Volume 33/Number 8 March 2010
‘Charlotte’s Web’ Weaves
a Wonderful Performance
The middle school play, Charlotte’s Web,
was a big hit with the young and young at
heart! Students worked very hard to learn
their lines and put on a great production.
About 40 students took part, whether it was
on stage or behind the scenes. There was
no charge to attend, but students collected
$750 in donations for the Red Cross to help
with Haitian relief. Thank you to everyone
for your generosity; it just goes to show that
Belfast is a small town with a BIG heart!
Belfast Central School’s Mission Statement
The mission of the Belfast Central School is to work together to provide a comprehensive, equitable, and quality education for all students based on the
belief that all children can and will learn. The community, faculty, staff, parents, and students will cooperatively foster each individual’s intellectual, moral, social,
civic, and physical development so that Belfast Central School will continue to be looked upon as an example of excellence in rural education in New York State.
Board of Education Update
January 26, 2010 ﬁngerprint clearance
• President Hull called the meeting to order at 6:32 p.m. The - waiving the deadline that notice be given to the District
Pledge of Allegiance was recited. by April 1st of the preceding ﬁscal year before retirement
• Mr. Lingenfelter presented budget status and revenue status to receive reimbursement for accumulated sick leave due to
reports detailing revenues and expenses to date. an unforeseen condition
• General Support items of the 2010-2011 budget were • The meeting adjourned at 7:30 p.m.
• Mrs. May and Mr. Lingenfelter presented preliminary budget February 9, 2010
ﬁgures proposed by the Governor. • President Hull called the meeting to order at 6:30 p.m. The
• Mrs. Amos informed the Board that on the last day of student Pledge of Allegiance was recited.
early dismissal held on January 13, Trooper Campanella • Mrs. Amos provided information on the results of January
addressed staff members on the topic of antibullying, focusing Regents testing.
on the seriousness of using electronic devices as a form of • Superintendent May reported that we would be hosting an art
aggression. show and spring concert on May 18. She also reported on
• Mrs. May reminded Board members of the upcoming middle enrollment numbers and a grant writing consortium.
school play and provided information on the BOCES annual • The Board approved the following as presented:
meeting and voting. - the minutes of the January 12 and January 26, 2010 regular
• The Board approved the following as presented: meetings
- the treasurer’s report for the month of December - bids for the sale of surplus items
- budget transfers for negative accounts - a practicum student placement for Elise Brown, working in
- the discipline report for the month of December prekindergarten
- the resignation of Tamika Burdett from the position of part- - a change in dates for a maternity leave of absence for
time custodian effective -January 29, 2010 Michelle Calanni, special education teacher
- 5th grade participation in Camp Rushford and granting - Lacie LaVallee, Emma Fizgerald, Kevin Dibble, and
authority to Superintendent May to execute the agreement Joshua Houghtaling as non-certiﬁed substitute teachers for
for use of the Rushford Environmental Education Center the remainder of the 2009-2010 school year
- CSE recommendations - Dylan Bonning, Kevin Dibble, and Carla Fuller as
- a practicum student placement for Janet Hazekamp non-teaching substitutes for the remainder of the 2009-2010
working with Teresa Heaney school year
- Adrienne Evans and Stephanie Hinz as non-teaching - CSE and CPSE recommendations
substitutes for the remainder of the 2009-2010 school year • The Board discussed bullying. President Hull stated that the
- utilizing up to $20,000 from the construction budget fund Board of Education is 100% opposed to bullying and that
for plumbing construction change orders in the current bullying will not be tolerated at the Belfast Central School.
2007 capital improvements project • At 7:30 p.m. the meeting adjourned.
- change from conditional appointment status due to
2010-11 Kindergarten Registration
Children of the Belfast School District who reach the age of ﬁve (5) on or before December 1, 2010, are eligible to enter
kindergarten in September 2010. If your child is not enrolled in the Belfast Preschool and will turn ﬁve on or before
December 1, 2010 please return the following information to the superintendent’s ofﬁce at Belfast Central School
prior to April 30, 2010. Thank you for your cooperation.
DATE OF BIRTH______________________________________________________________
Belfast Central School 2 March 2010
More Scenes from ‘Charlotte’s Web’
Display at RIT
Reminder to Fans: Be a Good Sport! Chelsea Morton and Dezeree Ow-
ens recently represented Belfast Central
Each year our high school athletic teams are rated by coaches and by referees on School with their art teacher by having
sportsmanship. For example, three years in a row our girls’ volleyball team received their work displayed in the recent MS and
recognition for outstanding sportsmanship. We would like to take this opportunity to HS Art Show at RIT. They should be very
encourage our fans to positively cheer our boys and girls on to victory. Our young ath- proud of their accomplishments. Three
hundred and twenty eight artists from over
letes are very sensitive to the comments made in the stands. We ask everyone’s coopera-
50 schools in a ﬁve-county region were
tion and support, and we also respectfully request that you set positive examples for our
represented. The exhibit was held from
young people in regard to comments directed toward referees and umpires as well. We January 29-February 24. The works will
trust that this spring sports season will include many victories, lessons learned about be on display in the Main Foyer for the
sportsmanship, and pleasant memories. month of March.
