December 20, 2014
Benjamin Roberts, Principal
489 Clifton Park Center Rd, Clifton Park, NY 12065 • 518-881-0510 •
Arongen second grade students proudly display cans of soup that they plan to donate to help support the Jonesville Food Pantry. Arongen’s second graders collected over 70 cans of food to help those less fortunate as a part of their folktale unit on Stone Soup.
Arongen students perform in the winter
Arongen students work together sorting donations that were gathered during our Giving and Growing program. All of the collected donations were then given to Captain to be dispersed to local families in need during the holiday season. 
Arongen’s annual Stuff the Turkey program raised $575.89 for the Shenendehowa Food Pantry.
Students in Ms. Baker’s class are using doubles as a strategy to solve addition facts with sums within 20. Students are working with a partner and practicing their double facts by rolling a dice and marking their answer with a counter. 
Times Union columnist and Arongen parent, Betsy Bitner, came to speak to her son Duncan's fifth grade class. Mrs. DeGennaro's class just finished reading the Landry News and Bitner shared advice about her writing process and where ideas come from.
3rd-4th graders releasing their crayfish back into the wild after studying and completing the Crayfish Unit in Science. - Mrs. Reynolds' class.
Adirondack singer, songwriter, storyteller, and naturalist, Roy Hurd (“Poncho”), shares Native American stories with Arongen 4th grade students. Roy’s weeklong visit is funded through support from the Arongen PTA and BOCES Arts in Education funds.
Mrs. Francois’ 2nd grade class learning their math facts through an online interactive program called Reflex Math. Mrs. Francois received a grant for her class to use the program.
Arongen 4th grade students Riley Simmons and
Lauren Gonzalez took it upon themselves to
fundraise in order to help our school purchase
new playground equipment. The students
organized a used book sale in their
neighborhood one weekend in October. The sale
was a huge success and the girls raised $58
dollars. Great job girls!
Arongen students in Mrs. Schwarz’s PM kindergarten class enjoy reading with a friend. 
Arongen 4th grade students in Mrs. Bleichert’
s class are shown working hard painting tints
and shades during art class.
Arongen’s second Grade Team “Goes Gold” to raise awareness in the fight against Childhood Cancer!
Fourth grade students from Mrs. Bleichert’s classroom are seen closely studying crayfish as part of the 4th grade science curriculum. 
Kindergarten students in Mrs. Rupert’s classroom get down to business working hard in their 'new' interactive calendar notebooks. The notebooks help to teach students many important daily calendar skills which include: reading and writing the date, counting and keeping a tally of the number of days we've attended school this year. We are lucky to have such hard working, cooperative and eager learners at Arongen! 
11/27/14-11/28/14 - Thanksgiving Recess, No School
12/25/14 - Christmas, No School
12/24/14-1/2/15 - Winter Recess, No School
1/1/15 - New Year's Day - No School
1/17/15 - Community Conversation with Superintendent, 9:30am, Arongen
1/19/15 - Martin Luther King Jr. Day, No School
1/30/14 - Half Day Gr. 1-5, AM kindergarten in session only
6/19/14 - **In the 2014-15 calendar mailed home it says that AM kindergartners attend on this ES half day. That is incorrect. PM Kindergartners attend in the AM. Morning kindergarten students don't have school.
Grade 3 - Home Page
Grade 4 - Home Page
Grade 5 - Home Page
Mrs. Bieniek; Gabrielle Reynolds
Art, Mrs. Hallenbeck
Physical Education, Coach Kitchell and Coach
Mrs. Valenti, music
Mrs. Taylor, Language Concepts