Welcome to the Rosendale Elementary School PTO

2445 Rosendale Road Niskayuna, NY 12309
Main Office:
Phone 518-377-3123
Fax  518-377-1098
Principal:  Joseph DiCaprio, jdicaprio@niskyschools.org
Secretary: Regina Maley, rmaley@niskyschools.org
Nurse:  Stacey Murphy,  smurphy@niskyschools.org
Counselor:  Anita Andersen aandersen@niskyschools.org
Psychologist:  Janell Timmany jtimmany@niskyschools.org
Transportation Office:
 370-0160 cmickle@niskyschools.org 

Our PTO organization is here to support Rosendale Elementary School and its families.
Please do your part to help us out, volunteers are always needed! Tell us what kinds of events you'd like to help with here

           Thank you for all you have done
         for our students and our school!
       Pat Carboni and Jill Pollack's Retirement

   Jump Rope for Heart

Dear Rosendale Students and Parents:

We will soon be kicking off National Physical Education and Sports Week the week of May 9th!  We will be exercising with “cardiovascular” activities to make our heart stronger!  Heart disease remains the #1 cause of death in the United States.  Children’s life spans are predicted to be less than their parents because of inactivity and obesity-related illnesses.  Cardiovascular disease ranks as the #3 cause of death for children.  Yes, these are disappointing facts.

What are we going to do about our concern for heart disease in young children?  We are going to exercise and raise money to help lower heart disease.  

We will be having our annual Jump Rope For Heart Fundraiser after school from 2:10-3:15 on the following 2 days:

Thursday, May 12th-Kdg, 1st & 2nd grade          Friday, May 13th- 3rd, 4th & 5th grade

This is our 12th year participating and the American Heart Association’s 37th year!!  Over the years we have collected more than $21,000 at Rosendale!!  Let’s make it the BEST YEAR YET!!  WE CAN DO IT!  We can exercise at Rosendale and raise money to help fight heart disease!  Remember, everyone will need to wear comfortable clothes and sneakers on their “JUMP” days.

Click on the link below for more information! 

Jump Rope for Heart 2016

              2016 Rosendale Yearbook!
The 2016 Rosendale School Yearbook is now available for order! This full color yearbook will include photos and memories for the whole school plus special pages featuring the 5th grade graduating class.

Ø  Each copy is $15.00.

Ø  Pre-ordering is required so order one for your student(s) and the yearbook(s) will be delivered directly to each child’s homeroom in June.

Ø  To order, complete the order form below and return it to school in an envelope marked “Yearbook” or order online at yearbookordercenter.com using Order No. 19721.

Ø  The deadline for ordering yearbooks is April 15, 2016.  

Ø  The deadline for submitting your child’s nickname is April 10, 2016.

Ø  Financial assistance is available through Principal DiCaprio.

Ø  Questions?  Contact rosendale2016yearbook@gmail.com

 Click here to view and print an order form!Yearbook 2016

2016 Rosendale Learning Fair
        Friday, March 18th 6pm-8:15pm
        Share Your Knowledge on ANY                     Topic That Interests YOU!
        Sign up for the Learning Fair and
                Show What You Know!

Email your registration to                         

Click here to view the full brochure and registration form LEARNING FAIR 2016

 The Rosendale School Store is open for business every Friday during lunch.  Students in grades 1-5 will be able to purchase items ranging in price from .05- $2.00. 

             Rosendale's  FREE MONEY Programs

 Did you know that you can earn money for our school while shopping at our local stores?   

Last year, our Rosendale community earned over $3,000 which the PTO put toward playground equipment, PTO events, teacher stipends and events like yesterday's Bubble Mania!!  Even if you only visit one or two of these stores, please sign up for ALL of the promotions, every little bit helps!

BoxTops for Education donates the value on each coupon, so keep sending them in and watch for a classroom contest coming up soon!  Just trim them and send them in a ziplock bag or use one of the collection sheets in the office.  

Price Chopper Tools for Schools will donate a portion of you grocery bill to out PTO for all registered Price Chopper Advantage cards.  Price Chopper also participates in eLabels for Education.  If you did not give us your Advantage Card number at Back to School Night, go to www.pricechopper.com, click the Advantage Card, then select Tools for Schools and follow the prompts for these two programs to select Rosendale as your school.

Target Take Charge of Education will donate 1% of any purchase you make on your Target REDcard, just go towww.target.com, click on REDcard, then select Take Charge of Education to enter Rosendale as your school.  This promotion is ending in May, so sign-up now so we can take advantage of it while it lasts!

