• 2021 Sep 24 15:25

    Upcoming Capital Project Referendum Information

    On Tuesday, October 12, residents of the Averill Park Central School District will vote on a Capital Project referendum which upgrades facilities across the district by addres...
  • 2021 Sep 24 15:14

    COVID-19 Reminders

    Averill Park CSD Families, While we all continue to attempt to mitigate the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic in our community and keep our students and staff safe, we are ask...
  • 2021 Aug 27 14:23

    Transportation Information Update

    Averill Park CSD Families, Listed below are the new group bus stops and cul-de-sac stops that have been put in place within our district bus runs for the 2021-22 school year....
  • 2021 Aug 25 11:14

    2021-22 Return to School Plan

    Averill Park CSD Parents/Guardians, At this time, the Averill Park Central School District is committed to returning all K-12 students to our buildings for full time in-perso...
  • 2021 Aug 24 13:16

    USDA Waiver Allows for Free Meals During 2021-22 School Year

    The Averill Park Central School District Food Services Department will be operating under a waiver from the USDA during the 2021-2022 school year. This waiver will allow all s...
  • 2021 Aug 23 16:06

    Transportation Update for 2021-22

    Due to a shortage of drivers, locally, regionally, and nationally, bus routes will look very different this year as opposed to previous years. Bus routes will be condensed and...
  • 2021 Jun 24 10:48

    Free Summer Meals for Rensselaer County Children

    Even though the school year is coming to a close, free meals will still be available to children and teens who are in need throughout Rensselaer County this summer. Starting ...
  • 2021 Jun 23 08:43

    Sandra Morley PE Award Winners Announced

    The Sandra Morley Physical Education Award winners have been selected for the 2020-21 school year. This award is given annually to students who demonstrate responsible person...
  • 2021 Jun 16 09:59

    Michele Doodian Retires After 30 Years

    Michele Doodian has worked for the Averill Park Central School District for 30 years and will retire at the end of June. Mrs. Doodian was originally hired as a Special Educat...
  • 2021 Jun 09 12:41

    Transportation Survey for 2021-22 School Year

    Parents/Guardians, Please fill out the transportation survey listed below for the 2021-22 school year. This survey is for informational purposes only and will help us build m...
  • 2021 Jun 04 08:29

    Tree Down at PES

    There is a tree down at Poestenkill Elementary School. For morning arrival on Friday, June 4, all vehicles must access the school via Veterans Street. Staff will assist parent...
  • 2021 May 28 09:19

    Graphic Novelist Presents to Elementary Students

    Our Fourth and Fifth Grade virtual and in-person elementary students at WSL, PES and MHSL enjoyed connecting with author & illustrator Ira Marcks to learn about his new gr...
  • 2021 May 26 14:50

    Kindergarten Screening Begins

    Kindergarten screenings began on Wednesday, May 26. Students met with teachers and staff members while parents watched an informational video. We're excited to welcome our ne...
  • 2021 May 20 08:26

    Grade 5 Parent Night Presentation

    Grade 5 Families: Thank you to those who attended our presentation last night. We hope that the program was informative and helpful to your family. We know families are busy...
  • 2021 May 18 13:10

    AP All Sports Summer Camp is Back

    Chris Anderson and Mike Cavotta are proud to announce the return of AP All-Sports Camp! This non-competitive games camp for elementary and middle school students will take pl...
  • 2021 May 12 08:33

    Grade 6 Transition Connection

    Grade 5 Families: This week we would like to share a few resources in advance of our Virtual Grade 5 Parent Night, which is scheduled for Wednesday, May 19, at 6:30 p.m. Add...
  • 2021 May 04 08:15

    Grade 5 to 6 Orientation Process

    Dear Grade 5 Parents/Guardians: We are excited to welcome your child to Algonquin Middle School for the 2021-2022 school year!  As we prepare for the upcoming school...
  • 2021 Apr 30 15:42

    Learning Fractions With Mini Pizzas

    Ms. Hilt’s class at Poestenkill Elementary School practiced fractions as part of a whole by creating mini pizzas with different toppings. Then, they found how many slices had ...
  • 2021 Apr 21 15:00

    2020-21 District Calendar Revised

    On Tuesday, April 20, the Averill Park Central School District Board of Education approved a revised 2020-21 district calendar to account for unused emergency days. This year,...
  • 2021 Apr 19 08:32

    Brownie Troop Holds MLK Day of Service

    The Third Grade Brownie Troop #1727 could not meet in person for the annual MLK Day of Service at Miller Hill-Sand Lake Elementary School this year, so they came up with a var...
  • 2021 Apr 09 12:11

    WSL, PES Collect Donations for Yellow Ribbon Day

    Students and staff at West Sand Lake and Poestenkill Elementary Schools filled boxes with donated goods for Yellow Ribbon Day, which is held on April 9. The donations were de...
  • 2021 Apr 01 10:44

    K-Kids Collect Cereal, Create Dominos

    In March, K-Kids at Poestenkill Elementary School sponsored a Cereal Challenge, asking students and families to bring in boxes of cereal to be donated to local food pantries. ...
  • 2021 Mar 24 11:52

    Grades 3-8 State Assessments

    Parent or Guardian, This spring, students in grades 3-8 will once again be required to take state assessments. You may recall that last year, these assessments were cancell...
  • 2021 Mar 23 15:09

    BOE Adopts 2021-22 Calendar

    On Monday, March 22, the Averill Park Central School District Board of Education approved the 2021-22 calendar. Please be aware that dates may be revised in the coming months....
  • 2021 Mar 18 11:44

    Elementary Report Cards Available on SchoolTool

    To view Report Card: From a computer:Login to SchoolTool hereClick on the purple triangle next to your child’s pictureClick on the Grades tabChoose the School Year and Trim...
  • 2021 Mar 18 11:24

    Humphrey Visits PES

    Humphrey and Principal Gela visited with students this week! Poestenkill Elementary School's "One Book, One School" story for the year is The World According to Humphrey.
  • 2021 Mar 11 10:51

    Learning About Balanced and Unbalanced Forces

    Ms. Hilt's third grade class at Poestenkill Elementary School is learning about balanced and unbalanced forces. Students used their knowledge to create a kitchen table using ...
  • 2021 Mar 10 10:45

    K-Kids Help Street Soldiers of Troy

    Poestenkill Elementary School K-Kids students stayed after school recently and made sandwiches for the Street Soldiers of Troy, which were delivered last week. The organizati...
  • 2021 Mar 08 12:46

    Cafeterias Add New Homemade Menu Options

    Our food services department implemented some new homemade menu items last month! Our elementary students enjoyed them so much that they will be on the menu again this month. ...
  • 2021 Mar 08 12:15

    Private/Parochial Transportation Request

    Although there is much uncertainty as to how the 2021-22 school year will transpire, our Transportation Department is being proactive in asking parents and guardians of all st...
  • 2021 Feb 16 08:47

    Story Pirates Perform Virtually

    Last week, both in-person and virtual students from across the district in 4th and 5th grade were treated to a virtual visit from the Story Pirates, thanks to a generous Averi...
  • 2021 Feb 12 15:07

    Buena Comida Food Truck Brings Sunshine to Staff

    Poestenkill Elementary School staff were treated to delicious tacos today by the Buena Comida food truck. The PES Sunshine Committee arranged for the lunch to bring some sunsh...
  • 2021 Feb 10 13:15

    Changes to Self-Contained Elementary Special Ed Programs

    Dear APCSD Families, As the Averill Park Central School District Special Education Department prepares for annual reviews for our students, we wanted to keep you updated on m...
  • 2021 Feb 03 12:26

    Staff Navigate Escape Room to Learn EdLaw2d

    On Friday, Jan. 29, the faculty and administration of APCSD completed a mandatory training on NYS EdLaw2d by navigating through a virtual Escape Room! Teachers worked individ...
  • 2021 Feb 03 12:19

    Travel Advisory Still in Effect

    Averill Park CSD Community, As we approach our Winter Recess (Feb. 15-19), we would like to remind everyone that the state’s travel advisory, mandatory quarantine and COVID-1...
  • 2021 Jan 15 12:27

    Return to In-Person Learning on Jan. 19

    Averill Park CSD families, After careful consideration, I have made a decision regarding the instructional models that the District will implement beginning Tuesday, January ...
  • 2021 Jan 15 08:40

    Virtually Heading to the Farm

    Aprille Tomlinson (art teacher at PES and MHSL) is working with kindergarteners virtually this week to help enrich their Farms unit. She is doing a special Google Meet with e...
  • 2021 Jan 06 10:01

    In-School COVID-19 Testing Update

    Averill Park CSD Families, On Monday, January 4, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced that school districts which reside in a county that has a COVID-19 positivity rate of 9%...
  • 2020 Dec 31 16:59

    Jan. 4 Return to School

    Averill Park CSD Community,   With the holiday recess coming to an end this weekend, we want to let our community know that as of now our plan is to have our students r...
  • 2020 Dec 18 14:33

    K-5 Transitioning to Remote Learning

    Averill Park CSD Families, Today (Friday, Dec. 18), we have made the decision to transition all of our K-5 students to remote learning for the final three instructional days ...
  • 2020 Dec 09 12:29

    Elementary Reports Available on SchoolTool

    To view Report Card: From a computer:Login to SchoolTool hereClick on the purple triangle next to your child’s pictureClick on the Grades tabChoose the School Year and Trimes...
  • 2020 Dec 04 17:11

    COVID Update: 2 New Cases, APHS Going Remote

    Today (Friday, Dec. 4) we received confirmation that two individuals have tested positive for the COVID-19 virus – one student at West Sand Lake Elementary School and one staf...
  • 2020 Nov 25 12:17

    Capital Project Overview Video

    Our mission in the Averill Park Central School District is centered on, “Meeting the needs of and creating opportunities for every student every day.” In furtherance of that m...
  • 2020 Nov 24 10:23

    Return to In-Person Learning on Nov. 30

    Averill Park CSD Community,   The Averill Park Central School District will return all K-12 students to hybrid and in-person learning beginning Monday, November 30...
  • 2020 Nov 16 16:37

    Transitioning to Virtual Learning Information

    Averill Park CSD Community, We know that you may have many questions regarding K-12 going fully remote until November 30. Please note that there will be no in-person instr...
  • 2020 Nov 16 13:45

    K-12 Transitioning To Virtual Learning Until Nov. 30

    Averill Park CSD Community,   Today we received confirmation of a new positive case of the COVID-19 virus in our school district involving a staff member at West S...
  • 2020 Nov 10 13:50

    K-5 Instruction Change Reminder

    Dear K-5 Families: This Friday, November 13, is the deadline to elect to have students in grades K-5 transition from virtual learning to in-person instruction or from in-pers...
  • 2020 Nov 06 13:07

    Capital Project Newsletter Online Now

    On December 8, Averill Park CSD residents will be asked to vote on a Capital Project referendum. To ensure that everyone in our school community is well-informed, the District...
  • 2020 Oct 28 13:43

    K-5 Learning Choice For Remainder of the Year

    Dear Families: As indicated in our school reopening plan, families can elect to have their students in grades K-5 transition from virtual learning to in-person instructi...
  • 2020 Oct 27 14:24

