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Principal

 

14 Spring Street

Schuylerville, NY 12871

(518) 695-3255

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Schooling, caring, succeeding motto
About the Elementary School heading

There are many reasons to be proud of Schuylerville Elementary School—high academic achievement, parent and community involvement and a highly talented teaching and support staff, just to name a few. The foundation of all these successes lies in the culture of our school—the environment we’ve created. Schuylerville Elementary School promotes a climate of caring, from maintenance staff members who ensure our school is immaculate and safe to teachers who go the extra mile to ensure learners reach their potential. [MORE]

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Green Ribbon School volunteers beautify the campus for Earth Day

Members of the district's Green Ribbon School Team organized more than 80 volunteers to create sidewalk artwork to greet students, staff and visitors on Earth Day. Special thanks to Green Ribbon School volunteer Deborah McGloine and the Elementary School Art Club for the creations. [see earth day photo gallery]

Pre-registration procedures for kindergartners entering school in fall 2014

If you have a child five years of age on or before December 1, 2014, he or she is eligible to enter kindergarten on September 4, 2014. Please click here to start the district’s online pre-registration form. [READ MORE]

Unused snow day lead to extended Memorial Day weekend

Schuylerville Central School District will not hold classes on Friday, May 23, 2014, extending the usual long Memorial Day weekend. [READ MORE]

Easing test anxiety

Over the next two weeks, students in grades 3-8 will be taking state exams in English language arts and math. Our friends at Parent Today offer some tips for easing stress that may occur. [READ MORE]

Elementary School celebrates Music in Our Schools Monthvideocamera icon

Schuylerville Elementary School students celebrated Music in Our Schools Month by creating a video to highlight the importance of music education for all students. [READ MORE and view video]

Kindness and compassion ingrained in district students and staff

Schuylerville fourth-grader Anna Belden distilled down her recent altruistic experiences to one simple—but powerful—phrase: “I’m being the person I’m supposed to be.” [READ MORE]

Target gives $500 book donation to Elementary School

Schuylerville’s Elementary School Library collection will grow a little larger thanks to a $500 book donation from Target. [READ MORE] 

Parent Today: low-tech fun for winter days

According to the calendar, it's nearly spring, but Mother Nature seems insistent on a bit more winter. If you're looking for some ideas for low-tech activities for elementary school-aged children during these cold days, check out this article from Parent Today. Not a Parent Today subscriber? Learn how to set up a free account.

Read Across America Day spotlights Seussical smiles

What does brushing your teeth have to do with being a good reader? As it turns out, the two can be connected. [READ MORE] 

Board of Regents adopts changes to Common Core and testing

Amid a growing clamor for change, the New York State Board of Regents adopted several measures meant to improve the implementation of the Common Core Learning Standards at its meetings February 10-11, 2014. Governor Andrew Cuomo responded with a call for any changes to await legislative recommendations from his recently appointed Common Core panel. [READ MORE] 

Governor’s budget proposal increases education aid but fails to address GEA issues

If enacted, Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s executive budget proposal would increase investments in New York state schools by 3.8 percent or $807 million next year. Schuylerville would see a 2.61 percent increase in state aid in 2014-2015 under the proposal. However, that increase would be offset by the state’s continued use of the Gap Elimination Adjustment (GEA)—an issue that was not fully addressed in the governor’s budget. [READ MORE

Yearbooks on sale now

High School yearbooks and Elementary/Middle School yearbooks are on sale now. Parents can order online at www.balfour.com or by using district order forms. [READ MORE

Schuylerville kindergarten registration for 2014-15 school year

If your child will be entering kindergarten at Schuylerville Elementary School in fall 2014, please call the school at 695-3255, ext. 1224 to be added to a kindergarten registration enrollment list. [READ MORE

2014-2015 general school calendar available now

The general 2014-2015 school year calendar, which includes school vacation days, conference days and starting/ending dates is now available. Click here to view it online or as a PDF file.

