Glen-Worden Elementary top stories

Fifth graders prepare and serve breakfast at the City Mission

April 12, 2014

Student photoThe fifth-graders at Glen-Worden prepared and served about 188 breakfasts to thankful men, women and children at the City Mission of Schenectady today.

The students, joined by their parents, their teachers Rachel Delgado and Christine DeCarlo and Principal Mark McCarthy, began showing up at 6 a.m. to start work on making pancakes, bacon and fruit cups, pour orange juice, put out muffins and set the tables. The meal was served at 8 a.m. [MORE] camera link icon

Have a meal at McDonald's and help out the Glen-Worden PTA on Tuesday, April 8

McTeacher's Night will will be held from 4:30 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 8, at  the Glenville McDonalds on Route 5 (across from Target).

Between those hours, 20 percent of the sales - including drive thru and counter service - will be donated back to the Glen-Worden PTA.

At least 15 staff volunteers will be at the restaurant during those hours to greet customers and help out.

 McDonald's will provide an ice cream party to the classroom with the most diners who attend the event. The PTA will track sales by classroom.

Grade 3 concert being held on May 29 at Glen-Worden

Glen-Worden's grade 3 students will put on a concert performance at 6 p.m. on Thursday,
May 29
, at Glen-Worden.

Glen-Worden, Sacandaga winter concerts canceled; will not be rescheduled

March 13, 2014

Tonight's grades 3-5 Glen-Worden winter concert IS CANCELED and last night grades 3-5 Sacandaga winter concert was canceled. Neither will be rescheduled.

Students have read more than 250,000 minutes since October; time to exercise

February 10, 2014

Student photoMany of the 245 students at Glen-Worden have been reading a lot since the Reading Millionaire program began in October.

In fact, they have read at least 250,000 minutes so far - that is 4,166 hours of reading. Their goal is to read for 1 million minutes.

To celebrate this one-quarter milestone, the school today got students moving and exercising - whether by learning Zumba, crawling across the gymnasium floor or balancing themselves against a wall. They also heard a mystery PTA reader.

Blended in all of the activities was talk about eating healthy with Food Facts at each station. [MORE] camera link icon

Thanks to Glen-Worden students and staff from the Toy Store at the City Mission

CardJanuary 7, 2014

The dozens of toys collected by students and staff at Glen-Worden - enough to fill a mini-van - made lots of children happy at Christmas. The Christmas Toy Store at Schenectady's City Mission sent a thank you to Principal Mark McCarthy and the students and staff at the school.
Click on the image to enlarge the card.

PRE-SCHOOL PARENTS: If you have a child entering kindergarten in September 2014, please let us know as soon as possible

November 21, 2013

Kindergarten registration is generally in late January or early February of each school year.

If we have your contact information in our database, pre-kindergarten parents will receive a mailing about registration that includes more information. Go to our Pre-School Parent page to learn how to give us your information [MORE]

Grade 5 students make traditional pillows while reinforcing many life skillsStudent photo

October 23, 2013

The art of making a pillow taps many different skill sets - following directions, precise measuring, accurate cutting, impeccable patience and the perseverance to succeed.

All good traits to encourage in young people.

Students in Christine DeCarlo's and Deb Passino's classes reinforced those skills as they created 14-inch by 14-inch square pillows. [MORE]

APPR composite scores for teachers and principals to be released after Oct. 18Parent Guide

All Scotia-Glenville parents and guardians have the right to obtain the state Annual Professional Performance Review (APPR) quality ratings and composite effectiveness scores for their child's teacher(s) and principal(s).

Parents and guardians should download the APPR score request form in order to schedule an appointment, which will be made after Oct. 18, 2013. [MORE]

Scotia-Glenville's Odyssey of the Mind teams are now forming; sign up online

September 13, 2013

If your child is very creative, likes to do projects with his or her hands and really enjoys new adventures, joining one of the Odyssey of the Mind teams now forming at Scotia-Glenville may be just the ticket! [MORE]

Scotia-Glenville students return to school for a year of challenges and adventures

Student photoSeptember 6, 2013

More than 2,700 students walked back through their school doors today. While the same thing has happened every year for more than 60 years at S-G, the day has magic every time. Check out photos from Opening Day 2013. [MORE]

Parent Today debuts at Scotia-Glenville!
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August 27, 2013

Parent Today badgeParent Today is a free e-mail newsletter and companion website designed to help build a stronger bridge between families and the classroom. Parent Today is packed with research-based information that empowers parents and supports teachers. [MORE]

The 2013-14 calendar will be mailed to homes by Aug. 23; you can check it out now

August 15, 2013

CalendarThe 2013-14 calendar will be mailed to homes in the Scotia-Glenville community by Aug. 23. You can check it now on the calendar page.

Glen-Worden students lead the effort to raise money for tornado victims in OklahomaStudent photo

June 20, 2013

The Westbrook sisters - kindergartners Mackenzie and Morgan and Maya in grade 2 - already have that giving spirit: they began the Scotia-Glenville-wide effort to collect items for the families torn apart by tornados in Moore, Oklahoma on May 20 and 30.

