Displaying items by tag: Backpack Program

BALLSTON SPA – The Ballston Spa Central School District’s Scotties BackPack Program has once again received a donation from the Rotary Club of Ballston Spa. 

They received a check for $3,000 that was presented to Kelly Delaney-Elliott, Coordinator of Development for the district, during a virtual presentation with Rotary members. Current President Pete Champagne said that the club members had selected the program as one of their main focus areas to support. The funds were raised during the Rotary’s annual Christmas tree sales in December 2019.

“The work and generosity of the Ballston Spa Rotarians continues to amaze and humble me,” indicated Superintendent Ken Slentz. “On behalf of the Board of Education and BSCSD, we extend our sincere
appreciation to them for their support of our students and district programs.” 

Last fall the Brookside Museum, the Rotary Club of Ballston Spa, and the Malta Sunrise Rotary joined together and sponsored a Chicken BBQ to benefit the Scotties BackPack Program. Through their efforts and contributions from many local businesses, they raised over $3,000 to donate to the program. They also placed collection containers in businesses throughout the district. Please contact Ray Otten at 518-852-2642 for additional information on the Rotary’s community support efforts.

In collaboration with the Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York, the district launched the Scotties BackPack Program in 2017 at Milton Terrace Elementary School and has now expanded to all four elementary schools. The program provides a bag of easy-to-prepare food to selected students each week to eat throughout the weekend.  The program started with providing weekend meals to 30 students and the goal is to provide food for 175 students in the district. The cost to provide weekend meals for one student for the school year is $183. Revenue to support the program is raised by individual and corporate donations as well as through any available grant sources.

Other major contributors to the program have been The Saratoga Hospital, Ballston Spa Elks Lodge #2619, and the Global Foundries/Town of Malta Foundation.

Individual and corporate sponsorships are always welcome!  For a link to donate online visit www.bscsd.org/domain/28.  Donations by check should be made payable to the Community Foundation for the Greater Capital Region or CFGCR and may be sent to: Kelly Delaney-Elliott, BSCSD, 70 Malta Ave., Ballston Spa, NY  12020

Anyone interested in volunteering to support the BackPack program, please contact 518-884-7195 x1369.

Published in Education
Friday, 20 December 2019 10:11

Scotties Backpack Program

BALLSTON SPA — In collaboration with the Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York, the district launched the Scotties BackPack Program in 2017 at Milton Terrace Elementary School and has now expanded to all four elementary schools. The program provides a bag of easy-to-prepare food to selected students each week to eat throughout the weekend. The program started with providing weekend meals to 30 students and the goal is to provide food for 175 students this school year. The cost to provide weekend meals for one student for the school year is $183. Revenue to support the program is raised by individual and corporate donations as well as through any available grant sources. Brookside Museum, Ballston Spa Rotary, and Malta Sunrise Rotary recently joined together and sponsored a Chicken BBQ to benefit the Scotties BackPack Program. Through their efforts and contributions from many local businesses, they raised over $3,000 to donate to the program. They have also placed collection containers in businesses throughout the district. Please contact Ray Otten at 518- 852-2642 for additional information on the community support efforts. Other major contributors to the program have been Applied Materials, The Saratoga Hospital, Ballston Spa Elks Lodge #2619, and Global Foundries/Town of Malta Foundation. Individual and corporate sponsorships are always welcome! For a link to donate online visit https://www.bscsd. org/domain/28. Donations by check should be made payable to the Community Foundation for the Greater Capital Region or CFGCR and may be sent to: Kelly Delaney-Elliott, BSCSD. 70 Malta Ave., Ballston Spa, NY 12020 Anyone interested in volunteering to support the BackPack program, please contact 518-884-7195, ext. 1369.

Published in Sports

Blotter

  • COURT Thomas J. Dingmon, 30, of Saratoga Springs, pleaded Sept. 8 to criminal possession of a controlled substance in the fourth-degree. Sentencing Nov. 10.  Joseph H. Labia, 48, of Elmont, pleaded Sept. 9 to aggravated family offense felony, in Mechanicville. Sentencing Nov. 18.  Daniel J. Green, 25, of Catskill, pleaded Sept. 9 to criminal possession of a weapon in the second-degree, a felony, in Saratoga Springs. Sentencing Dec. 16.  Jonathan H. Fajans, 20, of Galway, pleaded Sept. 9 to criminal sexual act in the first-degree, a felony., in connection with an alleged incident December 2020. Sentencing Nov. 12.  POLICE Joseph…

Property Transactions

  • BALLSTON Rodney Bower sold property at 153 Goode St to Duemler QualityHousing Enterprises LLC  for $575,000. Darlene Bower sold property at 149 Goode St to Elizabeth Ann Realty LLC for $372,500. Paula Rock sold property at 120 Lake Rd to Brian Lucas for $215,000. BDC Cornerstone LLC sold property at 34 Anthony Place to Michael Gilbert for $285,788. Raymond Baker sold property at 1 Main St to Sandra McMillian for $170,000. Ashley Newsom sold property at 1 Howard St to Ginger McGehee for $242,500. Hope Matis sold property at 161 Hop City Rd to Daphne Allen for $268,000. Heritage Builders…
  • NYPA
  • Saratoga County Chamber
  • BBB Accredited Business
  • Saratoga Convention & Tourism Bureau
  • Saratoga Springs Downtown Business Association