Albany, NY 12202
Gerard M. Gretzinger,
Welcome new TOAST leader Gerard Gretzinger
The City School District
of Albany has named veteran school administrator Gerard
Gretzinger as interim principal of Thomas O'Brien
Academy of Science and Technology (TOAST).
superintendent of the Kingston City School District,
will serve as principal through the end of the school
year while the district searches for a permanent
replacement for Timothy Fowler, who has taken the
position of assistant director of special education for
Click here to read a welcome message from Gretzinger.
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.
elementary school with a focus on science and
Award winner for outstanding educational improvement
REDBOOK as one of America's best schools
Tuesday, May 21
-- School budget vote.
Polls open 7 a.m.-9 p.m.
Click here for more information.
Friday, May 24
-- Unused snow day, no school
Monday, May 27
-- Memorial Day, no school
Monday, June 3
-- New York state written science exam for
Friday, June 7
-- School Spirit Day
Monday, June 10
-- Building Leadership Team meeting,
Thursday, June 13
-- PTA meeting, 6:30 p.m.
Friday, June 14
-- Prekindergarten Family Celebration,
Friday, June 14
-- Kindergarten Family Celebration,
Thursday, June 20
-- Grade 5 Moving-Up Ceremony, 9:30-11
Thursday, June 20
-- Early dismissal
Friday, June 21
-- Last day of school,
half-day for all students. Have a great
News and information
Times Union on March 28
published photos of a high-energy, high-tech
enrichment program that came to Thomas O'Brien
Academy of Science and Technology (TOAST) the day
Student outreach gets a new flag for TOAST
a new American flag flying outside Thomas O’Brien
Academy of Science and Technology (TOAST), thanks to
two students and the nearby Veterans of Foreign Wars
post. For almost two years, fifth-grader James
Tanner, first-grader Andrew Eck and their moms have
been the driving force behind the raising and
lowering of the American flag at TOAST before and
Click here to visit the City School District of
Albany's Photo Gallery
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.