This school year Gordon Creek students have been focusing on the top 25 manners students should know by the time they are 9 years old. The theme was Manners Matter! Each week during the school year a new manner was introduced to the students and then, with the support of the staff in the school, students were encouraged to use that manner on a daily basis. Some of the manners the children learned were saying please/thank you, holding the door for others, not interrupting when an adult is speaking, using positive comments with others and saying good morning/how are you. Students did such a great job using manners throughout the school year they earned Kona Ice provided by the Gordon Creek PTA and the School Pride Committee. Students submitted either a fill in the blank sheet or a drawing piece about manners for a chance to win POP figurines as part of the Manners Monday activity also. Manners do matter at Gordon Creek!
Our School Day at Gordon Creek
School Begins at 9:00 AM. School Dismisses at 3:15 PM.
Students who are being dropped off at school in the morning may be dropped off beginning at 8:55 AM.
If your student is being picked up during or after school, please send a note in to school with your student.
Students who are absent from school, upon return, will need a note from a parent/guardian stating the reason for the absence.
Susan Cinella, a second grade teacher at Gordon Creek Elementary was awarded first place at the New York State Level for the Smart/Maher VFW National Citizenship Education Teacher Award on June 14th by Ballston Spa VFW Post 358. This VFW program recognizes a teacher for their outstanding commitment to teach Americanism and patriotism to their students. Ms. Cinella’s nomination was reviewed and scored at the local VFW Post level where she was awarded first place. Ms. Cinella’s nomination was then presented at the district level and then to the State Level where it was reviewed along with all district level first place winners. Congratulations Ms. Cinella for your commitment to educating our students in Americanism and patriotism. Please consider nominating a fellow teacher for this outstanding national program. Nominations must be submitted to a local VFW Post by Oct. 31. For additional information about our program please refer to our website at www.vfw.org/teacheroftheyear.
The Ballston Spa Central School District's display of student artwork and projects received the first place award in this year's Showcase of Schools at the Saratoga County Fair. The fair is held July 23-28, 2019 at the Saratoga County Fairgrounds in Ballston Spa.
Ballston Spa fifth grade students recently participated in the annual 5th Grade Moving-Up ceremonies at their elementary schools before the summer break. One student at each school was presented with the Maurice “Christopher” Morley Literacy Award.