Glen-Worden Elementary top stories

Grade 5 students take a walk down memory lane; thank parents and teachers for the memories

Student photoJune 23, 2014

Some of the fifth-graders may not remember the leprechaun traps from kindergarten, the landform projects from grade 3 or the buttons on a string from Twelfth Night in grade 4.

They were reminded of many of their past projects today during "A Walk Down Memory Lane" in the library media center and outside the primary wing door.

Grade 5 teachers Rachel Delgado and Christine DeCarlo created the program with the help of many current and past staff members.  [read MORE]camera link icon

Free lunch programs offered at Collins Park and City View Church beginning June 30

Summer is a tough time for many families. Thanks to the Schenectady Inner City Ministry and volunteers from Union College, families won't have to worry about lunches this summer. Free lunches will be offered at Collins Park and City View Church in Scotia beginning June 30. [read MORE]

SUMMER READING @ Your SG Library program announced by library media specialists

June 4, 2014

For an enjoyable activity with lifelong benefits, the S-G Library Media Specialist’s recommend some fabulous books to consider reading this summer.

Elementary reader suggestions can be found on the library web page at

Middle School and High School readers can see suggestions on both the Middle School and High School Library pages

26 Scotia-Glenville students recognized for leadership in physical education classes

May 6, 2014

Studnet photoA total of 26 Scotia-Glenville students from the four elementary schools and middle school were among the 650 students from throughout the region recognized for leadership in their physical education classes at Hudson Valley Community College tonight.

They received the 29th annual Sandra G. Morley Physical Education Student Leadership Awards. The awards are presented through the The Capital Zone of the New York State Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance (NYSAHPERD). [MORE] camera link icon

Fifth graders prepare and serve breakfast at the City Mission

April 12, 2014

Student photoThe fifth-graders at Glen-Worden prepared and served about 188 breakfasts to thankful men, women and children at the City Mission of Schenectady today.

The students, joined by their parents, their teachers Rachel Delgado and Christine DeCarlo and Principal Mark McCarthy, began showing up at 6 a.m. to start work on making pancakes, bacon and fruit cups, pour orange juice, put out muffins and set the tables. The meal was served at 8 a.m. [MORE] camera link icon

Have a meal at McDonald's and help out the Glen-Worden PTA on Tuesday, April 8

McTeacher's Night will will be held from 4:30 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 8, at  the Glenville McDonalds on Route 5 (across from Target).

Between those hours, 20 percent of the sales - including drive thru and counter service - will be donated back to the Glen-Worden PTA.

At least 15 staff volunteers will be at the restaurant during those hours to greet customers and help out.

 McDonald's will provide an ice cream party to the classroom with the most diners who attend the event. The PTA will track sales by classroom.

Grade 3 concert being held on May 29 at Glen-Worden

Glen-Worden's grade 3 students will put on a concert performance at 6 p.m. on Thursday,
May 29
, at Glen-Worden.

Glen-Worden, Sacandaga winter concerts canceled; will not be rescheduled

March 13, 2014

Tonight's grades 3-5 Glen-Worden winter concert IS CANCELED and last night grades 3-5 Sacandaga winter concert was canceled. Neither will be rescheduled.

Students have read more than 250,000 minutes since October; time to exercise

February 10, 2014

Student photoMany of the 245 students at Glen-Worden have been reading a lot since the Reading Millionaire program began in October.

In fact, they have read at least 250,000 minutes so far - that is 4,166 hours of reading. Their goal is to read for 1 million minutes.

To celebrate this one-quarter milestone, the school today got students moving and exercising - whether by learning Zumba, crawling across the gymnasium floor or balancing themselves against a wall. They also heard a mystery PTA reader.

Blended in all of the activities was talk about eating healthy with Food Facts at each station. [MORE] camera link icon

Thanks to Glen-Worden students and staff from the Toy Store at the City Mission

CardJanuary 7, 2014

The dozens of toys collected by students and staff at Glen-Worden - enough to fill a mini-van - made lots of children happy at Christmas. The Christmas Toy Store at Schenectady's City Mission sent a thank you to Principal Mark McCarthy and the students and staff at the school.
Click on the image to enlarge the card.

