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October 2018

Corinth Elementary School

We are off to a great start to our new school year!  I would like to thank our parents, staff, and students for working together for a safe and smooth opening.

This month our Elementary School will be conducting its annual Food Drive.  They will be collecting non-perishable food and toiletry items during the week of October 22-26.  All items collected will be delivered to the local food pantry.  This is a great way to get your child involved at a young age in helping others in need in their community.  More information will follow.

If your child rides a bike or scooter to school, please be sure that they wear a helmet – it’s the law!

As the weather gets cooler, remember to dress for the outdoors.  Children go outside for recess all year.

Thank you!                                                                   

Mark Doody

Interim Elementary Principal

Calendar Items

Calendar Items for October 2018:

  • October 5: Superintendent’s Conference Day - NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS 
  • October 8: Columbus Day - NO SCHOOL
  • October 9: BOE Meeting, 6:30 p.m.
  • October 9: PTSA Fundraisers Due
  • October 9: PTSA Meeting , 6:30 p.m., Elem. Café
  • October 12: PTSA Family Fun Night - Bingo For Books
    • Gr. K-2, 6-7:30 p.m., Elem. Cafeteria
  •  Week of October 22-26: Elementary Food/Toiletry Drive.
    • Please send in non-perishable items during this week of school.  All items will be donated to the Corinth Food Pantry.            
  • October 30: Halloween Parade, 1:30 p.m.  

This month's highlights

We will hold our annual Halloween parade on Wednesday, October 31 starting at 1 p.m.

  • Weapons and gruesome disguises are not allowed. 
  • Students can BRING a costume to change into; Kids should dress for the weather
  • For the safety of all children, we ask that parents DO NOT wear costumes while they are here on 10/31
  • Parents should stand in the center of the track and watch as the children enter and parade around the track
  • After the parade is over, we ask that parents wait until the children have returned to the building before going to your cars.

We are once again collecting new or gently used costumes.  You can drop them off at the office during the week of October 8.   We will send home notices soon about our Halloween Costume Swap.

PTSA News

This school year has been off to a great start!  Thank you to all who came to our Book Fair in September.   Your purchases not only put some great books in the hands of your children, it also helped us raise money for programs and supplies that directly benefit our students!   Thank you!

We also launched our 2018-2019 Fundraiser in September.  This fundraiser has had great success over the years and provides our students with many programs throughout the school year.  Please have your orders in by Tuesday, October 9.    

Our school store is open every week and is located in the Elementary School, next to the stairs.  Students in grades K-2 are invited to shop on Tuesday mornings and our students in grades 3-5 are invited to shop on Thursday mornings.   

Our boxtop collection has begun for this school year as well.  Please send them to school in a bag or envelope.  Make sure they are labeled with your child’s teacher name.  The class that collects the most will win a party for their class.

On Friday, October 12 we will host a Family Fun Night at school.  It will be for students in Grades K-2 and their families.  It is Bingo for Books – come and play some bingo and maybe win some books!

Our next meeting will be on Tuesday, October 9 at 6:30 p.m. in the Elementary cafeteria.   We are always looking for new members and new ideas for our school.  Please stop by our meeting and see what we do and if you would be interested in helping out our school in any way.  Thank you!

Message from the Nurse

Welcome to the new school year!  Some important things to remember:

  • Throughout the year, PLEASE keep me informed of new health problems/illnesses/injuries, medications, immunizations, allergies, vision exams/glasses, or any health related concerns.
  • Physicals  required for K, 1st, 3rd, & 5th grades.  If you have not scheduled this with your child’s doctor, please do
  • October is a good time to consider flu shots.  For your child/children and for yourself
  • Please do not use Facebook to communicate urgent or important messages.  I do not have access to FB during the school day and often do not check it at home.
  • My phone number is 518-654-2960, x1115 and my email is brinerdj@corinthcsd.org.   My voicemail is functional 24 hours/day.

A note from Mrs. Giumarra regarding Holiday Assistance 

Are you and your family facing financial hardship as we approach this holiday season?  Our school district has been lucky enough to connect with the Empty Stocking Program  who will be offering Christmas  assistance to children in our school district.  If you are not getting assistance from another program and you feel like your children would benefit from some assistance, please contact Kerry Giumarra, our School Social Worker, at 518-654-2960, x3 by Friday, October 5 to determine eligibility and availability.  You can also email her at giumarrak@corinthcsd.org.                 

Corinth Free Library Highlights

  • October is National Caramel Month – It’s also National Popcorn Poppin’ Month – Caramel Popcorn anyone?
  • There is a meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Corinth Free Library on October 1st at 7pm.
  • October 7-13 is Mystery Series Week.Try a mystery by Adler, Balliett, Dixon, Keene, Roy, or Sobol.
  • The Library will be closed on October 8th for Columbus Day.
  • Don’t forget, if you need a card or want to use the internet, you must have a parent or guardian come in and sign some forms.
  • Check our website to see what’s happening http://corinth.sals.edu

Some Great books to read this month are:

  • Grow Up, David – David Shannon                                  
  • The Third Mushroom – Jennifer L. Holm
  • The Cardboard Kingdom – Chad Sell                            
  • Mustafa – Marie-Louise Gay          
  •  The Fierce Yellow Pumpkin – Margaret Wise Brown      
  • A Newberry Halloween – A Dozen Scary Stories     
  • Interrupting Chicken and the Elephant of Surprise – David Ezra Stein           
  • Guy Stuff: the Body Book for Boys – Cara Familian Natterson 

Other Important Information

We are once again collecting can tabs for the Ronald McDonald House in Albany. They recycle the aluminum and use the proceeds towards running their house.

You can send in the tabs with your student or, if you have A LOT of them, you can drop them off after school right at the office.  The class who collects the most receives a pizza party in December and the class with the most after break receives a pizza party in June.

Right now, Mr. Fuller’s class is in the lead and Mrs. Hehl’s class is right behind.  Good luck and thank you to everyone for participating in this terrific cause that helps so many families.                                   

Change of Information/Emergency Contact Form

Please fill this Change of Information/Emergency Contact form [PDF] out and send to school with your child if there has been ANY change in important information so that we may update our records.  Thank you!

Student Absence Form

Please fill out this Student Absence form [PDF] and return to school with your child whenever they miss school, for any reason.  We need to keep our records up-to-date in the computer for reporting to New York State.  Thank you!