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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Student wins writing contest Fifth graders and Superintendent Horan on field trip in Troy Students have work published Students with donated hats and mittens CES Holiday Bazaar Tim Ryan works with students Students write song with Richie Phillips of WGNA CES Halloween Parade Artworks Night Elks Club provides dictionaries to students

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.

CES K-Kids Collect Food, Hat and Mitten Donations

The CES K-Kids, a service leadership club affiliated with Kiwanis, helped those in need this holiday season with a food drive for The Anchor food pantry and collecting hat and mitten donations. Great job!

CES PTO Thanks Volunteers for Successful Holiday Bazaar

The CES PTO would like to thank everyone who donated their items and/or their time in order to make this year’s Holiday Bazaar a major success! A special thank you to these amazing Maple Hill High School students who donated their time and energy and made cleanup a breeze: Kayla Carlin, Kayley Fountain and Alex Stuto. Thank you so much!

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...

CES Students Write Song with Richie Phillips of WGNA

First graders wrote a song with Richie Phillips of WGNA, who visited Castleton Elementary School on Nov. 25. “We had a great visit with Rhymin’ Richie Phillips as part of WGNA’s Reading, Writing and Rhyming tour,” said teacher Jennifer Milo-Kosinski. “We wrote a Thanksgiving song to the tune of Andrew the Squirrel, a song we learned for Scaredy Squirrel’s visit.”

CES Halloween Parade

The CES Halloween Parade drew hundreds of parents, grandparents and other family members on Oct. 31. A photo gallery is available. Thank you to all the parents who shared photos!

Creativity Sparked at CES Art Night

Students and parents enjoyed an evening creating art at the annual CES Art Night on Oct. 17. Thanks to the CES PTO for organizing such a great event for our families! View more photos...

Rensselaer Lodge of Elks Donates Dictionaries

Third grade students received dictionaries from the Rensselaer Lodge of Elks on Oct. 20, something the organization does every year for our students. Thank you!

CES Spirit Week - Monday, Jan. 26 - Thursday, Jan. 29

CES K-Kids will host CES Spirit Week from Monday, Jan. 26 to Thursday, Jan. 29. A schedule is available here... Posted 1/22/15.

Intramural Basketball for Grades 4 & 5

Castleton Elementary School will offer two separate sessions of intramural basketball for 4th and 5th graders in January and February. Sessions will be held immediately after school from 2:25 to 2:55 p.m. For more information, please see this permission form… Posted 1/12/15.

Date Change for 2nd/3rd Grade Read Over Sleep Over - Friday, March 6

The 2nd/3rd Grade Read Over Sleep Over will be held Friday, March 6 instead of the previously scheduled March 13. The date change is to accommodate a special guest visit from Sara Varon, Author/Illustrator of the popular children's book “Bake Sale”. Please note, March 6 is a scheduled Superintendent’s Conference Day which means no school for students. However, the Read Over Sleep Over will still be held that night. Posted 12/19/14.

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 Song Review will take place on Wednesday, Feb. 4 from 6:30 to 7:00 p.m. in the CES Lobby. 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.

Monthly Morning Assembly Schedule

Here is a schedule of Monthly Morning Assemblies for the year... Please note, the Dec. 23 assembly will feature grade 1 instead of grade 4. The reason for the change is grade 4 will help plan a special Mar. 23 program to welcome an author. Posted 11/24/14.

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.