April 23, 2014

Benjamin Roberts, Principal

489 Clifton Park Center Rd, Clifton Park, NY 12065 • 518-881-0510

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Arongen Elementary School building

Located in the central part of the district, Arongen Elementary School is one of four off-campus schools.
It opened in 1992.

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Posted 4/22/14

The Arongen Student Council is sponsoring a benefit concert for JP Honsinger. JP is a 5th grade student at Arongen Elementary who was diagnosed with Niemann-Pick disease Type C in September, a rare neurodegenerative disorder that usually strikes children before or during adolescence. Roy Hurd (Poncho) will be performing at Shenendehowa High School East on April 26th from 7:00-8:30. Roy is a dynamic performer and world class singer songwriter. He spent several years in Nashville writing for two of the largest publishing companies in the world. Join family and friends for a fun and friendly night of great storytelling and music while supporting a worthy cause. For more information and tickets orders go to JamminforJp.com.

Posted 3/25/14SHENsational Winners

Congratulations to Arongen students Hannah Hwang, Michael Price, Rylee Carpenter, Lyra Clifford, Jack Griffin, Stephen Cobb and Lena Han, winners of the reflective essay contest. They  read their essays at the SHENsational Global Expo 2014 on Saturday, March 22nd at High School West.

Posted 3/25/14Target

Representatives from the Clifton Park Target visited a first grade classroom (Mrs. Symonds) to read FOX IN SOCKS in celebration of Dr. Seuss' birthday. Arongen recently received a $500 grant for purchasing books! Arongen loves to read!

Posted 3/14/14100 Days

Mrs. Pierre’s 1st grade Shining Stars celebrated the 100th day of school.

 

Posted 3/14/14Read across America

Arongen first graders celebrate Read Across America Day with parent volunteer readers.

 

Posted 2/25/14Dog therapy

Arongen students in Mrs. West’s class have been learning about dogs and their roles in the community. Ms. Angela Baris and her therapy dog, Anni, came to talk to students about how therapy dogs help people.  [MORE]

Posted 2/25/14Essay Contest Winner

Arongen third grader, Carlie Herba, won first place in the third grade division of the National Girls and Women in Sports Day Essay Contest, sponsored by Sienna college.   [MORE]

Posted 2/25/14Target Grant

Christine Urena, a representative from our local Clifton Park Target store handing over a $500 dollar Literacy Grant to Arongen's Principal during a recent faculty meeting. [MORE]

Posted 2/6/14Book Buddies

Arongen students in Mrs. Renzi's fifth grade class read with their Book Buddies in Mrs. Francois' 2nd grade class. [MOREMore Photos]

New math skillsPosted 2/6/14

Mrs. Rupert’s kindergarten students love working with partners as to help them learn new skills in math. Students learned how to decompose numbers less than or equal to 10 into pairs in more than one way.  [MOREMore Photos]

 

Posted 2/6/14Rythm Counting Skills

Arongen students in Mrs. Valenti's music class use iPads to reinforce rhythm counting skills.

Posted 2/6/14Hats

Mrs. Symond’s class celebrates “Read A Hat Day” for Partners in Reading. The creative, Mrs. Martin, made hats for each student to decorate and participate.

Posted 1/9/14

Arongen welcomed home Staff Sergeant Michael Olmstead who just returned from active duty overseas. Sergeant Olmstead has been deployed in South Korea for the last 14 months working as a military police officer in the Army. He arrived in the morning and came to surprise his 5th grade daughter at Arongen while her class was working in the library.
A special thanks to Sergeant Olmstead for his service to our country. We greatly appreciate all of your sacrifice to help protect and keep our country safe. Click here to view the video.

Posted 1/9/14Students in Mrs. Symonds' Arongen first grade class studied the author Mo Willems.  They read books with partners and completed written reflections.

Students in Mrs. Symonds' Arongen first grade class studied the author Mo Willems. They read books with partners and completed written reflections.

Posted 12/19/13Book from their Secret Reader

Arongen students in Mrs. Schwarz’s kindergarten classes enjoy a great book from their weekly Secret Reader.

