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Thomas O'Brien Academy of Science and Technology

Prekindergarten-Grade 5


Lincoln Park

Albany, NY 12202

Phone: 475-6875

Fax: 475-6877

Web site: http://toast.albany.k12.ny.us


Shelette R. Pleat, Principal

E-mail: spleat@albany.k12.ny.us


TOAST retains sixth grade for 2014-15

In an effort to address high overall enrollment at William S. Hackett Middle School, and to provide the best possible learning environment for all students in 2014-15, Thomas O’Brien Academy of Science and Technology (TOAST) retained its fifth-grade students for sixth grade in 2014-15.


"We understand that this will be an adjustment for you and our students," TOAST Principal Shelette Pleat said in a letter mailed to the families of TOAST's sixth-graders. "Please know that we are excited to welcome your child back for one more year at TOAST and will be ready to provide an enriching academic experience that will prepare all of our sixth-graders for success in middle school and beyond."


About Thomas O'Brien Academy of Science and Technology

The school we know as Thomas O'Brien Academy of Science and Technology (TOAST) was built in 1954 as Public School 24. Its namesake is Thomas O'Brien, who served as principal at P.S. 24 more than 100 years ago. He died in 1921 at the age of 72, and the school was named after him when it became at magnet school in 1990. The original P.S. 24 was built in 1893 and located just a few blocks north of the current school on the Delaware Avenue plot of land where the Boys and Girls Club of Albany now stands.


The TOAST building reopened in January 2010 following a complete renovation. It now features state-of-the-art computers and technology in every classroom and throughout the building.


We are proud to be able to provide a range of programs and services to take care of our children's academic needs as well as provide health and wellness services onsite. These services include mobile dental health services through our partnership with St. Peter's Hospital and Ronald McDonald House.


Click here for more information about the district's magnet schools, or call the Magnet Office at 475-6551.


School times

  • Building opens: 7:40 a.m.

  • Breakfast begins: 7:40 a.m.

  • School day begins: 8 a.m.

  • School day ends: 2:30 p.m.

  • After-school child care ends: 6 p.m.

Points of distinction

Upcoming events

  • Wednesday, Dec. 17 -- Winter Concert, 6:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Dec. 24-Friday, Jan. 2 -- Holiday Recess, no school.
  • Monday, Jan. 5 -- Building Leadership Team meeting, 2:45 p.m.
  • Thursday, Jan. 8 -- PBIS meeting, 2:45 p.m.
  • Friday, Jan. 9 -- Bird-watching, 7 a.m.
  • Friday, Jan. 9 -- School Spirit Day
  • Monday, Jan. 12 -- PTA meeting, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Jan. 13 -- PTA Chat and Chew, noon-1 p.m.
  • Friday, Jan. 16 -- College Friday
  • Monday, Jan. 19 -- Martin Luther King Jr. Day, no school.
  • Wednesday, Jan. 21 -- TOAST Magnet Elementary School Open House, 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. and 6-7:30 p.m.
  • Friday, Jan. 30 -- Superintendent's Conference Day, no school.

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Absence from school

If your child is absent for any reason, call the school nurse at 475-6875 during the morning and provide a written excuse when your child returns to school. 


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