NEWS ARCHIVE

Second Grade Class Graduates

Congratulations to our Second Grade Graduation Children! They are an awesome group and they will be missed. Farewell and Good Luck at Montgomery C. Smith Intermediate School.

Second Grade Class GraduatesSecond Grade Class Graduates

Second Grade Class GraduatesSecond Grade Class Graduates


Pre-K Moving Up Ceremony

Pre-Kindergartens at moving up ceremony

Pre-Kindergartens at moving up ceremony

Congratulations to our Littlest Little Hawks! Mrs. Curry’s Pre-K class serenaded their parents with songs as part of their moving up ceremony this week. Following the ceremony the children and their parents were then treated to a nice cookie & cake reception. Good Luck to our new Kindergarteners!

 


Feather, Scales and Furry Tails!

Bam! Boom! The JLE First Grade Concert Was A Big Hit! This year’s theme of “Feathers, Scales and Furry Tails!" was a huge favorite of our First Grade parents and family members who really enjoyed the funny and fabulous performance.

First Graders at ConcertFirst Graders at Concert

First Graders at ConcertFirst Graders at Concert


Beyond Paper and Pencil

Mrs. VanDykes class with Beyond Paper and PencilMrs. VanDykes Class treated their parents to a performance of the story Henry "Box" Brown who was a 19th century Virginia slave who escaped to freedom by arranging to have himself mailed to Philadelphia abolitionists in a wooden crate. The play, written and directed by the children was part of the program Beyond Paper & Pencil, which works with the JLE teachers and children to bring literature to life.


JLE Celebrates Family Fun Night

Students at family fun night with Julie KabatCongratulations to Julie Kabat and Susan Griss the coordinators of JLE’s Beyond Paper & Pencil Project on their successful family night program held on Thursday, May 31st. The evening was a fun family night with singing, dancing and acting out stories.

Susan GrissStudents having a good time


Students help hatch baby chicks

"Chick sitters"

The Mrs. DeCicco's "chick sitters" welcomed 8 new baby chicks to the world this week. Congratulations and welcome to 8 new Little Hawks to the JLE Family.

Baby ChicksMrs. DeCicco's "chick sitters" holding baby chicks


 

John L. Edwards Primary School receives grant from Hannaford

Principal Steven Spicer with Mike Forbes

This past Friday, Mr. Spicer went to a special grand opening ceremony of the new Hannaford's in Hudson to receive a $500.00 Grant he applied for to purchase technology items for JLE. On behalf of the JLE family Mr. Spicer would like to thank Hannaford's for this generous award which will be put to good use.


JLE Awards Malandu Badila Martin Luther King, Jr. Service Award

Malandu Badila receives MLK, Jr. award

On Monday May 14th, JLE Awarded Mr. Malandu Badila the Martin Luther King, Jr. Service Award for painting the “African Griot Wall of World Stories” on our library wall. An African Griot is a cherished member of the ancient and current African Village. The Griot is the keeper and teller of the ancient stories and the History of the village people. All of JLE and Mr. Badila’s family are proud of his beautiful mural painted and presented as a gift to the JLE Family.


Illustrator and Author Jacqueline Rogers visits JLE

Jacqueline Rogers visits JLE

students listen to jacqueline rogers and learn how to illustrate a story

The Hudson Family Literacy Program welcomed illustrator and author Jacqueline Rogers on Thursday afternoon. Ms. Rogers read from two of the books she illustrated, and did a drawing workshop with the literacy program’s Early Childhood and After School Program children. Jacqueline Rogers is the illustrator of several children’s books, including The Ghost of Sifty Sifty Sam and the series The Littles. She has also written several children’s books, including Kindergarten ABC and Best Friends Sleep Over. For more information on Jacqueline Rogers, visit her website at: www.jacquelinerogers.com.


John Farrell and the JLE second graders perform at the Hudson Book Fair

Arron Nigel Smith performs for JLE students

John Farrell and the JLE second graders were a show stopping delight as they perform “Together” and “Love Goes Round” at the Hudson Book Fair this past Saturday.


