• 2021 Sep 24

    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

    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 Sep 13

    New Hire Profile: Andrea Jette

    Andrea Jette is joining West Sand Lake Elementary School this year as a Special Education teacher! Mrs. Jette attended The College of Saint Rose for both her undergraduate an...
  • 2021 Aug 27

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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 22

    Suzanne Long Set to Retire After 25 Years

    Suzanne Long spent 25 years teaching in the Averill Park Central School District and is retiring this month. “The Averill Park School District has always been special to me,”...
  • 2021 Jun 16

    Virtual Students Celebrate End of Year

    Miss Champitto's virtual 4th grade students had its end of the school year celebration at Butler Park. Thank you to Kona Ice for joining!
  • 2021 Jun 15

    WSL PTA Nominations for Board Positions

    The PTA is in need of WSL parents who are interested in serving on the PTA Board for the 2021-2022 school year. Interested? Email WSLPTA12196@gmail.com for more information. ...
  • 2021 Jun 15

    WSL PTA Hosting Movie Night on June 29

    The West Sand Lake Elementary School PTA will be holding a Family Movie Night on Tuesday, June 29. See the below flyer for more information. Please RSVP as soon as possible. ...
  • 2021 Jun 09

    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 01

    5th Grade Class Gets Virtual Pet

    Mrs. Lajeunesseś 5th grade class at WSL has been wanting a class pet. After some research they found that they can have a virtual one! They have adopted Esperanza (Espy) from...
  • 2021 May 28

    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 28

    WSL K-Kids Team With Tyler's Kitchen

    WSL K-Kids had a treat when Tyler Fleming, Grade 6 AMS student, joined them during their last virtual meeting. Tyler created Tyler's Kitchen, incorporating his passion for co...
  • 2021 May 26

    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

    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

    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

    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 11

    Keri Rosher Named West Sand Lake Elementary School Principal

    During the Averill Park Central School District Board of Education meeting on May 10, Keri Rosher was appointed as the new Principal at West Sand Lake Elementary School. “I a...
  • 2021 May 10

    Kindergarten Students Work on Reading With Flashlight Friday

    Miss Ryan’s Kindergarten students at West Sand Lake Elementary School have been working hard with their reading skills on their weekly stories. Last week, they enjoyed Flashli...
  • 2021 May 04

    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

    Mrs. Beck's Class Presents Wax Museum

    Mrs. Beck’s fifth grade class at West Sand Lake Elementary School held a Wax Museum on Friday afternoon! Students dressed up as historical figures and gave presentations on th...
  • 2021 Apr 21

    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

    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 19

    WSL Holds Creative Hair Day

    Friday was Creative Hair Day at West Sand Lake Elementary School! The school-wide spirit day was sponsored by the Character Education Committee.  
  • 2021 Apr 16

    Whistle Wagon Crew Visits WSL

    The Whistle Wagon crew have recently started a snack cart that tours the West Sand Lake Elementary School building before school on Fridays for faculty and staff to help boost...
  • 2021 Apr 09

    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 Mar 24

    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

    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 19

    Rock Your Socks Day at WSL

    Today is "Rock your Socks" for World Down Syndrome Awareness Day at West Sand Lake Elementary School! Students and staff are wearing some really cool socks and are using them ...
  • 2021 Mar 18

    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 08

    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

    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 Mar 04

    Students Participate in Read Across America Day; Visit With Author

    West Sand Lake Elementary School participated in READ ACROSS AMERICA DAY on Tuesday, March 2. The day was marked by getting cozy, reading books in PJs or in book character cos...
  • 2021 Mar 03

    WSL Fire Department Honors Mrs. Kyer

    The West Sand Lake Fire Department came to West Sand Lake Elementary School today to give Principal Laura Kyer a send-off for her retirement. They also presented Mrs. Kyer wit...
  • 2021 Mar 01

    Principal Kyer Retiring From WSL

    After 33 years in education, including 16 at Averill Park Central School District, West Sand Lake Elementary School Principal Laura Kyer is retiring. Her last day will be on F...
  • 2021 Feb 16

    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 10

    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

    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

    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 Feb 02

    Girl Scouts Deliver Treats to Employees

    Girl Scout Troop #1727 made bags of treats for the employees at West Sand Lake Elementary School. Thank you everyone!
  • 2021 Feb 02

    WSL Holds SOUPer Bowl Event

    The WSL Character Education team and the K-Kids are conducting a SOUPer Bowl canned good collection this week! WSL students are invited to bring in a canned good (or other non...
  • 2021 Jan 27

    WSL Virtual Book Fair is Live

    The West Sand Lake Elementary Virtual Scholastic Book Fair is now LIVE! The fair will be available online January 27 through February 9. All orders will be delivered to homes...
  • 2021 Jan 27

    Author John Gray Visits Virtually

    John Gray read his newest book "Sweet Polly Petals" to West Sand Lake Elementary School students this week. Everyone enjoyed the heartwarming book. Last year Mr. Gray visited...
  • 2021 Jan 26

    Christina Mein Named Interim Principal at WSL

    During its January 25 Board of Education meeting, the Averill Park Central School District appointed Christina Mein as the Interim Principal at West Sand Lake Elementary Schoo...
  • 2021 Jan 15

