Giffen Memorial Elementary School News

Wintry weather reminders

November 5, 2019

With the leaves and the temperatures both falling, it’s time to start planning ahead for wintry weather and the possibility of school closings or delays.  The City...

Check out the new look for the City School District of Albany's quarterly newsletter “Capital Education.” The fall edition is available online now.  P...

Safety update for families

October 31, 2019

I am writing to inform you that the Albany Police Department is investigating an incident involving a 12-year-old boy that occurred earlier this week on South Manning Boulevard....

Pumpkin-centered smarts

October 30, 2019

Third-graders in Rebecca Bustelos’ class at Giffen Memorial Elementary School crafted book-themed costumes for plastic pumpkins on Wednesday, choosing fiction and non-fict...

As the City School District of Albany continues to work through the review process that the State Education Department requires of our schools, we are interested in your input a...

Public Forum notice

October 25, 2019

On Monday, Oct. 28 at 3:45 p.m., Giffen Memorial Elementary School will hold a meeting to provide families the opportunity to review the school's current status in year two ...

School safety update

October 21, 2019

Albany police on Monday arrested a 17-year old in connection with his Sunday Facebook post indicating that he would be involved in a shooting at Albany High School. City Scho...

Staff narrowly edged out parents on Friday afternoon at Giffen Memorial Elementary School’s annual Staff-Parent Basketball Game with a final score of 39-37. The gym was...

Help keep our kids warm! The City of Albany and other community partners on Wednesday announced the 2019 Cash for Coats Drive, an initiative to collect money to buy new winte...

Congratulations to ffith grader Htoo Blah Wah, who proudly represents Giffen Elementary in the district's 2019-20 wall calendar. Htoo Blah Wah was recognized at a special...

FirstView app available Oct. 1

September 27, 2019

In partnership with our yellow-bus provider, First Student Inc., the City School District of Albany offers FirstView, a bus-tracking and transportation communications app for yo...

The City School District of Albany is making it easier for English language learners and schools to communicate with each other. Starting this school year, all schools have a...

Dads Take Your Child to School Day was especially meaningful for Germaine Montes, who took his daughters to school on Tuesday at Philip Schuyler Achievement Academy and had a su...

Gator spirit on parade

September 13, 2019

Encouraged to use their outside voices, Giffen Memorial Elementary students were loud and proud about their school on Friday afternoon during their annual PTA parade. The ent...

Giffen claps in the day

September 10, 2019

Visit our district Facebook page to take a look at our clap-in welcoming students to school! (A Facebook account is not necessary to view the photos. A window may display the...

First day at Giffen

September 6, 2019

Visit our district Facebook page to take a look inside the first day of school at Giffen Elementary on Friday morning! (A Facebook account is not necessary to view the photos...

Welcome to the 2019-20 school year! Whether your family is returning to the City School District of Albany or joining us for the first time, we are excited to greet you and g...

A new look for our site

September 4, 2019

Welcome to the new albanyschools.org! We have completely redesigned and dramatically updated our website to provide our students, families, faculty and staff, and community m...

The City School District of Albany has put some new practices in place for the start of the 2019-20 school year to help our middle and high school students get comfortable in th...

A broad coalition of students, parents and community partners joined Superintendent Kaweeda G. Adams at a news conference on Tuesday to support the City School District of Alban...

2019-20 Code of Conduct

August 19, 2019

The City School District of Albany’s 2019-20 Student Code of Conduct is a resource for students, staff, families and community members – everyone that has a stake in...

Supply lists for the upcoming 2019-20 school year are now available. If you have any questions about your child's supply list, please feel free to contact their school. ...

Click here to take the survey. ALBANY, N.Y. (April 15, 2019) -- As part of the City School District of Albany’s work to develop an informative document that can help pa...

Get into the spirit of the season and hear some great music at winter concerts in the City School District of Albany. The school concert season officially starts at 7 p.m. Mo...

All City School District of Albany schools will dismiss 15 minutes early Friday, Oct. 5 to participate in the annual Go Home Early emergency preparedness drill. The State Educat...