Arron Nigel Smith dazzled the JLE students

Arron Nigel Smith performs for JLE students

Arron Nigel Smith dazzled the JLE children performing a one-man singing / movement / rhythm concert. The children sang and danced with joy and delight. The program was provided by the Hudson Book Festival as another motivating kick off for the Book Festival.


Doug Snelson reads to JLE students

Doug Snelson reads to JLE students

Mrs. Brown’s class is enchanted by Doug Snelson author of “Who's Got the Face?” He came to read to a number of JLE classes as a kick off to our Hudson Book Fair.


Little Hawk Drawing Winners

Mrs. Frederickon's class

Congratulations to Mrs. Frederickson’s class - The Little Hawk Class of the Week


Little Hawk Drawing Winners

Mrs. Rutkey's class enjoys lunch as winners of this week's Little Hawks

Congratulations to Mrs. Rutkey’s Class- The Little Hawk Class of the Week

Student enjoys prize for winning Little Hawk of the week

Congratulations to our Little Hawk Drawing Winners this week!


Thula Sizwe visits JLE

Thula Sizwe sings for JLE

Thula Sizwe delighted the children of John L. Edwards this past Friday with the songs and dance of Zulu South Africa. Bringing Thula Sizwe to JLE was the singer, songwriter and creator of Bridges of Peace and Hope, John Farrell. The event was a joyful multicultural celebration of song and dance.

 

Students at JLE learn about African dance

Students receive a lesson in African dance

John Farrell

John Farrell teaches Mrs. VanDyke's second grade about life in South Africa

John Farrell

John Farrell performs for students


McTeacher Night

On Tuesday April 3, Mr. Spicer and the JLE Teachers were burger flipping, French-frying, floor sweeping and cash register ringing employees of the Hudson McDonald’s. Our annual McTeacher Night fundraiser was a huge success and Mr. Spicer would like to thank our Hudson McDonalds and wonderful Teachers, parents and community members for all their support.  

 


NYU Dental Team Visits JLE

NYU Dental banner hanging outside JLE

On Monday April 2nd, The NYU Dental Program with special orders from the Tooth Fairy made a visit to JLE. With gentile care and all the tools to drill & fill cavities to performing extractions they provided free dental care to the JLE kids and their families. On behalf of the JLE Family Mr. Spicer would like to thank our NYU partners in their support of our dental health.

Students receive treatment from the NYU Dental teamStudents receive treatment from the NYU Dental team


Little Hawk Drawing Winners

Congratulations to Mrs. Hom’s Class our Little Hawk Class of the Week.

Mrs. Brown's class enjoys lunch as winners of this week's Little Hawks

Congratulations to our Little Hawk Drawing Winners this week!

Student enjoys prize for winning Little Hawk of the week

 


Little Hawk Drawing Winners

Congratulations to Mrs. Brown’s Class our Little Hawk Class of the Week.

Mrs. Brown's class enjoys lunch as winners of this week's Little Hawks

Congratulations to our Little Hawk Drawing Winners this week!

Student enjoys prize for winning Little Hawk of the weekStudents pick out prizes for winning Little Hawk of the week.


Agricultural Day at JLE

Cathy Drum reads to students in Mrs. VanDyke's class

On March 27th, Mrs. Cathy Drum, Director of HCSD’s Food Service came to JLE to read to Mrs. VanDyke's Class as part of the Agricultural Day Program. The purpose of the program is to teach the children how agriculture, nutrition and making good food choices are all connected to help them live healthier lives.


Little Hawk Class of the Week

Congratulations to Mrs. Chalavoutis' Class for earning the most Little Hawks and becoming the Little Hawk Class of the Week.

Mrs. Chalavoutis' Class is the Little Hawk Class of the week.


Curious George Night Resounding Success!

