April 25, 2015

Benjamin Roberts, Principal

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

Fax 518-371-8177

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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 4/23/15Arongen second graders read their Spring vacation stories to their therapy dog friends.

Arongen second graders read their Spring vacation stories to their therapy dog friends. [MOREMore photos]

 

Posted 4/8/15Fourth graders at Arongen in Mrs. Bleichert’ s classroom are investigate hidden circuits as part of their electricity unit of study.

Fourth graders at Arongen in Mrs. Bleichert’ s classroom are investigate hidden circuits as part of their electricity unit of study. [MOREMore photos]

Posted 3/24/15Arongen Student Council members are shown gathering food donations from our recent building wide food drive.

Arongen Student Council members are shown gathering food donations from our recent building wide food drive. A huge thank you to all of our students, staff and Arongen families for all of the generous donations. Our Student Council was able to bring hundreds of items in person to the Northeast Regional Food Bank located in Latham to see first-hand how the operation works and to donate all of the collected goods.
Arongen students perform in the fourth grade Orchestra Showcase Recital.[MOREMore photos]

Posted 3/24/15

Arongen students perform in the fourth grade Orchestra Showcase Recital.
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Posted 3/24/15

Arongen 5th grade students in Mr. Hubert’s class show offArongen 5th grade students in Mr. Hubert’s class show off their “Funky Face” planting Jars that they made during art class with Mrs. Hallenbeck. their “Funky Face” planting Jars that they made during art class with Mrs. Hallenbeck.

Posted 3/16/15Arongen Kindergarten students in Mrs. Schwarz’s class get a special visit from several  Union College dental students to “brush up” about dental health and hygiene.

Arongen kindergarten students in Mrs. Schwarz’s class get a special visit from several Union College dental students to “brush up” on dental health and hygiene.

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Posted 2/17/15

Arongen staff members wear red to support the “Go Red for Woman” initiative. The month of February is dedicated to bringing awareness to preventing heart disease for woman across the country. Great job Arongen!
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Posted 2/17/15

Congratulations to Arongen 4th grader Isabella Zarro after being selected as the 4th grade winner of Siena College’s National Girls and Woman in Sports Day Essay Contest. Isabella was recognized during halftime of the Woman’s basketball game on February 7th .
Congratulations to Arongen 4th grader Isabella Zarro after being selected as the 4th grade winner of Siena College’s National Girls and Woman’s in Sports Day Essay Contest.Congratulations to Arongen 4th grader Isabella Zarro after being selected as the 4th grade winner of Siena College’s National Girls and Woman’s in Sports Day Essay Contest.

Posted 1/23/15Reading Igloo

Arongen student create a reading igloo uising empty milk bottles.

 

 

Posted 1/23/15

Arongen Kindergarten students in Mrs. Rupert’s Ways to make 10class have been working on 'ways to make 10' using unifix cubes and number trains. Students LOVE creating and solving math equations with the cubes and then recording their answers on the dry erase boards. Our students have become little math masters when it comes to formulating addition sentences and transposing their answers into numeric form. Using Connecting Words[MOREMore photos]

Posted 1/23/15

Arongen students using connecting words as they learn why birds are different from mammals.

Posted 12/18/14Stone soup tale

Arongen second grade students proudly display cans of soup that they plan to donate to help support the Jonesville Food Pantry. Arongen’s second graders collected over 70 cans of food to help those less fortunate as a part of their folktale unit on Stone Soup.

Winter ConcertPosted 12/18/14

Arongen students perform in the winter concert. [MOREMore photos]

Posted 12/18/14Giving and Growing Program

Arongen students work together sorting donations that were gathered during our Giving and Growing program. All of the collected donations were then given to Captain to be dispersed to local families in need during the holiday season.  [MOREMore photos]

Posted 12/11/14Arongen’s annual Stuff the Turkey program raised $575.89 for the Shenendehowa Food Pantry.

