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Thomas O'Brien Academy of Science and Technology (TOAST)

Prekindergarten-Grade 6

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Lincoln Park

Albany, NY 12202

Phone: (518) 475-6875

Fax: (518) 475-6877

Website: http://toasttimberwolves.wix.com/toast


Teresa L. Brown, Principal

Email: tbrown@albany.k12.ny.us

Katie Stalker, Assistant Principal

Email: kstalker@albany.k12.ny.us


School times
  • Building opens: 7:40 a.m.

  • Breakfast begins (K-6): 7:40 a.m.

  • Prekindergarten school day begins: 7:50 a.m.

  • K-6 school day begins: 8 a.m.

  • Prekindergarten breakfast begins: 8:15 a.m.

  • Prekindergarten school day ends: 2:20 p.m.

  • K-6 school day ends: 2:30 p.m.

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

Upcoming events

  • Friday, June 14
    • Flag Day Ceremony, 1:35 p.m.
    • PEP/PTA Meetingl, 6 p.m.
  • Thursday, Jue 20 -- Honor Roll and Perfect Attendance Assemblies
  • Friday, June 21 -- Pre-K Moving Up, 9 a.m.
  • Monday, June 24 -- Kindergarten Moving Up, 9-10:30 a.m.
  • Tuesday, June 25
    • Grade 6 Moving Up, 9-11 a.m.
    • Early dismissal, 11:45 a.m.
  • Wednesday, June 26
    • Early dismissal, 11:45 a.m.
    • Last day of school
2018-19 news and information
  • A tree (45 of them, actually) grows in Albany -- Thanks to an Arbor Day collaboration between two elementary schools and an array of community partners and volunteers, 45 new trees were planted Tuesday at the Corning Preserve in downtown Albany. Fifth-graders in Steve Costello’s class at Thomas O’Brien Academy of Science and Technology (TOAST) joined with fifth-graders from Karin Yettru’s class at Woodlawn Elementary School in Schenectady to plant the trees. (MORE)

  • Plenty of spirit at superhero pep rally -- If school spirit could lift a building from its foundation, Thomas O’Brien Academy of Science and Technology would have hovered in the stratosphere on March 29. At its Superhero Pep Rally, kids from pre-K to grade 2 lined the hallways, carrying signs, high-fiving and shouting encouragement to older students – who will take the New York State English language arts exam next week – as they marched through the hallways.Everyone ended up in the gym, where the gospel choir sang a song about confidence and Principal Teresa Brown encouraged students to chant, as loudly as possible, WE GOT THIS! Check out some Facebook photos from the event.

  • TOAST 'STEAM's ahead -- Where can you pet a chicken, fly a plane, climb the walls, gaze at the stars and make a musical instrument out of a straw? At STEAM Family Night at Thomas O’Brien Academy of Science and Technology (TOAST), of course. Click here to see Facebook photos from the March 21 event.

  • TOAST students take to virtual skies -- Using flight simulators in their school’s computer lab, fifth-graders at Thomas O’Brien Academy of Science and Technology (TOAST) on Feb. 4 took to the virtual skies and showed off their takeoff, flying and landing skills to a world-traveling pilot and educator. (MORE)

  • Students go on virtual expedition -- Students in Steve Costello’s fifth-grade class at Thomas O’Brien Academy of Science and Technology (TOAST) kicked off their study of the Revolutionary War on Jan. 22 with a virtual tour of Dey Mansion in Wayne, NJ, the location of one of Gen. George Washington’s headquarters that’s now a museum. Led by technology teacher Deb Whipple, students and Costello used virtual reality goggles to walk through each room of the mansion and discuss what they saw, from the quill pen on his desk to fireplaces in each room to the Great Hall where he strategized with military people. TOAST has 30 pairs of virtual reality goggles that students use for a variety of expeditions, Click here to see some Facebook photos from their journey.

About Thomas O'Brien Academy of Science and Technology
The school we know as Thomas O'Brien Academy of Science and Technology (TOAST) was built in 1954 as Public School 24. Its namesake is Thomas O'Brien, who served as principal at P.S. 24 more than 100 years ago. He died in 1921 at the age of 72, and the school was named after him when it became at magnet school in 1990. The original P.S. 24 was built in 1893 and located just a few blocks north of the current school on the Delaware Avenue plot of land where the Boys and Girls Club of Albany now stands.

The TOAST building reopened in January 2010 following a complete renovation. It now features state-of-the-art computers and technology in every classroom and throughout the building.

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 onsite. These services include
mobile dental health services through our partnership with St. Peter's Hospital and Ronald McDonald House. Click here for more information about the district's magnet schools, or call the Magnet Office at (518) 475-6551.

Absence from school
If your child is absent for any reason, call the school nurse at (518) 475-6875 during the morning and provide a written excuse when your child returns to school. 


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