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  • Dear Malta Avenue Families and Caretakers, 

    As we enter our second consecutive week of all remote learning this month, I want to sincerely thank you for all that have done and are doing to support your child(ren) during this challenging time. Many of you have needed to find emergency childcare, have rearranged work schedules, and have taken time off to ensure that your child(ren) has been able to continue to attend school remotely. To say that this has been a challenging time is an understatement. Please know that your continued support during this difficult time is appreciated. 

    I wanted to share some reminders about remote learning in order to ensure that classes run smoothly and to maximize learning. To the extent possible,  please help your child(ren) with the following: 

    • Students should have a dedicated remote learning space where they can keep necessary materials organized.  The teachers have worked to make the materials easy to organize at home and the less time that students spend finding materials, the more time they have for learning.
    • The students' learning space should be as functional as possible.  Students should be seated upright, preferably in a chair.  Beds and couches are not conducive to learning.
    • Help to minimize distractions to learning and ensure an appropriate learning environment for the class. Please limit unnecessary noises in the background, including, keep the television and video games off and limit conversations in the background to the extent that is possible. 
    • Encourage students to wear headphones (if they have them) during instruction. 
    • Students should come dressed for Google Meets as they would for school.  Unless there is a special event, students shouldn’t be in pajamas, costumes, etc.
    • All student work should be their own.  We encourage you to support your child with technology assistance and by encouraging him/her to try their very best, but please refrain from providing test/quiz answers, allowing them to copy your writing, etc.  Our teachers need the most accurate information about your child’s skills and knowledge in order to plan instruction accordingly.    
    • Support good attendance: remind students that remote learning is important.
    • Contact your child’s teacher or principal if you have concerns.

     

    Again, we thank you for your continued partnership.

    Thanks,

    Sarah Johnson 

    Principal, Malta Avenue Elementary School 



     

     

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  • Attention Malta Avenue Elementary School 3rd, 4th, and 5th Graders!

    If you need help with homework or a class assignment, homework club is available to you every Wednesday from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm.  

    It's as simple as logging in to Google Meet using the code: mahw 

    There are no sign-ups necessary, just join the meet and receive the help you need. 

    Ms. Constantine



     

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  • Mid-January Newsletter on Smore!

    Malta Avenue January Calendar

    Monday, January 18th: Schools will be closed in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

    Tuesday, January 19th-Friday, January 22nd: Learning for all BSCSD students, K-12 will be fully remote. Elementary students should log on their Google Meets, Tuesday morning, January 19th at 9:00 AM.

    Thursday, January 28th, 2021: The 2nd Annual Malta Food Fest (formerly Taste of Malta) will be held in a modified format at HVCC's TEC-SMART facility in Malta. Tickets are available at https://saratogacountychamber.simpletix.com/e/62874

    Saturday, January 30th: Super Science Saturday. See information below.

     

    Super Science Saturday-January 30th, 2021

    Super Science Saturday is being held virtually this year on January 30th, 2021. This year’s theme is Mechanical Engineering and there are so many fun activities planned!

     

    miSci class information and schedule for Super Science Saturday:

    Rosie Revere: Engineer (10:00 am - 10:45 am, grades K-2) Learn about the science of engineering through an engaging story and hands-on engineering project. Students build their own flying machine and get to test and improve its performance.

    Nanotechnology (11:00 am - 11:45 am, all grades) The smallest things around us make a big difference. Through five different demonstrations, students observe and learn about how things at the nanoscale act in unexpected ways, and how these differences are harnessed by scientists and engineers to create the fascinating technology all around us.

    Engineering Mission (12:00 pm - 12:45 pm, grades 3-5) Following the engineering process, students design, build, test, evaluate, and redesign a shock-absorbing system that protects two marshmallow “astronauts” while they land on the moon.

    Fun with Physics (1:00 pm - 1:45 pm, grades 3-5) Physics is everywhere, even when we play! Students observe and identify different forces by observing Bernoulli’s principle, falling objects, gyroscopes, and more. In the second half of the program, participants create a helicopter toy to illustrate the principles that they have investigated.

    miSci classes require pre-registration. Please use this link to register for a class:

    https://forms.gle/rAMoVUfTe1e8b4d49

     

    Character Education Word of the Month Winners

    Our character education word for December was generosity. Congratulations to the following students who were nominated by Malta Avenue staff members for displaying outstanding generosity:

    Finnley C. (K)

    Madeline C. (K)

    Elliana C. (K)

    Sutton V. (K)

    Kinsley W. (1)

    Sonya J. (1)

    Callan V. (1)

    Ella O. (2)

    Marlayna G. (2)

    Brigid O. (2)

    Darren V. (2)

    Joshua C. (2)

    Clarice L. (3)

    Melanie L. (3)

    Naveya W. (3)

    Selah H. (3)

    Alex D. (4)

    Hope T. (4)

    Jack B. (4)

    Jalizae B. (4)

    Cassidy L. (4)

    Aiden M. (5)

    Maci. F. (5)

    Rachel C. (5)

    Madisyn W. (5)



     

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  • Save the Date!

    Super Science Saturday is being held virtually this year on January 30th, 2021

    This year’s theme is Mechanical Engineering and there are so many fun activities planned!

    Please view this flyer for schedule and registration information.

    - miSci classes on physics, engineering, and nanotechnology 

    - build a bridge for gnomes

    - learn about engineering wonders of the world

    - get a Kiwi crate and complete a hands-on build (For remote students, there will be a pick up on January 29th from 12-3)

    Thank you so much to TCT Federal Credit Union and Global Foundries for sponsoring this event!

    Super Science Saturday Flyer



     

     

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  • Mark your calendar!

    School Spirit Day

     

    Thursday, January 28th - Sports Day! Wear your favorite sport or team shirt! 

    Malta Avenue



     

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  • Three tips to keep your Chromebook working properly:

    • Everyday, your child should click on the sign-out and shutdown buttons on the Chromebook. This is how apps update.
    • Weekly your child should click in the upper right hand corner, click on the three dots, scroll down to More Tools, Clear Browsing Data, and in the Time Range, click the drop down arrow and choose All time, Clear Data. **Best time to do so would be at the end of the school day.
    • If the Dashboard is not opening, click on the WSG button located in the top right corner and click sync . (You may have to click on the puzzle piece to see the WSG button)

     

     



     

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  • Welcome to the Malta Avenue Library!

    Mrs. McIntyre and Mrs. Thomas would like to introduce themselves and welcome you back to the Malta Avenue Library! While the library may function a little bit differently this year, they want you to know that your students are their top priority. Please click here to read more information from the Malta Avenue librarians! 

    Welcome To The Malta Ave Library

     



     

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