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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:

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

Summer Reading

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

Mrs. Guntlow's June Message

Mrs. Guntlow's message for the month of June is posted on the Principal's Corner. Please check it out by clicking on the Principal's Corner link to the left.

Artist and Storyteller Tom Lee Works with Second Grade

Tom Lee with 2nd grade

(May 31, 2017) Artist and storyteller Tom Lee conducted daily workshops with each second grade class over a three- day period recently. During the workshops, students listened to the stories and tried to visual the story as it unfolded. They worked on their own illustrations of the story and meet back in a group to discuss their illustrations.

Thank you to the Berkshire Taconic Kinderhook Arts and Humanities Fund and ICC PTA Arts in Education for the funding for this wonderful workshop.

Primary School's Authors' Fair Another Success!

(May 22, 2017) The Primary School hosted another successful Authors' Fair on May 16. Special guests were author Eric Luper and illustrator Jacqueline Rogers.

"They were both impressed by how many book loving families we have in the Ichabod Crane community!," said Primary School librarian Ms. Moss.

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Spirit Week Photos

The Primary School celebrated Spirit Week, May 15-19. Check out the photo album on Facebook here.

Kindergarten ABC Countdown Starts May 17

Download the Kindergarten ABC Countdown 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

First graders First Grade is "Too Good for Drugs"

(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!

Traveling Lantern Theatre Company Performs for Students

Traveling Lantern Company performance Traveling Lantern Company performance

(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!

Congratulations 3rd Grade Passport Readers!

Passport Readers

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!

Read for Ronald McDonald House

Read for Ronald McDonald House

(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

We are excited to announce…

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!

Kindergarten Registration for Fall 2017

(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

Primary School Book Election Results In!

Book Election(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.

Primary School Welcomes Author Karen Kaufman Orloff

Author visits

(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.

Visit to Katchkie Farm Introduces First Graders to Seasonal Cooking and Gardening
Katchkie Farm










(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

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

Spirit Week

The Primary School celebrated Spirit Week the week of Sept. 26. View the Primary School Spirit Week photo album on Facebook here.

Price Chopper's TOOLS FOR SCHOOLS: Tools for Schools graphic
Help the Primary School Earn Free Equipment

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!

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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