Menands School District and Menands Library
On Tuesday, May 21, residents of the Menands Union Free School
District approved the proposed $7,838,649 budget for 2013-2014 with
a 77.6% approval rating. The approved budget represents a spending
increase of 2.15% and a tax levy increase of 1.99%. Jeff Masline,
current president of the Board of Education, was re-elected to a
five year term.
The Menands Library budget passed with an approval rating of
82.6%. Leslie Carolus was elected to a five year term as a library
Thank you, residents, for your continued support of the
Menands School District and the Menands Library!
(Important links to budget information)
NYS and Regents Exam Reminders
Wednesday, May 22 - Gr. 8 NYS Science Performance Exam
Wednesday, May 29 - Gr. 4 NYS Science Performance Exam
Monday, June 3 - Gr. 4 & 8 NYS Science Written Exam
Friday, June 7 - Earth Science Lab Exam (a.m.)
Wednesday, June 12 - Integrated Algebra Regents Exam (p.m.)
Friday, June 14 - Earth Science Regents Exam (a.m.)
Menands Field and Track
"TEAM MENANDS" participates in the 2013 CDPHP Workforce Team
Quarter Three Students Honored
The awards assembly for Quarter 3 was
held at school. Citizens and
Scholars and Honor Roll students were honored.
and Scholars) (Honor Rolls)_________________________________________
Scholars, Rotarians, and Senior Citizens Honored
On Friday, May 3, Menands School honored its Citizens and
Scholars and their families, Rotarians and the Menands Senior
2013 Physical Education Leadership Award
Congratulations to the students in grades
4 and 8 who received 2013 Physical Education Student
Awards on Monday, May 6 at Hudson Valley Community College.
These students have demostrated good citizenship, leadership, and
contributed to the total physical education program at Menands.
First Grade Visits Exhibit
Body" at Colonie Center. Students enjoyed interactive
presentations on the heart, lungs, and the ears. They
inflated healthy and diseased lungs and examined a cow's
heart and compared it to their own.
Second Grade Guests of Honor at
Earth Day Celebration
Menands School second graders were the guests of honor at
Peebles Island State Park in Waterford on Monday, April 22
at a celebration of Earth Day and the release of a new book
on New York State wildlife. Students participated in a
program on "Watchable Wildlife," which included making their
own binoculars and wildlife masks, observing snakes and
turtles, and studying animal skulls and skeletons. Ask any
of our second graders about the song they performed - "Grey
Squirrel, Grey Squirrel, Shake Your Bushy Tail!"...or wach
Field Day 2013
Enjoyed by All
The Menands School Drama Club, under the direction of Mrs.
Jennifer Cannavo and Mrs. Sarah Horaczek, performed
Annie Jr. on the evening of March 23. The
students impressed everyone with their dramatic, comedic,
and musical talents.
Celebrating Us-Menands School PTA Cultural Fair
Menands School PTA hosted a
cultural fair to celebrate the many cultures and customs
represented in our school and community. The event was held
on March 7, 2013, from 6:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m. in the school gym.
Everyone enjoyed traveling to sixteen different countries to learn
interesting facts and sample traditional foods and dishes.
Please enjoy the photos!
All requests for transportation to private or parochial
schools that students will be attending during the 2013-14
school year must be submitted by residents to the Menands
School. The includes students attending Shaker H.S.,
Watervliet H.S., Tech Valley and all private schools.
Separate request forms must be completed for each child. (Information)
2013 After-School Clubs &
3rd Trimester Clubs/Sports begin on
March 11th. For a complete list of club offerings,
descriptions and club permission slips, please visit the "Clubs
& Activities" section
of the school website.
Register for First Call Notification System
The Village of Menands has made it
possible for the Menands School District to be connected to
their emergency notification system,entitled First Call. Through
this system, the school will be able to send electronic messages
to you about such emergencies as an early dismissal, or such
notices as a reminder to vote on the annual school budget in
May. Click here to register (be sure to check the box to
receive notifications from Menands School.)
New 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
Click here for more information.
School Calendar for 2012-2013 School Year
In order to assist you in your planning, we are
publishing the school calendar for next year.
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. For more information, please call our
secretary, Mrs. Pattie Miller, or our school counselor, Mrs. Cheri
Vandenberg, at 465-4561.
Town of Colonie Sex Offender Watch
The 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