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K-8 Parents  Night...Thursday, September18, 6:00 p.m.

 

Eighth Graders Go To Camp

From Monday, September 8 until Wednesday, September 10, members of the Class of 2016 participated in an outdoor education program at Camp Chingachgook on Lake George.  The students took part in team building activities, archery, hiking, and leadership games. At night there were special activities, including a camp fire complete with singing and smores!  Please see our photos and  experience this very special trip.   (photos)

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PTA Mum Sale

The Menands School PTA would like to thank the community for supporting the annual PTA Mum Sale.  We have additional mums that are available for purchased at the school. Your support is appreciated.   (photos of mums)

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Our Special First Day

Wednesday, September 3, was a wonderful first day of school.  The students gathered together for the annual Welcome Back Breakfast, sponsored by the Menands Association of Teachers.  Miss Albert, chairperson of the event, Dr. Long, and Mrs. Schroeder all inspired the children with their opening remarks.  Miss Albert reminded everyone that they are special and, in a project this autumn in art class, the student body will all paint individual rocks demonstrating each child's uniqueness.  Dr. Long stressed to the children that they can make a difference in this world and challenged them to complete projects that will give to the community.  Mrs. Schroder spoke to the student body about the school's theme this year of random acts of kindness, and encouraged each child to perform one every day.  It looks like it is going to be a very special year, and one that the students will long remember.    (photos)
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Register for First Call Notification System

The Village of Menands has made it possible for the Menands School District to be connected to their emergency notification system,entitled First Call. Through this system, the school will be able to send electronic messages to you about such emergencies as an early dismissal, or such notices as a reminder to vote on the annual school budget in May. Click here to register  (be sure to check the box to receive notifications from Menands School.) (First Call)

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2014-2015
School Calendar (calendar) 
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2014-2015 School Supplies Lists (list)
**Important Addition...

STUDENTS IN GRADES K-6 NEED HEADPHONES AND A FOLDER FOR LIBRARY!

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Free and Reduced Lunch 2014-2015

If your family income or your family situation has changed, your child(ren) may be eligible to receive free and/or reduced priced meals in school. This includes both breakfast and lunch. (letter)  (application)
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Colonie Center School Bucks
The Menands School PTA will be participating in the Colonie Center School Bucks for the 2014-15 school year. This is an easy way to help our school earn points. Please bring any original receipts (within 60 days of the purchase) to the Customer Service Desk at Colonie Center or to Menands School.  At the end of the school year, Colonie Center will award cash prizes to the top ten winning schools.  Our school placed tenth this year and was awarded $500. Thank you for your support.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Menands Board of Education Elects Officers for 2014-15

Congratulation to Mr. Jeff Masline, board president, and Mrs. Evelyn Harris,  vice-president.

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Free Parent Today Subscription Available

Parent Today is a fee email service that offers parenting information and tips every two weeks and is sent right into your inbox. (how to subscribe and information )

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Walking and Biking Safety Resources

Pedestrian Safety - Tips for parents and other adults

Bicycle Safety Tips for Parents, Guardians and Kids__

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Online Meal Prepayment System Available Now

We are pleased to offer a new option to help make your life easier. Myschoolbucks.com is an on-line system that allows you to make deposits into your student’s cafeteria account

Click here for more information. My School Bucks (PDF)

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Town of Colonie Sex Offender Watch
Menands School District works closely with parents and guardians to ensure the safety of students at all times. Parents can become informed about convicted sex offenders living in this area by following this link to the Town of Colonie Police Department website. (more information)