Elementary Principal/

Special Education Chairperson 


Mrs. Bethellen Mannix

Elementary Principal
Special Education Chairperson

Brief Biography

A graduate of South Glens Falls High School, I attended ACC and graduated with a B.S.E. in Physical Education from SUNY Cortland. I received a Master's Degree in Elementary Education from Plattsburgh State University and K-12 Health Education Certification from New York State. I hold SAS and SDA certificates in administration which I pursued through Plattsburgh State University.

This is my 24th year in education, 14 of them teaching, and I believe learning never stops. I strongly support professional growth and often attend seminars, conferences, workshops and read educational material in order to provide our students with the best possible education. I truly enjoy the educational field and am pleased to have the opportunity to provide your child/children with a positive school experience.

My husband is a native of Glens Falls and we have two wonderful children, Rachel Beth (10) and Patrick (8), who keep us very busy!


Family Involvement:  A Key Ingredient in Childrens' Success

"Parental Involvement in education is like the frosting on a cupcake, it makes it complete and oh, so sweet!"  -Author Unknown







Winter/Spring 2015


Dear Parents and Guardians,


It is hard to believe we have already celebrated the 100th Day of School!  The year is going quickly and students are working hard to meet Common Core Standards.  Your time and support at home assisting your child/children is greatly appreciated.  Working together, I am confident that our students will continue to rise to meet these higher expectations.


Beyond the academics, our elementary students are enjoying some after school clubs and activities in addition to special activities within the school day.  Thank you to everyone who attended our Parents' Breakfast in February and to PTA for supplying parents with delicious breakfast treats!  In addition, two Tanager Pride parties have already been held this year - one in November and the other in February. These parties celebrate students who display positive behavior daily and are “bucket fillers!”  Please ask your child about being a bucket filler….it is a nice way of reminding students that everyone has feelings and when we make others feel good, we make ourselves feel good too! 


Some important upcoming activities and events include:

  • March is Parents as Reading Partners Month (PARP) - our theme is Superheroes – “Be a Super Reader!”

  • March 27 - Annual Talent Show starting at 7:00

  • April 3-10 – Spring Vacation

  • April 14-16  ELA State Assessments for grades 3-8

  • April 22-24  Math State Testing for grades 3-8

  • Grades 4-8 Spelling Bee – May Date TBD

  • May 19 - School Budget Vote

  • May 25 - No School Memorial Day

  • May 28 – Bike Rodeo

  • May 29 - Kindergarten Round-Up for all 2015-16 Kindergartners

  • May 20 - Grade 4 Science Performance State Assessment

  • May 21 – Tanager Voices/5th Grade Band Concert at 6:00

  • June 1 - Grade 4 Written Science State Assessment

  • June 12 - Elementary Awards Ceremony (Academic Awards at 9:00 and Special Area Awards at 1:00)

  • June 18 – K-5 Field Day (rain date is June 19)

  • June 22 - Grade 5 Moving Up Ceremony at 9:00

  • June 23 - Kindergarten Graduation at 9:00

  • June 23 - Pre-K Graduation at 1:00

  • June 22-25 - Dismissal at 11:30

  • June 25 -  Last day of classes

  • June 26 - High School Graduation at 7:00pm

    Thank you again for your support outside of the classroom.  I look forward to our continued partnership between home and school.  Please do not ever hesitate to contact me with any questions.  I can be reached at 632-5222 x120 or via e-mail at bmannix@hartfordcsd.org.   



    Bethellen C. Mannix