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February 09, 2016

photo of Westmere Elementary School signstudents working at their desksstudent on a library computerstudents participating in Camp Wildcatstudents playing musical instruments

Dr. Beth Bini, Principal

6270 Johnston Rd. Albany, NY 12203

Phone: 518/456-3771

Fax: 518/464-6443

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February newsletter now available view it here - pdf

 

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

 

Important change to district calendar; K-5 early dismissal set for March 11
Please note the following change to the printed district calendar: Friday, March 11, 2016 will be an early dismissal day for all students in grades K-5. Students will be dismissed at 11:30 a.m., allowing teachers to participate in professional development.

 

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

 

Attention 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

 

Volunteer Melia Steed and her dog, Carly, work with a reading student at WESVolunteer 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!

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