Parents as Reading Partners (Families Welcome, PTA Organized Event, PTA Sponsored)
In October, this is a month-long activity for families where parents, guardians and caregivers read with children.
Elementary Cross Country Race (Public Event)
Annual cross country races are held at the Colonie Town Park after dismissal for participating students from grades 4, 5 and 6. Races will be 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 (PTA Organized Event, PTA Sponsored)
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 (Closed Event – Blue Creek Staff and Students Only)
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.
Calendar of Events
Oct. 1: PARP Begins
Oct. 5: Go Home Early Drill – 15 minute early dismissal (CYC Afterschool still operates)
Oct. 8: Columbus Day – No School
Oct. 10: Elementary Cross Country Race, Colonie Town Park, 4 p.m.
Oct. 12: School Pictures
Oct. 16: Gr. 5 LEP Trip – Hudson Shores Park, 8:30-11:30 a.m.
PTA Meeting, 7 p.m.
Oct. 17: District PAC Meeting, Forts Ferry, 7 p.m.
Oct. 19: Progress Reports Go Home
Oct. 22: Board of Education Mtg., Loundonville, 7:15 p.m.
Oct. 23: Building Council, 3 p.m.
Oct. 26: K-3 Assembly, 9:30 a.m. (Mrs. Carafello’s Class presents)
Parent Conference Day – Half Day for Students (dismiss at 11:30 a.m.)
Harvest Costume Party, 6:30 p.m.
Oct. 29: Gr. 5/6 LEP Trip – The Carey Institute, 7 a.m. – 2:15 p.m.
Oct. 31: PARP Ends
September Dove Winners
Elizabeth Kelly Salisbury