News & Announcements
Thank you to all of the hands who made today's PTA Fall Fun Day a smashing success! The PTA Board chaired this event, and relied on the volunteer efforts of University of Albany students, Glenmont parents, the Selkirk Fire Department, Game Truck staffers, and our excellent DJ. And of course, thanks to everyone and who attended!
The PTA would like to congratulate parent Janet Lydon who won the 50/50 raffle at the Open House. She generously donated her winnings back to the fourth grade fundraising efforts. We want to thank her and everyone who purchased a ticket to support our efforts!
HALLOWEEN BALL VOLUNTEERS NEEDED ☠️- We are looking for parent volunteers to help us organize this year’s Halloween Ball on Oct 25. Whether you are a new Kindergarten parent or have older kids, volunteering is a great way to meet other parents and help give our kids a spooktacular time! There are many opportunities to help. Join us for our first ball planning meeting on Sept. 10 after the first PTA meeting, at about 8:00 PM. If you want to help but can’t make the meeting, please email us. Kids are welcome to attend as well. If you are a graphic designer and can help with a flyer and signage, we’d love to hear from you. Questions: contact Jen Freeman at email@example.com or Farrin Wagoner at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Got scissors? If you've been clipping Box Tops all summer, you can bring them in and put them into the Box Tops box--in the main doorway (or send them to school in your kid's folder). What are Box Tops, you say?
Box Tops can really help our school
They are a small but useful tool
They can be found here and there
In Glenmont and most anywhere
From soup cans to cereal boxes
But probably not on bagels and loxes
So please cut them out and send them in
For each 'Top sent, a dime we win!
See the Box Tops sheet in here. If you fill the sheet with Box Tops, send it to school (put in an envelope marked "Box Tops"). A filled sheet = $5.00 for the PTA!
CUB SCOUTS PACK 232 - Pack 232 is having an open house this Tuesday, September 17 at 6:30pm at the Glenmont Elementary cafeteria for parents/guardians of boys and girls in kindergarten through 5th grade who are interested in Cub Scouts. For more information, please contact Rob Pattison at email@example.com and check out https://www.scouting.org/welcome/
K-5 OUT-AND-ABOUT- COMMUNITY & ACTiVITIES FAIR - This year, we are hosting our Community & Activities Fair on Monday, September 23 from 6:30 p.m. to 8 pm in the Bethlehem Central High School cafeteria (700 Delaware Avenue, Delmar, NY 12054). This is a way to connect our elementary students and their families with a wide variety of extracurriculars, sports, clubs and community organizations they may want to learn more about. Healthy, successful students help build strong communities. Here in the Bethlehem Central schools, we understand that helping our students thrive physically, socially and emotionally requires that we look beyond the classroom. It means creating opportunities for students to explore their interests early on and encouraging them to discover fun ways to get involved.
The BCSD Green Team will co-host an evening event about plastic pollution with guest speaker Judith Enck, who will discuss what communities like Bethlehem can do to eliminate this threat to the environment and our health. The event, Plastic Pollution and What You Can Do About It, and will take place on Thursday, Sept. 26 at 7 p.m. at Bethlehem Central Middle School, in the auditorium.
The Green Team helps create sustainable practices in BCSD schools that have included the elimination of styrofoam, straws, and plastic flatware in BC cafeterias, recycling and food composting in all buildings, the addition of a new 2.1 megawatt solar photovoltaic system, and gardens at the district’s schools. Green Team members collaborate with district leaders and staff in the Food Service and Operations and Maintenance departments on many of these efforts and are continuing to expand their work this year by setting up plastic bag recycling stations in all BC schools.