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Shaker Road Elementary School participates each May in the nationwide Walk &/or Bike to School Day that promotes healthy habits, environmental concerns and safe routes to school for all children. full story

Shaker Road Hosts Camp Invention

Posted July 20, 2015

Students from South Colonie and schools across the Capital District participated in Camp Invention at Shaker Road Elementary School this month. During this STEM enrichment camp, students made cars that would navigate an obstacle course, built shields to keep them dry during hydro challenges, constructed prototypes of their inventions, and much more. Channel 13 video story

Childcare Form Due August 12

Posted July 16, 2015

Childcare forms must be returned to the elementary schools no later than August 12. All forms received after this deadline may not be provided busing. The Transportation Department will not be able to accommodate bus/route changes for at least two weeks after school begins. It will be the responsibility of the parent/guardian to transport their child to and from school/childcare until those changes can be completed as passes will not be permitted during this time. childcare form (pdf)

Elementary School Summer Reading List Information

Posted June 25, 2015

The suggested summer reading lists South Colonie elementary school students to prepare for the 2015-16 school year are now available. summer reading lists

Shaker Road 2015-16 School Supply Lists

Posted June 25, 2015

Shaker Road Elementary School 2015-16 school supply lists by grade. supply lists (pdf)

ESL Holds 23rd Annual Picnic/Awards Ceremony

Posted June 17, 2015

The South Colonie ESL Department held its 23rd annual ESL Picnic and Awards Ceremony at Sand Creek Middle School in June. view a photo gallery

Fourth Graders Experience Colonial Times

Posted May 30, 2015

What would your day have been like if you lived during colonial times? Fourth graders at Shaker Road Elementary School investigated the answer to this question and more during a study of the Colonial period. full story 

Shaker Road Families Make Courtyard Improvements

Posted May 20, 2015

Several hard working Shaker Road Elementary School families gathered in May to put to use grant money awarded through the Department of Air and Waste Management Association. The goal was to improve the school courtyard in both purpose and function and tie our use of the courtyard to each grade level's curriculum. full story

Shaker Road Bike/Walk to School Day

Posted May 6, 2015

Shaker Road Elementary School participates each May in the nationwide Walk &/or Bike to School Day that promotes healthy habits, environmental concerns and safe routes to school for all children. full story

Sign Up Now For Camp Invention

Posted April 29, 2015

Sign up today's for this summer's Camp Invention for students in grades 1-6. Camp Invention will be held July 6-10 at Shaker Road Elementary School. More information (pdf)

Families Receive Donations From Charity Basketball Game

Posted April 22, 2015

The Riddick family from Veeder Elementary School and the Seyboth and McDonald families from Shaker Road Elementary School were presented with the funds raised through the annual Amy Tisa/Chrissy Aidala Memorial Charity Basketball Game at the April Board of Education meeting. full story

Wygant Named Principal for a Day

Posted April 8, 2015

Ian Wygant was Shaker Road’s Principal-for-a-day this spring and used his wisdom and patience to lead the building on a very busy “get-away” day. full story

Shaker Road Hosts Stuart Little Slumber Party

Posted April 8, 2015

Shaker Road Elementary School hosted a Stuart Little slumber party in April. Students arrived in their pajamas, made a Stuart Little craft and snack, then put down their blanket and pillow on the library floor to watch Stuart Little the Movie on the big screen. view a photo gallery

Shaker Road ESL After School Program Highlights

Posted April 1, 2015

Student's in Ms. Rossetti's ESL After School Program met twice a week during the school year at Shaker Road Elementary School. view a photo gallery

Second Graders 'Run with Dogs'

Posted March 24, 2015

Shaker Road Elementary School second graders enjoyed a visit from Kate, a musher from "Run with Dogs" and her eight huskies. full story

Shaker Road Family Dance

Posted March 3, 2015

Shaker Road Elementary School held its family dance in February. view a photo gallery

ESL Chinese New Year celebration

Posted March 3, 2015

Shaker Road Elementary School ESL students (K-3) put on a presentation for the school on Chinese New Year. They presented many facts and traditions relating to the holiday. view a photo gallery

