Sacandaga Elementary top stories

Ronald McDonald pitches reading during his visit to Sacandaga

Student photomarch 18, 2015

That guy with bright orange hair, shocking makeup and baggy yellow pants strolling through the hallways and visiting classrooms was exactly who you may think it was: Ronald McDonald.

During March, Sacandaga students are participating in the Read for Ronald McDonald House program. The program kicked off at an assembly on Feb. 10. Since then, students have been tracking their reading for the month of March. They could also ask sponsors donate money based on how much they end up reading. [READ MORE] camera link icon

Kindergarten students go on Arctic Animal Hunt to strengthen their writing skills

January 27, 2015Student photo

Students in Melissa Peterson's kindergarten class took advantage of the cloudy, snowy, chilly day to go on an Arctic Animal Hunt while learning their words and practicing their writing.

"This was a fun way to learn our words and practice writing them," said Peterson. There were tiny words written on each of the animals that the students observed with a magnifying glass at each station. [READ MORE] camera link icon

Grade 5 students learn mapping skills from the masters

December 10, 2014

Three members of the 109th Airlift Wing at Stratton Air Base volunteered their services to teach basic orienteering to the grade 5 students at Sacandaga during a recent classroom visit.

The students used the activity as a culmination to their map skills unit in Social Studies.

Senior Master Sargent Rick Rueda, Senior Airman David Gillis and Tech Sargent Frank Johnson had students navigate around the fields of Sacandaga and taught them how to find their way out if lost. The students were excited to see the real world application of this tool and skill. [READ MORE] camera link icon

Harvest Run will fill many area pantries

october 24, 2014

Student photoThe fifth annual food drive and Harvest Run was held today at Sacandaga Elementary during school.

Unfortunately the weather did not allow the run to take place outside, so instead the students walked the hallways throughout the school for 30 minutes.

The Sacandaga school community was able to collect 671 donated food items, which helps support the Scotia-Glenville Food Bank. [READ MORE] camera link icon

Student photoWelcome Back, Sacandaga students!

September 4, 2014

Check out some pictures from Opening Day, 2014 [read MORE]

Tonya Federico named as new Sacandaga Elementary principalTonya Federico

July 22, 2014

The Board of Education last night unanimously appointed Tonya D. Federico as the next principal of Sacandaga Elementary School.

“I truly believe that all students can achieve at high levels,” she wrote in her letter of application.

She added that she has focused “on learning, results and creating a collaborative culture” during her 17 years as a teacher and administrator in Schenectady. [read MORE]

Ann Comley retiring as Sacandaga principal

Ann ComleyJune 25, 2014

This change will be felt from one end of Sacandaga Elementary to the other.

The squeak of her trademark sneakers won’t be heard in the hallways at Sacandaga any longer.

When her office phone’s ringtone chimes “Are you there?” she won’t be there to answer it.

Students won’t hear her lively daily menu announcements of “hot diggity dogs” or “hockey pucks with cheese (cheeseburger)” being served for lunch that day.

After 14 years at Scotia-Glenville and 32 years total as an educator, Principal Ann Comley is retiring. [READ MORE] camera link icon

26 Scotia-Glenville students recognized for leadership in physical education classes

May 6, 2014

Studnet photoA total of 26 Scotia-Glenville students from the four elementary schools and middle school were among the 650 students from throughout the region recognized for leadership in their physical education classes at Hudson Valley Community College tonight.

They received the 29th annual Sandra G. Morley Physical Education Student Leadership Awards. The awards are presented through the The Capital Zone of the New York State Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance (NYSAHPERD). [MORE] camera link icon

Patriots football player Joe Vellano stops in to visit students on way back to BostonPhoto

February 6, 2014

Joe Vellano, the #72 defensive tackle on the New England Patriots football team, stopped in at Sacandaga Elementary this morning for a back-and-forth discussion with students in grades 3 and 5.

He talked with students about being a football player, doing well in school, working hard to reach your goals and a variety of topics. He also answered students' questions. He made classroom visits to Teri Lessard's grade 3 class to visit with his cousin Evan Vellano and to Robert Gula's grade 5 class to see cousin Abby Vellano. [MORE] camera link icon

Student photoKindergarten students bring the outside in with a mix of science and math

January 16, 2014

Kindergarten students in Melissa Peterson's class didn't let an iced-over playground stop them from having fun.

They brought the outside in and mixing a bit of science and math in with it - and imagined Frosty the Snowman at the same time. [MORE] camera link icon

Sacandaga community donates more than 700 items to food drive and Harvest Run

October 24, 2013

Student photoThe fourth annual food drive and Harvest Run was held today, with lots of young legs feeling pretty tired after the event.