    Pink Out at PES

    Students at Poestenkill Elementary School wore pink in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month!
  • 2020 Oct 22 15:54

    K-5 Technology Survey

    K-5 families, While we are hopeful that we will be able to continue with our current instructional plan for the remainder of the school year, we realize that, at some point, ...
  • 2020 Oct 22 11:46

    Capital Project PES Video

    Mr. Gela (Poestenkill Elementary School Principal) and Mrs. Gaspary (Mosaic Associates Architect) talk about improvements that will be done in the proposed Capital Project. Th...
  • 2020 Oct 21 10:27

    Free Meals for All Students Extended Through School Year

    The Food Service Department of the Averill Park Central School District is proud to be an important partner with our families during the pandemic. We firmly believe our Distri...
  • 2020 Oct 12 14:19

    Capital Project Introduction Video

    Last week, the Averill Park Central School District Board of Education unanimously voted in favor of putting a Capital Project referendum out to the public, which will ad...
  • 2020 Oct 09 12:10

    Firefighters Greet Students

    Members of our local fire departments stopped by our elementary schools as part of Fire Safety Week and greeted students as they arrived!
  • 2020 Oct 01 15:21

    Return to School After Illness Update

    APCSD Families,   Yesterday, we updated you on a change to the process for individuals returning to school / work after an illness. Today, the New York State Department...
  • 2020 Sep 30 15:30

    Returning to School After Illness

    APCSD Families,   We would like to thank you for your support in our efforts to reopen our schools safely. We have already seen many successes in our in-person, hybrid,...
  • 2020 Sep 04 11:45

    Transportation Information

    Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the transportation department will not be able to post bus runs prior to the start of the 2020-21 school year. For the most accurate information...
  • 2020 Aug 27 14:35

    Elementary Class Assignments on SchoolTool

    K-5 Class Assignments for students have been shared electronically with families via School Tool. This notification has been mailed to families in prior years. Starting with t...
  • 2020 Aug 20 15:20

    Kindergarten Schedule Update

    The Averill Park Central School District has decided that incoming Kindergarten students will begin the upcoming school year virtually from September 9-11. The first day of in...
  • 2020 Aug 20 08:34

    Free and Reduced Price Meal Information

    The Averill Park Central School District offers healthy meals every school day. Your children may qualify for free or reduced price meals. Beginning July 1, 2019, students who...
  • 2020 Aug 18 16:42

    Mask Up AP

    The Averill Park Central School District administration, faculty and staff are busy preparing classrooms, school buses, schedules, lesson plans, and many other things to get r...
  • 2020 Jul 08 17:38

    Update on School Reopening

    We would like to provide the Averill Park Central School District community with an update on reopening our buildings in September. We have been planning for different scenar...
  • 2020 Jul 08 09:47

    State of the District Presentation

    Superintendent Dr. James Franchini delivered his year-end State of the District presentation during the July 7 Board of Education Meeting. To view the presentation, click here...
  • 2020 Jul 06 14:18

    School Re-Entry Survey

    To prepare for the upcoming 2020-2021 school year, we have created a School Re-Entry Survey that can be found here. As the District develops plans for reopening schools, ...
  • 2020 Jun 23 15:55

    Update on Report Cards

    The parent portal for accessing report cards is currently unavailable to all parents and students across the entire district. As a reminder, high school report cards will b...
  • 2020 Jun 22 08:33

    Elementary Reports Available on SchoolTool

    Elementary report cards can be accessed via our student data management system School Tool. Below are directions on how to access each report. To view Report Card: From a ...
  • 2020 Jun 10 08:01

    AMS Transition Connection - June 10, 2020

    Good Morning Grade 5 Families   Thank you for all of your time and attention in our Grade 5 to 6 Transition activities. This will be our last weekly email Transition C...
  • 2020 Jun 05 12:52

    Siena College Summer Reading Programs

    Siena College is offering summer reading programs for students at all levels, from Pre-K to 12th grade. Click here for more information.
  • 2020 Jun 03 14:41

    K-12 Gallery at Sand Lake Center for the Arts Online

    The virtual Kindergraten through 12th grade Art Exhibit at the Sand Lake Center For the Arts is online! See the full online gallery here.
  • 2020 Jun 02 15:06

    A Message From APCSD Superintendent Dr. James Franchini

    Dear Averill Park CSD Community,   The Averill Park Central School District would like to take a moment to reflect on the widespread civil unrest happening in cities bo...
  • 2020 Jun 02 08:53

    AMS Transition Connection - June 2, 2020

    Good Morning Grade 5 Families: Here is your weekly AMS Transition Connection!   Counseling Center Presentation: This week our focus is on the AMS Counseling Cen...
  • 2020 May 26 14:06

    AMS Grade 5 Transition Connection - May 26, 2020

    Hello Grade 5 Students and Families:   Here is your weekly AMS Transition Connection message...   STUDENT QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS WITH MR. MESSIA - Click belo...
  • 2020 May 21 15:12

    Summer School Information

    Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced today that there will be no in-person summer school this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Instruction will be done remotely, as it has ove...
  • 2020 May 20 13:24

    Elementary Virtual Art Show

    Below find a video of the PES and MHSL Virtual Art Show!
  • 2020 May 19 10:55

    New End of the Year Date

    We would like to inform you that the last day of the 2019-2020 school year for Averill Park Central School District K-12 students, faculty, staff and 10-month employees is Fri...
  • 2020 May 19 09:02

    AMS Transition Connection - May 19, 2020

    Good Morning Grade 5 Students and Families: Here is your AMS Transition Connection for this week.   VIDEO TOUR OF AMS - Take a virtual field trip to AMS!- In this vid...
  • 2020 May 15 12:26

    May 22, 25 Food Service, Childcare Information

    Even though classes will not be held on Friday, May 22nd, food service and childcare for essential workers will take place as normal on this day.   Please...
  • 2020 May 14 16:15

    Classes Canceled on May 22

    Dear families,   Averill Park Central School District has decided to cancel classes on Friday, May 22 to allow teachers to begin cleaning out their classrooms. There wi...
  • 2020 May 13 17:11

    Student Passing

    Averill Park Central School District grieves the loss of one of our beloved high school students, Sara Hitchcock.  Counselors at the middle and high school...
  • 2020 May 12 14:58

    Virtual Meet the Candidates Night on May 27

    Averill Park Central School District invites residents to hear from the three candidates running for the Board of Education during a Virtual Meet the Candidates Night on Wedne...
  • 2020 May 12 08:20

    AMS Transition Connection - May 12, 2020

    MEET THE AMS GRADE 6 TEACHERS - Check out this video that will introduce you to the Grade 6 teachers!- We can't wait to get to know you all better, but until then, here is a ...
  • 2020 May 12 08:09

    PES Names New Principal; AMS New Assistant Principal

    During the Averill Park Central School District Board of Education meeting on May 11, Joshua Gela was appointed the new Principal at Poestenkill Elementary School and Brian Rh...
  • 2020 May 05 11:17

    AMS Transition Connection - May 5, 2020

    A Glimpse Inside AMS - This video will highlight some images from Algonquin this year showing students and staff in action!- Enjoy the smooth sounds of the AMS Jazz Band whic...
  • 2020 May 01 12:45

    Distance Learning Extended Through End of Year

    Today Governor Cuomo announced that distance learning will be extended through the end of the 2019-2020 academic year. A decision on summer school is expected to be announced ...
  • 2020 May 01 09:54

    National Teacher Appreciation Week

    May 4-8 is National Teacher Appreciation Week and we would like you to help us celebrate by participating in a Virtual Spirit Week! We have amazing teachers in the Averill Pa...
  • 2020 Apr 29 11:00

    Mr. Bishop Says Goodbye to APCSD

    After spending 25 years working for the Averill Park Central School District, Poestenkill Elementary Principal, Mr. Bishop, is saying goodbye. Mr. Bishop has accepted a super...
  • 2020 Apr 28 09:00

    Compete in a Virtual Sean's Run

    Every year, SADD students from APHS and Youth Empowerment students from Algonquin take part in Sean’s Run. This year, the event has been canceled due to COVID-19, but we ...
  • 2020 Apr 28 08:23

    2020 Census: You Count

    Every 10 years, the United States Census collects data on everyone living in the United States of America. The census can shape many different aspects of our community. Cens...
  • 2020 Apr 27 16:23

    Childcare for Children 4 and Under

    Dear Parents / Guardians,   Governor Cuomo announced that New York State has allocated funding for childcare for income-eligible essential workers using the federal Cor...
  • 2020 Apr 27 10:28

    Yankee Trails Hope Bus Coming to APCSD

    Yankee Trails and The Bus Stop Club have partnered to collect and donate non-perishable items for local school districts and food pantries.On Tuesday, April 28, the Yankee Tra...
  • 2020 Apr 24 08:10

    Averill Park CSD, GCC Partner to Provide Childcare for Essential Workers

    In order for essential workers to fill our hospitals, grocery stores, police stations and many other places, they need to be able to have safe, reliable childcare during the C...
  • 2020 Apr 23 10:54

    Averill Park CSD Switches Gears to Bring Food to Families During Pandemic

    When the COVID-19 pandemic closed school buildings across New York state, a chain reaction took place that affected school-age children. Students had to quickly adapt to remo...
  • 2020 Apr 22 10:48

    Brian Rhode Appointed Interim Principal at Poestenkill Elementary School

    During its April 21 Board of Education meeting, the Averill Park Central School District appointed Brian Rhode as the Interim Principal at Poestenkill Elementary School. Mr. ...
  • 2020 Apr 16 13:30

    Class Cancellation Period Extended

    Averill Park Central School District buildings will remain closed through May 15 per Governor Cuomo’s new Executive Order to stop the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. Under th...
  • 2020 Apr 15 08:29

    Remote Learning Guidelines Update

    Parents and Guardians,   As the situation regarding the length of our closure continues to change, we must also adapt our remote learning to meet those changes. The big...
  • 2020 Apr 08 08:14

    Letter from NYSOH

    Dear Parents and Guardians, As we work through these challenging times together, NY State of Health is committed to ensuring access to affordable, quality health insurance fo...
  • 2020 Apr 06 12:57

    Class Cancellation Update - April 6

    Dear Parents / Guardians,   Averill Park Central School District buildings will remain closed through April 28 per Governor Cuomo’s new Executive Order to stop the spre...
  • 2020 Apr 03 16:18

    Food and Monetary Donation Information

    Dear Parents / Guardians, Acts of kindness have been abundant throughout the Averill Park CSD community during the COVID-19 outbreak and many have asked about making donations...
  • 2020 Apr 03 07:59

    OCFS Childcare Survey

    Dear Parents and Guardians,   OCFS and your local Child Care Resource & Referral (CCR&R) agency are here to support you during this difficult time with your chi...
  • 2020 Apr 02 07:50

    Parent Resources

    Dear parents and guardians, During the class cancellation period we will be updating our COVID-19 webpage on the District website. Be sure to check back frequently as we will...
  • 2020 Apr 02 07:49

