Elementary School Newsletter

Dear Schuylerville Elementary Parent/Guardian,

Students dress up like characters from their favorite books
Students dressed up as their favorite book characters on Friday, Nov. 15 as part of the school’s Pick a Reading Partner (PARP) initiative.

Welcome to the second quarter of school! We are enjoying watching and celebrating student success each day! The students are working hard and having fun. To see their smiling faces each day is a wonderful thing!

Just a few friendly reminders to help your child be more successful here at school:

Dismissal Changes:

  • Please make every effort to notify extension 1236 with any dismissal changes by 10:00 am.

Absent/Tardy Notification:

  • Ensure that your child is in school every day. We understand that illness can be debilitating and emergencies arise. Please do your best to get your child to school on time every day and remain in school for the full day. Please contact our attendance clerk at extension 1225 if your child will be late or tardy.

Items Delivered to School:

  • A reminder that all items delivered to school must arrive no later than 10:00 a.m. to the table inside the vestibule of the main entrance. This will ensure greater efficiency and less confusion.

At Home:

  • Remind your child every day to be kind. We are all capable of being kind regardless of our individual differences. Promoting a kind environment is important throughout a child’s day both at school and at home.
  • Communicate the importance of education to your children. Each child should find time to read at home every day for enjoyment. Engage in dialogue about your child’s school day by asking open-ended questions.
  • Encourage play and physical activity. Limit television during the school week and keep your children away from electronics and social media for entertainment purposes.
  • Focus your encouragement on the process of hard work and effort, rather than the end result. We want students to learn to work hard and try their best always.
  • Establish good routines at home that involve a consistent bedtime. A well-rested child is a happier, more successful child.
  • We are a team and partners in your child’s success here at school. Communicate with us often.

We have many exciting events coming up this quarter. Please reference the important dates below.

Friday, Nov. 22:
11 a.m. K-5 Student Dismissal, Parent/Teacher Conferences
Grandparent Breakfast at 8 a.m. for families of students whose last name begins with A-L

Tuesday, Nov. 26:
11 a.m. K-5 Student Dismissal, Parent/Teacher Conferences
Grandparent Breakfast at 8 a.m. for families of students whose last name begins with M-Z

Wednesday, Dec. 4:
Elementary School Photo Retakes

Friday, Dec. 6:
11 a.m. K-5 Student Dismissal, Parent/Teacher Conferences

Wednesday, Dec. 11:
Parents as Educational Partners (PEP) Meeting, 6:30 p.m., ES Library

Friday, Dec. 20:
PEP Kids Movie Night (Details will be sent home with your child)

Monday, Dec. 23:
Winter Break Begins

Monday, Jan. 6:
School Resumes

Wednesday, Jan. 8:
PEP Meeting, 6:30pm, ES Library

Monday, Jan. 20:
No School – Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Friday, Jan. 24:
End of Grades K-12 Quarter Two Marking Period

Stay warm and enjoy this holiday season with family and friends!

Rose Beckett
Schuylerville Elementary School