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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2016-17 student schedules and teacher assignments not yet finalized

District officials recently learned that 2016-17 draft schedules and teacher assignments have been viewable via the Parent Portal before being finalized by the district. This access is no longer available, and any schedule or assignment that was viewed prior to today should be disregarded.
Elementary school schedules and teacher assignments will be released on or before the week of Aug. 22.

2016-17 Elementary School supply lists are out

Supply lists for A.W. Becker and Pieter B. Coeymans are now available for the 2016-17 school year. See lists

A.W. Becker students lend a hand at Regional Food Bank

More than 150, two-pound bags of granola will be to be sent to families in need around the Capital Region after A.W. Becker student volunteers packaged the granola for the Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York on Wednesday, May 25. [read more]

RCS musicians bring home NYSSMA awards

Earlier this month, the Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk Music Department continued its long tradition of participating in the New York State School Music Association Solo/Ensemble and Major Organization Evaluation Festivals.
On April 1 and 2, 106 students from grades 5-12 participated in the Solo/Ensemble Festival at Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake High School. Each student was evaluated by a trained NYSSMA adjudicator in solos that ranged in difficulty from level one through level six, with level six being the most difficult level of performance. [read more]

A.W. Becker students fight childhood cancer one math problem at a time

The kickoff for the 2016 A.W. Becker Math-a-Thon to benefit St. Jude Children’s Hospital happens March 30. Participating students pledge donations and solve math problems in a Math-A-Thon Funbook developed by Scholastic Inc. [read more]

PTA to host spaghetti dinner fundraiser to upgrade playground at
A.W. Becker

The A.W. Becker PTA is inviting the community to a Spaghetti Dinner, 4:30-7 p.m., Friday, April 1. The cost is $8 for adults, $4 for children under 10. Proceeds will go toward upgrading the A.W. Becker playground.
The meal includes spaghetti, meatballs, salad, Italian bread and dessert, all served at the school or available for take out. Download invitation flier here.

A.W. Becker student takes center court at MAAC tournament

Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk fifth-grader Kayla Stanton was a star at the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) basketball tournament March 7, where she was named the elementary school winner of the 2016 MAAC Gives Back Essay Contest.
Stanton received a certificate from MAAC commissioner Rich Ensor at center court of the Times Union Center tournament. [read more]

Read Across America month kicks off with door decorating contest

In an effort to motivate children to read, A.W. Becker is hosting multiple events as part of a month-long Read Across America celebration. To kick off the celebration, A.W. Becker students and teachers participated in a door decorating contest. The colorful decorations were inspired by Dr Seuss books.
A.W. Becker families will have a chance to see the decorations during Literacy Night, 6:30-8 p.m., Wednesday, Mar. 2. The event will include interactive games, reading and activities, including bingo, book reviews and an opportunity for kids to make “Cat in the Hat” hats from paper and Oreo cookies. [Read more]

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

student awards 

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