BALLSTON SPA– Members of the Saratoga County Kids Care Club collected over 3,500 gently used books for the club’s 2015 BookShare Service Project. [Read more…]
Two of the district’s elementary schools were congratulated for receiving a National PTA School of Excellence award from the National PTA, while several individuals were cited for their achievements. The Northeastern Region PTA spans eight counties, includes 44 school districts, 134 Local PTA’s and 9 councils.
High School senior Robbie Schmitz received an Outstanding Youth Award for his 11th grade essay focusing on why education is important to him. It also recognizes him for being an exemplary role model to his peers; showing integrity, enthusiasm and love for learning; his commitment to education; and being a responsible hard worker who participates and contributes to the school community.
Milton Terrace North Elementary School teacher Cailin Raibdeau was honored with the Cindi Zagorski Award. This annual honorary award was established in memory of Cindi Zagorski, a teacher who was involved in many different PTA positions on the local and district level. The award is given to a teacher annually who demonstrates dedication to children, is hard working, advocates for communication between school and home, displays excellence in education and is a member of a PTA.
Ballston Spa parent and PTA leader Karen Parlapiano received the Distinguished Service Award based upon her years of involvement with the local PTA and the Northeastern Region PTA. She has volunteered for over 10 years as a Chairperson for PARP, Founder’s Day and Book Fairs; and has been an officer of the Milton Terrace South and Wood Road Elementary School PTAs, Northeastern PTA and PTA Council.
The Regional PTA honored both the Milton Terrace North Elementary School and the Malta Avenue Elementary School for their designations as National PTA Schools of Excellence for their achievement in building effective family-school partnerships. This past summer, the National PTA reviewed applications from PTAs and schools across the country, and Milton Terrace North and Malta Avenue applications stood out as nationwide leaders in developing strong family-school partnerships. Ballston Spa schools received two of the nine awards that were given in New York State.
The Ballston Spa Central School District was well represented at the event with representatives from the PTAs and administration from all six schools and the district leadership team. The district’s PTA Council meets throughout the year to coordinate events and activities with the school units in the district.
For information visit the Ballston Spa Council of PTA’s – BS PTAC Facebook page or contact Nancy Fodera, PTA council president, at email@example.com or call 258-4168.
More photos and information are available at http://www.bscsd.org/news.cfm?story=2225&school=0.