News & Updates: March 26

News & Updates

Math and Literacy Night

We would like to express our sincerest gratitude to all the students and parents who attended last week’s event. Our goal for the evening was to provide parents with insight into the engaging activities our students are involved in at school, and your attendance helped make the event a success. If you were unable to attend, please feel free to reach out to your child’s teacher on ways you can support math and literacy at home. Our staff have many strategies to support math and literacy at home in fun and engaging ways.

We are grateful for the participation of our teachers and partners such as The Red Bookshelf, Albany Medical College, Albany College of Pharmacy, Albany Public Library, and many others. Your involvement and collaboration are key to making these events meaningful for our school community.

Our next event will be Culture Night, so you can look forward to receiving details about this in the coming weeks.

Spring forward!

This is just a reminder that Spring Break is quickly approaching. It will begin on Friday, March 29, and students are expected to return on Monday, April 8. Also on April 8, the district will be releasing students two hours early for the solar eclipse. There is also no school on Wednesday, April 10 for Eid-al-Fitr. 

Our next extended break will be Memorial Day weekend from Friday, May 24 to Wednesday, May 29. Students are expected to return to school on Thursday, May 30. Let's hope we have seen the last of winter weather and we won't have to use a snow day before then!

Save the date!

Below are a few important upcoming dates, but remember that this information and more is available on our online calendar. 

  • Movie Night for grades 3-5 – March 28, 6-7:30 p.m. 
  • No school: Spring break – March 29-April 5
  • Back in school – April 8
  • Early dismissal due to eclipse – April 8, 1:30 p.m.
  • No school: Eid al-Fitr – April 10 
  • New York State English Language Arts (ELA) exam, grades 3-5 – April 23-24
  • New York State Science exam, grade 5 – May 1
  • New York State Math exam, grades 3-5 – May 7-8

Here to help

As always, please feel free to reach out to me with any questions, comments or concerns!

Lesley Buff
(518) 475-6775