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  • Second Grader Declan Baquerizo Brought Smiles to Shaker Place Seniors During Early Stages of the COVID-19 Pandemic

    Declan Baquerizo, a second-grader from Blue Creek Elementary, was honored at the Board of Education Meeting on Monday, Oct. 25 as the North Colonie Kids Care recipient for October 2021. Declan was nominated for the award by Ellen Lowndes, the school psychologist at Blue Creek. Throughout the school closure during the 2019-2020 school year, she…


  • Elementary Innovation Labs now Open

    The six elementary innovation labs opened on October 6.  Students and staff are all very excited to explore and create. These labs were created by our district with the following goals in mind. To provide ALL of our students with a supportive environment in which they are expected to be creative problem solvers and divergent…


  • Elementary Learning Enrichment Program: 4th & 5th Grades

    Attention: Parents/Guardians of 4th & 5th grade students: After a year-long pause in the Elementary Learning Enrichment Program (LEP), due to COVID, the district is bringing the program back for 4th and 5th graders this year. The North Colonie LEP Program seeks to develop the potential of intellectually and creatively talented students. The program is…


  • Recyclable Materials Needed for Elementary School Innovation Lab

    Welcome to the 2021-2022 school year!  We are excited to introduce our students to our new Innovation Lab!  Each class will visit the Innovation Lab once every six days to engage in the Engineering Design Process.   While the labs are stocked with many exciting materials, we need some different recyclable materials as well. If you…


  • Bus and School Schedule 2021-2022

    High School Arrival: 7:10 a.m. Start: 7:34 a.m. Dismissal: 2:17 p.m. Depart: 2:25 p.m. Late: 4:00 p.m.*   Early Elem (BC-BH-SG) Arrival: 8:00 a.m. Start: 8:05 a.m. Dismissal: 2:50 p.m. Depart: 2:55 p.m. Late: 4:00 p.m.**   Late Elem (FF-LR-LO) Arrival: 8:35 a.m. Start: 8:40 a.m. Dismissal: 3:20 p.m. Depart: 3:25 p.m. Late: 4:00 p.m.**…


  • Free Meals Through August

    North Colonie Central School District is offering free breakfast and lunch this summer to students in need. Meals will be available starting Tuesday, July 6. The program will run Monday-Friday through August 27. Meals can be picked up behind Blue Creek School between the hours of 9 a.m. and 10:00 a.m.  If you have any…


  • Board of Education adopts 2021-22 school calendar

    At its regular meeting on March 22, the Board of Education adopted the 2021-22 school calendar. The important dates are listed below: July 5: Independence Day Observed Sept. 6: Labor Day Sept. 7-8: Supt. Conf. Days Sept. 9: Classes Begin, Gr. K-12 Sept. 16: Yom Kippur Oct. 8: Early Release Day Oct. 11: Columbus Day…


  • On Hand Coping Support for The Loss of Southgate Teacher, Peter Mravlja

    Dear North Colonie Families, Our hearts are heavy with the loss of our teacher and dear friend, Peter Mravlja. This will take time to process and an effort to be there for one another. The district is prepared to respond to the needs of our students, staff and families.  Coach Peter Mravlja was a veteran…


  • Blue Creek receives NYSAHPERD grant for snowshoes

    Blue Creek recently received a $700 grant for snowshoes from the New York State Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance (NYSAHPERD). PE teacher Rebecca Kohn was instrumental in writing the grant and teaching our students how to use the snowshoes. The grant was a result of the school’s shared decision making team exploring…


  • Nursing Home Residents Feel the Love

    Valentine cards for senior citizens, straight from the hearts of K-6 students at Blue Creek. Principal Annette Trapini said it’s the first time the school sent Valentines to nursing homes, but it was such a gratifying project, it might just become a new tradition.  “With all of the appropriate restrictions we have related to COVID,…