First Graders Celebrate Pioneer Day

Posted March 2, 2015

Shaker Road Elementary School first graders celebrated Pioneer Day on Feb. 27. full story

Second Graders Make Snow Ice Cream

Posted February 26, 2015

While most people are you sick of all the snow this winter, second graders in Mrs. Harriman's class used the snow to their advantage, making snow ice cream. full story

Second Grade Valentine's Performance

Posted February 24, 2015

Shaker Road Elementary School second graders held their annual Valentine's Day performance for their families. full story

Polar Animal Study with Ipads at Shaker Road

Posted February 13, 2015

With the cold and snow commences the annual study of Polar Animals at Shaker Road Elementary School. Second graders are becoming experts in the frosty genre of Literary Non-Fiction. Mrs. Berner and Mrs. Juliano are proud to present her class’ My Talking Pet presentations made on the ipad. Students counted down their top five things that you need to know about their animals David Letterman style after finishing their amazing Literary Non-Fiction stories chronicling a day in the life, of their chosen arctic animal. more information

Board of Education Approves School Day Schedule Changes For September

Posted February 12, 2015

The South Colonie Board of Education has approved a plan (pdf) for next September to change the starting and ending times of some of its schools. The change, the result of an ongoing transportation study, is expected to save on overall transportation costs by lowering the number of daily bus runs and provide more time between runs for drivers to transport students to and from school. full story

Brovember Champs Presented Their Trophies

Posted December 5, 2014

Introducing the Shaker Road Elementary School Brovember champs with their trophies. full story

Third Brovember Campaign Best Yet

Posted December 2, 2014

With nine gents participating this year, the third annual Shaker Road Brovember campaign was sure to be the most successful ever. We were not disappointed! full story

Shaker Road Celebrates Power of Nice 5th Birthday

Posted November 26, 2014

Shaker Road Elementary School students and staff celebrated the 5th birthday of the Power of Nice schoolwide anti-bullying program in November. full story

Mustache Monday Raises $300 to Fight Prostate Cancer

Posted November 24, 2014

As Brovember winds down at Shaker Road to a restful Thanksgiving break from school, the staff and students at Shaker Road Elementary School enjoyed Mustache Monday today. full story

Shaker Road ESL Visits Colonie Town Library

Posted November 10, 2014

South Colonie children in the ESL program at Shaker Road Elementary School recently participated in a special ESL Library Night at the William K. Sanford Colonie Town Library. full story

Shaker Road Halloween Celebration

Posted November 5, 2014

Shaker Road Elementary School held its annual Halloween celebration and parade on Friday, October 31. view a photo gallery

ESL Teachers Work at Narrowing the Divide Between Culture and Learning

Posted November 3, 2014

For ESL teachers like those at South Colonie, bridging the gap between culture and education for young students is a big part of the job. full story

South Colonie Well Represented at Northeastern Region PTA Dinner

Posted October 21 2014

A large group from South Colonie attended the 36th Annual Northeastern Region PTA Presidents and Principals dinner on October 20 at Michael's in Latham. full story

Shaker Road Introduces Mr. Greenbean the Tortoise

Posted October 15, 2014

Shaker Road Elementary School would officially like to introduce you to Mr. Greenbean, our African Sulcata Tortoise. full story

Natalie Boardman Top Turtle Today

Posted September 12, 2014

First-grader Natalie Boardman was Shaker Road’s Principal-for-the-Day and in that role, she provided staff and students with a great day filled with smiles and compliments and lucky coins. full story

Facebook First Day of School Photo Album

Posted September 8, 2014

Our South Colonie "first day of school" Facebook photo album is now complete with parents submitting nearly 100 pictures this school year. Great work everyone and have a great year! view facebook photo album

Students Return to School

Posted September 5, 2014

Students returned to school on Thursday, September 4, for the 2014-15 year. view a musical photo gallery

District Introduces New Meal Charging Policy For 2014-15 School Year

Posted September 3, 2014

South Colonie Schools has adopted a new policy regarding the charging of meals in our school cafeterias. Meal charge limits are as follows. full story