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Eagle News 3/19/15


 Albany’s annual budget negotiation process continues and our community advocacy urging Governor Cuomo and our legislators to address the Gap Elimination Adjustment (GEA) are working, but need to continue. Over the next two weeks, the final details of the budget will be negotiated. Our district has lost over $4 million to the GEA, including over $500,000 last year. Please visit our website and select the SU4US HLCSD Advocacy link. This link will reveal addresses, email addresses and websites for each of our elected officials. Consider writing a letter or sending an email to our elected officials encouraging them to continue to fight to eliminate GEA and to fund our schools equitably. If each of us do just a little, great things can happen. If we do nothing, we can expect nothing in return.



Math estimation winners for February:

Pre-K:  Brandon Graham

Kindergarten: Zachary Bills, Kassaundra Willett, Harley Robinson

1st Grade: Brianne Farrell, April Bennett, Benjamin Sehr

2nd Grade: Wyatt Holcomb, Alkinoos Stathopoulos, Nikolas Castillo


Congratulations to the following February Character Education winners for the trait of “Responsibility”:

Prekindergarten: Mackenzie Brennan, Janie Holmes

Kindergarten: Ethan Livingston, Kaylena Smith, Braden Bennett, Trevor Graham, Serenity Haas, Connor Ives

1st Grade:  Blake Murtagh, Craig Ward, Ava Hanlono, Anthony Grant, McKenzie Maslonka, Kenneth Hayes

2nd Grade: Kayleigh Hayes, Taylor Smead, Breanna Pudvah, Jacob Scheff, Ryleigh LaFountain, Preston Russell



Congratulations to the following February Character Education winners for the trait of “Empathy”:

3rd Grade:  Logan Allen, Austin Hayes, Landon LaVigne,

Emma Springer

4th Grade:  Jessica Amoroso, Kiley Deuel, Lucinda Rose,

Jenna Shannon

5th Grade:  Halei Balcom, Kelly Hogan, Olivia O’Brien

6th Grade:  Colin Bartholomew, Jane Broekhuizen, Dustin Lashway, Andrew Spraragen

7th Grade: Anna Collier, Jessica Deuel, Shannon Price

8th Grade:  Sarah Corliss, Emily Johnson, Peyton Lent



Under the direction of Mrs. Janice Waterhouse, the Hadley-Luzerne High School will perform Peter Pan:  A Musical Based on the Play by Sir James M. Barrie with music by Morris (Moose) Charlap and lyrics by Carolyn Leigh on Friday, March 20th and Saturday, March 21st. Showtime is 7:00 PM for both performances.  Tickets can be purchased in advance by contacting Anne McLean at 696-2112 Ext 105.  The ticket price is $8.00 for adults and $5.00 for students and senior citizens.  Some tickets may be available at the door.



Hadley-Luzerne Elementary School will be conducting its annual Kindergarten Round-Up on Tuesday, May 5th and Wednesday, May 6th.  The round-up will take place at the Hadley-Luzerne HS George Doherty Gymnasium Lobby, 273 Lake Avenue.  Students are eligible for Kindergarten if they turn five (5) years of age on or before December 1, 2015.  If you read this notice and know of any family member or neighbor with school age children who are eligible to attend Kindergarten, please share this announcement with them.  Registrants should provide the name, birth, gender, parent/guardian, address, phone and email to the H-L Elementary School Office, P.O. Box 200, Lake Luzerne, NY  12846.  You will receive an informational letter that will include a scheduled time for you and your child to attend the HL Kindergarten Round-Up.  This form is also available on our website  Should you need any additional information about Kindergarten Round-Up, call the H-L Elementary School at 696-2112 x 101.




Do you have a child at home who will be four years old on or before December 1, 2015?  Do you know someone in the district who does?  If so, your child may be eligible to participate in the Hadley-Luzerne Central School District’s Pre-Kindergarten Program for the 2015-2016 school year.  Our Pre-K program is designed to operate for 2 ½ hours per day and follows the school calendar.  One session will be held each day (8:15-10:45 am).  A second session will be added from 11:30-2:00 pm if the need arises.  A highly qualified teacher and teaching assistant will conduct the classes.  Letters of acceptance will be mailed by Friday, June 26, 2015.  Please note transportation is not provided.  Parents/Guardians are responsible for dropping off and picking up their children.  If you are interested, we welcome you to join us on Thursday, April 16th 6:00 PM in the Elementary School Media Center for a registration/parent information meeting. Please bring all completed registration materials to register your child.  If you cannot attend the meeting, please mail the required forms by Monday, May 11th (forms are available from the PK-2 Elementary Office).  The following is a checklist of forms/reminders needed to help you enter your child into the program:  Registration Form, Physical Form (Physicals will be accepted until August 21, 2015), Birth Certificate and Proof of residency.  Please note your child must be toilet trained.  Please be advised that this is an informational night for parents/guardians only. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Elementary School at 696-2112 ext. 101.  We look forward to meeting you at the Pre K registration on April 16th at 6:00 PM.



The Pre-K -8th grade talent show is sponsored by our PTSA and is scheduled for Friday, April 24th at 6:00 pm. This Friday evening will feature our talented students.  For PK-8 students who turned in permission slips – dress rehearsals will be held on Tuesday, March 24th from 3-6:30 pm at the Alice Harris Auditorium at the high school. For more information contact the HL PTSA via email at:



The 6th Annual Autism Awareness 5K Walk Run will be on Saturday, April 18th. 8:30 AM registration 9:00 AM start at the HL Elementary School.  $10 early registration fee (by 4/11) and $20 registration on April 18th.   This event is sponsored by the H-L Autism Task Force. For more information call Barbie Eichorst at 696-2112 Ext. 105 or email Donations accepted; please make checks payable to HL Autism Task Force, and send to Barbie Eichorst, 273 Lake Ave., Lake Luzerne, NY  12846. This event is open to all ages and is always a fun time. Please plan on joining us!!

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