Van Schaick Field Day

A little rain wasn’t going to stop our Van Schaick students on Tuesday from going all out at their Field Day! They had a blast with the inflatable bouncy obstacle course, giant velcro dart board, relay races, face painting, and photo booth.  See more photos on our public Facebook album.

Prevent “summer slide” with these free reading opportunities

“Summer slide” is the tendency for students to lose some of the achievement gains they made during the previous school year. The effects of summer slide are cumulative, as researchers estimate that by the time a struggling reader reaches middle school, summer reading loss has accumulated to a two-year lag in reading achievement. Thankfully, we …

Cohoes students recognized for P.E. leadership

Students representing four Cohoes schools were recognized on May 6 at the 34th Annual Capital Zone NYS Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance Leadership Awards Ceremony at Hudson Valley Community College. Students who received this award were selected by their physical education teachers on the basis of leadership skills. The students – from …

Van Schaick “peeps” make a difference

“The Peeps at Van Schaick Grade School Make a Difference to Others” They certainly do! Students and staff teamed up last week to put together treat bags for local homeless shelters. Van Schaick families donated all of the treats, which filled bags that were colorfully decorated by students.  

Van Schaick recognizes Autism Awareness Day

Van Schaick Grade School students and staff recognized National Autism Awareness Day on Tuesday by wearing blue or rainbow colors. School leaders lead discussions about autism and discussed with students ways they can be a friend to a person with autism. “We learned that we’re all pieces of a puzzle,” said Principal Jacqueline DeChiaro.

Van Schaick celebrates World Down Syndrome Day

Van Schaick Grade School students and staff packed the gym Thursday morning to celebrate World Down Syndrome Day (WDSD). The event was especially meaningful to Van Schaick parents Jeff and Caroline Stallmer, whose sons Oliver and Oscar have Down syndrome. “It’s just amazing for the school to support these guys and bring together kids with …

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