Congratulations to the Hudson Literacy Program and its staff and Director Sophie Becker for the outstanding Curious George Night hosted at JLE on Wednesday, March 14th. Over three hundred children and parents attended the event and a great time was had by all. The parents worked with their children moving from station to station of arts & crafts and learning activities. And of course the children formed a long line to meet and get a photo with Curious George and the Man with the Big Yellow Hat! The program was also supported by teachers, staff and Hudson Literacy Youth volunteers. On behalf of the PTA and the entire JLE Family, Mr. Spicer would like to thank the Hudson Literacy Program for supporting the district’s goal of community outreach and family support.


Mrs. Cartwright Teacher of the Month

Mrs. Cartwright and her class

On Monday, March 12, Mrs. Cartwright was surprised by Bill Williams of 98.5 The Cat Radio Station, Mr. & Mrs. Wieg and Mrs. Logue. Mr. & Mrs. Wieg and Mrs. Logue wrote letters on behalf of their children to the radio station nominating Mrs. Cartwright for this honor. The letters praised Mrs. Cartwright for her caring teaching style and the personal support she provides each child, allowing the children in her Kindergarten class to flourish in a very nurturing environment. Mrs. Cartwright’s class cheered for her as she received a plaque, flowers and gift prizes. Congratulations Mrs. Cartwright, we are all proud of you!


Little Hawk Class of the Week

Mrs. Zito's Class is the Little Hawk Class of the week.

Congratulations to Mrs. Zito's Class for earning the most Little Hawks and becoming the Little Hawk Class of the Week

Congratulations to all of our Little Hawk Drawing Winners!

Mrs. Zito's Class is the Little Hawk Class of the week.Mrs. Zito's Class is the Little Hawk Class of the week.


Little Hawk Class of the Week

Mrs. Zito's Class is the Little Hawk Class of the week.

Congratulations to Mrs. Zito's Class for earning the most Little Hawks and becoming the Little Hawk Class of the Week

Congratulations to all of our Little Hawk Drawing Winners!

Mrs. Zito's Class is the Little Hawk Class of the week.


Mrs. Sleezer's Class Wins Lunch with Mr. Spicer

Congratulations to Mrs. Sleezer's Class, winners of the Win A Lunch With Mr. Spicer weekly drawing

Mrs. Sleezer's class enjoying lunch Mrs. Sleezer's class enjoying lunch

Congratulations to our weekly PBIS Class Winners

PBIS Winning Class of the Week goes to Mrs. Rutkey's Class

Congratulations to Mrs. Rutkey's Class for earning an amazing 125 Little Hawk Awards and becoming the PBIS Class of the Week and enjoying their special lunch with Mr. Spicer.

PBIS winners choosing their prizesPBIS winners enjoying lunch

 


Little Hawk Class of the Week

Little Hawk Class of the Week goes to Mrs. Barnes Class

Congratulations to Mrs. Barnes Class who earned 179 Little Hawk Tickets to Win Little Hawk Class of the Week! They earned their lunch with Mr. Spicer! Go Little Hawks!

Little Hawk class winners have lunch with Princial Spicer.Little Hawk class winners have lunch with Princial Spicer.

Congratulations this weeks Little Hawk Drawing Winners!

Little Hawk class winners have lunch with Princial Spicer.

 


Mrs. Brown's Class Goes to the Moon

Mrs. Brown's class trip to the moon

Planting the flag on the moon

Earlier this month, Ms. Brown's first grade class took a trip to the moon with Beyond Paper and Pencil artist Susan Griss. This engaging lesson integrated language arts, science, history, and dance, as students journeyed through darkened space in their imaginary space suits, tumbled and floated in the weightless environment of the moon, and brought back samples of rocks, dust, and photographs. Of course, they didn't leave without planting the U.S. flag! This lesson is part of a series that brings stories from our "Journeys" reading program to life so that students can experience the story and learn new vocabulary in a meaningful way.

 


Trip to Carrie Haddad Art Gallery

Recently, Mrs. Kipp and Mrs. VanDykes’ classes were the special guests visiting the Carrie Haddad art gallery, on Warren Street in Hudson, NY.