    Message from Superintendent Dr. Franchini

    Below is a message from Superintendent Dr. Franchini
  • 2020 Mar 20 14:02

    Statement Regarding State Assessments

    Below is a statement from the Board of Regents regarding Elementary and Intermediate Level State Assessments The school closures caused by Novel Coronavirus are unprecedent...
  • 2020 Mar 20 12:47

    Information Regarding Childcare for Children of Essential Workers

    Dear families,   Schools are an integral part of the community and are charged with the care and instruction of a community’s youngest members. Pursuant to Governor Cuo...
  • 2020 Mar 19 15:02

    Information on Playground Use During Class Cancellation

    Dear families,   We would like to remind everyone that our district buildings and facilities are closed to the public during the cancellation of classes. The Averill P...
  • 2020 Mar 19 10:05

    Grab-and-Go, Backpack Programs Provide Great Services

    If you haven't heard, we're offering meals to ALL students, free of charge during the cancellation of classes! Meals are available for pick up at Algonquin Middle School and M...
  • 2020 Mar 18 11:13

    Elementary Reports Available on SchoolTool on March 18

    Elementary reports including report cards, AIS progress reports and NYS exam individual student reports can be accessed via our student data management system School...
  • 2020 Mar 18 09:28

    Capital Project 2020: PES Video

    Mr. Bishop (Poestenkill Elementary School Principal) and Mrs. Gaspary (Mosaic Associates Architect) talk about work that will be done in the proposed Capital Project. The AP c...
  • 2020 Mar 17 11:35

    Cafeteria Operations in Full Swing, Will Offer Meals Beginning March 18

    Our cafeteria operations crew are already hard at work preparing meals for our students! REMINDER: Averill Park Central School District will offer meals to ALL students in ne...
  • 2020 Mar 15 16:19

    Update Regarding Cancellation of Classes

    Dear Parents and Guardians,   We are aware of inaccurate reports from local media outlets and want to clear up a few things about class cancellations. Students and staf...
  • 2020 Mar 13 10:25

    PES Donates to Ronald McDonald House

    This morning K-Kids officers Seamus McElwee and Ethan Archambeault presented David Jacobsen (CEO) with a check for $1,310 in support of the Ronald McDonald House. This money ...
  • 2020 Mar 06 13:53

    PES Hosts Two Guest Readers

    This morning two guest readers attended PES Pride! Rensselaer County Sheriff Patrick Russo read the book 'Five Pennies to Spend'. Beyond being his favorite book as a child, th...
  • 2020 Mar 06 09:02

    Thomas Matthews, Amelia Sweet Runners-Up in Storyworks Competition

    Fifth graders at PES entered a "Create a Character" contest hosted by Storyworks. Out of nearly 1,400 entries, Thomas Matthews and Amelia Sweet were selected as runners-up fo...
  • 2020 Mar 03 15:15

    Capital Project 2020: Project Process

    Bill McMordie and Tony Armlin from Saratoga Project Management, Inc. discuss the process of developing a Capital Project in the second video in a series focusing on the upcomi...
  • 2020 Mar 02 17:33

    Coronavirus Information

    Dear Parents and Guardians,   The Averill Park Central School District puts a high priority on the health and safety of our students and, with that in mind, we wanted t...
  • 2020 Feb 28 12:06

    PES Pride Features Readers Theatre

    On Friday, Feb. 28, at PES Pride some fourth graders performed a Readers Theatre using the book Charlotte's Web! This was in advance of Mr Bishop beginning to read the book a...
  • 2020 Feb 28 08:45

    Faculty Reviews K-5 ELA Curriculum

    Faculty from our three elementary schools met on Thursday (Feb. 27) to review options for a K-5 ELA curriculum that will be implemented next school year. The day followed a f...
  • 2020 Feb 27 13:42

    Rhonda Smith Retires After 28 Years

    Rhonda Smith moved to Averill Park when she was 18 years old and never left. After driving a bus for Averill Park CSD for nearly 28 years, Mrs. Smith is packing up and retirin...
  • 2020 Feb 27 11:20

    PES Raises Money for American Heart Association

    Poestenkill Elementary held its annual kids heart challenge this week! More than 90 jumpers participated. The grand total isn't in yet, but is expected to be more than $6,000...
  • 2020 Feb 26 14:11

    School Related Professionals Recognized for Q2

    Congratulations to all 16 staff members who were nominated for the School Related Professionals Recognition Program for the second quarter! Lee Fiato (WSL Teacher Aide) stood...
  • 2020 Feb 25 14:44

    Capital Project Overview

    On Monday, Feb. 24, the APCSD Board of Education approved a plan for the district’s next Capital Project. The Averill Park Central School District community will vote on the ...
  • 2020 Feb 25 13:11

    K-Kids Present to Kiwanis

    The Kiwanis Club invited their sponsored youth groups to an evening of pizza and chicken wings at the Lake View Restaurant. Representatives from the West Sand Lake Elementary...
  • 2020 Feb 13 13:22

    Board of Education Approves 2020-21 Calendar

    The 2020-2021 School District Calendar was approved at the Feb, 10, 2020 Board of Education meeting. For a pdf version of the calendar which can be printed out click here.
  • 2020 Feb 13 10:25

    Elementary Schools Hold Laser Light Show

    This week all three elementary schools hosted a Wondergy Laser Science light show! The program is part of the STEM curriculum and included music, dancing, and 3-D shapes on a...
  • 2020 Feb 11 08:29

    AP Baseball Clinic on March 21

    Saturday, March 21 is the AP Warriors Baseball Clinic at Algonquin Middle School for Grades 1-6. Print and return the following form to George Brooks at Averill Park High Sch...
  • 2020 Feb 06 09:57

    Private, Parochial Transportation Information

    NOTICE TO RESIDENTS OF THE AVERILL PARK CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICTPRIVATE / PAROCHIAL TRANSPORTATION Requests for transportation to private or parochial schools for the 2020-202...
  • 2020 Feb 04 11:05

    First Graders Visit Planetarium

    Students in first grade at Poestenkill Elementary School visited the Albany Planetarium on Friday, Jan. 31. It was a great experience that was thoroughly enjoyed by all the s...
  • 2020 Jan 31 13:05

    PES Taste Testers Approve New Items

    Poestenkill Elementary is piloting a "Try It Tuesday" program to gather feedback on potential new menu items! In January, students sampled and voted on Pulled Pork Sliders an...
  • 2020 Jan 31 08:53

    Author Visits PES; Students Receive Signed Book

    Fourth graders at PES had an author visit from Eric Luper on Thursday, Jan. 30! Mr. Luper presented his book, Key Hunters, to the students in Mrs. Eagan's and Mrs. Rudd's cla...
  • 2020 Jan 27 12:47

    Flu Cases Rise; Tips to Remain Healthy

    New York state is currently seeing a spike in the flu with confirmed cases surpassing 13,000. This is up from 5,295 at the same time last year. Averill Park Central School Di...
  • 2020 Jan 23 10:10

    Swing Dance to Raise Money for Music Program on Jan. 25

    This Saturday (Jan. 25) is the annual Swing Dance event which acts as the Averill Park High School Music Program fundraiser! From 7-8 p.m. get a free swing dance lesson from ...
  • 2020 Jan 21 12:25

    Capital Region Schools Organize Public Forum to Discuss State Aid with Legislators

    Ten Capital Region school districts will be gathering with state legislators at Columbia High School in East Greenbush for a Forum on Sustainability of Schools on Thursday, Ja...
  • 2020 Jan 17 14:51

    Author, News Anchor John Gray Visits PES

    News anchor and author, John Gray, visited Poestenkill Elementary School on Friday morning to read his latest book “Keller's Heart”. The story is about two special friends, a...
  • 2020 Jan 13 08:25

    Poestenkill Elementary Learns About White Noise Syndrome

    Jackie Jurs visited Poestenkill Elementary to teach the 4th and 5th graders about White Nose Syndrome in bats! Students learned how bats help pollinate flowers and control th...
  • 2020 Jan 09 08:34

    Ice Fishing Tournament on Jan. 25

    Join us for the “Warriors Kicking Bass on the Ice” ice fishing tournament on Saturday, Jan. 25 at Burden Lake. Registration begins at 5:00 a.m. with the tournament running fr...
  • 2020 Jan 06 13:56

    Craft and Story Events at SLCA

    The Sand Lake Center for Arts and ASAP will be holding a Craft and Story event on Mondays and Fridays, from Jan. 15 to March 4 The program is FREE to the first 20 students (g...
  • 2020 Jan 06 08:37

    Registration Open for Spring Community Education Classes

    Registration is open for Averill Park CSD’s Community Education classes! The Spring 2020 brochure of classes for all ages is now online (here) or pick up a copy at one of the...
  • 2019 Dec 24 08:55

    SLCA Presenting Saturdays at the Circus

    The Sand Lake Center for Arts presents Saturdays at the Circus from Jan. 4 to April 11. Visit www.slca-ctp.org to enroll, or call the box office at 518-674-2007
  • 2019 Dec 20 15:15

    Students, Faculty Join Sing Along at PES

    Mrs. Matheke led Poestenkill Elementary students and faculty in a sing along of seasonal favorites on Dec. 20. Mrs. Barotto and the Algonquin Middle School orchestra students...
  • 2019 Dec 20 08:51

    Kindergarten Readies for the Holidays at PES

    Kindergarten held a holiday party at Poestenkill Elementary School where students worked on holiday centers and created some awesome crafts and gingerbread houses!
  • 2019 Dec 20 08:31

    PES Fourth Graders Create False Face Masks

    PES students in Mrs. Eagan's fourth grade class made False Face Masks to conclude the Social Studies unit on Native Americans! Students really enjoyed this project and produc...
  • 2019 Dec 19 08:52

    PES Holds Come Bowl With Me Event

    Poestenkill Elementary School held its annual Come Bowl With Me event recently. This is a wonderful tradition at the school. Great job everyone!  
  • 2019 Dec 18 12:34

    NYSSMA Piano Performance Sign-ups

    Any Averill Park Central School District students who would like to participate in NYSSMA and perform a solo on the piano should fill out the form below. The deadline to retu...
  • 2019 Dec 13 13:10

    New Reading App is Here and Free

    Sora is here! Sora is a new eBook & Audio Book app offered through our district. It takes the place of OverDrive, and is very easy to use. All APCSD students and employee...
  • 2019 Dec 13 09:25

    Ninth Graders Mentor Third Graders in Odyssey of the Mind

    The Ninth Grade Odyssey of the Mind team volunteered to visit and mentor the Third Grade Odyssey of the Mind team at Poestenkill Elementary on Thursday, Dec. 12 after school. ...
  • 2019 Dec 13 08:39

    Breakfast With Santa on Dec. 21

    MARK YOUR CALENDAR: Breakfast with Santa at Sand Lake Center for the Arts/Circle Theater Players on Saturday, Dec. 21!
  • 2019 Dec 12 11:42

    5th Grade Students Learn Internet Safety

    Alexa Benincasa, Investigative Specialist from NYS Division of Criminal Justice Missing Persons Clearinghouse, gave a presentation today about Online Safety for 5th graders in...
  • 2019 Dec 12 08:27

