6270 Johnston Road,
Albany, NY 12203-4397
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Dr. Beth Bini
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Supply lists for 2015-16 school year
Download basic supply lists for students in grades 1-5 below. Parents will receive information about any additional items teachers may request along with the August placement letter. Please note: Information about kindergarten supplies will be sent home with August placement letters.
• First through fifth grade supply lists (PDF)
About our school
Constructed in 1953 with additions and upgrades in 1965, 1991, and 2009, Westmere Elementary School is home to nearly 450 students in kindergarten through fifth grade. In addition to the principal, there are 43 classroom and special area teachers, a part-time foreign language teacher, a full-time social worker and English as a Second Language (ESL) teacher as well as a part-time psychologist. There is also numerous support staff which includes teaching assistants, aides and monitors, cafeteria workers, custodians and office staff.
Results on the English/language arts, science, mathematics, and social studies assessments indicate that Westmere students consistently score well above the New York State average. View Westmere's most recent New York State School Report Card
Other features of the Westmere Elementary School program include:
• Designation by the United States Department of Education as a No Child Left Behind—Blue Ribbon School (2008). The award distinguishes and honors schools for helping students achieve at very high levels and for making significant progress in closing the achievement gap. Learn more
• A learning community which supports the growth of the whole child—social, academic and physical.
• A child-centered, developmentally appropriate approach in all curriculum areas.
• An active building cabinet exemplifying the shared decision making process.
• Teacher leaders in language arts, mathematics, science and social studies work closely with the staff and administration.
• An emphasis on professional development as a vital component of our educational program.
• An active and supportive PTA.
• Parents often volunteer and feel comfortable visiting classrooms.
• School-wide social worker services which offer opportunities for Banana Splits, friendship groups, push-in programs and community building to discourage bullyng.
• A strong commitment to art, physical education, music, drama and other enrichment activities.