Veeder Flyer

June 2021

The word of the month is CITIZENSHIP

From the Principal, Ms. Nora Sullivan

It is hard to believe June is here and we are in the homestretch leading up to summer vacation. As we approach the final month of school, I want to congratulate all of our 4th grade students (in-person and virtual) who will be moving upward and onward next year. We have 93 students in the fourth grade class who will be entering the middle school year! On Wednesday, June 2nd, the students had the opportunity to meet a few 5th grade teachers from Lisha Kill Middle School, along with their new Principal, Mrs. Lindsay Tresansky. We wish them the best of luck and success in 5th grade come fall!

The final PTA meeting for the year will be held on Monday, June 7th at 6:30 pm. Please join us as we wrap up the year and begin to plan for next year. The Scholastic Book Fair is virtual this year and will be held until June 14 . Our modified Field Day will take place rain or shine on Friday, June 11th.

This may be the last Smores' newsletter since the district is adopting a new platform for all messaging and communication starting in the fall. The new platform will be Parent Square and it is our goal to unify all of our communications and engage our parents and families under one platform. More information will follow about Parent Square but I am learning that it is user friendly and can send reminders, surveys, post alerts, and share photos and videos.

As we finish strong, I want you to know how proud I am of all the students this year who came to school ready to learn while adhering to all of the CDC restrictions. The students wore their masks, they distanced and washed their hands daily. They demonstrated perseverance and a willingness to work together in conjunction with their teachers. The staff and I were extremely proud of their extraordinary sense of cooperation and teamwork. I also want to commend all of our virtual students who learned remotely from home and applaud of all the parents, grandparents and caregivers who supported their learning. We missed them and can't wait to see them return to Veeder in September!

Please look for our summer library hours at Veeder to sign out books and keep the love of reading alive in your homes during July and August. Information about the upcoming school year, along with teacher placements will be shared in mid-August. Have a Happy and Safe Summer! ~Ms. Sullivan

Important dates in June

6/7: PTA meeting @ 6:30pm.

6/7: Grade 4 NYS Science Test.

6/11: Modified Field Day.

6/14: CCHS Senior Parade 2:15

6/16: Grade 4 Recognition.

6/18: Kindergarten Celebration.

6/24: Half day for students.

6/25: Half day for students. Last day of school.

SUMMER ACADEMY- July 6-July 29

Fourth Grade Recognition

The Fourth Graders have something "Sweet to Celebrate." They are dancing their way to the middle school on Wednesday, June 16th in the back parking lot.

School's Out for Summer!

The last day of school for all students is Friday, June 25th. Both the 24th and 25th will be half days of instruction, with dismissal at 11:45am. CYC will run as usual for both days.


Summer Academy is a 19-day program that will run July 6 through July 29. It will now include both Reading and Math instruction. Students who are recommended by their current teacher will be given a Save the Date flyer to go home inviting them to the summer program. It will be held Mon-Thurs from 8:30-11:30 am for students in grades K-4. If you have any questions please contact ELA Supervisor Jennifer Wells at

Beat the Heat... Read!

Veeder Library Summer Hours:

Every Thursday, July 8 - July 29 from 11:30 am to 2:00 pm

Every Thursday, August 5 - August 12 from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm

● All children must be accompanied by an adult.

● We will be adhering to the CDC guidelines for social distancing. Masks are required and families should remain 3 feet apart.

● 4th graders have the option of checking books out of either the Veeder or the Lisha Kill Library.

● The hours for Lisha Kill Library are Wednesdays 7/7 - 8/11 (9am - 12pm)

P.S. Don't forget the William K. Sanford Town Library summer reading club, "Tails and Tales." Online and in-person registration begins June 14. Call the town library for more information at (518) 458-9274.

Weekly Meal Planning Form

Parents/guardians with students in elementary school are asked to complete the meal planning tool for the following week each Thursday at 3 p.m. After completing the form, parents will receive a confirmation email.

Please see the link below to complete the meal planning form.

My School Bucks

You can pay for your child’s meals from the comfort of your home using the MySchoolBucks website – a secure online service that lets you pre-pay for meals online using a credit card or debit card. MySchoolBucks allows you the convenience of adding funds to your child’s meal account, scheduling automatic payments, opting to receive an electronic “low funds” reminder message and viewing a monthly report of your child’s daily spending and purchases.

Please note, however: Meals are free for the remainder of the school year as the Federal Government extended free meals for students through June 30, 2021.

Veeder Breakfast & Lunch Menus

Please click the link below to navigate to the South Colonie School District's breakfast & lunch menus for the month of May.

Veeder is against bullying!

Our Anti-Bully Pledge is recited as a school community every Monday:

I will not bully.

I will help someone who is bullied.

I will include students who are left out.

I will tell an adult if someone is being bullied.

Make a friend, Be a friend!

Veeder PTA

2020-2021 PTA Officers

President: Alyssa Burke
Co-Vice Presidents: Chrissy Goode and Liz Roberts
Treasurer: Nicole Ferraro
Secretary: Allison Haye

PTA Email:

Please check the Google web calendar on the school homepage for meeting dates/changes and a list of monthly PTA-sponsored events.

Follow news from the Veeder Elementary School PTA on Facebook and discuss topics by joining our group page.

Veeder Elementary School

Mission Statement: “The Veeder School community is committed to providing a nurturing environment that empowers every child to achieve personal success, to value diversity and to become resilient, honorable and knowledgeable citizens of tomorrow.”