    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 06

    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

    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

    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 16

    COVID Update: 1 New Case at WSL

    Today (Wednesday, Dec. 16) the District was notified that a staff member at West Sand Lake Elementary School has tested positive for the COVID-19 virus. The staff member has l...
  • 2020 Dec 15

    Students Learn to be Paleontologists

    For the past month, 3rd graders in Miss Brown's class have had so much fun pretending to be paleontologists! From learning the perfect sequence of events to create fossils, p...
  • 2020 Dec 10

    Students Learn About Fossils

    Mrs. Guyer's 3rd grade class learned about fossils this week by creating a dinosaur fossil from a wooden puzzle. What a fun way to learn about the past!
  • 2020 Dec 09

    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

    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 Dec 01

    WSL Participates in Toys From Tyler Program

    Students and staff at West Sand Lake Elementary School are participating in the 8th annual Toys From Tyler program. The program donates toys during the holiday season to CoNSE...
  • 2020 Nov 25

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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 10

    Virtual Students Learn to Cook

    Mrs. Ortega, owner of Illium Cafe and the new Westfall Station, set up an online cooking activity to Mrs. Antonucci's virtual 3rd grade class and Mr. Banks' virtual 1st grade ...
  • 2020 Nov 06

    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 Nov 06

    Students Donate Can Tops to Ronald McDonald House

    West Sand Lake Elementary School students donated thousands of can tops to the Ronald McDonald House!
  • 2020 Nov 02

    Walmart Donates to WSL

    A big shout out goes to Walmart in Brunswick for donating all of these supplies to West Sand Lake Elementary School!
  • 2020 Oct 28

    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 26

    Deputy Nikles Reads to Students

    SRO Deputy Nikles was a guest reader for first grade students at West Sand Lake Elementary last week! He read a story, talked about being kind and also a bit about his job an...
  • 2020 Oct 23

    Kindergarten Students Learn From Spookley

    During their weekly Social Emotional learning time with Mrs. Beauchamp Kindergarteners at West Sand Lake Elementary School learned some important lessons from Spookley the Squ...
  • 2020 Oct 23

    Students Hold Legislative Session in Fifth Grade

    Mrs. Beck's 5th grade class at WSL learned about the legislative branch this week and held a legislative session! They were senators, representatives, a senate majority leade...
  • 2020 Oct 22

    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 21

    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 16

    Fire Department Delivers to WSL

    Thank you to the West Sand Lake Fire Department for making fire safety bags for all of our West Sand Lake Elementary students!
  • 2020 Oct 14

    WSL Goes Pink

    Faculty and Staff at West Sand Lake Elementary School were decked out in pink to show their support for Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
  • 2020 Oct 12

    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

    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

    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

    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 14

    WSL Creates Outdoor Learning Space

    West Sand Lake Elementary School created an outdoor learning space for students!
  • 2020 Sep 11

    Hiking Trail Debuts at West Sand Lake Elementary

    West Sand Lake Elementary students got outside onto the new hiking trail! Walkers can participate in three themes - "Mindfulness", "Yoga" or "Fitness". There are 10 stops alo...
  • 2020 Sep 04

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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 28

    Students Participate in RPI EcoEd Program

    Five Averill Park CSD students participated in the 2020 RPI EcoEd program, which focused on climate change, climate justice, environmental issues, and sustainability, with an ...
  • 2020 May 26

    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

    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 19

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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 05

    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

    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

    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 28

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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 16

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    Message from Superintendent Dr. Franchini

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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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 17

    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

    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 11

    AMS Builders Club Inspires WSL K-Kids

    The Kiwanis AMS Builders Club President Anna Wicks and Vice-President Shannon Colwill visited WSL K-Kids to talk about volunteer opportunities this week! After their slide sh...
  • 2020 Mar 09

    Students Learn About Japanese Culture

    A student in Mrs. Guyer's class at West Sand Lake Elementary did a presentation about Japan, after the class study of Japan. He also had activities to participate in. Student...
  • 2020 Mar 03

    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 03

    Elementary Schools Celebrate Dr. Suess and 100th Day of School

    West Sand Lake Elementary celebrated the birthday of Dr. Suess with a read along on Monday. It was also the 100th day of school! Happy Reading!
  • 2020 Mar 02

    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

    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

    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

    John Gray Visits WSL

    West Sand Lake Elementary School had John Gray, local author and news broadcaster, visit this week! Students had the pleasure of a meet-and-greet while he autographed his 'Ke...
  • 2020 Feb 26

    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 26

    First Grade Creates Kindness Shirts

    West Sand Lake Elementary 1st grade has had a tradition for several years now in which they make kindness shirts with all students. Faculty often wears t-shirts with kindness ...
  • 2020 Feb 26

    WSL Spreads Love to Military Veteran

    Mrs. Chenette’s 1st grade class created Valentine cards and messages for Retired Major Bill White. Mrs. Chenette learned about the endeavor awhile ago and the WSL K-Kids were ...
  • 2020 Feb 25

    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

    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 18

    Fifth Graders Hit the Ice at HVCC

    West Sand Lake Elementary 5th graders went ice skating at Hudson Valley Community College!
  • 2020 Feb 13

