Petrova Elementary School

School Newsletter October 2019

Petrova Elementary

Mr. Bryan Munn, Principal

Mrs. Katie Laba, Dean of Students

Office Phone: 518-891-4221

Office Fax: 518-891-4224

School Website:

School Menu:

Welcome Back to School!

We are back into the swing of things at Petrova Elementary School for the 2019-2020 school year! We are excited for your student(s) to experience the new math program, Bridges, as well as to continue our character education program, The Positivity Project. Our Parent's Club is up and running, and we are excited for more family nights and activities for this year ahead. Thank you to all of our families who were able to attend the Meet the Teacher event.


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

Petrova Newsletter

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!

Parent’s Name:


Child’s Name:

Child’s Teacher/Grade:

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!

2019-2020 OFFICERS:

Co-Presidents: Annie Karger, Amy Hyatt

Treasurer: Cindy Shortell

Faculty Liason: Katie Laba (

Box Tops

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 ( if you are interested.

Pictured below is Mrs. Weakley and Ms. Martin's Kindergarten Class enjoying a story!

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A NOTE FROM MRS. SALAMY-School Librarian

Mrs. Salamy is trying to provide equitable access by expanding the Library's Audio collection. She is looking for MP3 players in working condition with at least 2MB and a charging cord. If you have a device that you would like to donate please send it to school in a marked bag with Mrs. Salamy's name and your name on it. Many thanks for the consideration!

Dear Parents,

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

Mrs. Salamy, Ms. Streeter, and Mrs. Moore

Recently, staff collaborated to create lessons using the story The Dot, by Peter H. Reynolds for art, music, and Informational Literacy.
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District Math Family Night Grades K-5

Wednesday, Oct. 23rd, 5-6:30pm

141 Petrova Avenue

Saranac Lake, NY

District Math Night! Come and play with math manipulatives, games, and have a great time exploring math! Dinner will also be provided. Please look for more information via the SLCSD Community Schools Initiative.