The children were given a lesson on the kinds of art they would be viewing and Ms. Haddad helped them understand what the artist were trying to convey and what they might be experiencing in during their visit. Ms. Haddad explained that one of the featured artists Anima Katz, had a showing of a series of paintings depicting the story of African Americans from the hardships of slavery to the triumph of President Obama. The children were given full access to the gallery and enjoyed every minute. The JLE family would like to thank Ms. Haddad for the invitation of not only Ms. VanDyke and Mrs. Kipp’s class, but all the JLE second graders.


Little Hawk Class of the Week

Mrs. Kipp's second grade class

The few, the proud, the children of Mrs. Kipp's 2nd Grade are the Little Hawk Class of the week earning a total of 177 Little Hawks. The class was beaming at their Principal's lunch with Mr. Spicer.

Little Hawk class winners have lunch with Princial Spicer.Little Hawk class winners have lunch with Princial Spicer.


Little Hawks of the Week

Students earning Little Hawk gets to choose a prize from the treasure chest

Hooray! For our Little Hawk drawing winners for this week. Two children from every class are chosen every week to come to the office and pick a prize from the Little Hawk Treasure Chest. Congratulations to our winners. Good Luck to everyone next week and Go Blue Hawks.


Little Hawks Class of the Week

Mrs. Vanykes class is the Little Hawks Class of the week

Mrs. VanDykes class earned the most Little Hawk Awards and is the Little Hawk Class of the week!

Mrs. Cordato's class was picked a to have lunch with Mr. Spicer. They had a wonderful time this past Tuesday. Go Little Hawks.

Mrs. Cordato's class was picked a to have lunch with Mr. Spicer. They had a wonderful time this past Tuesday. Go Little Hawks.Mrs. Cordato's class was picked a to have lunch with Mr. Spicer. They had a wonderful time this past Tuesday. Go Little Hawks.

 


Collecting for local food pantries

Students in Mrs. Kipp's class collected food for local food pantries


Jacob Hromada, a student is Mrs. Kipp’s second grade class, was watching television one evening and was moved by a commercial to “Feed the Children” from around the world. His mom, Kerry Hromada, wanted to follow through with a learning lesson about his concern. She decided to take the project to where it affected us right here in our own community. Ms. Hromada asked Principal Spicer if the class could conduct a food drive. In two short weeks, the class collected over 4 BIG boxes of food to donate to the local food pantries. All students who brought in a food item went into a drawing for a Webkinz. Congratulations to Matt Antonelli for the big win! Each student in the class earned ‘Lil Hawk Awards for their participation in young humanitarian and charitable efforts!


JLE Celebrates PBIS Week

JLE students pick out prizes during PBIS week

Mrs. Zlomek's class having lunch with Principal Spicer

This Friday was the end of JLE’s first PBIS week. The PBIS (Positive Behavior Intervention and Support) Team counted over 1,981 Little Hawks Tickets awarded to children caught being Safe, Respectful and Responsible throughout the building and throughout the day at JLE. The highest Little Hawk earners from each class were allowed to choose a prize from the “treasure chest” and the class earning the most Little Hawk awards got to have lunch at a special table with Mr. Spicer! This week’s winner, earning a total of 140 Little Hawk awards was Mrs. Zlomek’s class. Good luck to everyone next week. Go Little Hawks!

 


Mr. Spicer Awarded Peace Prize by Mrs. Hom's Class

Students in Mrs. Hom's class with Mr. Spicer
In honor of Martin Luther King Day, Mrs. Hom's class proudly awarded Mr. Spicer a special Peace Prize. "Its the nicest award I have ever received," Mr. Spicer told the children.

 


NYU Dental Team Visits JLE

NYU Dental team examines patient

JLE would like to thank the NYU Dental Team for visiting and providing free dental care to the JLE kids and their families. JLE owes countless smiles to our favorite Tooth Fairies!

 

NYU Dental team examines patientNYU Dental team examines patient


JLE Sings at The Fireman's Home

On Thursday, December 22nd, Mrs. Kipp's and Mrs. VanDyke's 2nd grade classes performed holiday songs for the smiling toe tapping seniors at the Hudson Fireman's Home. The children graced the seniors with old favorites like jiggle bells, frosty the snowman and we wish you a merry Christmas. The seniors and staff of the Fireman's home greatly appreciated the mini concert and asked them to return next year. The children also had a good time and are learning the early lesson of the value of cheerful community service. 


