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Veeder Elementary School third graders had an opportunity to see real rain forest creatures firsthand. full story

Veeder Undertakes Earth Day Clean Up

Posted April 13, 2017

Veeder Elementary School held its annual Earth Day clean up a week early this year. Veeder School "Shines" with pride! full story

School Board Presents Basketball Charity Funds, Honors Eagle Scout

Posted April 11, 2017

The South Colonie Board of Education honored a Colonie Central High School student Tuesday night for earning the rank of Eagle Scout and presented funds from a district charity event to two local families. full story

Veeder April Principal's Letter and Calendar

Posted April 5, 2017

Following is the April school letter and calendar from Veeder Elementary School Principal Nora Sullivan. letter and calendar (pdf)

Rain Forest Creaters Visit Veeder Elementary

Posted March 31, 2017

Veeder Elementary School third graders had an opportunity to see real rain forest creatures firsthand. full story

Veeder Students Participate in Odyssey of the Mind

Posted March 9, 2017

Congratulations to a group of students from Veeder Elementary School who participated in the regional level of the Odyssey of the Mind competition Saturday at Shenendehowa High School. Teams from Saddlewood Elementary and Lisha Kill Middle Schools moved on to the state level. more information and view a photo gallery

Tisa/Aidala 10th Anniversary Charity Basketball Game

Posted March 6, 2017

The 10th anniversary Amy Tisa/Chrissy Aidala annual charity basketball game featuring the staff from Veeder Elementary School and Shaker Road Elementary School was a tremendous success. view a photo gallery

Veeder Holds Crazy Hair/Hat Day, Participates in Read Across America Event

Posted March 3, 2017

As part of a week-long March Madness School Spirit Week, Veeder Elementary School students participated in crazy hair/hat day, raising money for local families. Students also celebrated Read Across America by spending about 20 minutes all reading their favorite books at the same time. view a photo gallery

Update on NYS Grade 3-8 Assessment Changes

Posted March 3, 2017

Following is a letter from South Colonie Assistant Superintendent for Instruction updating South Colonie parents on changes to the NYS Grade 3-8 assessments. letter (pdf)  

Veeder Kindergarteners Celebrate First 100 Days of School

Posted February 18, 2017

Kindergarten students in Mrs. Delancey-Smith's class at Veeder Elementary School cheerfully commemorated their 100th day of school by dressing up as if they were 100 years old. full story

Veeder Souper Bowl Nets 1,000 Items For Food Pantry

Posted February 14, 2017

The New England Patriots may have won the Super Bowl this year but it's the students and families that are the real MVP's of the Veeder Shines SOUPER Bowl. full story

Third Graders Work on Persuasive Letter Writing Campaign

Posted February 14, 2017

Mrs. Ripps' third graders spent time helping each other recently with their "persuasive letters" to Veeder Elementary School Principal Sullivan. full story

Veeder First Graders Meet Bacon Bits

Posted February 14, 2017

After researching animals and determining if they would be a good unusual pet, Veeder Elementary School first graders got to meet one unusual pet ... Bacon Bits. full story

Veeder First Grade iPad Lessons

Posted February 2, 2017

Ms. O'Connor's first grade class at Veeder Elementary School was hard at work on the iPads today, researching their favorite animals to write their very own non-fiction books. full story

CCHS iCARE Students Help Veeder Kindergarteners With Math Skills

Posted January 30, 2017

Colonie Central High School iCARE students visited Veeder Elementary School and helped Mrs. Backus' Kindergarten children practice their addition skills. Full story

Third Graders Study Phase of the Moon Oreo-Style

Posted January 13, 2017

Third graders at Veeder Elementary School studied the eight phases of the moon using Oreo cookies in what proved to be one sweet learning experience. full story

Veeder Hosts Holiday Reading Event

Posted December 23, 2016

Veeder Elementary School held its second holiday reading holiday event with students and staff wearing their pajamas to cozy up and read. photo gallery

First Graders Celebrate Polar Express Day

Posted December 23, 2016

Ms. O'Connor's first grade class at Veeder Elementary School was busy this week enjoying a Polar Express day at school. full story

Veeder Shines For Holidays at Glen Eddy

Posted December 20, 2016

Veeder Elementary School third and fourth graders visited the Glen Eddy home to bring some holiday cheer to the residents. After practicing for two mornings before school, the children sang Christmas and Hannakuh songs. Photo gallery

Students Celebrate Holidays Around the World

Posted December 20, 2016

Veeder Elementary School students celebrates 'Holidays Around the World' at an assembly in December. full story

Veeder Third Graders Explore Computer Coding

Posted December 9, 2016

Students in Mr. Thompson's third grade class at Veeder Elementary School learned about computer coding. full story

