Revised late bus procedures focus on safety
The Schoharie Central Schools Transportation
Department has revised the procedures parents and guardians follow to
secure late bus transportation for their children. Changes include
designated runs and stop locations and required completion of alate
bus request form.
We believe in . . . Responsibility
Visitors to Schoharie Elementary are greeted by the
lobby display "We believe in . . . ," a despiction of five positive
character traits being learned by K-6 students, including responsibility,
the focus of special art class activities.
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These guest readers know the school very well
SCS's own 6th-grade students shared some great books
with their younger schoolmates recently during Guest Reader Day.
Wee Read, Wee Count Family Fun
More than 100 children enjoyed Wee Read, Wee Count
Family Fun Night this year, including the students in the photo below with Elementary
Librarian Wendy Molle.
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Smart snowmen sport math equations, thanks to Mrs. Thompson's 1st
graders, who are learning about facts, numbers and more!
Countdown to Christmas
Students in Kimberly DiNuzzo's kindergarten
learning math in a merry way: counting down to the big day!
Taking aim at fire safety
Schoharie Elementary students had fun learning about
fire safety this fall.
Robot dances to promote STEM Fun Night
On Oct. 21, students in grades 5-7 got a surprise
visit from Ricky the Robot, who danced a "save the date" message for
STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Math) Fun Night, to be hosted
on Feb. 6 by the high school math department.
4th graders hit the airwaves with anti-bullying
October is Bullying Awareness Month, and Schoharie
Elementary students have put their anti-bullying message, "Bullying is
Bad," to music so it could be broadcasted all over town.
Flu Facts - Helpful info for parents, guardians, all
Influenza (the flu) is an infection of the nose,
throat and lungs caused by influenza viruses, of which there are many,
constantly changing strains. Flu is a serious and sometimes fatal
illness. How to protect against the flu?
READ MORE by downloading this helpful fact sheet (PDF).
Why we need to pay attention to our kids' social
Just when you think you have a handle on all the
social media sites your child could possibly frequent, a new one crosses
your radar. What are the dangers, and what can a parent/guardian do?
You don't have to be a parent to
enjoy Parent Today!
Parent Today is a free, bi-monthly, award-winning
e-mail newsletter and companion website designed to help build a
stronger bridge between families and the classroom.
Filled with research-based
information, Parent Today addresses four “chapters” of a child’s
life – early learners, elementary school, the middle years and high
school – with stories about what is happening in the classroom and
State updates immunization requirements
The New York State Department of Health
revised immunization requirements for school attendance effective
July 1 to reduce the number of vaccine-preventable diseases. While no new vaccines are required,
the number of doses required and the time intervals between doses have
Body Mass Index is part of required school health check
New York State Education Law
requires body mass index, or BMI, and weight status group to be included in
a student’s school health examination. The State Health Department
also surveys some schools concerning BMI each year.
5th Grade Team Homework and Helper website
The fifth grade team maintains a website to provide students and parents with homework assignments, fun activities and additional
references for help. Link to the site by
Elementary Parent Teacher Student Organization (EPTSO)
You can view a complete list of events on
EPTSO Web Page.
Informational Brochures for Parents
Published by the State Education Department
The State Education Department has published many
brochures designed to help parents help their children. Below are links
to printable PDFs of some of the brochures available.
Helping Your Child With Homework (PDF)
Helping Your Child Learn Science (PDF)
Helping Your Child Learn Mathematics (PDF)
Families can take part in encouraging reading growth
for their children by visiting the "Get Ready to Read!" Web site at
www.getreadytoread.org. The site offers a number of
skill-building activities for free as well as a selection of
downloadable materials. There is a "Transitioning to Kindergarten"
tool kit to help early childhood professionals and parents plan
activities and collect observations throughout the year leading up to
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