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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CES students Students learn about computer programming Veterans are interviewed by students Grade 5 learns about Wall of Honor Senior Chorus Author Eric Litwin with students Students welcome police after lockdown drill

Students Published in Skribblers Magazine

Congratulations to our latest published authors at CES who had their work included in Skribblers, a magazine that features student stories and artwork! Thank you to the PTO for buying copies of the children's publication for our students. See their work here.

Students in All Grades Learn About Computer Programming

Students learned about computer programming the week of Dec. 5 as part of Hour of Code, a global movement that encourages students to spend an hour learning about computer science. Read more.

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!

"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 in September.

Winter clothesPlease Ensure Students Have Warm Clothing for Recess

Parents are reminded to please ensure their children have warm clothing for school so they can enjoy recess outside or if there is an emergency requiring a building evacuation. Students typically are allowed out for recess if the temperature is above 20 degrees, although wind chill and other factors may keep students inside. Thank you. Posted 1/06/17.


Town of Schodack Pee Wee WrestlingTown of Schodack Pee Wee Wrestling Program - Starts Monday, Jan. 23

The Town of Schodack will offer its Pee Wee Wrestling Program for boys and girls in grades K-8 starting Monday, Jan. 23. More info. Posted 1/03/17.



School SafetyPlease Help Keep Students Safe by Driving Carefully Near Schools

To help ensure the safety of our students, Schodack CSD would like to remind drivers to please take extra caution while dropping off or picking up students at school and near crosswalks. Winter conditions can make stopping more difficult so please be careful. Thank you. Posted 12/19/16.


Sign Up for Text AlertsSign Up for Text Alerts from Schodack CSD

As part of Schodack CSD's continued efforts to improve communication, the district is now offering text alerts for parents who would like to receive them on their cell phones. The district will send text alerts for school delays, school closings, and other important announcements. Read more. Posted 12/15/16.


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.)