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Veeder Shines headed to the Regional Food Bank after a 10-day flash food drop at Veeder Elementary. full story

Summer Reading Lists

Posted June 15, 2016

The 2016 elementary school summer reading lists are now available. summer reading

Slots Still Available For UPK Program

Posted June 15, 2016

After holding the lottery in May, there are still slots available for students to enroll in the district's UPK program for the 2016-16 school year due to some cancellations. Please contact the District Registrar immediately if interested. more information (pdf)

Students Honor Principal Gottschalk on Their Last Day

Posted June 21, 2016

The children of Veeder Elementary School honored their Principal Kathleen Gottschalk who is retiring after 19 years. full story and video

Veeder Shines Club Prepares Cards For U.S. Troops

Posted May 22, 2016

The Veeder Shines Club's final act of kindness this school year reaches farther than then South Colonie community. This time, students made pictures, card and notes for the troops of our U.S. armed services. full story

Veeder Shines Club Returns to Glen Eddy to Plant Gardens

Posted May 20, 2016

Second graders in the Veeder Shines Club returned to the Glen Eddy senior center this spring work with the residents on planting the flower gardens. view a photo gallery

Veeder Teachers Volunteer at Habitat For Humanities Project

Posted May 17, 2016

A group of South Colonie teacher (and a few students) from Colonie Central High School, Sand Creek Middle School, and Veeder Elementary School volunteered in May to work on a Habitat for Humanity project in Albany. view a photo gallery

Veeder Shines Donates to Regional Food Bank

Posted May 13, 2016

Veeder Shines headed to the Regional Food Bank after a 10-day flash food drop at Veeder Elementary. full story

Veeder Kindergarteners Clean Up For Earth Day

Posted April 22, 2016

Veeder Elementary School teacher Mrs. Backus' Kindergarten class did their part to help planet Earth with their annual Earth Day clean up. full story

Cub Scouts Plant Seeds at Glen Eddy

Posted April 20, 2016

A group of second graders in the Veeder Shines Club, many of whom were working to earn a Cub Scout badge, visited the seniors citizens at the Glen Eddy. view a photo gallery

Veeder Shines Club Spruces Up Grounds For Earth Day

Posted April 20, 2016

The Veeder Shines Club rolled up their sleeved and got to work in honor of Earth Day this month. view a photo gallery

Veeder Shines on the Glen Eddy Senior Home

Posted April 13, 2016

Veeder Elementary School second graders came into school early this week to make colorful rainbows and butterflies for residents of the Glen Eddy Senior Center Home. view a photo gallery

Tisa/Aidala Game Check Presented to Truesell Family

Posted April 8, 2016

Staff from Veeder Elementary School were on hand at the April Board of Education meeting to present a check to a CCHS family in need, money raised at the Tisa/Aidala Memorial Basketball Game this year. full story

Veeder Team Takes Sixth Place at Odyssey of the Mind State Competition

Posted April 4, 2016

Congratulations to a team of seven students from Veeder Elementary School for placing sixth at the state level of the Odyssey of the Mind competition last weekend. full story

Students Kick Off Veeder Shines Initiative at the Glen Eddy Home

Posted April 1, 2016

Veeder Shines is a new service learning "club" that has just begun at Veeder Elementary School. The purpose is to have children, at all grade levels, give their time and share their talents to help the community. full story

Veeder Fourth Graders Organize Sweet Bags For Foster Children

Posted March 29, 2016

Fourth graders in Beth Panucci class at Veeder Elementary School organized and put together sweet cases for foster children. With the help of the students at Veeder, 71 cases were sponsored and will be donated to help a foster child in need. view a photo gallery

Veeder Students Hear Bagpipes on St. Patrick's Day

Posted March 17, 2016

Mrs. Melanson's third grade class at Veeder Elementary School was treated to a lesson on the bagpipe on St. Patrick's Day. full story

