Gifted and Talented 2017-2018

Referrals are now being accepted for possible participation in the magnet program for the 2017-2018 school year.  Students who will be in grades 3rd – 5th are eligible to apply.

Spring Creek Elementary is the site for the Albany County School District #1 Gifted and Talented magnet program.  These classes serve highly academic/creative students by providing differentiated instruction and an opportunity to interact with ability level peers. There are 3 classes (grades 3 – 5) located at Spring Creek Elementary.  A teacher within the GATE program provides the students full time, daily instruction.  In addition, these magnet classrooms have regularly scheduled Art, P.E., Computer, Music, Library, and Guidance classes.

Students are selected based on indicators of success in the program using specific GATE testing criteria.  A combination of verbal and non-verbal assessments have been chosen to best identify highly qualified students through a non-biased, holistic manner. If deemed appropriate once testing is completed, recommendations for admittance into the GATE Program will be made by the GATE Committee. Equal access is provided to culturally diverse students, students of different economic levels, and students with special needs.

You and your child’s teacher may recommend your child for this program.  Please request a referral form from your child’s teacher or visit Spring Creek Elementary’s website at

For more information about this program, please contact Liann Brenneman at (307) 721-4410 or

The referral deadline is January 31, 2017.

Title I Reading Resources

Title I Reading has issues available for all levels of readers from the Reading Connection Subscription.  These issues are a “practical way to promote school readiness” for the younger student and are full of fun activities for your children.

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Early Years January 2017 Spanish

Reading Connection BeginningJanuary 2017

Reading Connection Beginning January 2017 Spanish

Reading Connection Intermediate January 2017

Reading Connection Intermediate January 2017 Spanish

What’s cookin’ in the cafeteria today?

Click here to access School Lunch information for monthly lunch P-schoolLunch-enHD-AR1menus, paying your student’s lunch balance online, and Free and Reduced Meals Application.

Parents are always welcome to join us for lunch! Each lunch period is 45 minutes long.

Kindergarten:  11:30 a.m.  –  Grade 1:  11:40 a.m.  –  Grade 2:  11:50 a.m.
Grade 3:  11:55 p.m.  – Grade 4:  11:45 a.m.  – Grade 5:  11:40 a.m.

AmazonSmile fundraising for Slade PTA

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The Slade PTA is announcing a new and super simple way to raise funds for our school! has a fundraising site called AmazonSmile which donates a small percentage of every purchase to your chosen organization.  Every time you buy an eligible item through AmazonSmile, the Slade PTA receives a tiny percentage of the sale.  AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you know.  Same products, same prices, same service!!

The link AmazonSmile for Slade Elementary PTA will take you directly to in support of our organization. Or, you can go to, designate Slade Elementary School PTA as your charitable organization, and you are ready to shop.

Only purchases made through the AmazonSmile site result in a donation so you can bookmark the AmazonSmile home page to make it easier to return and shop. If you have an Amazon account, everything is the same on the AmazonSmile site: your cart, wish lists, registries, and settings. Tell your friends and relatives about it too! Anyone can choose to support Slade Elementary PTA through AmazonSmile.

Box Tops for Education

Box topsWe collect Box Tops for Education here at Slade so keep clipping those items!  Box Tops are collected by each classroom teacher and used to help our PTA raise money.  You can turn them in to your teacher in Ziploc baggies or envelopes.  Please make sure your child’s name, grade, and teacher’s name is on the envelope.  We will announce a new contest every month! 

Click Here to see what we can earn!
Click Here to Clip It, Earn It!

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Common sense tells us that kids who miss school miss opportunities to learn. Some absences are just unavoidable. But, how much is too much? New research tells us that missing an average of just two days a month makes a child much more likely to fail a subject or to not graduate from high school. This research also points out that parents often underestimate the effects of missing school. It’s in everyone’s interest that students are at school the vast majority of the time. Thank you for making attendance a priority at Slade Elementary School!

tranfinderi InfoFinder i – Bus Stop Locator System
The District has implemented a new bus stop locator system. This system allows parents to enter a home address and locate the nearest bus stop and the pickup time for each school.  Click on the icon to left to  access the system.