To help Schodack CSD students Matthew Jung and Natasha Strock participate in a Student Ambassador program, a fundraiser raffle is being held for an iPad air. The drawing is Dec. 22. To learn more, click here for a flyer... Matthew and Natasha have been nominated to be a part of the People to People program where they will represent the United States along with students and teachers from around the region. Posted 12/06/13.
Parents: Please Use 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: Posted 9/11/13.
The annual CES Halloween Parade was once again a huge hit for students, parents, faculty and staff. Click here to see a photo gallery… If you have photos you would like to add, please e-mail them to Communications Specialist Jason McCord. Thank you to all the parents who shared their photos! Posted 10/31/13.
Every student and adult at Castleton Elementary School on Oct. 24 enjoyed marinara sauce made from tomatoes, basil, onions and green peppers grown in the school’s gardens. Students planted seeds in the spring, transplanted them into raised beds before summer vacation and came back to a bounty of tomatoes picked by 5th graders. Volunteers, students and Chartwells’ Dining Services cooked marina sauce and baked bread sticks. “The students were excited to know that their efforts in our 12 raised beds produced enough food to feed 408 students and 64 adults!” said teacher Christine Charsky. “Many thanks to the adult CESAP committee members and Chartwells for supporting our efforts in teaching students of CES where their food comes from.” Click here for photos… Posted 10/28/13.
Karen Williams’ second grade class celebrated Johnny Appleseed’s heritage with a project that involved reading, social studies, science, math, art and music. Students read books that taught them about the American pioneer, learned about trees and how they produce apples, counted different types of apples, used apples brushed with paint to create art, and wrote and sang a song about apples. The project culminated with students making apple sauce on Oct. 18 that was so good, students asked for seconds! Click here for a photo gallery… Posted 10/21/13.
CES Receives Free Tennis Lessons and Equipment
CES students received free tennis lessons and the school received free racquets, balls and other equipment thanks to the 15-LOVE tennis program. The program, sponsored by the Capital Region Youth Tennis Foundation, promotes youth tennis to encourage good health, education and good sportsmanship. “In collaboration with Mrs. Arno and Mr. Ashby, Program Director Domingo Montes helped co-teach PE classes for an entire week,” said teacher Kolby Flach, who worked to bring the program to CES. “Thank you to the 15-LOVE program for their generosity.” Posted 10/07/13.
To help ensure the safety of our students in the event of an emergency, parents are asked to please update their emergency contact information with the district if your phone number changes or you have a new address. To update this info, parents who use the ParentPortal can view the info on file with the district and make changes directly by clicking here... Otherwise, parents who would like to update their emergency contact information are asked to please stop by the Elementary School main office or call the office at 732-7755 ext. 3. Posted 9/16/13.
If you have a Price Chopper Advantage Card, please register for Tools for Schools to help your student’s school by clicking here... Each time you use the card, you can earn points for the school that can be used to receive free equipment. Castleton Elementary School's school codes is 15721. Posted 9/11/13.
To help parents understand the Common Core Learning Standards and how they apply to their child's education, Principal Jason Chevrier has created a K-5 Parent Guide to Common Core webpage. Click here to see the guide... Posted 8/26/13.
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