News & Announcements
MATH/SCIENCE NIGHT - HELP WANTED! MATH/SCIENCE NIGHT - Got science? Yo! We do at Glenmont--on Pi Day, no less! Come to our Math & Science Night, Tuesday, March 14, 6.30-7.30. We've got all kinds of math and science exhibits that will amaze you, fascinate you, and inspire you. And some wicked awesome raffle prizes... Fans of Finding Dory/Nemo? We've got a VIA Aquarium pass. Big Bang Theorists/Star Trekkies? Check out our Think Geek (new store @ Crossgates) gift card. Bones/Sherlock Holmes/CSI sleuths? Try to win our 5 Wits passes. National Geographic explorers in your family? Buzz around our math/science event and try to win Billy Beez (Crossgates) passes. Math/Science Night: Be there, or bE = mc2 And we could still use a few more helping hands...No rigorous math or science background is required…Don’t worry, you won’t end up like Beaker. Please contact Michelle Arthur at firstname.lastname@example.org if you can assist. Meep! And, thanks!
NATURE'S CLASSROOM FUNDRAISER, PI DAY @ 16 HANDLES - Make a pit stop at 16 Handles for Fro Yo on Pi Day, Tuesday, March 14 from 5.00-6.30pm! And you can feel like you are contributing toward science, since a portion of your fro-yo purchase will benefit the 4th Grade Class's Nature's Classroom fundraising. Celebrate Pi Day off right--go ahead, get some extra sprinkles and marshmallow sauce. Then head over to GLENMONT for the mathematically mind-boggling and scientifically scintillating Math/Science Night! (p.s., you can head over to 16 Handles after the conclusion of Math/Science Night, since the fundraiser runs until 8!)
AFTER SCHOOL ENRICHMENT (ASE) - There is still room for students to enroll in the following ASE classes:
Jewelry and Duct tape design - both days
Mad Science: NASA
Parents can email Christine Zemsky (email@example.com) by Tuesday afternoon if they would like to sign up their child for any of these classes.
YEARBOOK - Yearbooks can now be ordered until March 31, 2017. The cost is $22 and includes free personalization. Order online today at ybpay.lifetouch.com using yearbook ID code 11009117.
GLENMONT GALA - Friday March 31st, 7-10pm, Normanside Country Club. Tickets are $50/single; $90/couple. Please make checks payable to "Glenmont PTA" and write "Gala" on the memo line. RSVPs/checks are due back to the main office by March 17th.
Two more things to keep in mind about the Gala:
1) Got Childcare? (deadline extension for signing up for Childtime Learning Center PNO opportunity during Gala)
Do you want to attend the Glenmont Gala on March 31st to help support the Arts and Music program at Glenmont Elementary? Have child care needs been what is preventing you from being able to go? If you answered yes to both of these questions, then we may have the solution for you. Childtime Learning Center in Delmar is offering a Parents Night Out for Glenmont families the night of the Gala. As long as 15 children are signed up by Sunday, March 12th, the Center will be able to open for the night. Included with Parents Night Out will be a pizza dinner, a movie, various activities and 4 hours of professional child care. Drop off would start at 6:30 and pick up would be by 10:30. With the Normanside Country Club being 5 minutes down the road there would be plenty of time to enjoy the Gala. Cost for Parents Night Out at Childtime Learning Center will be $40 for a child, and $60 for two siblings. Additional siblings will be an extra $20 per child. Please sign up as soon as possible. If there are not 15 children signed up by the evening of Sunday, March 12th and Childtime is unable to open the center for the night, all families will be contacted by the email they provide to be informed so they can seek alternate care. We hope this will be a successful night for all. Please contact Sheri Frueh at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions about this Gala child care opportunity.
