October elementary school news

Dear Schuylerville Elementary School families,

The month of October is filled with many exciting events for our elementary school!  Below are some of the details about the special happenings coming up. 

Homecoming Spirit Week:  Tuesday, Oct. 11 – Friday, Oct. 14

Schuylerville Elementary School’s 2022 Fall Spirit Week will begin Tuesday, Oct. 11. We hope to have great participation and creativity throughout the building! 

Tuesday, Oct. 11:  Red, White, and Blue day

Show your patriotism by wearing our nation’s colors!  

Wednesday, Oct. 12:  Colors of Kindness Day!  

Food collection for the Backpack Program! Items needed: Cereal, peanut butter, canned tunafish, individually packaged snacks, packets of instant oatmeal

Also, students can wear an assigned color:

  • Kindergarten: Red
  • 1st grade: Orange
  • 2nd grade: Yellow 
  • 3rd grade: Green
  • 4th grade: Blue
  • 5th grade: Purple
  • Students can also wear rainbow colors!  
Thursday, Oct. 13:  Decade Day

Dress in clothing from your favorite decade  

Friday, Oct. 14:  SCS Black and Orange Day

Show your pride by wearing our school colors!   

Fire Prevention Day:  Friday, Oct. 14

Fire departments and the emergency squad in the towns of Saratoga and Northumberland will be participating in a Fire Prevention and Educational Day at the elementary school.  The 2022 Fire Prevention Week theme is “Fire won’t wait, plan your escape.”

Students, faculty, and staff will participate in a fire drill simulation.  Firefighters will be visiting 2nd and 5th grade classrooms to review fire safety rules with children.  All K-5 students will be given a fire truck tour.  Kindergarten classes will be educated on fire safety while visiting the Schuyler Hose Company Fire House, where they will be given a tour and fire prevention packets.  All grade levels will have the opportunity to interact with firefighters and learn about the important equipment used by firefighters. Educating children about fire safety is one of the most important functions of fire service.

Picture Days:  Wednesday, Oct. 19 and Thursday, Oct. 20

Adirondack School Portraits will be at Schuylerville Elementary School for 2022 school pictures. There will be two cameras set up on the stage in the cafeteria. Traditional group style class photos will not be taken this year due to social distancing requirements, but composite (collage) style photos using individual student images will be created. Two classes will be scheduled every 20 minutes to have pictures taken. Picture retakes for K-5 students will be on Wednesday, Nov. 30. 

Big Apple Crunch Day:  Thursday, Oct. 27

FARM ON! Is an organization with a mission of inspiring, educating and preparing youth for successful careers in sustainable farming.  Their vision is a world where a career in sustainable agriculture is valued and profitable.  

Big Apple Crunch is a contest/celebration held annually in New York State on Oct. 27 to promote local apples, and Schuylerville Elementary School is participating this year! The New York State Education Department recognizes that Schuylerville supports farm to school efforts and as a result they will join us in our Big Apple Crunch Celebration.  

All Schuylerville K-5 students, faculty and staff will gather on Black Horse Stadium in the center of the turf field.  We will cone off an area to form the shape of an apple, leaf, and stem. An aerial photo will be taken using a drone.

    • All students, classroom teachers, and classroom aides are encouraged to wear red (apple) 
    • All related service providers, AIS teachers, student services, and special area teachers are encouraged to wear green (leaf)  
    • All support staff, monitors, kitchen, custodians, transportation, and main office staff are encouraged to wear brown (stem)

    More information can be found here: https://farmon.org/big-apple-crunch/    

    Halloween:  Monday, Oct. 31  

    Show your Schuylerville pride and holiday spirit by wearing orange and black.