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Community Announcements

The district is a central hub of activity in the community, particularly as it relates to educational and recreational opportunities available to children. This Community Announcements page is provided as a service to parents for informational purposes only. For more information about the activities and organizations listed below, please use the contact information provided with each entry. If you have a community announcement you would like posted, please email

Food for the Body and the Soul: Calvary United Methodist Church Choir Carnegie Hall Fundraiser

Distinguished Concerts International NYC invited Natalia Shevchuk and the Calvary United Methodist Church Choir – Latham, to participate in a performance, on May 26, 2019, of “The Music of Pepper Choplin and Mary McDonald” on the DCINY Concert Series in NYC.  The concert will be under the baton of both composers. The choir will join with other choristers to form the Distinguished Concerts Singers International, a choir of distinction.

A fundraiser will be held at The Century House, 997 New Loudon Road, Latham NY on October 22, 2018 from 5-9 pm. Reservations: call 518-785-0834. Advise that your reservation is for the Dining for Dollars for Calvary UMC Choir. Order what you wish,10% will be returned to the choir. The Century House, through their Enjoy One, Share One Program will also graciously provide one meal to the Regional Bank Bank of Northeastern, NY. See for future events.

Calvary Methodist Preschool

  • We are a play based preschool, centrally located in Latham
  • For over 40 years we have focused on developing the child’s social skills through developmentally appropriate activities and play
  • Our students learn what is necessary to become successful learners as they move on to elementary school
  • We follow North Colonie’s calendar

Click here for more information.

Cohoes Head Start has openings for 3-4 year olds

The Head Start program in Cohoes currently has  some openings for 3- and 4-year-old children. Head Start offers a high-quality preschool program for low-income families. View the flyer for details.

UPK at the Maplewood School

Kids Express now offers Universal Pre-K (UPK) at the Maplewood School in Watervliet! Children must be four years old by December 1st, 2018 to be eligible. If your child meets this age requirement, you are invited to fill out an application on our website. For more information, call (518) 328-0430, or email