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The Hudson City School District will now be holding school on April 10. Previously, the district calendar only allotted for four snow days, but due to an unexpected number of hazardous weather conditions, the district has used five snow days this school year. As indicated on the district calendar, the district's "Designated Emergency Make-Up Days" are April 10, April 9, and April 8. In the case that we have another snow day, the district would then use our April 9 make-up day, and so on. Please see the attached letter for more details.
John L. Edwards Primary School is a diverse community of educators, parents, families and volunteers all bound together by dedication. As a whole we provide the children of John L. Edwards a safe, nurturing and positive environment that fosters a life long love of learning.
JLE Vision Statement: The dedicated John L. Edwards Primary School community will educate and inspire our students to develop their strengths and talents to reach their highest potential. Students will become cooperative and kind members of the larger community.
The February 27 News Flash is here! Click here to read about kindergarten enrollment and the results of the Recess Video Survey.
Mrs. Curry’s pre-kindergarten class had a real treat this week. They got to spend the afternoon with their Reading Buddies from Mrs. Monsell’s second-grade class. The Reading Buddy program pairs a second-grader with a pre-k child to share a fun and special reading experience they both enjoy.
Susan Griss of Beyond Paper & Pencil led Mrs. LaPorto’s class in creating a live replica of the Great Pyramid of Giza.
The Hudson Family Literacy program’s annual Community Dinner was tasty trip around the world! The dinner featured dishes from Mexico, Yemen, Haiti, Egypt, Bangladesh, and the U.S.
Following their successful trek through hills of snow, while snowshoeing, Mrs. Brown's class took on the challenge of printing animal tracks from rubber animal hooves onto paper and labeling them. Mr. Spicer overheard the young wildlife scientists discussing that "It's amazing that such a large animal like a deer would have smaller footprints than my dad."
The JLE faculty and staff joined the fight against cancer by donating funds and wearing their Coaches vs. Cancer shirts to show their support. The Coaches vs. Cancer program empowers coaches, their teams, and communities to join the fight against cancer by participating in awareness efforts, advocacy programs, and fundraising activities. JLE is proud that our head coach Ms. Button is our leader in this event.
JLE’s first-graders are taking full advantage of the recent snowfall! Dozens of JLE children like Mrs. Groat’s were bundled up and led through the fields looking for animal tracks and getting good outdoor exercise in their snowshoes.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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!
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...
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...
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 Joanne Lanuto - 4313
Psychologist Kerri Appelbaum - 4315
Social Worker Deirdre Lupoli - 4321
Hudson Family Literacy - 4301
Cafeteria - 4320
|JLE PTA Officers 2014 - 2015|
|Administrative Vice President||Lori Below|
|Committee Vice President||Kathleen Hodges|
|Corresponding Secretary||Lynn Clark|