Dr. William Anders, Principal
2566 Balltown Road, Niskayuna, NY 12309
Phone: (518) 377-0156 Fax: (518) 377-1075

It's Preschool Story Time at Craig!

Preschool Story Time will begin on Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at the Craig Elementary School Library. Parents with children entering kindergarten at Craig Elementary School in the fall of 2017 are encouraged to participate!!!  Learn more about this program


craig cultural night features song, Dance, food & activities from around the world

Craig Elementary held a Culture Night in mid-December to celebrate the many different cultural perspectives of students and their families. Food and activities from around the world were presented with the goal of building understanding and appreciation for each person's cultural background and experience. VIEW PICTURES

parents asked to complete online returning student registration process

The school district's Parent/Student Portal is now open for parents to complete the new, online "Returning Student Registration" process that was announced last spring.
This online process is replacing the Emergency Contact Card that has been sent home at the start of the year in the past.  READ MORE | PARENT PORTAL LOG-IN PAGE


Get the latest craig connection

The Craig Connection school newsletter is distributed via the School News Notifier (SNN) system and also available online. VIEW THE LATEST EDITION


Workshops for teachers seek to inspire hands-on approach to science

Primary teachers of grades K-2 from Niskayuna, Guilderland, East Greenbush, Scotia-Glenville, Lansingburgh and Menands came together to enhance their teaching skills through various workshops geared toward developing more hands-on teaching and learning techniques in the science classroom. [read more]


Photos: Craig 2nd graders sing it out: "Let's hear it for America"

In word and song, Craig's second grade students this week encouraged their classmates, friends and family members to do their part to make the next chapter in American history a great one. The students presented two special performances of the musical, "Let's Hear it for America" on Wednesday, April 7, first in an assembly and then for family and friends in the evening. VIEW PHOTOS



Niskayuna schedules Middle School Transition Night for students with IEPs

Parents of fifth-grade students with IEPs (Individualized Education Program) are invited to attend an informational session about the transition to middle school, 6-7:30 p.m., Monday, April 4, in the Iroquois Middle School Library Media Center. [read more]


Craig team builds their way to third place finish at Odyssey of the Mind

Seven Craig Elementary School second and third graders placed third in the Odyssey of the Mind Region 7 Tournament on March 5 at Shenendehowa High School East. The team included second graders Niyanth Kanakasabapathy, Lucy Kvam and Claire Orzel, and third graders Reeya Dhinesh, Lincoln Merrill, Siddharth Sundaram and Cora Wareh. [read more]


View Presentation from march 1 parent conversation about grade 3-8 assessments 

On Tuesday, March 1, Niskayuna's instructional leaders held an informal conversation for parents interested in learning more about the state's grade 3-8 assessments. Read more and view the presentation


New elementary mathematics resource page now available to niskayuna families

Two Common Core Math Parent Nights were held in January where Niskayuna teachers and administrators shared information to help parents get a better understanding of the math being taught in elementary classrooms. Presenters also provided parents with strategies to help children at home and debuted a Common Core Mathematics video featuring Niskayuna students, teachers and principals.
SEE RESOURCES and view video


Student results on 3-8 state assessments available on Niskayuna Parent Portal

This year, the district is utilizing its Parent Portal to provide parents with online access to individual student results on the assessments students currently in grades 4-9 took last spring. This new approach allows the district to provide parents with the results earlier than if they were mailed. READ MORE


Colorful blacktop is a hit at Craig

The blacktop at Niskayuna's Craig School received some serious color over the summer allowing students to play in new fun and creative ways. The Craig School community had its official ribbon cutting ceremony on the colorful blacktop play area its annual Back-to-School Ice Cream Social on Thursday, September 10. [View photos]


Back-to-School Information from the district

As September approaches, parents may find the following information helpful: 


Dr. Anders is tweeTing!

Principal Anders has recently started a Twitter account. Look for him there, @AndersPrincipal or at