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  • Malta Avenue NOVEMBER 2022 Newsletter

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    Happy November! 

    Malta Avenue Calendar 

    Wednesday, November 2nd: School Photo Retakes 

    Thursday, November 10th: Emergency Release Day (students are released 15 minutes early from school) 

    Friday, November 11th: Veterans Day- No School 

    Tuesday, November 15th: PTA Meeting; 6:30 PM (virtual) 

    Wednesday,  November 23rd-Friday, November 25th: Thanksgiving- No School

    Tuesday, November 29th and Wednesday, November 30th: Elementary Conference Days; Half day for students 

    Halloween at Malta Avenue 

    On Monday, October 31st, students enjoyed Halloween festivities at Malta Avenue. Each grade level organized and planned Halloween activities. We also held a Halloween parade for students in grades K-2. Fun was had by all! 

    Schoolwide Meeting

    On Thursday, October 27th, we held our first in-person schoolwide meeting in over two years. Mrs. DeGregorio’s fourth grade class did a wonderful job planning and leading our first meeting. During schoolwide meetings, we recognize our character education award winners for the month and introduce our character education word for the next month.

    Character Education Word Of The Month Winners 

    Our character education word for October was fairness. Congratulations to the following students who were nominated by Malta Avenue staff members: 



    Emily S.


    Rory D.


    Ryan D.


    Ryan N.


    Harvey H.


    Julia D.


    Haydenne G.


    Damien B.


    Madeline C.


    John S. 


    Lavender Y. 


    Joshua C. 


    Jolen M. 


    Colin T. 


    Mia S. 


    Caleb S.


    Isabelle L.


    Adeline T.


    Adelina A. 


    Blake L.


    Mollie C.


    Brandon S. 


    Chase F. 


    This month, we have two character education word of the month overall winners. Our winners are: Julia D. and Mia S. Congratulations Julia and Mia! Thank you for exemplifying fairness and embodying the Malta Way! Julia and Mia will be our Malta Man Sidekicks.

    Character Education Word Of The Month

    Our character education word for November is Responsibility - do what you are supposed to do- plan ahead. Do your best - show self-control. Think before you act - be accountable - set a good example.

    Faces of Malta Avenue :

    Name: Ms. Houser

    Position: Teaching Assistant

    Dream Vacation: Yellowstone National Park and the state of Wyoming in general!

    Favorite Restaurant: Cantina (or anything Mexican)!

    Favorite Morning Beverage:  Arbonne Energy Fizz 

    On Weekends I like To: Spend time with my English bulldog, Dilla, and boyfriend, Bryce, outside on the lake, hiking, skiing, kayaking, or at the dirt bike track 

    Hidden Talent: Tap Dancing (15 years of lessons really paid off!)

    Favorite Movie: Dirty Dancing

    Book Recommendation: Where The Crawdads Sing

    Go-To Snack or Dessert: Ice Cream

    Person I’d Like to Meet: Morgan Wallen and Luke Combs (I’m a BIG country music fan)

    What I love Most About Malta Avenue: I love how everyone at Malta Avenue has welcomed me with open arms! I was a little nervous switching schools but after meeting some of the staff, I am very excited to get to work and get to know everyone!

    I Became An Educator Because: I have always had a passion for children and learning so why not combine the two to make it my dream job! I also have a younger brother who is on the spectrum and watching his struggles throughout school made me want to work with students just like him. I want to make a difference in the lives of special education students in the same way that so many teachers have done for him!

    Name: Mrs. Cassidy

    Position: Teaching Assistant 

    Dream Vacation: The islands of Madeira

    Favorite Restaurant:  The Mouzon House

    Favorite Morning Beverage: Herbal tea

    On Weekends I like To: Visit art  museums and gardens

    Hidden Talent: Figure skating

    Favorite Movie: Cinema Paradiso

    Book Recommendation: How To Love A Country: Poems by Richard Blanco

    Go-To Snack or Dessert: Baklava

    Person I’d Like to Meet: Volodymyr Zelenskyy

    What I love Most About Malta Avenue: I like its emphasis on character education. The mixture of old and new in the school and its proximity to the neighborhood. 

    I Became An Educator Because: I like to share my love of learning and of the value of always being curious.

    Name: Mrs. Roemer

    Position: School Social Worker 

    Dream Vacation: Greek Isles

    Favorite Restaurant: Hamlet & Ghost

    Favorite Morning Beverage: Coffee, coffee, coffee. Even my dog knows not to bother me until I've freshly ground my beans!

    On Weekends I like To: Bike rides with my family and cheer on my daughter's soccer and hockey teams.

    Hidden Talent: I love to sing. (Talent debateable.)

    Favorite Movie: Inside Out

    Book Recommendation: Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

    Go-To Snack or Dessert: Popcorn

    Person I’d Like to Meet:) Malala Yousafzai

    What I love Most About Malta Avenue: The warm and welcoming staff!

    I Became An Educator Because: I chose to work in a school setting to be able to provide practical support to students in their daily environment. I am also passionate about educational equity and am happy to provide extra support to students who need it to help close that gap.

    PTA Update

    Our incredible PTA has created age appropriate indoor recess carts. Our students will be able to access the carts when the weather prohibits the students from going outside. We continue to be grateful to our incredible PTA! 

    Our November PTA meeting will be held on Tuesday, November 15th at 6:30 PM. Please utilize the link below to access the meeting:

    Mrs. Johnson's Contact

    Phone number: (518) 884-7250 ext 1351


Sarah Johnson