You are invited to participate in Gordon Creek Elementary PTA’s annual Talent Show on Wednesday, January 30th at 6:00 in the Gordon Creek Auditorium. The show is a noncompetitive event open to all Gordon Creek students and staff. You can perform alone or with a sibling, friend or parent. We are looking for all types of talented students to entertain us with dancing, singing, instruments, gymnastics, karate, joke telling, puppetry, magic and anything else you can come up with. * Please limit performances to a maximum of three minutes* The overall show is estimated to be 2 hours in length. *All Acts must be approved before being final* Please fill out the form below, and return it to school by day, Friday, January 11th. There will be two dress rehearsals after school on January 28th and 29th from 3:30 – 5:00pm. Students in Grades 3-5, who have a note on file to take the 4:30 late bus, will be able to do so on Tuesday ONLY. THERE IS NO LATE BUS MONDAY. If you have any questions, or would like to help in any way, please contact Tracy Rodriguez at 518-495-6905 or email@example.com
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The Ballston Spa schools were among the community organizations selected to receive funding from the GLOBALFOUNDRIES-Town of Malta Foundation for 2018. We are pleased to announce that $2,000 was awarded to the Gordon Creek Elementary School PTA to provide Arts-In-Education programs in the schools. “We are thrilled to receive the support of the GLOBALFOUNDRIES-Town of Malta Foundation to enhance our programs throughout the district,” said Superintendent Ken Slentz of the Ballston Spa CSD. Further, “We appreciate their ongoing investment in providing the best learning experiences and opportunities for students.” The GLOBALFOUNDRIES-Town of Malta Foundation recently presented its 2018 slate of grants totaling over $165,450, benefiting 46 local organizations and community projects. The Foundation was developed to fund organizations, programs and projects that provide tangible benefits of a public nature to diverse groups serving the citizens of the Town of Malta, including not-for-profit corporations, charitable organizations, community arts and theater groups, community historical sites, special events, education programs, and sports and recreation activities. For more information, visit the Foundation’s web site at https://sites.google.com/site/gfmaltafoundationorg/home. For more information on school programs, please visit the Ballston Spa Central School District website at www.bscsd.org or call the District Office at 884-7195.
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.
Physical Educaton News
Students will need to wear or bring sneakers on the days that they have PE. For students in grades 3-5, it is recommended that students bring a change of clothes for PE class.
It is time for the PE Fill the Bucket Leader selection. Students in grades k-5 are selected based on being a role model and leader during PE class. Students exhibit the positive behavior characteristics of the 3B's at all times. - Being safe, Being respestful and Being responsible.
Intramurals for students in grades 4-5 begin on Tuesday, January 15. Signed Behavior Contracts are due before students can participate.
The Ballston Spa Central School District is excited to announce that we will once again be holding a district-wide Elementary Science & Engineering Fair. I would like to take this opportunity to invite you to encourage your child to participate in this event. Through participation, students have the opportunity to continue to develop their curiosity, creativity and communication skills as they explore and present a project based on a topic of their choice.
The Elementary Science & Engineering Fair will be held on March 2, 2019 in the Milton Terrace/Wood Road Cafetorium from 9:30-11:30 am. At this event students have the opportunity to share their project with reviewers and earn their "Investigator’s License".
We have developed a number of resources to help your child design and run an experiment or test a solution to a problem. These resources can be found at www.bscsd.org/elemsciencefair. Our elementary library media specialists will be working with students this month to find resources and help students pick a topic that they might want to explore. In addition, many students will be working on a science unit in class that utilizes the engineering design process. Super Science Saturday which will be held on Saturday, January 19th from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm is another great way to get ideas for a project.
We encourage all students to continue the research process at home and create a presentation for the Science & Engineering Fair. Students in kindergarten have an option to complete and enter a collection-based project as an alternative to the standard research-based experiment or engineering design project,
We hope your child will consider participating in the Elementary Science & Engineering Fair on March 2nd. Please contact your child’s teacher for additional information or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
K-12 Science Coordinator
Congratulations to Mrs. Susan Cinella for being awarded this year’s Smart/Mahar VFW National Citizenship Education Teacher of the Year Award for 2018-2019. Mrs. Cinella received her award from VFW Post 358 in Ballston Spa. Mrs. Cinella teaches 2nd grade at Gordon Creek Elementary. This award recognizes America’s educators who promote civic responsibility, flag etiquette and patriotism.