And they made the effort personal - the girls donated their birthday gifts to children in Oklahoma that they may never meet. [MORE] camera link icon

Common Core testing on the way to S-G

April 11, 2013 Poster art

 If you find it’s getting harder and harder to help your child with his or her homework every night, it’s not you.
Schools in New York and 44 other states have begun to implement the Common Core Learning Standards – a set of standards that will be consistent from state to state. The goal is to ensure that students from coast to coast are college- and career-ready when they graduate from high school. Download the flyer above and watch a video for parents. [MORE]

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

Save your Box Tops for Education labels, Campbell's Soup Labels for Education, and also small printer cartridges for Glen-Worden fundraisers.


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National Library Week,
April 13-19

Monday, April 14-
Friday, April 18, 2014:

Spring recess - NO SCHOOL

Friday, April 18, 2014:

Good Friday - NO SCHOOL - offices closed

Sunday, April 20, 2014:

Easter

Tuesday, April 22, 2014:

PTSA, 7 p.m., High School

Board of Education, 7 p.m., Middle School
(BOE/Administrative Council retreat, 5-7 p.m.; BOCES budget vote)

Wednesday, April 23, 2014:

Kindergarten screening appointments, April 23-25, Glen-Worden

PTA/SDM, 6:45 p.m., Lincoln

NYSSMA Instrumental Majors Festival, Ballston Spa

Friday, April 25, 2014:

PTA Mini-Courses, 3-4:30 p.m., Glendaal - RESCHEDULED FROM FEBRUARY

PTA Movie Night, Glen-Worden

Report cards mailed, Middle School/High School

Wednesday, April 30, 2014:

Gr. 3-8 Mathematics Common Core testing, April 30-May 2

Thursday, May 1, 2014:

Gr. 3-8 Mathematics Common Core testing, April 30-May 2

Kindergarten orientation/bus ride, 6:30 p.m., Sacandaga

Friday, May 2, 2014:

Gr. 3-8 Mathematics Common Core testing, April 30-May 2

PTA Mini-Courses, 3-4:30 p.m., Glendaal - RESCHEDULED FROM FEBRUARY

PTA Movie Night,. 6:30 p.m., Glendaal

Spring dance: Gr. 6, 4:30-6 p.m./Gr. 7/8, 7-9 p.m., Middle School

Sunday, May 4, 2014:

Teacher Appreciation Week, May 5-9

Monday, May 5, 2014:

TWO HOUR DELAYED OPENING - GRADES 6-12

Tuesday, May 6, 2014:

PTA/SDM, 6:30 p.m., Sacandaga

Glendaal Gr. 4/5 chorus and Gr. 5 band, Gr. 8 band, and High School chamber orchestra concert, 7 p.m., High School

Teacher Appreciation Day

Wednesday, May 7, 2014:

2014-15 budget public hearing, 7 p.m., Middle School

PTSA Meet the Candidates' Night, 7:30 p.m.

PTA, 6:30 p.m., Glendaal and Middle School

Walk-About, 6:30 p.m., Lincoln

PTA Council, 6 p.m., Middle School

S-G Foundation, 6:30 p.m., Sacandaga

Thursday, May 8, 2014:

Walk-About/Ice Cream Social, 6:30-8 p.m., Sacndaga

Glen-Worden Gr. 4/5 Chorus, Gr. 6 orchestra, High School concert band concert, 7 p.m., High School

Friday, May 9, 2014:

PTA Mini-Courses, 3-4:30 p.m., Glendaal - RESCHEDULED FROM FEBRUARY

MS drama production, Aladdin Jr., 7 p.m., Middle School

Saturday, May 10, 2014:

MS drama production,  Aladdin Jr., 7 p.m., Middle School

Sunday, May 11, 2014:

Mother's Day

Monday, May 12, 2014:

Kindergarten screening appointments, May 12-14, Sacandaga

Tuesday, May 13, 2014:

PTA, 7 p.m., Glen-Worden

SDM, 2:45 p.m., Middle School

PTSA, 7 p.m., High School

Gr. 6 band and chorus, Gr. 7/8 orchestra, High School orchestra concert, 7 p.m., High School

Wednesday, May 14, 2014:

All-Sports Booster Club, 7 p.m., High School

Lincoln Gr/ 4/5 chorus and Gr/ 5 band, Gr. 7 band, High School concert choir, 7 p.m., High School

Thursday, May 15, 2014:

PTA/SDM, 3:30 p.m., Lincoln

Sacandaga Gr. 3 concert, 6 p.m., Sacandaga

Sacandaga Gr. 4/5 chorus and Gr. 5 band, Gr. 7 chorus and High School symphonic band concert, 7 p.m., High School

Friday, May 16, 2014:

Staff Development - HALF DAY, GRADES 6-12

Prom Walk-in/Junior/Senior Prom, Albany Mariott, Wolk Road/After Prom, High School

Saturday, May 17, 2014:

