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Board of Education Meeting - The next Board of Education meeting will be held on November 14th at *6:00p.m.

 (please note that this is a change in time from what is on the school calendar).


Red Ribbon Week - October 31st - November 4th

(Click Here for More Information)


Menands School PTA Presents:  Drugs and Your Child – What Every Parent Should Know

Wednesday November 2nd 2016  at 6:30 p.m.

 in the school library
Guest Speaker – Steve Boulet

This program will address drug and alcohol abuse and prevention, talking to your child, peer pressure, warning signs etc.  Informational handouts and information on local recovery resources will be available.


Menands Students in the News!

With all the interest in the upcoming election, Elaine Houston from Channel 13 came to school to  interview Mrs. Agnese Andrews and her grade 7 Social Studies class.  Their reflections are most impressive!  Please click on the link to view the story. (grade 7 story)

In addition, the Times Union featured an inspirational  story about fifth grader Kira Wall's participation in the Menands School Cross Country Team. (story)


Facilities Construction & Renovation Bond Proposal

The referendum passed with a high approval rate. 146 voters turned out, with 96 voting yes and 50 voting no.  This is a pass rate of 66%.  Thank all of you for your participation and support in leading up to the vote.  The District is excited about the opportunities this project will provide for our students and our school.


Box Tops for Education
Box Tops for Education Product List (link)
Clip the box top and send them into your child's teacher!

Grade 8 Goes to Camp Chingachgook

From September 12-September 14, eighth graders went to Camp Chingachgook in Lake George.  They completed team building initiatives, did archery, climbed the high ropes and had a campfire with songs and skits!  It was a wonderful trip and the class really learned and enjoyed themselves. (Click for photos)


Very Special First Day of School

School started on Wednesday, September 7, and we had a wonderful day!  The Menands Association of Teachers sponsored the annual Welcome Back to School Breakfast, and this year the theme was the Olympics. There was a competition between all the grades and lots of fun for all.  What a great way to start the year! (Click for photos)


2016-2017 After School Clubs and Sports

First trimester clubs and sports have begun. 

Please ONLY send in club enrollment forms for the current trimester.  If you have sent in a form for the 2nd or 3rd trimester clubs, they will be returned to you.

Click the link below for a complete listing of club offerings and descriptions 2016-2017 Clubs


2016-2017 Transportation Request Form for High School, Private and Parochial Schools (click here)

Supply List  2016-17  (supplies)


Update about Emergency Communication

Through the Village of Menands, we have an additional way of communicating changes in the school day schedule with you.  Through the new Everbridge notification system (please note this is a change from the Code Red notifiation system that we previously used), the school can send emergency messages to your home phone, cell phone, computer, smart phone and iPad.  All parents and guardians are urged to sign up for Everbridge, as this will make it much easier to communicate with you about emergencies and/or important notifications.  To register, go to Everbridge Resident Alert SystemOnce you have enrolled in the Everbridge notification system be sure to select to receive "Menands School Notifications".  Please remember to keep your phone numbers and email addresses up to date.


Eighth Grade High School Choices

Students from Menands can choose to attend either Shaker High School (North Colonie), Colonie Central High School (South Colonie), Watervliet High School, Heatly High School (Green Island), or Tech Valley High School.  (Click for HS Flyer)


Youth Employment

Working papers can now be found online.  Please go to the "Quick Links" section of the website and click on "forms".


Free and Reduced Lunch

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)

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 )


Online Meal Prepayment System Available Now

We are pleased to offer a new option to help make your life easier. 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)

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)






   Dr. Maureen A. Long


   Mrs. Antonietta Schroeder

Phone: (518) 465.4561
Fax: (518) 434.2840
19 Wards Lane
Menands, NY 12204

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