April 21, 2014
Lisa Mickle, Principal
1581 Crescent Rd, Clifton Park, NY 12065 • 518-881-0540
Okte staff & 5th graders participated in Okte's 2nd Annual Lip Sync Show. All proceeds raised from the event will go towards acquiring interactive white boards for the remainder of the classrooms. A great time was had by one and all! 
Okte Student Council members sold “sneakers” in support of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. 
The Scotia-Glenville Traveling Museum visited Okte’s first grade classrooms, sharing what it is like for people with disabilities and giving the children the understanding that, no matter what, we are all the same. 
Chris Poulos visited Okte and captivated the attention of the students by incorporating his world class bicycle stunts with an anti-bullying message! 
Okte’s Kindergartners celebrated 100 days of school by parading down the halls and displaying their creative 100 item posters. 
Okte's 4th graders created this collaborative painting of Martin Luther King Jr in art class by using their fingerprints to make it!
Grama Tippy-Toes visited Okte kindergartners and taught them about snowy owls through an interactive presentation. 
The Okte students in Mr. Sawyer’s class did a fantastic job creating cave paintings inspired by those found in Lascaux, France while in art class with Mrs. Braglia. They even painted underneath the tables to make it feel like they were in a real cave!
Mrs. Arthur’s second grade math class at Okte presented an original version of the Twelve Days of Math to their friends at Morning Program!
Okte's own Elf on the Shelf, teacher Bryan Sawyer! He's checking to see who are the good boys & girls at Okte!
Okte students from Ms. Fahey’s class adopted a child for the holiday season. As a class the students earned money to purchase toys, clothes and other needed items for a 2 year old boy.
4th grade classes had their annual "Fire Prevention Poster Contest". The lucky winners (one from each of the 4th grade classes) got picked up at their homes and driven to school on a fire engine. Congratulations to this years winners: James Lemieur, Kelly Westervelt, and Anthony Zambri-Moran! 
This year 167 Okte students met the PARP challenge of reading 20 minutes a day for 15 days and handing in their recording charts! 
Halloween is always a lot of fun at Okte! Coach Gifford traditionally leads the school parade for all the students! This year the Okte staff broke out their western wear to support the Parents as Reading Partners (PARP) theme of Reading Round Up! 
October is "Fire Prevention Month" and the Clifton Park Volunteer Fire Departments made their annual visit to each grade level at Okte. 
In conjunction with National Bullying Prevention Month and Okte's own Olweus anti-bullying program, all students and staff participated in putting their "hands up" against bullying. Each child and adult had their hand painted and then placed along the inside brick walls of the first floor, showing their pledge to end bullying.
Okte students are
excited to be back to school and eager to learn! [MORE]
3/8/14 - Community Conversations, 9:30am, HSW cafe.
3/21/14 - Superintendent's Conference Day, No School
3/22/14 - SHENsational! Global Expo 2014, 10-2pm, HSW
4/1/14-4/3/14 - NYS Gr. 3-8 ELA Exams
4/14/14-4/18/14 - Spring Recess, No School
4/22/14 - ES Report Cards Dist.
4/25/14 - Annual Science and Health Discovery Night, 6:30 – 9:00 P.M. Click here for more info.
4/26/14 - Community Conversations, 9:30am, Gowana Lib.
4/30/14-5/2/14 NYS Gr. 3-8 Math Exams
5/6/14 - Acadia Gr. 5 Parent Orientation, 6:30pm
5/7/14 - Gowana Gr. 5 Parent Orientation, 6:30pm
5/8/14 - Koda Gr. 5 Parent Orientation, 6:30pm
5/17/14 - Community Conversation, 9:30am, Cheryl's Lodge, Turf Park
5/20/14 - Annual District Budget Vote and Board Election, 7am-9pm, Gowana Gym
5/21/14-5/30/14 - NYS Gr. 4 and 8 Science Performance Exam
5/26/14 - Memorial Day, No School
6/2/14 - NYS Gr. 4 and 8 Science Written Exam
6/7/14 - A Green and White Night, 6:30pm, Hilton Garden Inn
6/13/14 - Gr. K-5 Half Day, PM kind. will not attend school. The AM students will be dismissed at 11:15 (12:15 for Okte/Chango) with gr. 1-5. K students will not be dropped off at the normal Kindergarten drop off spot but at the neighborhood drop off that is closest to your house. Please see your child's elementary schools main office if you have any questions.
6/20/14 - Gr. K-5 Half Day, AM kind. will not attend school. The PM students will attend in the morning and be dismissed at 11:15 (12:15 for Okte/Chango) with gr. 1-5. K students will not be dropped off at the normal Kindergarten drop off spot but at the neighborhood drop off that is closest to your house. Please see your child's elementary schools main office if you have any questions.
6/24/14 - AM Kindergarten Last Day
6/25/14 - Gr. K-5 Half Day, AM kind. will not attend school. The PM students will attend in the morning and be dismissed at 11:15 (12:15 for Okte/Chango) with gr. 1-5. K students will not be dropped off at the normal Kindergarten drop off spot but at the neighborhood drop off that is closest to your house. Please see your child's elementary schools main office if you have any questions. Last Day of School.
6/26/14 - High School Graduation, SPAC
Grade 2 - Home page
Grade 3 - Home page
Ms Braglia, art
Mr Chaikowski, music
Tallman , orchestra