Castleton Elementary School

80 Scott Avenue, Castleton-on-Hudson, New York 12033
T: (518) 732-7755 • F: (518) 732-0495
James Derby, Principal

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Veterans are interviewed by students Grade 5 learns about Wall of Honor Senior Chorus CES Halloween Parade CES Halloween Parade Author Eric Litwin with students Students welcome police after lockdown drill Musicians perform for students

CES Students Interview Local Veterans

Fifth graders learned first-hand about the experiences and thoughts of veterans on Nov. 9 when four local veterans visited to answer the questions they had written. "These are great questions. Are you sure you're only 5th graders?" said Jim Gibbons. "If we can help you understand how lucky you are to have what you have, then we've done our job." More photos.

Gr. 5 Students Tour Gr. 7 Wall of Honor

Grade 5 students had an opportunity on Nov. 9 to see the Wall of Honor projects that 7th grade students made for this annual event which honors veterans and those who serve their community. More photos.

Students Perform in Elementary Chorus at Regional Concert

Congratulations to students in the Elementary Chorus who participated in the All County Music Festival at Hoosic Valley CSD on Nov. 5!

Photos from Annual CES Halloween Parade

Castleton Elementary School held its annual Halloween Parade on Oct. 31. More photos.

Video of Annual CES Halloween Parade

Here is a video of the Castleton Elementary School Halloween Parade on Oct. 31.

"Pete the Cat" Author Visits CES

Students at Castleton Elementary School were singing and laughing along with author Eric Litwin at the Oct. 24 Monthly Morning Assembly. Mr. Litwin, who is a former teacher, explained to students that he started writing his "Pete the Cat" books to encourage children to read by incorporating music in his stories.

Schools Practice Lockdown Drills to Help Keep Students Safe

To help ensure the safety of our students and staff, Schodack CSD held lockdown drills in all three school buildings on Oct. 19. We would like to thank the Schodack Police Department and New York State Police for their help with the drills. Schools are required to hold four lockdown drills during the school year starting this year. For more information, please see this parent letter that was sent home last month.

Musicians Help Inspire 3rd Graders

Third graders got some inspiration on Oct. 13 as they start to learn how to play recorders when a local group of musicians who use the instruments performed for them. "If kids can learn to read and play music, they can learn to have great fun and wonderful experiences playing music," said Carrie Larson. Read more.

Picture Re-Take Day ID Number

CES parents, if you need to pay or order pictures from the Dec. 1 Picture Re-Take Day, you can use picture ID AD606505Q1 on Lifetouch's website. Posted 12/01/16.

CES Students Collecting Donations - Monday, Dec. 5 - Friday, Dec. 9

The CES K-Kids are collecting donations for two worthy causes the week of Dec. 5. "We are collecting new and gently used clothing for the Albany City Mission. Collection boxes are in the lobby and the hallways of CES," said Social Worker Jennifer Sober. "We are also collecting new hats and gloves for our mitten tree which is located in the CES lobby. Thank you very much for supporting these projects!" Posted 12/02/16.

Ski Club Pre-Season Meeting - Monday, Dec. 12 at 6:00 p.m.

A Ski Club Pre-Season Meeting for all registered Ski Club members and their parents will be held Monday, Dec. 12 at 6:00 p.m. in the Middle School library. Please contact Kevin Hunter or Scott Charlebois with any questions. Posted 12/01/16.


Bus Note and Student Pick-Up Note Forms

To help ensure the safety of our students, CES parents are asked to please use the following forms:

  • Bus Note Form - If your child needs to take a different school bus home.
  • Pick-Up Note Form - If you plan to pick up your child from school. (If you pick up your child every day from school, only one note is necessary at the beginning of each school year.)