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Camp Cardinal held inside because of the rain; doesn't 'dampen' the enthusiasm

Student photoJune 19, 2017

The annual Camp Cardinal celebration was held inside today because of threatening rain and thunderstorms. Despite that, Glendaal students made the most of it by squirming through the Jungle Path, getting refreshmens at the Calm Cafe, partaking in Cardinal Yoga, working out during the "Feed Your Body" relay in the hallway, playing Be Active Bingo and creating a Zen Garden in the cafeteria.

Students went through the various activities with their buddies from another class. For example, third grade students are paired with kindergarten students and fifth-graders have second-grade buddies.

Each station lasted 15 minutes and then rotated to the next one. There were six stations in total.  [Read MORE] camera link icon

Click here to check out the video of the Nintendo Power Couple's visit!

YouTube stars Nintendo Power Couple visit Glendaal students in Nintendo Club

may 30, 2017

The 40 students in the Nintendo Club at Glendaal, as well as their parents, got a surprise visit last Friday from Felia and Danny, the “Nintendo Power Couple."

The students had sent postcards and made fan videos with questions for the young couple, who review Nintendo and gaming products from their living room on their own YouTube channel.

The club advisor is grade 1 teacher William Vacca.

“The Nintendo Power Couple were very kind and went above and beyond to get awards to the kids,” Vacca said about last Friday’s visit. “One of the parents even brought a huge Mario themed cake!” [Read MORE]

27 Scotia-Glenville students receive awards from the New York State Association for Health, Physical Education and Dance

May 30, 2017

Student photoNearly three dozen grade 5 students from Scotia-Glenville's four schools were honored with Student Leadership Awards from the New York State Association for Health, Physical Education and Dance (APHERD) during a ceremony at Hudson Valley Community College.

About 700 students from Capital Region schools were recognized at APHERD's 32nd annual ceremony on May 8.  [Read MORE] camera link icon

Free lunches will be available again this year at Collins Park thanks to SICM

Collin park lunch flyerMay 22, 2017

Once again this summer, there will be free lunches served at Collins Park thanks to the Schenectady Inner City Ministry (SICM).

Offered to anyone 18 years old or younger, the lunches will be served on tables near the recreational building from 11:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. from June 26 to August 25.

No obligation or sign up – just drop by!
Thanks very much, SICM!

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Camp Invention to be held July 10-14 at O'Rourke MS in Burnt Hills for students in kindergarten to grade 6

march 22, 2017

Camp Invention flyerCamp Invention will be held July 10-14 for students in both Scotia-Glenville and BHBL at O'Rourke Middle School.

The weeklong summer adventure offers  lessons that explore connections between science, technology, engineering and innovation.

Children will work together to seek solutions to real-world problems and sharpen critical 21st century learning skills while rotating through several fascinating modules. [Read MORE]

Eight students attend a Fuel Up to Play 60 forum in Latham

Student photoDecember 16, 2016

Eight Glendaal students joined hundreds of other students from the Capital Region at a forum to plan strategies in the Fuel Up to Play 60 program at a forum held at the Afrim's Sports Dome in Latham.

These students, Fuel Up to Play 60 student representatives, attended the event:

Grade 4: Kemper Elston, Elizabeth LaPoint, Katie Crounse and Angelo Goodell

Grade 5: Kendall Gilbert, Sean McLaughlin, Hailey Cooper and Aidan LaPoint.

Glendaal is a Touchdown School in the Fuel Up to Play 60 program. [Read MORE] camera link icon

Scotia-Glenville welcomes students back!

september 7, 2016

Student photoThe school doors opened again today and welcomed back more than 2,500 Scotia-Glenville students, well rested from their summer break.

Check out pictures from today at each of the six school buildings. [Read MORE]

Glendaal buddy teams get a workout at Camp Cardinal in honor of the Summer Olympics

Student photoJune 20, 2016

Whether it was balancing a ball on a stick, scooting across mats Army style, filling a bottle of water by hand or taste testing healthy snacks, buddy teams of students at Glendaal today got a workout in the name of the Summer Olympics this summer in Brazil.

There was something for everybody at Camp Cardinal Down Under!...even the chocolate lover. Chocolate chips were part of the healthy snacks? "Dark chocolate is good for your heart," cheered one obviously happy young man.

The day began with a dedication to Carol Atkins, who is retiring as Glendaal's physical education teacher, as the "best physical education teacher at Glendaal" complete with a gold medal. [Read MORE] camera link icon

Free summer lunch program to be held
June 27-Sept. 2 at Collins Park in Scotia

May 23, 2016

Collins Park FlyerOnce again this summer, free lunches will be served at Collins Park in Scotia every weekday (except July 4) for anyone under age 18. Lunch is served from 11:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The lunches are sponsored by the Schenectady Inner City Ministry (SICM). Download the flyer by clicking on the image above.

Grade 5 student Ryan Schlaeg wins $100 Fuel Up to Play 60 Prize Pack

May 10, 2016

Student photoGlendaal grade 5 student Ryan Schlaeg has won a $100 Fuel Up to Play 60 Prize Pack by completing a challenge in March on the Fuel up to Play 60 website!
All students who completed a challenge in March were entered for a chance to win. Keep on being active!
The Prize Pack included footballs, a water bottle, pedometer, notebook, pen, knit cap, a small backpack and other goodies.
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Student reaches 100 mile running mark

Student photoMarch 22, 2016

Quinn Fasciglione, a student in Tana Case's grade 4 class at Glendaal, is the first student at school to reach 100 miles of running this school year.

The 100 Mile Club is a national organization in which Glendaal participates as a link of the Fuel up to Play 60 program. Students are encouraged to run a quarter mile trail outside during recess and also earn miles through their running club participation before school using pedometers. Quinn is our first student to get to 100 miles! Click on the image to enlarge it.

40 S-G students on seven teams compete at regional Odyssey of the Mind; one team headed to state competition on April 2

march 7, 2016

Seven Odyssey of the Mind teams composed of 40 Scotia-Glenville students competed at the regional contest at Shenendehowa High School on Saturday, March 5; one high school team is headed to the state's competition on April 2 at Binghamton University.

The Odyssey of the Mind program teaches students how to think divergently by providing open-ended problems in a team setting. Embedded in the process are 21st Century Skills such as Creativity, Innovation and Problem Solving, Critical Thinking, Global Awareness, Interpersonal and Collaborative Skills, Self-Direction and Adaptability. [Read MORE] camera link icon

Camp Invention for grades 1-6 will run July 11-15 at Pashley Elementary School in Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake

march 1, 2016

Be sure your son or daughter keeps their minds active over the summer.

Camp Invention will be offered at Pashley Elementary School, 30 Pashley Road  Glenville, NY 12302. The cost is $220 for the week, unless you register by March 21 to save $25. It is open to students entering grades 1-6.

Camp Invention will run from July 11-15 from 9 am to 3:30 pm.

The Camp Invention program is a week-long summer enrichment program that partners with schools across the country to reinforce the traditional school year with Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) concepts through inquiry-based, hands-on engagement. [Read MORE]

Responsive Classroom
Responsive Classroom is being used at all Scotia-Glenville elementary schools. Find out more about it here, including a video developed at Glen-Worden.


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