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Giffen Memorial Elementary School

Giffen Memorial Elementary School

Prekindergarten-Grade 6

Click here for our 2018-19 school supply list

 

274 South Pearl St., Albany, NY 12202 (click here for directions)

Phone: (518) 475-6650

Fax: (518) 475-6652

Website: http://giffenmemorialelementaryschool.weebly.com/index.html

 

Jasmine N. Brown, Principal

Email: jbrown@albany.k12.ny.us

Jared Fox, Assistant Principal

Email: jfox1@albany.k12.ny.us

Jason Rogers, Assistant Principal

Email: jrogers@albany.k12.ny.us

 

School times

  • Building opens: 8:30 a.m.

  • Breakfast begins: 8:30 a.m.

  • School day begins: 9:05 a.m.

  • School day ends: 3:35 p.m.

  • After-school child care ends: 5:45 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 5 p.m. Friday

Upcoming events

 

  • Wednesday, Oct. 17 -- ENL Night, 4 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Oct. 23 -- Early Childhood Parent University, 5-7 p.m.
  • Friday, Oct. 26 -- College Friday
  • Monday, Oct. 29 -- Book Fair begins
  • Friday, Nov. 2 -- Book Fair ends
  • Tuesday, Nov. 6 -- No school for students, Superintendent's Conference Day
  • Friday, Nov. 9 -- First quarter ends
  • Monday, Nov. 12 -- No school, Veterans Day
  • Wednesday, Nov. 14 -- PTA meeting, 5 p.m.
  • Monday, Nov. 19 -- Community Dinner and Honor Roll Recognition, 5 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Nov. 21 -- No school for students, Parent-Teacher Conference Day
  • Thursday, Nov. 22-Friday, Nov. 23 -- No school, Thanksgiving Recess
  • Friday, Nov. 30 -- College Friday

2018-19 news and information

  • Faculty vs. Parents basketball - It's a 30-38 tie! Check out a photo album from the game.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."
  • ENL night - Staff and community partners gather to support Albany families. Check out a 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."

About Giffen

Originally opened in 1960, Rev. John Giffen, M.D., Memorial Elementary School serves students from prekindergarten through grade 6. Giffen underwent significant improvements that were finished in summer 2009, including a renovated computer lab, new phone connections, new air conditioning and new lighting in the gym, cafeteria and auditorium. Giffen was the 11th school to be completed as part of the district’s sweeping plan to rebuild or renovate every elementary and middle school by September 2010.


We are proud to be able to provide a range of programs and services to take care of our children's academic needs as well as provide health and wellness services on-site. These services include mobile dental health services through our partnership with the St. Peter's Hospital and Ronald McDonald House, and school-based health services through our partnership with Whitney M. Young Jr., Health Services, in addition to mental health and other wellness services on premises.

 

Absence from school
If your child is absent from school for any reason, call the school at (518) 475-6750 during the morning and provide a written excuse when your child returns to school.

 

 

 
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