    Elementary Schools Hold Winter Concerts

    All three elementary schools held their Winter Concerts on Tuesday, Dec. 10. Each were well-attended, as everyone celebrated the growth of our student musicians! Great job eve...
  • 2019 Dec 11 08:37

    PES Kicks Off New Lunch Program: Try it Tuesday

    Poestenkill Elementary School students were excited to kick off a new program this week called "Try It Tuesday"! On Tuesday, students that purchased school lunch were able to...
  • 2019 Dec 10 10:53

    Elementary Reports Available on SchoolTool on December 11

    Elementary reports including report cards, AIS progress reports and NYS exam individual student reports can be accessed via our student data management system School...
  • 2019 Dec 10 10:42

    PES Students Create Holiday Craft

    On Monday, Dec. 9, students at Poestenkill Elementary School participated in Holiday Happenings after school! Organized by the Poestenkill PTA, with the support of many volun...
  • 2019 Dec 04 15:39

    PES Students Participate in Girls on the Run 5K

    On Saturday, November 23, students from Poestenkill Elementary School participated in Girls on the Run 5K! It was a great event and PES 5th grader Daylynn Byas finished the 5...
  • 2019 Dec 03 12:13

    Winter Concert 2019 Schedule

    It's that time of the year! Winter concerts begin next week with the Elementary happening on Tuesday, Dec. 10 (7 p.m.); High School on Wednesday, Dec. 11 (6:30 p.m.); Grades 7...
  • 2019 Nov 27 09:34

    School Related Professionals Recognition Quarter 1

    We are thankful for the outstanding work that our School Related Professionals do each and every day! Each quarter we are highlighting individuals who go above and beyond. Co...
  • 2019 Nov 26 11:12

    PES Hosts Grandparents & Special Friends Day

    There is a long tradition of hosting grandparents and special friends at PES the day before Thanksgiving recess. Today we had a great turn out for a great event! The PTA host...
  • 2019 Nov 26 08:35

    PES Kindergarten Holds Friendship Feast

    Poestenkill Elementary held its Kindergarten friendship feast on Monday, Nov. 25! Students did fun Thanksgiving-themed centers and then joined together for the feast
  • 2019 Nov 22 14:55

    Brealynne Bourgault, Peyton Catlin Principals for the Day at PES

    Brealynne Bourgault (4th grade) and Peyton Catlin (5th grade) were Principals for the Day at Poestenkill Elementary School and had a very busy day! Following the morning anno...
  • 2019 Nov 21 11:48

    APCSD Collecting Letters for Luke

    Is AP up for a challenge? LukeHoag, a middle school student at Hoosick Falls CSD, is collecting holiday letters through Macy's Believe program to give back to Make-A-Wish...
  • 2019 Nov 19 09:40

    PES Students Go On Adventure in Nutrition

    New vegetables have been introduced to students this year and Poestenkill Elementary is having some fun this fall! New to PES are local peppers, local cucumbers, sweet potato...
  • 2019 Nov 18 11:31

    Rensselaer County Donates Winter Coats to PES Students

    Students at Poestenkill Elementary School will be much warmer during the winter months this year thanks to Rensselaer County. County Executive Steven McLaughlin, along with P...
  • 2019 Nov 15 13:00

    Elementary Schools Compete in 16 Handles Tastemaker Challenge

    On Thursday, Nov. 14, the inaugural Tastemakers contest between the WSL, PES and MHSL Elementary Schools was held at 16 Handles. Mrs. Julianne Urban Strano, grade 4 teacher r...
  • 2019 Nov 13 10:27

    Students Participate in Snow Day Challenge

    During the snow day yesterday, 3rd Grade students in Ms. Hilt's Class at Poestenkill Elementary were able to complete a Snow Day Challenge of turning a box into something usef...
  • 2019 Nov 13 09:30

    PES to Hold Parents' Night Out on Dec. 6

    Friday, Dec. 6 is Parents’ Night Out at Poestenkill Elementary! Drop off your kids (ages 4-12) from 5:30-9:30 p.m. and enjoy a kid free night! Children will enjoy pizza, arts...
  • 2019 Nov 08 12:46

    Elementary Schools Hold Annual Veterans Day Assemblies

    The Poestenkill, West Sand Lake and Miller Hill-Sand Lake Elementary Schools held their annual Veterans Day Assembly, honoring our men and women who served in the armed forces...
  • 2019 Nov 07 10:17

    District Holds Screenagers: Next Chapter Viewing

    APCSD held a free viewing of the new film "Screenagers: Next Chapter" on Wednesday, Nov. 6. The film examines the science behind teen’s emotional challenges, the interplay of...
  • 2019 Nov 07 08:53

    CASDA Holds 4th Annual Friends of Education Awards Dinner

    On Wednesday, Nov. 7, CASDA held its 4th annual Friends of Education Awards Dinner. Averill Park CSD's Mr. Bill and Mrs. Betty Jean Whipple were honored for their selfless co...
  • 2019 Nov 04 09:58

    Elementary Schools Hold Rainforest Assemblies

    Each of our Elementary Schools held a Rainforest assembly last week! The assembly promoted awareness and enthusiasm for wildlife conservation on the local, national and global...
  • 2019 Nov 01 10:38

    Hannaford Teams With Booster Club for November Event

    The Averill Park Athletics Booster Club will receive a $1 donation for every $2.50 Community Bag sold in November at the Hannaford store located at Route 43 & 150 in West ...
  • 2019 Oct 31 08:29

    Second Graders Learn About Measurement

    Mrs. Harrington’s second grade class at Poestenkill Elementary has been learning about measurement. The students practiced their measuring skills with tape measures and meter...
  • 2019 Oct 30 09:08

    Go Home Early Drill on Nov. 8

    The Averill Park Central School District will hold a “Go Home Early” drill on Friday, Nov. 8, 2019. All schools plan to dismiss 15 minutes earlier than regular dismissal time...
  • 2019 Oct 29 08:40

    Sand Lake Hero-Con Coming Nov. 9

    Sand Lake Hero-Con will be held on Saturday, Nov. 9 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Sand Lake Center for the Arts! Come see your favorite superheroes, bring your camera and come...
  • 2019 Oct 28 09:25

    Whipples Honored as CASDA Friends of Education

    Bill Whipple, bus driver at Averill Park Central School District, and Betty Jean Whipple, volunteer, will be honored with the Capital Area School Development Association (CASD...
  • 2019 Oct 23 12:52

    Mrs. Sager Rides Off Into the Sunset

    Liz Sager and her No. 12 bus have become a holiday staple across the Averill Park Central School District. Every year, students have come to expect spiders, Jack-o-Lanterns, ...
  • 2019 Oct 21 09:54

    District Celebrates BOE During School Board Recognition Week

    The New York State School Boards Association recognizes the week of October 21-25 as School Board Recognition Week. This is a time to promote awareness and understanding of th...
  • 2019 Oct 21 09:42

    PES Students, Staff Participate in Annual Fun Run

    Poestenkill Elementary held its annual Fun Run on Friday, Oct. 18. This year’s shirts were designed by Madelyn L'ecuyer. Thank you to everyone who made it a great day! ...
  • 2019 Oct 18 15:03

    Elementary Schools Hold Fire Prevention Days

    Averill Park Elementary Schools held fire prevention days this month. Volunteer firefighters brought their trucks and fire-fighting gear to school for the students to see. St...
  • 2019 Oct 18 10:47

    Odyssey of the Mind Sign-ups

    We are looking for Warrior Omers to keep this tradition going and would love to have your Averill Park student represent our district in this year's Odyssey of the Mind compet...
  • 2019 Oct 15 08:40

    Author Johnny Marciano Visits AMS

    Author Johnny Marciano visited Algonquin Middle School last week and spoke to students in grades 3-7 and their families. Mr. Marciano wrote the series “Klawde” and “Witches o...
  • 2019 Oct 10 08:58

    Author Eric Litwin Visits Elementary Schools

    Author Eric Litwin visited the Elementary Schools recently. Students loved his presentation! Mr. Litwin is the original author of Pete the Cat, The Nuts and Groovy Joe.
  • 2019 Oct 09 15:18

    District's Professional Development Day a Success

    On Wednesday, Oct. 9, Averill Park Central School District held its professional development day, AP Transforms, for faculty and staff. Keynote speaker George Couros started ...
  • 2019 Oct 07 08:19

    Boosterthon Fun Run Kicks Off With Pep Rally

    On Friday, Poestenskill Elementary kicked off the Boosterthon Fun Run with a pep rally. The PTA-sponsored event helps raise money for enrichment programs for the school. It a...
  • 2019 Oct 02 13:02

    Author Presenting Free at AMS for Grades 3-7 on Oct. 10

    Author Johnny Marciano will be presenting FREE at Algonquin Middle School to APCSD students in grades 3-7 and their families on Thursday, Oct. 10 at 6:30 p.m.! Please sign-up...
  • 2019 Sep 23 12:14

    APCSD to Show New Film 'Screenagers: Next Chapter' on Nov. 6

    Averill Park CSD will hold a special screening of the film "Screenagers: Next Chapter" on November 6 at 6:00 p.m. in the high school auditorium for parents/guardians and stude...
  • 2019 Sep 23 08:27

    Girls on the Run Begins at PES

    On September 19, Girls on the Run had its first after school training session at Poestenkill Elementary led by faculty members Jaime Hajduk, Jamie Smith and Shannon Dickinson!...
  • 2019 Sep 19 15:04

    Notice of Health Screenings

    If your student is in Kindergarten, Grade 1, Grade 3, Grade 5, Grade 7, Grade 9, or Grade 11, please be aware that at some point during the course of this school year, your st...
  • 2019 Sep 18 14:18

    APCSD Receives Audit for 2018-2019

    The Averill Park Central School District is pleased to announce that once again the District has received an unqualified audit opinion from the independent auditing firm, Marv...
  • 2019 Sep 16 08:44

    Third Annual Welcome Back Warrior Tailgate Party Held

    The third annual Welcome Back Warrior Tailgate Party for staff was held before Friday night's varsity football game with great food from The Mess Hall! Everyone had a great t...
  • 2019 Sep 13 13:32

    PES Holds First Pride Assembly

    Poestenkill Elementary School held its first PES Pride assembly of the year on September 13 with the focus on connecting students to all faculty and staff. Students were intr...
  • 2019 Sep 13 11:11

    Individual Student Reports for 2019 NYS Assessments Available on SchoolTool

    Individual student reports for the 2019 NYS Assessments (Grades 3-8 ELA and Math and Grades 4 & 8 Science) are now available for parents and guardians to view on SchoolToo...
  • 2019 Sep 12 13:11

    District Partners With CDPHP, ACCA

    Averill Park Central School District announced a partnership with CDPHP and the Addictions Care Center of Albany (ACCA) on Thursday morning during a press conference. With th...
  • 2019 Sep 06 10:40

    Cafeteria Using Local Produce

    Food services is using local cucumbers, tomatoes and lettuce this week from Black Horse Farms, and apples from Indian Ladder Farms!
  • 2019 Sep 03 09:11