    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

    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

    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 10

    WSL K-Kids Donate More Than 175 Items

    West Sand Lake K-Kids collected hats, scarves, mittens and gloves throughout the month of January on a giving tree. More than 175 items were collected and will be donated to ...
  • 2020 Feb 06

    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 05

    Hart Brothers Compete at Capital Region Spelling Bee

    Hart brothers, Theo (Grade 5, WSL) and Sam (Grade 8, AMS) battled each other, and students representing a number of area schools, at the Capital Region Spelling Bee on Tuesday...
  • 2020 Feb 05

    Seniors Visit K-Kids, Make Dog Toys

    WSL K-Kids were joined by several of the APHS Mr. AP contestants and their escorts this week! APHS seniors Quinn Gaddard-Hathaway, Hannah Ryan, Joe Milanese, Alex VanDerKar, A...
  • 2020 Jan 27

    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

    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 22

    K-Kids Create Cards for 104-Year-Old Veteran

    West Sand Lake Elementary K-Kids wrote Valentine's Day cards for Retired Maj. Bill White, a World War II veteran. Major White is 104 years old. Learn more here: https://www.c...
  • 2020 Jan 22

    Author Ryan Smithson Visits WSL K-Kids

    West Sand Lake Elementary K-Kids enjoyed a visit from guest speaker Ryan Smithson. Mr. Smithson is a veteran and a local author who wrote the book "Ghosts of War: The True Sto...
  • 2020 Jan 21

    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 21

    Families, Students Participate in MLK Day of Service

    Many APCSD families joined together to volunteer on Monday for the District's annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service. Among the many activities completed, families prep...
  • 2020 Jan 14

    Boys Basketball Visits West Sand Lake Elementary

    The Varsity Boys Basketball team spent the morning in Mrs. Long’s 2nd grade class at West Sand Lake Elementary! The team worked with 2nd graders on setting and achieving thei...
  • 2020 Jan 09

    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

    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

    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

    Mrs. Zalucky's Class Sends Holiday Care Packages to Soldiers

    West Sand Lake Elementary first grade students from Mrs. Zalucky’s classroom, and their families, created holiday care packages to send to Afghanistan to support a former Aver...
  • 2019 Dec 24

    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

    WSL Musicians Perform Throughout School

    West Sand Lake Elementary School music teacher, Mr. Riccomini, has been touring the school this week with his 5th grade musicians. Elementary classrooms have enjoyed quintets...
  • 2019 Dec 18

    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 18

    Theo Hart Wins WSL Spelling Bee

    West Sand Lake Elementary School fifth grader, Theo Hart, spelled his way to first place in the WSL Fourth/Fifth Grade Spelling Bee! Theo will represent WSL in the 2020 Capit...
  • 2019 Dec 16

    Mrs. Scheeren Retires After 18 Years

    After a lifetime of being involved in the Averill Park Central School District, Phyllis Scheeren is packing up and heading to North Carolina. Mrs. Scheeren attended Algonquin...
  • 2019 Dec 16

    Fourth Grade Students Build Circuits

    Fourth grade science classes at West Sand Lake Elementary School have been working on an energy unit. Last week students were building series and parallel circuits with Miss ...
  • 2019 Dec 13

    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

    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 13

    WSL Spreads Kindness to Delivery Workers

    West Sand Lake Elementary School puts a smile on the face of our UPS delivery person, making his day a little easier, even during this extremely busy time of year! One of our...
  • 2019 Dec 12

    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

    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 10

    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 09

    WSL 5th Graders Hold Esperanza Rising Party

    Fifth grade students at West Sand Lake Elementary School had a wonderful time trying new foods and making yarn dolls at the Esperanza rising party with Mrs.Beck! Esperanza Ri...
  • 2019 Dec 03

    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

    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 27

    Grades 4/5 Read Thanksgiving Books to Kindergarten Students

    Miss Wood’s 4th/5th grade class at WSL reads to Ms. Ryan's Kindergarten class once a month. This month, students read Thanksgiving themed books to get everyone ready to celeb...
  • 2019 Nov 26

    WSL Students Meet With APHS Mentors

    West Sand Lake Elementary students met with their high school mentor group this week! Students worked on projects and had snacks.
  • 2019 Nov 25

    Hudson the Railroad Puppy Visits Elementary Students

    Hudson the Railroad Puppy visited West Sand Lake Elementary school with his handler, Richard Nash, last week! Hudson and his two siblings, at just three weeks old, were found...
  • 2019 Nov 25

    WSL GOTR Team Finishes Fall 5K

    The full WSL Girls on the Run team finished the fall 2019 5K at Jennings Landing in Albany over the weekend! Every girl worked hard this season to reach their goals, become re...
  • 2019 Nov 21

    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 21

    Girls on the Run Complete Practice 5K

    The Girls On The Run team from West Sand Lake Elementary completed their practice 5K this week. All 16 girls finished the 3.1-mile practice with their running buddies. The co...
  • 2019 Nov 18

