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Ichabod Crane Primary School

Primary School 2014-15 Supply Lists

The school supply lists for each grade are available as follows: Kindergarten; Grade One; Grade Two and Grade Three

Suggested Summer Reading 2014

Download the suggested summer reading lists for students going into Kindergarten, first grade, second grade, third grade and fourth grade. You can also download the Intro to Summer Reading Fun for Kindergarten or the Intro to Summer Reading Fun (general).

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Help the Primary School Earn Free Equipment

As a new school year will soon get underway, please be sure to register your Price Chopper AdvantEdge card with the Ichabod Crane Primary School Tools for Schools code 15889. Every time you use your AdvantEdge Card from July 27, 2014 through March 28, 2015 helps ICPS earn free equipment. Visit the Price Chopper Web site to sign-up today!

Free Summer Lunch Program

(June 23, 2014) All Primary School families have been notified about a Free Summer Lunch Program for Primary School students. The First Presbyterian Church along with other churches and organizations in the area are hosting the program Monday, July 7 through Friday, August 29, Monday through Friday, 12:15 p.m to 1:30 p.m.

To help organizers with planning and to know how many children to expect, please fill out the registration form and return it to Mrs. Nichols at the Primary School or to the church at: First Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 267, Valatie, NY 12184 as soon as possible. Download the letter/registration form

Climate Survey Results

(August 16, 2013) At the end of the 2012-13 school year, a climate survey of the Primary School was conducted to get input from students, parents and staff.

"The survey results were very validating and, overall, have given us cause to celebrate the many things that we do well on a daily basis," said Mr. Shine. "Even though the vast majority of subareas analyzed were very positive, and no subareas were negative, there were three “neutral” ratings which caused us to dig deeper into the results. These areas are "physical settings of the school," "student’s sense of physical security," and "student’s sense of social emotional security."

A committee analyzed these areas to see what improvements could be made. Concerns about outdated technology and spaces issues at the Primary School are being addressed.

Links to the survey results and a letter from the principal are as follows:

Climate Survey Results
Letter from the Principal


New staff are italicized.

Friendship Lane:

Kindergarten: Mrs. Jaime Eastman, Mrs. Julie Eckholm, Mrs. Nicole Luckfield, Mrs. Angela Shevy, Mrs. Kate Turrin, Mrs. Patricia Westover

Teaching Assistants: Miss Ashley Burke,Mrs. Sandra Funk
Mrs. Kelly Nicoletta, Mrs. Megan Sherwood

First Grade: Miss Kara Abatto, Mrs. Berit Allard, Mrs. Karen Baillargeon, Mrs. Lisa LaBrie, Mrs. Terri LaBrie, Mrs. Melanie Moon, Mrs. Melissa Welcome

Teaching Assistants: Mrs. Barb D’Alberto, Miss Ashley Dawson, Mrs. Kathy Kelly, Mrs. Michelle Webb, Miss Emily Zeh

Kindness Way:

Second Grade: Mrs. Shauna Caldwell, Mrs. MaryAnn Gorke, Mrs. Christine Hughes, Miss Christina Latter, Mrs. Holly Vincent, Miss Jennifer Welcome

Teaching Assistants: Mrs. Meg Bortugno, Mrs. Carrie Dugan, Mrs. Margaret Miller

Third Grade: Mrs. Darcy Burns (Thomas), Miss Tina Butterworth, Mrs. Mary Oles, Mrs. Deb Rivero, Mrs. Erin Shull, Mrs. Karen Vecellio

Teaching Assistants: Mrs. Kittie Babendrier, Mrs. Christianne Schertel, Mrs. Maria Wuchte

Special Education: Ms. Kathryn Bernarde – Grade 1, Mrs. Jean Calvin – K-2 Self Contained, Mrs. Jeanne Cass - Kindergarten, Mrs. Maria Doubrava – Grade 3, Mrs. Kelly Fahey – Grade 2

Teaching Assistant/Aide: Mrs. Sandra Ford -  TA ,Mrs. Barbara Grott - Aide

In addition to the regular K-3 curriculum, the 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

8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.


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