    State Assessment Results Up in ELA and Math

    The State Education Department recently released the results of the 2019 Grades 3-8 English Language Arts (ELA) and Mathematics tests. At Averill Park Central School District...
  • 2019 Aug 29 15:52

    Dr. Franchini's Welcome Back Message

    The 2019-2020 school year is almost upon us and I hope that everyone had a fun, relaxing summer vacation! The first day of school is scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 4. Many th...
  • 2019 Aug 28 12:48

    Counseling Center to Hold College Informational Evening

    The Averill Park Counseling Center will hold an informational evening on Sept. 26. College Exploration The Counseling Center invites 9th and 10th graders, and their parents,...
  • 2019 Aug 28 10:09

    PES Holds Ice Cream Social

    Poestenkill Elementary held its welcome back ice cream social on Tuesday, August 27, presented by the PTA!
  • 2019 Aug 27 08:38

    Poestenkill Elementary Welcomes Two New Teachers

    Poestenkill Elementary welcomes two new teachers for the 2019-2020 school year. Mrs. Kate Clemente is entering her third year teaching in the Averill Park Central School Dist...
  • 2019 Aug 22 14:09

    2019-2020 Bus Runs

    The following is a brief description of the school bus routes for the Averill Park Central School District for the 2019-2020 school year. The routes will provide parents and ...
  • 2019 Aug 16 11:37

    Chris Herren to Speak at APCSD in the Spring

    In acknowledging that the opioid epidemic is one of the most serious threats to young people across the country, the Averill Park Central School District administration, in co...
  • 2019 Aug 07 14:06

    Alternate Transportation Forms Available

    If your child/children are going to be entered into day care, please be sure that you fill out the alternate transportation form immediately. This form needs to be filled out...
  • 2019 Jul 26 14:15

    Summer Program Assembles 300 Classroom Safety Kits

    Students from our summer program worked hard assembling classroom safety kits for every classroom in the district on July 26! They worked together with teachers and a school ...
  • 2019 Jul 18 14:23

    Deputies Visit Extended School Year Program

    Sheriff's Deputies Nikles and Condo stopped in to visit with the students at the Extended School Year program this week! Students can't wait to see Deputy Nikles every day wh...
  • 2019 Jul 10 12:07

    New Bell Times for 2019-20 School Year Announced

    The new start and end times for the 2019-20 school year have been solidified and are as follows:              ...
  • 2019 Jun 19 07:56

    Twins Day at Poestenkill

    Poestenkill Elementary celebrated Twins Day on June 18.
  • 2019 Jun 17 08:50

    Seniors Return to Elementary Schools for Senior Walk Through

    On June 14, we held our annual Senior Walk with the Class of 2019 returning to their respective elementary schools dressed in their cap and gowns!
  • 2019 Jun 10 11:08

    DEC Officer Talks Bugs With Second Graders

    Brian Duffy from NYS Department of Environmental Conservation Stream Biomonitoring Unit came in to talk bugs with 2nd grade students at Poestenkill Elementary!
  • 2019 Jun 06 09:14

    PES Students Participate in Annual Service Day

    On June 5, Poestenkill Elementary School students participated in the annual Service Day! Students put on a concert for senior citizens/nursing home residents; made Craft Kit...
  • 2019 May 31 09:49

    2nd Graders Learn About Wetlands and 5 Senses

    Second graders at Poestenkill Elementary School spent an afternoon learning about wetlands, insect habits and using their five senses to make observations in nature. Ms. Hunt...
  • 2019 May 21 09:20

    Author Susan Verde Visits Elementary Schools

    Author Susan Verde visited the Elementary Schools recently! Her books, such as I Am Peace, I Am Human, Me and You, The Water Princess, and many more teach messages of inner p...
  • 2019 May 17 07:58

    Poestenkill Students Perform in Spring Concert

    Poestenkill Elementary held its Spring Concert this week and did a great job! Bravo to all!
  • 2019 May 13 14:08

    First Graders Learn Animal Communication

    Poestenkill Elementary 1st Graders were visited by Mr. Lloyd Barnhart, who shared knowledge of animal communication. Mr. Barnhart, a lifelong outdoor enthusiast, shared anima...
  • 2019 May 13 09:15

    Cowboy Dave and The Albany Symphony Orchestra

    Third and Fourth Grade students from MHSL, PES and WSL elementary schools attended an outstanding, interactive concert performed by the Albany Symphony Orchestra, featuring Co...
  • 2019 May 10 10:22

    Park Playhouse Theatre Performs at Poestenkill

    Park Playhouse Theatre presented "A Tortoise and the Hare" to Poestenkill Elementary students on Friday morning as a part of PES Pride character ed program. This month's focu...
  • 2019 May 09 12:40

    Letter to Incoming Middle School Parents/Guardians

    Dear Parents/Guardians, The end of the school year is just around the corner and your son or daughter will soon be entering sixth grade at Algonquin Middle School. You and yo...
  • 2019 May 08 08:55

    Elementary Students Recognized with PE Award

    Congratulations to our elementary school 5th grade students who were recognized with the Sandra G. Morely Physical Education Leadership Award at HVCC this week! Students from...
  • 2019 May 07 10:00

    Elementary School Instrument Petting Zoo

    Elementary School students from across the district attended an instrument petting zoo this week at Algonquin Middle School. Students had the opportunity to try a variety of ...
  • 2019 Apr 30 09:19

    APTA Donates $2,750 to Backpack Program

    The Averill Park Teachers Association presented the Averill Park Backpack Program with a check for $2,750. The Backpack Program provides a child with a bag of non-perishable,...
  • 2019 Apr 26 08:17

    Board of Education Approves Academic Calendar for 2019-2020

    The Board of Education has approved the 2019-2020 academic calendar. This calendar was developed in cooperation with Questar III BOCES, administrators and teachers to ensure ...
  • 2019 Apr 19 08:36

    42 Students Have Stories Selected for Spooky Sagas

    Forty-two students in Ms. Wendell’s Fifth Grade classes at Poestenkill Elementary School had their stories selected by Young Writers and received a copy of the book "Spooky Sa...
  • 2019 Apr 15 08:43

    Story Pirates Perform for Elementary Students

    The Story Pirates visited the auditorium at Algonquin Middle School to perform for 4th grade students across the district. Each elementary school was treated to their own sho...
  • 2019 Apr 11 10:37

    Board of Education Adopts 2019-2020 District Budget

    The Averill Park Central School District Board of Education unanimously adopted a 2019-2020 district budget at its meeting on April 8. The $59,665,424 budget represents a spen...
  • 2019 Apr 10 13:36

    Learning All About Quails

    Dona Ries brought in her Quail chicks to show to Miss Ernest's class. Students learned about what the chicks need to survive, how to properly care for chicks, and all about Q...
  • 2019 Apr 10 11:50

    Kelsey's Promise 5K Run/Walk-Fitness Day Scheduled for May 19

    The Kelsey's Promise 5K Run/Walk-Fitness Day is scheduled for May 19! There is a registration fee of $30 ($35 after May 17), with funds going to support social work for pedia...
  • 2019 Apr 08 09:44

    Poestenkill Holds Annual Discovery Day Science Fair

    Poestenkill Elementary hosted its annual Discovery Day Science Fair! A special thank you goes out to the PTA for sponsoring this great event.
  • 2019 Apr 05 07:37

    Tom Thompson Retires From Poestenkill

    Congratulations to Tom Thompson, who retired after 18-plus years of service to Averill Park CSD. Poestenkill Elementary thanks you for your service and wishes you all the bes...
  • 2019 Apr 04 09:09

    Tent Sale to Benefit Food Backpack Program

    The Brunswick Church is hosting a community-wide Tent & Bake Sale on Friday, April 12 from noon to 6 p.m. and Saturday, April 13 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., with the proceeds g...
  • 2019 Apr 02 14:01

    AP Athletics Partners With BSN for Apparel

    We are happy to announce that we've partnered with BSN Sports and built an online store front to support our community. In the store, you will find brands you know and design...
  • 2019 Apr 02 10:56

    District Honored With Safety Excellence Award

    SARATOGA – Averill Park Central School District is one of 156 school districts and Board of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES) in New York state to receive the Utica Nat...
  • 2019 Mar 29 10:59

    Girls Basketball Team Visits PES Pride Assembly

    Poestenkill Elementary character ed. word of the month for March was Teamwork. Grade 2 teachers invited APHS Girls Basketball players to an assembly to talk to PES students ab...
  • 2019 Mar 26 11:35

    Board of Education Nomination Petition Available

    Interested in running for the Board of Education this year? You will need 25 signatures on the below petition, which is due to the District Clerk by April 22.
  • 2019 Mar 22 14:45

    Breakfast for Dinner at Poestenkill

    The annual Breakfast for Dinner at Poestenkill Elementary was a hit once again! PES staff members, along with Superintendent Dr. Franchini and Board member Jessica Zweig, ser...
  • 2019 Mar 22 12:22

    Odyssey of the Mind Team Performs at Pride Assembly

    The PES Odyssey team performed one last time at the Pride Assembly on March 22. Odyssey teams select one of five problems and write a script to show how they solved the probl...
  • 2019 Mar 21 09:42

    K-12 Artwork at Sand Lake Center for the Arts

    The K-12 Student Art Exhibition is currently showcasing artwork at the Sand Lake Center for the Arts. Exhibitions are free and open during SLCA events or by appointment from M...
  • 2019 Mar 20 15:23

    Kindergarten Students Learn Dental Hygiene

    The kindergarten classes at Poestenkill Elementary were fortunate to have two students from the Dental Hygiene program at HVCC spend the afternoon talking about the importance...
  • 2019 Mar 15 10:20

    Elementary Reports Available on SchoolTool on March 15

    Elementary reports including report cards, AIS progress reports and NYS exam individual student reports can be accessed via our student data management syste...
  • 2019 Mar 12 10:41

    Adolescent Brain Under Stress Workshop

    Dr. Michael Nerney will be presenting "Adolescent Brain Under Stress", which talks about the allure of thrill-seeking, technology use, drug and alcohol abuse, sexuality and ot...
  • 2019 Mar 12 09:36

    Updated District Goals (VIDEO)

    Check out our updated District goals here:  https://youtu.be/NGnCvLaM8wI
  • 2019 Mar 11 09:59

    PES Breakfast for Dinner Ticket Pre-Sale

    "Please join us on Thursday, March 21 for our annual Breakfast for Dinner for PES families. PES staff members will be serving pancakes, sausage, hash browns, and scrambled eg...
  • 2019 Mar 10 16:48

    Teams Compete at Odyssey of the Mind

    Teams from around Region 4 competed in the Odyssey of the Mind tournament at Coxsackie-Athens Central Schools on March 9. Multiple teams placed in their respective divisions....
  • 2019 Mar 08 08:27

    Jump Rope for Heart at PES

    In total, 95 students stayed after school to participate in the Jump Rope for Heart event at Poestenkill Elementary. The event benefits the American Heart Association and is ...
  • 2019 Mar 07 10:11

