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Ichabod Crane Primary School

Welcome to the Ichabod Crane Primary School for students in grades K through 3.

2018-19 School Supply Lists

School supply lists for the 2018-19 school year are available below:


New Bus Routes for 2018-2019 School Year

(August 13, 2018) Bus routes for the new district single bus run are now available on our Transportation page. You can find an overview of the new bus route numbers and the individual bus route schedules with their pick-up and drop-off times. Learn more


Substitute Teacher Informational Meeting on August 20

(August 9, 2018) There will be an informational meeting for new and returning substitute teachers on Monday, August 20. Learn more


New Staff and Teachers in 2018-2019 School Year

(August 9, 2018) There will be some new faces in the Primary School in 2018-2019. See the full list of teaching faculty and staff, including all of our new people this year. Learn more


New School Start/End Times and Bus Arrivals/Departures

(August 6, 2018) Because of the Ichabod Crane Central School District's new single bus run, school start and end times will be changing slightly beginning in the 2018-2019 school year. Learn more


School Supply Drop-Off Day is Wednesday, August 29

(August 2, 2018) Parents of students entering grades K-5 can drop off their child's school supplies on Wednesday, August 29th from 8:15 AM - 2:15 PM at the Middle School Gym (grades 4-5) and Primary School Gym (grades K-3). Supplies must be bagged and labeled with the student's and teacher's name to be sure they are delivered to the correct classroom. If you're not available during this time, please see if a friend or family member can drop off the supplies.


PICTURES: Invitations Summer Program Helps Reinforce Skills


(July 23, 2018) The Ichabod Crane Invitations summer program is in full swing! The program offers additional language arts & reading support to students in grades K-3 as they enter the 2018-2019 school year. Learn More

 


 

Primary School Character Trait Students for June

(June 21, 2018) Congratulations to the Primary School's Character Trait Students for June 2018! Learn More


Primary School Races to Read

(June 21, 2018) Race to Read roared into the Primary School Library the week of June 4th!  During this special program students enjoy stories read by special guest readers and then pick out a book to keep forever. We would like recognize all of our guest readers, including Sheriff Bartlett, and thank them for sharing their love of reading!  Additional thanks go to retired Primary School Principal Melissa Murray for ordering and organizing all the book orders for our students and to the ICC PTA for their continued generosity and support.


Primary School Character Trait Students for May 2018

(June 18, 2018) Congratulations to the Primary School's Character Trait Students for May 2018! Learn More


Celebrating the Second Grade Reading Challenge

(June 14, 2018) Second graders who finished the Ichabod Crane Explorers Club Reading Challenge celebrated their accomplishment with a pizza party in the library. Librarian Ms. Moss organizes the challenge each year to encourage the students to explore different types of books and use their library skills to navigate the library. Participants earn small prizes for each level they complete. Students who complete all 5 levels (46 books total) are invited to the pizza party. This program is supported by our generous ICC PTA. Great job, students!


Second Graders Work with Storyteller Tom Lee

(May 24, 2018) The Primary School's second grade students were captivated this week by professional storyteller Tom Lee.  He conducted daily workshops with each second grade class over a three-day period. The workshops focused on both storytelling and on visual thinking strategies.

Thank you to the Ichabod Crane PTA Arts in Education program and the Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation for granting funding for our students to work with Mr. Lee! Learn More


Primary School Teachers & Students Attend Ronald McDonald House Event

(May 22, 2018) Ichabod Crane teachers Christy Bailey and Maria Doubrava and students Gabriella Bock and Emma Cantu represented the Primary School at an event hosted by The Ronald McDonald House on Friday night, May 18. Learn More

 

 

 

 


Another Great Authors' Fair at the Primary School!

(May 17, 2018) The Primary School hosted another successful Authors' Fair on May 16. Special guests were James Preller and Doreen Rappaport. The event was very well attended, with a steady line to meet the authors the entire evening! Learn More


Character Trait Students for April 2018

(May 8, 2018) Congratulations to the Primary School's Character Trait Students for April 2018! Learn More


Principal's Message

Read Mrs. Williams' message for May here.


Passport Readers Challenge

Passport Readers
 Challenge

The Passport Readers Challenge is for third grade students. Thirty students completed all 5 levels of this reading challenge and were invited to an ice cream party. Congratulations students!

PTA generously sponsors the library reading challenges; both the Passport Challenge for 3rd grade and the Explorer's Club Challenge for 2nd graders.


Character Trait Students for March 2018

(April 19, 2018) Congratulations to the Primary School's Character Trait Students for March 2018! Learn More


Save the Date: 'Invitations' Summer Program July 9 - Aug. 2

Ichabod Crane will offer the 'Invitations' summer program for qualifying Primary School students again this year. The dates are July 9 through August 2, Monday - Thursday. The 20-day academic program is designed to provide Language Arts and reading support to students in grades K-3 who may benefit from additional instruction in these areas as they enter the 2018-2019 school year. More information will be shared in the coming months.


Celebrating Chinese New Year

Ms. LaBrie’s and Ms. Erickson’s first grade class. recently celebrate the Chinese New Year. Special guests were Wei and Roger Gawboy, mother and brother of Meili Gawboy. They had authentic Chinese food and learned about how the Chinese New year is celebrated.


Third Grader Donates to Backpack Program

Tommy and Ms. Funk

(March 23, 2018) Primary School third grader Tommy O'Neil made a very special donation to the Backpack Program. Instead of birthday gifts he used the money to buy food for the Backpack Program. He was given an award by Sandra Funk, who coordinates the program at the Primary School.

