Avenue Newsletter Available Online
following issues of our monthly Pleasant Avenue
newsletter are now available to read on line:
Annual PTSA Craft Fair
Saturday, March 8, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Johnstown High School
A Note from
the Principal - March 2014
Pleasant Avenue Elementary what a great place to be!
With great faculty, staff, students and great parent
volunteers, the following are just some of the programs
we offer: [Read More]
Greetings from the elementary art department! Please
read our new monthly art newsletter to learn more about
the creative endeavors Glebe Street students are
experiencing during art with Mrs. Fisk:
Avenue filled with Generosity
Pleasant Avenue students and staff have begun collecting
change for the Pennies for Patients program with the
Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Student Council has asked
students to collect spare change over a three-week
period, February 25 – March 14, to help make a
difference in the lives of thousands of children and
adults who are fighting blood cancers like leukemia. So
far, $100 was collected in only 4 days! What a great
opportunity for all of our children to participate in
helping others while feeling a great sense of pride in
Winning Author Coleen Paratore to Visit Pleasant Ave.
School staff and PTA members are planning an exciting
day to celebrate Read Across America Day on Monday,
March 3, 2014!
this national day set aside to commemorate Dr. Seuss'
birthday and reading, we will have the honor of hosting
award winning author Coleen Paratore, who has published
17 books in just eight years. Ms. Paratore will spend
the day with Pleasant Avenue students, conducting
writer's workshops. "My goal is to inspire excitement
about writing so that even before I leave the building
students are catching firefly sparks, mining their minds
and hearts for ideas, and writing...spark*spark*spark*."
Students will also participate in additional fun
activities created by teachers and parent volunteers,
including eggs and ham available for breakfast through
the cafeteria, and special community guest readers such
as Johnstown Mayor Tom Julius and Miss Fulton County
joining each class. This will be a wonderful event for
our hardworking students at Pleasant Avenue School!
Spelling Bee Winners to Compete at County Level
Congratulations to the winners of our February 3
Pleasant Avenue Spelling Bee: Shawn Ammann (fourth
grade); Nicholas Hadcock (fifth grade and school-wide)
and Julia Norris (sixth grade). Their stand-out efforts
have earned them each a spot in the 2014 Fulton County
Spelling Bee, scheduled for Monday, March 10, at
Gloversville Middle School. Congratulations and good
Persevering Pioneers, January 2014
Congratulations to Pleasant Avenue's most recently
recognized Persevering Pioneers.
Pioneer program is part of our character education
program, based on the NED principles: Never
give up, Encourage others and always Do
Snow Program -
Delayed to Jan. 29
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.
to the frigid temperatures, the starting date for Kids
on Snow has been changed to Wednesday, January 29.
Graders Practice Swim Skills
As part of physical education class, third graders
recently traded gym time for pool time at the high
school, where Mr. Kraemer helped them to learn the
fundamentals and techniques of different strokes,
breathing techniques and floating techniques,
along with pool and swim safety.
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.
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
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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