Tisa/Aidala Basketball Games Raises Funds For CCHS Cancer Student

Posted March 12, 2016

The 9th annual Tisa/Aidala Memorial Basketball Game raised funds for a Colonie Central High School student fighting cancer. view a photo gallery

Veeder Team Advanced to Odyssey of the Mind State Competition

Posted March 8, 2016

Congratulations to a team of students from Veeder Elementary School for placing second the regional Odyssey of the Mind competition last weekend and advancing to the New York State tournament on April 2. full story

Veeder Kindergarteners Celebrate 100 Days of School

Posted February 25, 2016

The students in Mrs. Backus' Kindergarten class at Veeder Elementary School spent all day Wednesday counting as they celebrated their 100th day of school. view a facebook photo gallery

Clyde and Lisa Teach Healthy Dental Habits to Veeder Kindergarteners

Posted February 12, 2016

The Kindergarten students at Veeder Elementary School received their annual visit from Lisa Kamisnsky of Capital District Pediatric Dentistry. The children learned about healthy dental habits, and Lisa and Clyde demonstrated the best way to brush. full story

Third Graders Celebrate Chinese New Year

Posted February 12, 2016

Third graders at Veeder Elementary School celebrated the Chinese New Year by making and learning about lanterns, stuffed kite fish, fortune cookies, popcorn, chopsticks and fried rice. full story

Colonie Town Librarian Visits Veeder School

Posted January 7, 2016

The William K. Sanford Colonie Town librarian came to Veeder Elementary School in January. view a photo gallery

Third Graders Hold International Buffet, Learn About Other Countries

Posted December 23, 2015

Third graders in Barbara Ripps' class at Veeder Elementary School held its annual International Buffet this month. full story

Veeder Holds December Share and Celebrate Event

Posted December 22, 2015

The students and staff at Veeder Elementary School recognized December birthdays, discussed the school’s focus words of being responsible, respectful, and safe and, celebrated the holidays at their December Share and Celebrate. full story

First Graders Make Gingerbread Houses For the Holidays

Posted December 18, 2015

First graders in Mrs. Reeves class at Veeder Elementary School got into the holiday spirit this week by making their own gingerbread houses. view a photo gallery

Schools Help iCARE Donate Clothing to Military

Posted December 10, 2015

South Colonie schools, their families and staff through the iCARE program donated 800 clothing items in November such as shirts, jackets, socks, etc., to local veterans and military families. The items were boxed and delivered to Fisher House yesterday in time for the holidays. musical slideshow

Kindergarteners Celebrate 50 Days of School

Posted December 1, 2015

Veeder Elementary School's Kindergarten classes went back in time to celebrate the 50th day of school. view a photo gallery

Veeder Honors Military and Veterans

Posted November 13, 2015

The Veeder Elementary School library was bursting with pride and patriotism as the school welcomed veterans in honor of the holiday. Veterans, family members and Veeder students met in the library for a small reception and then paraded around the school hallway as students sang patriotic songs. There were more than 30 veterans that attended the event. view a musical slideshow of this event

Veeder Elementary Halloween Parade

Posted November 5, 2015

Veeder Elementary Schools students kicked off Halloween this year with their annual Halloween parade outside the school. view a musical photo slideshow

Third Graders Learn Geography by Transforming Pumpkins Into Globes

Posted October 23, 2015

Third graders at Veeder Elementary School learned about geography and art by transforming fall pumpkins into world globes by painting on the Continents. full story

Veeder Teachers Takes Part in Rugged Raider Patriot Challenge

Posted October 20, 2015

A group of Veeder Elementary School teachers ran, pulled,  lifted, carried and worked together for military families and veterans as part of the South Colonie and iCARES' Rugged Raider Patriot Challenge on Oct. 17, at Colonie Central High School. full story

South Colonie Welcome Back to School Video Tribute

Posted September 9, 2015

South Colonie welcomed back students and staff today for the 2015-16 school year. View a musical/slide show from opening day through Animoto. Have a great year everyone! view video