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Language Concepts Program Thanks Custodial Staff

The custodial staff at the High School went above and beyond to make the Language Concepts classes so welcomed this summer! At least three days a week they would take the students to the High School science classrooms to feed the fish, frogs, and turtles. The students so looked forward to this! In appreciation of […]

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Martin & Meelo

The theme for this summer’s Language Concepts Program is monsters. The class went to see the Mac-Hayden Children’s Theatre original production of Martin & Meelo today, which tells the story of two unlikely friends from different worlds who face their fears “for the greater good of human and monster kind alike.” The students got to […]

Lions are “Mane” Focus

Over the last few days, the Language Concepts Summer Program has been learning about lions. They made manes in class and took a trip to Main St. to see The Lion King on the big screen. Special thanks to the Crandell Theatre for providing a sensory friendly screening for our students and others in the […]

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Language Concepts Summer Program Rolls into August

At the last end of July, the Chatham Language Concepts Summer Program made pancakes and enjoyed eating them in their classroom after reading the book “If You Give A Pig A Pancake.” They made plain, blueberry and chocolate chip! For their third field trip of the summer, they headed to the East Greenbush Bowling Center […]

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Aquarium Trip

For their second field trip, the Chatham Language Concepts Summer Program visited the VIA Aquarium on Monday, July 22nd. Students continued their summer theme of “Monsters” by exploring all the “ocean-monsters” the aquarium had to offer! Students walked through interactive displays and a shark tunnel, but they all agreed the best part was the hands-on […]

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A Berry Good Time at the Farm

Our Language Concepts Summer Program took their first field trip to the Chatham Berry Farm on Friday, July 19th! Berry Farm worker Ally explained to the students how to properly choose and pick the best blueberries, then the students were free to pick on their own! All the students enjoyed munching and picking from the […]

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School’s Out for the Summer!

June 26 marked the last day of classes for the 2018-19 school year. The faculty and staff at Mary E. Dardess Elementary School were out to partake in the Chatham tradition of waving goodbye to the students as the buses brought students home for summer vacation. Enjoy your summer, we’ll see you when classes resume […]

Dr. Mike Delliere talks to class

4th Grade Career Visitor

The 4th grade enjoyed a career day visitor on June 24. Dr. Mike Delliere, veterinarian and practice owner of Wood Hill Veterinary Clinic in East Chatham, came and spoke to all 4th grade classes about his career of being a vet. He talked to the students about what led him to this career path and […]