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  • Information regarding NY State testing for grades 3-5.

    Dear Parent/Guardian,              

                                                                                                                                                       Our 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students will be participating in the administration of the NYS English Language Arts and Math Computer Based Testing. These assessments will be given to all 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students across New York State.  NYS Science testing will be given only to the 4th grade students.  The tests will take place at Malta Avenue Elementary School on the following dates:

    • English Language Arts:  Grades 3, 4, and 5 students (2 days of testing): April 1st and April 2nd, 2019
    • Mathematics: Grades 3, 4, and 5 students (2 days of testing): April 30th and May 1st,   2019
    • Science: Grade 4 (2 days of testing): Performance test is on May 22nd; and the Written test is on June 3rd, 2019

     The purpose of this letter is to share some information with you and to bring to your attention the answers to a few questions that parents have asked our school staff.

    What can I do to help my child?

    On each day of the assessments, it is to the students’ advantage to come to school well rested and having eaten a good breakfast.  Educational research proves that students are more focused and function better if they are well rested.

    When will the different parts of the assessment be given?  Will more than one part be given on a day?

    There will only be one part of the assessment given each day. The teachers will begin to administer the assessment within the first half hour of the school day

    What happens if school is closed?

    If it is necessary to cancel school due to inclement weather or other reasons, the assessment will be given on the next day that school is in session.

    If my child has missed part of the assessment, what will be done for him/her?

    Should students be late to school or absent, arrangements will be made to have them make-up the part(s) of the assessment that they missed. We strongly encourage your child be in attendance on the days of the assessments.

    How much should I encourage my child or emphasize the importance of the assessment?

    Please keep in mind that it is in each student’s best interest to approach the test in a calm, confident state of mind.  While it is important that students are encouraged to do their very best on the assessments, we don’t want them to be afraid of the test.

     The students with their teachers and our support staff have been working very hard and are well prepared for the upcoming New York State assessments.  We are confident that with encouragement and support from home, your child will be able to do his/her very best.  As soon as we receive the results of the assessments, we will share your child’s score report with you.  Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions at 884-7250 Ext. 1351.

     

    Sincerely,

    Sharon A. D’Agostino,

    Principal

    NY State Testing Parent Letter

    Assessment Participation

    2019 Grades 3-8 NY State Assessments What Parents Need to Know

     

     


     

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  • Order Your Malta Avenue Yearbook Now!

    The Yearbook is on sale now through March 25th*!

    Students may bring in order form, along with a check made payable to Malta Avenue PTA, to school, or you can order online at https://ybpay.lifetouch.com using the Yearbook ID Code 10536519.

    Regular Yearbooks are $15, or personalize the cover with your child’s name and photo for $20.

     *Online ordering is available until April 15th.

     


     

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  • Malta Avenue's Odyssey of the Mind Teams Update

    Congratulations to our four Malta Avenue Teams that competed this past weekend in Queensbury. Malta Avenue's P4 D1 team is very excited to be going back to the state tournament again this year!

    Malta Avenue's Odyssey of the Mind Teams   Team P4 D1 from Malta Avenue Elementary School

     


     

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  • Kindergarten Registration at Malta Avenue

    Reminder for all parents of incoming Kindergarten students in the fall. Kindergarten registration and screening for Malta Avenue students will take place on April 15-17th. Specific information will be sent directly to parents. 

     

     


     

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  • Malta Avenue School Building Renovations Reveal Time Capsule

    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

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  • To Malta and Beyond

    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

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  • Little Voices on A Brookside Harvest

    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/  

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