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  • Malta Avenue SUMMER 2022 Newsletter

    I hope this newsletter finds you well and you are enjoying this beautiful summer weather! I wanted to take a moment to send out a few reminders, updates, and announcements.

    Malta Avenue Calendar 

    Wednesday, August 31st, 2022: Grades 1-5 School Walk Through; 2:00-3:00 p.m. (more information to follow)

    Wednesday, August 31st, 2022: First Annual Malta Avenue Welcome Back Block Party; 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. 

    Thursday, September 1st, 2022: Kindergarten Orientation; 10:00-11:00 a.m. (more information to follow)

    Tuesday, September 6th, 2022: First Day of School! 

    Thursday, September 22nd, 2022: Meet the Teacher Night; 6:30-7:30

    Friday, September 30th, 2022: Staff Development Day-½ day of classes in the morning 

    Grades 1-5 School Walk Through 

    Students in grades 1-5 are invited to take part in our school walk through on Wednesday, August 31st, from 2:00-3:00 p.m. Feel free to come in and locate your new room. You can bring in your class supplies that day as well. Don’t forget to stick around for our Welcome Back Block Party.

    Welcome Back Block Party

    On Wednesday, August 31st, from 3-5 p.m., we will hold our first Malta Avenue Block Party. This event will allow students and families to spend time on our beautiful, fully renovated Malta Avenue campus. Students, family members, caretakers, and staff will have time to enjoy our playground, meet and play with their classmates, enjoy a hamburger or hot dog and have some sweet treats.  We will also have games to play, a D.J. and raffles. One of our core values at Malta Avenue is community, so this will be our first event of the 2022-2023 school year to spend time building communities with one another. 

    Kindergarten Orientation 

    A Kindergarten Orientation will be held on Thursday, September 1st. The program will run from approximately 10:00-11:00a.m. This is an opportunity for incoming kindergartners and their parents/caretakers to meet the kindergarten staff and see their classrooms. Students will spend some time with their teacher and will also have a short bus ride to learn the rules of the bus. 

    We want to make your child feel comfortable with the transition and to offer a fun, positive experience welcoming him/her to kindergarten.

    Summer Learning 

    As a reminder, we have wonderful summer learning and enrichment activities on our website. Please see these great resources. Additionally, we have a wide array of read alouds for students to listen to this summer. 

    Community Events

    BARC Youth Theater will be presenting Xanadu Jr. Many Ballston Spa students will be performing. For more information, please go to:

    Show times: 

    Friday, August 12 at 7pm | Saturday, August 13 at 1pm and 7pm                   
    Friday, August 19 at 7pm  | Saturday, August 20 at 1pm and 7pm 

    Free Summer Meals

    The Ballston Spa Central School District will begin providing FREE breakfast and lunch meals for all Ballston Spa students (Grades K-12) during the summer break - Starting on July 18, 2022. Details are posted at: 

    Phone number: (518) 884-7250 ext 1351


Sarah Johnson