Celebrate Dr. Seuss Mar. 2-5

March 2nd-5th Menands School will be celebrating the birthday of favorite author, Theodor Seuss Geisel, aka Dr. Seuss.  Join us in celebrating by dressing in the theme of Dr. Seuss’ most well known books! Tuesday – March 2 Cat in the Hat: Wear your favorite hat Wednesday – March 3 Wacky Wednesday:  Wear your clothes …

Kids Heart Challenge runs Feb. 24 to Mar. 5

The Kids Heart Challenge unit for Menands School will take place February 24th–March 5th. This unit in Physical Education is a community service learning program of the American Heart Association. The students will learn the importance of developing heart-healthy habits. Millions of students have learned jump rope skills while learning how physical activity can help them live longer …

Kindergarten registration begins Mar. 4; Important info. and dates

The 2021-22 school year is almost here! We are excited to welcome our new kindergarten students and their families to the Menands community. Registration begins Mar. 4 for families in the Menands Union Free School District with children who turn five years old by Dec. 1, 2021. The first step in the process is to …

Menands 3rd graders honor Black History Month through artwork

Menands 3rd graders are honoring Black History Month with a number of artistic displays outside their classrooms.  One of the projects was inspired by two famous speeches: Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” and Amanda Gorman’s “The Hill We Climb,” a poem she read at the Jan. 20 presidential inauguration. Mrs. Stanton’s and …

A ‘marquee’ speller: Aditya Sivakumar captures spelling bee crown

Menands 8th grader Aditya Sivakumar took first place in the school spelling bee, held on Jan. 28. After 25 rounds over several hours, Sivakumar correctly spelled ‘marquee’ to take the top spot. Second place went to Adi Thumilan (grade 6) and in third place was Meenakshi Nair (grade 4). Sivakumar advances to the Capital Region …

Menands School announces 2nd quarter honor rolls

Superintendents List (95+ average) Bellamkonda, Yashaswin Bollu, Divyasri Boulet, Jeffrey Chirra, Krithik Jaju, Sanvi Kandakurthi, Pranav Kumar Lacson, Julianna Mohanraj, Sivahari Muralimanohar, Tanisha Nevins, Caileigh A Nevins, Liam P Nevins, Lilly Prabhu, Neha Sivakumar, Adityamithran Wilson, Keely Badami, Aayushii Boggs, Gabrielle Dunsker, Sam Evans, MaKenzie Hasan, Ali Nawaz, Mudaser Ojong, Besem Ponzo, Ella Ammerman, Mina …

COVID-19 travel guidance for NYS

Governor Cuomo announced in November travel guidelines eliminating the “restricted states list” and instead allowing travelers to New York to “test out” of the mandatory 14-day quarantine. Please note that these guidelines are still in effect. Travelers from states that share a border with New York are exempt from the travel advisory.  Traveling Outside of …

Notification of 2 COVID cases (Feb. 5)

Dear Parents & Families, The district learned Friday of two confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the Menands School community. Only one of the cases required contact tracing based on when the individuals were last in the building. District leaders are working closely with the County Department of Health to supply contact tracing information. Any students …

See our Citizen/Scholar Award recipients!

Elementary Scholar Mikayla Brice Mikayla Brice has been working extremely hard this year, and her grades reflect her effort! She is actively using strategies to help her succeed, without reminders. She is enthusiastic about learning, and is becoming a leader amongst her peers. She has grown to be an amazing Menands School scholar. Elementary Citizens …

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