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Bell Top Field Day – Posted May 22, 2015
Chris Morash discusses his artwork
Bell Top Elementary students competed in a number of track and field events at their annual Field Day on Wednesday. Full story.

Thank You Letter from Superintendent Dr. Angela Nagle – Posted May 20, 2015
Superintendent Dr. Angela Nagle thanks the community for supporting the 2015-16 school budget. Read the letter.

Budget Vote and Three Other Propositions Passed by Voters – Posted May 19, 2015
East Greenbush Central School District residents passed an $88,181,329 budget for the 2015-16 school year on Tuesday. This budget represents a 0.36% increase in spending over the current year's budget and will result in a 0% tax levy increase for district residents. Results.

District-Wide Art Show Uses Creativity to Bring Community Together – Posted May 19, 2015
Chris Morash discusses his artwork
Columbia High School was transformed into a circus-themed art gallery on Thursday evening for the annual District-wide Art Show. Full story.

Bell Top Field Day Postponed Until Wednesday, May 20 – Posted May 19, 2015
Bell Top Elementary School’s annual Field Day has been postponed until Wednesday due to inclement weather in the forecast. Field Day will have the same time schedule, however, it will now take place on Wednesday, May 20.

Remember to Vote on May 19 – Posted May 18, 2015
On May 19, District residents may vote on the $88,181,329 proposed school budget for 2015-16. The proposed budget would maintain all current programs, would add an alternative program at Howard L. Goff Middle School and an increase in security personnel at Columbia High School, all with a 0% increase on the property tax levy. Full story.

Statement from the Board of Education of the East Greenbush Central School District Regarding Claims of Superintendent – Posted May 18, 2015
The Board of Education of the East Greenbush Central School District will not comment on personnel matters including litigation brought by personnel. However, the Board of Education wants to ensure parents, teachers, staff and the community that our students will continue to receive the highest level of education while investigation and litigation matters involving our superintendent continue.

Upcoming School Schedule – Posted May 18, 2015
Schools will be closed starting Friday, May 22 (fifth emergency snow day went unused) through Monday, May 25 (Memorial Day). Classes will resume on Tuesday, May 26. District calendar.

Bell Top Field Day Schedule – Posted May 18, 2015
Bell Top Elementary School’s annual Field Day will be held on Tuesday, May 19! In case of inclement weather tomorrow, the following plan has been put in place.

District-Wide Art Show Scheduled for May 14 – Re-posted May 13
Ed Kilmartin receives award from the SAANYS
Artwork from students K-12 will be displayed at Columbia High School for the District-wide Art Show on May 14 from 6-8 p.m. Following a circus theme, the event is titled “The Greatest Art Show on Earth.” The event is free and open to the public. Full story.

District to Host Meet the Candidates Night on May 13 – Posted May 8, 2015 (Re-Posted May 13)
Residents will have the opportunity to meet the four Board of Education candidates, who are vying for three open seats, on Wednesday, May 13 at 7 p.m. in the Howard L. Goff Middle School cafeteria. The Board of Education election coincides with the District Budget Vote on May 19. Full story.

Bell Top Celebrates the End of “No Screen Week” – Posted May 12, 2015
Bell Top kickball game
Bell Top Elementary School celebrated the end of “No Screen Week” with ice pops and a fifth grade versus staff kickball game on Monday afternoon. Full story.

Bell Top Elementary School Accepting “Wall of Fame” Nominations – Posted May 11, 2015
Bell Top Elementary School is accepting nominations for the annual Bell Ringers Wall of Fame. This honor is bestowed upon former Bell Top students who have attained significant accomplishments in the areas of Academics, the Arts, Citizenship or Athletics. Full story.

Lunch Menu Change for May 13 – Posted May 11, 2015
On May 13, District elementary schools will be serving personal pan pizza, garden tossed salad and sunny sweet corn for lunch instead of taco salad.

Students Honored at Physical Education Leadership Awards Ceremony – Posted May 11, 2015Daniel Jackson

Nearly 30 students from the East Greenbush Central School District received Physical Education Student Leadership Awards at the 30th anniversary New York State Association for Health Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance on May 4 at Hudson Valley Community College. Full story.

District to Host Meet the Candidates Night on May 13 – Posted May 8, 2015
Residents will have the opportunity to meet the four Board of Education candidates, who are vying for three open seats, on Wednesday, May 13 at 7 p.m. in the Howard L. Goff Middle School cafeteria. The Board of Education election coincides with the District Budget Vote on May 19. Full story.

Principal Jim McHugh Celebrates Teacher Appreciation Week – Posted May 7, 2015
Principal Jim McHugh grilling
Bell Top Elementary School Principal Jim McHugh grilled for his teachers on Thursday as part of Teacher Appreciation Week.

