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On a picture perfect day, Glenmont's fields were filled with laughter and activities as students took part in a rainforest themed Field Day.



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Important Dates for Fall

The start of school is just around the corner. Be sure to mark your calendar with the following dates. We’re looking forward to a terrific new year!

•  Kindergarten Orientation: Thurs., Aug. 28, 9-10 am
•  Kindergarten Bus Orientation: Thurs., Aug. 28, 10-11 am
•  Grade 1-5 New Student Orientation: Thurs., Aug. 28, 1-2 pm
•  School Visit/Supply Drop-Off Hour: Thurs., Aug 28, 3-4 pm
•  PTA School Supply Kit Pick-Up Hours: Thurs., Aug. 28, 3-5 pm and Weds., Aug. 27, 4-6 pm (or we can have your child’s supplies waiting for him or her in the classroom on the first day)
•  First Day of School K-12: Thursday, Sept. 4
•  PTA Meeting: Tuesday, Sept. 9 at 7 pm
•  Open House: Thursday, Sept. 18 grades K-2 from 6-7 pm; grades 3-5 from 7:30-8:30 pm
•  PTA Fall Fun Day: Sunday, Sept. 21 from 2-5 pm

2014-15 School Supply Lists

The new school year will be here before you know it! Click below for our school supply lists for 2014-15. Families that ordered the PTA School Supply Kits will be able to pick them up at the end of August. Stay tuned for dates and times.

•  Kindergarten Supply List [PDF]
•  Grade 1 Supply List [PDF]
•  Grade 2 Supply List [PDF]
•  Grade 3 Supply List [PDF]
•  Grade 4 Supply List [PDF]
•  Grade 5 Supply List [PDF]
•  Intermediate Skills Supply List [PDF]

Glenmont Field Day 2014l

On Friday, June 20, Glenmont’s fields were turned into a Rainforest under beautiful sunny skies for our themed Field Day event. Children ran through Rainforest “grasses", hula-hooped toward a tiger, got temporary animal tattoos, caught “snakes”, and so much more! Many thanks to P.E. Teachers Laurie Nolan and Joanna Crawford for all of their work coordinating this event, as well as Patty Quirk for organizing our parent and teen volunteers. We could not have done any of this without the help of our amazing volunteers – thank you! Check out these photos to see how much fun the children had!

Letter from the Principal

Principal Laura Heffernan talks about Field Day,the district's new student information system and next week's moving up ceremony. READ MORE

Summer Enrichment Program 2014

Act Now! Registration closes on July 1! Summer Enrichment at BCMS has spots available in the following classes:

Week 1 July 7-11
Session 1: 8:30-10:30 – Science and Math of Baseball/Softball or Movie Making
Session 2: 10:45-12:45 – Movie Making
Session 3 FULL

Week 2 July 14-18
Session 4: 8:30-10:30 - Movie Making
Session 5: 10:45-12:45 – Jewelry Making or Movie Making
Session 6: 1:15-3:15 – Games Galore or Sports

Please complete the online registration at:

Fourth graders on mission to save the rainforest

Like environmental pied pipers, fourth graders Mason Rowe and Conner Holt had an idea to save the rainforests, and they have developed quite a following.  READ MORE

First Graders in hands-on community learning adventure

On Monday, June 9, our three first grade classes made their way around the community to visit the Bethlehem Public Library, the Town Hall, the Police Station and Delmar Place. The students had the opportunity to learn how workers in our community make Bethlehem a better place to live and learn. They learned from the recycling group, the food panty, and parks and recreation. Mr. Clarkson, the Town Supervisor, even met each class! Then we were able to help many children get their first library card and take home a book from the public library. The police station allowed the students to see how our 911 center works, visit a jail cell and check out a police car. The children ended their adventure by singing a few songs and reading poetry with the residents of Delmar Place. All of these visits supported the first grade Social Studies curriculum about living in a community. Many thanks to our PTA for making this trip possible! TAKE A LOOK

Fifth Grade Survivor Day 2014

On Friday, May 30, more than 300 Bethlehem fifth graders from the district's five elementary schools took part in the annual Survivor Day games at Elm Avenue Park. Designed to be an "ice breaker" for the soon-to-be middle schoolers, the contest of both athleticism and academics tested students on everything from geometry and geography to a challenging obstacle course. READ MORE AND VIEW PHOTOS

No parking directly in front of school

Cars are no longer allowed to park directly in front of the school. These spots are reserved for buses dropping off or picking up students and the area is designated for use as a fire lane. Parents will see orange cones as a reminder not to park in these spots. The large parking lot will accommodate any parents or visitors to the school. Please be aware that this fire lane policy will be strictly monitored and enforced.

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

Absence/Dismissal Procedures

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.

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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