5th Grade D.A.R.E. Graduation

The 5th Grade DARE Graduation at Van Rensselaer Elementary School was held on January 16th.  In the photo from left to right are Rensselaer County Sheriff Deputy and DARE Officer Jeff Russo, Rensselaer County Executive Steve McLaughlin, Rensselaer County Legislature Chairman Mike Stammel and Rensselaer City School District Superintendent Joe Kardash.  Student award recipients are Josh […]

Read for Ronald McDonald House

VR will be participating in the program. Meaghan Pinkowski, Program Coordinator, came to talk to the students about the program this morning. Packets will go home with the students today providing important information about the program. This is a wonderful opportunity for our school community to support the Ronald McDonald House!  

Van Rensselaer Elementary School Honor Roll 1st Quarter 2018-2019

Principals Honor Roll 3rd Grade—Donald Burdek, Logan Butler, Tyler Cunningham, Katelyn Daly, Peyton Gardenier, Caleb Granger, Adam Howland, Jr., Cynthia Htun, Tristan Jayne, Sophia Kinney, Bentley Le, Cortez Martin, Jr., May Nyein, Elias Rosario, Rachael Sung, Teagan Taylor, Carla Torres. 4th Grade- Anthony Burrell, Samantha Carey, Johanna Degan, Adrina Fisk, Liam Gregory, Tristian McCarthy, Justin […]

Rensselaer Fire Dept visits Kindergarten

Monday afternoon, the Rensselaer Fire Department stopped by to visit all the kindergarten students!  They showed the students the fire equipment, helped the students on and off of the fire truck, and came into our classrooms to talk fire safety!  Thank you to our fire heroes!  

Six Pillars of Character

An October Message from the Principal

  It is hard to believe the second month of school is here already! During the month of September, the students learned our classroom and school wide expectations. All of our students have successfully settled into their classrooms.   Our Open House on September 27th was well attended. Parents were able to visit a number […]

Rensselaer Elks Club visit

Several members of the Rensselaer Elks Club made their annual visit to our third grade classrooms to distribute dictionaries to the students. Thank you to Lawrence Rowse, Linda Rowse, Liz Roberts, and Dave Hilker for joining us this afternoon. The boys and girls appreciated your generosity and your willingness to discuss the different types of […]