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Title 1 Newsletter: Home and School Connection

View the latest edition of the Home and School Connection newsletter from Title 1.

Elementary Updates

One School, One Book

Our One School, One Book selection was read during our kick off assembly by none other than Ralph S Mouse himself! View the video of the reading here.


Dr. Seuss/DEAR week

Students had a great time celebrating "Drop Everything and Read" (DEAR) Week and Read Across America Week, which included Dr. Seuss's birthday!

New Ukuleles for Music Education

We have an exciting development in our Banford music program: Students are going to have the opportunity to learn the ukulele! Over break, our new ukuleles arrived. Many thanks to Jason from our maintenance staff for putting together the storage hooks and having them all ready for the kids. We are excited about the possibilities of this initiative. It will build a nice foundation for students as they continue on in music here at Canton Central!

Positivity Concert

3rd graders put on a fantastic performance for their Positivity Concert! They performed "Upstanding Citizen," "Feelin' Good," "Gratitude Attitude," "Agents of Change," "Character Tango," and "Shalom" for Banford students, their parents and families over the course of various performances!

Pre-K and Kindergarten Registration

Banford Elementary is accepting pre-kindergarten and kindergarten registrations for the 2019-2020 school year. Children who reside in the Canton School District and who will be 4 (pre-kindergarten) and 5 (kindergarten) years old on/or before December 1, 2019, are eligible to attend school in the fall.  Parents/Guardians are welcome to come to the Banford office anytime between the hours of 8:00am and 3:30pm to fill out registration packets.  Please bring your child’s birth certificate, records of immunization, proof of residency and any custodial documentation with you. Screenings for kindergarten will be done in early June ~ information to follow. Families with children presently enrolled in PreK will automatically be registered for Kindergarten.  All screenings will take place during the PreK program day.  No further action is required.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Kelley Glasgow, School Counselor at 386-8561, Ext. 1400 or



Middle School Dispatch

Black History Month

The fifth grade recently completed a project that required students to research a famous African American who exemplifies perseverance. Classes spent 40 minutes a day in the library for five days working in pairs to learn about their famous African American individual. Then they worked together in their classrooms with their teachers to create their poster and bottle buddy model.

Junior Iron Chef

The North Country Junior Iron Chef competition takes place tomorrow at A.A. Kingston Middle School in Potsdam. Our very own Green Thumb Gourmets, Andrew King, Kayla Larrabee and Kaden Worthley will be preparing a scrumptious Southwest Sunshine Salad with a delicious cilantro-lime dressing, made with ingredients grown here in the middle school in our 24:45 Organics grow rack system, Tower Garden and school garden. Kudos to the Gourmets, the Green Team members, 24:45 Organics, and Art Teacher, Ms. Matos, who helped support the project by planting and tending the plants, and helping with many other preparations for the event. Please wish the team luck and feel free to come cheer them on at the event!

Great Kindness Challenge Week

During our Great Kindness Challenge Week, students in grades 4-6 participated in an essay contest, "What Does Kindness Mean to You?" The following students in grades 5 and 6 were selected as the winners in the middle school. Thank you to the following sponsors that donated prizes:

Pizza Hut Canton- Dinner for four
American Theater-2 movie tickets
Pat Collins Real Estate-The Bagerly gift card
Towle Chiropractor-SLU Bookstore gift card
SUNY Canton-Pool and Field House day passes
Stewarts-gift cards for ice cream cones
Glow Spa in Canton-Gift Card

High School Happenings

Liberty Partnerships Program Field Trip to SUNY Canton

Liberty Partnerships Program students recently attended the SUNY Canton Engineer Open House Night  and participated in a racing competition. They built a gravity-propelled vehicle in 30 minutes and raced their cars against other teams. 


Reality Check Activity

Canton's Reality Check group is working hard to advocate against big tobacco companies.  Reality Check's week of action focuses on educating others on the dangers of tobacco use and products including electronic cigarettes.  Here are some of our Reality Check members with their Academy Awards creation.  And they will also be placing some tobacco/vaping facts around the high school. 

Agriculture Month and Hockey Sendoff

Happy National Agriculture Month! The Canton FFA supported the Boys Varsity hockey team as they headed to their state playoffs in Buffalo. Our FFA President Mullen and Sentinel Antonio (who is also a team Co-captain) met after school today to deliver our agricultural contribution to the team captains. Remember to refuel with some chocolate milk boys! Go Bears!

Guidance Calendar at a Glance 

The following are upcoming events for the high school guidance department. Mark your calendars!
  • March 9th  – SATs – MS Upper Lecture Hall – 8 am – 1 pm
  • March 12th-14th – Resume’s with Juniors – HS LRC Computer Lab
  • March 20th  – Gateways for 11th graders @ SUNY Canton – TBD
  • March 22nd  - AP Exam signup and money DUE
  • March 22nd  - Staff Dev. Day
  • March 25th – Local Scholarship applications available in the guidance office for seniors
  • March 26th  – BOCES applications are due in guidance

Job Openings

The Canton Central School District is continuously accepting applications for the following positions:
  • Substitute Teachers, Teaching Assistants, Teacher Aides, School Monitors, Nurses (LPN and RNs), Clerical, Bus Drivers, Custodial Workers, and Food Service Helpers. 
Contact the Canton Central District Office or the District webpage for more information, 315-386-8561, ext. 4203 or email: The application deadline is ongoing for substitute positions. 

Saturday, March 9

Thursday, March 21
Board of Education Meeting

Friday, March 22
Staff Development Day (no school for students)

Monday, April 1
ELA Testing Begins gr. 3-8

Thursday, April 4
5:45pm Board of Education Meeting

Friday, April 5
6:30pm Canton Central Musical

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