Calling all students! It's time to show off your talents at the annual districtwide Follies on Friday, March 31 and Saturday, April 1. Auditions are Wednesday, March 15 from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. and Thursday, March 16 from 6 to 9 p.m. in the middle school cafeteria. Sign up online no later than March 10. [RULES]
It's a double whammy day for Charlton Heights students in Mrs. Ollari's first-grade class who are having fun celebrating Valentine's Day AND the 100th Day of School!
Congratulations to BH-BL HS students William Halm, Shannon Satterlee, Veronica Fulgieri, Darian Topolski, and Sydney Oliver who were named the 2016-17 PTA Reflections Award winners. The National PTA developed the Reflections program in 1969 to interest children, parents, teachers and communities in the arts. This year's contest theme was "What’s Your Story." The students' artwork will now be judged at the state level. Good luck, Spartans!
Registration packets for children entering kindergarten in 2017 will be mailed out at the end of February. If you are unsure if your child is on the list for kindergarten next year, please contact Registrar Jackie Martini at 399-9141, ext. 85002 or email@example.com. Tell your neighbors and friends too. Also on Monday, March 6 at 7 p.m. at Pashley Elementary School the district is hosting an informational meeting for all parents who have children entering kindergarten in Sept. 2017. Kindergarten registration is Monday and Tuesday, March 13 & 14 at Stevens Elementary School.
The next time you visit Charlton Heights you will likely see a permanent visitor in the lobby--the school's new knight! The CHES Knight was made possible by last year's fifth-grade class (the class of 2023) for its donation of funds to purchase the knight, Kevin Bearce who created the metal structure so the armor would look authentic, and Charlie Smith who made the wooden base and sign. Thank you!
BH-BL female students in grades 4 through 8 are invited to a free "Girls in STEM" event at the University of Albany on Saturday, March 4 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The girls will attend two dynamic, hands-on workshops of their choice and hear a presentation from Nathalia Holt, author of Rise of the Rocket Girls. (Lunch is provided.) This is event is sponsored by the Master Teacher program at UAlbany. Space is limited. [MORE INFO & REGISTRATION]
Charlton Heights is hosting a Career Awareness Jamboree on Thrusday, May 18. Volunteers are needed to give an interactive, 35-minute presentation that includes a description of the nature of the occupation, training and education required, activities of a typical day and why you choice your career. To ensure your presentation is as hands-on as possible, you may bring a computer, related props, and/or include an activity represenative of your career. Contact Tim Sinnenberg at firstname.lastname@example.org by mid February with your name, career title and email address if you are interested in presenting.
Beginning this school year, the BH-BL Food Service Department began offering elementary school students the option to buy breakfast at school. Breakfast will be available each morning from 8:20-8:40 in the cafeteria. Students may purchase a well-balanced breakfast for $1.50, and may pay with cash or from their individual cafeteria accounts. Students who want to buy breakfast should go directly to the cafeteria upon arrival at school. Remember, a good start to the day begins with a healthy meal. [BREAKFAST MENU]
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