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Students Enjoy Pajama Party/Movie Night

Pajama Movie Night

(April 9, 2014) On April 5, the Class of 2017 hosted a Pajama Party/Movie Night for students grades 4-6. Students enjoyed a night of games, followed by popcorn and punch to eat and drink while they watched a movie in the cafeteria. It was a great success and fun was had by all!


April Newsletter

The April 2014 Newsletter for the Elementary and Middle Schools is available, here.


NYS Testing Information

Download Principal Tim Farley's letter about the upcoming NYS testing, here.


IC Student Musicians Perform in Empire State Youth Orchestra Concert

(March 11, 2014) Three Ichabod Crane students played in the Empire State Youth Orchestra Playathon Concert at Crossgates Mall on Feb. 8. IC Middle School 8th grader Felix Johnson and IC High School 9th grade students Eric Papas and Brandon Murdie participated in the all day event with all of the Empire State Youth Orchestra performance groups performing for the public as a fundraiser. Felix played with the Empire State Repertory Orchestra. Eric and Brandon are in the Empire State Repertory Jazz ensemble. Well done Felix, Eric and Brandon!


Ichabod Crane Teams Compete in Regional Odyssey of the Mind Tournament

"It's How We Rule" Team Takes 1st Place to Advance to State Tournament on April 12
(March 10, 2014) Six teams represented Ichabod Crane this year in the Region 4 Odyssey of the Mind Tournament held on Saturday, March 8 at the Rensselaer City School District. The district had one first place win, two second-place wins and one third-place win. The team of 5th and 6th graders coached by Jon Meredith will go on to compete in the state tournament on Saturday, April 12 at Binghamton State University. Learn More


Stache Off Raises $300 for Prostate Cancer Foundation

(March 4, 2014) The results of the 2014 Elementary/Middle School “Stache-Off” contest to benefit prostate cancer research are in! This year, there were 13 participants who all paid a $5.00 entry fee and had to be clean shaven in order to take a “before picture” on January 13.

After five weeks, “after pictures” were taken and the voting took place on February 26. Students and staff were able to donate $1.00 per vote to cast a ballot for the contestant with the Best Stache (Winner: Mr. Shull), Best of the Worst Stache (Winner: Mr. Gleason) and Most Improved Look (Winner: Mr. Dingee).

The real winners of the contest were the staff, students and parents that helped us raise over $300.00 that will be donated to the Prostate Cancer Foundation.

Participants in 2014 Elementary/Middle School Stache-Off contest were: Mr. Shull, Mr. Gleason, Mr. Dingee, Mr. Digrigoli, Mr. Nordgren, Mr. Jause, Mr. Vooris, Mr. Hanna, Mr. Samaniuk, Mr. Patenaude, Mr. Manarel, Mr. Tuczinski and Mr. Farley (he quit).

Check out the before and after photos, here.


IC Music Students Selected for March 5 & 7 All County Music Festival in Hudson

(Feb. 28, 2014) Students from the Ichabod Crane District-wide Music Department have been selected to attend the All County Music Festival at the Hudson City School District on March 5 & 7, 2014. The festival consists of students in All County Elementary Band, Junior High Chorus, and High School Band.

Students will participate in intense after school rehearsals on Wednesday and Friday under the direction of conductors from the Capital District and beyond. The all county experience will culminate in a concert on Friday, March 7. The event is free and open to the public. The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. at the Hudson City High School Auditorium. Learn More


Interim Reports to Be Distributed Feb. 28

(Feb. 24, 2014) The date for distribution of the interim reports has been changed to Friday, Feb. 28 due to snow days on Feb. 13 and 14.


Middle School Announces 2nd Quarter Honor Rolls

(Feb. 7, 2014) Ichabod Crane Middle School has announced the honor rolls for the second quarter of the 2013-14 school year. Congratulations to all of our students who achieved honor roll status! View the High Honor Roll and the Honor Roll.


Students Explore "Mystery of the Albany Mummies"

Albany Institute Field Trip

(Dec. 16, 2013) Sixth, seventh, and eighth grade students at Ichabod Crane Middle School attended the exhibit “Mystery of the Albany Mummies” in early December. Funding for this field trip was provided by the Berkshire Taconic Foundation/Kinderhook Arts and Humanities Fund.

Held at the Albany Institute of History and Art, the exhibit brings together all of the coffin parts and the mummy of Egyptian priest Ankhefenmut. Students participated in three activities at the museum, including sculpting a handcrafted Ushabti, and came home with fantastic tales of Egyptomania!

The exhibit runs through June 8, 2014. Please consider having your middle schooler host a virtual trip to Egypt for your family.


 

Middle School Announces 1st Quarter Honor Rolls

(Dec. 6, 2013) Ichabod Crane Middle School has announced the honor rolls for the first quarter of the 2013-14 school year. Congratulations to all of our students who achieved honor roll status!

View the High Honor Roll and Honor Roll


FACS Students Engage in Community Service

Food pantry image

(Dec. 6, 2013) Mrs. Kuhn's FACS classes at the middle school have been participating in various community service activities to develop leadership skills. This is part of the NYS FACS Community Connections curriculum. Several students chose to do bell ringing for the Salvation Army. Other students have helped out in food pantries and at Barnwell Nursing Home.

FACS students bell ringing


FACS students sew pillowcases to support sick children in the region

Food pantry image

(Nov. 19, 2013) Many of Mrs. Kuhn's FACS students have been working on sewing pillowcases for ConKerr Cancer as part of their 8th grade community service project. This is a worldwide mission to provide smiles to sick children across North America and the world. The pillowcases will be delivered to sick children around the Capital District in locations such as the Ronald McDonald House and Albany Medical Center. LEARN MORE


Important Changes to Bus Procedures

Please be aware that there has been a change to our bussing procedures.  The changes are intended to ensure the safe transportation of our students, while also improving efficiency.  The changes are as follows:

  • Parents may designate up to two “permanent” AM pickup and two PM drop-off locations.  These should be established for the entire school year.  This will help accommodate families whose parents reside in separate households and working families with daycare providers or sitters.
  • “Daily” bus passes, except for emergencies (to be approved by the building Principal), will be discontinued.  This still allows for multiple bus pick-up and drop-off locations, but on an annually established basis only (not on a weekly or monthly basis).  The elimination of daily bus passes will help eliminate student confusion regarding which bus they need to be on and ensure students are safely delivered to the correct location.  This is especially important when we have substitute bus drivers.

For more information, please download Mr. Farley's letter to parents (pdf).


IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR PARENTS

The Ichabod Crane Safe Schools Committee has developed an informational brochure pertaining to teen alcohol and substance abuse.

The brochure, "Parents Are the Last to Know" provides practical information, as well as resources to help parents address this very important issue that touches all our lives.

To view "Parents Are the Last to Know," click here...

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After Hours: 2:05 – 3:30 p.m.
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