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How to use the School Library Systems—Overdrive - Posted April 10, 2014
OverDriveA presentation on “How to use the School Library Systems — Overdrive” will be offered on April 24, 2014, 7-8:30 p.m., in Red Mill's Library. Parents and students can come to learn how to access the 115 titles of eBooks and audio books available through our QUESTAR School Library System (SLS). Jen Cannell, SLS Director, and Jane Bentley, SLS Union Librarian, will present how to use OverDrive and answer questions for parents and students.  

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!

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/.

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.

CHS and Red Mill penpals meet for the first time
- Posted March 7, 2014


Now becoming a wonderful annual tradition, Mrs. Asenbauer’s freshman students have formed penpal relationships with Mrs. O’Brien’s third grade and Mrs. Hayes’ fourth grade classes at Red Mill Elementary. Today, the high school and elementary school students met for the first time after writing to each other over the past several months. Read more...

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.

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!

WRGB Meterologist visits Red Mill students - Posted February 25, 2014

Chief Meteorologist Steve LaPointe from WRGB-Channel 6 visited the 4th graders at Red Mill recently to talk about weather. He included many interesting facts about forecasting, weather instruments he uses, and the severe storms that can occur such as hurricanes, thunderstorms and tornados. This was a culmination activity to a weather unit in English Language Arts and Science. Thanks to Mrs. Hayes for arranging this presentation and thanks to Mr. Steve LaPointe.

**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.

Red Mill Kindergarten registration rescheduled - Posted February 5, 2014
Due to the snow day called by Superintendent of Schools Dr. Angela Nagle, Red Mill Kindergarten registration (scheduled for today) has been rescheduled to Wednesday, February 26, 9:30 - 11 a.m.

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!

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...

War of 1812 display at Red Mill - Posted December 18, 2013
Red Mill Elementary School recently set up an exhibit in the library of the War of 1812 Cantonment, which the school literally sits on right now. The Albany Times Union recenrly reported on the Cantonment: click here to read the very interesting story.

Click here for additional photos of the display.

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.

Red Mill commemorates Veterans Day - Posted November 7, 2013
Red Mill Elementary school today gathered to commemorate Veterans Day and honor current and former military personnel in a ceremony at the school.


During the beautiful and touching ceremony, students sang the National Anthem and God Bless America, Mrs. Moyer’s 1st grade class read “thank you” letters to the Veterans, Mrs. Dunne’s 2nd grade class read an acrostic poem, Mrs. O’Brien’s 3rd grade class demonstrated how to properly fold an American flag, and Ms. Sobol’s class made a very special presentation to our Veterans.

Veterans Day is largely intended to recognize and thank living veterans for serving the country. This differentiates Veterans Day from Memorial Day which was implemented to honor those soldiers who died fighting for the country. 

Veterans Day began as “Armistice Day” in 1938 by an Act of Congress to commemorate the end of the “Great War,” now commonly referred to as World War I and to honor the living veterans of the war.  Congress explains the purpose of the holiday in a resolution stating, “the 11th of November 1918, marked the cessation of the most destructive… war in human [history],…  it is fitting that the recurring anniversary of this date should be commemorated with thanksgiving and prayer and exercises designed to perpetuate peace through good will and mutual understanding between nations…”

After World War II and the Korean War, there was increasing sentiment in the United States to enlarge the scope of Armistice Day to recognize the living veterans from all American conflicts.  As a result, in 1954 President Eisenhower signed into law legislation amending the Act of 1938 to change November 11 from Armistice Day to Veterans Day. 

Click here for additional photos from the Veterans Day Ceremony.

Halloween at Red Mill - Posted November 4, 2013

Additional photos from Halloween can be found by clicking here.

World Cafe Community Forum, Wednesday, November 6 - Posted October 28, 2013
The East Greenbush CSD will hold a "World Cafe Community Forum" next Wednesday, November 6, from 7 - 9 p.m. at Howard L. Goff Middle School. This year's topic is Communicating Academic Needs. Click the photo below for more details and we hope you can join us!

Barbara Murphy recognized as Fall 2013 "STARS" Volunteer - Posted October 25, 2013

“This is something that I have to do.”

Those were Barbara Murphy’s first words after she read an article on the STARS (Seniors Teaching and Reaching Students) program in the East Greenbush CSD. Now after more than five years as a STAR at Red Mill Elementary School, Barbara feels challenged as ever working with kindergarten students but says the reward she gets from volunteering is much greater.

Click here to read the rest of the story...

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...

5th Grade Science Experiment - Posted October 3, 2013
5th grade classes at Red Mill Elementary have been studying equilibrium in science recently. Today, Mr. Goodwin gave students the opportunity to experience a science experiment on a much larger scale, learning how competing forces and accelerated motions lead to disequilibrium.

5th grade science experiment

Red Mill PTO Joins School Bucks Program - Posted September 23, 2013
Shop at Colonie Center between August 1, 2013 to June 1, 2014 and you can help earn 1 point for every $1 spent shopping. The top 10 schools will win a monetary prize. Read the flyer for more information on this program. School Bucks Flyer

Red Mill Welcome Back Picnic Posted September 11, 2013
On Thursday, September 12th, the Red Mill PTO will host our Welcome Back Picnic. All are welcome. The event is scheduled for 5pm to dusk. Rain Date will be September 20th. Please see the link on the left that says PTO for access to the PTO web page.

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