Belfast Central School 3 March 2010
STAFF SPOTLIGHT 5-12 Principal’s Corner
According to the 2008 ACT College Readiness Report, 78% of US high school stu-
dents do not meet college readiness benchmarks in all four key areas—English, reading,
science, and math. The report further adds that only 43% of 2008 high school graduates
met the benchmark in math, 28% in science, 53% in reading, and 68% in English (more
information is available at www.act.org). These nation-wide statistics are alarming.
So what can we do, as parents and the local community, to combat that national
trend? What can we do to ensure that our children are ready to further their education
beyond high school? Unfortunately, there’s no easy answer, but here are some ideas to
1. Encourage young people to read. Good reading habits start in infancy. Children
who are read to early in life are more comfortable with books, gain familiarity
with story structure, learn to determine the meaning of unfamiliar words through
the context in which they are presented, and build an understanding of story
structure—beginning, middle, and end.
2. Uphold high learning standards. Encourage students to take full advantage of
the strong educational opportunities that they face every day at school. Remind
our kids that “good enough” is never good enough and that they should strive for
Ms. Voss Baroni excellence. Counsel students to aim for a 100%, not for a passing mark. Encour-
age them to do their best in everything they do.
3. Be proactive in the education process. Encourage our students to get involved
Sherrie Voss Baroni is ACCORD in their schools and communities. Teach kids to ask when they have a question
Corporation’s 21st Century Com- and to seek extra opportunities to learn. Encourage our students to maximize their
munity Learning Center Belfast
engagement and involvement in their classes and explore learning options outside
Liaison for middle school students
of the traditional school program. Encourage parents and community members to
at the STAR After School Program.
Sherrie earned her Bachelor of be actively involved in our school, ask questions about the curriculum, and ﬁnd
Science in Management from the areas to share expertise and experience.
University of New Orleans. She We’re all in this together, and we all want to be a meaningful part in preparing the
relocated from New Orleans to Fill- young people of this community for their lives beyond their public school experience.
more with her 13-year-old twins, Whether the next steps be toward college, the military, or the workforce, it is essential
Tristan and Summer, after hurricane that each young person is armed with the tools he or she needs to be successful. Aim
In addition to her daily after-
school club activities and commu-
- Mrs. Jennifer Amos
nity event planning, Sherrie enjoys
broadening the horizons of the
after-school students by taking them
on ﬁeld trips to Alfred University’s You are invited to ...
Children Learning Initiative Pro-
gram where they have been exposed
to career exploration, various art
Belfast Central School’s
mediums, and cultural opportuni- Annual Open House
ties. She enjoys cooking and art
projects with the students through March 18, 2010
the Wellsville Creative Art Center.
When she is not working, Sherrie 6-7:30 p.m.
enjoys exploring her new surround-
ings in Allegany County with her Come see what has been happening
twins, walking, crossword puzzles, ial
in our classrooms. We will have special
and cooking New Orleans cuisine.
exhibits and demonstrations for you
Sherrie is a true New Orleans Saints
fan and enjoyed watching their to see and enjoy. Come join us!
2010 Superbowl win this year.
Belfast Central School 4 March 2010
Kick Up Their Heels
Kick Up Their Heels Please remind your child that
On January 15, the middle school stu- they are required to be IN Home-
dents had a James Bond theme dance. The room at 8:10 a.m.
middle schoolers voted on a theme and it
Note that excused and unexcused
was decided that 007 would be a fun theme.
Students had a ball dancing the night away.
S Absent, Tardy, and Early Dismissal
Seniors, Casey Brundage, Kory Shick, and
S dates are documented. Please be
Jake Evans donated their time and talents to
J aware that all absences count to-
DJ the dance for us. Many students dressed wards the total allowable absences,
in their best 007 outﬁts for the dance. A regardless of it being excused or not
good time was had by all that attended. excused (New York State Educa-
tion Law). Excuses are required in
order to change “A” = (Absent) to
“E” = (Absent Excused), and “T” =
(Tardy) to “L” = (Tardy Excused).
Excuses should be sent in within
24 hours of returning to school. A
list of excused absences is in the
When a parent request is made
for a student to be excused early for
ing/Professional visit, a note from
the professional’s ofﬁce should be
turned in to the school within 24
hours of returning to school. You
may also request doctor’s notes be
The following received recognition for being Belfast’s Best. They were
faxed to 585-365-2648. You do not
nominated for the reasons noted. A certiﬁcate and a pen were
have to take your child to a doctor
awarded to them for their ﬁne efforts. Congratulations to the
to have an illness excused. A note
stating that your child is ill, brieﬂy
tell why (symptoms), with a signa-
Mrs. Borden, Mrs. Marsh & Mrs. Paulsen for donat-
ture and dates of absence is still an
ing your time every day to make sure our middle school
students were able to perform a play this year.
Please call Mrs. Amy Bonning-
– Mrs. Lingenfelter
Smith 365-2646, ext. 1008 with any
questions regarding school atten-
Kajun Burdick and Connor White for ﬁxing the broken parti-
tion in my room while I was gone. – Thanks – Ms. Armstrong
Belfast Central School 5 March 2010
Elementary Classes Reward Attendance
The elementary classroom
with the highest average at-
tendance for the past month
was Mrs. Hazelton’s class!