    Former Student Returns, Presents on Bats

    Averill Park graduate, Miss Jackie Jurs, visited her former elementary school West Sand Lake recently, presenting information to grade 4/5 students on bats and white nose synd...
  • 2019 Nov 18

    Third Graders Complete Dinosaur Fossil Unit

    Miss Brown's 3rd grade class at West Sand Lake had a great time completing their dinosaur fossil unit! To wrap up all new concepts that they learned, students worked together...
  • 2019 Nov 15

    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 14

    K-Kids Selling Citrus Fruit with Troy Kiwanis

    West Sand Lake Elementary K-Kids is participating in selling citrus fruit with Troy Kiwanis! Citrus is $25 per 20 pound box. All orders and payments are due by Nov. 19. Check...
  • 2019 Nov 14

    WSL Participates in Kiwanis Food Drive

    West Sand Lake Elementary students participated in the Kiwanis food drive and collected lots of items for donation!
  • 2019 Nov 08

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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 30

    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

    Using Mealworms to Learn About Life Cycles

    Third graders at West Sand Lake Elementary are working on the life cycle with their mealworms. They are learning how to take care of them and about the stages of the life cyc...
  • 2019 Oct 29

    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

    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 28

    WSL Holds Breakfast for Bus Driver Appreciation Week

    West Sand Lake Elementary held a breakfast for Bus Driver Appreciation week!  
  • 2019 Oct 23

    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

    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 18

    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

    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

    WSL Holds Fun Run to Raise Money

    West Sand Lake Elementary held its Fun Run last week with students raising money through pledges! The event was a huge success! Thank you to everyone involved.
  • 2019 Oct 15

    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

    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

    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 04

    Cross Country Team Delivers Encouragement to GOTR Students

    The Averill Park girls cross country team ran (in the rain!) to West Sand Lake Elementary to deliver empowering quotes and inspire each girl on the WSL Girls on the Run team t...
  • 2019 Oct 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 Oct 02

    WSL Celebrates Peace Day

    West Sand Lake Elementary held its first school-wide assembly of the 2019-2020 school year celebrating Peace Day. During the assembly we shared pictures of each grade level m...
  • 2019 Sep 24

    WSL Girls on the Run Practices Start

    West Sand Lake Elementary held its first two practices for Girls on the Run recently, which focused on making connections and seeing how everyone is connected in some way. Th...
  • 2019 Sep 23

    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 19

    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

    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

    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

    Using Jolly Ranchers in Numerical Expressions

    WSL Grade 5 students in Mrs. Lajeunesse's class used Jolly Ranchers as tools to learn about numerical expressions!
  • 2019 Sep 13

    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

    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 09

    Welcome New Staff Members Ms. Ryan and Mrs. Fawcett

    Welcome to two new Elementary School staff members, Ms. Ryan and Mrs. Fawcett! Kelsey Ryan, West Sand Lake, Kindergarten Ms. Ryan comes to Averill Park CSD with Bachelor and...
  • 2019 Sep 06

    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

    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

    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

    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 22

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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 18

    Word Masters Complete Season

    Students from Mrs. Guyer's third grade class participated in Word Masters this year! They received a certificate at the end of the season. Word Masters is working with words ...
  • 2019 Jun 17

    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 12

    Third Grade Students Visit Joe Bruno Stadium

    June 12 was West Sand Lake 3rd Grade Education Day. Students visited the Tri-City ValleyCats and got to see former Averill Park star pitcher, Greg Allard, who plays for the A...
  • 2019 Jun 07

    HS Students Teach 2nd Graders About Honey Bees

    Mrs. Haworth's, Mrs. Long's and Mrs. DeMerchant's second graders traveled from West Sand Lake Elementary to the High School to learn about honey bees from Ms. Boulay's Biology...
  • 2019 Jun 03

    WSL Holds Field Day for K-4

    West Sand Lake Elementary School's PTA organized a field day for grades K-4 held on May 31! The rotations of activities were tons of fun and the weather was absolutely perfec...
  • 2019 May 31

    3rd Grade Students Visit Mass Moca

    Third grade students at West Sand Lake Elementary visited Mass Moca, a museum in Massachusetts, this week. Mrs. Guyer's class saw some great exhibits and had a nice lunch out...
  • 2019 May 29

    WSL Students Rally to Find a Cure, Support Classmate

    Mrs. Haworth’s second graders wanted to show support for their classmate with Cystic Fibrosis. On behalf of their special friend, they all decided to wear purple and hold the...
  • 2019 May 23

    Fourth Graders Visit Clark Art Institute

    Fourth graders at West Sand Lake Elementary took their annual art enrichment field trip to the Clark Art Institute in Williamstown, Massachusetts.  The students enjoyed ...
  • 2019 May 21

    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 20

    WSL Raises Money for Coins for Camp; Theo Hart Wins Chance to Conduct Band

    Each spring, WSL teachers and staff donate items to the annual Coins for Camp Raffle. The proceeds of the raffle go to help send students to camp who may not otherwise have th...
  • 2019 May 17

    Visiting Dyken Pond

    The Third Grade at West Sand Lake went on a field trip to Dyken Pond this week. students are learning about the water cycle in science and language arts. Students were able t...
  • 2019 May 16