Posted 12/19/13Arongen CAPTAIN Donation

Arongen students in Mrs. Castilla's class deliver much needed winter hats, gloves, socks and mittens to Captain as part of our annual Giving and Growing program. Thank you to all of our Arongen families for your generous contributions and support. [MOREmore pics]

Posted 11/25/13Dinosaur BBQ

A special thank you to the Dinosaur BBQ for their generosity to the Arongen Staff. On Thursday, November 14th during the parent/teacher conference day, the world famous Dinosaur BBQ( located in Troy ) visited Arongen and provided the Arongen staff with a special appreciation lunch.
The entire Arongen staff is extremely thankful for your generosity and for treating our hard working staff to a wonderful and delicious BBQ lunch!  [MOREMore Photos]

Posted 11/21/13Math

Kindergarten students in Ms. Baker’s class use shaving cream during math instruction to work on making their numbers count! [MOREMore Photos]

Posted 11/21/13Book Buddies

Arongen 5th grade students read with their Kindergarten book buddies in Ms. Baker’s AM Kindergarten class.

Posted 11/14/13Dictionaries

Mrs. Drozinski’s third grade class received dictionaries from the local Rotary Club.

 

Posted 10/27/13Arongen students and staff helped to clean up the Karen’s Kids Memorial.

Arongen students and staff helped to clean up the Karen’s Kids Memorial.

  

Posted 10/15/13Golden Rule

Arongen second grade student sin Mrs. Flynn’s class participate in Shen’s bully prevention week by wearing yellow and supporting The Golden Rule Monday!

Posted 10/15/13

First Graders at ArongenFreddie the Firetruck loved learning about the importance of Fire Safety from "Freddie the Fire truck".

Posted 10/15/13Bully Prevention

Arongen welcomed Chris Poulos as a presenter to their Character Education Assembly to kick off Bully Prevention Month. [MOREMore Photos]

Posted 10/15/13Going Gold

Arongen’s second grade teachers wear gold on September 18th in support of finding a cure for childhood cancer

Posted 10/2/13Book Buddies

Book Buddies from Mrs. Symonds' first grade class and Mrs. West's third grade class meet once a week with their buddy to share books of all genres. [MOREMore photos]

Posted 9/20/13Life Cycle of an Apple Unit

Gr. 1 students at Arongen participated in a science and language arts activity during the "Life Cycle of an Apple" unit. [MOREMore photos]

Posted 9/17/13Mrs. Rupert's kindergarten class

Mrs. Rupert’s kindergarten class is shown working hard at Arongen. The students are off to a great start in getting to know their new teacher and learning how to be outstanding students at Arongen. [MOREMore photos]

Posted 9/9/13Spaghetti Towers

Mr. Hubert's 5th graders work together exploring strategies for building spaghetti towers, while they get to know each other the first day of school. [MOREMore photos]

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4/25/14 - Annual Science and Health Discovery Night, 6:30 – 9:00 P.M. Click here for more info.

4/26/14 - Community Conversations, 9:30am, Gowana Lib.

4/30/14-5/2/14 NYS Gr. 3-8 Math Exams

5/6/14 - Acadia Gr. 5 Parent Orientation, 6:30pm

5/7/14 - Gowana Gr. 5 Parent Orientation, 6:30pm

5/8/14 - Koda Gr. 5 Parent Orientation, 6:30pm

5/17/14 - Community Conversation, 9:30am, Cheryl's Lodge, Turf Park

5/20/14 - Annual District Budget Vote and Board Election, 7am-9pm, Gowana Gym

5/21/14-5/30/14  - NYS Gr. 4 and 8 Science Performance Exam

5/23/14 - No School due to unused snow emergency days

5/26/14 - Memorial Day, No School

6/2/14 - NYS Gr. 4 and 8 Science Written Exam

6/7/14 - A Green and White Night, 6:30pm, Hilton Garden Inn

6/13/14 - Gr. K-5 Half Day, PM kind. will not attend school. The AM students will be dismissed at 11:15 (12:15 for Okte/Chango) with gr. 1-5. K students will not be dropped off at the normal Kindergarten drop off spot but at the neighborhood drop off that is closest to your house. Please see your child's elementary schools main office if you have any questions.

6/20/14 - Gr. K-5 Half Day, AM kind. will not attend school. The PM students will attend in the morning and be dismissed at 11:15 (12:15 for Okte/Chango) with gr. 1-5. K students will not be dropped off at the normal Kindergarten drop off spot but at the neighborhood drop off that is closest to your house. Please see your child's elementary schools main office if you have any questions.

6/24/14 - AM Kindergarten Last Day

6/25/14 - Gr. K-5 Half Day, AM kind. will not attend school. The PM students will attend in the morning and be dismissed at 11:15 (12:15 for Okte/Chango) with gr. 1-5. K students will not be dropped off at the normal Kindergarten drop off spot but at the neighborhood drop off that is closest to your house. Please see your child's elementary schools main office if you have any questions. Last Day of School.

Summer 2014 Walk-through schedule for all schools, click here.

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