News & Announcements

PTA Board Announcement

6/13/2022: At the last PTA meeting, we voted in our new PTA Board members, along with two others who had their terms extended by one year. We look forward to seeing you in September!

President: Kelly Savalli (term extended by one year)

Treasurer: Mary Hoehn

Secretary: Claire Angier

Membership: Danielle Bedard

Events: Emily Karlitz &Michelle Jackson

Fundraising: Liz Logue (term extended by one year) & Rebecca Lynch

Arts in Ed: Chelsey Lester Megan Klepetar

SchoolTool Box

6/13/2022: The PTA has partnered with SchoolTool once again for next year’s school supplies. All items are based off the grade’s supply lists for the upcoming year, and everything will be shipped directly to your home! If you’d like to place an order, please visit www.schooltoolbox.com

Kindergarten Screening Volunteers

5/31/2022: Our incoming Kindergarteners are coming to Division Street on Thursday, June 2 for their K assessments! The school needs volunteers to escort our newest students to and from their assessments, and someone to take their photos on a district-issued laptop. This takes place inside of the school.

Sign up here:

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0e4caaaa2da75-kindergarten


We need you!

5/24/2022: The PTA is looking for volunteers to chair next year’s Holiday Gift Market (typically held in December) and a co-chair for our STEM Expo (typically held in February). It’s so awesome to be able to get back on our regular PTA events schedule with these student favorites, but without adult volunteers to chair these events, we will be unable to host them. We’re also still seeking volunteers for our PTA Board. We have co-chairs so you won’t be on your own! We can’t do this without you. Seriously. We can’t. Without volunteers to share the workload, we won’t be able to offer as much - which is a loss for our students. Please reach out to Kelly president@divisionstreetschoolpta.com for more information or to volunteer.

We need you!

5/24/2022: The PTA is looking for volunteers to chair next year’s Holiday Gift Market (typically held in December) and a co-chair for our STEM Expo (typically held in February). It’s so awesome to be able to get back on our regular PTA events schedule with these student favorites, but without adult volunteers to chair these events, we will be unable to host them. We’re also still seeking volunteers for our PTA Board. We have co-chairs so you won’t be on your own! We can’t do this without you. Seriously. We can’t. Without volunteers to share the workload, we won’t be able to offer as much - which is a loss for our students. Please reach out to Kelly president@divisionstreetschoolpta.com for more information or to volunteer.

5th Grade Slideshow

5/24/2022: 5th grade families! We’re putting together the end of year 5th grade slideshow that the students will view after their graduation ceremony. Please feel free to submit up to TWO photos of your student from their time at Division Street - any year, doesn’t have to be a 5th grade photo! - Please email them to president@divisionstreetschoolpta.com - Please make sure they’re “normal sized” and not exceptionally large - Be sure to mention your child’s name in the email. Submissions must be received by 5/31.

Scholastic BOGO Book Fair

5/18/2022: The Scholastic BOGO (Buy One Get One Free) Book Fair will be taking place in the library from May 23- 26 during students' regularly scheduled library classes. Due to the extended Memorial Day vacation, Friday classes will have to visit the fair at a different time. If your child's library day is Friday, please stay tuned for more information re: the time slot your child will be visiting the fair. To volunteer at the fair, please sign up here: DSES Library Volunteers: Scholastic BOGO Book Fair - Spring 2022 (signupgenius.com)


More Volunteer Opportunities!

5/18/2022: We’re looking for chairs for next year’s Holiday Gift Market (typically held in December) and a co-chair for our STEM Expo (typically held in February). Without volunteers to chair these events, we will be unable to host them. We’re also still seeking volunteers for our PTA Board – we can’t do it without you! Seriously. We can’t. Please reach out to Kelly at president@divisionstreetschoolpta.com for more information or to volunteer.


Bike Rodeo May 7

4/25/2022: The Bike Rodeo is this Saturday! Details below and Sign Up at right.



Teacher Appreciation Week May 2-5

4/25/2022: Teacher Appreciation Week is May 2-6! To celebrate our wonderful teachers and all Division Street staff, the PTA will be hosting a catered lunch on Tuesday, May 3. We need your help! We’re looking for families to send in some items. If you’d like to help, please sign up here below. We will also accept monetary donations – feel free to send them in to the school (in an envelope labeled PTA President) or send via Venmo - @Kelly-Savalli – by Friday, April 29.

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0e4caaaa2da75-teacher





End of Year Survey for PTA

4/25/2022: We are wrapping up our application to be considered as a PTA National School of Excellence for the years 2022-24. An end of year survey needs to be completed in order to compare results to our survey administered at the start of the school year. Your help here is greatly appreciated!

