Castleton Elementary School

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

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Readover/Sleepover Students learn about fish 100th day of school Students with cards Jump Rope for Heart Student wins writing contest Fifth graders and Superintendent Horan on field trip in Troy Students have work published Tim Ryan works with students

Guest Author/Illustrator Visits CES Readover/Sleepover

The annual Gr. 2/3 Readover/Sleepover at CES was a big hit on Mar. 6 with special guest author and illustrator Sara Varon visiting with students. Thanks to the PTO for sponsoring the event!

1st Graders Learn About Hudson River Fish

First graders learned about the various types of fish in the Hudson River on March 30 when educator Fran Martino from the Hudson River Fish Advisory Outreach Project visited Castleton Elementary School. Students made fish prints to help them learn the types of fish and received a map of the Hudson River and a creatures activity book featuring tips about fishing.

CES Students Celebrate 100th Day of School

Students in K-2 celebrated the 100th day of school on Feb. 27 with a series of activities that involved math and art. Students created posters displaying 10 groups of 10 objects, crowns made of 10 strips of paper with 10 stickers each, gumball machines with 100 dots and structures built out of 100 cups. View more photos...

4th Graders Share Kind Words With Classmates

Instead of a traditional Valentine Day's party, fourth graders wrote kind words about classmates. "What we do is important. Math, Reading, Science and History are a part of life and giving them the skills they need to function in our society is essential. But creating a kind person who can help others and give of themselves? It is something to be proud of. This is something we have been working on with the entire grade. Today, we were very, very proud of them!" wrote 4th grade teachers.

K-Kids Raise Money for American Heart Association

Fourth and fifth graders raised $2,934 for the American Heart Association through a Jump Rope for Heart Event on Feb. 24. The event was organized through K-Kids, a service learning club affiliated with Kiwanis. The MHHS Key Club also helped out with the event. Great job!

5th Grader Wins National Writing Contest

Out of thousands of entries nationwide, fifth grader Tobiah Gieser was selected as one of 10 Runner-Up Winners in the Scholastic Reading Clubs’ Jedi Academy Newspaper Writing Contest. The writing contest encouraged students to write and illustrate a newspaper article that explores the question "What is your biggest goal for this school year?" Tobiah won two Jedi Academy libraries, one for his home and one for the classroom. Read his entry...

Field Trip Teaches Fifth Grade About Local Civil Rights History

A class research project about civil rights brought fifth graders to downtown Troy on Dec. 16, where the interpretive staff from the Rensselaer County Historical Society taught students about local history. "The best part was it was local history. You don’t have to go to Boston or New York City. It’s right here," said Superintendent Bob Horan, who joined students on the field trip. Read more...

CES Students Published in Magazine

Congratulations to CES students Ben Marra, Ayla Morse, Karsen Randall, Abbi Rossman, Peyton Taylor, and Kyla Vincent who had their work included in the winter edition of Skribblers, a publication that features children’s stories and artwork. Thank you also to the CES PTO which purchases subscriptions for the school.

Hour of Code Teaches Students of All Ages Computer Science

Students at all grade levels learned about computer science as part of the Hour of Code, a worldwide effort to introduce students to computer programming and show how anyone can learn the basics of computer coding. “Problem solving is a huge part of this. Students write the code to solve the problem,” said Tim Ryan. Read more...

2015-16 School Attendance Calendar Available

The one-page 2015-16 school calendar, which lists school days for next year, is available here... Posted 4/20/15.

PowerPoint Presentation from Internet Safety Workshop

Principal Jason Chevrier and School Social Worker Jennifer Sober led a workshop on Internet Safety for parents of 4th and 5th grade students on Mar. 30. Below is the presentation from the meeting. Posted 3/31/15.

Community Invited to Participate in 2nd Annual Wildcats Marathon

The 2nd Annual Wildcats Marathon will be held this spring starting on Friday, Apr. 17. Everyone in our community is encouraged to participate. Participants run or walk at least 25 miles between Apr. 17 and May 18. On Thursday, May 28 at 6:30 p.m. everyone will run the last 1.2 miles together at the High School track. For more information, see this flyer, running log and permission form… Posted 4/14/15.

Students Donate to Mohawk Hudson Humane Society

The K-Kids club conducted a donation drive to benefit the Mohawk Hudson Humane Society in March collecting several boxes of canned goods and toys for the animals there. Thank you to everyone who supported the drive! Posted 3/27/15.

Register Kindergartners Now for 2015-16 School Year

Parents of children who will attend kindergarten at Castleton Elementary School in the fall are encouraged to register them now. Orientations will be held in April and May; parents need to have registered their kindergarteners prior to attend the orientations. Registration information and forms are available here... Posted 3/05/15.

Important Reminders from CES Main Office

The CES Main Office would like to remind parents:

  • All bus changes should be made with the CES Bus Note Form. They are also available on the main lobby desk.
  • Any dismissal changes should be made to the main office in writing prior to 11:00 a.m.
  • When dropping off students please be sure to walk them into the office and sign them in.

Monthly Morning Assembly Schedule

Here is a schedule of Monthly Morning Assemblies for the year... Posted 11/24/14.

CES Lip Sync Rescheduled - Friday, May 8 at 6:30 p.m.

The CES Lip Sync event has been rescheduled from April 17 to Friday, May 8 at 6:30 p.m. in the High School auditorium. The Lip Sync Rehearsal will be held Wednesday, May 6 at 5:30 p.m. in the High School auditorium. Posted 1/14/15.

Summer Program Information

Colleges are now accepting enrollment into their summer programs. Programs are available for students in elementary, middle and high school. A brief overview of many programs is available here… Please refer to websites for details and deadlines. Posted 1/16/15.

Make Sure Child's Health Information Is Up to Date

Our school nurses would like to remind parents and guardians to please make sure your child’s health information on file with the school is up to date, including updated medication and doctor’s orders for the school year. For questions, please contact your child’s school nurse. Posted 9/15/14.

Have a Question About Student Arrival/Dismissal or Visiting CES?

Visit the Elementary Office/Info webpage for information about arrival and dismissal procedures, visitor information, and more.