Wood Road's Turkey Shoot will take place on Wednesday, Nov. 14, at 3:30. The Hoops for Hunger event is for all Wood Road students. Students will take part in basketball shooting games and contests. Students are asked to bring a non-perishable food item to be donated to a local food pantry for Thanksgiving dinners. Kindergarten, first, and second grade students will need an adult chaperone. Students in grades three, four, and five can attend with or without a chaperone and should be picked up by 4:45 p.m. The event will ...
It's time for the Penny Harvest. Last year Wood Road was able to send more than $1400 to the Brave Will Foundation as a result of the donations. This year's collection runs from Monday, Oct. 22 through Monday, Dec. 3. One hundred percent of the money raised goes to a charity that the student's choose. The class that raises the most money will earn a pizza party.
Wood Road second-grade teacher, Andrew Ferrone, was recently accepted into the New York State Master Teacher Program. Mr. Ferrone was one of 275 teachers from across the state to be selected for this program which seeks to create a statewide network of expert STEM teacher-leaders to facilitate peer mentoring and professional development; support pre-service teachers across the state; and participate in ongoing dialogue related to STEM instruction. Mr. Ferrone has been teaching for 11 years. This is his fifth year teaching in the Ballston Spa School District.
Honor a Veteran forms were sent home with students in October. Students are encouraged to complete their Honor a Veteran form to hang on the wall in the front hallway. Additional forms are available in the main office. Students are also encouraged to invite a family member or family friend who is a veteran to the Veterans assembly on Friday, Nov. 9, at 1:45 p.m.
On Friday, Nov. 9, Wood Road will be having our Veterans Day assembly at 1:45 p.m. in the school cafeteria. Students are encouraged to wear RED, WHITE, and BLUE for the assembly.
Calling all Scouts!
We are asking all Cub Scouts and Girl Scouts at Wood Road to please wear or bring their uniforms to school this day. The Scouts will be leading us in the Pledge and the school song during the assembly.
Do you have a lot of Halloween candy? Do you want to put a smile on a soldier's face this Halloween? The third graders have teamed up with Dr. Dreher, a dentist in Ballston Spa. Dr. Dreher's office sends Halloween candy in care packages to local soldiers that are currently deployed and serving overseas. You can help by sending your extra Halloween candy to them! Our troops don't often get treats like candy and chocolate. Along with the candy, Dr. Dreher will be sending toothpaste, toothbrushes, and dental floss to keep their smiles bright after their sweet treats!
Along with the sweet treats, 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 the special notes. Additionally, the troops can always use toiletries (toothpaste, deodorant, soap, etc.) and activity books such as word searches and crossword puzzles too.
We will be collecting candy, cards, and other donations until Friday November 9th.
For more information, ask a third grade teacher!
Picture day is Wednesday, Oct. 24th. More information and forms will be going home with the students.
Scotties Closet will be open on Saturday, Nov. 10, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Middle School.
The gift will have a transformative impact on the BSEF’s ability to help the students of the Ballston Spa Central School District. Up to $10,000 per year will be distributed as the “BSEF/Fred Reiners Memorial Grant for Educational Enrichment” to teachers throughout the district.