Schools are closed for winter break. See you on Jan. 2, 2018!
South Albany High School leadership students created their own children’s stories and recently shared them with Oak Elementary School students.
The class is taught by Andy Winn, who said, “The purpose is to teach a moral or principle through the story. ” Each high school student read their book to small groups of kindergarten, first and second graders.
“It was a great experience, and the young students loved it,” said Winn.
The Albany Public Schools Foundation announced the winners of its top iSwim participants. ISwim is one of the main fundraisers for the foundation’s classroom grant program. They issued the following announcement:
The Albany Public Schools Foundation is pleased to announce the school and classroom participation winners for iSwim for Kids 2017. This contest was open to all schools/teachers in the district and was judged based on pledges received and participation. The top school and classroom will each receive a cash prize of $250.
The winners are:
Top school: Oak Elementary at $4939.75 in pledges and 50 participants ($250 prize)
Top classroom: Alicia Straub at Oak Elementary with $889.50 in pledges ($250 prize)
Congratulations to Oak Elementary! We appreciate the participation of all of the schools that bring students to the iSwim for Kids event. This event is an Albany Public Schools Foundation fundraiser which supports the classroom grant program. Due in part to iSwim for Kids, we were able to grant $37,683 this fall to teachers. We couldn’t do it without the support of our teachers and schools.
Thank you for all that you do in support of Albany Public Schools Foundation!
Albany Public Schools Foundation announced classroom grant awards for 67 projects, totaling $37,683. The annual awards provide funds to enhance classroom projects and educational experiences.
APSF raises money every year to support GAPS schools through the annual iSwim, iRun and iCelebrate Gala fundraisers.
Any teacher in the district can apply for a classroom grant. This year, there were 79 proposals for projects including electronics, robotics, art, reading music and PE.
GAPS Nutrition Services will host free lunch for all students on Dec. 1 and 15.
The free lunch dates are part of an effort to make students aware of the lunch options and give them a chance to try a meal at school.
Lunch menus are posted on the Nutrition Services web page.