Principal's Page

  • Welcome to the 2021-2022 school year!  We are so excited to welcome back all of our students and families.  We have spent much time planning for a successful school year and can’t wait to get started on Wednesday, September 8th.  

    Malta Avenue Calendar 

    Wednesday, September 8th, 2021: First Day of School! 

    Wednesday, September 22nd, 2021: Meet the Teacher Night-See information below

    Friday, September 24th, 2021: Staff Development Day-½ day of classes in the morning 

    Sunday, September 26th, 2021: Malta Drive In: Free movie night for Malta students, staff, and families. Private showing of Space Jam, A new Legacy 

    Thursday, September 30th: Picture Day 

    Breakfast and Lunch 

    Breakfast and lunch will be free for all students through the end of 2021-2022 school year. Lunch menus are available on our District website. Please click on the link below to see the September breakfast and lunch menus.

    Meet the Teacher Night 

    Our Meet the Teacher Night will be virtual this year. More information to follow in the coming days. 

    Malta Drive In Movie Night

    Our Malta Ave PTA is planning a special event at the Malta Drive In. On Sunday evening, September 26th, at 7 PM, all Malta Avenue students, families, and staff members will have a free private showing of Space Jam: A New Legacy.  A special thank you goes out to @BFGFoundation for sponsoring this wonderful event for our students! We can’t wait for this fun event. Gates and snackbar open at 6 PM. 

    Our Malta Ave Community 

    One of our core values at Malta Avenue is community, so we continue to be intentional about fostering community between Malta Ave students, staff, and families. To that end, this year we will be adding a staff spotlight in our monthly newsletter called, Faces of Malta Avenue. We hope you enjoy reading about our exceptional Malta Avenue staff members. 

    September Staff Spotlight: Mrs. Bottisti, Administrative Aide

    Dream Vacation: Italy

    Favorite Restaurant: Next Door Kitchen 

    Favorite Morning Beverage: Coffee 

    On Weekends I like To: Spend time with my family. It usually involves some sort of sports activity. I also like to cook on the weekends. 

    Hidden Talent: Designing crafts with my Cricut. 

    Favorite Movie: Forrest Gump

    Go-To Snack or Dessert: Chocolate 

    What I love Most About Malta Avenue: The past two weeks have been amazing! Everyone has been so welcoming. I love the camaraderie. 

    I Became An Educator Because: 100% for the kids! It’s our 6 hours a day to make a difference! 

    The Malta Way

    I want to remind our school community about “The Malta Way.” We believe that “The Malta Way” is being proud of who you are on the inside and how you show it on the outside. We ask ourselves the three core questions that help us to follow “The Malta Way.”

    Am I being the best for myself?

    Am I being the best for my school?

    Am I being the best for my family?

    These are questions that I encourage you to think about and talk about with your child(ren).

    Character Education Word Of The Month: Citizenship:

    Our character education word for September is Citizenship - Do your share. Do your part to make your school and community better. Treat everyone equally - work well with others - stay informed - vote - be a good neighbor - obey laws and rules. 

    Ice Cream Socials

    Thank you to all of our students, staff, and families for joining our ice cream socials during the last week of August. It was a joyful occasion having our students and families back on the Malta Avenue campus. A special thank you to Stewarts for donating the ice cream and our Malta Ave PTA for their enthusiasm, support, and planning. 

    Reopening Information 

    Please review the BSCSD’s latest Reopening Plan information found here.

    Additionally, NYSED released their Health and Safety Guide for the 2021-22 School Year on Thursday, August 12.  You can find the document here.

    Sincerely, Sarah Johnson

    Phone number: (518) 884-7250 ext 1351






Sarah Johnson