Certiﬁcates and the rotating
classroom banner were pre-
sented. For students to achieve
we must have them with us
every day. Thank you parents
for ensuring your children have
the best attendance possible.
Students with perfect
Mrs. Hamer - Kindergarten
Logan Green Above is Mrs. Hazelton’s class: (front, l-r) A. Sullivan, A. Wilson, C. Preston, X. McCluer,
Matthew Stanton A. Male, T. Hale, H. Helms, H. Enders (back l-r) C. Sadler, K. Morton, B. Lorenz, M. Enders, K.
Michael Truax Barber, N. Ellison, C. Caiazza, K. Comstock, A. Blocho (missing C. Guilford and T. Curcio).
Mrs. Miller - Kindergarten Lillian Mahon Alexander Hull Eryn Broshar
Garrett Taylor Emma Sullivan Samantha Burgio Tyler Gustason
Adam Warner Addison Babbitt Daniel Geyer Travis Hale
Matthew Weaver Elisa Houser Rose Stephens MacKenzie Hamer
Julius Korytkowski Keith Weaver Timothy Merriam
Mrs. Hazelton – Grades 1 / 2 Rachel Marsh Desiree Werner Reilly Shannon
Nicholas Ellison Reece Wallace
Mia Enders Mrs. Weaver – Grades 3 / 4 Mrs. Mullen - Grades 3 / 4 Lilac Wooding
Tia Hale Kevin McCumiskey Noah Bentley
Adison Male Eric Stephens Mackenzie Cox Mrs. Borden/Mrs. Paulsen -
Xavier McCluer Hunter Wooding Alexander Enders 6th Grade
Kelsi Morton Dominic Barber Hunter Lincoln William Cobb
Collin Preston Nicholas Brown Ethan Blocho Jack Curcio
Chase Sadler Danielle Cassady Jayme Fuller Austin Dorvit
Kyah Barber Rylea Comstock Isaah Leiseur Brandon Durrigan
Andrew Blocho Collin Davis Shane Preston Arica Enders
Kyle Comstock Austin Gustason Tyler Hale
Tyler Curcio Morgan Hamer Mrs. Borden/Mrs. Paulsen - Peighton Ray
Hunter Enders Bradley Hull 5th Grade Brent Taylor-Gughiocello
Bryce Lorenz Haven Baize Jessica Williams
Adelaide Sullivan Mrs. Arnold - Grades 3 / 4 Cody Barth Mari Zillgitt
Ayden Wilson Corey Brown Matthew Borden Jesse Zuver
Mrs. Mahon – Grades 1 / 2
Devin Harriger FREE EASTER EVENT - APRIL 3 - 11 A.M.
Ryan Lynch Belfast Central School Auditorium
Collin Weaver 2
• Easter Egg Hunt for ages 1-8 & Scavenger Hunt for ages 9-12
• Prizes and Candy for all
Mrs. Ross – Grades 1 / 2
Nolan Amidon • Hotdogs - Chips - Pop - Cupcakes served at no charge
Dustin Arnold Sponsored By The Belfast Task Force And Belfast Lions Club
Belfast Central School 6 March 2010
* 2010 Belorea *
On sale now
ORDER ONE TODAY!!!
St. Patrick’s Day
The 2010 BCS yearbook can be ordered now. Don’t miss out on a GREAT
book that will be full of memories from this school year! Celebration
Fill out the order form below. Submit order form and money to your homeroom MARCH 6, 2010
teachers or send by mail to:
Belfast Central School 5 p.m. - Until?
c/o Yearbook Staff St. Patrick’s Hall
1 King St.
Belfast, NY 14711
East Hughes Street
REMEMBER: the sooner you buy, the cheaper it is!!
Corn Beef & Cabbage
YES! I want to order a 2009-2010 Belfast Central School Yearbook- The Belorea Boiled Dinner With Ham
______ $40 before December 23, 2009 Irish Desserts & Beverage
______ $50 January 1-29, 2010
______ $55 after January 29, first come, first served paid
* Hot Dog, Chips & Fruit
waiting list Punch available for children *
Fun For The Whole Family
Thank you. - 2010 Yearbook Staff Olean Irish Dancers
Chris Piaggi, Bag Pipe
Games For Kids - Rafﬂes
I want to say Thanks to ...
Adults $8 Children $4
To the Belfast High School Student Council and BCS Staff, Thank you so
much for your continued support of the Belfast Children’s Christmas Project. It Sponsored By The Belfast Task
means so much!
Force & Belfast Lions Club
- Annette Kish, Susan Topor, Neal Green, Mary Sherlock
Belfast Central School 7 March 2010
Anna & Kelly making a cat book.
a Day at the
Beach News from Primary Pod 1-2
During the month of January our students learned about
As always we are very busy in the pre-
slavery, the Civil War, and civil rights. The Civil War hap-
school. We are learning about the oceans
pens to be a topic of extreme interest for one of our students,
and the animals that live there. We do a
Miss Aidan Heaney. As a culminating activity, Aidan, her
different one each day. Then one of us
father (Mr. Aran Heaney – BCS high school history teacher),
draws a picture of the animal and puts it
and her grandfather (Mr. William Heaney – retired BCS high
on our ocean mural for Open House. We
school English teacher) came to the classroom in February to
will end this unit with our annual beach
talk to the students about the Civil War, slavery, and Abraham
day. We are making beach shirts with
ocean animals on them. It will be great to
Aidan came dressed in her Union Soldier uniform. One of
play beach volleyball, eat at our beach,
Aidan’s favorite family trips is Gettysburg, PA. Aidan deeply
and enjoy the extra warmth in our room.
admires and enjoys learning about President Abraham Lincoln.
