March 26, 2015

Michael Smith, Principal

970 Route 146, Clifton Park, NY 12065 • 518-881-0550

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Orenda Elementary School building

Orenda is one of four elementary schools located on the main campus. It is connected to Karigon Elementary School sharing a cafeteria/auditorium. It opened in 1968.

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Posted 3/11/15

Orenda’s new climbing wall was dedicated at a recent PTA meeting.
New climbing wallRock Wall

Posted 3/11/15

Persuasive Valentine eLttersMrs. Wheeler's 4th Grade Class at Orenda wrote persuasive Valentine letters to help the Dogs Deserve Better Have a Heart Campaign.

 

Posted 2/17/15

Orenda first grade students and parents enjoy Penguin Day.

Penguin DayPenguin Day

SurgeonsPosted 2/17/15

Mrs. Schunk's first grade at class at Orenda were Contraction Surgeons for the afternoon!

 

Posted 1/27/15Orenda second graders with their Kelso puppets.

Orenda second graders with their Kelso puppets.

 

 

Posted 1/22/15Shen 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!

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!

Posted 12/23/14

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.

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Posted 12/18/14Orenda elves prepare for the holiday season.

Orenda elves prepare for the holiday season.

 

 

Posted 12/11/14Orenda Wreath

Orenda LOVES holiday wreaths.

 

 

Posted 12/11/14Craft fair

Orenda Craft Fair is a HUGE success.

 

Posted 12/11/14Take me to the vote

Orenda students participated in the Saratoga County Take Me to Vote program in November.

 

Posted 12/2/14Orenda Pilgrim descendent with her Orenda Pilgrim “grandparents”—John Howland and Elizabeth Tilley.

Orenda Pilgrim descendent with her Orenda Pilgrim “grandparents”—John Howland and Elizabeth Tilley.

Posted 12/2/14Orenda fifth graders at the NYS Capitol.

Orenda fifth graders at the NYS Capitol.

 

Posted 11/24/14Orenda Bowling

Orenda’s first Bowl-A-Thon was a huge success.

 

 

Posted 11/24/14Reflections

More than 100 students participated in the PTA Reflections program at Orenda.

 

Posted 11/14/14Orenda fifth graders perform patriotic songs for the Veterans at their Veteran’s Day concert.

Orenda fifth graders perform patriotic songs for the Veterans at their Veteran’s Day concert.

 

Posted 11/4/14Orenda gets “Frozen” for Halloween.

Orenda gets “Frozen” for Halloween.

 

 

Fire preventionPosted 10/29/14

Orenda 4th grade Fire Prevention Poster winners.

 

Posted 10/29/14Halloween

Orenda 5th grade students enjoy bobbing for donuts at their 5th grade Halloween social.

 

 

 

 

Posted 10/23/14Orenda fourth graders learn about the Mohawk people at the Brookside Museum.

Orenda fourth graders learn about the Mohawk people at the Brookside Museum.

Posted 10/16/14Orenda fourth grade students show off their character education awards after professional golfer and author Dottie Pepper shared her new anti-bullying book.

Orenda fourth grade students show off their character education awards after professional golfer and author Dottie Pepper shared her new anti-bullying book.

Posted 9/8/14Orenda second graders observing things found in the fall, including milkweed for our monarch caterpillars.

Orenda second graders observing things found in the fall, including milkweed for our monarch caterpillars.

 

 

 

Orenda fifth grade students completed the "Marshmallow  Challenge"POsted 9/8/14

Orenda fifth grade students completed the "Marshmallow Challenge."

 

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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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