Geyser Globe

April 2016

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Important Dates


11 - Student Council Meeting

13 - 2nd Grade Concert, 6PM

13-15 - NYS Math Test for Grades 3-5

14 - Report Cards Issued

18 - 22 - School Spirit Week (see below)

19 - Kindergarten Concert, 6PM

20 - Science Fair

21 - Staff Basketball Game, HS 7PM

25 - 29 - NO SCHOOL, Spring Recess


2 - PTO Meeting, 6:30 PM

4 - CoGat Testing for 3rd Grade

9-13 - PTO Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week

9 - Student Council Meeting

9 - Grade 4 to NYS Capital Building

12 - Spelling Bee (4th & 5th Grades)

17 - Budget Vote & Art Show

25 - Grade 5 Band Recital, 3:15 PM

26 - PTO Giffy's BBQ

26 - Grade 3 to World Awareness Children's Museum

27 - Gr. 4 & 5 Orchestra Recital, 3:15 PM

27 - 5th Grade Orienteering

30 - NO SCHOOL - Memorial Day

School Notes

Student Placement for 2016-17 School Year

Geyser Road Elementary School believes academic excellence and high achievement result from well-balanced classes. We spend a considerable amount of time analyzing each student and the combination of students in class when we create our class lists. Parents have an opportunity to help ensure the classes are balanced by providing input into the process. Please note the purpose of this form is not to request a particular teacher for your child, but to gather information to ensure that your child is appropriately placed and that classes are well balanced. Please click here to complete this form for your child:

School Spirit Week

Show your #GeyserPride!

Monday, April 18th - Crazy Sock Day
Tuesday, April 19th - Super Hero / Princess Day
Wednesday, April 20th - Sports/Team Day
Thursday, April 21st - Geyser Pride Day (Wear your gear or blue!)

Autism Awareness Month

Nearly a quarter century ago, the Autism Society launched a nationwide effort to promote autism awareness, inclusion and self-determination for all, and assure that each person with ASD is provided the opportunity to achieve the highest possible quality of life. This year we want to go beyond simply promoting autism awareness to encouraging friends and collaborators to become partners in movement toward acceptance and appreciation.

Let’s embrace a new perspective. For over 50 years we have worked in communities (both large and small) to ensure our actions, through our services and programming, supported all individuals living with autism. Let’s expand this work to focus on the rest of us – ensuring acceptance and inclusion in schools and communities that results in true appreciation of the unique aspects of all people. We want to get one step closer to a society where those with ASDs are truly valued for their unique talents and gifts.

Join us in celebration for 2016 National Autism Awareness Month! National Autism Awareness Month represents an excellent opportunity to promote autism awareness, autism acceptance and to draw attention to the tens of thousands facing an autism diagnosis each year.

How is it celebrated?

April is Month of the Military Child

April is the Month of the Military Child. This awareness month was established to underscore the important role children play in the Armed Forces community. There are approximately 2 million military children, ranging in ages from newborn to 18 years old; 1.3 million military children are school-aged. Care of military children sustains our fighting force, and strengthens the health, security, and safety of our nation's families and communities. The Network offers special thanks to all the NCTSN sites that provide care and support for our military children and families. To find out more about military children and families click here.

April 15th is Purple Up Day - Wear purple to show your support!