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Parent Blast Updates and Reminders 01.27.23

Updates and Reminders 

Quarter 3 has begun! 

Quarter 3 has begun. Please be sure you check your child’s school tool account to view their Quarter 2 Report Cards. 

Launching Pad Presents Matilda Jr. 

Ballston Spa Middle School's Launching Pad Productions is proud to present Matilda the Musical Jr. Over 100 Middle School students are busy preparing for their fast approaching opening day, with 51 students performing in the cast and 60 backstage helping as part of the production crew.

The students will present five performances, including February 9th, 10th and 11th at 7:00pm and February 11th & 12th at 1:00pm at the Ballston Spa High School, 220 Ballston Avenue, Ballston Spa. Seating is General Admission and tickets are $5.00 for students/senior citizens and $10.00 for adults. Tickets may be purchased at the door up to 45 minutes prior to each performance. 

From Child Nutrition 

The District will be providing a free breakfast and/or lunch on several dates to encourage students to sample the available meals offered by the District. Free breakfasts will be available to all students on January 30, February 6, 13, 27 and March 6. Lunch will be provided free on January 23, February 6 and 27.  All students will be able to receive one free meal, both breakfast and lunch on the select dates. Any additional items on these dates will be charged as normal.

No One Walks Alone:  The District is hosting an evening program for parents focused on a personal and open discussion about depression, mental illness, and suicide; as well as how to speak about it with the youth in our school community. February 15- No One Walks Alone Presentation HS Library 6:30 PM. Please see district website for more details on this event.

International Baccalaureate Update

The middle school continues the work of implementing the Middle Years IB program. Throughout the year we have worked with students to learn and apply our 10  Learner Profile traits(Puzzle Scottie ). 


On February 10th we will have another IB Learner Profile Trait day that will highlight the trait of Open-Mindedness.  Students will work with teachers, classmates and the school administration learning what it means to live this character trait and how it is incorporated in our daily lives. During this day students will have the opportunity to celebrate their peers from Launching Pad who will perform one of the songs from the Matilda Jr. musical. The work we have done with our students this year has been highly valuable as it has allowed our students and our school community to come together as a “ Village of Friends”. When you have time please take a moment and discuss with your student what they have learned in regards to our IB Profile traits. 


Parent Blast Updates and Reminders 01.27.23