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 enjoy Read Over/Sleep Over Students raise money for American Heart Association 1st graders learn about nanoscience Students learn karate Student dresses up as hero CES students Students learn about computer programming

Gr. 2/3 Students Enjoy Night of Reading and Writing

Read Over/Sleep Over was a hit on Mar. 10 as Gr. 2/3 students enjoyed a night of reading and writing. "It was a great event for the kids and families who participated," said Principal James Derby. "Who knew it would be so much fun to sleep at school!"

CES K-Kids Raise $6,000 for American Heart Association

The CES K-Kids helped raise more than $6,000 for the American Heart Association through their annual Jump Rope for Heart event on Feb. 28. Great job!

Hands-On Learning Teaches 1st Graders Nanoscience

First graders are learning about nanoscience this year at no cost thanks to an opportunity initiated by the late Superintendent Bob Horan. Read more.

5th Graders Inspired by 7th Degree Black Belt

A karate teacher who earned a 7th degree black belt with only one leg inspired 5th graders on Feb. 8. "If I can do it, you can do it. It's just a matter of trying," said William Carpenter. Read more.

Spirit Week a Hit at CES

Castleton Elementary School students showed their school spirit the week of Jan. 23, dressing up as their heroes, wearing pajamas, and having crazy hair for the day.

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.

NYS AssessmentsNYS Assessments Parent Letter & FAQ

Schodack CSD will administer the NYS Gr. 3-8 English Language Assessments on Mar. 28 - 30 and NYS Gr. 3-8 Math Assessments on May 2 - 4. We encourage parents to allow their children to take the tests because the results help us improve the education we provide. A parent letter and FAQ with more info is available here. Posted 3/10/17.


Kindergarten RegistrationRegister Kindergartners Now for Fall

If your child will attend kindergarten at Castleton Elementary this fall, please register your child now by calling Ms. Hanrahan at 732-7701 ext. 1310. Your child must be 5 years old by Dec. 1 to attend kindergarten this fall. Forms are available on our Registration webpage. Posted 1/06/17.


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.)