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For the past two weeks the front entrance of our school has been adorned with boxes disguised as adorable little yellow school buses and pet houses waiting to be filled with food and supplies for our local food pantry in Woodstock and at the Saugerties Animal Shelter.  Each morning my first graders could be heard persuading faculty, staff, and students to: "Fill the buses, fill the buses, fill the buses...PLEASE!  These filled-to-the-rim gifts of kindness from all of us were very appreciated by their recipients.  ~ Carol Brower


The Boys Book Club of Guys Read at Bennett is a project that was established and run during the first three sessions or our afterschool activities. I began this project with many different goals in mind. The first and foremost was to re-instill the love of books for many of the boys I have contact with on a regular basis as an AIS Reading Teacher. The program has progressed from volunteer adult male role model readers, reading to the boys to broaden their interests in topics to read about, to the students taking an active part in reading books to form the BBT (Boys Book Club) Guys Read Library


‎Open concept kitchen and living room.  2 to 3 bedrooms HUGE!!!!  Large windows with plenty of natural light throughout. Newly sided, nice curb appeal and outdoor shed. Paved driveway, nice yard, flagstone patio Hyde Park Central School District. $1250 per month. NO SMOKING.NO PETS. 845-657-2261...ask for Sharon. Please leave a message.  ‎~ Sharon McInerney, Teacher in Phoenicia


House For Sale in Shokan

Located on a quiet road, this home has 1900 square feet, 3 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bath, 2 car attached garage, on .8 acres.  There will be an MLS listing soon.  Anyone interested can contact me for more details. ~Wendy Cohen, Mathematics Teacher, High School


Thursday, January 30th Mr. Bill Michella, Mrs. Elohim Pacheco and Mrs. Nicole Polacco kicked off a three week reading program with an exciting assembly.  Local author, David Golden stopped by to share his love of reading. He showed the children the process of writing a book and even brought in a model to share with the second and third graders.

The theme for this year’s Parents As Reading Partners (PARP) program was "I (insert heart image) Reading!" The goal of the program was to get families (older siblings, grandparents, babysitters, etc.) involved with nightly reading and to help make


Woodstock Soup Kitchen Volunteers Wanted!


February is a Community month for Daily Bread Soup Kitchen. If you’re interested in helping out on any of the dates listed below, please contact Victoria at:

Mon  3, 10, 17, 24  /  Wed  5, 12, 19, 26  / Fri     4, 14, 21, 28