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City School District of Albany
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Arbor Hill Elementary School

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Arbor Hill Elementary School

Prekindergarten-Grade 6

 

1 Arbor Drive

Albany, NY 12207
Phone: 475-6625
Fax: 475-6627

 

Rosalind Gaines-Harrell, Principal

E-mail: rgaines-harrell@albany.k12.ny.us

 

About Arbor Hill Elementary School

Built in 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 home!

 

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 cooling system.

 

Anti-bullying efforts at Arbor Hill -- Let's complete the puzzle together

We invite you to visit Arbor 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. Our 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 together!

 

School times

  • Before-school child care begins -- 7:30 a.m.

  • Morning drop off is available -- 8 a.m.

  • Breakfast begins -- 8:40 a.m.

  • School day begins -- 9:05 a.m.

  • School day ends -- 3:35 p.m.

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

Points of distinction

  • Voluntary uniform policy

  • Full-day prekindergarten and kindergarten programs offered

  • Before- and after-school child care provided

  • Recipient of Pathfinder Award for Outstanding Educational Achievement

  • Located on extensive grounds surrounded by beautiful landscaping

Upcoming events

  • Tuesday, Nov. 25
    • Honor Roll Breakfast, 8-9 a.m.
    • PTA meeting, 6 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Nov. 26 -- Thanksgiving Recess, no school
  • Thursday, Nov. 27 -- Thanksgiving Day, no school
  • Friday, Nov. 28 -- Thanksgiving Recess, no school
  • Monday, Dec. 1
    • Character Education Assembly, 9 a.m.
    • Building Leadership Team meeting, 3:45-5:15 p.m.
  • Friday, Dec. 5
    • PBIS Celebration, 2 p.m.
    • 1st Friday art and holiday music showcase featuring the work of district students, Cathedral of All Saints, 6:30-8 p.m. (Details)
  • Thursday, Dec. 11 -- JobZone, 7:30 p.m.
  • Friday, Dec. 12 -- Second-quarter interim marking period ends
  • Thursday, Dec. 18 -- Winter Concerts, 2 p.m. and 6 p.m.
  • Monday, Dec. 22 -- PTA meeting, 6 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Dec. 24-Friday, Jan. 2 -- Holiday Recess, no school

News and information

  • Bullying prevention focus of poster contest -- During the next month, fourth- and fifth-graders in the City School District of Albany will have the opportunity to show off their bully-prevention smarts and their artistic skills in a poster contest. And the winning work will be featured on a billboard on I-90. (MORE)

  • Dads turn out to support education -- More than 1,000 fathers and father figures flocked to City School District of Albany schools on Sept. 16 in a show of support for their children’s education. They took part in “Dads Take Your Child to School Day,” a state and national effort to encourage men to be more active in their children’s schooling. (MORE)

  • Free breakfast, lunch for all district students -- All City School District of Albany students are eligible to receive a free breakfast and lunch each day at their school during the 2014-15 school year.(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.

 

     

 
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