Arongen’s annual Stuff the Turkey program raised $575.89 for the Shenendehowa Food Pantry.

 

 

 

Posted 11/14/14Math Doubles

Students in Ms. Baker’s class are using doubles as a strategy to solve addition facts with sums within 20. Students are working with a partner and practicing their double facts by rolling a dice and marking their answer with a counter. [MOREMore photos]

Posted 11/14/14Times Union columnist

Times Union columnist and Arongen parent, Betsy Bitner, came to speak to her son Duncan's fifth grade class. Mrs. DeGennaro's class just finished reading the Landry News and Bitner shared advice about her writing process and where ideas come from.

Posted 11/4/143rd-4th graders releasing their crayfish back into the wild after studying and completing the Crayfish Unit in Science. - Mrs. Reynolds' class.

3rd-4th graders releasing their crayfish back into the wild after studying and completing the Crayfish Unit in Science. - Mrs. Reynolds' class.

Posted 10/29/14Adirondack singer Roy Hurd

Adirondack singer, songwriter, storyteller, and naturalist, Roy Hurd (“Poncho”), shares Native American stories with Arongen 4th grade students. Roy’s weeklong visit is funded through support from the Arongen PTA and BOCES Arts in Education funds.

Math facts programPosted 10/29/14

Mrs. Francois’ 2nd grade class learning their math facts through an online interactive program called Reflex Math. Mrs. Francois received a grant for her class to use the program.

Posted 10/29/14fundraiser for playground equipment

Arongen 4th grade students Riley Simmons and Lauren Gonzalez took it upon themselves to fundraise in order to help our school purchase new playground equipment. The students organized a used book sale in their neighborhood one weekend in October. The sale was a huge success and the girls raised $58 dollars. Great job girls!

Posted 10/23/14Reading with a friend

Arongen students in Mrs. Schwarz’s PM kindergarten class enjoy reading with a friend. [MOREMore photos]

 

Posted 10/23/14Tints and Shades

Arongen 4th grade students in Mrs. Bleichert’ s class are shown working hard painting tints and shades during art class.[MOREMore photos]

 

 

 

Posted 9/23/14Arongen’s second Grade Team “Goes Gold” to raise awareness in the fight against Childhood Cancer!

Arongen’s second Grade Team “Goes Gold” to raise awareness in the fight against Childhood Cancer!

Posted 9/15/14Studying Crayfish

Fourth grade students from Mrs. Bleichert’s classroom are seen closely studying crayfish as part of the 4th grade science curriculum. [MOREMore photos]

Posted 9/15/14Interactive Calendar

Kindergarten students in Mrs. Rupert’s classroom get down to business working hard in their 'new' interactive calendar notebooks. The notebooks help to teach students many important daily calendar skills which include: reading and writing the date, counting and keeping a tally of the number of days we've attended school this year. We are lucky to have such hard working, cooperative and eager learners at Arongen! [MOREMore photos]

 

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4/22/15 - NYS Math Assessment Gr. 3-8, thru 4/24

4/24/15 - Science and Health Discovery Night, 6:30pm, HSE

4/25/15 - Community Conversation, 9:30a.m., Acadia

4/27/15 - ES Report Cards Distributed

5/5/15 - Acadia Gr. 5 Orientation, 6:30pm, Cafe

5/7/15 - Koda Gr. 5 Orientation, 6:30pm, MS Aud.

5/12/15 - Budget Hearing, 7pm, Gowana Library

5/16/15 - Community Conversation, 9:30am, Cheryl's Lodge

5/19/15 - School District Budget Vote, 7am-9pm, Gowana Gym

5/20/15 - NYS Science Performance Assessment Gr. 4/8

5/25/15 - Memorial Day, No School

6/1/15 - NYS Science Written Assessment, Gr. 4/8

6/19/14 - **In the 2014-15 calendar mailed home it says that AM kindergartners attend on this ES half day. That is incorrect. PM Kindergartners attend in the AM. Morning kindergarten students don't have school.

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