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328 Route 9W
Glenmont, NY 12077
(518) 463-1154

Laura Heffernan


Upcoming Events

April 14-18

No School, Spring Break

April 21-25

Healthy Kids Week

April 22

BOE Meeting, 7 p.m.

April 23

Kindergarten Parent Orientation, 7-8:30 p.m.

April 30-May 2

Grades 3-8 NYS Math Testing

May 6

BOE Meet the Candidates Night, 6:30 p.m.

May 7

BOE Meeting, 7 p.m.

May 9

Glenmont Lip Sync, BCMS, 6:30 p.m.

May 13

Glenmont PTA Meeting, 7 p.m.

May 14

Glenmont Spring Concert, BCHS, 7 p.m.

May 16

Glenmont Pit Party, BCMS, 6-8 p.m.

May 20

School Budget Vote & BOE Election, 7 a.m.-9 p.m., BCHS



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Beginning in March, we recognize students who have gone above and beyond and are able to answer math fact questions at lightening speed. Math Fact Leaders will be invited to sign the Math Wall of Fame and have their photo posted on our Math Fact Leaders webpage.



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Summer Enrichment Program 2014

The Summer Enrichment Program offers students entering grades 3-8 in our district an opportunity to engage in hands on learning while still enjoying the perks of summer. A taste of the classes we offer are cooking, movie making, letterboxing, and classes in various sports, among others.

There are two one-week sessions running from July 7 to July 18 with three sessions offered per day. Find out more information by viewing our flyer and visit our website for a full list of course offerings and registration.

Letter from the Principal

Principal Laura Heffernan talks about the craft fair, upcoming testing, budget talks and other upcoming events. READ MORE

Litterless Lunch Week is April 21-25

Get ready and challenge yourself to pack a 100 percent "litterless lunch" during the week of April 21-25. Every student who brings a lunch packed in reusable containers and produces no waste at all  will receive a ticket and be entered into a drawing for special prizes. READ MORE ABOUT THE GREEN TEAM'S LITTERLESS LUNCH WEEK

Author Nancy Castaldo to Visit Glenmont

Compliments of the PTA, author and environmental educator Nancy Castaldo will be visiting Glenmont on April 22. Ms. Castaldo is the author of several children’s books including many non-fiction titles. Click here to learn all about her work. The fact that her visit coincides with Earth Day is especially appropriate given that she will be including ways to help the environment in her presentation to the children from her book Keeping Our Earth Green. Thank you PTA!

National Library Week is April 13-19

The Bethlehem Public Library will be celebrating National Library Week in a big way this year. Events and activities will run from Sunday, April 13 through Saturday, April 19, providing children and families with lots to do during the vacation week. The libary will reward the school who has the most visitors that week with a certificate of achievement. VIEW EVENT FLYER [PDF]

Healthy Kids Week is April 21-25

What is Healthy Kids Week? It is a week of fun activities to help students understand the benefits of nurturing their bodies and minds. This year's activities include:

  • a healthy snack cooking demonstration by Jodie Fitz of Price Chopper;

  • an invitation to families to go screen-free for a day on "Turn-Off Tuesday;"

  •  a request to teachers to provide 10 minutes of quiet in the classroom supported by a kid-friendly breathing/relaxation script on "Wellness Wednesday;"

  •  an awareness of kindness and gratitude on "Thankful Thursday;"

  •  classroom dance parties on "Fitness Friday."

Save the Date! Glenmontpalooza on April 27

On Sunday, April 27, 1-5 p.m. SWIFTY’S of Delmar will be hosting GLENMONTPALOOZA, a fun day of musical entertainment to benefit Project Playground. Three bands will be featured: Grainbelt, The Achers, and Katsura Duo. Band members include several Glenmont Elementary and Bethlehem School District parents. This is an outdoor event open to family and friends. Order food off the menu – first beverage FREE. Special thanks to Dave Swift for donating the venue and the beverages and to the bands for donating their time and talent! Come support our community by joining the party!