We have been working on our letter
This seven-year-old knows more about our 16th president than
sounds to the song “Who Let the Dogs
most high school students. Both Mr. Heaneys shared various
Out.” We are also playing a new game
facts related to this unit. Our students were surprised to hear
about rhyming words. It’s lots of fun.
about a conﬁrmed house in Belfast that was part of the Under-
ground Railroad, and a possible barn that belongs to one of our
BCS staff. The Heaney family also brought special photos,
books, and videos to share with our classes.
We enjoyed this special time with Aidan and her family and
are thankful to have such great resources within our students,
their families, and our community.
Federal SAVE Legislation Reminder
In compliance with Federal SAVE Legislation and NYS Commissioner’s
Regulations, we will continue to notify parents/guardians of your child’s class-
room attendance through the use of our attendance notiﬁcation form. In addition
to this, and in compliance with the above-mentioned legislation and regulations,
we request that you continue to provide us with written veriﬁcation from medical
personnel when your child is dismissed from school and/or absent due to a medical
Above Sunshine & Canaan making appointment.
a dino book.
Belfast Central School 8 March 2010
BCS Students Succeed January &
at Area Music Festivals February
Special congratulations to the following students who performed a vocal or instru-
mental solo at solo festival in Fillmore, February 6th. These students memorized a song
to perform for a judge, and also had to sight-read a musical passage. Students’ scores
ranged from 23/28 to 28/28!! You should all be very proud of your hard work!
Participants included: Addisen Vergara, Angela Allen, Anthony Magee, Arica Enders,
Ashlyn Brown, Carolyn Montanye, Dakota Bentley, Elizabeth Lingenfelter, Erin Mc- Be sure to congratulate
students who made Ms.
Cumiskey, Eryn Broshar, Hannah Arnold, Jacob Weaver, Joseph Leiseur, Joseph Mer-
Ordway’s Music Wall
riam, Katrina Barber, Kayla Ross, Kaylee Middaugh, Kierra Carlton, Kirsten Wuersig,
of Fame in January and
MacKenzie Hamer, Megan Gent, Peighton Ray, Savannah Parker, Serena Amos, Zach February! To get on the
Enders wall of fame students
Congratulations to the following students who were accepted into All County! must show exemplary
6th Grade All County Honors Choir - Dakota Bentley, Megan Harrington, Arica singing, listening,
Enders, Peighton Ray, Brandon Durrigan performance, or
Junior High All County Honors Choir - Kayla Ross, Ashlyn Brown, Elizabeth outstanding knowledge
Lingenfelter, Katrina Barber, Regan Fuller, Brett Miller, Joey Leiseur, Aaron Albano, of musical concepts.
Zach Enders Congratulations …
Senior High All County Honors Choir - Erin McCumiskey, Casey Fuller
Junior High All County Honors Band - Kayla Ross, Savannah Parker
Senior High All County Honors Band & Jazz Ensemble - Kirsten Wuersig
Grades 9-12 2nd Qtr. Honor Roll
HONOR ROLL (85-89% avg.) Brundage, Amanda Burlingame, Kierra Brandon Durrigan
GRADE 9: Joseph Damiano, Emily Carlton, Nathan Dodge, Devan Har- Ashley Estabrook
Fuller rington, Alyson Morton, Chelsea Morton, Belle Evans
GRADE 10: Alexander Hulin, Jessica Dezeree Owens, Coty Winchell Caden Fuller
Wallace, Alexis Weaver Colton Gaddy
GRADE 11: Eric Brundage, Joshua BOCES HIGH HONOR ROLL Carter Guilford
Cole, Carrie Fuller, Angel Lippincott, Amanda Bond, Medical Assisting; Tia Hale
Kelsea Shick Casey Brundage, Computer Systems Tech- Megan Harrington
GRADE 12: Kristina Bromstead, nology; Amanda Burlingame, Medical Aidan Heaney
Crystal Carlton, Jacob Evans, Kristyn Ev- Assisting; Alyson Morton, Cosmetology; Cayla Hennard
ans, Stephanie Quick, Kory Shick, Aaron Coty Winchell, Project Lead the Way/
BOCES HONOR ROLL
HIGH HONOR ROLL ( 90% or above) Emily Cobb, Media Communications
