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Glenmont, NY 12077
• BOE Meeting, 7 p.m.
• Glenmont Spring School Pictures
• Coffee with Dr. Cale, "Mom, I hate you. Can you buy me a new phone?", 9:30 a.m. at Hamagrael
• Glenmont PTA Meeting, 7 p.m.
• Glenmont PTA Math & Science Night, 6:30-8 p.m.
• BOE Meeting, 7 p.m.
• Glenmont PTA Parents' Night Out, 6-8 p.m.
• Glenmont Book Fair
• Glenmont PTA Craft Fair, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
• Grades 3-8 ELA Testing
• BOE Meeting, 7 p.m.
• BOU Community Spelling Bee, 7 p.m., BCHS Auditorium
Letter from the principal
Principal Laura Heffernan talks about the Gold Gala, student art exhibits, Math Leaders and budget development. READ MORE »
The Spring Book Fair is just around the corner
Save the dates, March 27-31, for our Spring Book
Fair! Book Fair times:
• March 27: 4 p.m. – 7 p.m.
• March 28: 9:30 a.m. – 3:20 p.m., and 4 pm – 7 pm
• March 29: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Glenmont PTA Craft Fair
• March 31: 9:30 a.m. - 11 a.m., and 4 pm – 7 pm
Volunteer for the Book
Join in the fun at the Glenmont Spring Book Fair! Volunteering helps get great books into kids hands, AND you get to chat with students, teachers, old friends and make a few new ones! Click here for more information and to sign up for a shift [PDF].
Glenmont Science & Math Night
Come and explore the wonderful life of Science
• Friday, March 14:
o Grades K-2, 6:30 – 7:30
o Grades 3-5, 7:45 – 8:45
Hands on Science and Math activities that both students and parents will enjoy. Come and meet with representatives from miSci, CMOST, Helderberg Workshop, and Five Rivers.
Glenmont Math Fact Leaders
The Glenmont Math Fact Leaders has begun. This is a great chance for us to acknowledge our students who have successfully worked toward learning their math facts. Click here for details and pictures.
While the bulletin board display will come down in April, students who master their math facts later in the school year can still be honored by visiting the office and having their photo taken. If this is something your child struggles with, let them know they have time and we will cheer for them as soon as they reach their goal!
Basketball giveaway sparks lunchtime fun
It's a great time to try lunch in the school cafeteria! March Madness means students who purchase lunch can qualify to win a basketball autographed and presented by one of the varsity teams' captains. View flyer>>
Next "Coffee with Cale" parenting session is March 10
Dr. Randy L. Cale, a psychologist and parenting expert, will host a morning session at Hamagrael Elementary on Monday, March 10 at 9:30 a.m. to discuss strategies families can use at home to keep students on track for success. This title of this month's discussion is "Mom... I hate you. Can you buy me a new phone?" VIEW "COFFEE WITH CALE" SCHEDULE »
Glenmont Gold Gala for Project Playground
On Saturday, March 1, Glenmont parents and staff gathered with Bethlehem Supervisor John Clarkson and Superintendent Dr. Thomas Douglas at the Normanside Country Club in support of PTA Project Playground. Delicious hors d'oeuvres, dinner stations, and Venetian desserts were enjoyed by all while listening to Warren Sieme sing and play acoustic tunes. A short program honored the awardees of the evening: Project Playground title sponsor CSX and teacher Andrew Kourt who ran a school wide read-a-thon earlier this year. Soon everyone was out on the dance floor. What a golden evening! Special thanks to Amy Scharf, Annemarie Farrell, and the planning committee who organized this magical event. VIEW PHOTOS »
Summer Camp Fair on March 18
The Slingerlands Elementary School Community will be hosting their 8th annual Summer Camp Fair on Tuesday, March 18 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. The Summer Camp Fair is open to all students and is a perfect opportunity for parents to meet staff and learn about almost 20 different Capital District camps. Please save the date!
As one parent stated last year, “I knew there were lots of summer camps and activities, I just didn’t know how to find them. And here they are all in one place.” There will be giveaways and raffles from some of the participating camps. You’ll have opportunity to win t-shirts, bags, water bottles and most importantly free weeks or discounted camp weeks. The raffle is no charge to parents. All attending receive free tickets.
Recap of Common Core In The Classroom
To help parents better understand what our curriculum looks like to students in the classroom under the state’s new Common Core Learning Standards, on Feb. 10, teachers at the elementary, middle and high school level described new aspects of the curriculum, such as writing and close reading in ELA to algorithms and fractions in Math. The February event attracted more than 150 attendees. READ MORE & SEE VIDEO, OUTLINE »
NYSSMA Piano Evaluations, March 7 & 8
2nd Annual Bethlehem Community Spelling Bee
Form a team & join in the fun!
Bethlehem Opportunities Unlimited (BOU) is hosting its 2nd Annual Bethlehem Community Spelling Bee on Friday, April 4, 2014 at 7 p.m. in the Bethlehem Central High School Auditorium. READ MORE »
Congratulations to second grader Sean Meek who earned second place when he traveled to Batavia, NY earlier this month to compete in the Regional Braille Challenge. This was Sean's first time competing in the Braille Challenge, which tests students' proficiency in Braille proofreading, spelling, and reading comprehension.
Recycle your sneakers for Hope 7
We are once again supporting Hope 7 Community Center by collecting sneakers for impoverished countries. Help us acheive the goal of collecting 1,000 sneakers as a district. Our PE teachers will have a box outside of the gym for dontaions. VIEW MORE INFO [PDF]
Want to bring JumpStart back to Glenmont? Reading is so very important and here is an opportunity to make a difference at critical learning periods in a child's life. Elsmere has a volunteer who has helped resume this fabulous program there. Along with an additional volunteer, she would like to help bring JumpStart back to Glenmont. A volunteer coordinator (or co-coordinators) is needed to work at Glenmont with these two individuals to prepare the materials, and recruit and train volunteers. Help bring this great literacy program back to Glenmont -- Volunteer today! Please contact Meryl Schwalb for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org.
• If your child is out ill or will be arriving
late to school, please notify the Health Office at 518-439-4929 or
the Main Office at 518-463-1154, before 9:10am. We have an answering
machine so you may call any time. NYS requires absences have written
verification from parents/guardians.
• For student pick up, send in a note with authorized names and dates of pick up. If you will be regularly picking up your child, a blanket note may be submitted. Be prepared to show identification.
Thank you for your cooperation. We look forward to a fantastic school year!
Donate your change to Glenmont Playground Project
We are collecting your coins in order to make a CHANGE to Glenmont Elementary’s playground! There will be a bucket in each classroom for students to make donations as well as a large collection jug in the school lobby. With your support will be able to climb towards our goal! A special thank you to Tom Larsen, a Glenmont Alum, for making our donation sign in the lobby!
Programs to help earn money for Glenmont
Click here [PDF] to learn about the various programs available to help earn money for Glenmont Elementary.
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