Students Get a Helping Hand with Their Reading – Posted May 7, 2015
Paula Riley reads to a student
Every Friday, volunteers sit with students in the Bell Top Elementary School library and read books with them. It’s a chance for students to have 1-on-1 attention so they can work on their literacy skills, but it also promotes a love of reading and provides another positive role model for students. Full story.

School District Vote – Proposition 4 (Asbestos and Vermiculite Remediation) – Posted May 7, 2015
Each day this week, we will be highlighting a different proposition on the May 19 school district vote. Today we are featuring Proposition 4, which would allow asbestos and vermiculite remediation at three elementary schools. Full story.

District Supports Veterans with “Jeans for Troops Drive” – Posted May 6, 2015
2015 Hall of Fame Inductees
District teachers, staff and administrators will support veterans by donating to the GI Go Fund’s “Jeans for Troops Drive” and wearing jeans to work on May 21, the last day of school before Memorial Day weekend. Full story.

District Hosts Public Hearing for Proposed Budget Tonight – Posted May 6, 2015
The East Greenbush Central School District will host a public hearing about the proposed school budget tonight at 7:30 p.m. at Howard L. Goff Middle School. Superintendent Dr. Angela Nagle will present details about the $88,181,329 budget for the 2015-16 school year that includes no programming cuts and a 0% increase on the property tax levy. Full story.

School District Vote – Propositions 2 and 3 (Buses) – Posted May 6, 2015
2015 Hall of Fame Inductees
Each day this week, we will be highlighting propositions on the May 19 school district vote. Today we are featuring Propositions 2 and 3, which would allow new buses to be purchased. Full story.

School District Vote – Proposition 1 (Proposed Budget) – Posted May 5, 2015
Each day this week, we will be highlighting a different proposition on the May 19 school district vote. Today we are featuring Proposition 1, the proposed school budget of $88,181,329. The proposed budget maintains all current programs, adds an alternative program at Howard L. Goff Middle School and an increase in security personnel at Columbia High School, all with a 0% increase on the property tax levy. Full story.

Columbia Peer Leadership Movie Night Canceled – Posted May 4, 2015
Columbia Peer Leadership has canceled its Movie Night featuring Big Hero 6 on May 8.

Super Students! – Posted May 4, 2015
Students practice emergency exiting
Bell Top Elementary School students and teachers dressed up for Super Superhero Day on Friday. Check out these super students!

Absentee Ballots for May 19 Vote – Posted May 1, 2015
Do you need an absentee ballot for the May 19 school budget vote? You can pick up an application in the District Clerk’s office on weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 29 Englewood Ave., East Greenbush, NY 12061. Full story.

Bell Top Field Day Information – Posted April 30, 2015
Bell Top Elementary School’s annual Field Day will be held on Tuesday, May 19! More details.

District Practices School Bus Safety – Posted April 29, 2015
Students practice emergency exiting
The East Greenbush Central School District’s Transportation Department held its third school bus safety drill of the year on Tuesday and Wednesday. Full story.

District Publishes Budget Newsletter – Posted April 28, 2015
East Greenbush CSD published its annual budget newsletter on Tuesday to inform voters about the 2015-16 proposed budget and Board of Education election which will take place May 19. A hard-copy newsletter will be mailed to residents on May 7. Read newsletter online.

Meet the Board of Education Candidates on May 13 – Posted April 28, 2015
District voters will have the opportunity to meet the Board of Education candidates on May 13 at 7 p.m. in the Howard L. Goff Middle School cafeteria. Full story.

What You Need to Know About the 2015-16 School Budget – Posted April 27, 2015
On May 19, District residents will vote on the $88,181,329 proposed school budget for 2015-16. The proposed budget would maintain all current programs, would add an alternative program at Howard L. Goff Middle School and an increase in security personnel at Columbia High School, all with a 0% increase on the property tax levy. Full story.

Bell Top Elementary Recognizes Estelle and Stephen Craven for VolunteerismPosted April 22, 2015
Estelle and Stephen Craven
Estelle and Stephen Craven were recognized at Tuesday’s Board of Education meeting for volunteering at Bell Top Elementary School. Superintendent Dr. Angela Nagle and Principal Jim McHugh presented the Cravens with certificates and thanked them for their positive impact on students.

Bell Top's Melissa Gilligan Named Teacher of the Year Posted April 21, 2015
Columbia Wrestling
Bell Top Elementary School fifth grade teacher Melissa Gilligan has been named East Greenbush Central School District Teacher of the Year by the East Greenbush Teachers Association. Full story.

Moving FormPosted April 21, 2015
If you are planning on moving at the end of the school year, or over the summer, and your children will not be attending Bell Top Elementary School for the 2015-2016 school year, please complete this form.

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We at Bell Top Elementary School are committed to promoting a peaceful, productive, and safe learning environment.  We are all unique and bring special qualities to share.  Everyone has a right to be respected and a responsibility to respect one another.

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