Parent-Teacher Conferences

Spring Parent-Teacher conferences will be held on Thursday, March 22, 2018.  There will be an early dismissal at 12:40 that day for students grades K-5.  Both a.m. and p.m. Pre-K will be in session. Conferences will not be scheduled for all students.  Teachers will be communicating home if they would like parents to attend a conference.  As always, parents may request a conference with a teacher.

No School March 23, 2018 Professional Development Day

Getting Ready For Testing

If students read, are organized, complete homework, study for tests, and apply skills learned on a daily basis, they have been preparing for the State assessments.  Parents can help by following these simple steps.

Mark important test dates on the calendar.
Be sure children get a good night’s sleep.
Try not to schedule anything the night before the test.
Encourage children to eat a nutritious breakfast.
Boost your children’s confidence with reassuring words to do their best.

Entering Kindergarten -
Fall 2018 Information Update

If you have a child who will be 5 years old on or by December 1, 2018 that could attend Kindergarten in September 2018, please call the Elementary Office at 315-376-9005.  We would like to know your child’s name, age, and mailing address.  We are preparing registration packets and want to be sure we have the necessary information to mail a packet to you.  Packets will be mailed mid-April.  Screening appointments will be included. Students who are currently enrolled in the district Pre-K program need not re-enroll.  You will be receiving paperwork regarding screening for kindergarten.

If you know of someone in our school district who does not receive the newsletter, please pass this information along.  Thank you for your help.

Grandparent’s Day
Friday, May 11

On Friday, May 11, the Elementary School will celebrate Grandparents and Older Friends Day.  We are very excited that we are able to host this popular and special day.  Students and their grandparents or older friends eagerly look forward to this day sponsored by the elementary staff and the Parent-Teacher Organization.

Children in grades Pre-K through 5 are encouraged to invite their grandparents or older friends to lunch.  The cafeteria staff will serve a delicious luncheon for all to enjoy.  Cost of the lunch will be $4.00 for adults and $1.75 for children. Grandparents may also like to visit their grandchild’s classroom.  This is a big event at school and one that is enjoyed by everyone involved.

Special parent letters will be sent home explaining the lunch schedule and the day’s activities.  Grandparents are able to purchase pre-sale tickets from Monday, April 30 through Thursday, May 10.  Tickets may also be purchased the day of the luncheon.  Students are encouraged to pre-pay for their lunch for that day.  Please join us if you can.  It will be a great day!

Making Connections
in Third Grade

In January, the third grade classes were the lucky recipients of educational visits from our community.  The Adirondack Experience (The Museum on Blue Mountain Lake) and WWNY-7 News Meteorology team visited our third grade students.

The very knowledgeable Rosaria DiSanto from the Adirondack Experience led a hands-on lesson for each classroom focusing on the special animal adaptations seen in animals of the Adirondacks.  Students examined animal pelts and skulls and classified adaptations during the visit.  ADKX will be back again in March to help us explore simple machines.

John Kubis and Michelle McLeod led a grade level discussion in the auditorium on the topic of weather, and followed up with individual visits in each classroom.  Awesome discussion about weather phenomenon ensued.

Students in each class also participated in music activities with artists from the Bridge Arts Program.

It’s really terrific that our students had these opportunities to expand their learning through these interactions with experts.

Dear Parents,

We work hard to provide opportunities
at school.  During the month of
February, we celebrated our annual
“Fitness February” which provided
daily fitness challenges to our
students.  Families were also
encouraged to participate. We
appreciate all of the positive feedback
we received about this program.

Throughout March, which is “Music in
our Schools Month,” students are
being exposed to different genres of
music through “Name that Tune”
challenges. We hope that all students
will appreciate the need for music in
their lives.  Students and families will
also be participating in our Parents as
Reading Partners (PARP) activities
throughout March.  Students will be
rewarded with an interactive PARP
rally at the end of the month.  The
theme this year is “Rock ‘N Read!” -
we hope students enjoy the fun!  We
are very excited that our PARP theme
this year partners nicely with Music in
Our Schools Month.  We have once
again partnered with Water Safari to
offer students a free park pass if they
meet the challenge.  Throughout
April, we will celebrate the visual arts
in the elementary school.  Students
will be busy completing projects for
the art show in April. 

We appreciate the support from home
we receive for our academic program. 
It is great so many families have
participated in the programs and
functions sponsored by our school. 
We hope the additional opportunities
we are providing will give all students
a chance to excel and connect to

We are happy to offer these
opportunities to our students both in
and outside of the classroom.
Elementary teachers keep a careful
eye on our students and help them
connect to school.  We count on
parents to be our partners; here are
some things parents can do to help:

Ask your child’s teachers how
you can help your child at home.
Spend a few minutes every
evening looking over handouts
your youngster brings home.
Contact your child’s teacher
immediately if you see a
problem.  Working together will
help your child succeed.
Attend conferences, parent
meetings, and school events
Be sure teachers know you
appreciate their efforts.


Philomena B. Goss
Elementary Principal

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7668 North State Street
Lowville, NY  13367
Mrs. Philomena Goss
Assistant Principal:
Mrs. Deb Domagala
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