May 22, 2013
Michael Smith, Principal
970 Route 146, Clifton Park, NY 12065 • 518-881-0550
Orenda Faculty and Staff show off their ”Fight Like a Girl “ t-shirts to support Relay for Life.
Orenda’s 5th grade students from performed the play Cinderella.
Orenda participates in Coaches vs. Cancer. This fun staff fundraiser/sneaker/cozy clothing day went to a great cause and thanks to all that participated on Thursday March 21st the first day of the NCAA tournament. 
Students and parents enjoy author Eric Litwin, "Pete the Cat" as part of Orenda's Read-iculously Fun Night.
Second grade classes from Orenda each collected 100 non-perishable items in honor of the 100th day of school. Donations went to the Shenendehowa Food Pantry.
Students in Mrs. Dixon’s Class have become video pals with a school in the Sherburne NY district. 
Orenda K-2 classes participated in The Mitten Project Video Conference with schools around NYS. 
Congratulations to the members of Orenda’s First Lego League team. The team came in second place on Saturday January 19, 2013 and is now headed to The regional competition in Poughkeepsie NY.
Miss Caisse kindergarten class shows the snowflakes they made to send to Sandy Hook Elementary School. 
On Wednesday, December 19th, New Horizons of Albany donated 22
iPad tablets to the Orenda’s kindergarten class. Along with
the iPads, New Horizons will also be donating a charging
station to store the iPads, cases to help protect them, and an
iTunes gift card that will be used to purchase educational
apps for the students.
New Horizons of Albany hopes that early exposure to technology will help inspire children to learn, and familiarize them with computers and tablets at an early age.
Members of Orenda’s Respect Club share plans for Adopting an Angel at a recent character education assembly.
5/21/13 - School Budget Vote and Board Election 
5/22/13 - NYS Gr. 4 and 8 science performance test,for "Don't Stress the Test" info
5/24/13 - No School
5/27/13 - Memorial Day, No School
6/14/13 - The 2012-13 calendar erroneously left off this elementary half day. Please be advised that it is a half day for elementary students. AM kindergarten attends.
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