    V-Healthy Day Coming March 27

    On March 27, more than 200 medical professionals, vascular patients and teachers will team up with 19 Capital Region schools, including Averill Park, to teach teens about Vasc...
  • 2019 Mar 05 10:04

    CASDA Honors AP's Tom Russell as a 2019 Friend of Education

    Congratulations to Tom Russell, who was honored with the Capital Area School Development Association (CASDA) Friends of Education Award last week! Mr. Russell is a supportive...
  • 2019 Mar 04 12:44

    Active Parenting: Transitioning from Elementary to Middle School

    The skills your child needs to meet the challenges of the Middle School Experience. Tuesdays: March 19, 26; April 2, 9, 16 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. at Algonquin MS Library Conferenc...
  • 2019 Feb 15 14:06

    Matt Hladun Selected as New Assistant Superintendent at Averill Park

    Averill Park Central School District has officially selected Matthew Hladun as its new Assistant Superintendent for Teaching and Learning. "After a process that involved part...
  • 2019 Feb 15 12:08

    PES K-Kids Host Community Dinner

    The Poestenkill Elementary K-Kids service learning club hosted a community dinner. This was to express their gratitude for supporting families during the holidays and througho...
  • 2019 Feb 07 13:09

    Superintendent Franchini Completes #10GallonChallenge

    In an effort to help local dairy farmers and families in need, Superintendent Dr. James Franchini has completed the #10GallonChallenge. The social media campaign began with a...
  • 2019 Feb 01 14:37

    Kindergarten Registration Now Open

    The Averill Park Central School District has begun the process of registering boys and girls for the 2019-2020 Kindergarten Classes. If you, or someone you know, has a child ...
  • 2019 Jan 31 11:40

    Third Graders Collaborate With India

    Third graders at Poestenkill worked together during media lit. to make rangoli -- beautiful designs that, in India, are part of the celebration of Diwali and traditionally mad...
  • 2019 Jan 24 11:08

    Students Travel Around (and Inside) The Earth Dome

    The Earth Dome from Mobile Ed Productions visited Poestenkill Elementary and West Sand Lake Elementary on Wednesday and Thursday this week. On Friday, the presentation heads t...
  • 2019 Jan 17 07:51

    Eric Luper Speaks at Elementary Schools

    Eric Luper spoke with fourth grade students at the Poestenkill, West Sand Lake and Miller Hill-Sand Lake Elementary schoolson about his journey from struggling reader to publi...
  • 2019 Jan 17 12:19

    MLK Day of Service Cancelled

    Due to the impending winter storm this weekend, the MLK Day of Service at MHSL on Monday, January 21 is cancelled. Due to the nature of this event being held on a holiday whe...
  • 2019 Jan 17 09:37

    Fourth Graders Create False Face Masks

    Fourth graders at Poestenkill Elementary created Papier-mâché Iroquois False Face Masks. The Native American Iroquois tribe formed a society called the False Faces. The membe...
  • 2019 Jan 15 11:41

    Isabelle Relyea, Isla Multunas Present PES With Activity Carts

    Isabelle Relyea and Isla Multunas may have graduated from elementary school, but they haven’t forgotten where they came from. The two Algonquin Middle School students worked o...
  • 2019 Jan 07 10:47

    Elementary Schools Join Together for Martin Luther King Jr. Service Day

    The Miller Hill Sand Lake, West Sand Lake and Poestenkill Elementary Schools will be joining together this year for a Martin Luther King Jr. morning of service on Monday, Janu...
  • 2019 Jan 07 09:44

    Skribblers Magazine Features AP Students' Work

    The Fall 2018 edition of Skribblers Magazine is out and it's full of Averill Park students' work! Here's some of the work included - be sure to pick up your copy!
  • 2019 Jan 03 08:29

    Swing Dance to Raise Money for Music Program on Jan. 26

    Who's up for a swinging good time? The Averill Park High School Music Program Fundraiser is scheduled for Jan. 26 from 7-10 p.m. Adults are $12, students/seniors are $8 ($10 ...
  • 2018 Dec 21 07:52

    PES Kindergarteners Organize Giving Tree

    The PES Kindergarteners organized a "giving tree" to collect hats, mittens and scarfs for this holiday season. The items were donated to Joseph's House in Troy. This was fitt...
  • 2018 Dec 20 09:24

    Poestenkill Hosts Annual Holiday Raffle

    Poestenkill Elementary School came together as a family and held their Annual Holiday Raffle. Hosted and organized by Sharon Smith, staff donates all items and participates in...
  • 2018 Dec 14 14:02

    Environmental Science Students Help Out at PES

    The second graders at PES had help from high school students from Ms. Hunter's Environmental Science class on Friday, Dec. 14. The AP high school students assisted with a sci...
  • 2018 Nov 26 08:32

    Join us for Averill Park's Winter Concerts

    Tis the season for Averill Park's winter concerts. All concerts are free and open to the public. The schedule is as follows:• Thursday, December 6: 7th & 8th Grades, 7 p....
  • 2018 Nov 21 22:12

    Curious George comes to Poestenkill

    The Park Playhouse Theater Group stopped by Poestenkill Elementary School on Tuesday and performed "Curious George: The Golden Meatball" for students and staff. Determined to...
  • 2018 Nov 01 09:54

    All Students to be Dismissed 15 Minutes Early Friday, Nov. 9

    The New York State Education Department requires all school districts to hold an annual "Go Home Early" drill to ensure that students and staff are prepared in case an emergen...
  • 2018 Oct 12 11:25

    Individual Student Reports for 2018 NYS Assessments Now Available on Schooltool

    Individual student reports for the 2018 NYS Assessments (Grades 3-8 ELA and Math and Grades 4 & 8 Science) are now available for parents and guardians to view on SchoolToo...
  • 2018 Oct 01 10:16

    District-Wide PINK OUT Friday, Oct. 5!

    Averill Park CSD will turn PINK on Friday, October 5 as AP stands up to cancer! Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to wear pink on that day. That evening, the AP commu...
  • 2018 Sep 04 10:09

    Register for AP Community Education's Fall/Winter Classes Today! Easy Online Registration & Payment

    Averill Park Community Education is now accepting registration and payment online! You can still register and pay by mail or in person at the District Office, but now there's ...
  • 2018 Aug 20 11:41

    Fall Open Houses: Mark Your Calendar

    As we get closer to the start of the 2018-2019 school year on September 5 (Sept. 6 for kindergarten), we want to be sure you know about the open houses taking place during the...
  • 2018 Mar 30 14:56

    PES NEWS 3/29/18

    SPRING BREAK Enjoy spring break Fri 3/30 - Weds 4/4. We resume classes next Thursday April 5 . 5th GRADE PROMOTION CEREMONYPoestenkill’s 5th Grade Promotion Ceremony will be...
  • 2018 Mar 22 15:57

    PES News 3/22/18

    PES NEWS 3/22/18 PES PRIDE - WEAR FAVORITE TEAM JERSEY TOMORROW, FRI 3/23The topic for our all school character ed assembly tomorrow will be TEAMWORK. We ask students and sta...
  • 2018 Mar 16 11:39

    PES NEWS 3/15/18

    CALENDAR CHANGE From the AP District Office:Due to the impact of the recent weather, APCSD is adjusting the calendar in numerous ways in order to maximize instructional time ...
  • 2018 Mar 08 17:34

    PES News - 3/8/18

    CALENDAR CHANGEFrom the AP District Office: As a result of having 5 snow days, Friday, March 16 will now be a day of student attendance. This day was originally scheduled to b...
  • 2018 Mar 02 17:03

    PES NEWS 3/1/18

    JUMP ROPE FOR HEART Jump Rope for Heart is Wednesday March 7th! TOMORROW (Friday 3/2) is the final day to sign up. Please send in BOTH permission slips (pink slip and officia...
  • 2018 Feb 15 09:10

    PES NEWS 2/15/18

    HAVE A SAFE AND ENJOYABLE SCHOOL BREAK! 2/19 - 23 BREAKFAST FOR DINNERSave the date for this year’s Breakfast for Dinner. Wednesday 4/18/18 from 5:00 - 7:00. Proceeds to will...
  • 2018 Feb 09 09:37

    PES NEWS 2/8/18

    REMINDER FOR 2HR DELAY DAYS Arrival time for students is 10:55am. Lunch/recess schedules remain the same as a regular day. No breakfast is served. BREAKFAST FOR DINNERSave t...
  • 2018 Feb 02 09:39

    PES News 2/1/18

    WEAR RED Fri 2/2/18PES will GO RED FOR WOMEN on Friday 2/2. Help support the issue of women and heart disease. More info can be found at: https://www.goredforwomen.org/ PES P...
  • 2018 Jan 31 15:36

    PES Welcomed Flame the Band; Introduced PES Pledge

    Poestenkill Elementary held a PES Pride Assembly on Jan. 26 when it welcomed Flame the Band and kicked off The PES Pledge, as developed by the school's Character Educatio...
  • 2018 Jan 25 11:21

    PES NEWS 1/25/18

    Check out our web page to see the fantastic things PES students are doing: Connecting with students in India & Traveling through the Solar System. https://averillpark.k12....
  • 2018 Jan 19 11:47

    PES News 1/18/18

    OUTDOOR RECESS All children are going outside for recess whenever the “real free” temperature is above 20 degrees. Please send in appropriate outdoor gear including boots and...
  • 2018 Jan 11 17:55

    PES News 1/11/18

    PES NEWS 1/11/18 HALF DAY TOMORROW (1/12) - NO SCHOOL ON MONDAY (1/15)Tomorrow is a ½ day for all district students, it is a curriculum day for teachers and staff. There is n...
  • 2017 Dec 22 09:45

    PES NEWS 12/21/17

    HAPPY HOLIDAYS TO ALL FROM THE PES FACULTY AND STAFF! SPELLING BEEThe building level school Spelling Bee was held this afternoon. Congratulations to all of our PES participan...
  • 2017 Dec 08 09:27

    PES NEWS 12/7/17

    REPORT CARDS Report cards for the first trimester will be posted in SchoolTool on Wednesday, December 13th. We anticipate the posting to be later in the afternoon. We’ll send...
  • 2017 Dec 01 10:29

    PES NEWS 11/30/17

    RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE READ-A-THON Thank you for supporting the Ronald McDonald Read-a-Thon. The school’s final donation total of $2,033.10 reflects an increase of about $600 ...
  • 2017 Dec 01 10:29

    PES NEWS 11/30/17

    RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE READ-A-THON Thank you for supporting the Ronald McDonald Read-a-Thon. The school’s final donation total of $2,033.10 reflects an increase of about $600 ...
  • 2017 Nov 29 08:45

    PES PTA News - 11/27/17

    The next PTA meeting will be Monday, 12/4 in the PES library from 6:30-8:30pm. You do not have to stay for the entire meeting, but, please come if you can!! YANKEE CANDLESYan...
  • 2017 Nov 22 09:52

    PES News - 11/21/17

    PES NEWS 11/21/17 THANKSGIVING RECESSThere is no school Wednesday 11/22 - Friday 11/24 for the holiday recess.Happy Thanksgiving to all! GRANDPARENT / SPECIAL FRIENDS DAYTha...
  • 2017 Nov 13 10:49

