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  • Happy March!

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    Malta Avenue March Calendar 

    Thursday, March 4th- School Spirit Day: The first Thursday of every month is a traditional spirit day. Wear gold, purple, or any Malta Avenue apparel.  

    Tuesday, March 9th- Wear Red (Read Every Day)

    Tuesday, Marth 9th and Wednesday March 10th- Mac Barnett, children’s author, will be visiting all classrooms, K-5, virtually as our visiting author on March 9th and 10th 

    Wednesday, March 17th- Saint Patrick's Day- Wear Green

    Thursday, March 18th- Crazy Hair Day

    Friday, March 19th- Crazy Socks Day  (to support World Down Syndrome Day)

    Monday, March 22nd- Read My Shirt Day-Wear a shirt that has a message or a slogan 

    Thursday,  March 25th- Wear Green (to support National Cerebral Palsy Awareness Day)

    Monday, March 22nd-Friday April 1st: Virtual Book Fair 

     

    Pick a Reading Partner

    The PARP program will kick off Monday, March 8th and will conclude on Friday, April 2nd. PARP is a celebration of the joy of reading together! The PARP program is designed to encourage children to read at home with their parents or caregivers for 20 minutes each day. 

     

    As part of our PARP program this year, we have the following exciting activities, events, incentives and announcements: 

    • Our PTA purchased a book for all students. Our students in grades 3-5 will be given a copy of The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate and our K-2 students will receive a copy of Dinosaurs Before Dark, by Mary Pope Osborne
    • Mac Barnett, children’s author, will be visiting all classrooms, K-5, virtually as our visiting author on March 9th and 10th 
    • Our second virtual book fair is scheduled for March 22nd-April 4th 
    • A daily calendar filled with activities and challenges 
    • Students are encouraged to read for 20 minutes each night and complete the chart that was sent home. Each night that your child reads, he or she may add a sticker (or simply draw a smiley face) for the day that he or she read. Students will submit these charts to their teacher on Thursday, April 1st. All Malta Ave students will be entered into a drawing each week. Winners of the drawing have the opportunity to win various prizes including: Mac Barnett books, Stewart’s ice cream gift cards, and more
    • Optional: send Mrs. Johnson pictures of you and your child(ren) reading each night. We will post pictures on our Malta Avenue Twitter feed- @MaltaAveElem

     

    Character Education Word Of The Month Winners 

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

     

    Cecilia H.

    K

    Jazelle H.

    K

    Owen S.

    K

    Samuel G. 

    K

    Abigail B.

    1

    Avery B. 

    1

    Camden E. 

    1

    Livia B.

    1

    Lawson H.

    2

    Paul R. 

    2

    Neviah O.

    2

    Samuel F.

    2

    Kyle W.

    3

    Veronica D.

    3

    Amelia L. 

    3

    William C.G.

    4

    Cody Y.

    4

    Maddox E. 

    4

    Sama A.

    4

    Kara C.

    5

    Madison D.

    5

    Evelyn D.

    5

    Ava B.

    5



    This month, our character education word of the month overall winner is: Neviah O. Congratulations Neviah! Thank you for embodying the Malta Way! Neviah will be our Malta Man Sidekick.

     

    Character Education Word Of The Month

    Our character education word for March is  perseverance - stamina - continuing to do your best even when something is difficult - staying power - persistence with a purpose - determination



    PTA News 

    The next Malta Avenue PTA meeting will be held in April. More information to follow in the coming weeks. Please email maltaaveptabscsd@gmail.com for additional information. 

     

    As always, please feel free to reach out at any time via email or phone call with questions or concerns! 

     

    Sincerely, Sarah Johnson

    Email: sjohnson@bscsd.org

    Phone: 884-7250 Ext. 1351



     

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  • Dismissal schedule

    Starting March 1st, we will be changing our dismissal times. Our new dismissal times will be as follows: 

    Monday - Thursday

    • Walkers and BACC Dismiss at 3:05
    • Parent Pickups: 3:05-3:15
    • Bus Students Dismiss at 3:20

    Friday Dismissal

    • Walkers and BACC Dismiss at 11:05
    • Parent Pickups: 11:05-11:15
    • Bus Students Dismiss at 11:20


     

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  • Kindergarten Parent Orientation in Ballston Spa 

    The Ballston Spa Central School District is excited to welcome the class of 2034! To prepare for Kindergarten student registration this spring, a Kindergarten Parent Orientation night will be held on March 10, 2021 from 6:30-7:30pm. For everyone’s health and safety, this year’s orientation will be held virtually utilizing a video conference meeting format. Anyone with an incoming Kindergarten student who has not already contacted us is asked to call the Registration Office at (518) 602-0256. Registered students/parents will receive additional information about the meeting including the links to the presentation before March 10, 2021. We look forward to seeing you all then!

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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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  • 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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