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Welcome to the Ichabod Crane Primary School for students in grades K through 3.
To celebrate the 100th day of school, third grade students were challenged to collect 100 food items for the local food pantry. In two weeks they collected 202 items!
(March 17, 2017) First grade recently completed another year of our "Too Good for Drugs" program with substance abuse prevention educators from Catholic Charities of Columbia and Greene Counties. Over the 7 weeks, students were introduced to Healthy Friendships and Listening, Decision Making and Healthy Choices, Distinguishing Between Safe and Unsafe Things for Children, Medicine Safety and can differentiate between medicine, alcohol and food. All first grade students received a certificate of completion on their last day. Nice job students!
Mrs. Guntlow's message for the month of March is posted on the Principal's Corner. Please check it out by clicking on the Principal's Corner link to the left.
(March 3, 2017) The Traveling Lantern Theatre Company performed Bilbo's Journey for ICC 2nd and 3rd grade students on Thursday, March 2. Bilbo's Journey is the tale of a home loving little Hobbit who finds himself on an adventure he could never have imagined. During his journey, he meets elves, trolls, a wizard, a dragon and something strange called a Gollum. During the interactive performance, students traveled with the brave little Hobbit through dangerous and wondrous terrain, and then, happily, back home again. Be sure to ask your child all about it.
Bilbo's Journey was funded through the ICC PTA Arts and Education program. Thanks PTA!
The finishers of the Ichabod Crane Primary School 3rd grade reading challenge celebrated their accomplishment with an ice cream party in the library on Feb. 14. The Passport Readers Challenge is an optional program developed by librarian Ms. Moss and funded by the ICC PTA. The program encourages students to travel around the world through the pages of a book. Participants read seven books for each of the five levels of the challenge. Congratulations to all of our 3rd grade readers!
(Feb. 3, 2017) The Primary School kicked off Read for Ronald McDonald House with an assembly on Feb. 3. The "Great Guntlow" led her reading warriors (students who participated last year) back home victorious to the cheers of their friends and families. Last year, these and the other reading warriors who participated, raised over $2,400 for the Ronald McDonald House. The program will begin on Monday, February 13 and run through March 16. All forms and donations must be turned into the Primary School by March 16. Packets went home with the students today. This is a wonderful opportunity for our students to read and to help the boys and girls and their families who stay at the Ronald McDonald House when the children are being treated at local hospitals. MORE PICS
Thanks to your support and daily voting, the Ichabod Crane Primary School is officially the winner of the Hannaford/Teracycle Recycled Garden Contest! COMING THIS SPRING OUR BEAUTIFUL NEW GARDEN….Thank you for all your help!
(Jan. 3, 2017) This Spring, Ichabod Crane Primary School will be conducting registration and screening for those students entering Kindergarten in September, 2017. In order to be eligible to enter Kindergarten this coming fall, a student must be five (5) years of age on or before December 1, 2017 and be a resident within the Ichabod Crane School District. If you have a child who meets the criteria for beginning Kindergarten in September of 2017 and have not received a mailing by mid-February, please contact us immediately. Learn More
(Nov. 8, 2016) The Primary School has wrapped up their "election" in the Primary School Library. All students were invited to vote for whether they thought fiction books (from the author's imagination) or nonfiction books (texts that are informational) are the best for our school. Second and third graders made campaign posters for the "candidate" of their choice and presented their posters to their classmates. These persuasive posters were also shared with the kindergartners and first graders. The ballots have been counted and the results are in: fiction books received 229 votes, nonfiction received 224 votes.
View more photos on Facebook here.
(Oct. 26, 2016) The Primary School was excited to welcome author Karen Kaufman Orloff on October 26! Ms. Kaufman Orloff has published several children’s books, including the popular “I Wanna” series.
Ms. Kaufman Orloff is speaking with our second and third graders about how a book is created from the idea in a writer's head to a published book. She is reading a couple of her books to students and working with the third graders on writing exercises.
Thank you to the ICC PTA for supporting this visit through its Arts & Enrichment program.
(Oct. 24, 2016) Over the course of three days In October, all of our first grade students at Ichabod Crane Primary School visited Katchkie Farm in Kinderhook. The students are taking part in the “Fresh Food Comes from the Farm” program. Learn More
If you were unable to attend the informational meeting on Oct. 5 and would like more information about the Odyssey of the Mind program at Ichabod Crane, please contact coordinator Jamie Stickles by email at email@example.com.
For several years, we at the Primary School have had a weekly collection for the Valatie Food Pantry to assist our friends in the community who may need a helping hand. It has been a huge success, and the Food Pantry counts on us to help keep their shelves full throughout the year!
Won't you please consider picking up an extra item or two each week to put in the collection box in the lobby? Pick up is every Friday! It's a great way to teach your child about generosity and helping others in our own community. View the flyer
The Primary School celebrated Spirit Week the week of Sept. 26. View the Primary School Spirit Week photo album on Facebook here.
As a new school year will soon get underway, please be sure to register your Price Chopper AdvantEdge card with the Ichabod Crane Primary School Tools for Schools code 15889. Every time you use your AdvantEdge Card from July 26, 2015 through March 26, 2016 you can earn points to help ICPS get needed equipment – FREE! Visit the Price Chopper Web site to sign-up today!
Please become familiar with the updated arrival and dismissal procedures. These can be viewed by clicking on the first link at left.
In addition to the regular K-3 curriculum, students participate in art, music, library, and physical education. The Health Office is staffed with a full-time registered nurse.
Students with special needs have a full compendium of service providers to assist them. These include speech and language therapists, counselors, and remedial reading teachers.
The Primary School is an active and enjoyable setting for the students. Parents are frequently involved as volunteers in their child's classroom and in other programs offered through the Parent Teacher Association (PTA).