Petrova Elementary Newsletter

February 2020


Mr. Bryan Munn, Principal

Mrs. Katie Laba, Dean of Students

Office Phone: 518-891-4221

Office Fax: 518-891-4224

School Website:

School Menu:

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February Dates

Saturday, February 1st 11-2 p.m. Petrova Parent's Club Winter Carnival

Monday, February 3rd 5-7 p.m. Dewey Mountain Family Night (registration required)

Thursday, February 6th Winter Carnival Spelling Bee 10 a.m.

EARLY RELEASE DAY 12:30 p.m. (12:20 p.m. parent pick ups, 12:30 p.m. Bus)

Friday, February 7th NO SCHOOL Winter Carnival

Friday, February 14th 4th Grade "A Soldier's Life" Fort Ticonderoga Presentation

Monday, February 17th NO SCHOOL President's Day

Tuesday, February 18th NO SCHOOL (ONLY IF 3 SNOWDAYS ARE LEFT)

Wednesday, February 19th/Friday, February 21st 4th Grade Field Trip-ADK Loj (Parsons/LeBlanc)

Thursday, February 20th Multicultural Night 6-7 p.m. MS Gym

Friday, February 21st 4th Grade Field Trip-ADK Loj (Dalton)

Monday, February 24th Doyle/Kleist 1st Grade Dental Field Trip

3rd Grade Tubing Field Trip---rescheduled TBA

CHESS CLUB: February 4th, 11th


PETROVA PRESS: February 11th, 18th

DANCE CLUB: February 19th, 26th

ODYSSEY: February 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th

STU CO: February 6th, 20th


PETROVA GRADES 3-4-5 SPRING CONCERTS - Wednesday, June 10th @ 10am & 7pm

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SL Interfaith Food Pantry Donation

4th Grade students from Miss Dalton's room made bracelets and sold them for a school-wide fundraiser to benefit the food pantry. The activity spread into an after school activity with Miss Dalton and Mrs. Parsons. The 4th grade raised $300 for the food pantry!! Pictured is Miss Dalton's class with Mrs. Anne Cooney from the food pantry.

Way to go!

District Wide Book Bingo Night

Congratulations to our Petrova Elementary Spelling Bee Finalists!

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The annual Winter Carnival Spelling Bee for Petrova and Bloomingdale Fourth and Fifth Graders will take place in the Petrova Auditorium on Thursday, February 6, 2020 at 10 a.m.

Congratulations to the following Petrova students who will participate or serve as alternates:

Grade 5: Elliot Strack, Hunter Parker, Landon Colgan, Owen Hybicki, Hope Brown, Emmett VanBuskirk, and alternates Gabe Kidder and Kane Openshaw.

Grade 4: Kaylee Holmes, Blaise Reid, Logan Sorci, Karissa Holmes, Grace Lancto-Pratt, Theodore Loomis, Miles Aaron, Asa Schwartzberg, and alternates Cole Strack and Amelia Evans.

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Farm to School

While the gardens and greenhouse are under snow cover, Farm to School connections are still growing. Last month students in Mrs. Guglielmi’s class led the way in growing pea shoots, and soon these tasty greens will be sprouting up in more classrooms.

Next month we’ll be celebrating beets as the Harvest of the Month. Harvest of the Month highlights locally grown products available from farms now. Consider adding them to your menu at home in February. Beet roots can be eaten raw or cooked: grate them for a fresh salad, or roast with olive oil and your choice of herbs. Or eat them with a little sweet and try making beet brownies!

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News from the Library Media Center

A Storybook Walk from the CEF Library System is on loan to Petrova Library through the month of February. It focuses on the message of inclusivity from the book Everybody Can Dance by Kara Navolio. Please come experience some movement through dance during Petrova’s Saturday, February 1st Carnival from 11-2. It also will be on display during our Multicultural Night on February 20th.

The CEF Library System also has E-Magazines available for students and adults. You will need your Saranac Lake Free Library card barcode (14-digit number on your library card) to access the magazines. IF you don’t have a card please stop into the library or contact Mrs. Salamy, she can send a SLFL application form home with your student.

Now you can read popular magazines on a variety of topics on your tablet, Kindle Fire or computer! Our libraries subscribe to over 30 digital magazines, including Consumer Reports, Time, Newsweek, HGTV, The Atlantic, Prevention, Real Simple, Quilter’s World, and more.
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District Wide Chess Night

4th Grade Skating Trip!