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Albany, NY 12202
Shelette R. Pleat,
It's still summer, but
We know there is still plenty of
summer fun left before school begins Tuesday, Sept. 8.
But TOAST Principal Shelette Pleat has some helpful
information and reminders for families and scholars as
we start thinking about the new year.
to view her video to help with your back-to-school
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
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
mobile dental health services through our
partnership with St. Peter's Hospital and Ronald
Click here for more information about the district's
magnet schools, or call the Magnet Office at 475-6551.
begins: 8 a.m.
School day ends:
child care ends: 6 p.m.
Tuesday, Sept. 8
-- First day of school for 2015-16
Friday, Sept. 11 -- Welcome
Back Scholars Picnic, 5:30-7 p.m.
Monday, Sept. 14 -- No school,
Thursday, Sept. 17 -- Building
Leadership Team meeting, 2:45 p.m.
Tuesday, Sept. 22
- Dads Take Your Child to
School Day Dads Breakfast, 7:30-8:30 a.m.
PTA Chat and Chew, noon
Wednesday, Sept. 23 -- No school, Yom
Sunday, Sept. 27
-- Falcon 5K and Fun Run,
Washington Park (Details)
News and information
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.