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Elementary School

  APW Elementary School
640 County Route 22
Parish, NY 13131
Phone (315) 625-5260 or (315) 625-5270
Fax (315) 625-4937

Mrs. Julie Woolson     -  Principal
Mrs. Heather Costello - Assistant Principal 

Summer Reading!
Summertime is a fun time for readers of all ages.  Click on the following link to join the 2017 NYS Summer Reading Program: -

Kindergarten Registration for 2017-2018
Kindergarten registration for the upcoming 2017-2018 school year has started.  
Children entering kindergarten in September 2017 must be five years of age on or before December 1, 2017, but parents may wait until the child is six years of age to register their child in school.  To complete the registration process, parents or guardians must have the child’s birth certificate, current shot record, and proof of residency.  If applicable, please provide current court documents regarding any custody circumstances.
If you did not receive a packet or are new to the APW School District, please contact APW Elementary School at (315) 625-5260.  You may also pick up registration paperwork at the main office at APW Elementary during the hours of 9:00 am until 2:00 pm, Monday through Friday.

APW Universal Pre-Kindergarten Registration
The Universal Pre-Kindergarten (UPK) program in the Altmar-Parish-Williamstown (APW) Central School District is now full for the 2017-18 school year. 
APW UPK is a half-day program providing a variety of exciting educational experiences to help students develop academically, socially, and emotionally as well as achieve their highest potential.  The program is operated with a state grant and is offered at no cost to children turning four-years-old on or before Dec. 1, 2017. Children cannot be of school age and must be a legal resident of the APW School District.
If you are interested in being placed on the waiting list please contact the Elementary main office at (315) 625-5260. 

School News
STEM-based project focuses on problem solving: In a project based learning activity, students in Stephanie Huebner’s fifth grade class worked with district technology specialist Chad Bigelow on a project that involved creativity, problem solving, ingenuity and lots of thought.   Using little other than scraps of common items, the students needed to devise a way to get paperclips from the floor to the ceiling. They were provided with a box of items such as straws, tape, baggies, a balloon, string and paper clips and left to problem ... more >>
Meteorologist Jim Teske talks weather with APW ES students: Students at Altmar-Parish-Williamstown Elementary School talked weather with meteorologist Jim Teske from News Channel 9 WSYR in Syracuse. The meteorologist shared information on how weather forecasters use data to determine projected changes in weather and predict what residents should expect for weather in their area. In addition, Teske talked about how meteorologists use satellites and radar to track weather as it develops.   He talked about the unique weather phenomenon known as lake ... more >>
APW Schools ‘Don’t Duck Out On Safety’: With increased concern regarding climate and culture for students and staff of Altmar-Parish-Williamstown (APW) Central School District, their transportation and maintenance departments teamed up to create a campaign for safety that would deviate from the routine every-year messages.    “In one of our brainstorming meetings someone said, ‘Don’t Duck Out on Safety,’ shared APW Assistant Transportation Supervisor Mary Gracey. “It stuck with us, and we decided ... more >>
New traffic pattern for drop off of students at Elementary Building: A new student drop off loop is available for use by parents at the elementary school.   Completed over the summer, the new traffic pattern was developed to address concerns about student safety when transported to school by parents at the beginning of the school day. Before the new lot was constructed, students and parents were required to cross the bus circle from the parking area during a time of high bus traffic in order to enter the school building.   To address these concerns, ... more >>
Did you receive an incorrect calendar?: It has come to our attention that some of the APW District calendars may have some duplication of pages. If you have received one of the erroneous calendars, please bring your copy to the district office or your child's school main office and we will exchange it for a correct copy. The district will receive reimbursement for those calendars printed in error. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you and as always, you may refer to the district website at for updated ... more >>

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Dr. Jeffrey Bryant, Interim Superintendent

639 County Route 22
P.O. Box 97
Parish, NY 13131