Mrs. Shumway’s class hatched butterflies from chrysalises! Mrs. Duryea’s class with an ambulance Students dressed up in costume Students learn about fire prevention from local firefighters

Mrs. Shumway’s class hatched butterflies from chrysalises!

Mrs. Duryea’s class got the chance to sit in a real ambulance and learn about how the Columbia Memorial Hospital Emergency Room operates!

Students dressed up for the Fall Costume Ball, sponsored by the JLE PTA!

Local firefighters visited John L. Edwards to teach students about fire safety for Fire Prevention Day!



Students paint holiday windowWinter Window 2014

Mrs. Zito’s class painted a beautiful winter wonderland scene on the Hudson Police Department window! This painting is an annual tradition to kick off the holiday season. Great job, artists!

Winter Tulips & Hudson River History at JLE

Students plant tulips with Carrie Ingleston

As winter approaches it is time for our annual visit from Carrie Ingleston of the Heritage Grow Program. Mrs. Ingleston visits our second grade classes and shares her own book with them, A Hudson River Story, all about early travelers of the Hudson River and the Hudson River treasures they discovered. She then teaches the children how to plant tulips in the winter by creating a live tulip garden in JLE. In this way the JLE kids learn the history of their Hudson River and the fun of flower cultivation.


Hudson Family Literacy Cooks Up A Wonderful Thanksgiving Event!

Hudson Family Literacy event

On Wednesday, November 19th, the Hudson Family Literacy Program, with generous support from Sawyer Chevrolet, baked 8 turkeys and with dressing, mashed potatoes, salad, rolls and apple cobbler, they prepared quite a feast for the Hudson City School District’s families. The families laughed, talked and enjoyed the evening of fun and food which has become a JLE tradition for well over five years. At evening’s end the crowd cheered and applauded Mrs. Becker and her team for their hard work.

November News Flash!

Read about Thanksgiving recess, holiday wreaths, picture make-up day, the festival of wreaths holiday sing-along, and proper winter clothing in this month's JLE News Flash!Read the News Flash here!

Ways to help your child attend school every day

The New York State government has launched an initiative to help parents improve their children's attendance. This website offers tips for encouraging your student to attend school every day. It can help you boost your child's confidence, keep your child on track with school work, keep your child healthy, and protect your child from bullies.

Dental Van returns to JLE

Dental Van returns to JLE

The Columbia Memorial Hospital Dental Van returns to JLE. For the next week the JLE children will have access to world class dental treatment and for FREE, as the Columbia Memorial Hospital Dental Team parks its van outside JLE and begins treating the children and their families. The entire JLE Family wishes to thank our kind dentists for volunteering their services to brighten the smiles of dozens of JLE kids.


Book Fair returns to JLE

Book Fair returns to JLE

JLE’s Annual Book Fair is back and booming! The PTA packed this year’s book fair with hundreds of books and novelties the JLE kid love! The PTA would like to thank all the parent volunteers who took the time to man the fair so that the JLE kids could have more hours to peruse their choices.


Jerrice J. Baptiste visits JLE

Baptiste visits JLE

Wow! JLE was graced by author of “Tu es ma belle,” (You are my beautiful) Jerrice J. Baptiste was born Haiti and moved to the U.S. when she was 13. She lives in the Hudson Valley and is an author and poet. She came into read her book to delighted JLE kids.


HPD Benevolent Association donates to JLE Holiday Project

HPD Donates to JLE Project

Officer J.R. Hoffman stopped by JLE to drop off a whopping 200 dollar donation from the HPD Benevolent Association to the JLE Holliday Project! This program, run by the JLE Teachers accepts small and large donations of toys, clothing and funds to provide JLE’s neediest children with gifts to brighten their holiday season! On behalf of the JLE family, Mr. Spicer would like to thank Chief Moore and all the men and women of the HPD for their generous gift and for the service they provide every day.


Mrs. LaPorto's class visits the hospital

Columbia Memorial Hospital

Mrs. LaPorto’s class spent an exciting morning at the Columbia Memorial Hospital. They got to tour the Emergency Room and parts of the hospital. They were also deputized as Junior EMTs. A high and honorable title they were proud to receive.


Trip to the Firemen's Museum

Firemen's MuseumFiremen's Museum

Mrs. Duryea’s and Mrs. LaPorto’s classes took a walking trip to the Fireman’s Museum. The children were excited to see and climb into so many fire trucks and learn about fireman and fire safety.