PRE-SCHOOL PARENTS: If you have a child entering kindergarten in September 2014, please let us know as soon as possible

November 21, 2013

Kindergarten registration is generally in late January or early February of each school year.

If we have your contact information in our database, pre-kindergarten parents will receive a mailing about registration that includes more information. Go to our Pre-School Parent page to learn how to give us your information [MORE]

Grade 5 students make traditional pillows while reinforcing many life skillsStudent photo

October 23, 2013

The art of making a pillow taps many different skill sets - following directions, precise measuring, accurate cutting, impeccable patience and the perseverance to succeed.

All good traits to encourage in young people.

Students in Christine DeCarlo's and Deb Passino's classes reinforced those skills as they created 14-inch by 14-inch square pillows. [MORE]

APPR composite scores for teachers and principals to be released after Oct. 18Parent Guide

All Scotia-Glenville parents and guardians have the right to obtain the state Annual Professional Performance Review (APPR) quality ratings and composite effectiveness scores for their child's teacher(s) and principal(s).

Parents and guardians should download the APPR score request form in order to schedule an appointment, which will be made after Oct. 18, 2013. [MORE]

Scotia-Glenville's Odyssey of the Mind teams are now forming; sign up online

September 13, 2013

If your child is very creative, likes to do projects with his or her hands and really enjoys new adventures, joining one of the Odyssey of the Mind teams now forming at Scotia-Glenville may be just the ticket! [MORE]

Scotia-Glenville students return to school for a year of challenges and adventures

Student photoSeptember 6, 2013

More than 2,700 students walked back through their school doors today. While the same thing has happened every year for more than 60 years at S-G, the day has magic every time. Check out photos from Opening Day 2013. [MORE]

Parent Today debuts at Scotia-Glenville!
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August 27, 2013

Parent Today badgeParent Today is a free e-mail newsletter and companion website designed to help build a stronger bridge between families and the classroom. Parent Today is packed with research-based information that empowers parents and supports teachers. [MORE]

The 2013-14 calendar will be mailed to homes by Aug. 23; you can check it out now

August 15, 2013

CalendarThe 2013-14 calendar will be mailed to homes in the Scotia-Glenville community by Aug. 23. You can check it now on the calendar page.

Glen-Worden students lead the effort to raise money for tornado victims in OklahomaStudent photo

June 20, 2013

The Westbrook sisters - kindergartners Mackenzie and Morgan and Maya in grade 2 - already have that giving spirit: they began the Scotia-Glenville-wide effort to collect items for the families torn apart by tornados in Moore, Oklahoma on May 20 and 30.

And they made the effort personal - the girls donated their birthday gifts to children in Oklahoma that they may never meet. [MORE] camera link icon

Common Core testing on the way to S-G

April 11, 2013 Poster art

 If you find it’s getting harder and harder to help your child with his or her homework every night, it’s not you.
Schools in New York and 44 other states have begun to implement the Common Core Learning Standards – a set of standards that will be consistent from state to state. The goal is to ensure that students from coast to coast are college- and career-ready when they graduate from high school. Download the flyer above and watch a video for parents. [MORE]

Responsive Classroom is being used at all Scotia-Glenville elementary schools. Find out more about it here, including a video developed for Curiosity Showcase.

Save your Box Tops for Education labels, Campbell's Soup Labels for Education, and also small printer cartridges for Glen-Worden fundraisers.

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Monday, August 11, 2014:

Board of Education meeting, 7 p.m., District Office

Monday, August 25, 2014:

Board of Education meeting, 7 p.m., District Office

Wednesday, August 27, 2014:

Grade 6 Orientation, 12-3 p.m., Middle School

Thursday, August 28, 2014:

Grades 7 and 8 Orientation, 12-3 p.m., Middle School

Grade 9 Orientation, 9 a.m. to 12 noon, High School

Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014:

Classes begin, grades 1-12

Friday, Sept. 5, 2014:

Kindergarten students begin classes




Click here for Scotia-Glenville calendar information


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