Students from Wood Road and Malta Avenue Elementary Schools had the opportunity to participate in a SPAC Dance Residency. In January, the students began working with dance professionals and former Broadway actors in dance lessons. The lessons were designed around teaching Broadway-style jazz dance inspired by the music and choreography of 1960s Motown. The program ended on Feb. 14, with a performance at Malta Avenue Elementary School.
The Wood Road Chess Club hosted its third annual Scholastic Chess Tournament in January. More than 150 students and adults competed in the four round tournament with more than 25 schools from all over New York State participating. The Wood Road Chess Club had more than 25 participants and placed 5th overall. The Wood Road Chess Club is an afterschool enrichment activity for students in Wood Road Elementary School. The club expresses appreciation to the Scholastic Chess Federation, Wood Road PTA, as well as to all of the parent volunteers who helped make the tournament a success. Additional information on the tournament and how to get involved is available from our local Chess organization, Make The Right Move. The organization works with the Eastern New York Chess Association and offers opportunities for kids of all ages and levels of ability to enjoy chess learning and competition.
Students at Wood Road participated in Hour of Code during Computer Science Week. Hour of Code is an opportunity for all students to try computer science for one hour. The worldwide event began in 2013 as a way to demystify coding and draw people in to computer science. The event continues each year in more than 180 countries. All students at Wood Road spent one hour coding the week of Dec. 4.
It's time to find those pennies and bring them to school. Wood Road's Penny Harvest begins on Nov. 9 and will run through Dec. 20. All money raised goes to a student-selected charity. Last year Wood Road raised $1,312.09 for the 11th Hour Canine Rescue. The class that raises the most money will earn a pizza party.
Did you get a lot of Halloween candy? Do you have extra candy left over? We need your help! We want to put a sweet smile on a soldier's face this Halloween. The third-graders at Wood Road have teamed up with Dr. Dreher, a dentist in Ballston Spa. Dr. Dreher's office sends collected candy in care packages to local soldiers currently deployed and serving overseas. Candy and chocolate are not easy for our troops to get and are a very welcomed surprise. Along with the candy, Dr. Dreher sends toothpaste, toothbrushes and floss to keep their smiles bright after the sweet treats. If you do not have candy to spare, we would love to include some notes and cards too. Feel free to make a card or note to express your thanks for their service. The soldiers love reading these special notes. In addition, the troops can always use toiletries and activity books. We will be collecting candy, cards and other donations through Wednesday, Nov. 8. Each grade level will have a collection bin. For more information, ask a third-grade teacher.
Wood Road students honored veterans at a school-wide assembly on Thursday, Nov. 9. Wood Road boy scouts and girl scouts led the school in the Pledge of Allegiance. Students from Mrs. Cousineau's class and Mr. Gronau's class sang songs while thanking the veterans for their service. The assembly also spotlighted good citizenship.
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM Dodgeball Tournament
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM Dodgeball Tournament
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM WR Kids Love Dad Challenge
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM Incoming 9th Grade & AP World Parent Night
No classes will be held Monday, Feb. 19-Friday, Feb. 23. Classes resume on Monday, Feb. 26.
The Milton Terrace PTA is currently seeking donations of gently used sports equipment through March 2nd. Donations can be brought to Milton Terrace Elementary School.
At the Wellness Expo on March 3rd, students and families are invited to pick out needed items for free.
On Wednesday, Feb. 28, the Wood Road PTA is sponsoring an event to honor the bond between students and the male role models in their lives. Fathers, step-fathers, uncles, grandfathers, and other male role models are invited to bring their child/children to school from 6 to 8 p.m. to enjoy an evening full of fun. There will be activities for all age: air hockey, campfire stories with s'mores, toilet paper wraps, hoops and art.
The event is free. Print the form, fill it out, and return it to school by Feb. 16.
If a friend or family member of a 5th grade student would like to place a message in the yearbook for the 5th grade student, please complete this form. All messages are due Thursday, Feb. 15. Messages are $1 each and are for 5th grade students only.
Yearbooks can be purchased now at www.balfour.com. Search for Wood Road Elementary School. Hard copy order forms for yearbooks will be available later in the year. The price of the yearbook is $17.
The winter concert will take place Thursday, Jan. 11, at 7 p.m. in the Wood Road Cafeteria. All chorus students should arrive at 7 p.m. and stay with their families until called. Band and orchestra students need to arrive at 6:30 p.m.
Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Wood Road Cafeteria and Gym
Bring the family to enjoy a day of Science fun! CMOST! Star Lab Dome! Global Climate Change Experiments! Drain Pipe Regattas! Terrariums! Super Science Saturday provides a series of stations offering hands-on experiments for each student to enjoy. Students can visit the stations at their own pace, accompanied by an adult.
Help make it a good day for the local food pantry! Consider bringing in a canned good or non-perishable food item. A box will be available to accept your donations.
Volunteers are needed! Sign up by completing the online registration form.
Visit the Super Science Saturday website here.
The Thursday, Jan. 4, PTA Meeting has been rescheduled to Thursday, Jan. 18. at 6:30 p.m. in the Wood Road Library.
Monday 12/18: Holiday Sweater Day - Wear holiday colors. Blue & Silver, Green & Red. (It doesn't have to be a sweater)
Tuesday 12/19: Candy Can Day - Wear red and white.
Wednesday 12/20: Festive Hat/Headware Day
Thursday 12/21: Snowman/Blizzard Day - Wear white
Friday 12/22: Polar Express Day - Pajama Day
Show your school spirit! Wear red, white, and blue and dress patriotic for our Veterans Day assembly on Thursday, Nov. 9.
All Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts are also invited to wear their scout uniform and help lead us in the Pledge of Allegiance as we honor our Veterans.
Oct. 23-27 - Open 9 a.m. to 3:30
Family Night is Wednesday, October 25th
The Gordon Creek PTA welcomes Dr. Randy Cale on Oct. 17th at 7 p.m. at Gordon Creek Elementary. Parents from ALL Ballston Spa Schools are welcome! Come learn the “Secrets to Getting and Keeping Children Motivated, Without the Battles, Struggles, & Relentless Nagging” – more info is HERE.
The district is offering a chance for families throughout the district to join together for the district’s annual Fall Family Festival at Ellms Family Farm on Oct. 21. Everyone in the school community is invited to enjoy the festivities from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. at the farm on Charlton Road. More info is HERE.
Tuesday, Oct. 10th - Tie Dye Day
Wednesday, Oct. 11th - Crazy Hair Day
Thursday, Oct. 12 - Red, White and Blue Day
Friday, Oct. 13 - Purple and Gold Day
All parents and students in grades K through 3 are invited to attend this fun-filled math and movement event at Wood Road on Oct. 19th, 6-8 p.m. Details will be sent home soon.
Wood Road Open House
Monday, 9/18/17 from 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Join us in our library at 6:15 p.m. for a presentation from our academic intervention specialists.
Meet the amazing educators who work with your amazing children each day. Students are welcome to attend and often lead their family members around the school.
MTE PTA is collecting gently used sports equipment to distribute FREE to families on March 3rd. More info...
The Ballston Spa Central School District's Winter 2018 Newsletter is now available online