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Board of Education

The Next Board of Education Meeting will be held on Monday, March 13th.

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Powerschool Parent Portal

In order to access the PowerSchool parent portal please click this link. (parentportal)

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Q2 Honor Assembly

On February 16 the Honors Assembly for Q2 was held.  Citizens and Scholars, Honor Roll, Elks Essay Contest, and Siena College Martin Luther Kings Jr. Art Contest winners were all honored.  (photos)

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Scott Losee and Don Mannion Receive Award

Scott Losee and Don Mannion were honored with the Capital Area School Development Association (CASDA) Friends of Education Award on February 16th at the Friends of Education Dinner. CASDA presents this award to recognize the selfless contributions of individuals who dedicate themselves to serving students and the school community (more) (photos)

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PTA Sponsors Middle School Family Fun Night

On February 10 the PTA sponsored a Family Fun Night for our Middle School students.  As you can tell from the photos, everyone had a great time!  (photos)

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Mayor Meg Grenier Visits School

The Village of Menands Mayor Meg Grenier came to school on the morning of February 2 to speak to our 8th grade students about her position as mayor, as they prepare to participate in a statewide essay contest hosted by the New York State Conference of Mayors.  The essay topic is: “If I were mayor I would . . .”

We welcome Mayor Meg and are excited our 8th grade students will be participating in this opportunity. (photos)

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Kindergarten Registration

If you are a resident of the Menands Union Free School district and have a child who will be 5 years old on or before December 1, 2017, please call Menands School at 465-4561 to register for the upcoming school year.  There will be a Kindergarten Parent Information Night for parents only held at Menands School on Tuesday April 4, 2017, at 6:00 p.m. in the school library.  If you know of a neighbor who has an age-eligible Kindergarten student, please pass the word!.

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PTA Officer Vacancies

The Menands School PTA has vacancies for school

 year 2017-2018.  Please view the information. (information)

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Winter Concert Held

The annual winter concert was held on Thursday evening, January 19. The band performed and students in grades K-7 sang.  It was a wonderful evening. (photos)

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High School Fair Held

A high school fair was held at Menands School.  Students in grades 7 and 8 participated. Menands students are able to attend one of five area high schools: Shaker High School in North Colonie Central School District, Colonie Central High School (South Colonie), Watervliet High School, Heatly High School (Green Island), or Tech Valley High School.  Representatives of those schools met with the prospective students.   photos

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Menands Conducts Spelling Bee

On January 6 Menands School conducted their annual spelling bee. 17 class champions in grades 4-8 participated and were cheered on by their teachers and classmates.  photos

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PTA K-5 Dance Held

On December 9 the PTA held a dance for students in grades Kindergarten through five, complete with DJ Todd Moffre. The students were accompanied by their parents and a good time was had by all!  (photos)

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IMPORTANT REMINDER

IN THE EVENT OF A DELAYED OPENING OR CLOSING DUE TO WEATHER, PLEASE BE AWARE OF THE FOLLOWING:

·   IF SCHOOL IS DELAYED 1 HOUR, BUSES WILL PICK STUDENTS UP 1 HOUR LATER THAN USUAL.  STUDENTS CAN BE DROPPED OFF NO EARLIER THAN 9:10a.m.

 

·   IF SCHOOL IS DELAYED 2 HOURS, BUSES WILL PICK STUDENTS UP 2 HOURS LATER THAN USUAL.  STUDENTS CAN BE DROPPED OFF NO EARLIER THAN 10:10a.m.

 

·   CLOSINGS AND DELAYS WILL BE POSTED ON OUR WEB PAGE, VIA LOCAL NEWS CHANNELS AND ON THE EVERBRIDGE NOTIFICATION SYSTEM (see Below)

 

·   WHEN SCHOOL IS DELAYED THERE WILL BE A LIMITED COLD BREAKFAST OFFERING.

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Emergency Alert Program

Code Red: Keeping Citizens Informed

 

Get alerted about emergencies and other important community news by signing up for the Village of Menands’ Emergency Alert Program. This system enables us to provide you with critical information quickly in a variety of situations, such as severe weather, school closures and delays, etc.

 

You will receive time-sensitive messages wherever you specify, such as your home, mobile or business phones, email address, text messages and more.

