Wood Road students collected $1412.99 in pennies during this year's Penny Harvest. Students on the Penny Harvest roundtable researched and selected four local charities. Each charity was presented by the students, and all Wood Road students voted. The pennies will be presented to the Brave Will Foundation. Students will present a check to the foundation on May 15, at 6:15 p.m. at the Ballston Spa High School. All are welcome.
Second grade students put on a performance called "Growth Mindset." The play was all about the power of having a growth mindset and had students acting out challenging situations as well as ways to overcome them. The students performed two shows, one for students and one for parents. Each second grade class acted out one of the five scenes and came together in the end for a song. Students also created programs, which they passed out to audience members at the shows.
When: Saturday May 12th 10 a.m. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m.
Location: The Wood Road Elementary School Complex
Both Competitive (ribbons for top 20 Boys/Girls divisions) & Recreational runs available.
Participants should wear a plain white t-shirt and sunglasses/goggles for color dash powder.
On March 27th, author Matt McElligott will visit our school to speak to all students. Matt is a Capital District native who writes and illustrates picture books and chapter books for all ages. He is an enthusiastic speaker who excites students about reading and writing, and shares stories of his career as a working writer and illustrator. Learn more about Matt McElligott here. If you would like your child to have a book signed by McElligott, complete this form with payment to your child's teacher by Wed., March 14th.
Student Council is looking for parent volunteers to help with popcorn sales. The students will be selling popcorn once a month during lunch. The dates volunteers are nedded are:
Friday, March 16th
Friday, April 20th
Friday, May 11th
The popcorn needs to be pre-popped and the machine needs to be cooled down and cleaned at the end of the event. Therefore, we need volunteers from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Any time during this time period is appreciated.
Contact Karen French or Amanda Brunson at email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org if you are available.
PARP (Pick a Reading Partner) runs from February 26th thru March 23rd.
A reading log will be sent out each Monday and should be returned the following Monday. Students are asked to read together for 15 minutes Monday thru Friday.
On March 6th, Author/Illustrator, Lucinda Landon, of the Meg Mackintosh Mysteries will be at Wood Road.
If students read 500 hours by March 9th, Mrs. Karas will be dressing up as Meg Mackintosh on March 16th.
Each student will earn PARP bucks each day they read. The bucks will be used at the book auction on March 28th.
If students read 1,000 by March 29th, Mrs. Karas will dress up as Waldo from "Where's Waldo."
On March 29th, one class in each grade with the most reading hours will be rewarded with a party.
6:30 PM 5th to 6th Grade Parent Night
7:30 PM Theatre Scene Night II
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM Sponsor A Scholar Induction Ceremony
7:30 PM Theatre Scene Night II
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM 3rd Annual Ballston Spa 3K Color Fun Run
6:30 PM PTA Council Meeting
7:00 PM NJHS Induction Ceremony
7:00 PM WR Spring Concert
Thank you to everyone who helped make the Third Annual Scotties Stampede 5k a success. We couldn’t have done it without the support of our school community, volunteers, sponsors, prize sponsors. We had over 250 runners and walkers show up on race day, with the support of 30 volunteers, our local police, sheriff and emergency services.