Click/copy the link below or the button at the right:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfIvop6 3uiqaMxnWzOF-myJ4TP5becemABpeKjuzL74i_emg/viewform?usp=sf_link


School Budget Vote May 17

4/25/2022: The school budget vote is on May 17. For more information and to view a presentation from the district on the proposed 2022-23 budget, please visit the link below or click the button at the right. A virtual community budget presentation will be held on May 11 at 6:30pm.

https://www.saratogaschools.org/news.cfm?story=107767&


District Emergency Response Drill

4/4/2022: The district’s Emergency Response Team will be doing a Community Safety Presentation at the East Side Recreation Field Conference Room on April 7th from 6:30-7:30. They are in need of adult and student volunteers to practice a reunification drill. If you’re interested in participating, please email president@dicitionstreetschoolpta.com


Yearbook Sales Ending April 22

3/30/2022: Yearbook sales will be ending soon – be sure to order yours by April 22! Each yearbook is $25.

http://jostensyearbooks.com/?REF=A09876252


PBIS Dress for Success

3/25/2022: PBIS Dress for Success

During the 3rd, 4th and 5th Grade NYS ELA Assessments, please wear the following colors or items to show support for our classmates and school.

Tuesday, March 29:

WEAR RED (You are “RED”-Y to rock this test!)

Wednesday, March 30:

EXERCISE CLOTHING (Don’t SWEAT the test!)

Thursday, March 31:

JEANS (You are a test taking “JEAN-ius”)

Friday, April 1:

SPORTS LOGOS (We’re rooting for you!)

Monday, April 4:

TIE DYE or NEON (You have a BRIGHT future!)

Tuesday, April 5:

DRAGON PRIDE (Wear your Dragon Shirt or school colors)

5th Grade Pasta Dinner

3/21/2022: Save the date! The 5th Grade Pasta Dinner will be back on Friday, May 6! In person, at Division Street – complete with 5th grade servers! This awesome event helps to raise funds for the 5th graders’ end of year festivities. Information regarding purchasing tickets, class raffle baskets, volunteer sign ups (5th grade parents!) and 5th grade server sign ups will be coming out in the next few weeks. And new this year - we will also be offering take out for families who prefer to participate that way!

More details on this page.

Division Street Reads!

3/16/2022: See below for information on Division Street Reads week!


School Spirit Apparel Sale

3/15/2022: Did your kids grow over the winter? Did you miss out of the school spirit apparel sale last time? Sale is open now through 4/3!


Yankees vs. Red Sox Fundraiser Update

3/9/2022: Unfortunately, we just got word that our Yankees game has been canceled. We are working out the logistics, and we will reach out to everyone again very soon. We are so disappointed!

Something to brighten your day after a long winter?

3/6/2022: With the lifting of some COVID restrictions, the PTA is working fast & furious to get some of our regular spring events and fundraisers back on the calendar - in person and together again.

Dates & events are not available yet - still working on it! But we wanted to answer the question on everyone's mind now that things are changing: YES, we'll be getting back into the regular swing of things.

Yearbook Updates!

3/8/2022

Attention 5th Grade Families! It is time for Yearbook Shout Outs and Baby Pictures! Deadline March 15.

Baby Pictures: If you'd like to submit a baby photo to be included in the yearbook, please email one baby picture of your 5th grader to yearbook@divisionstreetschoolpta.com. THIS IS FREE! Please re-name your picture image as "yourchildsname.jpg" and indicate your student's name in the subject line of your email. The deadline to submit baby pictures is March 15th.

Shout Out Messages: For $10, you can have a shoutout message included in the yearbook along with a picture. You may purchase as many as you'd like - grandparents and others are welcome to submit shoutouts to your student! The deadline to purchase Shout Out Messages is March 15th. To purchase a Shout Out Message click here. Or visit https://my.cheddarup.com/c/5th-grade-familiesyearbook-shout-outs-baby-pictures

Any questions please contact Cynthia at yearbook@divisionstreetschoolpta.com

We Need You!

3/7/2022: The PTA has several open board positions for the 2022-23 and 2023-24 school years, as well as the opportunity to volunteer at events this coming spring.

Please check out this link and give us a hand!

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe9F-CHFQRzRvH4QCxNWr5PrY099eNaTI-VJstoOzXoVzLB4g/viewform?fbclid=IwAR1aP5WLuezluyy07gz-0XOXbrvUfZgp3F8JQPcvFokLTaooCrKyPY_KacQ