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Charlotte Sidway Elementary School News Web Page - 2019



2451 Baseline Road - 716.773.8870

Charlotte Sidway Elementary School District's Website

Principal
Denise Dunbar

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GICSD Pre K and Kindergarten Registration Information - February 2019


    Registration has opened for the Universal Pre-Kindergarten (UPK) Program within the Grand Island School District which offers two UPK sites. The Charlotte Sidway Elementary School location runs a morning and afternoon session. The Kiddo’s Korner Preschool, 2728 Stony Point Road, will provide an afternoon session as our community-based provider. To be eligible for the UPK program a child must be four years of age on or before Dec. 1, 2019 and a Grand Island resident. PreK registration appointments must be made in advance, beginning March 1, 2019. Please call 773-8800 extension "O" to schedule a PreK registration appointment. The application deadline is Friday, May 17, 2019. The last appointment to register on this date will be 2 p.m. At your appointment, you will receive the UPK Provider Choice Lottery Form.
   Kindergarten registration is ongoing for the 2019-2020 school year. If you have a child turning five years of age on or before Dec. 1, 2019 and you have not been contacted by the district, please call the District Office at 773-8800 so that your child can be registered. To register for PreK or kindergarten, you must complete the GICSD Enrollment packet. All information about the programs, the central registration process and the enrollment packet is online at grandislandschools.org/register.


Valentine's For Veterans - February 2019



Back row, from left: Verelynn Conschafter, Cole Hahn, Fiona Hickey, Isaiah Montalvo, Will Trenda, Josh Dulak.
Front row: Logan Brockway, Kelsey Hall, Ruth Dalbo, Breighenna Tippett, Joseph Marsala.

    Recently, the Kindergarten and First Grade classes at Sidway Elementary were busy making Valentines for Veterans. These cards were delivered to th Buffalo VA Hospital.


Brick Paver Sidway Playground Committee Fundraiser - February 2019



Reasons to buy a brick.
New Form - print third page.
    The children of Gand Island need your help. Charlotte Sidway Elementary School, the Universal Pre-Kindergarten, Kindergarten and First Grade school for our community has a children's exercise and play area that has seen better days. The existing playground is over 25 years old and it is no longer feasible to be repaired or updated.
    In Fall of 2017, a group of teachers, administrators and parents came together forming the Sidway Playground Committee and began the daunting task of fund raising and designing a state-of-the-art, inclusive playground. The committee engaged the three major playground companies and had each submit a thorough presentation and price quote. The group then reviewed the proposals, and determined that GameTime offered the most inclusive, while also most affordable, option. The cost of the new structure is $145,000.
    While researching the cost and design needs, the committee also began raising money through dozens of fundraisers. They have raffled off a Jet Ski and Snow Blower, sold coffee and greeting cards, held large events for Halloween and a kick off to summer party, and most recently a Holiday Walk and craft fair. They were also fortunate to receive support from the local community receiving thousands of dollars in donation from individuals and organizations. Lastly, the committee was fortunate to receive a funding grant of $75,000 from New York State.
   To date, the committee has raised $120,000, and the goal is to build in 2019. They are asking for your help in reaching their goal by raising the last $25,000. Any amount you can contribute will bring them closer to building an amazing and inclusive playground for all the current and future youth of Grand Island to enjoy. As a final fundraiser, a brick pathway will be constructed leading to the new playground. You can purchase a personalized brick as a legacy to someone special to you. See online rendering of new playground and brick order form here.