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Ichabod Crane Primary School

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

Generosity Tree

Festival of Trees Dec. 12

Join us at the Primary School for the Festival of Trees on Tuesday, Dec. 12 from 4-7 p.m. View the event flyer

Character Trait Students for November 2017

(Dec. 6, 2017) Primary School Principal Andrea Williams recognizes students each month who display characteristics that relate to Character Education. The Character Trait Students for November 2017 were recognized on December 1. See who they are

Primary School Generosity Tree

(Dec. 5, 2017) We are happy to bring to you our 6th Annual ICC Primary School Family Holiday Tradition of helping local families enjoy a happier Christmas. This year we will have both angels for gifts and gingerbread boys and girls for food items on our tree in the lobby.

This is such a wonderful way to teach our children the idea of generosity and the importance of giving during the holiday season ~~ also that it’s not really the size of the gift that matters, but that it is given in the spirit of community and caring.

There are white angels on the tree labeled with a gift for a particular child. It could be something they want, something they need, something to wear or something to read. We ask that you wrap the gift, put the angel on the outside and return it to school no later than Friday, December 15th. We also have gingerbread boys and girls with food items on them for each family. Please return the food item unwrapped with the gingerbread boy or girl attached no later than Friday, December 15th.

If your child has your permission, he or she may select one or more angel or gingerbread boy or girl from the tree in the lobby. Please be sure each item in returned to school with the angel or gingerbread boy or girl attached on or before Friday, December 15th.

As always, thank you so much for your kindness and generosity. We have such a giving school community! If you have any questions, please feel free to call Mrs. Nichols at 758-7575, Ext. 6002.

Principal's Message for December

Read Mrs. Williams' message for December here.

Character Trait Students for October 2017

(Oct. 30, 2017) Beginning this month, Primary School Principal Andrea Williams will recognize students each month who display characteristics that relate to Character Education. The Character Trait Students for October 2017 were recognized on October 30. See who they are

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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