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photo fitness ualbanyFifth Graders Participate in Activities that Promote Physical Activity

On February 11, Tamarac fifth graders attended education day at the University at Albany as part of the health and physical education (PE) curriculum. Students had the opportunity to participate in activities that promote physical activity, and listened to student athletes from UAlbany talk about the important responsibilities that come with being a student athlete. The day ended with a UALBANY women's basketball game. The trip illustrated the importance of life long health and wellness, and also incorporated many of the lessons the students learn in their PE classes.Posted 2/26/15


photo of 100 day100 Days Smarter

First graders in Ira Share and Sanada Bailey’s classes celebrated the 100th Day of school by rotating through a number of math and literacy centers.  Centers included: making sculptures out of 100 plastic cups, 100 marshmallows and toothpicks, constructing a picture using 100 patterns blocks, building ice cream cones by counting to 10 and so much more!

Doesn't it look like fun? See more photos..Posted 2/26/15




photo of student making heart pillowFirst Grade Students Make Heart Pillows for Cardiac Patients

First grade students did more than celebrate Valentine’s Day this February, in honor of National Heart month, students learned how to stuff and sew heart pillows for the Capital District YMCA Hug-a-Heart project.

Students paired up and stuffed and sewed 17 heart pillows for cardiac patients at Ellis hospital. These pillows help patients with the healing process after surgery.

This special learning project was completed by Ira Share and Sanda Bailey’s first grade classes with the help of retired teacher Ginny Hanby. These pillows were donated last week at the Troy YMCA. Learn more about the Hug-a-Heart project at YMCA Posted 2/19/15

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PTSA Hosting Annual Valentine's Day Dance - February 6

The PTSA is hosting the Annual Valentine’s Day dance on Friday, February 6 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., in the Elementary School gym and cafeteria. Advanced ticket sales end on Monday, February 2. Payment is not accepted the night of the event. Donations of baked goods to be sold at the dance are greatly appreciated. See Valentine's Dance FlyerPosted 1/28/15

Registration Open for Brunswick Baseball League

Registration is open for the Brunswick Baseball League. A flyer with more information is available here. Posted 1/16/15

Calling All Student Inventors

The Capital District Invention Convention is an annual regional and statewide invention competition for students from grades k-8. Students are invited to submit an original idea for an invention that solves a problem. The top 100 entries are then invited to create a model of their concept. The deadline for returning the invention disclosure form is February 9. Learn more about the program and submission directions Posted 1/16/15

Elementary School Building - January 8

The majority of the elementary school has heat today. Due to the wide spread power outage in Brunswick last night that shut down the boilers for a brief time, a few classrooms had to be relocated to other instructional spaces in the elementary building for the day. Posted 1/8/15

PTSA - spring Krause's chocolate fundraiser

The elementary school and 7th grade will be participating in the PTSA spring Krause’s Chocolate fundraiser. The school will earn 50% of all sales.

In the elementary school, each grade’s proceeds will go into their Nature’s classroom account. The 7th grade proceeds will go toward the courtyard. Order forms will be arriving home this week, and all orders and payment are due February 9. Checks should be made payable to Brittonkill PTSA. The orders will be available for pick up in the elementary school cafeteria before Easter. If you have any additional questions, please contact Leslie Hepp. Thank you for your support! Posted 1/6/15

photo of sing alongHoliday sing along

Elementary students sang their hearts out today at the Annual Holiday Sing along. Principal, Karen Lederman thanked students, staff and their families for the donations to the holiday service projects including: the hat and mitten tree, food drive, collecting for Toys for Tots and the care packages for soldiers. See more pictures...Posted 12/19/14



christmas around world photoChristmas Around the World

Kindergarten students logged a lot of miles yesterday during the Annual Christmas around the world activity. Students spent the day rotating (traveling) through kindergarten classrooms that represented different countries. Students learned about how holidays are celebrated in other countries and received a stamp in their passport for each country they visited. Thank you to all the parent volunteers who helped with the activity! See more photos... Posted 12/18/14


student working on codeStudents participate in Hour of Code

Students at Tamarac Elementary School recently participated in activities as part of the Hour of Code, a worldwide effort to introduce students to computer programming and show how anyone can learn the basics of computer coding.

Librarian, Janice Toomajian, and Teaching Assistant, Judy Anderson showed second grade students a video of President Obama inviting the students to try their hand at coding, then launched into a code.org Angry Birds activity. Learn more..... Posted 12/16/14

Gr. 3-5 Winter Concert Postponed

Gr. 3-5 Winter Concert scheduled for tonight, Dec. 10 has been postponed to the concert’s snow date, Thursday, December 18 at 7 p.m. in the District Auditorium. Posted 12/10/14

imageof treeHat and mitten tree makes for warm holiday

Tamarac Elementary School kicked off its annual Hat and Mitten Tree tradition this month. Students, staff and the Brunswick community donate hats and mittens that will be given to St. Joseph’s House in Troy, various organizations and including some students in the district.

Fifth grade teacher Nicolle Motzer said this has been a tradition for more than ten years and is a joint service learning project between the elementary and secondary school. “The Secondary School Kids Care Service Club donates many handmade knitted and crocheted hats and mittens," said Motzer.

Donations can be made until Friday, December 12 at the main office at the Elementary School. Thank you to all who donated! Posted 12/5/14


toysfortotslogoTamarac Schools Collecting Toys

Help Tamarac Schools bring joy to a needy child this season. If you would like to contribute, please send one new unwrapped toy. Drop off sites are in the elementary and secondary school lobbies. Toys will be collected until December 17. Posted 12/2/14

School District Calendar

Click here to see and print the entire 2014 - 15 school year calendar. Posted 7/2514

Dignity for All Students ActDignity for All Students Webpage Helps With Efforts to Stop Bullying

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.


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