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from the Principal - December
It is hard to believe that we are at that point, once
again, the last page in the calendar and the final few
weeks of 2013! Looking back on the school year so far,
there is so much to celebrate. Weeks have been filled
with PTA and community events, classroom activities, and
school-wide programs and assemblies. Over the past few
weeks, our students did an incredible job and exceeded
expectations, showing their generosity through our
Holiday food drive. [Read
Concert, Dec. 9 - All Welcome!
Please join us at 7 p.m. on Monday December 9, in the
Johnstown High School Performing Arts Center for the
annual Warren Winter Concert.
Snow Program - Register by Jan. 3
Johnstown's PTAs will once again be coordinating
sign-ups for the "Kids
on Snow" five week program at Royal Mountain. Completed
registration forms, together with payment, should be
submitted to Lisa VanAernam at Warren Street Elementary
School no later than January 3, 2014.
Can Shop for Holiday Gifts at Santa's Workshop
Santa's Workshop will be open for Warren students to
purchase holiday gifts for family members and friends on
December 11 from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.; December 12 from 9
a.m. - 12:30 p.m.; and during the "Breakfast with Santa"
on December 14 from 9 - 11 a.m. Items will range in
price from 50 cents to $2.
Mrs. Walton's class teamed up with Mrs. Fuson's
and Mrs. Peck's students to take part in a
student-led science lesson that allowed for
exploration and discovery while learning the terms
observation and hypothesis. One major discovery
was that no matter the size of the pumpkin, they
do indeed float!
Gold Clothing Sale - Orders & Payment Due by Nov. 5
Purple & Gold Booster Club is currently taking orders
for school spirit apparel! Turn in your
& payment to your physical education teacher by November
5; items will be delivered to school the week of
December 9. Questions? Contact the Johnstown Athletic
Office @ 762-7636.
Green Fiber Community Recycling at Warren Street
The Warren Street PTA is participating in the Green
Fiber Community Recycling program. A bin is located at
Warren Street Elementary and all community members may
place paper items such as newspapers, cereal boxes, etc.
in the bin for collection. Please refer to this
list of acceptable bin items.
Warren Street Receives NYS
Reward School Distinction
Greater Johnstown School District is pleased to announce
that Warren Street Elementary School has received York
State “Reward School” status for the 2013-14 school
year. The State Education Department identifies "Reward
Schools" as “among those schools that have the highest
achievement in the state or are making the most progress
and do not have significant gaps in student achievement
that are not being closed.”
Johnstown Superintendent Robert DeLilli announced the distinction,
awarded to only 353 schools state-wide, during the
September 19, 2013 Board of Education meeting. A
certificate of recognition endorsed by State Education
Commissioner John King was presented to Warren Street
School Principal Scott Ziomek in honor of the
Congratulations Warren Street administration, staff and
Guard Tryouts for Grades 5 -12 on Oct. 24
The Greater Johnstown Winter Guard program will hold
tryouts and training for students in grades 5-12 on
Thursday, October 24, from 4:30 - 8:30 p.m. in the
Warren Street gymnasium. Participants should bring a
water bottle and wear sneakers and dark, comfortable
clothes. Please see the
Winter Guard flyer for more information.
School Supplies for 2013-14
Please refer to our
Warren Street school supplies lists to determine
what items your child will need for the start of the
school year in September.
District Homepage For District-Wide News
Information of importance to all schools in the district
(i.e., stranger-danger tips, health and safety
etc.) is posted to the district homepage of the GJSD Web
site. When checking your individual school’s page,
please remember to check the district homepage, as well.
Grade Level Grouping Updates
Please click on
the "Grade Level Grouping" link in the column on the
left side of this page for the latest news and
developments regarding the status of Grade Level
Grouping (elementary restructuring) in the Johnstown
Elementary Dismissal Time is 3:10 p.m.
Regular dismissal time in the Greater Johnstown School District
begins at 3:10 p.m. for elementary students. In
order that a full educational day may be provided, the
prior practice of dismissing at 3 p.m. will no longer be
observed. The assistance of parents/guardians and staff
in observing a 3:10 p.m. dismissal time is most
York State Public Health Law Section 613 requires that
schools post influenza educational material. Parents and
caregivers are encouraged to refer to
guidelines from our school district nurses; read the
NYSDOH Seasonal Flu Guide for Parents;
or visit the
NYS Dept of Health web site.
Internet Searches & Purchases Can Benefit Warren Street
What if Warren Street School earned a
donation every time you searched the Internet? Or how
about if a percentage of every purchase you made online
went to support our school? Well, now it can!
Learn how here!
Your child’s safety is of the
utmost importance to us. During recess, the students use
the playground and, in order to keep this area safe, the
parking lot in front of the playground is for school
employees only. Accordingly, it is blocked off from
9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.
The parking lot in front of the
school is available for parents dropping off and picking
up their children. Please note that this parking lot is
considered a roadway (Warren Street). Warren Street
becomes a one-way street after the last residential
driveway. All traffic exiting the parking lot needs to
proceed in a one-way direction toward Wright Drive.
Please be aware of students
crossing the parking lot and of buses during arrival and
dismissal. It is illegal to pass a school bus with its
red lights flashing!
Price Chopper Tools for Schools
Do you participate in the
Price Chopper Tools for Schools Program? Your
support can help us earn cool tools for our school!
Mills Box Tops for Education
of General Mills Box Tops for Education (found on most
General Mills cereals and other products) continues.
is most appreciated, as it enables us to purchase new
equipment for our school.
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