News & Announcements
While we are all experiencing some challenges since the BCSD schools are closed for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year, here are some ways we can stay connected at Glenmont:
FIFTH GRADE FAMILIES - While our moving up ceremony isn't quite the usual one, we are moving forward with our slideshow . . .so please gather your pictures of your fifth graders and upload them to https://photos.app.goo.gl/vvZzuMxJXxCeTNRa6. Only pictures that capture fifth grade students at Glenmont Elementary School and PTA events (i.e., not at out-of-school functions, birthday parties, or events) will be included in the slideshow. Photos from kindergarten through fifth grade are great. Any questions--please contact Nancy Cooney at email@example.com
🎨SILVER GRAPHICS FUNDRAISER - Before school was closed due to COVID-19, the children had created artwork which was uploaded to Silver Graphics for our annual PTA fundraiser. We realize that many families may be struggling financially at this time, so we initially put this program on hold. However, some families have been requesting that we proceed, so we thought we would share this with you in case you were interested. Orders will ship directly to you or any address you specify at checkout.
Ordering is easy:
DISTANCE LEARNING OPTION - “Learn-at-Home” programming is available to BCSD students through their local public television station starting Monday, March 23.
The partnership between the New York State Education Department (NYSED) and New York’s nine public television stations will offer PBS educational programming on-air for students from prekindergarten through grade 12 every weekday.
Programming will be available for young children (PreK through grade 4) and older children (grade 5 through grade 12) on different digital channels. Material can be viewed for free over-the-air with a television antenna or on cable.
Parents and educators should check local listings for information about their public television stations’ schedules and channel lineup. As this program continues, stations are planning to offer more specific educational information and resources developed in conjunction with local school districts, BOCES, parents and teachers.
New special collections of learning materials have also been created for parents at PBSLearningMedia.org.
For more information, visit your local station: Schenectady – WMHT-TV 17 - http://www.wmht.org
BOX TOPS- Box Tops now has an app to help our school raise money and save on clipping. To help support the Glenmont school community: download the app to your mobile device, choose Glenmont Elementary as your school, and start scanning your receipts! The paper Box Tops can still be clipped and sent into the school before they are completely phased out. Thank you for your support!
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!
BCSD BUDGET VOTE & BOARD ELECTION - Did you know that Bethlehem residents will only receive absentee ballots to vote if they have voted in the past? If you want to vote, but haven't voted in past elections, you still can. Please check out the following three resources for more information:
Q: What happens if the budget is defeated?
A: If the budget is defeated on June 9, the district would be required to adopt a contingency budget, where at least $1,573,000 in expenditures would be removed from the budget. This figure is the amount needed to keep the tax levy at the 2019-20 level. In addition to reductions in items deemed non-essential such as equipment, certain supplies and funding for enrichment activities, there would also be reductions in faculty. Reading teachers, EXCEL program staff, and 1-2 elementary teachers would be reduced. This will affect the extent of resources available to supplement instruction for students who are struggling academically and will result in some larger class sizes. Given that resources may also be affected by mid-year reductions in state aid, the final extent of program reductions could be even higher.
There is much more budget information on the district Budget page: https://www.bethlehemschools.org/budget/
💓🎒🍎BCSD WEEKEND BACKPACK PROGRAM - In addition to providing 'grab-n-go' meals for students in need during the school district's closure, BCSD continues to run a weekend backpack program for students experiencing food insecurity over the weekend. Donations can be sent to the BCHS Student Senate, c/o Bethlehem Central High School; 700 Delaware Avenue; Delmar, NY 12054.