    Tortoise and the Hare Comes to WSL

    On May 10, K-2 students at West Sand Lake Elementary were treated to a Park Playhouse production of Tortoise and the Hare. The children enjoyed the telling of this age old cl...
  • 2019 May 15

    Learning About Countries, Water Cycle and Land

    Students in Mrs. Guyer's third grade class at West Sand Lake worked on a fun activity in cooperative groups this week. Each student in the group was responsible for a job and...
  • 2019 May 13

    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

    K-Kids Volunteer at Regional Food Bank

    West Sand Lake Elementary K-Kids volunteered at the Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York as an end of year service project. The kids were asked to count and package fi...
  • 2019 May 09

    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 09

    High School Students Become Role Models at WSL

    Mrs. Malone's students have been working with Averill Park High School students this year. The high schoolers have been caring role models for some of our students at WSL! It...
  • 2019 May 08

    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

    WSL Students Perform at Talent Show

    West Sand Lake hosted its 2019 Talent Show recently featuring performances from many talented students! Great job everyone!
  • 2019 May 07

    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 May 02

    Kadi Palmer Speaks to West Sand Lake Students

    Algonquin Middle School 8th grader and former West Sand Lake Elementary student, Kadi Palmer, visited WSL's K-Kids to talk about her work with the AMS Service Learning Program...
  • 2019 Apr 30

    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

    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 17

    Find the Kindness Egg Hunt at WSL

    All kindergarten classes at West Sand Lake Elementary had a "Find the Kindness" Easter Egg hunt with School Counselor, Mrs. Beauchamp. Inside each egg was not candy, but a "k...
  • 2019 Apr 15

    Learning Through the Continental Math League

    Six students in Mrs. Guyer's Third Grade class participated in Continental Math League throughout the year. CML is enrichment math with additional assignments and multi-step c...
  • 2019 Apr 15

    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

    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

    Silent Wings Raptor Program Visits First Grade Classes

    West Sand Lake Elementary’s first grade classes had their 3rd annual raptor program on April 9 to go along with the Animals and Habitat unit that is about to begin. Mrs. Chen...
  • 2019 Apr 10

    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

    WSL Holds School-Wide Read Along

    West Sand Lake Elementary students had a school-wide Read Along. Students dropped everything and read together with peers. Kindergarteners read with 3rd graders; 1st graders ...
  • 2019 Apr 04

    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 04

    Blake Benyo, Brooke Davies, Morgan Hindes Become Published Authors

    Three of West Sand Lake Elementary's fifth graders are published authors! Blake Benyo, Brooke Davies and Morgan Hindes decided to submit an entry to a writing contest called ...
  • 2019 Apr 02

    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

    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

    HS Volunteers Help 2nd Graders Complete Butterfly Life Cycle

    Two volunteers from the high school came to work with second graders at West Sand Lake Elementary. The older students helped the younger students complete a butterfly life cy...
  • 2019 Mar 26

    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 25

    WSL Recognizes Bus Drivers

    Students and staff at West Sand Lake Elementary recognized bus drivers on March 25! Thank you for all that you do drivers!  
  • 2019 Mar 21

    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 15

    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 14

    Elementary Students Create Care Packages for Soldiers

    Students at West Sand Lake Elementary wanted to make sure that soldiers know they are missed back home. Mrs. Chenette’s first grade class kickstarted a service project of pre...
  • 2019 Mar 13

    Megan and Hero Visit WSL

    Megan Hale and Hero continued their tour of the Averill Park Central School District on Tuesday, visiting West Sand Lake Elementary. Megan, who is visually impaired, came to ...
  • 2019 Mar 12

    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

    Updated District Goals (VIDEO)

    Check out our updated District goals here:  https://youtu.be/NGnCvLaM8wI
  • 2019 Mar 10

    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 07

    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

    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 05

    Acts of Kindness Recognized at West Sand Lake

    Students at West Sand Lake Elementary were nominated for being kind, and their Act of Kindness nominations and school picture were hung on our Act of Kindness wall! Great job...
  • 2019 Mar 05

    WSL Students Get Tongues Twisted Reading Dr. Suess

    At West Sand Lake Elementary, students had the chance to get their tongues twisted and imaginations running wild as they read the magical books of Dr. Seuss in honor of his bi...
  • 2019 Mar 04

    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

    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 13

    Julia Haworth Raises Funds With Popcorn Sale at WSL

    Julia Haworth has been busy with her Students of the Year campaign, which benefits The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Recently, she organized a popcorn sale at West Sand La...
  • 2019 Feb 11

    WSL K-Kids Decorate Bookmarks for Local Libraries

    West Sand Lake Elementary K-kids decorated more than 50 bookmarks that will be delivered to the Sand Lake Town Library and the North Greenbush Library. Hopefully, when someon...
  • 2019 Feb 08

    WSL K-Kids Make Cupid's Cocoa

    At the West Sand Lake Elementary K-Kids meeting this week, the K-Kids made Cupid's Cocoa! Officer Nikles came to the meeting and will deliver the box of cocoa treats to his p...
  • 2019 Feb 07