Secretary of State Cesar Perales visits JLE

Secretary of State Cesar Perales visited John L. Edwards School

Secretary of State Cesar Perales visited John L. Edwards School today to announce the eleven upstate recipients of Workforce Development Grants. Hudson Family Literacy Program, a partnership between Columbia Opportunities, Inc. and the Hudson City School District, was one of the eleven. During his visit, Secretary Perales praised the partnership, calling it a model for other communities to follow. The grant funds will provide instruction in basic reading, math, and communication skills as well as computer literacy for English and non-English speakers. The focus is on functional or workplace literacy. Young adults will also receive support to stay in school, or return to school, and will receive services and support for completing the GED or other educational advancement.


John Farrell shares songs with JLE

John Farrell plays holiday songs for the school

JLE received an early holiday gift, a special visit from singer/song writer John Farrell. Mr. Farrell is an old friend of JLE and came to share songs of how children celebrate the holidays all around the world. All of JLE joined Mr. Farrell in song and sign language about caring for one and other and cultures around the world.

 


Students perform holiday songs for parents

Students sing holiday songs for their parents

On December 13th, the combined first grades and on December 15th, the combined second grades of John L. Edwards performed a variety of holiday songs for their parents who were gathered in the cafeteria/auditorium under the kinetic baton of music teacher Trish Almstead.


Mrs. Zito's Class Spreads Holiday Cheer

For over twenty years now, Mrs. Zito's First Grade Class has been sharing the holiday spirit by painting Christmas trees, presents and Santa's Elves on the window of the Hudson City Police Department. "We have been doing this for years. A few years ago we go a post card from a woman who lived across the street from the Police station. She thanked us, because she was homebound and the only slice of old time Christmas she got each year was watching the class paint the police station window for winter walk." The children love this painting project every year and we are grateful to the Hudson Police Department for their support.


Literacy story

Principal Spicer with students of the Family Literacy Program

The Hudson Family Literacy Program’s Early Childhood Classroom had a surprise guest for lunch on Tuesday---Mr. Spicer! The children ate nachos and rice and had fun introducing themselves to the principal. The literacy program, which is a partnership between Columbia Opportunities and the school district, is located at John L. Edwards and strives to work together with the school to benefit the students. Six of the Early Childhood students attend Universal Pre-K in the afternoon five days a week. Early Childhood Classroom meets on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 9-12 and is available for children whose families are enrolled in the Hudson Family Literacy Program. Everyone enjoyed having lunch with Mr. Spicer and hopes he visits again soon to read “The Cat in the Hat”!

JLE student enjoying a lunch of nachosStudent having lunch

Student having lunch


Students take a field trip to a school on Lake Ontario, NY and never leave the class!

Students video conference with second grade class in western NY

Mrs.Kipp’s and Ms. VanDyke’s class were the first class at JLE to participate in a video conferencing project with another second grade class from Western New York. The project was entitled “Turkeys in Disguise”. Each class took a plain turkey template and skillfully created the perfect turkey disguise with all sorts of materials and textures. They decorated their turkeys to be police officers, ballerinas, football players, cheerleaders, snowmen, chefs – and so much more!  After each class exchanged pictures of the disguised turkeys, the students set to work playing a version of the “Guess Who?” game by observing and asking questions  to try to find the  turkey that got “caught”!  Lots of laughs and fun learning was had by all!

Students video conference Students video conference


JLE Book Fair



The JLE children walk amid gleaming tables of literary joy as the PTA hosts the Annual JLE Book Fair. The Fair started on November 8th and concluded November 18. The PTA arranged the books to allow children to make purchases based on their interests and reading levels. The book fair has items for sale for children with as little as 50 cents, with books written by their favorite authors with topics from animal babies to space travel. The JLE Family would like to thank our PTA and parent volunteers for an outstanding job in supporting our mission of creating a culture of literacy. This means the JLE children will read early and often, for fun and learning, now and forever!


