Six Pashley fifth graders were
recognized for their leadership, positive influence
on their peers, and their physically active
lifestyle at a ceremony on May 6th by the Capital
Zone of the New York State Association for Health,
Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance.
Pashley Polar Bears! 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.
Six Pashley students were
recognized by The Prevention
Council for their outstanding poster theme
ideas and artwork. The theme Too Good For
Violence was part of the anti-bullying program
presented to third grade classes. Six third graders
were finalists and one (third from the left) was a
a link to view a show of their posters in
Windows Media Player.
On February 15th, students in
Mrs. Roberts' class played dodgeball against faculty
members as a prize from the PTA Breakfast raffles.
Mr. Culhane from the Glenville
Rotary visited Pashley School on February 13th and
donated dictionaries to third grade students and
thesauruses to fifth grade students. Each year the
students and teachers greatly appreciate the
Cabin Fever? Head
to Pizza Works For Pashley’s Pizza Night
Wednesday, February 13th
Burnt Hills Location:
722 Saratoga Road
518-399-9494 or WWW.PIZZAWORKS.ORG
Whether You Drive-Thru, Take-Out or Eat-In
Pizza Works will donate a portion of all proceeds!
Planning ahead for 2013
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!
Geo-Quest is coming to
O’Rourke Middle School on
July 22 - 26, 2013 from 9:00AM to 3:30PM for children entering grades
With the illness
season here, this is a friendly reminder of our
school illness guidelines. To
help reduce the spread of illness to other children,
please keep your child home from school if they have
any of the following:
- a fever (100˚
or greater) is present, has had one in the past
24-hour period or if medication was administered to
lower an abnormal temperature.
- a cold with persistent heavy nasal discharge.
- a persistent uncontrollable cough is present.
- a very painful sore throat or a sore throat
lasting longer than 24-48 hours and is getting
- vomiting occurs before school or student has had
it in the past 24-hour period.
- an unidentified rash.
- a general feeling of not being well.
Thank you for your cooperation
On January 18th, Chef Dell'Amore
and Elaine Medin visited Pashley School and worked
with students in grades 4 and 5 to create a healthy
and delicious snack. Students learned about healthy
eating and food preparation and discussed aspects of
learning how to put simple meals together quickly
and easily. The event, called The Power of FOOD:
Healthy Eating is Mad COOL! was sponsored by the PEP
7th Annual Pashley Breakfast
Saturday, FEBRUARY 2, 2013
we will be having our
7th Annual Pashley Breakfast.
This year the proceeds will go towards purchasing a
Promethian Board (electronic white board). Once again we will be holding a raffle. As in the
past, Pashley staff and families have donated items
for the raffles. Listed below are the themes for
each grade level. If you would like to donate an
item, please have your child bring the item to
his/her classroom teacher by Tuesday, January
29. If you have any questions please
contact Bernadette Wright @ 399-1142 or Sara Cronier
Pashley first graders were
visited by Ms. Julia from St. Jude Children's
Hospital on December 20th. The first graders
collectively donated $325.00 to the St. Jude
Children's Hospital to make patients' lives a little
brighter. Each student received a goodie bag with a
special St. Jude ornament as a thank you gift.
A special message from
Superintendent Patrick McGrath
Dec. 17, 2012
District takes immediate safety steps
in response to shooting in Connecticut
BURNT HILLS: In a letter to parents and staff, superintendent Patrick McGrath outlined several safety
improvements to be taken in district schools.
Pashley students in grade 3, 4 and 5
participated in Jump Rope For Heart during their
physical education classes on November 20th and 21st.
They raised $3,188.50 for the American Heart
First graders enjoyed a Thanksgiving
'feast' on Wednesday, November 21st. Afterward, they
each shared what they were thankful for.
Half-Days - please read carefully We have reserved several afternoons in the fall for
parent-teacher conferences. Students in grades 1-5 and
K/1 Skills students will be dismissed at noon
on the following dates:
Tuesday, November 13th
(for grades 1-5 only)
Wednesday, November 14th
(for grades 1-12) Tuesday, November 27th
(for grades 1-12) Wednesday, November 28th
(for grades 1-5 only)
Half-day Kindergarten and
EDK* classes will be held at
their regular times:
If you missed
picture day, retakes are scheduled for Thursday, November
School Pictures: Thursday, October 25th
Adirondack Portrait Studio will be at Pashley taking
school pictures on that day. Please complete the
order form sent home with your student and return it
with your payment on Oct. 25th. Don’t
forget to send their smile!
forms are available at the school.
Reading Challenge update:
Students kept their eyes
'peeled' all day on October 19th to catch a glimpse of
Mrs. Mazzotti dancing in a banana suit to celebrate
Pashley's successful Summer Reading Challenge.
who completed the challenge will receive an extra recess
on Thursday or Friday, October 25th or 26th.
"Go Math" online
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
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.
Pashley PTA October 2012 Newsletter
is online -
The East Glenville Fire Department spent Wednesday,
October 10th at Pashley School, teaching
students about fire safety. Assemblies were held
for students in first through fifth grade;
kindergarten students had classroom visits from fire
fighters and saw an East Glenville Fire Department
fire truck up close. Fire fighters also joined
students in the cafeteria during their lunch
First place winners of the poster/essay contests
will have the opportunity to ride a fire truck to
school later in the month. Posters and essays will
be displayed at their Open House on Saturday,
School Banking Program to start Thursday October
Joe Trionfero and the Show Of Love
visited Pashley School on Thursday, September 27th.
Assemblies were held for students in grades kindergarten
through second grade and for students in grades three
through five. Joe taught students the importance of
listening with their ears, eyes and heart to learn what
others are really feeling. He stressed that bystanders
can make the difference in a bullying situation.
Anti-Bullying T-Shirts are being sold - orders due by
Click for an order form.
are in the printed district
calendar that was mailed to all households.
You can also view the most recent list of routes online at
Pashley 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.
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 in the Quickview
bar on the right for a copy of
this pdf file. (Requires Acrobat Reader.)
Report your child's
Call or Email for Safety
always notify the school by 9:00 AM whenever
their child will be absent due to illness or
other reason. Our student safety procedures
depend on our knowing where students are! If there is no call
or email from a parent, the office
staff must interrupt the classroom to verify the
student's absence and then call the parent,
either at home, at work, or both. (A
written excuse with parent signature is still
required when the child returns to school).
Call the nurse's answering machine at 399-9141
ext. 84507. This machine is on 24 hours a day.
Parents: When you
call or email us to say your child will be
absent due to illness, please briefly
child's symptoms. Please indicate if your child
● Nausea / vomiting
● Sore throat
● Muscle aches
● Chills / shivering
● Runny / stuffy nose
● Been diagnosed with flu by
Please make parking lot safety your priority as you drop
off or pick up your student. Remember, if a school bus
has its flashing red lights on, it can NOT be passed,
even in a parking lot. Also, never pass a bus on the
We request that you DO NOT PULL INTO THE BUS LINE IN
FRONT OF THE SCHOOL as it slows down the unloading of
Please help us keep your children safe by escorting them
to the school doors. Never leave your car unattended and
running, or parked in the traffic lane.
Reminders from the Nurse:
Students in kindergarten, second and fourth
grades plus any student 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!
PLEASE REMEMBER TO KEEP ALL
CONTACT INFORMATION UP TO DATE!