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Welcome to the Ichabod Crane Elementary School for students in grades 4 and 5.

Kinderhook Elks Flag Day Contest

Elks Club Flag Day contest winners

(June 21, 2017) The students in Ms. Bolstad, Ms. Hamm and Mr. Soulia's class participated in the Kinderhook Elks Club flag day essay contest. The children wrote essays about the importance of voting. There were four winning essays chosen from their classes. Congratulations to Sophia Barmen, Brynn Dawes, Kaylee Miller and Payton Minbiole. They were honored at the Elks Club Flag Day ceremony on June 11th, 2017 and each student was invited to read their essay at the ceremony. Payton was unable to attend the ceremony.

Summer Reading

Summer reading lists are available for incoming Kindergarten students through fourth grade. View the lists here.

Third Grade Moving Up

It was a beautiful morning for Ichabod Crane Primary School's Third Grade Moving Up on June 21. Students were arranged by class to the word M-E-M-O-R-Y, shared memories of their time at the Primary School and sang a few songs for a lawn filled with family. See the photo album on Facebook here.

End-of-School-Year Calendar

For the most part, the schedule is the same as it has been in recent years with the exception of the ½ day schedule on the last week of school for students in grades K-5. The last full day of school for grades K-5 will be on Wednesday, June 21 with a K-5 half day on Thursday, June 22. Download the year-end calendar

3rd & 4th Grades at the ValleyCats

The 3rd and 4th grades attended Education Day at the Tri-City ValleyCats on June 14. Check out the photos on Facebook here.

4th Grade Field Trip to Lindenwald

The fourth grade recently visited Lindenwald, The Van Alen House, and the Ichabod Crane one room school house. Check out the photos on Facebook here.

5th Graders Graduate from DARE Program

(June 7, 2017) The DARE program, sponsored by the Columbia County Sheriff's Department, celebrated 26 years at Ichabod Crane with the DARE Graduation on Friday, June 2. The D.A.R.E program, which stands for Drug Abuse Resistance Education, is a 10-week classroom program taught by Deputy Wendy Guntert. Learn More

Spirit Week Pics

The ES/MS celebrated Spirit Week, May 15-19. Enjoy the photo album on Facebook here.

June Newsletter

The June newsletter can be downloaded here.

ES/MS Students Raise Over $1500 for Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Through the Pennies for Patients Program

Stuck for a Buck

(April 25, 2017) Ichabod Crane Middle School's Student Council helped raise money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society through the Pennies for Patients student program. This year the ES and MS raised a total of $1554.94. Learn More

New Lacrosse Program for Girls Grades 3-6

The Town of Kinderhook Parks and Recreation will be running a girls lacrosse program for girls in Grade 3 through 6. The program will be run by Dan Cremo, one of the Physical Education teachers at the Primary School. Mr. Cremo will have an informational meeting and sign-up night on Friday, March 31 at the Primary School from 5:15 pm to 6:15 pm.

View the grade 3 flyer

View the grades 4-6 flyer

Elementary School Raises Nearly $8,000 for American Heart Association

(March 23, 2017) Ichabod Crane Elementary School concluded its Jump Rope for Heart fundraiser for the American Heart Association with an assembly on March 22. Physical education teacher Mr. Vooris announced that the school raised nearly $8,000 blowing its goal of $3,000 out of the water! Rory the Lion (Mr. Marturano) made a special appearance to thank students. Learn More

Jump Rope for Heart

Elementary School Jump Rope for Heart assembly

The Elementary School kicked off its Jump Rope for Heart fundraiser with an assembly on Feb. 28. A representative from the American Heart Association visited to tell students all about the program, including the "Zoo Crew" students can earn. Mr. Vooris says almost $1000 of the school's $3,000 goal has already be raised. Great job students. Keep going!

IC Elementary's Jump Rope for Heart webpage

PTA Book Cart

PTA Book Cart

Every Friday morning the PTA book cart is available in the 4/5 hallway in the Elementary School. Students can purchase a new or gently used book for 25 cents.

March Newsletter

The March newsletter can be downloaded here.

ES Winter Wonderland Activity Night

View the photo album on Facebook here.

Spirit Week Photos

View the ES/MS Spirit Week photo album on Facebook here.

Ichabod Elementary Students Participate in Martin Van Buren Ceremony

(Dec. 8, 2016) In keeping with tradition, Ichabod Crane Elementary students participated in a wreath-laying ceremony at the Kinderhook Dutch Reformed Cemetery on December 5 in honor of Martin Van Buren's 234th birthday. Student representatives from each of the 4th grade classrooms spoke during the ceremony. Learn More

Odyssey of the Mind

If you were unable to attend the informational meeting on Oct. 5 and would like more information about the Odyssey of the Mind program at Ichabod Crane, please contact coordinator Jamie Stickles by email at

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Help ICES Earn Free Equipment

As the school year gets underway, please be sure to register your Price Chopper AdvantEdge card with the Ichabod Crane Elementary School Tools for Schools code 15891. Every time you use your AdvantEdge Card from July 26, 2015 through March 26, 2016 you can earn points to help ICES get needed equipment – FREE! Please be sure to change your school designation if necessary. Visit the Price Chopper Web site to sign-up today!

"BackPack Program" Feeds Our Hungriest Students

The program provides backpacks filled with food that is child-friendly, shelf-stable, and easily-consumed. Bags are packed each week by school staff and discreetly distributed to participating children every Friday afternoon.

Since Ichabod Crane’s "BackPack Program" is funded entirely by local donations, the success of the program depends on fundraising efforts. To see how you can help support the BackPack Program in our schools, view the flyer here. All donations are tax deductible.

Ichabod Crane Primary School has been involved in the program since 2011 and is coordinated there by Laura Sarno. Questions about the program? Contact her at or 892-2172.

Elementary School Hours

Daily Hours: 7:40 a.m. – 2:03 p.m.
(Students may enter the building as early as 7:25 a.m.)
After Hours: 2:05 – 3:30 p.m.
Office Hours: 7:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.


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