Grades Pre K(3)-6
Thank you, Mrs. Beaudin, for this story. The first day of school was an exciting one at CCS for the 5th Graders! They participated in the First Annual 5th Grade Hula Hoop Day! Students were tasked with building Hula Huts with 6 hula hoops! Once they were able to master that, they needed to get all of their group members to wriggle through their Hula Hut and get back to the start before the other teams! The teamwork and perseverance they all showed was impressive! Next, the girls battled the boys in an epic game of Hula Hoop, Rock, Paper, Scissors! The girls ended with the win. 5th graders also tried the Helium Hoop teamwork challenge and predicted which member of their class would be the ultimate hooper! Jillian Barney walked away with the title with an impressive 33 seconds.
Thank you, Mrs. Beaudin, for this story and these pictures. 5th graders created robot selfies. Each group had to represent a personality characteristic or hobby of each of its members in their completed robots and present them to their classmates. They did an outstanding job coming up with a way to put each of themselves into one robot. When the robots were completed the students presented them and answered a series of questions. Some of the questions included: How well do you feel you worked together as a team?, What was the most difficult part?, Did you have to make any changes to your original plan?, What was your favorite part? The students were able to speak to each of these points with well thought out responses. Although each group had some stressful moments during the "build," they all showed grit and had something to be proud of at the end. I think they had the best time naming their robot friends!
Message from Mrs. Calnon - August 26, 2021
On behalf of the staff at Chateaugay Central School, I am happy to welcome you to the 2021-2022 school year! Our CCS faculty and staff are thrilled to welcome our little Bulldogs back to our school building on Tuesday, September 7th.
I wanted to review some important safety information with you. Earlier this week, our CCS Reopening Committee and the Chateaugay Central School Board of Education met to review the COVID-19 safety guidelines provided by the New York State Department of Education. You are able to access the CCS COVID-19 Safety Guidelines for 2021-22 on our CCS Webpage and our social media page. The guidelines are also attached to this email. Our students and staff will be wearing masks and practicing social distancing throughout the school day. Guardians DO NOT need to fill out the Daily Student Health Screening Form each day. Chateaugay Central School District will continue to comply with the guidelines set forth by the Department of Health and Department of Education. It is important that we work together to keep our students and school community safe. Your child’s safety is our number one priority. If you have any questions or concerns regarding the safety guidelines, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me.
At this time Courtney is contacting families regarding your child’s arrival/dismissal information. If you haven’t already, please return the transportation and emergency contact information to the elementary office as soon as possible. Just a reminder that we will begin welcoming students into the building at 7:45 am. We ask that all of our students arrive at CCS by 8:05 am. Students will be dismissed at 2:31 on Monday-Thursday and 2:23 on Friday. We will have double dismissal on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday afternoons. More information to follow.
Many of our families have chosen to drop off/pick up their child from school. If you are driving your child to school, I ask that you are very patient with our staff. We are anticipating a higher volume of cars driving through the car-rider line. Our number one goal is to ensure student safety. We ask that you help us to keep our students safe by staying in the car rider line, driving slowly and not using your cell phone.
In the past our families have been very generous and have often brought snacks to school for our students to enjoy. This year we are asking that all snacks are pre-packaged, store bought snacks. In an effort to help our amazing school, please be sure to fill out the free and reduced lunch form. We appreciate your help.
Lastly, On Monday, September 6th we would like to invite our students and families to join us for Popsicles at the Playground. Please come to the elementary playground at 5:30 pm and enjoy a delicious popsicle. Our students will have the opportunity to play on the playground and visit with their friends prior to the first day of school. Our goal is to ensure that students feel comfortable and confident as they begin the new school year.
Again, thank you for your continued support of Chateaugay Central School. We appreciate you!
Love, Mrs. Calnon