1/27 - Half day
1/30 - BEST Assembly
2/9 - Safety Symposium on Mental Health, 6:00-7:30 pm
October 27 (date change)
The grade level colors are:
Kindergarten - blue
Grade 1 - purple
Grade 2 - green
Grade 3 - yellow
Grade 4 - orange
Grade 5 - red
MOVE Program - teal
Tesago Elementary School was the No. 1 ranked public elementary school in the Capital Region, according to the Albany Business Review's
ranking in the 2015 Schools Report. The rankings were compiled using
data for math and English test scores for grades three, four and five,
and science test scores in grade four from the 2013-14 school year.
Congratulations to our students, parents, faculty and staff!
Welcome to Tesago's PTA home page!
DISCOVERY - Discovery sign ups took place this past Tuesday and Wednesday. We are pleased to announce that every student who registered was placed in a class of their choice! Class confirmations were sent out on Friday. If you did not receive one, please contact [email protected] asap. We have the following spots left if anyone is looking for a second class:
6 Scratch/Code- Note, Scratch will not be the platform, it will be Code.org
If interested, please email [email protected] with your request and we will accommodate those on a first come, first serve basis. NOTE: Please review the class to make sure that your child is in the appropriate grade before signing up.
Thank you to all of the parents who volunteered to help with their child’s program! Based on the class, the number of needed chaperones will vary. We will be sending out separate emails for chaperones in the next few days so we appreciate your patience as we work through the scheduling.
Payment for all classes will be due this Wednesday, February 1st from 6:00pm-7:30pm in the Tesago lobby. Program coordinators will be available during this time to accept your cash or check payments and will also accept additional registrations for any classes with space still available. Snow date will be Thursday, February 2nd.
Honorary Life Thanks to those who sent in nominations for the Honorary Life Award. We will update you with our nominees soon!
We are starting to gear up for the Spring Carnival. Thank you to those that have signed up to help! We are still in need of two more committee volunteers as well as a chair for the Silent Auction (shadow for this year). If you are interested, please sign up using the link below.
SILENT AUCTION - DONATIONS NEEDED
Own your own business or know someone that does? We are currently looking for silent auction items to auction off during the Spring Carnival. The Spring Carnival is our biggest fundraiser of the year. If you or someone you know would like to donate, please reach out to Stephanie Booth at [email protected]. We are also looking for someone to shadow this program this year to take it over next year. Let us know if you are interested!
Yearbook orders are due Friday, February 17! To order online (recommended), visit https://sites.google.com/view/tesagoyearbook, or use the printed order form sent home with your child. Questions? Contact [email protected].
Attention 5 th Grade Parents! We have 2 special opportunities to celebrate your child in their LAST Tesago yearbook:
1) Email a favorite baby photo of your 5 th grader to [email protected] by Friday, February 10, for inclusion in the yearbook. Cost: Free.
2) Purchase a shout-out message of congratulations/encouragement for your child as they move on to 6 th grade. You can submit your message and payment on our PTA MemberHub store at https://tesagopta.memberhub.com/store/items/818179, or email [email protected] for other payment options. Cost: $5
There are a number of open positions that we are looking to fill before next year. In addition, all PTA Board positions will be open as our term will expire. Please reach out if you have questions or are interested!
View open positions: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090549ADAF2CAAFA7-tesago2
Explore fun events in our community! Please feel free to email event ideas to [email protected].
February 1-28, Skating at the Empire State Plaza, Albany
February 3 - Ballston Spa Chocolate Fest
February 4 - Open Art Studio at Art in Mind, Glenville
February 4 - Snowshoe Stroll at Thacher State Park, Voorheesville
February 5 - Snow Moon Full Moon Hike, Wilton Wildlife Preserve
February 1 - 28 - Great programming at the Clifton Park Library! (see program attached)
- Melissa Kollar and Stephanie Booth, Co-PresidentsTogether Everyone Shares A Great Opportunity
Hi, my name is Stephanie Booth and I am a Co-President on the Tesago PTA this year. This will be my 7th year at Tesago. My son, William, is in 8th grade at Acadia and my daughter, Emma, is in 4th grade with Mr. Yattaw. We are a hockey family - William plays for Clifton Park Dynamo and Emma plays for the Clifton Park Eagles. In addition, Emma just joined the Capital United soccer team. Needless to say, sports keep us busy year-round! When I do have downtime, I enjoy catching up with friends or reading a good book (and occasionally binging a show on Netflix!). I am also a huge Disney fan! I am looking forward to a great year at Tesago and hoping to see you at the Back to School BBQ later this month!
Hi everyone! My name is Melissa Kollar. My husband Steve and I have two boys, Spencer in 4th grade at Tesago and Chase in 7th grade at Acadia. In May, I graduated from The College of Saint Rose with a degree in Social Work. Woohoo! I have always wanted to work with and support children so I am thankful that my internship at the START Children's Center turned into a position that allows me to feel like I can make a difference while giving me the flexibility that I need to continue to support my boys and their endeavors. In my free time, I love to read - especially historical fiction, sew and occasionally bake. I am looking forward to meeting/seeing you all and working together to create amazing memories here at Tesago!
We invite each and every Tesago family and teacher to join the PTA for the 2022-2023 school year. Membership is open to parents, grandparents, neighbors, friends and members of our community.
We hope you will consider renewing your membership or join the Tesago PTA for the first time this Fall. You don't have to attend meetings or even volunteer. Your membership dues alone help us provide programs and funding to all of our students. It's only $8 to join. Everyone is welcome to join and each member will be listed in the Tesago's PTA directory which is a wonderful resource to have on hand when you need to contact a fellow Tesago PTA parent.
The benefits of membership include:
Membership is being done online this year. There will not be a form sent out. To become a member, please visit https://tesagopta.memberhub.com/store/.
- Shen Inventors
- Odyssey of the Mind
- Back to School BBQ
- Family Fun Night
- Popcorn Days
- Movie Night
- Much, much, more
Tesago is again participating in the Box Tops for Education program and there is a new and improved program this year! This year our goal is to raise $1,000 for the wonderful programs for our children.
Box Tops is going digital with the new mobile app! The Box Tops app will scan your store receipt and automatically find products and instantly adds Box Tops to our school's earnings online. No clipping required! Download the app on the App Store or get it on Google Play!
1- Can I still submit the traditional Box Tops that are clipped to our school?
Traditional Box Tops clips are being phased out of production, but they may continue to be found on many products throughout the store. Unfortunately due to COVID-19, Box Tops may not physically be brought into the school.
2-What does the new digital Box Tops label look like on participating products?
Eventually the Box Tops program will become digital only. Participating brands are starting to change their packaging from a traditional Box Tops clip to the new Box Top label. If you see this label below, use the new Box Tops app to scan your receipt. Box Tops are still worth 10 cents each for our school. The app will find participating products purchased at any store and instantly add cash to our school's earnings online.