Veeder Stuffs The Bus With Toys For Tots

Posted December 5, 2016

Veeder Elementary School students Stuff the Bus with Toys For Tots on Friday at a school-wide assembly Students in grades K-4 demonstrated the gift of giving during this holiday season. full story

First Graders Work on Holiday Kindness Project

Posted December 5, 2016

First graders in Ms. O'Connor's class are working on a holiday kindness project at Veeder Elementary School. full story

Veeder Holds Annual Thanksgiving Feast

Posted November 22, 2016

Veeder Elementary School third graders in Mrs. Ripps' class hold their annual Thanksgiving feast. full story

Veeder Fourth Graders Take Mannequin Challenge

Posted November 17, 2016

Mrs. Panucci's fourth grade class at Veeder Elementary School did the mannequin challenge. They now officially challenge other classes to do the same! view video

Veeder Third Graders Tour Howe Caverns

Posted November 17, 2016

Third graders from Veeder Elementary School went on a trip to Howe Caverns. full story

Veeder Teacher Featured in Parent Today Article

Posted November 15, 2016

Veeder Elementary School teacher Barbara Ripps is featured in the latest Parent Today’s online news article just published today. view article

Veeder Students Volunteer at Food Bank

Posted November 15, 2016

Veeder Elementary School has begun its annual food drive and the donation go to the Northeast Regional Food Bank. The fourth graders went one step farther than just bringing in a donation; they went to the Food Bank to volunteer their service one night this week. Students made up boxes then sorted pallets of cookies and crackers so they'd be ready to go to various agencies in the area. view a photo gallery

Veeder Students Honor Family Veterans

Posted November 10, 2016

Veeder Elementary School held a Veteran's Day celebration this morning. full story

Veeder Shines For the Troops

Posted November 3, 2016

Veeder Elementary School is shining for the troops, putting together care packages for our men and women serving in the armed forces. full story

Veeder Celebrates Halloween

Posted November 1, 2016

Veeder Elementary School celebrated Halloween Monday with a children's costume parade and other festival events. Facebook photo album

Elementary School Children Learn About Food Allergies Through Grant

Posted November 1, 2016

South Colonie elementary schools were the recipients of a grant from FARE (Food Allergy Research & Education) that brought Kyle Dine to educate them about food allergies last month. full story

Kindergarteners Study the Four Seasons

Posted October 28, 2016

Mrs. Backus' Kindergarten students were knee deep in science (not snow) this week at Veeder Elementary School, studying the four seasons. full story

Veeder Shines at Glen Eddy This Fall

Posted October 27, 2016

First graders at Veeder Elementary School returned to see some "old" friends at the Glen Eddy as part of the Veeder Shines initiative. view a photo gallery

Letter About Veeder Water Testing

Posted October 21, 2016

The purpose of this letter is to inform you that the District received today preliminary results of Veeder Elementary school water quality testing which is being performed in all of our schools in accordance with legislation signed by Governor Cuomo on September 6, 2016. more information (PDF)

Veeder Students Rededicate Peace Pole

Posted September 23, 2016

Veeder Elementary School students and staff rededicated their peace pole outside the school on World Peace Day, Sept. 21. view a photo gallery

Veeder Third Graders Release Character Education Video

Posted September 16, 2016

Veeder Elementary School kicked off its first school-wide assembly to teach students all about character education and the key principles of responsibility, respect and safety. Third graders from Mr. Thompson’s class designed a You Tube video on how to demonstrate these qualities throughout our school. view video

Looking Up Your Child's Spring NYS Assessment Scores

Posted September 14, 2016

Following is a letter from Veeder Elementary School Principal Sullivan on how to look up your child’s NYS Spring 2016 Assessment Scores. letter (pdf)

Welcome Back South Colonie Students and Staff

Posted September 8, 2016

View a back to school photo album representing students from all eight schools in the district. Facebook public photo album

Summer Ice Cream Get-Together For Former Veeder Kindergarteners

Posted September 5, 2016

Mrs. Backus' former kindergarten students from Veeder met for an ice cream treat after sending her letters and post cards telling her all about their summer adventures. full story

Veeder Third Graders Visit Town Library Over Summer

Posted August 25, 2016

Veeder Elementary School teacher Mrs. Ripps met some of her new third graders over the summer at the William K. Sanford Colonie Town Library. view a photo gallery

Veeder Shines During Summer Vacation

Posted August 25, 2016

When asked about their summer vacation, a group of Veeder Elementary School students will say that they practiced their reading while visiting the seniors citizens at the Glen Eddy. view a photo gallery