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photo of dare students of the yearDARE Students of the Year

Congratulations to the 5th grade DARE Students of the Year: Morgan Yearsley, Aidan Marshall, Emily Scharnott, Abby Buckley photographed with Deputy Jeff Russo  and County Executive Kathy Jimino. Posted 6/23/15



photo of students at kindergarten moving up dayKindergarten Moving-Up Day

See you in September Class of 2027!
Thank you to the Brunswick families for all that you have done this school year, as Mrs. Riley said, “It takes a village.” Congratulations to all the kindergarten students on their moving-up day! See more photos.Posted 6/1915


studnets at teddy bear dressing dayStudents Participate in Annual Teddy Bear Dressing Day

Tamarac Elementary held its Annual Teddy Bear Dressing Day on June 8 where kindergarten through second grade students dressed donated teddy bears and hugged them to fill the stuffed animals with comforting thoughts for the children who receive them.

After the Teddy bears were dressed and filled with love, hope and strength, they were sent off to the Double H Hole in the Woods Camp for campers who have or once were battling some type of illness.  Learn more and see photos. Posted 6/12/15


student in bee hatStudents Busy Like Bees

Second grade students recently completed a Science Unit on Plant and Animal Life Cycles, and this week all classes attended a presentation on Honeybees.

Students learned about the life cycle of honeybees, methods for collecting honey, and constructed a model honeycomb with their own bee. Thank you to the parents who volunteered their time to help students construct their honeycomb and to Mrs. Nally from the Scotia Glenville Traveling Museum. See more photos. Posted 6/5/15


photo of students presentingThird Grade Students Learn About Different Forms of Energy

Students in Mrs. Seaver’s third grade class have been working with college students from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) to learn about seven different forms of energy that can be used to generate electricity. With the help of RPI students and RPI professor Kim Fortun, students made a poster, developed a slide show and delivered a special presentation to fellow students in the elementary library.  At the end of the presentation, students performed a song “We Built This City” with lyrics written by Mrs. Anderson. See more photos from presentation. Posted 5/27/15

$2,700 Raised at Ice Cream Social & Ticket Town Fundraiser

We would like to thank everyone who attended Tamarac Elementary School’s Annual Ice Cream Social and Ticket Town fundraiser last week. Just over $2,700 was raised to benefit the Character Education Committee, who plan on landscaping the front of the elementary school around the peace pole.  Posted 5/26/15

naturesclassroom photo5th Grade Students Arrive to Nature's Classroom

Fifth grade students arrived safely to Nature's Classroom. Posted 5/26/15




photo of student holding puppetStudents Work with Local Artist

This week, in Mrs. Quackenbush and Mrs. Levandusky’s second grade classes, 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 making the puppets and relating them back to the books they previously read. See more photos. Posted 5/19/15


Ice Cream Social & Ticket Town Fundraiser

Tamarac Elementary School will host its annual Ice Cream Social and Ticket Town fundraiser from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 19.  Ice cream sundaes will be available for $2 in the elementary cafeteria.  A variety of adult and kid prizes will also be on display for the Ticket Town Raffle. Friends and family are encouraged to walk the hallways of the elementary school and see student projects on display.  All proceeds from the fundraisers will benefit the Character Education Committee, who plan on landscaping the front of the elementary school around the peace pole.  Come join us for some ice cream after the budget vote! Posted 5/15/15

Knitters Needed for Teddy Bear Dressing Day

Once again, Tamarac Elementary School is supporting the work of the Double H Hole in the Woods Ranch by decorating Bear Den Bags and dressing teddy bears. If anyone in our community is interested in knitting or crocheting sweaters for the teddy bears, the pattern for the sweaters can be found here.

Knitted sweaters can be sent to the elementary school until June 5. For questions please contact Sanada Bailey.Posted 5/13/15

photoofgrandparentsdayGrandparents & Special Visitor's Day

Hundreds of proud grandparents and family members visited the elementary school on May 6 and 7. During the visit, there was food, dancing, games, poem writing and more. See more photos Posted 5/13/15


photo of students with wool marbleStudents Get Lesson in Weaving

Recently, in celebration of Agricultural Literacy week, first and second grade students read the book “Weaving the Rainbow” by George Ella Lyon. It is a story about a young girl raising and caring for sheep, with an end result of shearing, carding, spinning, dying the wool and then weaving it to make a tapestry. Students also participated in a hands-on activity of hand weaving wool into different shapes.

Thank you to parent Mary Margaret Corcoran for volunteering to read the book to students, and for organizing the activity. The Rensselaer County Farm Bureau donated a copy of “Weaving the Rainbow” to the school library. See more phots..Posted 5/01/15


photo of students holding awardsStudents Nominated for Physical Education Leadership Award

The Tamarac Physical Education Department recently nominated a number of students from both the Elementary, and Middle School, to receive the Sandra G. Morley Physical Education Leadership Award. The award is given in recognition of students that demonstrate the following qualities:
1. Responsible personal and social behavior, sportsmanship and citizenship.
2. Desire to learn and improve.
3. Exhibits a physically active lifestyle.
4. Demonstration of leadership and positive influence upon peers. 

This year's recipients from Tamarac are as follows:
8th Grade Students:  Ryan Derby, Nate LaPlante, Anthony Styles, Brionna Daniels, Isabella Bisceglia and Haley Honsinger. 

5th Grade Students: Tony Derival, Zach Rice, Rocco DiCarlo, Abigal Becker, Abigal Buckley and Jenna Hunt.  Posted 5/01/15


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