reason, are not required to complete the assessment, and may skip any question.
  • While the assessment is voluntary, NAEP depends on student participation to help policymakers improve education. However, if you do not want your child to participate, please notify me in writing by January 31st.

There is no need to study in preparation for NAEP, but please encourage your child to do his or her best. A brochure that explains what participation in NAEP means for you and your child is available at the following link:

http://nces.ed.gov/nationsreportcard/pdf/parents/2012469.pdf.

Contact me at 518-762-3715 or at nlent@johnstownschools.org if you have any questions.

We are excited that our school is participating in NAEP. We know that Warren Street’s students will show what our nation’s students know and can do.

Sincerely,

Nicole Lent
Principal
Warren Street School, Greater Johnstown School District

National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) is authorized to conduct NAEP by the National Assessment of Educational Progress Authorization Act (20 U.S.C. §9622) and to collect students’ education records from education agencies or institutions for the purposes of evaluating federally supported education programs under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA, 34 CFR §§ 99.31(a)(3)(iii) and 99.35). All of the information provided by participants may be used only for statistical purposes and may not be disclosed, or used, in identifiable form for any other purpose except as required by law (20 U.S.C. §9573 and 6 U.S.C. §151). By law, every NCES employee as well as every NCES agent, such as contractors and NAEP coordinators, has taken an oath and is subject to a jail term of up to 5 years, a fine of $250,000, or both if he or she willfully discloses ANY identifiable information about participants. Electronic submission of participant’s information will be monitored for viruses, malware, and other threats by Federal employees and contractors in accordance with the Cybersecurity Enhancement Act of 2015. The collected information will be combined across respondents to produce statistical reports.

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Willing Helpers Holiday Visit

Willing Helpers Holiday Visit

The students at Pleasant Avenue Elementary and Warren Street Elementary spent time together recently writing Christmas cards for the residents of the Willing Helpers’ Home for Women.  Last night they hand-delivered the cards and spent time with the residents, spreading holiday cheer.

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