GRADE 9: Katrina Barber, Jason Technology; Zachary Hamer, Power
Cole, Riley Ellison, Austin Enders, Aaren Equipment Technology; Arthur Kellogg, Cayla Mura
Harrington, Mckenzie Miller, Christopher Natural Resources; Connor Parker, Power Peighton Ray
Morey, Savannah Parker, Abbey Paulsen, Equipment Technology; Kathryn Sher- Kayla Ross
Allison Paulsen, Kayla Ross wood, Medical Assisting; Jacob Evans, Chandler Sackett
GRADE 10: Amaris Amos, Bridget Culinary Arts; Kristyn Evans, Computer Chase Sadler
Cole, Arabelle Evans, Kourtnie Franklin, Systems Technology; Clarence Guilford, Reilly Shannon
Casey Fuller, Cayla Hennard, Collin Jones Automotive Body Technology; Stephanie Michael Truax
GRADE 11: Amanda Bond, Ian Har- Quick, Animal Science; Kory Shick, Proj- Adam Warner
rington, Emily Hooker, Emily McCumis- ect Lead the Way/CAD; Aaron Worthing- Jessica Williams
key, Michael Shafer, Tori Warner ton, Automotive Body Technology. Mari Zillgitt
GRADE 12: Andrea Atherton, Casey
Belfast Central School 9 March 2010
Second Quarter A
Our 2nd Quarter Awards Assembly was held on February 9, 201
Grades K-4 Principal’s Award: Hannah Becht, Grades 3-4 Honor Roll: Noah Bentley, Kayleigh Grade 5 & 6 Honor Ro
Allison Gent, Tia Hale, Morgan Hamer, Hunter Blocho, Elijah Broshar, Corey Brown, Samantha Catalino, Erin Cole, Tyler G
Lincoln, Rachel Marsh, Chandler Sackett, Keith Burgio, Danielle Cassady, Dalton Hamer Morgan Hamer, Katherine Hotchkis
Weaver Hamer, MacKenzie Hurd, Hunter Lincoln, Aaron Dorvit, Brandon Durrigan,
Grade 5 & 6 High Hon
Eryn Broshar, Michaela Ko
Sarah Marsh, Timothy Me
Grades K-4 Personal Success Award: Cotie Grades 3-4 High Honor Roll: Sydney Ace, Ethan Reilly Shannon, Fletcher A
Austin, Kyah Barber, Jaelyn Bennett, Noah Bentley, Blocho, Rylea Comstock, Trent Dowd, Adam Enders, Curcio, Arica Enders, Meg
Zachary Hahn, Natalie Nettnin, Kaitlin Sadler, Ashley Estabrook, Hannah Gent, Kevin McCumiskey, Ray, Jessica Williams, Ma
Camden Smith Shane Preston, Megan Rose, Rebecca Stephens, Keith
Grades K-4 Most Improved: James Booth, Grades K-4 Outstanding Achievement: Hannah Grades K-4 People R
Donnald Brown, Caleb Caiazza, Zachari Hoffman, Gent, Megan Rose, Rebecca Stephens Kayleigh Blocho, Kyle Co
MacKenzie Hurd, Hailey Mitchell, Michael Truax, Dalton Hamer, Aidan Hea
Charlotte Winchell Smith, Garrett Taylor
Belfast Central School 10 March 2010
10. The following students were recognized for their ﬁne efforts:
Grades 5-8 Principal’s Award: 5th Grade – Eryn
Broshar, 6th Grade – Fletcher Ace, 7th Grade – Kayla
oll: Cody Barth, Payton Grade 7 & 8 Honor Roll: Aaron Albano, Tristan Caiazza, 8th Grade – Mike Rose
Gustason, MacKenzie Collins, Joseph DaHill, Addisen Vergara, Chadd
ss, Lilac Wooding, Austin Shelley, Payton Slack, Sean Young
nor Roll: Hannah Arnold, Grade 7 & 8 High Honor Roll: Sabrina Bentley,
orytkowski, Gage Lincoln, Ethan Broshar, Ashlyn Brown, Kayla Caiazza,
rriam, Michaela Pastorious Gabriella Dejac, Zachary Enders, Kodi Franklin, Grades 5-8 Most Improved: 5th Grade - Katie
Ace Dakota Bentley Jack Megan Gent, Joseph Merriam, Jacob Weaver, Serena Hotchkiss, 6th Grade - Dan Connelly, 7th Grade -
gan Harrington, Peighton Amos, Cameron Chamberlain, Mason Hooker, Joseph Brian Baize, 8th Grade - Tyler Joseph
ari Zillgitt, Jesse Zuver Leisuer, Elizabeth Lingenfelter, Kayli Williams
Respecting Others: Grades 5-8 Citizenship: 5th Grade - Tyler Grades 5-8 Outstanding Effort: 5th Grade -
omstock, Caden Fuller, Gustason, 6th Grade - Brent Taylor-Gughiocello, 7th Christian Babbitt, 6th Grade - Mari Zillgitt, 7th Grade
aney, Levi Raybuck, Ian Grade - Kodi Franklin, 8th Grade - Joey Leisuer - Joey DaHill, 8th Grade - Blake Cooper
Belfast Central School 11 March 2010
The Junior class will be holding a
Chinese Auction on March 13th at the
BCS Auditorium at 1:00. Drawings
will start at 3 p.m. Come join the fun!
