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Sidney Elementary School
15 Pearl Street East
Sidney, NY 13838
Phone: (607) 561-7701
Fax: (607) 563-9257
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Early dismissal/sheltering drill set for October 19
This letter recently went home to families. As a reminder, we are putting it here as well. This is information about an early dismissal/sheltering drill. Students will be dismissed 15 minutes earlier than normal on Friday, October 19.
Please follow the "read more" link to access the full letter. 
Sidney receives grant Sidney CSD receives grant to help with healthy eating initiatives
Thomas Hohensee, project coordinator for Creating Healthy Schools and Communities grant, recently presented a check for more than $10,000 to Food Service Director Kim Corcoran, and Sidney teacher and wellness committee member. 

The check is to be used for the purchase of pedal-powered blender bikes and a mobile cooking lab. These items will be used as part of the Sidney Farm to Table initiative to promote healthy eating. 
NAO robot speaks to second graders NAO robot gets to know second grade
Sid, the NAO robot (pronounced NOW) who lives at the Sidney Central School District, as a “get-to-know” experience with the second grade each year.

Sid starts the event in his autonomous program, which he can interact with basic pre-programming to engage participants. Next, a program is run to showcase some of his abilities of the robot. By that time, students are enchanted by the robot. Some are nervous, but most are intrigued.

Students are encouraged to come and ask their questions. The students introduce themselves, which also helps robotics teacher Deb Vaughan to learn about the students, and then ask Sid their question. During the Q&A session, he’ll demonstrate abilities as appropriate.
Snack Attack! is underway at Sidney Elementary Snack Attack! is underway at Sidney Elementary
Snack Attack! – a superhero-themed taste test and health food initiative created by Sidney Farm to Table – started recently at Sidney Elementary. 

The monthly taste-test is something the school has been doing for the past several years, giving younger students the chance to taste different and healthy foods.

This year’s taste test is in accordance with the district wellness policy, which “seeks to ensure all of its students obtain the knowledge and skills necessary to make nutritious food selections.” Snack Attack! is designed to provide a model for healthy snack choices.
First day for staff 2018 Sidney staff prepares for school year
The Sidney Central School District had its first of two days for teachers and staff to prepare for the upcoming school year on Thursday. 
Sidney Superintendent Dr. Bill Christensen welcomed back staff during the morning session, which included covering a variety of topics. 
Paula Dewey, president of the Sidney Teachers Association, then talked about the Teachers of the Year awards from 2017-18, which were given to elementary teacher Kari Ahlqvist and music teacher Marjorie Pipes, who retired at the end of last year and was unable to be in attendance. 

After-school program flier Registration for after-school program is open
Registration for Sidney’s after-school program is now open.
The program, which is for grades K-6, runs daily from 2:25-5 p.m. on days when there are full days of school. The program includes STEM, science, arts and crafts, games, sports, and computers, among other activities. 
A snack is also included for the program, which costs $2 per registered day.
Sidney Elementary School
15 Pearl Street East  |  Sidney, NY 13838  |   Phone: 607.561.7701  |   Fax: 607.563.9257
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