    Poestenkill Elementary Honors Veterans

    Poestenkill Elementary held its annual Veterans' Day assembly the morning of Nov. 9. Nearly 50 veteran family members and friends were recognized. The assembly included Mr. Bi...
  • 2017 Nov 13 08:57

    PES News - 11/10/17

    NO SCHOOL - TOMORROW 11/10 In observance of Veteran’s Day there is NO SCHOOL tomorrow, Friday 11/10. ½ DAY - PARENT CONFERENCESTuesday 11/14 is a parent conference day and a...
  • 2017 Nov 03 08:49

    PES News 11/2/17

    “Go Home Early” DRILL Tomorrow, Friday 11/3 Students will be dismissed approximately 15 minutes early. Dismissal will begin at approximately 2:55. However, this time may vary...
  • 2017 Nov 01 14:31

    Rensselaer County Probation Officers Visit to Discuss Digital Citizenship

    Rensselaer County Probation Officers Chris Miner and Kate Rose visited Poestenkill Elementary's 5th Grade Media Literacy classes on October 31 to talk with students about digi...
  • 2017 Oct 29 16:28

    PES Pride 10/27/17

    Poestenkill Elementary's PES PRIDE assembly on Friday morning, Oct. 27 started with a school wide pajama party where older reading buddies read stories to students in the youn...
  • 2017 Oct 26 15:55

    PES NEWS 10/26/17

    PJ PARTY - TOMORROW Tomorrow we are having a school-wide Pajama Day. Students will be reading with book buddies together in the cafeteria in the AM. IMPORTANT PTA UPDATE ON ...
  • 2017 Oct 20 11:09

    PES NEWS 10/19/17

    NO SCHOOL - Tomorrow, Friday October 20th for a district Superintendent's Conference Day, no classes for students. "CHOOSE KINDNESS OVER BULLYING" ASSEMBLYCary Trivanovich vi...
  • 2017 Oct 18 15:45

    Help PES Support Kiwanis Food Drive; Donate Food Items Until Nov. 3

    Poestenkill Elementary, led by the K-Kids, will be supporting the Kiwanis Food Drive to helps families in our own local community during the holidays. Each grade level has a l...
  • 2017 Oct 16 14:48

    Poestenkill PTA News - 10/16/17

    Kids Stuff Coupon Books ... Please return Kids Stuff coupon books! There are just over 100 coupon books that have not been returned. Spiritwear ... orders will be arriving th...
  • 2017 Oct 16 11:44

    PES Students Learn About Fire Safety

    Poestenkill students learned all about fire safety at the school's annual Fire Prevention Day on Oct. 13. During the K-3 assembly, students sang a patriotic song, listened to ...
  • 2017 Oct 13 10:41

    PES News - 10/12/17

    PES NEWS 10/12/17 ODYSSEY OF THE MIND - INFORMATIONAL MEETING TONIGHTAn informational meeting for parents & students in grades 3 - 5 will be held tonight, 10/12 at 6pm in...
  • 2017 Oct 10 11:06

    PES PTA News - 10/10/17

    The PES PTA is now sending out an email balst each week that we will post as an article here on the PES webpage. Here is the first one: Welcome to the new PES PTA email blast...
  • 2017 Oct 06 09:32

    PES News - 10/5/17

    NO SCHOOL - Monday 10/9No School this coming Monday,10/9, in observance of Columbus Day. MOVIE NIGHTWe’ll be hosting a Movie Night, showing Captain Underpants, on Friday, Oct...
  • 2017 Sep 29 11:26

    PES Kicks Off Ronald McDonald Read-a-Thon

    PES conducted a school wide assembly the morning of Sept. 29 to kick off the Ronald McDonald Read-a-Thon. We'll be reading throughout the month of October. Our goal is to impr...
  • 2017 Sep 29 08:50

    PES NEWS - 9/28/17

    KINDERGARTNERS HELPING HUMBLE, TX Our PES Kindergartners adopted a classroom in Texas, helping out those affected by Hurricane Harvey. THANK YOU Mrs. Premo, Mrs. Senter, Ms. ...
  • 2017 Sep 22 12:12

    PES News - 9/21/17

    OPEN HOUSEWe had a great turnout for each of the Open Houses. Thanks so much for attending as it reflects the strong partnership that exist between faculty and parents. REMIN...
  • 2017 Sep 14 08:42

    PES News - 9/13/17

    WELCOME BACKIt has been a great start to the school year. Please let us know if your child is having difficulty re-adjusting to school. We are happy to assist as to ensure a s...
  • 2017 Aug 30 14:19

    Letter to PES Families

    Dear Poestenkill Families, I hope this letter finds you enjoying a wonderful summer! It's hard to believe we're already in mid-August and the first day of school is almost he...
  • 2017 Aug 30 14:16

    Letter to Kindergarten Families

    Dear Kindergarten Families, Welcome to Poestenkill Elementary School. The kindergarten teachers (Mrs. Premo, Mrs. Senter & Ms. Ernest) look forward to the beginning of sc...
  • 2017 Aug 16 10:10

    PES PTA's Welcome Back Ice Cream Social August 29

    Come hang out on the playground with PES friends and staff at the PTA's Welcome Back Ice Cream Social on Tuesday, August 29 from 6-7:30 p.m. The raindate is Aug. 31 .Enjoy ice...
  • 2017 Jun 23 10:15

    PES News - 6/22/17

    THANK YOU! It has been a wonderful school year. We hope you all enjoy your summer!Best way to reach the office during summer hours will be via email. Mr. Bishop can be reached...
  • 2017 Jun 16 16:17

    PES News - 6/16/17

    Important end of the year information as we wrap up the school year. IMPORTANT DATES1st Grade Community Walk - Tuesday 6/20“Moving Up” Day - Tuesday 6/205th Grade Trip - Wedn...
  • 2017 Jun 09 10:05

    PES Service Day

    Poestenkill Elementary held a Service Day on June 7. Students worked in collaborative groups to create play toys for sheltered pets, no slip socks for folk in retirement hom...
  • 2017 Jun 09 08:53

    PES News -6/8/17

    BOGO SCHOLASTIC BOOK FAIRThe book fair is continuing tomorrow, Friday 6/8. It is open during school hours and during the family fun event from 6pm - 8pm. All books are buy one...
  • 2017 Jun 05 09:20

    PES News - 6/2/17

    PES SERVICE DAY - WEAR TIE DYE!Our PES Service Day will take place on Wednesday June 7 from 9:30 - 10:45. Please wear tie dye! Thank you to all who have signed up to volunteer...
  • 2017 May 26 10:01

    PES News - 5/25/17

    NO SCHOOL MONDAY MAY 29th CALENDAR CHANGEThe calendar has been updated to include two half days at the end of the school year. Thursday June 22 and Friday June 23 will be ½ d...
  • 2017 May 19 08:57

    PES News - 5/18/17

    CALENDAR CHANGEThe calendar has been updated to include two half days at the end of the school year. Thursday, June 22 and Friday, June 23 will be half days for all students. ...
  • 2017 May 12 08:48

    PES News - 5/11/17

    HALF DAY MONDAY 5/15Monday, May 15 is a ½ day for students in grades K-8. Students will follow their normal Monday dismissal. Please send in any notes regarding change of dism...
  • 2017 May 09 11:23

    PES Students Create Masterpieces from Recycled Materials

    In keeping with the Earth Day theme and character education initiatives to reduce, reuse and recycle, Poestenkill Elementary students were asked to create something made entir...
  • 2017 Apr 28 08:53

    PES News - 4/27/17

    END OF THE YEAR DATES (start marking the calendars)5th Grade Promotion Ceremony - Thursday, June 22 at 9:45amPhys Ed Fun for Kindergarten and 1st Grade - Wednesday June 7Olymp...
  • 2017 Apr 17 09:21

    PES News - 4/13/17

    “COLOR RUN”Mark your calendars! PTA will sponsor the 1st annual “Color Run” and school-wide BBQ on Thursday May 25th. The Color Run is only for PES students this year, but the...
  • 2017 Apr 06 13:15

    PES News - 4/6/17

    LOST & FOUNDWe have collected MANY lost & found items. There is a table with all the lost & found items in the main foyer. Please check out the table and see if th...
  • 2017 Apr 04 13:48

    PES Students Perform in Charlotte's Web

    Congratulations to the 21 PES 2nd and 3rd graders who performed as "spiders and goslings" in the AP Off-Broadway Players production of Charlotte"s Web during the matinee perfo...
  • 2017 Mar 31 09:05

    PES News - 3/30/17

    NYS ASSESSMENTSELA assessments were this week. Thank you for your support at home during the 3 days of testing. Make-up tests will occur Fri 3/31, Mon 4/3 and Tues 4/4. PHOTO...
  • 2017 Mar 17 09:12

    PES News - 3/16/17

    PARENT TEACHER CONFERENCESMarch 22nd is a half day of school for students in grades K thru 8. Parent and teacher conferences will be held on this day. Please be sure to contac...
  • 2017 Mar 13 10:35

    PES Parent Letter Regarding NYS Testing

    The following letter was sent home to PES parents about the upcoming New York State assessments. We also included a handout for parents from the State Education Department.&nb...
  • 2017 Mar 10 11:21

    PES News - 3/9/17

    YEARBOOK ORDERSLifetouch has extended the deadline to order Yearbooks. Here is a link to submit an online order. www.YBPay.lifetouch.com Yearbook ID 9881117 READ ACROSS AMERI...
  • 2017 Mar 10 08:49

    PES Celebrates Dr. Seuss & Read Across America

    In recognition of Read Across America, the annual reading awareness program, Poestenkill Elementary celebrated by honoring Dr. Seuss. His birthday on March 2nd offered an idea...
  • 2017 Mar 03 10:09

    PES Breakfast for Dinner PreSale

    Please join us on Thursday, April 6 for our annual Breakfast for Dinner for PES families. PES staff members will be serving up pancakes, sausage, hash browns, and scrambled eg...
  • 2017 Mar 02 18:19

    PES News - 3/2/17

    “Screenagers” SCREENING TONIGHTFree viewing of the new film "Screenagers" on TONIGHT at 7 p.m. in the Averill Park High School auditorium. PAJAMA DAY - Friday 3/3PES kicked o...
  • 2017 Feb 27 13:25

    PES Students "Caught for Being Good"

    PES faculty and staff recognized students throughout the week before the February Break when they were "caught being good." Those caught being good were entered a raffle.to wi...
  • 2017 Feb 16 15:56

    PES News - 2/16/17

    YEARBOOK ORDERSYearbook order forms were sent home with students. The order deadline is February 17th. Order form and payment may be sent back into school, or you may order on...
  • 2017 Feb 10 15:53

    PES News - 2/10/17

    YEARBOOK ORDERSYearbook order forms have beensent home with students. The order deadline is February 17th. Order form and payment may be sent back into school, or you may orde...
  • 2017 Feb 03 08:49

    PES News - 2/2/17

    YEARBOOK ORDERSYearbook order forms were sent home with students. The order deadline is February 17th. Order form and payment may be sent back into school, or you may order on...
  • 2017 Jan 27 09:27

