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Ichabod Crane Primary School

Welcome to the Ichabod Crane Primary School for students in grades K through 3.

Ordering a Little Riders Shirt

**Due​ ​to​ ​Office​ ​by:​ ​ ​Friday​ ​October​ ​6,​ ​2017**

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All IC Students to Attend "Rachel's Challenge" Assemblies; Community Invited to Evening Presentation on Oct. 3

(Sept. 26, 2017) All Ichabod Crane students will attend "Rachel's Challenge" assemblies on either October 2 (grades K-6) or October 3 (grades 7-12). Each session will be tailored to the appropriate audience (K-3, 4-6, 7/8, 9-12). The entire Ichabod Crane community is invited to attend a free evening presentation on Tuesday, October 3 at 5:30 p.m. in the high school auditorium. Learn More

Odyssey of the Mind Informational Meeting Oct. 4

(Sept. 25, 2017) All Ichabod Crane students (K-12) interested in participating in Odyssey of the Mind and all parents interested in coaching are invited to attend an informational meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 4 at 6:30 p.m. in the Ichabod Crane Middle School LGI. Learn More

Spirit Week Photos

The Primary School's grades 1-3 celebrated School Spirit Week the week of Sept. 18. View the Spirit Week photo album on Facebook here.

Inspirational Quotes

The Primary School teachers and staff wrote Inspirational Quotes to kick off the school year. Each quote was directed to our students in the hopes of "Inspiring" them each day! View quotes

PTA Book Cart in Full Swing at Ichabod Crane Primary and Elementary Schools!

PTA Book Cart
(Sept. 2017) Once a week, students in grades K-5 can purchase new and gently used books for just $0.25 each. Also, all of our teachers are on the lookout for good behavior, and students can earn a coupon for a free book from the book cart. All proceeds are used to purchase new books throughout the year. 

Book cart hours are as follows:

Primary School
8:30am - 8:50 a.m.
Tuesdays: K-1
Thursdays: Grades 2-3

Elementary School
Fridays,  7:25 a.m. - 7:45 a.m.

Thank you to all that help make the PTA book cart successful in getting a book in the hands of our children.

First Grade Picnic

The first grade family picnic was held on Thursday, September 14. Thank you to all of our families who attended. It was a fun night for all! See the photo album on Facebook here.

Primary School Gets New Outdoor Garden

new garden

(May 3, 2017) On April 28, representatives from TerraCycle, Toms of Maine and Hannaford helped install Ichabod Crane Primary School’s new outdoor garden made from recycled natural care waste products. The school won the most votes in the Tom’s of Maine and TerraCycle contest that was open to schools enrolled in the Hannaford Helps initiative. Learn More

Helping Hands - Donating to the Valatie Food Pantry

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

Arrival & Dismissal Procedures

Please become familiar with the updated arrival and dismissal procedures. These can be viewed by clicking on the first link at left.

About the Primary School

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).

Primary School Hours

Daily Hours: 8:50 a.m. - 3 p.m.
(Students can enter the building as early as 8:30 a.m.)
Office Hours: 7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.


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