Students needing transportation
to parochial schools within a 15-mile
radius of the Belfast Central School Pesticide Use Notication
need to submit requests in writing to
the school district by April 1, 2010. The Belfast Central School District utilizes an Integrated Pest Management
Plan that emphasizes the use of non-chemical solutions when pest removal from
Income Tax Number the district buildings or grounds is necessary. This plan is available for inspec-
tion in the district ofﬁce. Our Integrated Pest Management (IPM) committee has
New York State resident income developed a comprehensive plan to promote proper storage of food items and to
tax returns IT200 and IT201 require prevent any possibilities of unwanted pests. If it becomes necessary to eliminate
you to enter the name and code num- pests, traps, environmental modiﬁcations, and/or mechanical means are utilized
ber of the public school district where whenever possible. Occasionally, chemical pesticides may be used for serious or
you were a resident on December 31, unsafe pest infestations for which other non-chemical means are either inappro-
2009. The Belfast Central School priate or ineffective.
code number is 044. You have the right to be informed prior to any pesticide application made to
the school grounds and buildings. In certain emergencies, pesticides may be ap-
Emergency Contacts plied without prior notice, but you will be provided notice following any such ap-
plication. If you need prior notiﬁcation, please complete the information below
It is very important that the school
and submit to: Eileen Ostrander, Belfast Central School, 1 King Street, Belfast,
is able to contact parents/guardians
NY 14711. Please feel free to call 365-9940 if you have questions.
in the course of routine business or in
cases of emergency. Consequently,
please provide us with home/work/ PESTICIDE PRIOR USE NOTIFICATION REQUEST
or emergency phone numbers if you (Please print)
had not done so at the beginning of
the school year or if there have been Parent/Guardian Name:______________________________________________
any changes. Also if you have had a
change of address, please notify the Child’s Name:_____________________________________________________
school of that as well. Thank You!
Please be aware of the signs that City:___________________________________ Zip Code:_________________
are posted on our building request-
ing that unauthorized vehicles not go Telephone #: Daytime___________________ Evening___________________
across our lawn or travel on school
property. In the past, when the ground Please check one:
was wet, we had some damage done
to our lawn. We are asking all com- ______ I wish to be notiﬁed prior to a scheduled pesticide treatment inside of
munity members to respond in a posi- the building.
tive manner to the signs posted on our
building so that additional damage to ______ I wish to be notiﬁed prior to a scheduled pesticide treatment on the
our lawn is not incurred. Everyone’s grounds of the school.
cooperation is greatly appreciated.
When parking in school parking _____ Both of the above
lots, please be reminded not to park
in unauthorized spots and please be Signature ____________________________________ Date ______________
mindful to take only one spot. Thank
you for you cooperation.
Belfast Central School 12 March 2010
2010-2011 Preschool Registration
Children in the Belfast Central School District who reach the age of four on or before December 1, 2010 are eligible to apply
for consideration for the preschool class of 2010-2011. If you would like your child to be considered for the class beginning
in September of 2010, please ﬁll out and return this form to Judy Barrett, Home/School Coordinator, Belfast Preschool, 1
King St., Belfast, NY 14711 by April 14, 2010. If you have any questions, please call the preschool at 365-8088.
Date of Birth:_______________________________________________________________________________________
Lunch Menu March 2010
1 2 3 4 5
Turkey Subs w/Cheese, Chicken Nuggets, Broccoli Macaroni & Cheese, Breaded Pork Chop Patty, Grilled Cheese, Tomato
Lettuce & Tomato, Tater w/Cheese Sauce, Rolls, Tossed Salad, Rolls, Fruit Mashed Potatoes & Gravy, Soup, Pickle Spears,
Rounds, Fruit Fruit Rolls, Fruit Crackers, Fruit
8 9 10 11 12
Pizza Choices, Veggies & Chicken Patty, Green Rotini w/Meat Sauce, Hot Turkey Sandwich, Fish Wedge, French Fries,
Dip, Fruit Beans, Apple Crisp Garlic Bread, Tossed Salad, Mashed Potatoes & Gravy, Cole Slaw, Fruit
15 16 17 18 19
Turkey Subs w/Cheese, Chicken Nuggets, Broccoli Tacos, Buttered Rice, Corn, Breaded Pork Chop Patty, NO SCHOOL
Lettuce & Tomato, French w/Cheese Sauce, Rolls, Fruit Mashed Potatoes & Gravy, Teacher Inservice
Fries, Fruit Fruit Rolls, Fruit
22 23 24 25 26
Charburger, Baked Beans, Chicken Patty, Green Macaroni & Cheese, Turkey & Gravy Over Grilled Cheese, Tomato
Fruit Beans, Blueberry Crisp Tossed Salad, Rolls, Fruit Biscuits, Mashed Potatoes, Soup, Pickle Spears,
Fruit Crackers, Fruit
29 30 31
Pizza Choices, Veggies & Chicken Nuggets, Broccoli Spaghetti w/Meat Sauce,
Dip, Fruit w/Cheese Sauce, Rolls, Bread Sticks, Tossed Salad
NOTE: If buses are late, the students are welcome to take time to eat breakfast. If there is a two-hour delay, no breakfast
will be served.
• Lunch Prices: K-4 Reduced $.25, Paid $1.25; 5-12 Reduced $.25, • Daily breakfast offerings: Cereal, yogurt, milk, juice, or fresh fruit and bread
Paid $1.50 (toast, mufﬁns, bagels, Danish, etc.)
• Milk $.50 (Skim, White and 1% Chocolate Served Daily) • A variety of breakfast items offered daily, along with a hot
• Alternate Lunch K-4 – PBJ or Deli Sandwich; 5-12 – Deli Sandwich or Soup entrée of the day
& Salad • Breakfast - $1.00
Belfast Central School 13 March 2010
Seven Students Place
in Ad Craft Competition
The following students kept up the tradition of professionalism
in their advertising designs for the Cuba/Franklinville PennySaver
and took home most of the prize money:
• Cayla Hennard won ﬁrst place for her Dry Creek Ad.