District offers mySchoolBucks online access and payment options for school meals

Schuylerville parents can now access their children’s school meal accounts online for free to review purchases made and check account balances using the mySchoolBucks service. An option to add money to the accounts using credit cards, debit cards or electronic checks is also available for a convenience fee of 3.95 percent. The system was set up as an alternative payment option; parents are not required to use the service. [READ MORE]

Cold weather safety

With the extremely cold weather we’re experiencing, the district presents some tips on cold weather safety. [READ MORE]

Parents and community members encouraged to sign up to receive notifications regarding sex offenders

Schuylerville parents and community members are encouraged to sign up to receive notifications regarding sex offenders who take up residence in the school district; similar information also is available on a website maintained by the New York State Department of Criminal Justice. With the availability of these tools, law enforcement agencies no longer share sex offender information with school districts. [READ MORE]

Board of Regents forming subcommittee to review Common Core implementation

Board of Regents Chancellor Meryl Tisch is establishing a Regents subcommittee to review the Common Core implementation process in New York. [READ MORE]

Lockdown drills among numerous safety measures in district

On Thursday, December 12, 2013, Schuylerville conducted a lockdown drill at all three of its schools. The drill was conducted by the district's safety specialist, New York State police and district administrators. It lasted approximately 20 minutes during which time the schools went into complete lockdown as they would if an intruder was on campus. All school staff and students responded appropriately and returned to regularly scheduled classes and activities. This is one of several measures taken by the district to help improve safety and pinpoint areas where improvements can be made. [READ MORE]

New social media outlets mean more opportunities for cyberbullying and unsafe online usage

With all the new social media outlets, keeping track of your children’s online behavior is becoming more challenging than ever before. Check out the article from Parent Today that provides important information about such sites as Ask.fm, KIK.com and Formspring. Not a Parent Today subscriber? Learn how to set up a free account.

District excels in food allergy awareness activities

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently issued its first guidelines to schools on how to best protect students who have food allergies. [READ MORE] 

With new standards and tougher tests, state adjusts Academic Intervention Service (AIS) requirements

In light of the major changes taking place in classrooms across the state—including new learning standards and tougher state assessments—state leaders have lowered the threshold that determines when a district must provide formal academic support programming to a student. [READ MORE]

Visitor parking and additional student parking spaces planned

After analyzing the parking situation on campus, the district will establish seven visitor parking places in the main parking lot; four will be near the Elementary School and Middle School and three will be in front of the High School. Also, 18 new student parking places will be added behind the Administration Building. [READ MORE]

Understanding Common Core Standards: Parent Today articles shed some light

Whether or not you agree with the new standards or state testing, it is the reality our children are facing right now. Our friends over at Parent Today have provided some valuable resources for parents to better understand the Common Core initiative and navigate through the all the changes in today's educational landscape. [READ MORE]

District wins five statewide communications awards

Schuylerville Central School District has been recognized for outstanding achievement in educational communications by the New York School Public Relations Association (NYSPRA). The district won five awards in NYSPRA's annual communications contest [READ MORE]

Schuylerville’s Green Ribbon School Project receives national recognition

Schuylerville Central School District’s Green Ribbon School (GRS) Project has received national recognition from Green Ribbon Schools, a reward and recognition program provided by the non-profit organization Cyberways and Waterways. [READ MORE]

Opening of 2013-2014 school year runs smoothly

There were plenty of smiling students with shiny new sneakers, backpacks and school supplies making their way through the doors of Schuylerville Elementary, Middle and High Schools. The supplies were unpacked, books were covered, locker combinations were memorized and students started acquainting themselves with their new teachers and classmates. All in all, opening day for classes ran extremely smoothly and everyone quickly settled into their new routines. [see opening day photo gallery]

Preparing for the first day of school

The latest issue of Parent Today discusses how can we prepare our children's minds for the first day of school and what can we tell our children that will help them succeed in this school year and beyond. Read the article. Not a Parent Today subscriber? Learn how to set up a free account.

