March 30, 2015
Gregory Wing, Principal
970 Route 146, Clifton Park, NY 12065 • 518-881-0530
Karigon would like to congratulate the artist chosen for the Empire State Plaza Art Show. Work from all over the capital region is on display for the month of March at the Albany Concourse. Please enjoy the works of our students along with many famous modern painters and sculptors that are a part of the state collection. 
We are excited to announce that the "Caught You Reading!" contest was a success! For two weeks, we have been passing out "reading tickets" to students caught reading at school. This has been a fun and exciting program at Karigon. 
Karigon third graders working with fractions
Mrs. Paupini’s 3rd grade class at Karigon learns about the Great Barrier Reef in Australia
First grade students at Karigon celebrate Dr. Seuss’s
Birthday with their favorite book.
New Rock-climbing Wall at
Karigon students, Principal Wing and Coach Decker enjoy the new rock-climbing wall.
Funding for this gymnastics equipment will benefit all Karigon students K-5 and was provided by the fifth grade class of 2014 (Legacy Gift) and the Shenendehowa Educational Foundation.
A huge thank you to Coach Decker for writing the grant proposal and last year’s fifth grade students for raising funds at their “5th Grade’s Got Talent” event!
Karigon 1st Graders present their animal reports. Students researched an animal of their choice, made a PowerPoint and presented it to the class. The students worked with Mrs. Bennett in the Media Center on this project as enrichment. 
Karigon students in Rebecca Plouff’s art classes
participated in a menu contest in collaboration with
Villa Pizza from the mall. 5th grader, Julia Leary won.
The class received a pizza party for their
participation. Julia’s design will be on the menus of
A Karigon 3rd grader showing off his math skills on an iPad.
Karigon kindergartners integrated the study of penguins
into math subtraction using hands on manipulatives and
writing number sentences.
Karigon Fourth graders enjoy "Science in the Library". Sponsored by General Electric. 
Mrs. Paupini’s 3rd grade Karigon students getting a feel for what it was like to be Michelangelo painting the Sistine Chapel. Click here to view video.
High School East Orchestra’s visit to Karigon.
Former Karigon students Ellen & Ryan returned to perform at Morning Program in December. 
Karigon Third Grade Giving Tree -- Third graders collected hats, gloves and mittens to donate to CAPTAIN.
Karigon 5th Graders learned about Wayne Theibaud and his famous dessert paintings. Students were given the challenge of creating a container with clay. Using the clay building techniques and rules to join clay, each student was successfully able to create a unique and delicious ‘baked good’ sculpture.
Karigon Faculty and Staff participate in Ugly Sweater
Fourth Graders at Karigon participated in Computer
Science Education Week through learning how to code! [
Karigon fourth graders interact on a virtual field trip with Dave Ruch, Native American singer and songwriter.
Karigon Kids receive awards for being Good Citizens at
the November Character Ed Celebration.
Thanks to the PTA’s Gardening Committee For Keeping
Karigon Looking Beautiful Outside!
The Gardening Committee completed its final fall clean-up recently with the help of some High School East students. They filled 45 leaf bags in total! Thank you to all the committee members and great volunteers who have made Karigon’s first impression beautiful!
Karigon-Bring your Parents to School Day
Once again this year, Karigon celebrated “Bring your Parents to School Day”. Parents were invited to accompany their child in their classroom, during a regular school day. This year 343 parents signed into visit! Thank you all for attending. [ ]
Third graders at Karigon provide a Veteran's Day tribute.
Karigon held its first Character Education Celebration
celebrating the word Responsibility.
Congratulations to the students and classes who were recognized for being responsible.
KARIGON PTA FAMILY FITNESS NIGHT...The Karigon community joined together the for a night of exercise, fun, and games under the lights! 
Karigon’s Morning Program is off to a great start.
Karigon Open House 2014
This year the Karigon Partnership Team (KPT) assisted in the planning for Open House-Meet the Teacher Night. 
Karigon PTA Gardening Committee members performed a
Members focused on areas around the Karigon front entrance.
Art students Karigon are learning about Space, Composition and Self Portraits using current technology SELFIE connections.
Karigon Partnership Team held its annual KPT Family Picnic on 9/5/14. 
Karigon Kindergartners enjoying some reading time on the first day of school!
A perfect picture of the first day of school at Karigon! 
Karigon fifth graders on the first day of school. 
4/3/15 - Good Friday, No School
4/6/15-4/10/15 - Spring Recess, No School
4/14/15 - NYS ELA Assessment Gr. 3-8, thru 4/16
4/17/15 - Third Qtr Ends
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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Academic Intervention Services, Mrs. Morrissey and Mr. Bernd