    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

    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 28

    Third Annual Snow Ball Bash a Success

    The West Sand Lake PTA hosted its Third Annual Snow Ball Bash on Saturday evening. It was an exciting night with something for everyone! Many students dressed up for the occa...
  • 2019 Jan 24

    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

    Bear Cumming Wins WSL Spelling Bee

    Students at WSL participated in the annual Spelling Bee this week. After 17 rounds, Bear Cumming placed first, followed by Theo Hart in second place. All of the children did...
  • 2019 Jan 17

    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

    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 16

    Brownie Troop Presents West Sand Lake With Water Wisdom

    Girl Scout Brownie Troop #1030, comprised of eight West Sand Lake Elementary second graders, is going on a Journey called Wonders of Water or “WOW”. The Journey teaches Brown...
  • 2019 Jan 08

    First Season of Girls on the Run a Success

    This fall, West Sand Lake Elementary girls in grades 3-5 were invited to participate in a local program “Girls on the Run.” Overall, 12 girls participated in the very first s...
  • 2019 Jan 07

    WSL 5th Graders Selected to Become Published Authors

    This fall, WSL 5th graders were given the option to enter a writing contest called “Spooky Sagas: Stories from New York” through Young Writers USA. Three students participate...
  • 2019 Jan 07

    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

    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

    WSL SnowBall Bash on Jan. 26

    PTA is hosting its Third Annual Snow Ball Bash on Saturday evening, Jan. 26, from 6-8 p.m. at West Sand Lake Elementary. There is a cost of $3 per child. There will be music,...
  • 2019 Jan 03

    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

    4th Graders Read Winter Classic

    Many of the 4th graders at WSLE read the Reader's Theatre of "The Bakers Dozen: A Saint Nicholas Tale" by Aaron Shepard to younger classes. They read with expression and in ch...
  • 2018 Dec 14

    West Sand Lake K-Kids Bring Smiles Across Generations

    West Sand Lake Elementary K-Kids spread some holiday cheer this week when they went to the Eddy Geriatric Center in Troy. The service club dressed festive, sang many songs and...
  • 2018 Dec 11

    December is a month of caring at WSLE

    Daisy Girl Scout troop 1727, run by co-leaders Mrs. Valerie Perrotta, Mrs. Jamie Lang and Mrs. Michele Benyo, went on a field trip to the store 5 Below with their families ove...
  • 2018 Dec 07

    WSL's Holiday Parade floats come to life

    West Sand Lake Elementary School held a holiday parade float design contest during Media Literacy this past month. Students worked alone or with a few other students to come u...
  • 2018 Dec 05

    ELEMENTARY REPORTS AVAILABLE ON SCHOOLTOOL DEC. 13

    Elementary reports including report cards, AIS progress reports and NYS exam individual student reports can be accessed via our student data management system School...
  • 2018 Nov 26

    Toys From Tyler accepting donations at West Sand Lake Elementary

    The sixth annual Toys From Tyler toy drive is in progress with a box in the main foyer of West Sand Lake Elementary School. Tyler was a small boy with a huge heart and infect...
  • 2018 Nov 26

    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 19

    WSL Recognized World Diabetes Day

    World Diabetes Day (WDD) was recognized on November 14. Students and staff joined the global diabetes community in wearing blue to support diabetes awareness and advocacy. Tog...
  • 2018 Nov 01

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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 Jul 02

    WSL "Coins for Camp" Supports 13 Students to Attend Day Camps

    West Sand Lake Elementary's annual Coins for Camp auction, where WSL raises funds to help send some of our students to summer camp, raised $1,827 and was used to send 13 ...
  • 2018 Mar 29

    WSL Color Run May 11

    West Sand Lake Elementary School in conjunction with the West Sand Lake K kids will host the inaugural school wide MY SCHOOL COLOR RUN on Friday, May 11th, 2018 at 4:00PM. The...
  • 2018 Mar 23

    WSL Updates 3/23/18

    Dear Parents,Happy Spring NYS Assessment Dates and Information A new page has been created on the APCSD website. This page contains information and resources for parents reg...
  • 2018 Mar 05

    WSL Talent Show Rescheduled to March 9

    Hi WSL Families! Let's try this again! Our Talent Show will be THIS Friday, March 9th. Doors will open at 6, the show starts at 6:30. We do need to set a new sign-up, so plea...
  • 2018 Mar 01

    WSL Updates - 3/1/18

    March 2nd is our Talent Show! The doors will open at 6pm, the show starts at 6:30. We will be using the Childcare Doors as the main entrance. Please see the link below for vo...
  • 2018 Feb 27

    WSL Celebrates 100th Day of School

    We are 100 days smarter at WSL Elementary on the 100th day of school, Monday, February 26. To show our school spirit many grade levels participated in a variety of activities ...
  • 2018 Feb 16

    WSL News 2/16/18

    Dear WSL Families, Students use headphones frequently in the classroom and the school has provided each child with a pair to use. Over time, the headphones wear out or are lo...
  • 2018 Feb 06

    Sign Up to Receive Important News from WSL Via Texts, Emails or Both

    West Sand Lake Elementary is on Remind, a communication tool that utilizes either text messages, email service or an app to receive updates. How is it different from Twit...
  • 2018 Feb 02

