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247 Delaware Avenue
Delmar, NY 12054
(518) 439-4996

Office Hours:
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

School Day:
9:10 a.m. - 3:20 p.m.

Kate Kloss

Upcoming Events

April 14-18

No School, Spring Break

April 21-25

Healthy Kids Week

April 22

BOE Meeting, 7 p.m.

April 30-May 2

Grades 3-8 NYS Math Testing

May 2

Elsmere Kindergarten Breakfast, 8:45 a.m.

May 5-7

Elsmere Nature's Classroom

May 6

BOE Meet the Candidates Night, 6:30 p.m.

May 7

BOE Meeting, 7 p.m.

May 14

Elsmere Grade K-1 Math & Science Night

May 15

Elsmere Art Show

May 20

School Budget Vote & BOE Election, 7 a.m.-9 p.m., BCHS



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St. Patty's Day at Elsmere

Students at Elsmere Elementary covered themselves in green to celebrate St. Patrick's Day!



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Summer Enrichment Program 2014

The Summer Enrichment Program offers students entering grades 3-8 in our district an opportunity to engage in hands on learning while still enjoying the perks of summer. A taste of the classes we offer are cooking, movie making, letterboxing, and classes in various sports, among others.

There are two one-week sessions running from July 7 to July 18 with three sessions offered per day. Find out more information by viewing our flyer and visit our website for a full list of course offerings and registration.

Letter from the principal

Principal Kate Kloss talks about spring break, recognizes Elsmere's administrative professionals, 1,000 Books program and budget discussions. READ MORE

Hoffmans Car Wash

Forms for Hoffmans Car Wash fundraiser are going out (if you don't see it today - it will be Monday after break). Please return completed forms and money/checks by April 30. Elsmere PTA receives 50% of the order amount. Click here for more information [PDF]. Thanks!

Elsmere's Annual Spring Clean Up!

Please join us on Sunday, April 27, from 1-3 p.m. for our fourth annual clean up! Boy scouts, Girl scouts, community service groups, family and friends are all welcome to help! In lieu of Earth Day, we will clean up our grounds and do some work in the vegetable garden as well. Please bring your garden tools: rakes, shovels, wheel barrel etc. (please label), garden gloves and water bottles. We will again raffle off an Earth Day basket for those who participate! Come show your Elsmere P.R.I.D.E. and help beautify Elsmere! Any questions, please contact Kim Jada at kjada73@verizon.net or 423-9718.

Litterless Lunch Week is April 21-25

Get ready and challenge yourself to pack a 100 percent "litterless lunch" during the week of April 21-25. Every student who brings a lunch packed in reusable containers and produces no waste at all  will receive a ticket and be entered into a drawing for special prizes. READ MORE ABOUT THE GREEN TEAM'S LITTERLESS LUNCH WEEK

Photo Gallery: Hoops for Heart

Students had fun playing basketball while raising funds for the American Heart Association! VIEW PHOTOS

A Note on Testing for Grades 3-8

Assistant Superintendent Jody Monroe offers advice on student test prepraration and talks about how standardized testing is one small measurement of achievement at BC. READ MORE

Save the Date: Community Day on June 7

Save the Date! COMMUNITY DAY, June 7, 2:30-5pm All the fun and laughs from last year plus more! You don't want to miss it!

Recap of Common Core In The Classroom

To help parents better understand what our curriculum looks like to students in the classroom under the state’s new Common Core Learning Standards, on Feb. 10, teachers at the elementary, middle and high school level described new aspects of the curriculum, such as writing and close reading in ELA to algorithms and fractions in Math. The February event attracted more than 150 attendees. READ MORE & SEE VIDEO, OUTLINE

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BOE celebrates Elsmere's Blue Ribbon School award

Elsmere named a 2013 National Blue Ribbon School

Photo Gallery: November at Elsmere

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