Arbor Hill Elementary
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2013-14 school supplies list
1 Arbor Drive
Rosalind Gaines-Harrell, Principal
About Arbor Hill Elementary School
1973, Arbor Hill Elementary School is located on Arbor
Drive, across the street from Whitney M. Young Jr.
Health Center. A two-year project to renovate the
building was completed in September 2010 and students and families returned to Arbor Hill Elementary School's familiar 1 Arbor Drive
At the new
Arbor Hill Elementary,
students learn in a
modernized facility with new computers in every
classroom, walls and doors surrounding every classroom
(as opposed to the school's former open-classroom
layout), new computer and
science labs, a restored indoor atrium and a new heating and
Anti-bullying efforts at Arbor Hill -- Let's complete
the puzzle together
We invite you to
Hill Elementary School's anti-bullying website.
Bullying hurts people, and at Arbor
Hill Elementary we continue working toward making our
school a better place.
interactive website for students, parents and
teachers will help everyone in our school community to
understand the painful scars that are caused by bullies
as well as what we all can do to stop it.
Let’s complete the puzzle
Voluntary uniform policy
Full-day prekindergarten and
kindergarten programs offered
Before- and after-school child care
Recipient of Pathfinder Award for
Outstanding Educational Achievement
Located on extensive grounds
surrounded by beautiful landscaping
Monday, April 21 -- Prekindergarten
registration begins (through May 9)
Monday, April 21-Friday, April 25 --
School Spirit Week
- Tuesday, April 22
-- Scholastic Book Fair
- Scholastic Book Fair
meeting, 5:15-6 p.m.
- Thursday, April 24 --
Scholastic Book Fair
April 30 -- New York State math exams,
- Thursday, May 1 --
New York State math exams, grades 3-8
Friday, May 2 -- New York State
math exams, grades 3-8
Monday, May 5
- Teacher Appreciation Week
Character Education Assembly, 9 a.m.
Volunteer Appreciation Assembly, 9:30
- Friday, May 9 -- Fourth
quarter interim marking period ends
Monday, May 12 -- Building Leadership
Team meeting, 3:45-5:15 p.m.
Thursday, May 15 -- Spring Concerts and
Bake Sale, 2 p.m. and 6 p.m.
- Monday, May 19
prekindergarten and kindergarten registration begins
Tuesday, May 20 -- SCHOOL BUDGET VOTE
Wednesday, May 21 -- PTA meeting,
- Monday, May 26 --
Memorial Day, no school
- New York State science written exam,
- Character education
assembly, 9 a.m.
Appreciation Ceremony, 9:30 a.m.
- Monday, June 9 -- Building
Leadership Team meeting, 3:45-5:15 p.m.
Thursday, June 12 -- Field Day
(rain date June 19)
- Wednesday, June
25 -- Prekindergarten Moving Up,10
- Thursday, June 26
- Kindergarten Moving Up, 10 a.m.
- Friday, June 27 -- LAST DAY OF SCHOOL
- Grade 6 Moving Up, 10 a.m.
News and information
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)
New community centers bolster students and
families -- The
City School District of Albany has partnered with
the State University of New York’s Office of the
Education Pipeline and the Boys and Girls Clubs of
Albany to provide new after-school programs for 400
students, including more than 60 from Arbor Hill
Elementary School. (MORE)
Top teachers get Golden Apples -- The
City School District of Albany celebrated 15 top teachers Oct. 23 at
the 2013 Golden Apple Awards.
Arbor Hill Elementary celebrates
40th anniversary -- In 1973, Richard
Nixon was president. The first cell phone call was
made (on a phone weighing almost two pounds).
Supermodel Tyra Banks was born. And Arbor Hill
Elementary School opened. On Oct. 18, some 200
people turned out to celebrate the school's 40th
anniversary, including current and former students,
past and present principals and current and former
District launches new monthly TV program
The City School District
of Albany is launching a new monthly television
program on Channel Albany/Channel 18, one of the
city’s new public-access channels. The first edition
of “Capital Education” airs Tuesday, Oct. 15, at
7:30 p.m. (MORE)
Click here to visit the City School District of
Albany's online Photo Gallery.
Absence from school
If your child is absent for school for
any reason, call the school at 475-6625 during the
morning and provide a written excuse when your child
returns to school.