 

Sign up using the following link:

Everbridge Notification System

Please remember to check the box to receive

“Menands School” notifications.

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Arts in Education Photos  December 2016

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The 33rd Annual Menands School Turkey Trot Held

On Friday, November 18, the annual Turkey Trot was held. The students had a great day runnning and everyone had fun.

(pictures) 

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Pumpkin/Literary Character Contest

Menands School, under the direction of Mrs. Anne Ford, held the annual Pumpkin/Literary Character Conterst.  Students, families, and staff decorated pumpkins to resemble their favorite characters from literature.  Please click here and see the wonderful results!  (pumpkins)

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Preliminary Results of Menands School Water Quality Testing

(Click Here for Information)

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Menands Students in the News!

With all the interest in the election, Elaine Houston from Channel 13 came to school to  interview Mrs. Agnese Andrews and her grade 7 Social Studies class.  Their reflections are most impressive!  Please click on the link to view the story. (grade 7 story)

In addition, the Times Union featured an inspirational  story about fifth grader Kira Wall's participation in the Menands School Cross Country Team. (story)

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Facilities Construction & Renovation Bond Proposal

The referendum passed with a high approval rate. 146 voters turned out, with 96 voting yes and 50 voting no.  This is a pass rate of 66%.  Thank all of you for your participation and support in leading up to the vote.  The District is excited about the opportunities this project will provide for our students and our school.

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Box Tops for Education
Box Tops for Education Product List (link)
Clip the box top and send them into your child's teacher!
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Grade 8 Goes to Camp Chingachgook

From September 12-September 14, eighth graders went to Camp Chingachgook in Lake George.  They completed team building initiatives, did archery, climbed the high ropes and had a campfire with songs and skits!  It was a wonderful trip and the class really learned and enjoyed themselves. (Click for photos)

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Very Special First Day of School

School started on Wednesday, September 7, and we had a wonderful day!  The Menands Association of Teachers sponsored the annual Welcome Back to School Breakfast, and this year the theme was the Olympics. There was a competition between all the grades and lots of fun for all.  What a great way to start the year! (Click for photos)

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2016-2017 After School Clubs and Sports.

Click the link below for a complete listing of club offerings and descriptions 2016-2017 Clubs

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2016-2017 Transportation Request Form for High School, Private and Parochial Schools (click here)
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Supply List  2016-17  (supplies)

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Update about Emergency Communication

Through the Village of Menands, we have an additional way of communicating changes in the school day schedule with you.  Through the new Everbridge notification system (please note this is a change from the Code Red notifiation system that we previously used), the school can send emergency messages to your home phone, cell phone, computer, smart phone and iPad.  All parents and guardians are urged to sign up for Everbridge, as this will make it much easier to communicate with you about emergencies and/or important notifications.  To register, go to Everbridge Resident Alert SystemOnce you have enrolled in the Everbridge notification system be sure to select to receive "Menands School Notifications".  Please remember to keep your phone numbers and email addresses up to date.

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Youth Employment

Working papers can now be found online.  Please go to the "Quick Links" section of the website and click on "forms".

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Free and Reduced Lunch

If your family income or your family situation has changed, your child(ren) may be eligible to receive free and/or reduced priced meals in school. This includes both breakfast and lunch. (letter)  (application)
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Free Parent Today Subscription Available
Parent Today is a fee email service that offers parenting information and tips every two weeks and is sent right into your inbox. (how to subscribe and information )


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Online Meal Prepayment System Available Now

We are pleased to offer a new option to help make your life easier. Myschoolbucks.com is an on-line system that allows you to make deposits into your student’s cafeteria account

Click here for more information. My School Bucks (PDF)

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Town of Colonie Sex Offender Watch
Menands School District works closely with parents and guardians to ensure the safety of students at all times. Parents can become informed about convicted sex offenders living in this area by following this link to the Town of Colonie Police Department website. (more information)

 

 

 

 

 


   Dr. Maureen A. Long
   Superintendent

 

   Mrs. Antonietta Schroeder
   Principal

Phone: (518) 465.4561
Fax: (518) 434.2840
19 Wards Lane
Menands, NY 12204

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