Dear Niskayuna Middle School Families,
We know you are patiently awaiting back to school information. The planning for this year has been different than in years past and we are working hard to finalize the details. You can expect to receive your Welcome Letter via email by the end of the day on Thursday, September 10.
We are using a generic school supply list to begin the school year. We are asking students to have the following on the first day of school: 2 notebooks, 2 folders, 2 masks, pens, pencils, inexpensive headphones or earbuds and their fully charged school issued Chromebook (grades 7 & 8 only).
Thank you for your understanding. We look forward to working with you in the upcoming year.
Luke Rakoczy, Van Antwerp Principal
John Moskov, Van Antwerp Asst. Principal
Vicki Wyld, Iroquois Principal
Mike Kovall, Iroquois Asst. Principal
Dear Van Antwerp Families,
We are reaching out to say THANK YOU! for all your patience, perseverance, and support as we navigate these uniquely challenging times. Our VA teachers and administrators have also done fantastic work to ramp up on-line learning and support to keep our students moving forward. While we all miss connecting with the VA community, we look ahead to the Fall and start of the next school year.
Although our school year has been cut short for some of the Spring activities and events, we are pleased to highlight some nice points of progress this year:
a refreshed PTO website to include information about: events (and a few photos), meetings, fundraisers and regular updates
a jam-packed Scholastic Book Fair and Ice Cream Social with enthusiastic support from the VA Library Team; we saw a more-than 50% growth in participation from past years, enabling the VA library and teachers to get a few new books
socials were well-attended, including the Halloween Social with fun costumes, lots of Stranger Things. The Winter social was also well-received with a “Willy Wonka” theme
we also did well with Dine-in fundraisers at Blaze Pizza and Chipotle. These are always a win-win for the PTO as well as area restaurants
the PTO also provided a generous donation to NiskyNOW (Nutrition on Weekends) to support local families
Lastly, while we have a group of team members signing up to continue next year, we are in need of a few more volunteers. Please reach out if you’d like to participate.
Peter & Kim | Co-Presidents, VA PTO | email@example.com
VA PTO Mission
To promote the welfare and education of our children in the home, school and community, and to foster communication among parents, guardians, caregivers, teachers, and staff.
How can I help?
Attend PTO meetings -- Learn what is going on in the school and give input on PTO activities.
Get active -- Sign-up to help out at an event, chair an activity or take on a recurring role, openings are listed in the "PTO" page along with contact information.
Participate in our fundraisers -- Throughout the year the PTO sponsors various fundraisers including the Apparel Sale, Dine Out evenings, and Mother’s Day Plant Sale. Our largest fundraiser is the Donation Drive.
You can start by registering for our website:
If you already have a Membership Toolkit account with another organization,
you can use the same log-in here.