April 18, 2015
Michael Smith, Principal
970 Route 146, Clifton Park, NY 12065 • 518-881-0550
A special visitor reads to Michelle Brimhall’s kindergarten class at Orenda.
Orenda students perform in the play The Grunch. [
Orenda first grade students and parents enjoy Penguin Day.
Mrs. Schunk's first grade at class at Orenda were Contraction Surgeons for the afternoon!
Orenda second graders with their Kelso puppets.
Shen Food Services started a new breakfast cart at Karigon and Orenda to encourage students to get breakfast before class so they are more alert and ready to learn!
Orenda's Jr. FLL presented their solution to this year's challenge called Think Tank at the Dec. 13 tournament at Ballston Spa High School. Orenda 5th graders from two middle school FLL teams at the FLL qualifying tournament at Ballston Spa High School on Dec. 13. The Elite Space Cats took 1st place and the Brainbots took 2nd place and will advance to the Championship tournament on Feb. 28th.
Orenda elves prepare for the holiday season.
Orenda LOVES holiday wreaths.
Orenda Craft Fair is a HUGE success.
Orenda students participated in the Saratoga County Take Me to Vote program in November.
Orenda Pilgrim descendent with her Orenda Pilgrim “grandparents”—John Howland and Elizabeth Tilley.
Orenda fifth graders at the NYS Capitol.
Orenda’s first Bowl-A-Thon was a huge success.
More than 100 students participated in the PTA Reflections program at Orenda.
Orenda fifth graders perform patriotic songs for the Veterans at their Veteran’s Day concert.
Orenda gets “Frozen” for Halloween.
Orenda 4th grade Fire Prevention Poster winners.
Orenda 5th grade students enjoy bobbing for donuts at their 5th grade Halloween social.
Orenda fourth graders learn about the Mohawk people at the Brookside Museum.
Orenda fourth grade students show off their character education awards after professional golfer and author Dottie Pepper shared her new anti-bullying book.
Orenda second graders observing things found in the fall, including milkweed for our monarch caterpillars.
Orenda fifth grade students completed the "Marshmallow Challenge."
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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