    WSL Updates 2/2/18

    Dear Parents, This is a reminder that next Wednesday, February 7th is a half day of school for students. Dismissal will be at 12:00pm. Monday, February 5th there will be a G...
  • 2018 Jan 22

    Snow Ball Bash Jan. 27 & PTA Updates

    PTA is hosting our Second Annual Snow Ball Bash on Saturday evening, January 27, from 6-8 p.m. This event includes a DJ, games, tattoos, selfies, a bake sale and much more! We...
  • 2018 Jan 09

    WSL News - 1/8/18

    Dear Parents: This Friday, January 12th will be a half day of school for students due to a Curriculum Day for staff in the afternoon. Dismissal will be at 12:00pm. There will...
  • 2017 Dec 15

    WSL News - 12/15/17

    Dear WSL Families, Our 5th Grade students performed beautifully at the winter concert on Tuesday. It was so nice to hear the students singing and playing their instruments. A...
  • 2017 Dec 08

    WSL PTA News

    Snowball BashPlanning Meeting 12/19 - 6pm - in the libraryThe WSL PTA will be hosting the Snowball Bash the evening of Saturday, January 27th. Kids are encouraged to "dress to...
  • 2017 Dec 05

    WSL Celebrates Bob Stokes' Retirement

    On Friday, Dec. 1, West Sand Lake Elementary celebrated the retirement of custodian Bob Stokes after 20 years of service to the district. "WSL will miss Bob Stokes very much,...
  • 2017 Nov 20

    WSL News - 11.17/17

    Dear WSL Families, Tuesday, November 21st is our 50th day of school! This school year seems to be hopping on by.The Character Education Committee has come up with a fun way t...
  • 2017 Nov 14

    WSL Celebrates Veterans

    West Sand Lake Elementary held its annual Veterans' Day celebration on Nov. 9. Over 40 Veterans of the Armed Services attended the celebration. The celebration included  ...
  • 2017 Nov 06

    WSL News 11/3/17

    Dear WSL Families, Tuesday, November 7th is Picture Retake Day. If your child will be getting their picture retaken please remember to return their original picture packet. ...
  • 2017 Oct 27

    WSL News 10/27/17

    Dear WSL Families, On Tuesday our 3rd graders had the opportunity to meet with Jennifer Lee from The Rensselaer County Department of Health. She talked to the students about ...
  • 2017 Oct 23

    WSL K-Kids Officers Elected

    West Sand Lake Elementary's K-Kids officers for this school year are as follows: President - Jacob HanlonVice President - Kayla BradleySecretary - Cecilia RifenburghTreasurer...
  • 2017 Oct 19

    WSL News - 10/19/17

    Dear WSL Families, Reminders: Friday, October 20th- No School- Staff Development DayTuesday, October 31st,-Wear Black and Orange DayFriday, November 3rd- Emergency Go Home E...
  • 2017 Oct 12

    WSL News - 10/12/17

    Dear Families, Friday, October 13th is Fire Prevention Day at WSL. Students in Kindergarten and Fifth Grade will be walking to the Fire Department with their classes. Please ...
  • 2017 Sep 28

    WSL Parades Pinwheels for Peace, Kicks Off Kindess Assembly Featuring Author Coleen Paratore

    For the second year, West Sand Lake Elementary School took part in an International art and literacy project, Pinwheels for Peace. On Sept. 20, students and faculty paraded pi...
  • 2017 Sep 15

    WSL Updates - 9/15/17

    Dear Families, It has been a great start to the school year. We enjoyed Open House for families in Grade 3-5. We look forward to seeing our K-2 families this Tuesday night. ...
  • 2017 Sep 11

    WSL News - 9/9/17

    Dear Parents, On behalf of the staff at West Sand Lake Elementary School, I am happy to welcome you to the 2017-2018 school year! We are looking forward to a productive partn...
  • 2017 Aug 24

    For Our 5th Grade Parents

    Dear Parents of the Class of 2025, We are very excited to have your children be our big 5th Grade role models at West Sand Lake. Many exciting opportunities happen in 5th Gra...
  • 2017 Aug 22

    WSL News 8/22/17

    Dear West Sand Lake Parents: I hope everyone is enjoying these last few weeks of summer! By now you all should have received my letter which included your child’s homeroom a...
  • 2017 Jun 05

    WSL News

    Hello WSL Families! A couple of reminders from the PTA! This week, Thursday June 8th is our last day of student banking! Please remember to bring your student's year end rep...
  • 2017 May 30

    June 2: Last Poppin’ Rockin’ Popcorn Day

    The Last Poppin’ Rockin’ Popcorn Day for this year is Friday, June 2. As a thank you for supporting the different organizations, everyone gets a free bag of popcorn. If you wo...
  • 2017 May 24

    WSL News - Picket Fence Project; K-Kids Poppin’ Rockin’ Popcorn Company Open May 26

    Dear West Sand Lake Families - We are kicking off summer with a new project for the back playground area! PTA would love your help! We will be finishing a picket fence that r...
  • 2017 May 22

    WSL News - 5/19/17

    West Sand Lake Families, While it seems like the weather has jumped right into summer, we are noticing that many of our students are experiencing “Spring Fever”. This offers ...
  • 2017 May 19

