Educating Everyone Takes Everyone
Malta Avenue Welcomes New Principal
The Ballston Spa Central School District has selected Mrs. Sarah Johnson as its new Malta Avenue Elementary School Principal. She was appointed by the Board of Education at its May 20, 2020 meeting with a July 1, 2020 start date. She currently serves as the assistant principal for K-8 schools at Schuylerville CSD.
“I am incredibly excited to begin my role as Malta Avenue Elementary School Principal. It is truly an honor to join this excellent community,” Johnson said. “I share wholeheartedly in the district’s commitment to the well-being of our students and to provide all students with an excellent education. In the coming weeks and months, I am looking forward to getting to know the Malta Avenue students, teachers, parents and community members.”
Her current responsibilities include planning, coordinating, and facilitating curriculum development and curriculum mapping for all grade levels and departments, K-8. She co-planned and co-facilitated the school’s Curriculum Review Committee. She also planned, coordinated, and facilitated professional development for all staff members, K-8, on Next Generation Learning Standards. Additionally, she has led professional development for special education and general education teachers on standards-based IEPs, research-based literacy instruction, accommodations and modifications, Response to Intervention, and progress monitoring.
“Despite the daunting economic and budgetary times that we are in, this is certainly a highlight for us as we are all genuinely excited for Sarah to join our team,” indicated Ken Slentz, Superintendent of Ballston Spa CSD.
Attention Malta Avenue Families!
We are collecting images of students working at home to showcase in the yearbook and on our website, and we need your help. Capture a picture of your Malta Avenue students working from home and email it to Ms. Townsend (firstname.lastname@example.org) by Friday, April 3rd. Please include names, grades, and teachers. Let’s make some memories!
Hello Malta Avenue Elementary School Families, We Miss You!
We will be posting messages and pictures from our teachers and staff during our time apart. These will be updated daily so if you would like to check out any previous messages, just click here.
I miss you lots and so do our library books! Love, Mrs. Rudolph
(*I can hear Mrs. Madison saying "I can't hear you!")
A time capsule was found in the corner of the Chapman Street building during renovations in October 2013. The capsule was placed behind the corner stone of the building and contains several objects from November 8, 1899. Items were carefully removed and relocated to Brookside Museum for proper identification and preservation. Items will be on display before the Board of Education meeting on
Malta Avenue Elementary School’s Global Think Tank recently held the second annual international and cultural evening titled "To Malta and Beyond!" It took place on the evening of Friday, June 7th. Malta Avenue School enrolls most of the Ballston Spa School District’s ESL (English as a Second Language) population of elementary students. The school realizes that their
Recently Malta Avenue's Kindergarten students took a field trip to Brookside Museum. After their visit Mrs. LiCausi's class decided to put together a podcast. What a great job they did after only two weeks in school! Brookside Museum enjoyed it so much they decided to feature the podcast on their website. http://www.brooksidemuseum.org/2012/10/little-voices-on-a-brookside-harvest/
The annual statewide School Budget Vote and Board of Education Elections will be held by mail with ballots due back to the district by 5:00 pm on June 9, 2020. A Budget Hearing will take place on May 27, 2020 at 6:30 p.m. The meeting will be presented to the public via live stream directly on Twitter or via the District’s website.
As we are now in Phase 5 of our Continuity of Learning Plan with remote learning fully underway, we would like to get a sense of how this process is going for our Ballston Spa students, parents, faculty, and administrators who are overseeing this work.