Fall Costume Ball

Fall Costume Ball at JLE

This past Friday JLE was invaded by super heroes, princesses, pirates and all manner of scary creatures at its annual Fall Costume Ball. The children danced, colored, cheered, ate and sang at this wonderful event sponsored by the JLE PTA. A good time was had by all and we hope to do it again next year.


News Flash!

Thursday, October 30 will be Picture Day. Forms will be coming home soon. The Scholastic Book Fair will be returning to JLE from November 7th to the 14th. The PTA will need help setting up on the evening of the 5th, and takedown after 12:00 on the 14th. On November 13th, JLE will be hosting its Fall Report Card Day/Night. There will be an early dismissal on this day at 11:15. Your child’s teacher will be sending an appointment request form to you soon. Parents, the After School Session 1 ends on Friday November 14th and Session 2 begins on Monday, November 17th. Session 2 applications need to be returned to JLE by October 29th. The application drawing will be held on October 29th at the Intermediate School Band Room. Circus skills classes are being offered Every Monday at the Youth Center from 3:30 to 4:30. Karate classes are being offered Every Tuesday and Thursday from 3:30 to 4:30 at the Youth Center. Read more...

Mrs. Duryea’s Class to the ER!

Too Good for Violence

Mrs. Duryea’s class got the chance to sit in a real ambulance and learn about how the Columbia Memorial Hospital Emergency Room works. The children were thrilled to visit the hospital and be made Official Jr. EMTs!


Too Good For Violence returns to JLE!

Too Good for Violence

Ms. Crabb and Mrs. Minahan of Catholic Charities return to JLE again to teach the children how to communicate how they feel in non-threatening way allow them to express themselves and create a peaceful school climate.


Fire Prevention Day

Fire Prevention Day

This past Friday, JLE was invaded by every fire truck and fire fighter in Hudson at the annual JLE Fire Prevention Day! Our local Fire Fighters came to meet with the JLE children to review fire safety rules like “stop, drop and roll” and when in trouble “get out and then dial 911”. Then children were then treated to climb into real fire trucks! The JLE Family wishes to thank the Hudson City Fire Fighters for their service and yearly visit with us!


Daddys Day is a big hit

Daddys Day

This past Tuesday, the JLE Headstart Program hosted its first Bring You Daddy to School Day! The program started with our Headstart Dads getting a Welcome and Parenting session with Principal Spicer and Mrs. Tomlinson the Columbia Opportunities Family/Community Partnership Manager. They then joined their children’s classes. The Dads read to and did learning activities with their children. JLE is Proud of our Headstart Dads and they are welcome anytime!


Grandparents Day has great turnout

Grandparents Day

On Thursday, September 18, JLE was overflowing with the heroes and champions of the JLE Kids. It was Grandparent Day! Over 500 Grandparents attended the program which included a PTA Welcome Breakfast and spending the morning visiting their grandkids' classes. The grandparents were thrilled and children were overjoyed to see Grandma and Grandpa in the school. The JLE Family would like to thank the HPD for its support, the PTA, the JLE Teachers and our awesome grandparents who made our day! Click here to see more pictures...


Back to School With Backpack Day

Backpack Day at JLE

On Monday, August 25th, United Stationers of Coxsackie came to John L. Edwards to give students 250 backpacks full of school supplies to help them get their school year off to a wonderful start. On behalf of the parents and teachers of John L. Edwards, Mr. Spicer would like to offer sincerest thanks to Mrs. Naheel Harrison and the United Stationers family for their generosity and service to the children and families of John L. Edwards.View more photos...


PTA Family Night

Kids enjoying Family Night

Congratulations to the JLE PTA for hosting its first PTA Family Night Fun Voting Night. To encourage our parents to vote, the JLE PTA ordered up some serious family fun. A Bounce House, Dunking booth, hotdogs and lots of treats. Even Mayor Hallenbeck decided to join the fun by volunteering some wet time in our dunking booth. View more photos...



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Principal Steven Spicer - ext. 4324
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JLE PTO Officers 2013 - 2014
President Victoria Groat
Administrative Vice President Beth Barnes
Committee Vice President Lynn Race
Treasurer Rachel Kappel
Recording Secretary Andrea Steils
Corresponding Secretary Lynn Clark
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