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Warren Newsletter December 2018

In addition to the content shared below, a PDF version of the December 2018 Warren Newsletter is available to print using the free Adobe Acrobat program.

Principal’s Corner

Dear Families,

I can not believe that it is already time for the holidays!  As you enter the holiday season, I hope you enjoy a safe and enjoyable time with your families and loved ones.  As our days and weeks go so quickly it is important to take the time to remember that each day is a gift and appreciate all that we have.  I am truly grateful for the opportunity to spend my days with such amazing staff, students, and families.

Another thing that I have been reflecting on a lot lately is how important good attendance is in determining student success.  Often we don’t realize how the days can add up that our children are out of school.  When we don’t have them here, our students don’t get the opportunity to learn and often fall behind.  Research shows that missing 10 percent of the school, or about 18 days in most school districts, negatively affects a student’s academic performance. That’s just two days a month and that’s known as chronic absence.   As we move into a new year, it is a goal I have to work together to make sure that our students are here with us as much as possible.  If there are barriers that prevent you  from getting your children to school, please reach out to us so that we may help you.

Mrs. Nikki Lent, Principal
518-762-3715
nlent@johnstownschools.org

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Reminders

  • Have you joined the Johnstown Elementary PTA? JEPTA does many wonderful things for our students. They sponsor the Fall Festival, Accelerated Reader, Vendor Fair, BINGO, movie night & the book fair, to name a few. Even if you are unable to commit your time, the PTA can use your financial support to help sponsor the things that they do. The goal is 100% membership for staff and parents. If you have not joined, please consider joining today. The cost is only $5. If you have any questions, feel free to call the school at 762-3715. Thank you for your support.
  • Please remember it is EXTREMELY important that you send or call in any dismissal changes to the office before 1:00 in the afternoon.  It is difficult and sometimes impossible for us to organize and communicate last minute information.

December Calendar

  • Wednesday, December 5: Early Dismissal @ 11:45 a.m.
  • Wednesday, December 12: School Banking
  • Tuesday, December 18: Warren’s AR & Craft Night, 6 – 7 p.m.
  • Wednesday, December 19: School Banking
    • Warren Concert @ JHS, 7:00 p.m.
  • Monday, December 24 – Wednesday, January 2: No School
  • Thursday, January 3: School Resumes

 

 

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Important Safety Notice

Important Safety Notice

important notice signWhen dropping off students or picking students up, it is extremely important that you leave the left hand lane clear for moving traffic. Please do not stop for any reason in the left hand lane. If you are waiting for your child you must pull in a parking spot or wait briefly in the right lane. If you are coming in the building, you must park your car in a parking spot.

Please be mindful that although we have spoken to students about being safe when crossing to your cars and using crosswalks, we know that children do not always listen. Drive slowly and watch for students crossing at all times when driving through the loop.

Thank you for following procedures to help keep our students safe!

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Indoor Walking at Warren Street

Beginning November 26, 2018, Warren Street Elementary School will be open to the community for indoor walking from 6–8 p.m., Monday – Thursday evenings, on days when school is in session. This program will end on Thursday, March 28, 2019.

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Video: Warren Double Dare AR Assembly

As part of Warren Street’s Accelerated Reader Double Dare challenge, the top two classes  from each grade level (determined by AR points) are rewarded with participation in a Double Dare Challenge each month.

For October, the sixth grade classes of Mrs. Hartlieb and Mrs. Rau competed in Balloon Tennis with fly swatters. Mrs. Rau’s class took home the Double Dare banner.

Mrs. Muller’s and Mrs. Ferrari’s classes were the top two fifth grade classes and were slated to compete in a balloon rocket challenge. Unfortunately, both classes were disqualified for popping their balloons before the challenge started!

In fourth grade, Mrs. Meashaw’s and Mrs. Ringer’s classes competed in the Balloon Pop; the students had to pop balloons on the gym floor to find a red flag, as seen in the video below.  Mrs. Ringer’s class took home the banner.

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Warren Street Veterans Assembly

Warren Street Veterans Assembly

Warren Street students and staff invited local veterans to attend a special recognition assembly at school on the morning of November 9. We honor the men and  women who have sacrificed for the freedoms we enjoy in America!

A plethora of photos from the 2018 Warren Street Veterans Assembly are available at the watphoto gallery of local photographer Bill Trojan. Thank you Mr. Trojan!

students and veterans gathered in Warren Street gym for assembly

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Warren Street Principal’s Corner

Dear Warren Street Families,

Please join me in welcoming our new school secretary Ms. Bump. We are all very excited for her to be joining the Warren Street family!

As we are entering our third month of this school year, I am happy to report that every day I see students going above and beyond in their acts of kindness.

Are you familiar with our OLWEUS Bullying Prevention Program? The goals of this program are to reduce bullying problems and to prevent new bullying problems for happening. The program also works to make relationships better among students.

Students and staff at school hold weekly meetings about these topics and learn our four anti-bullying rules. Another very important component we teach is the difference between bullying and “mean” behavior and how to handle both.

Parents and guardians play a key role in this program. Your child is asked to tell an adult at school and an adult at home if he or she is bullied  or sees bullying happening at school. It is very important to let our school staff know if you have concerns. Our school staff members are trained to deal with bullying situations when we are told about them.

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

Mrs. Nikki Lent, Principal
518-762-3715
nlent@johnstownschools.org

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Bridge Arts Ensemble in Residence

Bridge Arts Ensemble in Residence

The NYC-Based Bridge Arts Ensemble began it’s Johnstown residency this week at Warren Street School. They performed for all classes in two assemblies and led workshops on “Poetry and Music,” as well as “Space and Music” for smaller groups. Finally, the artists led a workshop for the Fifth and Sixth Grade Choruses to teach the skills they use to communicate with one another in rehearsal and in performance.

Tomorrow these talented artists will be at Glebe Street School for a concert and workshop. Thursday they will be at Johnstown High School. Next week another set of artists will perform with students at Knox Junior High and Pleasant Avenue Elementary.

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Spooktacular BINGO Scares Up Fun

Spooktacular BINGO Scares Up Fun

Everyone had a great time at the Spooktacular BINGO event held at Glebe Street Elementary on the evening of October 29. All Johnstown elementary students were welcome to attend, in costume if they wished, and to trick or treat before settling into the gym for a scary good time playing BINGO! Thank you to JEPTA for hosting!

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VIDEO: Olweus Bullying Prevention Program

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Warren Students Learn About Internet Safety

Warren Students Learn About Internet Safety

Officer Denny from the Johnstown Police Department visited Warren Street Elementary School today to share an internet safety presentation geared at helping students to recognize risky behaviors and protect themselves online. Thank you Officer Denny!

students watch slide show as Officer speaks

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