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Ichabod Crane Primary School

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

School Supply Lists

School supply lists for the 2017-18 school year are available below:

K-5 Parents: School Supply Drop Off, August 28

(July 25, 2017) Parents of students entering Kindergarten through Grade 5 can drop off their child's supplies on Monday, August 28 between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. at the Middle School Gym (for grades 4-5) and Primary School Gym (for grades K-3). All supplies must be bagged and labeled with the student's and teacher's name to be sure it is delivered to the correct classroom.

If parents ordered school supplies through the PTA, those supplies are being delivered to school on August 29. Supplies will be labeled and delivered to the correct classrooms.

Kindergarten Parent Information Night Aug. 30

The Kindergarten Team would like to warmly invite you to the 2017 Kindergarten Information Evening on Wednesday, August 30 from 6–7pm in your child’s classroom. Learn More

Open Houses

Open Houses at the Primary School are as follows:

  • Grades 1 & 3 - September 19, 6-7 p.m.
  • Kindergarten & Grade 2 - September 26, 6-7 p.m.

Summer Reading

Summer reading lists are available for incoming Kindergarten students through fourth grade. View the lists here.

Andrea WilliamsIchabod Crane Board Appoints Andrea Williams as Primary School Principal

(May 3, 2017) On May 2, the Ichabod Crane Central School District Board of Education unanimously appointed Andrea Williams to the position of principal at Ichabod Crane Primary School, effective July 1, 2017. Williams will replace Suzanne Guntlow, who will transition to the position of District Principal of APPR, Curriculum and Instruction on July 1 following Melissa Murray’s retirement. Learn More

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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