Avenue Newsletter Available Online
following issues of our monthly Pleasant Avenue
newsletter are now available to read on line:
from the Principal - December 2013
With a later Thanksgiving, you can see how short
December is leading up to the holiday season. With that
being said, your children continue to work hard on their
studies and academics. With the Holiday Season upon us,
Pleasant Avenue is conducting a food drive to support
families in the community. We thank you in advance for
any support and assistance you can and will provide. [Read
Snow Program - Register by Jan. 3
Johnstown's PTAs will once again be coordinating
sign-ups for the "Kids
on Snow" five week program at Royal Mountain. Completed
registration forms, together with payment, should be
submitted to Lisa VanAernam at Warren Street Elementary
School no later than January 3, 2014.
Concert, Dec. 5 - All Welcome!
Please join us at 7 p.m. on Thursday, December 5, in the
Johnstown High School Performing Arts Center for the
annual Pleasant Winter Concert.
with Santa & Santa's Workshop, Dec. 7
Pleasant Avenue PTA is sponsoring Breakfast with Santa
and Santa's Workshop from 9 - 10:30 a.m. on Saturday,
December 7. We will be set up in the Pleasant Avenue
library and cafeteria. Stop by and join the fun!
Gold Clothing Sale - Orders & Payment Due by Nov. 5
Purple & Gold Booster Club is currently taking orders
for school spirit apparel! Turn in your
& payment to your physical education teacher by November
5; items will be delivered to school the week of
December 9. Questions? Contact the Johnstown Athletic
Office @ 762-7636.
Guard Tryouts for Grades 5 -12 on Oct. 24
The Greater Johnstown Winter Guard program will hold
tryouts and training for students in grades 5-12 on
Thursday, October 24, from 4:30 - 8:30 p.m. in the
Warren Street gymnasium. Participants should bring a
water bottle and wear sneakers and dark, comfortable
clothes. Please see the
Winter Guard flyer for more information.
Supplies for 2013-14
Please refer to our
Pleasant Avenue school supplies lists to
determine what items your child will need for the start
of the school year in September.
District Homepage For District-Wide News
Information of importance to all schools in the district
(i.e., stranger-danger tips, health and safety
etc.) is posted to the district homepage of the GJSD Web
site. When checking your individual school’s page,
please remember to check the district homepage, as well.
Avenue 3 for Me Program Survey
Please take an opportunity to describe how you think the
3 for Me program is working here at Pleasant Avenue by
five quick survey questions. We hope to make the
program as successful as possible for all students!
Avenue School Rules: 3 FOR ME
is our character ed program. Students that are caught being Respectful,
Responsible and Ready to learn earn
tickets to either receive a daily prize or a chance to
win a weekly, monthly or quarterly prize.
Grade Level Grouping Updates
Please click on
the "Grade Level Grouping" link in the column on the
left side of this page for the latest news and
developments regarding the status of Grade Level
Grouping (elementary restructuring) in the Johnstown
Elementary Dismissal Time is 3:10 p.m.
Regular dismissal time in the Greater Johnstown School District
begins at 3:10 p.m. for elementary students. In
order that a full educational day may be provided, the
prior practice of dismissing at 3 p.m. will no longer be
observed. The assistance of parents/guardians and staff
in observing a 3:10 p.m. dismissal time is most
York State Public Health Law Section 613 requires that
schools post influenza educational material. Parents and
caregivers are encouraged to refer to
guidelines from our school district nurses; read the
NYSDOH Seasonal Flu Guide for Parents;
or visit the
NYS Dept of Health web site.
Internet Searches & Purchases Can Benefit Pleasant
What if Pleasant Avenue School earned a
donation every time you searched the Internet? Or how
about if a percentage of every purchase you made online
went to support our school? Well, now it can!
Learn how here!
should always remember to keep our children’s safety in
mind and to immediately report to the police department
any incident of a stranger approaching a child. Please
take a few moments to review these safety tips with your
Price Chopper Tools for Schools
Do you participate in the
Price Chopper Tools for Schools Program? Your
support can help us earn cool tools for our school!
Mills Box Tops for Education
of General Mills Box Tops for Education (found on most
General Mills cereals and other products) continues.
is most appreciated, as it enables us to purchase new
equipment for our school.
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