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New Scotland Elementary

New Scotland Elementary School

Prekindergarten-Grade 5

 

369 New Scotland Ave., Albany, NY 12208 (click here for directions)

Phone: (518) 475-6775

Fax: (518) 475-6777

Website: https://newscotland.albany.k12.ny.us/

 

David Amodeo, Principal

E-mail: damodeo@albany.k12.ny.us

Marilyn Jones-Oliver, Assistant Principal

E-mail: mjones-oliver@albany.k12.ny.us

  

New Scotland principal update

The City School District of Albany Board of Education has appointed veteran educator and administrative leader Lesley Buff as the next principal of New Scotland Elementary School.

 

Buff will begin this summer following the retirement of David Amodeo at the end of the school year.

 

Buff transfers to New Scotland from North Albany Academy, where she served as principal since the 2010-11 school year. At North Albany, she led the district’s only prekindergarten-grade 8 building for seven years until the district reconfigured the school in 2017-18 to serve students through grade 5.

 

Prior to her time at North Albany, Buff served as assistant principal at Stephen and Harriet Myers Middle School for four years. She served as a science teacher during her first four years in the district – three years at William S. Hackett Middle School and one at Myers before moving into administration.

 

"We believe Ms. Buff will provide a strong, collaborative leadership approach that will benefit all New Scotland students and the entire school community," said Superintendent Kaweeda G. Adams. "She is committed to working together with all faculty, staff, students and families in a systemic way to identify and continue those programs and activities that the New Scotland community values, while also engaging all stakeholders in evaluating adjustments that will benefit all."

 

Superintendent Adams also praised outgoing principal Amodeo.

 

"We also are grateful to Mr. Amodeo for his dedicated service to New Scotland and our district during his 33-year career. We will miss his caring, thoughtful leadership style, and, as an Albany native and Albany High School graduate, his lifelong commitment to our school district and our community,"  she said.

 

School times

  • Building opens: 8:10 a.m.

  • Breakfast begins: 8:25 a.m.

  • School day begins: 9:05 a.m.

  • School day ends: 3:35 p.m.

  • After-school child care ends: 6 p.m.

Upcoming events

  • Friday, June 14 -- Kindergarten moving-up, 10 a.m.
  • Monday, June 24 -- Grade 5 Moving Up, 10 a.m.
  • Tuesday, June 25 -- Early dismissal, 12:50 p.m.
  • Wednesday, June 26
    • Early dismissal, 12:50 p.m.
    • Last day of school

2018-19 news and information

  • Education Day at the Valley Cats -- Second and fifth-graders learned how America's pastime is the perfect opportunity for a STEM lesson. (A Facebook account is not necessary to view these pictures. A window may display the text "To see more from Albany City Schools on Facebook, log in or create an account," but this can be dismissed by clicking "not now.") 

  • Drama Club presents 'Annie' -- New Scotland Elementary was treated to a school-wide production of “Annie Jr.” on the afternoon of June 3, a preview of the evening's performance of the classic musical featuring Little Orphan Annie and her crew of fellow moppets trying to make better lives for themselves. The show was presented by school’s Drama Club under the direction of teacher Emily Galarneau. Bravo! (A Facebook account is not necessary to view the linked content in this message. A window may display the text "To see more from Albany City Schools on Facebook, log in or create an account," but this can be dismissed by clicking "not now.") 

  • Black History Living Museum -- Second-graders researched notable African-Americans and when prompted by a donation (which will go to charity) came "alive" as that person. Check out a Facebook photo album from the event. You don’t need a Facebook account to view the pictures: A window may display the text “To see more from Albany City Schools on Facebook, log in or create an account,” but you can dismiss it by clicking “not now.

  • Kindergarten celebrates 100th day of school -- Thursday was the 100th day of school, and kindergarteners at New Scotland Elementary School showed off how much they know about the number 100 in a wealth of hands-on ways. Whether it was STEM projects in Tania Swierzerwki’s class, math ventures in Heather Stanton’s class, English language arts activities in Wanda Carter’s and Gloria Corley’s class or demonstrations in Jennifer Pratt’s class, students were proud of their smarts about the number 100. Kindergarteners answered questions like, “If I had $100, I would …” and “How do you count to 100?” They built towers of 100 paper cups and 100 Lincoln logs. They created sculptures out of 100 straws and 100 Lego pieces. They strung (and in many cases, ate) necklaces of 100 Froot Loops. And behind every exercise was a thorough knowledge of the all-important number: 100. Click here to see a Facebook photo collection from the celebrations. You don’t need a Facebook account to view the pictures. A window may display the text, “To see more from Albany Schools on Facebook, log in or create an account,” but you can dismiss the message by clicking “not now.”

  • Open House -- New Scotland Elementary parents were excited to meet their child's new teacher and check out their work so far this year at Open House on Sept. 25. Check out a Facebook photo album from the evening. You don’t need a Facebook account to view the pictures: A window may display the text “To see more from Albany City Schools on Facebook, log in or create an account,” but you can dismiss it by clicking “not now.  
  • First day of school -- It's back to the books at New Scotland Elementary School! But it wasn't all serious, there were lots of hugs and even more laughter on the first day of the 2018-19 school year.  Happy first day to everyone! Check out a Facebook photo album from the day. You don’t need a Facebook account to view the pictures: A window may display the text “To see more from Albany City Schools on Facebook, log in or create an account,” but you can dismiss it by clicking “not now.

About New Scotland Elementary
Public School 19 was built in 1919. It was expanded in 1924 and again in 1950, but remained virtually the same until it underwent a complete facelift that started in mid-2007 and ended 18 months later. The school community chose a new name to reflect their renovated building: New Scotland Elementary School.

 

The school is fully accessible to people with disabilities. It also has 21 grade-specific classrooms, a new library, a new gym, a new cafeteria/auditorium, and new mechanical, electrical, plumbing, communications, security and technology systems. Check out a Photo Gallery highlighting the new features at New Scotland Elementary following the facilities project.

 

The school's mission is to provide an environment through the cooperation of parents, students, teachers, administrators and community residents in which students can achieve their academic and emotional potential through the development of self-confidence, self-discipline, self-expression, and creativity.

 

Absence from school
If your child is absent from school for any reason, call the school at (518) 475-6775 during the morning and provide a written excuse when your child returns to school.

 

 
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