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JDRF walkersJefferson raises over $5,000 for JDRF

Jefferson Elementary School students walked the soccer fields and raised more than $5,000 for the JDRF Kids Walk program in May. In addition to raising money for the organization, which funds diabetes research, students learned about type 1 and type 2 diabetes and the importance of a healthy lifestyle.

Important note from the Food Services Department

The Schalmont Food Services Department will no longer be able to accept checks for deposit into student accounts in any of the school cafeterias after June 1. Payments may still be made online via or paid in cash. Please also note that charging will not be allowed in any school building effective June 8. If a student doesn't have any money (either with them or in their account), they will be offered a peanut butter and jelly, or cheese sandwich with milk. Thank you for your cooperation. 

Jefferson school menus

The monthly school menus are now available online for Jefferson Elementary School. may menu (pdf) | June menu [PDF]

Voters approve budget proposal, bus proposition

Voters passed a $45,797,561 budget proposal for the 2015-16 school year by approximately 67 percent with a vote of 429 to 205. Residents also approved a bus proposition by a vote of 435 to 199. In the board election, Gregory Campoli (477) was re-elected to a three-year term along with newcomer Joseph Amoroso (462). Amelia Hallam (457), who has been filling a board vacancy since August 2014, was elected to a one year seat on the board. learn more

Upcoming New York State assessments

The fourth grade science performance exam will be given May 20-21 (please note the change from the printed district calendar) while the written portion will be given June 1. testing schedule | Test-Taking Tips

Schalmont Sabres' Summer Boys' Basketball Camp

Learn more about the Schalmont Sabres' Summer Basketball Camp for boys entering third through eighth grade next school year. The camp will be held July 13-27, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Schalmont. brochure [pdf]

Science Honor Society hosts after school program for fourth-graders

Making clouds, studying fingerprints and examining old skeletons were among the many fun and exciting science experiments offered to fourth-graders as part of a unique enrichment offering in March. Photo gallery

April monthly school newsletter

The latest school newsletter includes important information and reminders from the school principal's, music/art/library news and much more. april newsletter | April PTO Update | April PTO Calendar [PDF files]

Second-graders showcase square dance moves

Over the course of three days in March, each second grade class gave a special square dance performance for visiting family and friends in honor of Music in Our Schools Month. photo gallery

Dentist promotes dental health at Jefferson

Two Jefferson Elementary School first grade classes had an opportunity to visit with a local dentist this month, learning about dental health and tooth care facts and tips. learn more

Jefferson celebrates Music in our Schools Month

Next time you're at Jefferson look for the posters recognizing Music in Our Schools Month. learn more

Author/illustrator AJ Smith visits Jefferson

Kindergarten through fourth-graders met author and illustrator AJ Smith at Jefferson on March 11. learn more

Older students share rainforest knowledge with first-graders

Sloths, golden lion tamarins and gibbons, oh my! These exotic creatures are among the many fifth-graders researched online and later discussed with first grade students. learn more

Schalmont teacher/student headline education forum

A Schalmont teacher and her former student captivated an overflow crowd at South Colonie last night, calling on Gov. Cuomo to take politics out of the state testing system and do what is best for school children. learn more

Jefferson Principals' Coffee Hours

Once again this school year, Principal Joby Gifford and Assistant Principal Jason Thompson will be hosting a series of Principals' Coffee Hours in an effort to facilitate communications between school leaders and parents.  event schedule [PDF]

Safety procedures at Jefferson

The front doors at Jefferson Elementary School facing Princetown Road are only being used for student arrival and dismissal each day. These doors will remain locked at all other times. All student drop offs, pickups, and parent visitors should enter the building via the primary office accessed by Ford Avenue. Learn more


Voters approve budget proposal, bus proposition

Middle and high school students honored by Human Rights group

District announces 2015 Alumni Wall of Distinction honoree

Spring musical, actors recognized by local theatre group

Two Sabres sign college letters of intent

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