Ann G. McGuinness Elementary School (Grades K-5)
1301 Union Center-Maine Highway
607-757-2131
607-757-2127 (Fax) 
School Starts at 7:55
School Ends at 2:25
PTA Events
 
PTA Meeting - Feb 16 @ 2:45 (Library)
 
PTA Science Fair - Feb 22 @ 6:00 (Gym)
 
PTA Book Fair -Feb 21- 24
 
PTA Founder's Day dinner @ Atrio - Feb 23 @ 5:30
 
Important Dates


PARP/WEIRD - Feb 3 - March 3
     Pick A Reading Partner for K-2
     We Enjoy Individual Reading Daily 3-5
 
K Concert - Feb 14 @ 9:30
 
PTA Meeting - Feb 16 @ 2:45 (Library)
 
Mid Winter Break - Feb 17 - 20
 
Board of Education Meeting @ AGM - Feb 21 @ 6:30
 
PTA Science Fair - Feb 22 @ 6:00 (Gym)
 
PTA Book Fair - Feb 21 - 24 
 
PTA Founder's Day dinner @ Atrio - Feb 23 @ 5:30 
 
Kopernik Trip - Science Fair Award Winners - Feb 28 
 
 

Principal's Message

Dear AGM Families,

Happy New Year! What an exciting time, as we reflect upon the first part of the year and think things to come! Our Board of Education goals focus on academics, attendance, and student connections to school. Here are the highlights for AGM:

Academics

  • Our STEM lab, housed at LWW, is going strong and students are loving the experience. Of particular note is our 5th Grade Project Lead the Way classes, which focus on robotics and automation. Students are learning about inputs and outputs, as well as the design process for engineering.

  • Our Chinese Language and Culture classes, taught by Ms. Kelly Zhang, to our 3rd graders. Students are learning Mandarin language, music, Morning Routine, stories, and sports.

  • All grade levels are utilizing Lucy Calkins’ Units of study in Writing. We are seeing excellent pieces coming from our students!

Attendance

  • Our Building Planning/Olweus site based team is focusing on attendance, as it is priority for student engagement and connections to school. We are recognizing students for Perfect, Excellent, and Improved attendance each quarter.

  • All students with perfect Attendance for the first 20 weeks of the 2016-2017 school year will be recognized at a special presentation by the UE Board of education at the February 21 meeting, being held at AGM.

  • Personalized AGM notes are being sent home regarding attendance.

  • Family connections are being made, whether it is a conversation at the main office counter or on the phone, or a visit to the home, to enhance our attendance.

Student Connections to School

  • Our PTA is in full swing – it’s our busiest time of year for student activities! Please see the side bar for all of these wonderful events in January and February.

  • We have our Grades 4/5 concerts for Band, Chorus and Orchestra on January 11. Grade 4 is at 6:30, with Grade 5 at 7:15 in our cafetorium.

  • After School Academies in Math and ELA will be starting soon, as well as PTA After School Enrichment Classes: Legos, Chess, and Kitchen Kids.

  • AGM will be hosting a Red Cross Blood Drive January 24, 4:00-6:00, in our gymnasium. Please try to donate!

  • Library Night Out has a special “Drive-In Night” on January 26 at 6:00.

As always, thank you for the opportunity to educate your child at AGM!

Sincerely,

Timothy J. Lowie

Principal


Hello Parents and Guardians!

I am so excited to be part of the AGM community.  The culture of the school is one of commitment and passion for helping all children learn and become productive citizens. 

I believe that attendance in school is one of the most important factors in a student’s success in school.  Sometimes it is difficult to motivate your child to get out of bed and get ready for school 180 days of the year.  As a mother of three children, I understand this reality.  Yet, if a child misses five or more days a year, they are more likely to fall behind their peers, feel uneasy about school and possibly even not graduate from high school.  It can snowball from a small problem in elementary school to a big problem as the child gets older. 

I want to help you if you are having difficulty getting your child up and going in the morning.  I can call them in for a conference, set up an attendance chart or find a unique solution that fits the needs of your child.

If you feel that your student is a victim of bullying, please let a school adult know immediately.  We have ongoing class meetings on this topic and adults in the school have been trained to take bullying accusations very seriously.  They will react immediately to investigate and rectify the situation.

Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns.  Call me at 757-2131 (school) or 624- 1746 (cell) or email me at jlamurag@uek12.org.

Sincerely,

Julie Lamuraglia

Assistant Principal

What's Happening at AGM
Legos, creativity teach responsibility
At AGM, K-5 students are learning that combining creativity and imagination can help teach responsibility and the importance of school community.  
Students dive into Makerspace
Thanks to a generous grant from the UEEF, the AGM library, coordinated by librarian Carrie Potter, now has its own makerspaces center for first- through fifth-grade students focusing on STEM, reading and writing.  
AGM hits a home run with reading
AGM kicked off its PARP/WEIRD program with a homerun! Pick a Reading Partner (PARP) and We Enjoy Individual Reading Daily (WEIRD) are annual PTA-sponsored programs that aim to increase daily reading for all AGM students. 
AGM Library Movie Night Out
Nearly 100 people attended the first ever K-2 AGM Library Drive-In Movie Night! 
Students study, build robots
AGM fifth-grade students in Jennifer Short’s class spent some time in the STEM lab for a Project Lead the Way segment on robotics. 
Data Dashboard
Upcoming Events
Feb
17
Mid-term recess-No school
Fri Feb 17 2017
to Mon Feb 20 2017
Feb
21
Board of Education Meeting
Tue Feb 21 2017
Feb
22
AGM Science Fair
Wed Feb 22 2017
Feb
22
UEHS Student Recognition Ceremony
Wed Feb 22 2017
Contact Us
Main office - 757-2131 
 
Principal
Timothy Lowie

Assistant Principal 
Julie Lamuraglia

Main Office: 757-2131
Jennifer Olsen/Debbie Burns

Nurse: 757-2133
Kathryn Fifield

Psychologist: 757-2131
Lauri Diamantakos

School Counselor: 757-2131
Sharon Moss

Librarian: 757-2835
Carrie Potter

Transportation: 757-2125
Lisa Wilson
District Office: 1100 East Main St, Endicott, New York | Phone: 607.757.2811
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