Petrova Elementary School
School Newsletter October 2019
Welcome Back to School!
October 2, 2019-District-Wide Evacuation Drill
October 4, 2019-Outdoor Classroom Day--Wear GREEN Day
Family Swim Night NCCC (please register ahead) 5:30-7 p.m.
October 11, 2019-Fire Prevention Assembly--Wear BLUE Day
October 14, 2019-NO SCHOOL
October 16, 2019-ELA Family Night 5:00 p.m.
October 17, 2019-Parent's Club 6:30 p.m. MS Library
October 18, 2019-Wear PURPLE DAY
October 21, 2019-Red Ribbon Week
October 23, 2019-Picture Day
October 23, 2019- Community School District Wide Math Night 5-6:30 p.m.
October 24, 2019-Early Release Day for K-12 12:30 a.m. (There will be lunch on this day.)
Wear ORANGE day!
October 25, 2019-NO SCHOOL Superintendent's Day
October 31, 2019-School-Wide Halloween Party 1-3 p.m
PETROVA GRADES K-1-2 WINTER CONCERTS - Tuesday, December 17th @ 10am & 7pm
PETROVA GRADES 3-4-5 SPRING CONCERTS - Wednesday, June 10th @ 10am & 7pm
The Petrova Newsletter is produced once a month and includes dates, pictures, and information for Petrova families. The first two months will be printed and sent home. Then, the newsletter will be only be accessed electronically through the Parent’s Club FB page, or our Saranac Lake Central School District website (under Petrova). If you would like to request a paper copy, please send this slip into your child’s teacher as soon as possible. Thank you!
Please return to the Main Office. Thank you!
Petrova Parent's Club
The Petrova Parent's Club is a very active group of parents and staff who come together to create fun and exciting opportunities for our Petrova Community!
The first meeting of the year was on September 12th. The group worked on organizing the first movie family night, Halloween, reading incentive program, and much more!
Parent's Club is looking for volunteers. Please consider attending our next meeting on Thursday, October 17th at 6:30 p.m. in the Middle School Library. Childcare is available by our amazing SLHS students! See you there!
Co-Presidents: Annie Karger, Amy Hyatt
Treasurer: Cindy Shortell
Faculty Liason: Katie Laba (email@example.com)
Please continue to save those BOX TOPS! There is a new app for your phone where you can scan your receipt for Box Tops. No more cutting!!
The Parent's Club is also participating in Price Chopper Tools for Schools (sign up online--code 16450) and Hannaford Rewards (place receipt in the Petrova bin in the store). Thank you!
We are also looking for volunteers to help with Picture Day (October 23rd 8:30 -11 a.m.) and Halloween (1-3 p.m.) Please email Mrs. Laba (Labakat@slcs.org) if you are interested.
Pictured below is Mrs. Weakley and Ms. Martin's Kindergarten Class enjoying a story!
A NOTE FROM MRS. SALAMY-School Librarian
Reading is one of the most important skills your child will learn in life. Like all skills improvement comes with practice, and the Petrova Library provides a wide variety of books for students to borrow for reading practice, information, and most importantly for enjoyment.
Your student’s class will visit the school library once every six-day cycle to select books after their information literacy lesson. You can help your student by reading to or with him/her and asking questions about the story. Even the older students thrive when parents read to them. Please join us in encouraging your child to spend time reading at home every day. **New this year, responsible students are welcome to come to the Library any time on A and D days to refresh their reading supply. They just need their teacher’s permission :)
Students are responsible to handle library books with care, since they are for everyone to share. Please keep books away from pets, food, and all liquids. (Full water bottles and leftover snacks in the backpacks are especially dangerous. A plastic library bag
is a great damage prevention tool.
Any book damage should be reported to the library ASAP so we can attempt repairs.
Library books may be kept for one cycle. An overdue book means a student cannot borrow another book (until the overdue book is returned).
If a book is lost or damaged, a donation towards a replacement will be requested from the parents.
If your family plans to move from the Saranac Lake area, please return all books before moving.
We hope your student will read and enjoy many books and grow in reading skills while attending our school.
Mrs. Salamy, Teacher/Library Media Specialist
Mrs. Drake, Library Assistant