Shoprite's Shop Once, Give Twice will automatically credit Rosendales BoxTops for Education account with the qualifying items you purchase.  Shoprite participates in eLabels for Education (same programs as listed above for Price Chopper).  Go towww.shoprite.com, click on ShopRite for my school, and follow the links for each program to enter your PricePlus card for Rosendale.

Thank you for supporting our school! 

           Veterans Day Assembly
Click on the links below to hear our Rosendale students sing:

 This Land is Your Land

It's a Grand Old Flag

My Country 'Tis of Thee

Veterans Day Assembly 
Thank you to everyone who contributed to our Rosendale Veterans Day Display and  helped us to celebrate our veterans!

 Click on the photos    below to see our     students' work!

    We had over 100 students submit letters, pictures, and/or pieces of art.

      2016-2017 PTO President: Kim Tully 
          Rosendale@NiskyPTO.org 377-3123

Rosendale ES Twitter

 Rosendale Calendar
 Rosendale 2016-17  Dates


8/23       Kindergarten Bus Ride (9-11:30 a.m.)


9/1         Newcomer’s Reception (5:30 p.m.)

9/8         PTO Meeting (6:30 p.m.)

9/20       K-5 Back to School Night (5:45 p.m.)

9/28       Rosendale Pizza Social Night (5:30-7:30)


10/6       Picture Day

10/6       1,000 Book Night Kickoff  (6:30)

10/21     Hogwarts Family Fun Night (5:30)

10/31     Halloween Parade (1:15 p.m.)


11/3       PTO Meeting (6:30 p.m.)

11/17     Picture Makeup Day



1/3         Preschool Story Hour (Runs Tues. 9-10 a.m. until March 28)

1/25       Rosendale Concert at NHS (7 p.m.)

1/27       Family Bingo Night (6:30-8 p.m.) (snow date: 2/3)


2/2         PTO Meeting (9:30 a.m.)


3/2         PTO Meeting (6:30 p.m.)

3/16       Staff Appreciation Luncheon

3/23       Learning Fair  (6:30 p.m.)


4/6         PTO Meeting (9:30 a.m.)

4/28       Beautification Day


5/4         PTO Meeting (9:30 a.m.)

5/11       Plant Sale

5/12       Plant Sale

5/19       Friendship Games (5/26 rain date)

5/24       Volunteer Reception (8:15 a.m.)


6/1         PTO Meeting (6:30 p.m.)

6/2         Ice Cream Social (6:30-8 p.m.)

6/9         Rosendale Masters’ Field Day (rain date 6/12)

6/21       Moving Up Day for 5th Grade (8:30 a.m.)

             School Banking
           Prize Drawing 
From left to right:  Tracey Kearns, 1st National Bank of Scotia, Gianna Deso (Grand Prize - Great Escape tickets), Chase Reynolds (2nd Prize - MiSci tickets), Principal Joe DiCaprio, and Paige Romero (3rd Prize - Scotia Cinema tickets).

Rosendale's indoor recess cart is in dire need of some new games and activities to help entertain our children when winter weather requires recess to be held inside.  Any and all age appropriate games and activities are welcome as long as they are intact and not missing any pieces.
Here are some specific requests/suggestions: playing cards, checkers, Candy Land, Chutes and Ladders, coloring books, markers, colored pencils, Guess Who?, Operation, memory games (for all ages), Telestrations (a new game, great for 4th or 5th grade), Sorry, stencils, Rubik's Cube, Jenga, Clue Jr., Hoot Owl Hoot (a good game for kindergartners), Spot It . . .

If you have any of the above, or anything else that you have multiple versions of, or your family has grown out of, please drop them off in the front office with Mrs. Maley.  

 The Winter Box Top Challenge 

Collect as many Box Tops labels as you can and the classroom that collects the most will receive a party of their choosing- pizza or donuts! 

Everyone can help collect:  aunts, uncles, grandparents, friends and neighbors too!  It’s easy!  Just send in your trimmed BoxTops 4 Education labels in a Ziploc bag and deposit in your classroom's collection box- please make sure they aren't expired! 

Rosendale's goal is $500 or 5,000 labels!  

Check out the BoxTops 4 Education website for product listing and coupons. You can also enter their sweepstakes now through Jan 31, 2016 to help us win an extra 10,000 labels! 


       Thanks to everyone who attended our 

Rosendale students had a blast at the PTO sponsored BubbleMania Assembly on Tuesday, 11/10.  Master bubble aficionado Casey Carle performed as our kids giggled and cheered-- a few students were even trapped in bubbles! 
bubble boy

 Click on the Photo to See What Our Rosendale                 Students are Thankful for!

Long House 2015!
long house.jpeg


 If you have any pictures of Rosendale events you would like to share through our website, please e-mail them to jfountain@niskyschools.org.