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Blue Creek October Newsletter 2019

| October 2, 2019

Calendar of Events

1 – PARP Begins
9 – Yom Kippur – NO SCHOOL
10 – Elementary Cross Country Race, Colonie Town Park, 4 p.m.
11 – School Pictures, Go Home Early Drill – dismiss 15 minutes early (CYC will still run as usual)
15 – PTA Meeting, 7:00 p.m.
21 – Board of Education Mtg., Loudonville, 7:15 p.m.
23 – Progress Reports are Posted
24 – Parent Conference Day – Half Day for Students – dismiss at 11:35 a.m.
25 – Harvest Costume Party, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
28 – K-3 Assembly, 9:30 a.m. – Mrs. Normandin’s class presents
29 – Building Council, 3 p.m.
31 – PARP Ends

Parents as Reading Partners:

In October, this is a month long activity for families where parents, guardians and caregivers read with children.

Elementary Cross Country Race: 

District annual cross country races are held at the Colonie Town Park after dismissal for participating students from grades 4, 5, and 6. Races conducted by grade and gender. This event has six races, where over 500 students compete. Students are guided by the Shaker Cross Country Team on the course. Parents provide transportation to the race. There is no cost for this event.

Harvest Costume Party:

This is a late October tradition at Blue Creek. This is an evening event where all students and families are invited to wear their costumes, enjoy music, and celebrate the fall. All students must be supervised by a responsible adult.

Special Class Activities on Halloween:

These are classroom activities the teacher hosts for students during the class day. These events are only attended by parents who have been contacted by the classroom teachers to assist with activities.

September Dove Winners


Luke Buff
Udgita Chawda
Ava Deyette
Fatima Guindo
Leyton Hamlin
Jayden Lin
Bennett Mooradian
Paxton Moore
Mikaila Russell

First Grade

Elaine Chen
Zinia Hussain
Umar Khan
Mary Kate LaMar
Max Rider
Liam Watson

Second Grade

Caitlin Castracane
Parker Hennessey
Evan Malinoski
Gemma Purnomo
Grace Russell

Third Grade

Lily Conlon
Liam Gilchrist
Hilal Khan
Ava LaWare
Joseph Okowitz
Alexis Tomkiell

Fourth Grade

Kamran Akhtar
Vaishnav Bhattar
Anabia Hussain
Orhie Odiete
Lily Perea
Zaid Shaikh

Fifth Grade

Kayra Etienne-Maitre
Amra Fakruddin
Swechchha Poudel
Nikhil Sahu
Austin Schumacher
Muzamil Usmani

Sixth Grade

Nicolas Briceno
Elisheva Dako
Furqan Shaik
Teagan Susco

2019-2020 Parent Programs

Presented by the North Colonie Mental Health Team

October 24, 2019: VAPING: What Everyone NEEDS to Know
Contact:, 518.785.5511, ext. 3402

November 13, 2019: Social Media & Phones: Navigating it All
Contact:, 518.785.1341, ext. 4521

March 12, 2020: Parents & Schools: Partners in Suicide Prevention
Contact:, 518.764.9187

May 14, 2020: Supporting Youth in an Age of Increasing Anxiety
Contact:, 518.785.5511, ext. 3331

All programs begin at 6:30 p.m. at Shaker Junior High School in the Assembly Room.

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