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Genet Journal - Posted April 7, 2014
Happy Spring! It’s great to finally experience some wonderful weather and see the children back outside for recess! Read more...

Calling all crafters - Posted April 7, 2014
On May 20, 2014 from 3 – 7, as part of our 2nd Annual Spring Fest, we are looking for crafters, photographers and artists to be a part of this exciting day. There will be heavy traffic and NO TABLE fees, space is limited. Showcase your talents, sell your crafts and support the East Greenbush Community. For more information please contact: Matt Sloane – Sloanema@egcsd.org

Spring Fest 2014 – mark your calendars!Posted April 2, 2014


You and your family are invited to Spring Fest 2014 on Tuesday, May 20, 3:30-6:30 p.m. at Howard L. Goff Middle School. This year’s menu includes barbecue chicken, creamy herbed cole slaw, baked potato with sour cream and chives, dinner rolls and dessert. Prepaid cost is $8 per dinner. Sponsored by the East Greeenbush Education Foundation and All Sports Club, we hope you are able to join us for this wonderful community event!

Click here for your order form and more information!

Genet Journal - Posted March 28, 2014
Thank you to all of our parents and students who supported this year’s Annual Genet Learning Fair!  The quality and excellence of the students’ projects were exceptional.  As our students grow and learn their investigations are becoming more and more presented on the caliber of presentations made at the middle and high school level! Read more...

East Greenbush Education Foundation hosting “Dessert Night”Posted March 25, 2014
The East Greenbush Education Foundation will be sponsoring a “Dessert Night” on Thursday, April 3, 6-8 p.m. at Howard L. Goff Middle School. This year, district-wide choral groups will be providing entertainment. Tickets are $5/adult, $3/student and $10/family.

The East Greenbush Education Foundation is an independent, all-volunteer, community-based organization that mobilizes financial resources, leadership and innovative ideas with the help of the community, local businesses, and a network of district alumni, educators and philanthropists that come together to strengthen and support the educational opportunities for the students in our district. For additional information, please visit: http://www.egedfoundation.org/.

Genet Journal - Posted March 20, 2014
Many thanks to Mrs. Davis, Grade 4 teacher, who has once again coordinated our Annual Learning Fair!  We are looking forward to viewing and sharing our students’ projects during the day today and at the time set for sharing with parents from 5:00—6:30 PM this evening.  I hope to see you there! Read more...

Genet PTO News - Posted March 20, 2014
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K-5 half day / Rescheduled Parent Teacher ConferencesPosted March 17, 2014
Attention parents: Thursday, March 27, will be a half day for K-5 students due to rescheduled Parent Teacher Conferences.

Genet Journal - Posted March 17, 2014
Some parents have requested information about the dates for this year's New York State Assessments as they are attempting to avoid conflicts with children’s appointments outside of school.  The dates for this year’s assessments are provided below.  If at all possible, please try to not schedule appointments for the students on the mornings of testing dates. Read more...

Genet Journal - Posted March 7, 2014
Thanks to all of our children who participated in the PTO’s “Lip Sync:” last Friday evening.  A great evening was had by everyone who attended.  Many special thanks are in order to many people for making such a fun night for our students. Read more…

Genet PTO News - Posted March 7, 2014
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6th grade Parent Orientation this Thursday - Posted March 4, 2014
Attention 5th grade parents: the incoming 6th grade Parent Orientation will be held this Thursday, March 6, 6 - 7 p.m. in the Howard L. Goff Middle School Gymnasium.

Genet Journal - Posted February 28, 2014
As you already know, Genet Elementary School’s Annual Learning Fair will take place on March 20, 2014, from 5:00-6:30 PM in the Gym. The Learning Fair provides students with the opportunity to display and share their knowledge of a particular problem or question that they have attempted to solve or answer. Read more...

Attention parents of pre-school aged childrenPosted February 26, 2014
Do you have pre-school aged children living in your household? Do you have school-aged children not enrolled through the East Greenbush Central School District?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, we are requesting your help with our student census! Please complete this questionnaire and return it as soon as conveniently possible.

The District’s pre-school and non-enrolled student census questionnaire helps us the District to accurately project future class sizes, arrange transportation routes and allocate resources to your neighborhood schools.

We thank you for your time and attention!

Genet students deliver big for "Soup"er Bowl - Posted February 24, 2014
Genet Student Council held a "Soup"er Bowl week from February 3-7. 386 cans of soup were collected by the student council. On Sunday, February 9, student council personally delivered the soup to the Northeast Regional Food Bank. Along with the cans of soup, student council also donated two hours of their time. The two hours were spent sorting and repacking non-food items such as soap, shampoo, toothbrushes and toothpaste from the warehouse dock. Read more...

**Attention Parents and Community Members** East Greenbush CSD launches "Call to Action" - Updated February 18, 2014
The East Greenbush Central School District is initiating a community wide “call to action” advocacy effort to let state leaders and elected officials know that the District and taxpayers can no longer shoulder enormous cuts in education aid through the unfair Gap Elimination Adjustment (GEA). Superintendent of Schools Dr. Angela Nagle is encouraging all community stakeholders, including parents, students, teachers, homeowners, seniors and business leaders who support the District’s efforts, to write letters, email and call Governor Cuomo and elected officials to urge them to eliminate the GEA. Read more...

