Stevens Superstars! It's time to register for
Summer Forum classes
looking for some fun learning experiences this July
should check out the Summer Forum classes that are
open to BH-BL resident children currently attending
kindergarten through 6th grade. You can sign up for
Musical Theater, Arts & Crafts, Future Chefs, and/or
Youth Challenge classes from July 1 to 26.
Scholastic Book Fair
and Pajama Party Family Event, March 11 - 15!
An amazing selection of books is headed to the Steven's
Superstars at the annual spring Scholastic Book Fair and
Pajama Party! Find the latest titles for kids, as well
as books of interest to parents. Our Superstars will be
previewing the book fair during their library time the
week of March 11-15.
Ebooks for the NEW Storia app can be purchased through
the online fair as well! Download the free app and
receive 5 free books!
Please come to our annual Family Night Book Fair and
Pajama Party on Friday, March 15th from 6:30 to 8:30 in
the Gym. You can browse the great selection of books and
you never know who will show up to read a story. Pajamas
are not required but STRONGLY suggested. See you there!
If you are unable to attend the PJ party event, there
will be an additional opportunity to buy books on
Wednesday, March 13th from 4-7. This will be in the
library, books only.
You can also order online from March 8-22 by clicking
Congratulations to our
Odyssey of the Mind teams!
Three teams from Stevens competed in the Odyssey of the
Mind Regional Tournament on March 2.
The primary team consisted of Ryan Lussier, Nolan
Schwartz, Siri Adams, Peyton Felix, Allison Singley, Mia
Prezioso, and Anya Kotkoskie and was coached by Mrs.
Woliner. Their non-competitive problem, called Top Sea-cret
Discoveries, required the team to create and present a
performance that included exploring the ocean and making
Another team participated in the problem called “It’s
How You Look at It.” Members of this team were Brooklynn
Burchett, Morgan Felix, Juliet Hull, Katherine Johnson,
Makayla Kubasiak, Senja Matson, and Fiona Molluso,
coached by Kelley Johnson. These students were awarded
2nd place for their performance and will be going to
compete at the State competition on March 23rd!
A third team participated in the technical problem
called “The Email Must Go Through”. Team members for
this problem were Emma Price, Thomas Raimo, Sarah Russo,
Serenity Gladd, Carly Szczepaniak, Matthew Purdy, and
Kaci Owens, coached by Scott Price. This team was
awarded 1st place for their solution and will also be
going to compete at the State competition on March 23rd!
Congratulations to all
Founder's Day Award winners from Stevens, Betty Hanson
and Patrick Hackenberg!
The annual Founder's Day Celebration was held on
February 7th at the River Stone Manor in Glenville. To
read more click
PACE Information for
2nd Grade Parents
Grade 2 PACE testing information, please
The BH-BL PACE (Programs
for Achieving Children's Excellence) is for high ability
students in grades 3 - 8. Please see the
PACE Testing Notification for all the details.
Inspire CREATIVITY and INVENTIVE thinking during a
weeklong summer adventure of FUN and EXCITING real world
challenges led by qualified educators! One of the real
world challenges in the GEO-QUEST™ program is Cache
Dash™. Join us on an international expedition,
navigating your way to treasure-filled caches containing
global challenges from youth around the world!
https://www-k6.thinkcentral.com will allow parents
and students to access the district's Go Math program.
It provides access to the Student Workbook and several
other useful tools to assist students with their
Halloween parade is
Stevens School rules for the Halloween parade are
designed to promote SAFETY plus a good time for all. If
you did not already read Mr. Rothacker's letter to
parents on this topic,
you can access it here.
Project Chinese classes will offer
4 half-days of fun & learning to elementary pupils
Deadline to register has been
extended to November 1
BH-BL students in grades 1 - 5 will
explore Chinese language and culture with BOCES teachers
at the Charlton Heights elementary school from 12:30 -
3:00 on the four November half days. (That is, on the
four afternoons that regular elementary classes are
suspended so that BH-BL teachers can hold parent
conferences.) These four half days are November 13, 14,
27 and 28.