Grades 3-8 test scores reflect new era of curriculum and assessment

On Wednesday, August 7, 2013, the State Education Department (SED) released results of the grades 3-8 exams that students took last spring—completely revamped math and English Language Arts (ELA) tests that reflect the new, more difficult Common Core Learning Standards. Developed by education, business and state leaders from across the country, these standards were designed to better prepare students for success in college and careers. As expected, the massive changes in curriculum, testing and scoring practices resulted in a significant decrease across the state in student proficiency levels compared with previous years. [read more]

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April 22, 2014

Green Ribbon School Earth Day activities.

Arts-in-Education program: Kit's Kaboodle. Grade 1: Pocahontas. Grade 5: Civil War.

Board of Education Meeting: BOCES board election and budget vote. 3 p.m. Administration Building.

April 23, 2014

Arts-in-Education program: Kit's Kaboodle. Grade K: Cinderella. Grade 3: Grace the Pirate.

April 24, 2014

Elementary School Book Fair. 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Multi-purpose Room. Buy one, get one free.

April 25, 2014

Elementary School Book Fair. 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Multi-purpose Room. Buy one, get one free.

Green Ribbon School Family Earth Night. Elementary/Middle School Cafeteria. 5:30-7:30 p.m. Grades K-6.

April 28, 2014

Elementary School Book Fair. 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Multi-purpose Room. Buy one, get one free.

Elementary Book Fair Family Night. 6:30-8 p.m. Multi-purpose Room.

April 29, 2014

Arts-in-Education event: Kit's Kaboodle Interactive Theater. Grade 1 program: Pocohontas. Grade 5 program: Civil War.

April 30, 2014

Grades 3-8 New York State Mathematics exam.

Arts-in-Education event: Kit's Kaboodle Interactive Theater. Kindergarten program: Cinderella. Grade 3 program: Grace the Pirate.

May 1, 2014

Grades 3-8 New York State Mathematics exam.

May 2, 2014

Grades 3-8 New York State Mathematics exam.

May 5, 2014

Green Ribbon School National Screen-Free Week activities.

May 6, 2014

Elementary and Middle School Art Show. 5:30-7:30 p.m. Elementary and Middle Schools.

PEP Bake Sale and Basket Raffle Fundraiser. 5:30-7:30 p.m. Elementary School.

Dollars for Scholars Barbecue Fundraiser.

Dollars for Scholars Meeting. 7 p.m. Administration Building.

May 7, 2014

Green Ribbon School National Bike/Walk to School Day activities.

Green Ribbon School Meeting. 6:30 p.m. Brief meeting at the outdoor classroom followed by Family Recess Night in recognition of National Screen-Free Week.

May 8, 2014

Grade 5 Field Trip to Bronx Zoo. 6:15 a.m. departure from Ft. Hardy.

Kindergarten Parent Night. 6:30 p.m. Elementary/Middle School Cafeteria. For parents of student entering kindergarten in September 2014.

May 9, 2014

End of grades K-12 marking period.

May 12, 2014

District Budget Hearing. 6 p.m. Administration Building.

Board of Education Meeting. 7 p.m. Administration Building.

May 13, 2014

PEP Meeting. 6:30 p.m. Elementary School Library.

May 14, 2014

Grades 5 & 6 Advanced Band Spring Concert. 7 p.m. High School Auditorium.

May 15, 2014

Kindergarten Screening.

Grade 2 Field Trip to 4H Training Center Outdoor Classroom.

PEP Popcorn Sale. During lunch periods. Elementary School.

May 16, 2014

Kindergarten Screening.

Grades K-5 Progress Reports sent home with students.

May 20, 2014

Budget Vote & Board of Education Elections. Noon-9 p.m. Elementary School Lobby.

Grades 5 Science Fair. Elementary School Gymnasium.

Dollars for Scholars Ice Cream Social.

May 23, 2014

No school (unused snow day).

Green Ribbon School World Turtle Day activities.

May 26, 2014

Memorial Day. No school.

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