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TOAST

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

 

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

  • Thursday, April 10 -- PTA meeting, 6:30 p.m.

  • Friday, April 11 -- 2014-15 magnet-elementary school and prekindergarten lotteries at Thomas O'Brien Academy of Science and Technology (TOAST), 10 a.m.

  • Monday, April 14-Friday, April 18 -- Spring recess, no school

  • Monday, April 21 -- 2014-15 prekindergarten registration begins

  • Tuesday, April 22 -- Earth Day Celebrations

  • Monday, April 28 -- Health Fair, 5-7 p.m.

  • Wednesday, April 30 -- New York State math exams, grades 3-8

  • Thursday, May 1 -- New York State math exams, grades 3-8

  • Friday, May 2
    • New York State math exams, grades 3-8
    • Bird-watching, 7 a.m.
    • School Spirit Day
  • Monday, May 5 -- Building Leadership Team meeting, 2:40 p.m.
  • Friday, May 9 -- Fourth quarter interim marking period ends
  • Thursday, May 15 -- PTA meeting, 6:30 p.m.
  • Friday, May 16 -- College Friday
  • Monday, May 19 -- General prekindergarten and kindergarten registration begins
  • Tuesday, May 20 -- SCHOOL BUDGET VOTE
  • Wednesday, May 21 -- Spring Concerts,1:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.
  • Monday, May 26 -- Memorial Day, no school

News and information

  • Young scholars celebrate lessons learned -- The 101 students who took part in this year's Scholars' Institute gathered at The Sage College of Albany March 26 to share their knowledge and celebrate their hard work during the past six months. (MORE)

  • TOAST engineers work with the pros -- Students at Thomas O'Brien Academy of Science and Technology (TOAST) were able to show off their engineering skills Nov. 26 when they built model roller coasters in their science classroom. (MORE) 

  • TOAST birders scan morning skies -- The early bird catches the ... bird? In this case, it's a glimpse of a bird. Once a month, a dozen or so students from Thomas O'Brien Academy of Science and Technology (TOAST) willingly arrive at school at 7 a.m., an hour ahead of the rest of their classmates. They drop off their backpacks in teacher Art Flynn's room, don binoculars and head outdoors, rain or shine. (MORE)

  • School supply lists for 2013-14 are available on the TOAST school website.

  • Click here to visit the City School District of Albany's Photo Gallery

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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