Class size is limited, so parents
should click on the link below and submit their
student's application as soon as possible. Stevens and
Pashley students taking Project Chinese will be
transported by school bus to Charlton Heights on the
four half days. All parents should plan to pick up
their children at Charlton Heights at 3:00 and transport
them home after class on these dates. The cost of the
program is $75.
Reflections Contest Begins.
Entries Due November 2, 2012.
Stevens pupils are
invited to participate in
the 2012-13 National PTA Reflections program.
year's Reflection theme is “The
Magic of the Moment.”
like your help in encouraging students to submit
original works of art on this theme in any of the
following six categories: Literature, Musical
Composition, Photography, Visual Arts, Dance
Choreography and Film Production.
All entries should
be submitted to the main office.
Entries are due Friday,
November 2nd, in the Main Office.
the official entry form, along with program rules for
each art area, can be found at
The teachers and other staff at
Stevens School have been busy over the summer getting
everything ready to welcome you on Thursday, September
On September 4 and 5, staff will be
taking part in a number of meetings. None of the three
BH-BL elementary schools is having an open house on
September 5 this year. Most Stevens students already had
a chance to meet their new teacher and see their new
classroom last June.
Thursday, September 6, buses will pick up
students in grades 1 - 5 at their usual time and
bring them to school for a full day of classes. We know
this is a big day for photos at the bus stop, but we ask
for everyone's cooperation to be on time and not delay
the buses, please.
There will be lots of staff excited
to greet your children when the buses arrive at Stevens
and to assist them if necessary in finding their new
classroom. We also have careful procedures to ensure children find
the right bus to go home (or to daycare) at the end of the day.
Kindergarten children will have an
orientation session on Thursday, September 6 and
will start regular classes and busing on Friday, September 7.
are in the printed district
calendar that was recently mailed to all households.
You can also view the most recent list of routes online at
Stevens Bus Routes.
Parents: Please remember that a Bus Stop Change
Form needs to be filled out EVERY YEAR if your child
will be bused to or from a location other than your
Child Care Policies for more information, a copy
of the form, and a list of state-licensed day care
providers within our school district.
information for parents
this website includes our Student & Parent Handbook that describes
programs, services and "rules of the road."
It has been updated for 2012-13.
Parents will receive a printed copy of the handbook
in September, but can also review it here anytime as
needed. Click on Student Handbook on the right for a copy of
this pdf file. (Requires Acrobat Reader.)
Reminders from the Nurse:
Students in kindergarten, second and fourth
grades plus any students new to the district
must submit a completed school physical form.
(Click here for a pdf copy of this form.)
Parents: please send completed physical forms and
immunization records to the nurse as soon as
Also, remember that medications given
during the school day need to come in the
original bottle with a written doctor's notice.
All medications must be delivered by an adult.
If Your Child is Absent...
Parents should always notify the school by
phone or by e-mail, whenever their child will be
absent. If there is no call or e-mail from a
parent, the office staff must verify the student is
absent by calling the parent. (Note: A written
excuse with a parent signature is still required
when the child returns to school.)
Call the office at 399-9141
ext. 83500. This number is always available.
click here to send an Absent Child e-mail.
Additional information requested
Parents: When you
call or email us to say your child will be
absent due to illness, please briefly share your
child's symptoms. Please indicate if your child
● Nausea / vomiting
● Sore throat
● Muscle aches
● Chills / shivering
● Runny / stuffy nose
● Been diagnosed with flu by
Assignments for Students Who Are Ill If
your child is absent from school and you feel that
he/she is capable of working on assignments during
an illness, you may request work. By
9:00AM, please call the office at 399-9141 ext.
83500 and indicate if the work is to be sent home
with another child, or if you plan to pick it up
yourself by 3:30PM. The teachers will do their
best to accommodate you. Please remind your
children to bring their books back when they return
Elementary pupils must attend sports events with an
adult Burnt Hills-Ballston
Lake parents are advised that 8th grade and younger
pupils may not attend evening varsity
interscholastic sports events without an
adult. This proactive policy change was made
due to a growing number of youngsters being left
unsupervised at games and more incidents of
fighting, belligerence and other inappropriate