Mrs. Groat's class snowshoes Superintendent Suttmeier reads to studentsTouring the Nile Reading Buddies

The first-graders enjoyed the snowfall in their snowshoes! They got some great outdoor excercise looking for animal tracks.

Superintendent Suttmeier read the book If You Give a Moose a Muffin to Mrs. Ohl's class for Read Across America Day!

Susan Griss of Beyond Paper & Pencil led Mrs. LaPorto’s class in creating a live replica of the Great Pyramid of Giza!

The Reading Buddies program pairs second-graders with pre-k students to provide a fun, shared reading experience.



VFW donates backpacks to JLE


On behalf of the JLE Kids, Mr. Spicer wanted to say thank you to VFW Auxiliary 1314 of Hudson NY for their generous donation of backpacks to the JLE kids. Special thanks to Chelsea Torchia President, Heather Barber Simon, Vice President, Judy Snow Treasurer and Dolores Host, Trustee.


Students participate in Honor a Vet Day


On Monday September 28, Mrs. Sweets and Mrs. Merwin-Domkoski’s 2nd grade classes participated in Columbia County’s Honor A Vet Program. The children heard speeches honoring Army Nurse Mary First Moon while sitting at the desks of the common council and then joined dignitaries and the honor guard outside for the flying of the flag at half mass. “The gun shot salute was very loud,” one second grader said. “But I loved the orange juice they gave us!” JLE is always proud to honor our Vets and all those who serve our country in War & Peace.


Grandparents Day at John L. Edwards


On Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday of this week JLE was filled with great joy with s visit from our grandparents at the annual Grandparents Day Program. The JLE kids proudly showed off their grandparents to their friends and teachers and the grandparents read to, danced and sang with the children. This wonderful event was sponsored by our PTA and we hope to have it every year. View more photos.


Universal Pre-K program accepting applications

Applications are still being accepted for the universal pre-kindergarten (UPK) ½ day (a.m./p.m.) program at JLE primary school. For application information, call Nikki DeDominicis at (518) 828-4360, ext. 2103.

2015-16 Supply Lists are available

Now available are the 2015-16 Supply Lists. They are broken out by teacher and grade.


John L. Edwards Primary School 828-9493
Principal Steven Spicer - ext. 4324
Attendance: Adrianne Blanks - 4300
Main Office: April Carrasco - 4317
Nurse: Pierpont Geer - 4312
Psychologist Michele Crandall- 4313
Psychologist Kerri Appelbaum - 4315
Social Worker Deirdre Lupoli - 4321
Hudson Family Literacy - 4350
Cafeteria - 4320

JLE PTA Officers 2015 - 2016
President Lori Below
Vice President Victoria Groat
1st Secretary Amanda Pepper
2nd Secretary Rebecca Bouchie
Treasurer Diane Duryea
PTA Website