Elementary School

 6486 State Highway 29, St. Johnsville, NY 13452
Principal: Jeanine Kawryga, jeanine.kawryga@oesj.org
(518) 568 - 2014, ext. 101
(518) 568 - 2941 (fax)

Secretary to the Elementary Principal: Julie Taylor, julie.taylor@oesj.org
(518) 568-2014 ext. 117

POSTED 6/27/2018

Coding Taught at Elementary

During the month of December, all students in grades K-6 completed the Hour of Code. Computer science is a very important technology skill, it teaches logic, problem solving, and creativity. It will help prepare students for the jobs of tomorrow.

In January, students in grades 3-6 started a coding course. Mrs. Parry would like to announce the top student in each grade that wrote the most lines of code and completed the most levels.  

In grade 3 Ryker Williams wrote 603 lines of code and completed 71 levels.

In grade 4 Brooklyn Smith wrote 1,219 lines of code and completed 57 levels.

In grade 5 Jayden Brown wrote 956 lines of code and completed 132 levels.

In grade 6 McKayl Logan-Dillenbeck wrote 1,486 lines of code and completed 150 levels.

Our top school coder is Liam Achzet who wrote an amazing 7,180 lines of code and completed 175 levels. Congratulations to all the computer science whizzes.

POSTED 6/27/2018

OESJ 6th Grade Graduation

Sixth grade graduation was held at OESJ on June 21st. Students will be moving on to the Junior High at the High School building this fall. Awards were given for the highest average in each subject and highest average overall. There were also Citizenship awards, the Never Give Up award, and the Always do the Right Thing Award. Students made video presentations of their favorite elementary memories, their trip to Nature's Classroom, sixth grade memories, and "Andy's Coming."  All presentations were made possible with the help of Chris Parry, technology teacher. Students were led by choir and music teacher, Rachel Brownell, in singing Luke Bryant's "I Believe Most People are Good." Parents could enjoy seeing what their students want to be when they grow up with the help of virtual reality. Congrats Class of 2024!!

POSTED 6/25/2018

Blue-Bot Robots

Students in grades K-2 continued to learn about programming using Blue-Bot Robots. The children used the directional and sequence buttons on the back of the Blue-Bots to program them to move across the mat and solve a problem. The Robots excited the students to problem solve.

POSTED 6/24/2018

Kindergarten Graduation

On June 20, Fifty Kindergarten Students from Mrs. Hazzard, Mrs. Gentile, Mrs. Nagell and Mrs. Case's rooms celebrated their Graduation Day. Thanks to Mrs. Parry for putting together some of the memorable moments of 2017/2018 in this animoto. Congratulations Kindergarten Graduates!!!

POSTED 6/20/2018

OESJ “SOARED Across America

During the month of P.A.R.P.(Parents as Reading Partners), students at OESJ “SOARED Across America”. The month was filled with many exciting activities. Students learned about Mount Rushmore from Lou Del Bianco, Flag etiquette from the American Legion, and Eagles from Jonathan Wood in the Raptor Project. Students read at home with their families every night, classes “buddied up” and read, and Freedom the mascot visited classes with 5th graders to read books about America. Classes did research on our 50 states and made awesome displays. Students used Virtual Reality headsets to travel to America’s National Parks. PARP night was filled with games, displays, crafts and everything American. Our PARP month ended with a Red, White, and Blue Ball and our principal Mrs. Kawryga getting covered with feathers and becoming an eagle. PARP month was an exciting adventure.

P.A.R.P. 2018

POSTED 6/20/2018

OESJ Elementary Wolf Awards

The OESJ Elementary announces the May Wolf Award recipients.

Kindergarten: Leella Kretser, Kayne Hart, Iris Windecker

1st Grade: Brady Brown, Temprance Corso, Hunter Corso

2nd Grade: Brennan Trumble, Grace Steenbergh, Isabella Berry, Alyvia Richards, Preston Senatore, Keaghan Stowell, Isabella Alvarez, Louis Dobradi

3rd Grade: Myles Hayes, Jackson Polidori, Aristotle Hand, Emma Countryman

4th Grade: Elliana Fox, Aleda Corlew, Zoe Jones

5th Grade: Hailey Steele, Ruby Hand, Blake Moore

6th Grade: Carly Wells, Mikayla Thomas, Gracelynn Rice, Bryce Valleau

P.E.: Mia Herb

Art: David Doxtader, Tristan Zimmerman, Brooklynn Smith

Music: Kendra Breton, Mikaila Robarge, Elizabeth Wilmot

Library: Jackson Polidori

You can view more pictures from the program and the students farewell to Mr. Halloran here.

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