Fourth graders work with artist-in-residence to
create a mosaic for the walls of Harry Hoag Elementary
students have been working with visiting artist, Linda Biggers of
Broadalbin, since September. Together, they created a mosaic mural
featuring historical landmarks and architecture from around Fort
Plain, including both the old covered bridge and the new bridge,
the old water fountain in the park and the local library. Partially
funded by a grant from The Saratoga Arts Council, the project was a
collaboration between the school district and the Friends of Fort
Congratulations Harry Hoag Students of the
Month for January
Congratulations to the Harry Hoag Elementary
Students of the Month: Sophia Rockwell (K), Molly Kwasny (1st),
Daniel Lancaster (2nd), Damien Massie (3rd), Breanna Steinhauer
(4th), Luke Staples (5th), William Cochran (6th), and Special
Areas- Trent Reynolds (1st). shown here with Interim Principal Beth
Donovan, and Principal Lauren Crisman.
Welcome Mrs. Crisman
Elementary students welcomed Mrs. Crisman on
her first day at Harry Hoag on Jan. 19. Read her message to parents
Harry Hoag students purchase elves as a reward
for positive behavior
Elementary Student Council held its annual Elf Auction on Monday,
Dec. 21. Students in 4th, 5th and 6th grade used Topper Bucks to
purchase the services of an elf for a day. Typical elf duties
include: cleaning lockers, organizing desks, carrying books, serving
at lunch, etc.
Fort Plain received over 200 books from NYSUT
for elementary students
Rob Jenks, Vice President of the Fort Plain Teacher's Association
and President, Pat Hanifin, unpacked a box of over 200 books
donated to the Fort Plain Central School District from the New York
State United Teacher's Association and First Books Inc.
A variety of elementary-level books have been distributed
among the classrooms and some were put in the library for lending.
NYSUT is putting books in the hands of students with the help of
the non-profit organization First Book Inc., and the American
Federation of Teachers, a NYSUT national affiliate. Books are made
available at low to no cost to high-needs schools and nonprofit
programs serving low-income families and kids in need.
First Book Inc., obtains new, high-quality books donated from book
publishers and through monetary donations from people and companies
that support the program.
A new way to find out about school closings and delays this winter
Parents and students can sign up for the
REMIND app on their phones to get text messages when weather forces
a school closing or delay! It's simple to sign up: Using your cell
phone, just send a text message to 81010 and enter @fpcsd1 in the
Download a flyer here for more information (PDF document).
Let's go walking!
The Fort Plain Pacers program began
Monday, Nov. 2, and runs through Mar. 31 and is open to the public. Those wishing to walk in
the school building will be able to from 4:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on
The cost is a one time fee of $5.00 for your
access card. To sign up, see Becky in the District Office between
7:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.