    PES News - 1/26/17

    PARENT DROP-OFF For the safety of all students, please remember to use caution and a low speed at parent drop-off in the morning. It would be helpful to have students exit th...
  • 2017 Jan 20 09:28

    PES News - 1/19/17

    CALENDAR UPDATEThe Board of Education approved two additional half days for staff development.  On Monday, January 23, 2017 there is a half day of school for K-...
  • 2017 Jan 13 09:38

    Six Flags Read to Succeed

    Read for a free day at Six Flags Theme Park in Lake George. Your child has until February 27th to read 360 minutes. Once they've accomplished their 360 minutes and recorded al...
  • 2017 Jan 13 09:12

    PES News - 1/12/17

    CALENDAR UPDATEThe Board of Education approved two additional half days for staff development. On Monday, January 23, 2017 there is a half day of school for K-12 students. Mon...
  • 2017 Jan 06 09:01

    PES News - 1/5/17

    CALENDAR UPDATEThe Board of Education approved two additional half days for staff development. On Monday, January 23, 2017 there is a half day of school for K-12 students. Mon...
  • 2016 Dec 23 08:59

    PES News - 12/22/16

    Holiday Greetings from the PES Faculty and Staff! We hope you all have a joyous holiday season, see you in January! HOLIDAY BREAKTomorrow, Friday 12/23 is a half day of schoo...
  • 2016 Dec 16 11:01

    PES News - 12/15/16

    HOLIDAY BREAKWe will be starting our holiday break on Friday 12/23 with a half day of school. Dismissal will begin at 11:45am and the buses will leave school at 12:00pm. There...
  • 2016 Dec 09 10:42

    PES News - 12/9/16

    WEBEDGEThe first trimester report cards will be posted on December 14th. Here is a link to direction that are also posted on the school website http://bit.ly/2eKXrSF CALENDAR...
  • 2016 Dec 02 08:55

    PES News - 12/1/16

    WEBEDGEWebEdge is a new way for parents to access NYS Assessment results and report cards via SchoolTool.  The first trimester report cards will be posted on Decembe...
  • 2016 Nov 22 15:49

    PES News - 11/22/16

    THANKSGIVING RECESSNO SCHOOL Wednesday 11/23 - Friday 11/25 for observance of Thanksgiving.Have a great holiday break! PARENT-TEACHER CONFERENCES:Just a friendly reminder tha...
  • 2016 Nov 14 09:16

    Grandparents'/Special Persons' Day Nov. 22

    Grandparents'/Special Persons' Day will be held at Poestenkill Elementary School on Tuesday, November 22. Grandparents and other Senior Special Persons will be invited to refr...
  • 2016 Nov 14 09:08

    PES News - 11/10/16

    GRANDPARENTS’ / SPECIAL FRIENDS’ DAYGrandparent’s / Special Friend’s Day is Tuesday November 22, 2016. Grades K-2 will be visiting from 9-10:30 and grades 3-5 from 10-11:30. A...
  • 2016 Nov 07 10:10

    Help PES K-Kids by Supporting Their Food Drive; Collecting Food Items Until Nov. 14

    Poestenkill Elementary will be supporting the Kiwanis Food Drive to helps families in our own local community during the holidays. Each grade level has a list of suggested ite...
  • 2016 Nov 05 20:24

    PES News - 11/3/16

    GO HOME EARLY DRILL The NYS mandated “Go Home Early Drill” for the district is Friday November 4, 2016. We will dismiss 15 minutes early. Our Poestenkill dismissal process wi...
  • 2016 Oct 28 10:23

    PES News - 10/28/16

    Monday, October 31st PES is celebrating the 31st with Orange & Black Day, in lieu of costumes. After School Explorers REMINDER: There are no ASE classes on Monday 10/31...
  • 2016 Oct 21 13:39

    PES News - 10/20/16

    ZUCCHINI BROTHERS The Zucchini Brothers were here Oct. 20! Ask your child about their visit. LOCKDOWN SAFETY DRILL In the coming weeks, we’ll be conducting an emergency loc...
  • 2016 Oct 13 15:41

    PES News - 10/13/16

    PICTURE DAY Just a friendly reminder of picture day tomorrow. Students will have their pictures taken with their homeroom. Re-takes will take place November 29th. ODYSSEY OF...
  • 2016 Oct 07 15:12

    PES Fire Prevention Day

    Poestenkill students learned all about fire safety at the school's annual Fire Prevention Day on Oct. 7. During the K-3 assembly, students sang a patriotic song, listened to a...
  • 2016 Oct 07 12:31

    PES News - 10/6/16

    FIRE PREVENTION at PES PRIDEPES is showing support to our firefighters by wearing RED tomorrow! SCHOOL RECESS There is no school Monday 10/10, Tuesday 10/11 and Wednesday 10...
  • 2016 Sep 30 09:35

    PES News - 9/30/16

    MEAL PAY (School Lunch Money) The Averill Park CSD Food Service Department provides parents with an easy and secure online payment option for purchasing lunches and snacks. S...
  • 2016 Sep 27 10:53

    PES News - 9/27/16

    OPEN HOUSE Just a reminder that Open House for the parents of students in grades K-2 is Tuesday, September 27th from 6:30-7:30pm. An outline of the evening schedule is liste...
  • 2016 Sep 26 08:52

    PES News - 9/23/16

    PES PRIDE Student in grades K-3 participated in a character assembly on Friday morning. Twelve faculty, including myself, role played the song “On the first days of school my...
  • 2016 Sep 19 10:43

    PES School News - 9/16/16

    DROP OFF/PICK UP and PARENT PARKING AREA Just a reminder that parents should be leaving their children at the main lobby doors and let them walk themselves to their classroom...
  • 2016 Aug 19 12:11

    Welcome Back & Kindergarten Visit Letters

    A welcome back letter for grades 1-5 and a kindergarten visit letter by Poestenkill Elementary Principal John Bishop has been mailed to families. You can download these letter...
  • 2016 Aug 19 11:23

    PES Ice Cream Social Aug. 31

    The PTA sponsored Ice Cream Social is Wednesday, August 31st from 6-7:30 p.m.  Parents can feel free to  return "Dismissal Forms" at the social. Ms. Morley will also...
  • 2016 Aug 19 09:35

    New Parking Lot

    Construction of a new parking lot at Poestenkill Elementary is making nice (and quick) progress! The lot will include a designated area for parent/student drop off and pick up...
  • 2016 Aug 18 11:26

    Poestenkill Elementary PTA Presents Meet the Principal Night Sept. 13

    The Poestenkill Elementary PTA will sponsor a Meet the Principal Night on Tuesday, Sept. 13 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Come meet Mr. John Bishop!  
  • 2016 Apr 22 14:23

    PES K-Kids Deliver Books to Grassroots Project in Albany

    PES K-Kids collected books with the help of the whole building to donate to the Grassroots Project in Albany. Two carloads of books were delivered to them this week. The Grass...
  • 2016 Apr 11 10:15

    Discovery Day Fun!

    It was Discovery Day at Poestenkill Elementary on Saturday, April 2! Students showcased their exhibits on a variety of topics, including volcanoes, solar system, nut...
  • 2016 Mar 03 11:21

    Attention 5th Grade Parents: Algonquin School Supplies Now Available for Order

    Algonquin school supplies for 2016-17 are now available for order. The last day to order is June 30. Order now so you don’t forget. You can pick up your child’s supply box at ...
  • 2016 Mar 16 10:45

    PES Breakfast for Dinner Another Success!

    Another magnificent event at Poestenkill Elementary brought so many of our families and staff together! Breakfast for Dinner was held on Thursday, March 3 and more than $1,100...
  • 2016 Feb 08 10:15

    K-Kids Present Readers' Theater of the Book "One"

    As part of character education at Poestenkill Elementary, the K-Kids performed a readers' theater of the book "One" for the whole school on Feb. 5. Our 4th and 5th g...
  • 2015 Dec 21 11:48

    PES Collects Over 300 Items During Hat, Sock & Mitten Tree Collection!

    The second grade held a hat, sock, and mitten tree collection to demonstrate the Character word of the month "caring." The collection resulted in over 300 items that will be d...
  • 2015 Dec 14 10:04

    One Can Count!

    Announcing a new school-wide character education initiative...ONE CAN COUNT! Students recently brought home a flyer describing this effort and the ways PES will reco...
  • 2015 Dec 07 15:49

    PES Spirit Wear Days (Schedule)

    The goal of Poestenkill's Spirit Wear Days is to show School Unity through wearing specific colors or theme wear. We would love to see as much participation as possible, but p...
  • 2015 Nov 27 13:32

    Grandparents' & Special Persons' Day - Photos

    It was an exciting day at Poestenkill Elementary School on November 25 as grandparents and special persons attended the annual event just for them. Our special guests were tre...
  • 2015 Nov 27 13:29

    After School Explorer Program Featured

    Poestenkill Elementary's After School Explorer Program was highlighted as the Facebook Feature Friday ‪on Nov. 23. Read the feature and see photos here.
  • 2015 Nov 16 14:22

    School Spirit Day at PES Nov. 18!

    Principal Barbara Goldstein has declared Wednesday, November 18 as School Spirit Day at PES! Wear your new (or older) Spirit Wear clothing or something blue and gold. "I...
  • 2015 Oct 15 15:10

    Afterschool Explorer Schedule

    Afterschool Explorer Dates for the year are as follows: Jewelry Making 3:15 to 5:00 Mondays- 10/19, 10/26, 11/02, 11/09, 11/16, & 11/23 Nature & Discovery 3:15 to...
  • 2015 Oct 02 11:36

    PES Open House Video

    Poestenkill's Open House was held on Thursday, Sept. 24. View the video that was shared that evening.      
  • 2015 Sep 16 09:42

    September Reminders & Updates

    Please read this month's important reminders and updates, including information about the Sept. 24 Open House, Grandparents'/Special Persons' Day, dismissal procedures and par...
  • 2015 Sep 16 09:28

    Letter to 4th & 5th Grade Families

    Ms. Goldstein has sent a letter home informing 4th & 5th grade families that Social Studies teacher, Mr. Rhode will be out for approximately the next 2 months due to a fam...
  • 2015 Sep 11 14:03

    Kindergarten Snack Letter

    In Kindergarten this year we have some significant allergies, largely to tree nuts. A letter discussing this concern was sent home to parents. You can also read the letter her...
  • 2015 Sep 04 10:34

    Letter to Families Regarding Allergies

    As we begin the 2015/16 school year, we are implementing some procedures that are intended to provide a safe environment and promote the wellness of students. You have no...
  • 2015 Aug 18 12:15

    Letters With Important Information for 2015-16 School Year Mailed

    The school office has mailed home letters to parents with important information for the 2015-2016 school year. Download the letters as follows: Grades 1-5 Letter Kindergarte...
  • 2015 Jul 20 11:09

    PES Ice Cream Social Sept. 2

    SAVE THE DATE: Poestenkill Elementary Annual Ice Cream Social, Wednesday, Sept. 2, 6-7:30 p.m. (Rain date Sept. 3, same time)