This week’s summer library program introduced students to yoga. The weekly reading program combines reading with incentives and special programs.
Principal Elisa Stephens led her students through a variety of poses with names like the Superman and the warrior to introduce them to yoga for fitness and relaxation.
The Clover Ridge summer library program is winding down. The last program on the schedule is next Wednesday at 10 a.m. Students will turn in reading records for prizes and be treated to Steve Peterson’s Magic Show.
The new school year is around the corner. The Back-to-School Resources page has information to help you get ready.
School start dates vary by grade:
Sept. 6: Grades 1-6, grades 7-8 at Timber Ridge and grade 9
Sept. 7: Grades 7-8 at Calapooia, Memorial and North Albany middle schools and grades 10-12
Sept. 12: Kindergarten
Greater Albany Public Schools voluntarily tested all drinking and food preparation water fixtures for lead in all schools this summer. More than 500 samples were taken. Test results for all schools will be published here when they are available.
Early results showed elevated lead levels in three fixtures at Periwinkle Elementary School and five fixtures at Waverly Elementary School. Repairs were made and the fixtures will be retested.
Read more about water testing in GAPS schools and find resources about lead on the water testing information page.
Attention parents: The Boys and Girls Club of Albany will again provide an after-school program for all students in GAPS schools. Busing is available from all elementary schools.
This program will start on Sept. 19.
Watch their website for important dates and more information.
Photo from Boys & Girls Club of Albany.