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Superintendent of Schools Dr. Angela Nagle recently sat down with state Senator Kathy Marchione to discuss the devastating impact the GEA is having on East Greenbush CSD students and teachers.

Genet Journal - Posted February 7, 2014
Congratulations to our Grade 5 students who have been taking part regularly in an on-line Mathematics Competition for students in Columbia-Rensselaer and Greene Counties.  Results for the last period of the contest, which continues throughout the year, were received at the school Monday Genet Elementary School ranked #1 of the schools participating! Read more...

Genet PTO News - Posted January 30, 2014
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Genet Journal - Posted January 30, 2014
Thank you to all of our families who contributed to the Student Council’s Warm Clothing Drive!  The students have announced their latest outreach project “The Soup-er Bowl. Read more...

Genet Journal - Posted January 24, 2014
Many thanks again to the Genet PTO for attempting to bring live theatre to our students. Unfortunately, due to a problem with the van that held all of the sets and costumes for the play, the Civil War did not happen today. Hopefully, we will be able to reschedule this performance at a later date. Read more...

STILL in Fiscal Peril: January 30 Regional Forum on School Funding CrisisUpdated January 22, 2014

Stakeholders from 47 school districts will convene at Colonie Central High School on Thursday, January 30 at 6:30 p.m. to continue the unprecedented regional call to action on the fiscal crisis facing public schools, an effort that began last year.

Click here for this year's agenda and guest speakers!

The event, “New York schools STILL in fiscal peril: Our kids can’t wait another year” picks up where last year’s massive regional advocacy effort left off. It promises to again bring students, parents, teachers, taxpayers, legislators and school leaders together to talk about what is at stake if state leaders do not eliminate the Gap Elimination Adjustment (GEA) and provide fair and equitable funding for our schools.

Read more and find out all event details here - join us and be a part of our advocacy for a better education for New York's students!

Genet Journal - Posted January 17, 2014
Congratulations to our Student Council members who kicked off January’s guiding principle of “Acceptance” at last week’s Morning Program. They did a wonderful job! Read more...

Genet PTO News - Posted January 17, 2014
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World Cafe Community Forum, Wednesday, January 15 - Posted January 2, 2014
The East Greenbush CSD will hold a "World Cafe Community Forum" on Wednesday, January 15, from 7 - 9 p.m. at Howard L. Goff Middle School. The forum topic is the school budget and the District is encouraging all parents and community members to attend as their direct input will be utilized during the formation of this year’s school budget. Read more...

East Greenbush Fire Company donates to "Adopt-A-Family" - Posted December 20, 2013

Members of the East Greenbush Fire Company, in conjunction with the East Greenbush Emergency Communications Center Local 3708 Union, donated toys for the annual "Adopt-A-Family" program in the East Greenbush Central School District. Members of the Fire Company are seen below dropping off gifts at Citizen Genet Elementary School. Thank you to the East Greenbush Fire Company and Local 3708 for your thoughtful and generous donations this holiday season!

Mrs. Csakany's class receives a holiday surprise! - Posted December 20, 2013

Mrs. Csakany’s second grade class recently held their holiday party and as the festivities were getting underway, she surprised the students with handmade minion hats – an immediate favorite! All students wore them as they left for the day with huge smiles!

Happy holidays to all and best wishes for a safe and prosperous New Year!

Genet Kindergarten students give back through holiday charity drive - Posted December 18, 2013



For the past five years, the Genet kindergarten faculty has asked in lieu of holiday gifts for teachers that kindergarten student bring in a small, unwrapped gift for a child his/her age to donate to a local women’s and children’s shelter. The character education traits for the month of December are “kindness and caring”, and there isn’t a better way for the students to experience this than to participate in this project.

This past Tuesday, representatives from the local shelter came to Genet to give warm holiday wishes to the students and collect their wrapped gifts. Thank you for your generous donation and for putting a smile on a child’s face this holiday season!

Genet Journal - Posted December 13, 2013
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Calling all Youth Wrestlers: join the "Youth Wrestling Program" - Posted December 9, 2013
Is your child interested in learning the fundamentals of wrestling? The Youth Wrestling Program may be for them! This program will offer various levels of instruction tailored to the skill levels of the wrestlers in the program. A variety of wrestling games to improve coordination and agility will also be included. The program will be taught by the Columbia Wrestling High school and Modified Wrestling staff. Columbia High school Wrestlers will also be assisting in the program. If any parents have a background in wrestling and would like to volunteer help please inform the staff at registration.

Registration is December 16th from 5 p.m.-7p.m. at Columbia High School (Boys PE Office), $45 includes t-shirt at sign-up (additional children from the same family are $10).

For more information, please click here.

Genet Journal - Posted December 5, 2013
I hope that your families all enjoyed a wonderful Thanksgiving. It was so nice to see our children’s happy faces coming back in the door! December is an exciting and busy month. Read more...