Glenmont Parents: Ticket order forms will be sent home with your child, and they will also be available here.
Non-Glenmont parents:
Order presale tickets by clicking here.

Photo Gallery: Math & Science Night

The Glenmont cafetorium was filled with young scientists and mathematicians thinking and experimenting at our annual PTA Math & Science Night held on Friday, March 14. VIEW PHOTOS

Glenmont Hoops for Heart effort recognized

When Glenmont Physical Education teacher Laurie Nolan introduced a program to educate children about heart health 16 years ago, she likely never dreamed she would eventually help the community contribute more than $300,000 to saving lives from heart disease. Yet, that is just what she's done. READ MORE

A Note on Testing for Grades 3-8

Assistant Superintendent Jody Monroe offers advice on student test prepraration and talks about how standardized testing is one small measurement of achievement at BC. READ MORE

Glenmont Math Fact Leaders

The Glenmont Math Fact Leaders has begun. This is a great chance for us to acknowledge our students who have successfully worked toward learning their math facts. Click here for details and pictures.

While the bulletin board display will come down in April, students who master their math facts later in the school year can still be honored by visiting the office and having their photo taken. If this is something your child struggles with, let them know they have time and we will cheer for them as soon as they reach their goal!

Recap of Common Core In The Classroom

To help parents better understand what our curriculum looks like to students in the classroom under the state’s new Common Core Learning Standards, on Feb. 10, teachers at the elementary, middle and high school level described new aspects of the curriculum, such as writing and close reading in ELA to algorithms and fractions in Math. The February event attracted more than 150 attendees. READ MORE & SEE VIDEO, OUTLINE

Glenmont student takes 2nd place in Braille competition

Congratulations to second grader Sean Meek who earned second place when he traveled to Batavia, NY earlier this month to compete in the Regional Braille Challenge. This was Sean's first time competing in the Braille Challenge, which tests students' proficiency in Braille proofreading, spelling, and reading comprehension.

Recycle your sneakers for Hope 7

We are once again supporting Hope 7 Community Center by collecting sneakers for impoverished countries. Help us acheive the goal of collecting 1,000 sneakers as a district. Our PE teachers will have a box outside of the gym for dontaions. VIEW MORE INFO [PDF]


Want to bring JumpStart back to Glenmont? Reading is so very important and here is an opportunity to make a difference at critical learning periods in a child's life. Elsmere has a volunteer who has helped resume this fabulous program there. Along with an additional volunteer, she would like to help bring JumpStart back to Glenmont. A volunteer coordinator (or co-coordinators) is needed to work at Glenmont with these two individuals to prepare the materials, and recruit and train volunteers. Help bring this great literacy program back to Glenmont - Volunteer today! Please contact Meryl Schwalb for more information at

Absence/Dismissal Procedures

If your child is out ill or will be arriving late to school, please notify the Health Office at 518-439-4929 or the Main Office at 518-463-1154, before 9:10am. We have an answering machine so you may call any time. NYS requires absences have written verification from parents/guardians.
For student pick up, send in a note with authorized names and dates of pick up. If you will be regularly picking up your child, a blanket note may be submitted. Be prepared to show identification.

Donate your change to Glenmont Playground Project

We are collecting your coins in order to make a CHANGE to Glenmont Elementary’s playground! There will be a bucket in each classroom for students to make donations as well as a large collection jug in the school lobby. With your support will be able to climb towards our goal! A special thank you to Tom Larsen, a Glenmont Alum, for making our donation sign in the lobby!

Programs to help earn money for Glenmont

Click here [PDF] to learn about the various programs available to help earn money for Glenmont Elementary.

More Glenmont news

Photo Gallery: End of February Fun

Glenmont awarded $500 Exxon Mobil grant

Glenmont Elementary addresses test score gap for special education students

Video: Glenmont Loves to Read!