    Kids of Character in Action at West Sand Lake Elementary

    On May 18, West Sand Lake Elementary students Mary DeMerchant, grade 5,  and Lauren McMeel, grade 3B, visited one section of Mrs. Strano's grade 4 ELA classes,with studen...
  • 2017 May 16

    WSL Welcomes Singer/Songwriter Ruth Pelham

    Singer, songwriter and educator Ruth Pelham visited West Sand Lake Elementary School on May 11. Ms. Pelham brings to the world a fresh vision of world peace and social ch...
  • 2017 May 10

    WSL K-3 Students Journey "From Bangkok to Bangor"

    WSL K-3 students participated in a unique performance of From Bangkok to Bangor, a story created by the Cumming family of Averill Park, on May 5. Students followed the journey...
  • 2017 May 08

    WSL News - 5/3/17

    Hello WSL Families! The WSL PTA will be hosting a staff luncheon next Thursday, May 11th. If you would be interested in helping out or donating an item, please use the link b...
  • 2017 Apr 07

    WSL News - 4/7/17

    Dear Families: Huge shout out to the wonderful WSL Carnival this past week. Thank you to Jenn Brown and all the volunteers for making this year’s Carnival a huge success. It ...
  • 2017 Mar 13

    WSL K-Kids Show How Much They Appreciate Faculty & Staff

    On March 2, the WSL K-Kids hosted a teacher appreciation breakfast to thank all of the faculty and staff for their endless support in all of the activities that they do throug...
  • 2017 Feb 10

    WSL News - 2/9/17

    Dear WSL Families, Our Book Fair will take place this Tuesday, February 14-Friday, February 17th in the Library. Students will have the opportunity to shop during Library Med...
  • 2016 Nov 28

    WSL "Bring a Veteran to School Day"

    West Sand Lake Elementary had over 50 Veterans of the Armed Services attend a celebration of their service to our country on Thursday, November 10. Students sang patriotic son...
  • 2016 Oct 23

    Help the WSL K-Kids Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF & Food Drive for Thanksgiving

    KKids is once again organizing Trick-or–Treat for UNICEF at WSL. The children will be bringing home a Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF collection box. Your child may participate by c...
  • 2016 Oct 17

    WSL Fall Family Night - Nov. 4

    We invite our WSL families to join us on Friday, November 4 from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. for night of family fun. Come join us for our BOOK FAIR, family BINGO, GAMES, FALL THEMED SEL...
  • 2016 Oct 17

    WSL Students Learn About Fire Safety

    In recognition of Fire Prevention Month, West Sand Lake Elementary School welcomed West Sand Lake Fire Department  to its Fire Prevention Day on Friday, Oct. 14.&nbs...
  • 2016 Aug 30

    Opening Letter to WSL Families

    A welcome back letter for grades 1-5 and a kindergarten visit letter by WSL Elementary Principal Laura Kyer has been mailed to families. You can download these letters below. ...
  • 2016 Jun 02

    WSL Kindergarten Classes Learn About Colonial Times

    During their Colonial Times and Townspeople Domain, all three West Sand Lake Elementary kindergarten classes got together and made bread. They also invited Scotia-GlenvilleTra...
  • 2016 Apr 22

    Carnival Thanks from the WSL PTA!

    WSL PTA had their annual carnival on April 2nd. Many THANKS to all that made it a successful event. Thank you to the families who came out to the event, and all the WSL famili...
  • 2016 Mar 18

    WSL Raises Money for Ronald McDonald House

    Students at West Sand Lake are helping the Ronald McDonald House. In the fall, students participated in a Read for Ronald McDonald House fundraiser. Additionally, we donated m...
  • 2016 Mar 03

    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 Jan 04

    WSL Students Participate in Computer Coding Event

    West Sand Lake Elementary School joined in on the largest learning event in history: The Hour of Code, during Computer Science Education Week (Dec. 7-13). During Media Literac...
  • 2015 Nov 30

    WSL 11/30 Email: Hour of Code Dec. 7-13 & Other Important Reminders

    Dear WSL Parents & Students: We live in a world surrounded by technology. And we know that whatever field our students choose to go into as adults, their ability to succe...
  • 2015 Nov 04

    Silly Sock Spirit Day Nov. 6

    A change to the WSL calendar: This Friday, Nov. 6 will be Silly Sock Spirit Day at West Sand Lake Elementary. Get those silly socks ready!
  • 2015 Oct 28

    WSL Collecting for Kiwanis Food Drive Until Nov. 6

    WSL School 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 items to donate...
  • 2015 Sep 11

    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 24

    Letter 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 letter Posted Aug. 24, 2015
  • 2015 Jun 23

    Third Graders Study Ecology at Dyken Pond

    Mrs. Guyer’s third grade class recently explored Dyken Pond where they hiked and studied tree and plant life. “We worked together to find seeds to help us learn about seed di...
  • 2015 Jun 18

    Mrs. Guyer's Class Holds Poetry Night

    Mrs. Guyer's third grade class at West Sand Lake Elementary School held a poetry night on June 17 and the kids did a wonderful job reciting poetry that they wrote.   "We...