Nolan News

Welcome Back Dorothy Nolan!

September Principal's Message

Dear Students and Families,

I hope you are as excited as I to begin another great year at Dorothy Nolan Elementary School!

Within the next several days, we will open our school doors to welcome you to the start of a new school year. Teachers and staff have been busy getting ready! Teachers participated in curriculum writing, taught and attended professional development workshops, and prepared for the launch of our school-wide Positive Behavioral Interventions and Support Systems (PBIS). Our office and custodial staff have been hard at work to ensure that the building is clean and ready to go on opening day, which will be on September 9, 2015. We are ready and excited to greet you all!

I would like to extend a warm welcome to our new staff joining us this fall:

  • Miss Courtney Jablonski (Assistant Principal)
  • Miss Ehmann (Grade 2 LOA)
  • Mr. Cuthbertson (PE)
  • Mrs. Erhardt-Pelella (Traveling Art Teacher)
  • Mr. Taylor (Traveling Art Teacher)
  • Mr. Kleinfelder (Head Custodian)
  • Mr. Travis Jr. (2nd Shift Custodian)

School doors open daily at 9:10 a.m. Dismissal begins at 3:17 p.m. for students being picked up in our rider loop, 3:19 p.m. for walkers and YMCA students, and 3:25 p.m. for students riding the bus. Please review your dismissal plans: the name of your bus and who will be at the bus stop when your child arrives home. Be sure to review our Rider Loop procedures that are posted on our website if you plan to drop off or pick up your child.

The start of a new school year brings anticipation, excitement and joy to the entire Dorothy Nolan community as students and teachers reunite. It is truly one of my favorite times of the year.

Thank you for your continued support. Should you have any questions before the start of school, please call our main office at (584-7383). Enjoy the remaining days of summer before a fantastic school year begins.


Mrs. Bush

H.S.A. Back-to-School Fair

Tuesday, Sep. 8th, 2:30-5pm

221 Jones Road

Saratoga Springs, NY

The Dorothy Nolan H.S.A. will be hosting a Back-to-School Fair in our cafeteria. Students and parents may drop off their labeled classroom supplies at this time.

Movie Night

Friday, Sep. 18th, 6:30pm

10 Lewis Road

Saratoga Springs, NY

Our Dorothy Nolan H.S.A. is having a back-to-school movie night at Gavin Park.

Monthly Happenings

September 9: Classes begin

September 10: H.S.A Meeting at 7 PM

September 14-18: Spirit Week

September 16: Grade 1 Open House @ 6:15 PM

September 16: Grade 3 Open House @7:15 PM

September 23: No School - Yom Kippur

September 24: Bus Driver Breakfast @ 9:30 AM

September 30: Kindergarten Open House @ 6:15 PM

September 30: Grade 5 Open House @ 7:15 PM

October 7: Grade 2 Open House @ 6:15 PM

October 7: Grade 4 Open House @ 7:15 PM

Volunteer Handbook and Application

Our Volunteer Handbook is posted on our building website for your use and reference.

Volunteers are required to fill out a Volunteer Application and sign a Confidentiality Statement. An online form will be made available at the start of school if you prefer that method of completion.

Our main office will maintain a file of approved volunteers. After the initial application phase, we welcome and appreciate your help! We are grateful for our volunteers who provide tremendous support to our programming.

Guess who read 1,000 books?

The 1,000 Book Club is proud to announce that Sophia Murray and Anna Houser read 1,000 books. Take a bow girls; you are super readers!

Dorothy Nolan Elementary School

Office Hours: 8:00 a.m.- 4:15 p.m.

Instructional Hours: 9:10 a.m.-3:20 p.m.

Breakfast: 9:00 a.m.