Educating Everyone Takes Everyone
I hope this newsletter finds you well and you are enjoying this beautiful summer weather! I wanted to take a moment to send out a few reminders, updates, and announcements.
Malta Avenue Calendar
Thursday, September 2nd, 2021: Kindergarten Orientation (more information to follow)
Thursday, September 2nd, 2021: Grades 1-5 School Walk Through (more information to follow)
Wednesday, September 8th, 2021: First Day of School!
Wednesday, September 22nd, 2021: Meet the Teacher Night
Friday, September 24th, 2021: Staff Development Day-½ day of classes in the morning
Ice Cream Socials
I am working closely with the Malta PTA to schedule ice cream socials for our Malta Avenue students and families. These events will allow students and families to spend time on our beautiful Malta Avenue campus. Students and their siblings will have time to enjoy our playground, play with their classmates, and enjoy a sweet treat. Additionally, families will have a chance to see familiar faces or get to know new Malta Avenue families. One of our core values at Malta Avenue is community, so this will be our first event of the 2021-2022 to spend time building community with one another.
Each ice cream social will begin at 3:30 PM and will last approximately 60 minutes. Our tentative schedule will be as follows:
August 23rd: Incoming kindergarten students
August 24th: Incoming third and fourth graders
August 25th: Incoming first and second graders
August 26th: Incoming 5th graders
As a reminder, we have wonderful summer learning and enrichment activities on our website. Please see these great resources. Additionally, we have a wide array of read alouds for students to listen to this summer.
Kindergarten Orientation will be held on Thursday, September 2nd. The program will run from approximately 1:30-2:30. This is an opportunity for incoming kindergartners and their parents/caretakers to meet the kindergarten staff and see their classrooms. Students will spend some time with their teacher and will also have a short bus ride to learn the rules of the bus.
We want to make your child feel comfortable with the transition and to offer a fun, positive experience welcoming him/her to kindergarten.
Grades 1-5 School Walk Through
Students in grades 1-5 are invited to take part in our school walk through on Thursday, September 2nd, from 12:30-1:30. Feel free to come in and locate your new room. You can bring in your class supplies that day as well.
Students who were fully remote during the 2020-2021 school year are invited to return the building on September 2nd from 11:00-12:00. During this time, students may locate their new classroom and reconnect with Malta Avenue staff members.
Grade Level Supply Lists
Supply lists are posted on our Malta Avenue website: https://www.bscsd.org/Page/7718
For any families who are unable to acquire the items on the supply list, please contact Malta Avenue via phone call or email, and we will ensure that your child(ren) receives all needed supplies.
Phone number: (518) 884-7250 ext 1351
BARC Youth Theater will be presenting The Lion King in August. Mr. Gatzendorfer, Malta Staff member, will be directing the Lion King and a few of our Malta Avenue students will be performing. For more information, please go to:
Performance will be August 13th-14th & 20-21st
The number of positive COVID cases in the region is again going up which has led to the 7-day percent positive in Saratoga County to go back above 3% and our CDC classification for community transmission to move from “Low Risk” to “Moderate Risk”. While we are not changing our current plan at this time, we are watching the conditions carefully.
As we work on the development of our plan for funding from the Federal Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund allocated by the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPR-ESSER) as well as the plans for other federal, state, and local funding including next year’s District budget, we are seeking feedback from parents, faculty and staff, and other community members as to what initiatives should be considered as priorities.