Castleton Elementary School

Mailing Address: 1477 South Schodack Road, Castleton, NY 12033
Physical Address: 80 Scott Avenue, Castleton, NY 12033
T: (518) 732-7755 • F: (518) 732-7710
James Derby, Principal

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Illustrator Elizabeth Zunon with student Students with donations 1st grader video-conferences with U.S. Air Force member Halle Feldman and Maeve Morley CES K-Kids with donation box Students use Skype

Local Illustrator Shares With CES Students

Local Illustrator Elizabeth Zunon visited CES on Jan. 24 where she shared how plastic bags can be reused to create art, an idea based on a true story from Africa that was made into a book that Ms. Zunon illustrated. More photos.

Students Donate to Those Who Serve

CES Kiwanis K-Kids collected items before the holidays to donate to Operation Gratitude, an organization that sends care packages to deployed troops, veterans, new recruits and first responders. Great job!

1st Graders Video-Conference with U.S. Air Force Service Member

First graders had an opportunity to video-conference with John Grandinetti who is serving in the U.S. Air Force and is stationed in South Korea. Read more.

1st Grader Carries on Book Drive Started by Senior

First grader Halle Feldman has stepped up to carry on senior Maeve Morley's efforts to put books in the hands of children. Read more.

K-Kids Organized Food Drive

CES Kiwanis K-Kids held a canned food drive to benefit The Anchor food pantry before Thanksgiving. Great job!

Gr. 1 Skypes with Coding App CEO (Video)

Gr. 1 asked Grant Hosford, the CEO and co-founder of codeSpark Academy, questions about his company's coding app by Skyping with him in Pasadena, CA. CES students have used the app, which teaches children the basics of computer science, for several years. Watch video.

No FluHelp Keep School Healthy by Preventing Flu

Our school nurses would like to remind our community that it is not too late to get a flu shot to help avoid the flu or reduce the severity if you get it. Please also remind children to cover their coughs and sneezes and wash their hands often. If your child gets the flu, please have them stay home for at least 24 hours after their fever is gone. Thank you for helping make our schools a healthier place! Posted 2/07/17.

Homework rackNew Homework Rack in CES Lobby Helps Parents

To help parents who request homework when a CES student misses school but cannot get to school until after hours, Main Office Secretary Regina Maier has labeled two slots in the lobby rack near the elevator where homework will be placed. Great idea! Posted 2/07/18.

 

Castleton KidsCastleton Kids Board Meeting - Tuesday, Feb. 13 at 5:45 p.m.

Castleton Kids will hold their Board of Directors meeting on Tuesday, February 13 at 5:45 p.m. in CES Library. This meeting is to discuss the budget. Friends of Castleton Kids meeting will immediately follow. Childcare available for both meetings. Pizza and drinks will be served. Posted 1/31/18.

 

Main Office InfoStudent Arrival and Dismissal Reminders

The CES Main Office would like to remind parents:

• If students are not in homeroom by 8:05 a.m. they are considered late and must be signed in to the Main Office by parents.

Bus Notes & Pick-Up notes should be sent in on the appropriate forms via student homework folders.

Main Office InfoHave a New Phone Number or Address? Please Let Main Office Know

The Main Office would like to remind parents to please let them know if you have a new phone number, get rid of your home phone, or have a change of address. Please call 518-732-7755 option 3 with any changes. Thank you. Posted 1/24/18.

 

Apply for Free and Reduced Price LunchApply for Free and Reduced Price Lunch Program

Parents who may be eligible for free or reduced price meals for their children are encouraged to ask about the federal Free and Reduced Price School Meals program. This program is completely confidential. Please note, applications must be filled out each year, even if you have participated in the program before. Applications can be submitted anytime during the school year. Posted 8/14/17.