Sign up for childcare using the following link http://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090549a8a82ba7ff2-glenmont
2) Got Donation Items? Here are Sign Up Genius Links for the Silent Auction Items that we are looking for parents to help donate! Donated Silent Auction Items may be sent in/dropped off (through Friday 3/17) to boxes set up in your child's classroom. Any questions? Please email either Jess (email@example.com) or Kim (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Silent Auction Item Grade Levels and Links:
Grade 1: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090549a8a829a7fe3-silent/
Grade 2: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e094da8a828a3fa7-glenmont
Grade 3: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0945aba62aa1fe3-silent
Grade 4: https://m.signupgenius.com/#!/showSignUp/4090549a8a82ba7fe3-silent
Grade 5: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c084fa8ae2aa1fc1-silent
WINTER CARNIVAL PHOTO BOOTH - Take a break from shoveling...Here is the link to the password protected photos: http://djalbanypulse.com/saratoga-photobooth-glenmont/
The password is: glenmont3
FIELDGOODS - Glenmont Elementary School- Fundraiser - Start the new year off right--eat better, cook more, buy local, shop less, help a farmer, and Feel Good! Produce Pickups are Wednesdays, 10:30am - 6:00pm. Order deadline: Sunday, 11:59pm. Minimum order: $15.00 This is open to the entire Glenmont Elementary School community. Each delivery puts $1 toward Glenmont Elementary PTA activities! Pick-up after 4 pm is at the after-school program (Schools Out). New customers, save $10 by sending an email to email@example.com with the code RESOLUTION after you place your order (coupon valid 1/1/17 through 1/31/2017). For more information or to sign up, go to https://www.field-goods.com/member/subscribe/location/private?locationId=&productSelection=
Photos are needed for this year's yearbook!
Any photos you may have from various school events/activities such as Nature's Classroom, the Halloween Ball, Glenmont Fall Family Fun Day, Pancake Breakfast, classroom candids etc. can all be uploaded to Community.lifetouch.com, Community Image Upload Site Access Code: ZIZCGB.
SCHOOL BANKING - Every Wednesday morning, Glenmont students have the opportunity to make bank transactions through our CAP COM School Banking Program. Want to sign up your scholar to make a dollar (for reading books and other programs)? Go to: https://www.capcomfcu.org/personal/learn/programs-for-kids/school-banking.html We also need a few more parent volunteers to help run this program; if you have 20 minutes to spare on Wednesday mornings (~9.15-9.35 AM) and can help out, please contact Alice Tripp, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
BIRTHDAY BOOK CLUB - Looking for a sweet way to commemorate your child's birthday, without sending in cupcakes? Want to treat readers to a gift that keeps on giving? Consider donating a book to the Glenmont School library. Inside each book, a permanent bookplate will be affixed, acknowledging the birthday child and the donation of the book. Each birthday child will be publicly recognized with their donated book. A list of books recommended by the library will be added to Amazon.com as a "Glenmont Elementary School Wish List". Questions? Contact Michelle Arthur (email@example.com) or our librarian, Joel DiTata (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Keep Clipping Those Box Tops...we have a collection box in the doorway as you enter the school. What are BoxTops, you say? They are the little pink/red rectangles on products such as General Mills foods, Ziploc products, Kimberly-Clark (i.e., Kleenex)...Click here for more information about where to find BoxTops. Our PTA will receive 10 cents for every BoxTop you send in to us (you can put them in an envelope marked "BoxTops" and place in your child's folder to take to school). Every little bit helps!
Please join us for the next PTA meeting, Tuesday, March 14 @ 7 pm in the cafeteria. Need childcare while you attend the meeting? Contact us at email@example.com to let us know! We need new leaders to help direct the PTA's future programming! Please contact Francesca Casaregola at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in learning about what these positions entail.
SAVE THE DATE: 2017 SLINGERLANDS ELEMENTARY CAMP FAIR
Parents: Are you looking for summer activities for your child? Well, mark your calendars... The Slingerlands PTO is happy to announce that 25 area camps will share information about their programs at the Slingerlands Camp Fair on Thursday, March 23 from 7 - 8:30 pm!
