2017-2018 Kindergarten Registration

2017-2018 Kindergarten registration will be the week of April 17-24 during regular school hours.  All children who will be five (5) years old on or before September 15, 2017 may enroll in kindergarten.  Please bring your child’s birth certificate and current immunization record.  If you have questions, please feel free to call us!

Information regarding the Step Ahead Summer Program and the Boundary Exception process will be shared during your initial registration.

Student Art on Display at Public Library during March

Youth Art Month

Creative works from Slade Elementary art students in Kindergarten through 5th grade will be on display at the Albany County Public Library during March. This exhibit highlights Youth Art Month, a national celebration sponsored by the Council for Art Education, which emphasizes the value of visual art education for all children and encourages support for quality art programs in schools.

Important Date Change due to January Snow Day!

Date ChangeAll district enrolled students will attend school for a FULL DAY on Thursday, April 13


a HALF DAY on Friday, April 14.   School dismisses at 11:35 am.  School sack lunches, instead of a hot lunch, will be available from the kitchen for students.  This lunch will be recorded and charged against the student’s account (unless the student qualifies for the free lunch program).

Please note that this is a change to the District’s current school calendar.

Title I Reading Resources

Title I Reading has issues available for all levels of readers from the Reading Connection Subscription.  These issues are a “practical way to promote school readiness” for the younger student and are full of fun activities for your children.

reading_strategiesBeginning Edition March 2017 English
Beginning Edition March 2017 Spanish

Early Years March 2017 English
Early Years March 2017 Spanish

Intermediate Edition March 2017 English
Intermediate Edition March 2017 Spanish

What’s cookin’ in the cafeteria today?

Click here to access School Lunch information for monthly lunch P-schoolLunch-enHD-AR1menus, paying your student’s lunch balance online, and Free and Reduced Meals Application.

Parents are always welcome to join us for lunch! Each lunch period is 45 minutes long.

Kindergarten:  11:30 a.m.  –  Grade 1:  11:40 a.m.  –  Grade 2:  11:50 a.m.
Grade 3:  11:55 p.m.  – Grade 4:  11:45 a.m.  – Grade 5:  11:40 a.m.

AmazonSmile fundraising for Slade PTA

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The Slade PTA is announcing a new and super simple way to raise funds for our school!  Amazon.com has a fundraising site called AmazonSmile which donates a small percentage of every purchase to your chosen organization.  Every time you buy an eligible item through AmazonSmile, the Slade PTA receives a tiny percentage of the sale.  AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you know.  Same products, same prices, same service!!

The link AmazonSmile for Slade Elementary PTA will take you directly to smile.amazon.com in support of our organization. Or, you can go to smile.amazon.com, designate Slade Elementary School PTA as your charitable organization, and you are ready to shop.

Only purchases made through the AmazonSmile site result in a donation so you can bookmark the AmazonSmile home page to make it easier to return and shop. If you have an Amazon account, everything is the same on the AmazonSmile site: your cart, wish lists, registries, and settings. Tell your friends and relatives about it too! Anyone can choose to support Slade Elementary PTA through AmazonSmile.

Box Tops for Education

Box topsWe collect Box Tops for Education here at Slade so keep clipping those items!  Box Tops are collected by each classroom teacher and used to help our PTA raise money.  You can turn them in to your teacher in Ziploc baggies or envelopes.  Please make sure your child’s name, grade, and teacher’s name is on the envelope.  We will announce a new contest every month! 

Click Here to see what we can earn!
Click Here to Clip It, Earn It!

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Common sense tells us that kids who miss school miss opportunities to learn. Some absences are just unavoidable. But, how much is too much? New research tells us that missing an average of just two days a month makes a child much more likely to fail a subject or to not graduate from high school. This research also points out that parents often underestimate the effects of missing school. It’s in everyone’s interest that students are at school the vast majority of the time. Thank you for making attendance a priority at Slade Elementary School!

tranfinderi InfoFinder i – Bus Stop Locator System
The District has implemented a new bus stop locator system. This system allows parents to enter a home address and locate the nearest bus stop and the pickup time for each school.  Click on the icon to left to  access the system.