PTA Bottle Drive, 9 a.m. to noon, Glen-Worden

Monday, May 19, 2014:

Elementary District Strings, Gr. 8 chorus, 7 p.m., High School

Board of Education, 7 p.m., Middle School

Tuesday, May 20, 2014:

Gr. 2/3 Field Day/ Family Picnic, Lincoln

Gr. 4-6 Cross Country Run, 4 p.m., High School

2014-15 budget and Board of Education vote, 6 a.m. to 9 p.m., HS gym

Wednesday, May 21, 2014:

Scotia Memorial Day parade, 6:15 p.m., Mohawk Avenue, Scotia

Gr. 4 and 8 NYS science performance testing, May 21-30

Thursday, May 22, 2014:

Gr. K/1 field day, Lincoln

Friday, May 23, 2014:

Gr. 8 Science Club trip, Middle School

Monday, May 26, 2014:

Memorial Day - NO SCHOOL - offices closed

Wednesday, May 28, 2014:

Gr. 4/5 District Field Days, HS (raindate May 29)

Thursday, May 29, 2014:

Sacandaga Gr. 3 concert, 6 p.m., Sacandaga

Friday, May 30, 2014:

Senior Awards Assembly, 8 a.m./Senior Picnic following

NYSSMA Solo and Ensemble Festival and Jazz, May 30 and 31, Cohoes HS

Monday, June 2, 2014:

Gr. 4 and 8 NYS science written testing

Tuesday, June 3, 2014:

NYS Common Core standardized exams, ELA and Math, High School

gr. 2/3 Field Day/Family Picnic, Sacandaga (raindate: June 4)

PTA/SDM, 6:30 p.m., Sacandaga

Sr. Art Exhibit, awards, Pop Concert, 6 p.m., High School

Wednesday, June 4, 2014:

NYS Common Core standardized exams, ELA and Math, High School

PTA. 6:30 p.m., Glendaal

Instrumental Recruitment Night, 7 p.m., High School

Thursday, June 5, 2014:

Gr. 2/3 Field Dam (AM, Gr. K/1Field Day (PM), Glendaal

Gr. K-3 Field Day, Glen-Worden (raindate: June 6)

Gr. K/1 Field Day/Family Picnic, Sacandaga (raindate: June 6)

Friday, June 6, 2014:

Songtime/Choralaires, 7:30 p.m., High School

Monday, June 9, 2014:

Board of Education, 7 p.m., Middle School

Tuesday, June 10, 2014:

PTa, 7 p.m., Glen-Worden

SDM, 2:45 p.m., Middle School

Wednesday, June 11, 2014:

Local final exams begin, High School

Thursday, June 12, 2014:

Third Trimester marking period ends, Elementary

Report Card preparation -
HALF DAY, GRADES K-5

Friday, June 13, 2014:

Gr. 5 End of Year Activity, noon-3 p.m., Glen-Worden

Saturday, June 14, 2014:

Flag Day

Sunday, June 15, 2014:

Father's Day

Monday, June 16, 2014:

Fourth marking period ends, Middle School/High School

Tuesday, June 17, 2014:

Regents exams - HS students attend only if taking exam

Wednesday, June 18, 2014:

PTA/SDM, 6:45 p.m., Lincoln

Regents exams - HS students attend only if taking exam

Thursday, June 19, 2014:

Regents exams - HS students attend only if taking exam

Friday, June 20, 2014:

Middle School exams -
HALF DAY, GRADES 6-8

Regents exams - HS students attend only if taking exam

Saturday, June 20,, 2014:

Summer Begins

Monday, June 23, 2014:

Gr. 8 awards/moving up ceremony, 4-6 p.m., Middle School

Middle School exams -
HALF DAY, GRADES 6-8

Regents exams - HS students attend only if taking exam

Board of Education, 7 p.m., Middle School

Tuesday, June 24, 2014:

Gr. 7 awards ceremony, Middle School

Gr. 8 trip to Great Escape, Middle School

Middle School exams -
HALF DAY, GRADES 6-8

Regents exams - HS students attend only if taking exam

Wednesday, June 25, 2014:

LAST DAY OF SCHOOL

Awards assembly,. Glendaal and Sacandaga

Elementary report cards sent home

Talent Show, Middle School

Scotia-Glenville Foundation, 6:30 p.m., Sacandaga

Thursday, June 26, 2014:

Regents Rating Day -
STAFF ONLY

Saturday, June 28, 2014:

Class of 2014 graduation, 9:30 a.m., Proctor's Theater, Schenectady

Wednesday, June 30, 2014:

Report cards mailed, Middle School/High School

Friday, July 4, 2014:

Fourth of July - offices closed

Monday, July 14, 2014:

2014-15 Re-Organizational Board of Education meeting,7 p.m., District Office

Monday, July 28, 2014:

Board of Education meeting,7 p.m., District Office

Monday, August 11, 2014:

Board of Education meeting,7 p.m., District Office

Monday, August 25, 2014:

Board of Education meeting,7 p.m., District Office

 

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