Hudson Family Literacy Program Thanksgiving Dinner

The Hudson Family Literacy Program hosted its tenth annual Thanksgiving Dinner at their November Family Night on Tuesday November 11th, at John L. Edwards. Approximately 160 guests were in attendance. Guests included Columbia Opportunities Executive Director Tina Sharpe; Columbia Opportunities Board Members Lynn Sloneker and Carol Friedman; HCSD Board of Education President Peter Merante; John L. Edwards Principal Mr. Spicer; and Taghkanic Town Supervisor Elizabeth Young.  The dinner was concluded by an original play written and performed by students from the Hudson Family Literacy After School Program based on the Aesop’s Fable “The Ant and the Grasshopper.”


The Hudson Family Literacy Program is a partnership between Columbia Opportunities, Inc. and the Hudson City School District. The literacy program works with our district’s large ESL population and has an early childhood program, an after school program for homework help, home visits with families, tutoring, and a teen program designed to help keep kids in school.


The Princess and the Pea at JLE

Matthias Kuchta with students  performing The Princess and the Pea

Student atop the mountain of mattresses during The Princess and the Pea

On Thursday morning, November 10th, storyteller and puppeteer, Matthias Kuchta came to JLE to perform the story The Princess and the Pea using life size puppets. The JLE children laughed and cheered as Matthias' puppet Princess tried to find comfort on top of a mountain of mattresses covering a tiny pea. Mr. Spicer and the JLE Family would like to thank the Hudson Opera House for binging us this outstanding production and for the support of the berkshire-taconic community foundation and the PTA.

 


Mrs. Zito's class visits Columbia Memorial Hospital

Mrs. Zito's class with Greenport Rescue Squad

On November 8, the staff of the Columbia Memorial Hospital Emergency Room hosted the boys and girls of Mrs. Zito's First Grade Class. The children were excited to view a real Greenport Rescue Squad ambulance and learn what happens in emergency vehicles and in an an actual emergency room.


Tall Tails and Heroes

Carol Gans reads to students at Family Literacy Day

On Thursday, November 4th, JLE was invaded by the likes of Paul Bunyan, Calamity Jane and John Henry as the Columbia County Youth Theatre came to perform the musical play Tall Tales and Heros. The children laughed and clapped as the cast sang their way through numerous childhood classic tall tales. The JLE Family would like to thank the cast and crew Columbia County Youth Theatre and the Berkshire Tonic Foundation for funding the event.


Family Literacy Day

Carol Gans reads to students at Family Literacy Day

On November 1st, JLE was visited by the Daughters of The American Revolution who came as part of the National Family Literacy Day program. They fanned out and read to seven different classes. The children were delight by their visting reader. The JLE Family would like to thank Mrs. Ruth Hill, Mrs. Gretchen Maresco, Mrs. Marge Chaloner, Mrs. Jane Martin and Ms. Carol Gans for their kind service.

Daughters of The American Revolution came to read to students at JLE Daughters of The American Revolution came to read to students at JLE


Harvest Festival Day

Mrs. Kipp’s class was transformed into workstations of fun & learning as part of their annual Harvest Festival Day! The children got to paint panoramic pictures of the fall Hudson Valley, make turkeys out of pine cones, view pine cones in a water magnifying box and write about what they saw, make pumpkin colored whoopee pies and coat apples in caramel and chocolate. Mrs. Kipp and the children would like to thank all the Parent helpers who came to make this a very special day!


Fire Prevention Day at JLE

The Hudson Fire Department, led by Past Fire Chief Paul Beaumont, visited the children of JLE on Thursday. They reminded the children to stop-drop-and-roll if they're ever on fire, how to safely exit a building on fire and what number to call in case of a fire, "9-1-1" the children yelled. Most of all they made the children know a firefighter in the big scary mask and equipment is there to save you and you should run to them. All the JLE children promised to yell, "Here I am," if a firefighter is looking for them in a building. But the big fun was that they all got the chance to climb on real fire trucks! On behalf of the JLE PTA and the Faculty, Mr. Spicer would like to thank the Hudson Fire Department and Captain Beaumont for this wonderful program.