• Andi Atherton won second place for her Metro Health Expo
Ad - $50.
• Dezeree Owens won 4th place for her Villa Maria College
Ad - $30.
• Chelsea Morton won 5th place for the Continental School of
Beauty Ad - $25 and 9th place for her Charlies Ad.
• Emily McCumiskey tied Chelsea for 9th place for her Pen-
nySaver Ad - $10.
• Kourtnie Franklin (Pioneer Propane) and Mike Shafer
(Walker and Marshall) tied for 10th place and received $10
• Cayla Hennard also won 3rd place overall and competed with
over 300 students from 33 schools from across Western New
York to receive $150.
Congratulations to all the participants on a job well done.
upper right 1st
and 3rd place
left 2nd place
lower right 4th
Belfast Central School 14 March 2010
More Ad Craft Winners
Chelsea Morton’s ad above tied for 9th place.
Chelsea Morton’s winning 5th place ad.
Emily McCumiskey’s ad above tied for 9th place.
Kourtnie Franklin’s ad tied for 10th place. Mike Shafer tied for 10th place with this ad.
Belfast Central School 15 March 2010
2009-2010 BCS District Calendar
SEPTEMBER OCTOBER NOVEMBER DECEMBER
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JANUARY FEBRUARY MARCH APRIL
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S M T W T F S S M T W T F S Faculty Mtg. 7:30-7:55 a.m. No Students - Teacher Inservice/Conf.
1 1 2 3 4 5 Early Dismissal No Students Gr. K-6 - Parent Conf.
2 3 4 5 6 7 8 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 School Closed
9 10 11 12 13 14 15 13 14 15 16 17 18 19
16 17 18 19 20 21 22 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 Note: February 18, 19 & March 19 may be make-up days of school,
if there is a need for additional days of instruction to meet
23 24 25 26 27 28 29 27 28 29 30 the minimum session requirement of the Commissioner’s Regulation.
Trip to China
Planned for 2012
Mr. Webb is in the preliminary stages of planning his
next trip for July of 2012! Currently he is looking at Date Event Time
traveling to China to see the Great Wall! The
e 3/6 St. Patrick’s Day Family Celebration 5 p.m.
trip will be 10 days and the price is much at St. Patrick’s Hall
less than one might expect!
ect! 3/9 Board of Education Meeting 6:30 p.m.
Sign-ups will start later 3/13 Chinese Auction 1 p.m.
this Spring. Please 3/15 Belfast Town Board Meeting 6:30 p.m.
contact Mr. Webb at 3/18 Open House 6-7:30
email@example.com. 3/19 No School – Staff Development Day
org for more informa- Parent Conference Day Grades K-6
tion. 3/23 Board of Education Meeting 6:30 p.m.
The Belfast Central
School District recognizes the
zes Progress Report Reminder
valuable cultural experiences attained
by students via travel abroad. However, please be Progress reports for students in grades 5-12 will be
advised that the above-mentioned trip is not school sanc- mailed home during March and sent home with
students in grades K-4. Please contact your
tioned. Please feel free to contact Mr. Web if you should
child’s principal if you have any questions
have any questions relating to this trip.
regarding this report or if you do not receive one.
Belfast Central School 16 March 2010
21st Century STAR After School Program
Belfast Central School
Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri
1 2 3 4 5
3:08-4:15 3:08-4:15 3:08-4:15 3:08-4:15
Study Center Stop Action Animation World Sports Stop Action Animation World Sports
Zoology Pirateology Zoology Pirateology
Homework help Youth in Action
and Academic 4:15-4:45
Support for 4:45-5:45 4:45-5:45 4:45-5:45 4:45-5:45
5th-12th graders. Mouse Trap Vehicles American Idol Mouse Trap Vehicles American Idol
Dinner Theatre Science and Magic Dinner Theatre Science and Magic
8 9 10 11 12
Are you on the
Deficiency List but
want to come to 15 16 17 18 19
after school clubs or
field trips to
Sign up for
PeerWORX, 22 23 24 25 26
get caught up and
get back in the
* A late bus will be provided for the entire district at 4:45. *Snack will be provided during Youth in Action.
21st Century STAR After School Program
Monday and Wednesday’s Clubs Tuesday and Thursday’s Clubs
Stop Action Animation
Using digital tools, students will bring Lego's, clay and other inanimate objects to life World Sports
Belfast Central School
in video vignettes. Sports keep the world going round! Stay active in after school and have fun playing games
from near and far.
Lions and Tigers and Bears, oh my! Animals are the name of the game. Explore their Pirateology
world, and make some creatures no zoo has ever seen. Avast ye buccaneers! Scurvy dogs and scallywags bring ye jolly roger to embark on a
pirating adventure. (or come to the cafeteria, learn how to speak pirate
4:45-5:45 while having some pirating fun)
Mouse Trap Vehicles
Build it, then make it move. Be the next wizard of mechanization 4:45-5:45
and show DaVinci what he was missing. American Idol
Can you sing like no one else?
Dinner Theatre Bring your pipes to this competition or simply come and judge.