Students in grades 3-5 ran 3 kilometers (about 1.9 miles) around the high school fields and back to the school - twice while students in kindergarten to grade 2 ran 1.5 kilometers (about .8 miles) - or once around the high school fields and back to Sacandaga. [MORE] camera link icon

Kindergartners help fill backpacks of the Weekend Blessings program at the Mission

Student photoOctober 2, 2013

Kindergarten students in Melissa Peterson's class have filled the bellies of children they may never know. Peterson and her student teacher, Victoria Milkins, were inspired by the Weekend Blessings program, which provides nutritious snacks for children in the community who do not have access to nutritious food on weekends. [MORE] camera link icon

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]

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


Logo for Boxtops for EducationFind out more about the Box Tops program at www.boxtops4education.com

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Tuesday, April 21, 2015:

Kindergarten screening - April 21-23, Glen-Worden

PTSA, 7 p.m., High School

Board of Education (BOCES budget vote), 7 p.m., Middle School

Wednesday, April 22, 2015:

NYS Math testing, Gr. 3-8

Kindergarten screening, April 21-23, Glen-Worden

Earth Day

Administrative Professionals' Day

Thursday, April 23, 2015:

NYS Math testing, Gr. 3-8

Kindergarten screening, April 21-23, Glen-Worden

Friday, April 24, 2015:

NYS Math testing, Gr. 3-8

PTA Movie Night, Glen-Worden

Monday, April 27, 2015:

NYS Math testing make-up dates, April 27-29

Tuesday, April 28, 2015:

Kindergarten screening, April 28-30, Glendaal

Wednesday, April 27, 2015:

Kindergarten screening, April 28-30, Glendaal

NYSSMA Instrumental Music Majors Festival, April 29-30, Saratoga Springs HS

Thursday, April 30, 2015:

Kindergarten screening, April 28-30, Glendaal

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

NYSSMA Instrumental Music Majors Festival, April 29-30, Saratoga Springs HS

Friday, May 1, 2015:

Drama Club Production, 7 p.m., May 1 and 2, Middle School

Saturday, May 2, 2015:

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

Drama Club Production, 7 p.m., May 1 and 2, Middle School

SAT exam, High School

Monday, May 4, 2015:

Teacher Appreciation Week, May 4-8

Tuesday, May 5, 2015:

Kindergarten screening, May 5-7, Sacandaga

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

Teacher Appreciation Day

Wednesday, May 6, 2015:

2015-16 budget hearing, 7 p.m., Middle School

PTA Council Meet the Board of Education Candidates forum, 7:30 p.m., Middle School

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

PTA Council, 6 p.m., Middle School

Kindergarten screening, May 5-7, Sacandaga

Thursday, May 7, 2015:

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

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

Glendaal Gr. 3-5 performance, Gr. 4/5 Chorus, Gr. 5 band, and Gr. 4/5 Orchestra, 7 p.m. at High School

Friday, May 8, 2015:

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

NYSSMA Solo and Ensemble Festival and Jazz, May 8-9, Colonie Central HS

Saturday, May 9, 2015:

NYSSMA Solo and Ensemble Festival and Jazz, May 8-9, Colonie Central HS

Sunday, May 10, 2015:

Mother's Day

Monday, May 11, 2015:

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

Tuesday, May 12, 2015:

PTA, 7 p.m., Glen-Worden

Lincoln Gr. 3-5 performance, Gr. 4/5 chorus, Gr. 5 band and Gr. 4/5 orchestra, 7 p.m., High School

PTSA, 7 p.m., High School

Wednesday, May 13, 2015:

Middle School Concert - Gr. 7 band and chorus, Gr. 7/8 orchestra, 7 p.m., at Middle School

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

Thursday, May 14, 2015:

Curiosity Showcase, Glen-Worden

Gr. 8 Science Club trip to Boston, Middle School

Middle School Concert - Gr. 6 band, chorus and orchestra, 7 p.m., at Middle School

Friday, May 15, 2015:

STAFF DEVELOPMENT - HALF DAY, GRADES 6-12

Junior/Senior Prom, Albany Marriott, 8-11 p.m., High School

Monday, May 18, 2015:

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

Glen-Worden Gr. 3-5 performance, Gr. 4/5 chorus, Gr. 5 band, and Gr. 4/5 orchestra, 7 p.m., High School

Tuesday, May 19, 2015:

2015-16 budget and Board of Education Community Vote and District Art Show, 6 a.m. to 9 p.m., High School

Gr. 4/5 Cross Country Race, 4 p.m., High School

Wednesday, May 20, 2015:

NYS SCIENCE PERFORMANCE TESTING, GRADES 4 AND 8, MAY 20-29

Friday, May 22, 2015:

MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND - NO SCHOOL

Monday, May 25, 2015:

MEMORIAL DAY - NO SCHOOL

Tuesday, May 26, 2015:

Middle School Concert - Gr. 8 band, Jazz Band, Chorus, 7 p.m., at Middle School

 

 

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