Join us to learn about different summer opportunities for your child... and there will be MANY free raffle items from the participating camps, including free weeks of camp, gift certificates for discounts, t-shirts, etc.The fair is FREE and open to the public - please tell your friends!!! For a list of participating camps, please visit the Facebook event page https://www.facebook.com/events/906499772820147/ We look forward to seeing you there!
BCMS HISTORY BOWL TEAM FUNDRAISER - Spring into Action and help the BCMS History Bowl Team get to Washington DC to compete in the 2017 National History Bowl & Bee Championship! Two BCMS history bowl teams competed, and qualified, at the Upper Hudson Regional History Bowl-- one team being named Bowl Champions! Once again, we are holding a Hoffman’s Helping Hands Car Wash Fundraiser to help defray the cost of this trip. With your support and the support of the BCMS PTO, we hope to do as well, or better, at this year’s National History Bowl Championship. You will have a choice of two valuable Hoffman Car Wash tickets: Full Service Wash, or Exterior Wash. 50% of the proceeds from every car wash sold will benefit the BCMS History Bowl Team. Please visit our fundraising page at: http://www.hoffmanhelpinghands.com/fundraisers/2017BCMSHistoryBowl to place your order on-line and forward this link to family, friends, and co-workers. The last day to order will be March 22, 2017. Our team and your automobiles thank you! If there is anyone who would like to make a donation, but does not want to purchase a Hoffman car wash, they can give cash, or make a check out to “BCMS 122” and mail it to: Attn: Janine Patschureck; BCMS History Bowl; 332 Kenwood Avenue; Delmar, NY 12054
BCSD has seen an increase in the need for food assistance in recent years and is aware that a number of students in the District are experiencing some form of food insecurity. Research has shown that students who are not hungry attend school more regularly, have improved academic achievement, and have fewer disciplinary problems at school. BCHS's Student Senate has launched "Weekend Meals for Kids"--a Backpack Program--whereby backpacks will be filled with nonperishable foods by staff and student volunteers and discreetly sent home with participating students at their schools. For more information, please refer to the flyer below.
The 2016-2017 ISKINY Free for Kids 3rd and 4th Grade Passport Program is available to all 3rd and 4th graders at over 25 participating 25 NYS resorts! They can choose skiing or snowboarding. Experienced skiers and snowboarders can select the regular Passport Program, which gives them 3 ski or snowboard FREE tickets at over 25 participating NYS Ski areas. Or, they can pick the Learn to Ski or Snowboard package--which includes at FREE beginner lesson, beginner lift ticket, and equipment rental at these 25 participating ski areas--no parent purchase is necessary for the Learn to Ski/Snowboard package. The application process is simple; children and parents complete the application. Then they attach a copy of a 3rd or 4th grade report card for age verification and the processing fee of $26 or $51 if getting both. Parents can apply online at www.iskiny.com or they can mail/fax the information with payment. Questions: email email@example.com or call 315-696-6550.
SCREENAGERS is a film that explores the impact of the digital age on children and how to help them minimize the harmful effects and find balance. After seeing the film, people say that they feel more confident and better equipped to establish balance around screen time.
Film Runtime: 68 minutes. Directed by Delaney Ruston, M.D.
“This is a worthwhile film that informs and generates ideas, questions and conversations about an important topic in today’s world,” said David Doemel, BCMS Interim Principal. “It’s relevant for parents of students of all ages and educators as well.”
WHEN: Wednesday, February 8, 2017 @ 7:00 p.m.
WHERE: Bethlehem Central Middle School Auditorium
WHO: For all BCSD parents AND middle and high school students who are accompanied by their parent (film may not be ideal for elementary-aged students).
WHY: “Parent Guide” handout provided that evening and a 30-minute moderated discussion following the film.
Visit the District’s website for more information.