A.W. Becker

Elementary School

1146 Route 9W

Selkirk, NY 12158

518.756.5200 ext.5000


Tricia Carlton, Principal

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Our Mission is to be an exemplary 21st–century learning community whose graduates are well prepared to excel in a complex, interconnected and changing world.

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A.W. Becker's Big Band Night 2016 to feature Georgie Wonders
Orchestra Band, Feb. 5

The A.W. Becker PTA invites students, families and community members to a night of fun at Big Band Night on Friday, Feb. 5. A free 30-minute dance lesson will begin at
6 p.m. followed by the main event at 6:30 which includes music, dancing, a photo booth, raffles and a special showcase performance by Ballroom Dance students.
Tickets are $5 at the door for adults.
Contact awbeckerpta@gmail.com with any questions.

A.W. Becker families have fun with math

During an evening focused on math, more than 50 A.W. Becker Elementary School families came together to participate in Math Family Fun Night, Jan. 21. The event featured real-world and problem-based activities and games for each grade level, kindergarten through fifth grade. [read more]


Equations plus Bee Bucks equals fun at A.W. Becker’s inaugural Math Marathon

Regular practice of math facts helped prepare A.W. Becker students for their first Math Marathon the week of Nov. 2. The marathon was an initiative to increase math fluency at all levels in the school.
Each grade participated in the event, trying to beat the buzzer as the timed challenge encouraged students to demonstrate their knowledge of math. [Read more]

Bethlehem ZBA requests a demonstration of digital sign at A.W. Becker

The Bethlehem Zoning Board of Appeals is still considering the district’s request for a variance to allow the digital sign in front of A.W. Becker School, and has asked for the sign to be illuminated from 2 – 7 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 15 to see examples of its capabilities. [read more]

Serving up funds for A.W. Becker: parents and staff raise nearly $400 for PTA

In just two hours on Saturday, Nov. 12, parents and staff from A.W. Becker raised $393 as they hosted a pancake breakfast fundraiser at the Glenmont Applebees. Proceeds from the fundraiser go to the A.W. Becker PTA.


Literacy Night closes the cover onn World According to Humphrey

In a culminating event for A.W. Becker’s One School, One Book program, students and their families gathered for the fall Literacy Night on Thursday, Oct. 22..
As part of One School, One Book, every student at A.W. Becker read World According to Humphrey, the first book in the Humphrey series, where Humphrey the hamster learns to read, write, teach English as a second language and more.. [read more][read more]

Student photoSprinting toward physical fitness, students take part in 7th annual Apple Run

After being postponed once due to a waterlogged field, the students at A.W. Becker finally got their chance to race to the finish line on Oct. 15., during the 7th annual Natalie Krause Apple Run.
“I love the Apple Run,” Physical Education teacher Elyse Loughlin said. “It reminds me that when we are little we just love to move. Our students can’t wait to get out there and make that mad dash.”
The afternoon was filled with heart-healthy exercise to help teach students how physical fitness benefits the body.
[Read More]

A.W. Becker students recognized at Board of Education Meeting

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Student photoFourth graders map out New York State

Fourth graders at A.W. Becker studying the geography of New York, created their own map representations of the state last week. Students included New York’s major cities, bodies of water and geographical features in their maps. They also contained a map key or legend as well as a compass rose to demonstrate what they had learned about maps in their Social Studies class.
Mrs. Agostinoni’s, Mrs. Baumgras’s, Mrs. Conway’s and Conti’s, and Mrs. Tutay’s class all participated in the project. Click for pictures




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EVENTS Calendar

Tuesday, February 9

Board of Education meeting, 6 p.m., HS

Monday-Friday, February 15-19

Winter Recess - NO SCHOOL

Tuesday, February 23

Board of Education meeting, 6 p.m., HS

Tuesday, March 8

Board of Education meeting, 6 p.m., HS

Thursday, March 10

Parent Conferences (Early Dismisal, UPK-8)

Friday, March 11

Parent Conferences (Early Dismisal, UPK-8)

Tuesday, March 22

Superintendent's Conference Day (Early Dismissal, UPK-8)

Board of Education meeting, 6 p.m., HS

Friday, March 25

Good Friday - NO SCHOOL

Tuesday, April 5

Board of Education meeting, 6 p.m., HS - 2016-17 budget presentation and approval

Tuesday, April 19

Board of Education meeting, 6 p.m., HS - BOCES budget vote

Monday-Friday, April 25-29

Spring Recess - NO SCHOOL

Tuesday, May 10

Board of Education meeting, 6 p.m., HS - 2016-17 budget hearing

Tuesday, May 17

2016-17 school budget vote, 6 a.m. to 9 p.m., RCS High School gym

Tuesday, May 24

Board of Education meeting, 6 p.m., HS - if needed

Friday, May 27

Contingent Snow Day* if one emergency day has not been used

Monday, May 30

Memorial Day - NO SCHOOL

Wednesday, June 1

Common Core NYS Regents exams

Tuesday, June 14

Board of Education meeting, 6 p.m., HS

Tuesday-Thursday, June 14-23

NYS Regents exams

Thursday, June 23


Saturday, June 25

Class of 2016 graduation
9 a.m. Empire State Convention Center, Albany

Tuesday, June 28

Board of Education meeting, 6 p.m., HS


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Complete 2015-16 Calendar