PTA Donates Chalk to JLE Students

Students at JLE stand holding their chalk

The JLE children wanted to say Thank You to the PTA for supplying dozens of boxes of jumbo chalk just in time for a beautiful day of sidewalk art! "Every color is here," one girl said digging into the box of chalk.

Digging through a box of chalk Showing off blue hands


 Second Graders Take a Tour of the Hudson-Athens Lighthouse

JLE second graders walking back from the boat launch

This week, the JLE Second Graders marched down to the Hudson Boat Launch and rode the ferry for a tour and visit of the Hudson-Athens Lighthouse. They were met on the Lighthouse Island by Ms. Gans and members of the Hudson-Athens Lighthouse Preservation Society to spend the day learning the history of the lighthouse and fascinating facts about the history of Hudson and the river.

Hudson Boat Launch

Second graders aboard the Hudson ferry


Spirit Week

JLE was alive with school spirit this week. Here are just a few pictures of our Wacky Socks Day, Hat Day, Sports Day and Blue & Gold Day. 

Wacky Socks Day:

Students wearing Wacky SocksA close up picture of wacky socks

Hat Day:

Students in the playground wearing their hatsStudents in the playground wearing their hats

Sports Day:

Girls wearing their favorite sports team Women celebrating sports day

Blue & Gold Day:

Blue and gold hair


A Visit from the NYU Dental Team

NYU Dental team examines a young girl

The NYU Dental Team came to JLE this past week. Students and parents were treated to free dental care and all children who lost a tooth were provided a note for the tooth fairy. The care was comprehensive (from x-rays to extractions), compassionate and Free. Parents, please note the NYU Dental team will be returning on Monday, January 9th. Please look for and return the Dental Services Request form when they are sent out in January.

 


Second Graders off to the Farm

Students in second grade learn how to plant seeds

Mrs. Kipp, Mrs. VanDyke and Mrs. Stipp's Classes spent Tuesday at the Katchkie Organic Farm in Kinderhook, New York. The children learned about organic farming. They got to plant seeds, learn about seedlings and green house farming. They learned about heathy food choices and they help make a healthy lunch of butternut squash soup and a salad. The JLE Family would like to thank The Healthcare Consortium whose generous donation allow us this trip.

 

Students learn about organic farmingStudent plants seeds

Student plants seeds


Junior Detective Day

Three students play junior detective

Mrs. Cordato and Mrs. Barnes' first grade classes teamed up for Junior Detective Day. During this activity each child has his/her detective notebook and they have to ask each other and their teachers questions to uncover the facts they need. The activity also gives the children a chance to talk to and get to know each other, in preparation for a full year of working, living and learning together.

 


Leaping into Friday

"Toady the Toad" visits Mrs. Curry's class

Its just so happened on "Leaping Into Friday" day, Mrs. Curry's Pre-Kindergarten class had a special visitor, "Toady" the toad. The children excitedly told Mr. Spicer that Toady's back legs were longer than his front and that they were used for jumping. They cheered as Toady hopped across their rug during morning meeting time.


Playground receives balls from PTA

Children playing with the new balls donated by the PTA

The JLE children say THANK YOU to the PTA for the new playground balls.

Hudson CSD starts half-day Pre-Kindergarten

Hudson City School District is creating a brand-new half day Pre-Kindergarten program beginning in September. This program will have a morning session from 8:15-10:45 and an afternoon session from 11:45-2:15. Seats are filling quickly. The program will begin on the September 7th and will run to June 22nd. If you have a four year old child you wish to enroll, please come to the JLE Office to obtain an application or call 828-9493.


McTeacher Night Donation

Mr. Spicer and Hudson McDonalds Family

The support that McDonald’s has shown for John L. Edwards is just another example of the close ties Hudson business’ have with our school system and how they support our children. They know a thriving successful school district means good business for them and we know we can’t make it without their kind support. On behalf of the John L. Edwards Family, I wish to express sincerest gratitude for the support of the Hudson McDonald's Family.