"This kid has a huge heart!" Funk said. "Thank you, Tommy!!"

 


Character Trait Students for February 2018

(March 6, 2018) Primary School Principal Andrea Williams recognizes students each month who display characteristics that relate to Character Education. For February, students were recognized for Honesty. See who they are


School Safety Follow Up Letter

(Feb. 26, 2018) A followup letter was backpacked home with students today. Read the letter


School Safety Message from Superintendent

(Feb. 16, 2018) A letter was backpacked home with students today. Read the letter


Changes to Morning Drop Off Procedures Start February 26

(Feb. 13, 2018) Please note the change in morning drop off at the Primary School in effect February 26. Drop off will be at the back entrance to the Primary School from 8:30 - 8:50 am.

Please do not line up prior to 8:30 am. Anyone lining up prior to this time, will be rerouted to the Main parking lot in the designated area for visitors (color) to wait for the appropriate time.

Drop off is permitted only in designated area.

Parents are required to remain in the car at all times. A staff member will be there to assist your child.

Any one arriving after 8:50 am must use the Main Entrance in the front of the school

If you have any items to drop off for you student, they will be brought to the Main Entrance in the front of the school.


Primary School Character Trait Students for January 2018

(Feb. 2, 2018) Primary School Principal Andrea Williams recognizes students each month who display characteristics that relate to Character Education. The Character Trait Students for January were recognized on February 2. See who they are


Character Trait Students for December 017

(Jan. 23, 2018) Primary School Principal Andrea Williams recognizes students each month who display characteristics that relate to Character Education. The Character Trait Students for December were recognized on January 4. See who they are


Author Visits the Primary School

Author visit

(Dec. 21, 2017) On Monday, the Primary School welcomed award winning children's author Adam Lehrhaupt. Mr. Lehrhaupt's books are well loved by the students and they were excited to hear him speak about how he creates his characters and stories.

The author visit was coordinated by librarian Ms. Moss and generously funded by the ICC PTA Arts and Education program.


Students Enjoy Race to Read Week




(December 19, 2017) It was Race to Read at the Primary School the week of Dec. 11! The kids love this special Library time - and they receive a free book generously donated by the ICC PTA! Thank you to all of our volunteer readers! See more photos on Facebook here.


Character Trait Students for November 2017

(Dec. 6, 2017) Primary School Principal Andrea Williams recognizes students each month who display characteristics that relate to Character Education. The Character Trait Students for November 2017 were recognized on December 1. See who they are


Character Trait Students for October 2017

(Oct. 30, 2017) Beginning this month, Primary School Principal Andrea Williams will recognize students each month who display characteristics that relate to Character Education. The Character Trait Students for October 2017 were recognized on October 30. See who they are


Spirit Week Photos

The Primary School's grades 1-3 celebrated School Spirit Week the week of Sept. 18. View the Spirit Week photo album on Facebook here.


Inspirational Quotes

The Primary School teachers and staff wrote Inspirational Quotes to kick off the school year. Each quote was directed to our students in the hopes of "Inspiring" them each day! View quotes


PTA Book Cart in Full Swing at Ichabod Crane Primary and Elementary Schools!


PTA Book Cart
(Sept. 2017) Once a week, students in grades K-5 can purchase new and gently used books for just $0.25 each. Also, all of our teachers are on the lookout for good behavior, and students can earn a coupon for a free book from the book cart. All proceeds are used to purchase new books throughout the year. 

Book cart hours are as follows:

Primary School
8:30am - 8:50 a.m.
Tuesdays: K-1
Thursdays: Grades 2-3

Elementary School
Fridays,  7:25 a.m. - 7:45 a.m.

Thank you to all that help make the PTA book cart successful in getting a book in the hands of our children.


First Grade Picnic

The first grade family picnic was held on Thursday, September 14. Thank you to all of our families who attended. It was a fun night for all! See the photo album on Facebook here.


Primary School Gets New Outdoor Garden

new garden

(May 3, 2017) On April 28, representatives from TerraCycle, Toms of Maine and Hannaford helped install Ichabod Crane Primary School’s new outdoor garden made from recycled natural care waste products. The school won the most votes in the Tom’s of Maine and TerraCycle contest that was open to schools enrolled in the Hannaford Helps initiative. Learn More


Helping Hands - Donating to the Valatie Food Pantry

For several years, we at the Primary School have had a weekly collection for the Valatie Food Pantry to assist our friends in the community who may need a helping hand. It has been a huge success, and the Food Pantry counts on us to help keep their shelves full throughout the year!

Won't you please consider picking up an extra item or two each week to put in the collection box in the lobby? Pick up is every Friday! It's a great way to teach your child about generosity and helping others in our own community. View the flyer


Arrival & Dismissal Procedures

Please become familiar with the updated arrival and dismissal procedures. These can be viewed by clicking on the first link at left.


About the Primary School

In addition to the regular K-3 curriculum, students participate in art, music, library, and physical education. The Health Office is staffed with a full-time registered nurse.

Students with special needs have a full compendium of service providers to assist them. These include speech and language therapists, counselors, and remedial reading teachers.

The Primary School is an active and enjoyable setting for the students. Parents are frequently involved as volunteers in their child's classroom and in other programs offered through the Parent Teacher Association (PTA).

Primary School Hours

Daily Hours: 8:15 a.m. - 2:20 p.m. Office Hours: 7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Morning Bus Arrival/Parent Drop-off: 7:50 a.m.

Afternoon Bus Arrival/Departure: 2:38 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.

Afternoon Parent Pick-up: 2:30 p.m.

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