If you have not registered your child for kindergarten please contact Mabel Dumas, 518-279-4600 ext. 2006 to arrange an appointment. Click here for registration information and forms. Posted 7/2414
2014-2015 Suggested School Supply Lists
The suggested school supply lists for the 2014-2015 school year are now available by clicking here. Posted 7/814
Tamarac Elementary School Recently Held Teddy Bear Dressing Day For Double H Hole in The Woods Campers and Unity House in Troy
Tamarac Elementary recently held its annual Teddy Bear Dressing Day. Children in grades Pre-K through second grade dressed two bears in sweaters and hats made by volunteers locally and from all over the country. Once the bears were dressed, the children held the bears tight to their chest, closed their eyes, and filled the bears with love, hope, and strength, for children attending Unity House in Troy and Double H Hole in the Woods camp in Lake Luzerne. Students learn the true meaning of compassion when filling the bears for these children that need it most. “One of the greatest qualities about this service learning project is all the people that come together to make this work. Thank you to all the volunteers,” said elementary school teacher, Sanada Bailey. Click here for photos.Posted 6/6/14
Second Graders Create Puppets With Local Artist
This week, in Mrs. Quackenbush’s second grade class, students worked with local artist Chris Moran making puppets. The puppet making was a culminating event for their Fairy Tale and Fractured Fairy Tale unit. The students had a great time with the Arts in Education sponsored event, making the puppets and relating them back to the books they previously read. Posted 5/20/14
Elementary Librarian Receives Award
Tamarac Elementary School’s librarian, Janice Toomajian, was recognized as a “Champion of Character” by the Academy for Character Education at the Sage Colleges. She was nominated by colleagues for the Educator Award and received this award from the Esteves School of Education at the 11th Annual Champions of Character Awards Banquet. Toomajian works tirelessly to promote character education in the Brunswick CSD and community, along with her outstanding work as our school’s librarian. Congratulations to Mrs. Toomajian! Tamarac is grateful for her daily enthusiasm and dedication! Posted 5/6/14
Fifth Graders Learn About Tourette Syndrome
Tamarac fifth graders held a Town Meeting to hear a special presentation from Jacob Baird, a 16 year old Youth Ambassador from the Tourette Syndrome Association. Jacob taught students about Tourette Syndrome and how it affects a person's daily life. Students were able to participate in activities that simulate what it's like to experience tics and had the opportunity to ask questions. The presentation was made possible by fifth grader Ethan Smith, who also shared his experiences as a classmate with Tourette Syndrome. Ethan has been working to raise awareness among his peers and hopes that the new knowledge gained by his classmates will enable them to have empathy when encountering those with differences. Posted 4/29/14
Second Grade Class Creates Song For Local Radio Station
Tamarac Elementary students in Mrs. Quackenbush’s second grade class recorded a song for local radio station WGNA 107.7. The students developed the song with WGNA DJ Richie Phillips. They did a great job creating patriotic lyrics and had their song played on the radio! Click here to read more and hear their song! Posted 4/8/14
University and Elementary Students Work Together
Tamarac Elementary students have been working with college students from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) to learn about environmental problems and environmental sustainability. The RPI students, along with RPI Professor Kim Fortun, come from a variety of majors and work with students in Sanada Bailey's and Ira Share’s first grade classrooms and Diane Seaver’s third grade classroom. Click here to read more! Posted 4/2/14.
Million Minute Reading Program Begins at Tamarac Elementary
Tamarac Elementary School launched a million minute reading program to encourage reading throughout the community. Their goal is for the school wide community to read a million minutes by the end of the school year. Every month, the participants are given a goal of how many minutes need to be reached to accomplish their final goal of a million minutes at the end of the school year. The October goal of 138,510 minutes was reached and exceeded with more than 143,000 minutes read! As a reward for reaching their goal, Tamarac Elementary School Principal Karen Lederman dressed up in something out of the ordinary. “Reading is one of my passions. I was thrilled when our community reached our first reading benchmark,” said Lederman. “Dressing "silly" was the least I could do to express my excitement at the accomplishment!” Posted 11/15/13.
As part of the district’s continued efforts to address bullying and harassment, the district has created a webpage that provides parents with characteristics of bullying, ways to stop it and contact information to report concerns. Click here to see the webpage… Posted 10/18/12.