Genet PTO News - Posted December 5, 2013
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A Message from the Kindergarten staff at Genet Elementary - Posted December 2, 2013
As you start to shop for the holidays and we talk about all the different celebrations around the world in the months of December and January, we focus on giving of ourselves and our gifts, as well as material gifts for those in need. For the past five years our kindergarten faculty has asked that in lieu of holiday gifts for teachers, each Kindergarten student bring in a small unwrapped gift for a child his/her age. Read more...

Genet Journal - Posted November 22, 2013
Happy Thanksgiving to all of our Genet families!  We have much to be thankful for at Genet Elementary School.  Wonderful children, supportive and involved parents, a talented teacher and support staff, and a beautiful building all make for the best school ever!  Thank you for all of the cooperative efforts you make to support our children and their teachers. Read more...

Join us in our annual Genet Food Drive! - Posted November 21, 2013

The Genet PTO and Student Council are teaming up to help with the fight against hunger. We will be collecting non-perishable food donations for CoNSERNS-U, a local food pantry feeding families in our own town. 

Items can be sent in with your child or can be brought in during teacher conferences. There will be a box in the main lobby to collect items starting Monday, November 18 until Friday, December 6.

Ideas of what to send in…

*Apple Sauce *Canned Soup *Canned Pasta *Cereal *Gravy
*Canned Vegetables *Canned Fruit *Peanut Butter      
*Jelly *Pancake Mix *Cereal Bars *Beans *Rice *Pasta 
*Pop Tarts *Fruit Juice *Canned Pie Filling *Baby Food

NO GLASS CONTAINERS PLEASE

Thank you for your generous support!

Genet Journal - Posted November 15, 2013
On Monday evening, November 18th, from 6:30 – 8:30 PM, at Goff Middle School, Dr. Nagle, East Greenbush Superintendent of Schools, will host a third and final in a series, Common Core Information Night for parents and community members. This evening will be an opportunity for parents to find out more about the new Common Core Standards and the APPR process for reviewing the effectiveness of teachers and principals. The first two presentations in this series have been well attended and those attending have walked away with a number of helpful and valuable resources. Read more...

Genet PTO news - Posted November 15, 2013
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Mr. Siver returns! - Posted November 4, 2013
Mr. Siver has returned to Genet following a miserable broken ankle that prevented him from starting school. Welcome back and continued success in recovery!

Halloween at Genet - Posted November 1, 2013

Additional photos from Genet's Halloween Parade can be found by clicking here

East Greenbush CSD hosts first “Parent Information Session”Posted October 23, 2013

Superintendent of Schools Dr. Angela Nagle, administrators and teachers last evening hosted the first “Parent Information Session,” a proactive initiative by Dr. Nagle to team up parents and teachers for student success by educating parents on the new Common Core standards, APPR, the shift in state assessments and parent resources. Several media outlets were present at last evening’s forum – click each link below to see video and photos from the Parent Information Session:

Albany Times Union
WTEN
WRGB
WNYT
YNN
“The Capitol Pressroom” with Susan Arbetter

Superintendent Dr. Angela Nagle's featured letter in The Troy Record - Posted October 17, 2013
Superintendent of Schools Dr. Angela Nagle today had her featured letter published in The Troy Record in regards to the upcoming Parent Information Sessions being hosted by the District. Click here to read Dr. Nagle's letter and find out how you can learn and help your child succeed academically. Read more...

Genet Journal - Posted October 11, 2013
Many thanks to all of our parents and grandparents who took the time to email the Board of Education, attend the October 9th BOE Meeting, or sign petitions to support Genet Elementary remaining open.  I believe that your eloquent and respectful communications were very powerful and that they were definitely heard and considered.  We have a wonderful school community and a talented faculty and staff.  We are most grateful for your support and the opportunity to continue working with our great children and families. Read more...

Genet PTO News - Posted October 4, 2013
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Genet Journal - Posted October 4, 2013
A reminder to all EGCSD residents that the deadline to re-register for the Basic STAR exemptions is December 31. Read more...

Genet Journal - Posted September 27, 2013
We are not believing that Monday is the last day of September! This week has been a busy one. The Regional Assessments in ELA and Math began on Thursday in Grades K-5. These assessments will conclude next week until all make-up testing is completed. These assessments will provide baseline data for teachers which will assist them in making informed decisions about instruction for all students. The results of the end of year assessment, which will be administered in late Spring, will be compared to Fall assessment results to determine the growth and achievement levels of our students. Read more...

Genet Journal - Posted September 16, 2013
I hope that for you and your children the 2013-2014 school year has gotten off to a smooth start. We were especially delighted to welcome our Kindergarten students to Genet, along with many new students at Grades 1-5! As always, our staff will work diligently to ensure that while your children are here at school they are safe and that their individual needs are met. Read More...

Genet Journal - Posted August 19, 2013
The new school year is just a month away!  It will be wonderful to see all of our Grade 1 through 5 students arriving back for their first day of school on Wednesday, September 4, 2013.  To all of our new families, I extend a warm welcome to our Genet Family!  Please note that the District is closed on Thursday, September 5, with classes resuming on Friday, September 6. Read More...

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