Dr. Beth Bini, Principal
6270 Johnston Rd. Albany, NY 12203
May newsletter now available view it here - pdf
Fifth grade families: FMS transition event schedule
There are several upcoming events for fifth grade students and their families making the transition from elementary to middle school. View schedule
Changes for 2016 Grades 3-8 ELA and mathematics tests LEARN MORE
Camp Invention to be held at PBES August 8-12, 2016
In partnership with the National Inventors Hall of Fame, Guilderland Central School District is pleased to once again offer the nationally-acclaimed Camp Invention program to children entering grades one through six this summer. The program runs from August 8-12, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Pine Bush Elementary School. LEARN MORE
Do you have a child that will start kindergarten next fall? If so, we want to hear from you! LEARN MORE ABOUT 2016-17 KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION
fifth-grade parents and students:
Please select what language your child would like to take next year as a sixth-grader DOWNLOAD THE LETTER FOR FULL INFORMATION - PDF
Get ready to read!
Ever wonder what Librarian Mrs. Johnson does during the summer? View the video
brings therapy dog
to assist with Westmere reading program
Throughout the fall and winter, reading students at Westmere Elementary School once again had two very special guests to help them with their studies. Melia Steed, a recent graduate of South Colonie, visited weekly along with her dog, Carly, to provide a relaxed and "dog friendly" atmosphere in which children could practice their reading skills. Read more
Student information updates
Earlier this fall, a letter was distributed to all parents via the district's SchoolTool Parent & Student Portal highlighting some important details regarding student information updates in the new school year. In particular, the letter addresses changes to how report cards and Individual Student Reports (ISRs) for grade 3-8 assessments will be available to parents as well as information about verifying and updating your child's health information. View the letter
Note to parents regarding access during afternoon dismissal time
Please note that the back doors for parent pickup at the 2 p.m. dismissal time will be opened from 1:50 p.m. until 2:15 p.m. only. Y-time will have someone stationed to watch for people that will be picking up children from their program after 2:15 p.m.
Help us earn free equipment
As the school year gets underway, please be sure to register your Price Chopper AdvantEdge card with the WES Tools for Schools code 15921. By doing so, you will automatically earn credit for our school every time your AdvantEdge Card is used. Visit the Price Chopper Web site to sign-up today!