The votes are in… the students of Gordon Creek Elementary School have chosen The Saratoga County Animal Shelter and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital as their recipients of the Penny Harvest funds! Gordon Creek raised $2,322.57 during the Penny Harvest! Amazing job, Gordon Creek community! These funds will be split between our two chosen charities. A check presentation ceremony will take place on Tuesday, May 21 (School Pride/Budget Vote Day) at 6:15pm at the high school. Each year, the Penny Harvest students from each of the district’s six schools gather in the high school auditorium to present checks to their chosen not-for-profit organizations. The Penny Harvest students from each school are invited to go up on stage, and then our organizations will say a few words. There is also a reception in the high school cafeteria afterwards, where there will be snacks/drinks and displays by all of the schools and the organizations. THANK YOU to all of the Penny Harvest Round Table students, and all of the Gordon Creek community, who worked together to gather these funds to help support the Animal Shelter and St. Jude’s!
You are invited to join us for an evening of art at the Gordon Creek Art Show. Every Gordon Creek student has their artwork professionally framed and on display. Come see the display on Monday, May 20 from 5:30-7:30 PM in the Gordon Creek Gymnasium. Framed artwork is available for purchase for $25.00. You may also order a color reproduction at the show for family or friends. Payment is check only and may be made out to BSCSD. Frame sales benefit the GC Art Department and the GC Art Club.
Fifth grader Andrew Rodriguez was recognized as SEFCU's top student banker for Gordon Creek Elementary. The award ceremony was held recently at the Glen Sanders Mansion in Schenectady, NY. Andrew is having an exceptional year at Gordon Creek and especially in 5th grade. Congratulations Andrew!
Four of our fifth grade students were recognized at the 34th Annual Sandra G. Morley Physical Education Student Leadership Awards at Hudson Valley Community College in Troy, NY on May 6. The students receiving the award were Garrett Chapman, Cooper Eldridge, Annie McKeon, and Logan Purcell. The students were selected for exhibiting sportsmanship, citizenship, and a desire to learn and improve. They lead physically active lifestyles, demonstrate leadership qualities, and are a positive influence on their peers.
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.
Special Person Day is Thursday, May 16.
Upcoming District Events
Mental Health and Wellness 101 – Tentatively scheduled for May 15 from 6:30 – 8:00pm in the High School Auditorium, our team in collaboration with the Mental Health Association of NYS will present an opportunity to reframe the conversation about mental health and an understanding that we ALL have mental health; it is not just the presence or absence of an illness. A critical component of our Safe, Secure, and Welcoming School Facilities is that those inside the buildings are healthy and well and do not present a threat with their chosen behaviors. Understanding mental health and when our students need help and support can make a difference for all of our students.
The 5th graders at Gordon Creek were fortunate to work with our School Resource Officer, Deputy Lyons, on projects for veterans going on an Honor Flight from Albany International Airport in May. Deputy Lyons taught the students about Honor Flights and how they fly veterans from WWII, the Korean War and the Vietnam War to Washington D.C. to view the war memorials. On the return flight, the veterans are surprised with a “Mail Call” and they receive letters from family members and other citizens expressing their gratitude for the veterans’ service to our country. Our 5th graders made beautiful, sincere projects for these brave men and women that are sure to bring a smile to the faces of our veterans!
The Ballston Spa Central School District annual SCHOOL PRIDE DAY will be held on May 21, 2019 throughout the district. All events & performances are free and open to the public. Come join the festivities, wear your purple & gold and help celebrate Scottie Pride.
The annual statewide School Budget Vote and Board of Education Elections will be held May 21, 2019 from 7:00 am - 9:00 pm. District residents vote at the Malta Town Hall (residents of Malta) and the Ballston Spa High School Library (residents of Milton, Ballston and Charlton).