Everyone’s a STAR in after school! Join the cast, design your set, and Science and Magic
perform your heart out! Is it science, or is it magic? Get your hands on some crazy experiments.
Literacy Volunteers Peer WORX Tutoring
Middle School Students have the
Wednesday, March 17th The Lego League has been hard at work opportunity to work one on one with a
and this month it will all pay off! trained BCS high school tutor.
Students have the opportunity to visit Alfred
University’s campus and explore the various Thursday, March 18th, Belfast’s team Need help with homework or school
types of media they have to offer.
will travel to Alfred University to prep projects, studying for tests, and
for the county-wide competition. improving your grades? Enrollment forms
are in the main office, sign up today!
There are only thirty spots available, so March 25th, Study Center
get your permission slip signed and their robot will be
turned into Sherrie Voss Baroni, BCS unleashed... 3:08-4:15 Mon.-Thurs.
District Liaison, today! Homework assistance and
tutoring for 5th through 12th grade students.
Belfast Public Library News
Handmade Toys on Display - Local folk artist Eugene Watts complished sewers, this guide offers directions that are precisely,
will share his wooden stick puppets and other handmade toys in a clearly, and buoyantly written as the authors share 101 sewing
display during March. Gene uses bits of lumber to replicate toys projects requiring only a yard of fabric, including apparel, toys,
of past memories and donates one to each Belfast preschooler accessories (human and pet), dresser organizers, and stuffed ani-
every year. His whimsical creations emerge every Christmas: mals. For each “recipe,” the authors, in well-organized fashion,
marching soldiers, a nativity scene, angels and strutting geese list necessary materials and then take the reader-crafter through
You may have noticed his working waterwheel in the spring. clearly numbered, carefully explained directions to create a suc-
Please stop into the library and enjoy! cessful ﬁnal product. For each project, too, a pattern schematic is
Federal & New York State Tax Forms with instructions are matched on the opposite page with a full-color photograph of the
available at the Main Library. ﬁnished project.
New Non-Fiction - Is your New Year’s resolution to lose “What’s For Dinner?” Let the new $5 Dinner Mom Cook-
weight weakening? The new Mayo Clinic Diet by weight-loss book help you with mealtime planning. Two hundred recipes for
experts at the Mayo Clinic will help you eat well, enjoy life and quick, delicious and nourishing meals that are easy on the budget
lose weight. Five simple habits to help you take off the extra and a snap to prepare. Author Erin Chase shares her tips on stra-
weight, and ﬁve habits to break so that you can keep it from com- tegic grocery shopping and advice on coupons--how to use them
ing back. to save even more.
One Yard Wonders ~ 101 Sewing Fabric Projects ~ by During the month of February we had visits from 570 patrons
Rebecca Yaker & Patricia Hoskins - For both novice and ac- who borrowed 1,026 items.
Adult Fiction: Whiter Than Snow by Sandra Dallas Leprechaun in Late Winter by Mary Pope
Winter Garden by Kristen Hannah Osborne
Teen/Young Adult Fiction:
Wicked Craving by G.A. McKevett
The Year I Turned Sixteen by Diane Christian Fiction:
Kisser by Stuart Woods
Schwemm Sinner by Ted Dekker
Let Darkness Come by Angela Hunt LP
When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead
A Green Journey by Jon Hassler Audio CD:
Stupid Cupid by Rhonda Stapleton
The Endless Forest by Sara Donati Not My Daughter by Barbara Delinsky
Lily Dale Series: Believing, Connecting &
The Wolf At the Door by Jack Higgins
The Burning Land by Bernard Cornwell
Discovering by Wendy Staub Memorials:
Given in Memory of Edward Allen Wil-
Deeper Than Dead by Tami Hoag Religious Fiction:
Death of a Valentine by M.C. Beaton day by Monica Arnold ~
Lightkeeper’s Daughter by Colleen Coble
A Matter of Class by Mary Balogh In the Shadow of the Mountain - The Spirit
Stranger’s Wish by Gayle Roper
Big Girl by Danielle Steel of the CCC by Edwin G. Hill
Fantasy in Death by J.D. Robb Juvenile Picture Book
House Rules by Jodi Picoult Easter Egg by Jan Brett Thank you to Eugene Schoen for a col-
lection of hunting books.
Money to Burn by James Grippando Juvenile Fiction:
Night Too Dark by Dana Stabenow
Postmistress by Sarah Blake
Spilt Image by Robert B. Parker
Wild Zone by Joy Fielding
Belfast Public Library Hours
MARCH RELEASES Copy and fax service and public computers available during library hours.
Caught by Harlan Coben Monday...............................7-9 p.m. Tuesday.....9 a.m.-12 Noon, 2-5 p.m.
Moonlight Road by Robyn Carr Wednesday..........................6-9 p.m. Thursday..............2-5 p.m., 7-9 p.m.
Friday..................................6-8 p.m. Saturday ...................9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Mrs. Darcy and the Blue Eyed Stranger by
Lee Smith Please note that the Children’s Annex closes 15 minutes before the main
Nowhere to Run by C.J. Box library. The Children’s Annex Saturday hours are 10 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
Shattered by Karen Robards
Silent Sea by Clive Cussler
Belfast Central School 19 March 2010
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