• UPDATE TO WATER TESTING: Please see the Jan. 19, 2017 letter from Dr. Montesano with more details

    This letter was sent to all District families and staff.  We are committed to providing up-to-date information to our community on this important topic.

  • Please join us for Family Game Night on Friday, January 20, 2017 at 7pm.

    Liberty Elementary School
  • Mark your calendars for Thursday, Jan. 19th: "A Perfect Storm" 6:30pm at Nyack Seaport... an event not to be missed

    This is  a first in a series of Town Hall events to address a community issue:  Battling Misconceptions and the Health Crisis of Underage Drinking and Substance Use Disorders.  Co-sponsored by Nyack Public Schools and OCADA, this event is FREE and OPEN to the community.  Join us for a discussion that has shared implications on the future of our youth.  Doors open at 6:30pm; presentation starts promptly at 7:00pm.  Resource tables from over 20 local organizations will be provided.  Light refreshments will be served. The evening is appropriate for teen age students to attend. Please see the attached flyer for more details.

  • Our online School Directories provide direct links to all teachers' email addresses

    Your school's online Directory provides a listing of all staff in each building.  If you would like to send an email to your child's teacher, simply click on their email address provided in the Directory. For quick and easy access, your school's Directory is located in the Navigation Bar under "About Us" at each school site. Other helpful links are located as a series of icons under "District Links":  Our Schools; Let's Talk; Peachjar; Parent Portal; and In the News.  

    We encourage you to stay connected and use these links often.

  • Dr. Montesano and our BOE will be establishing a committee comprised of parents & staff members to review current start times of our schools

    Anyone interested in participating on this committee should send a brief letter of interest to the District's PR and Community Outreach Office at  Please see the attached posting which contains additional details and was sent via Peachjar to all families and via email to all staff. 

  • Kindergarten Registration is now OPEN. Children who turn 5 years of age by December 1, 2017 are eligible to register.

    To find out how to register your incoming Kindergartner, please go to our District homepage at; click on "Parent Resources" at the top of the page in the Navigation Bar; scroll down and click on "Registration".  Follow the directions for online registration.  Once you have registered online OR if you have any questions regarding the process, please contact the District's Registrar's Office at 353 - 7038 to make an appointment.  Thank you.

  • Happy New Year to Our School Community!

    From Nyack Public Schools to all of our students, staff and families:  May 2017 be filled with renewed optimism, daily discovery and encouraged imagination. 

    "Learn from yesterday; live for today; hope for tomorrow" - Albert Einstein

  • REMINDER Regarding the District's NEW Media Release Opt-Out Form and Protocol

    Parents and Guardians: the District has a NEW Media Release/Opt Out protocol that will go into effect this month, October, 2016.  All parents/guardians should have received the attached letter in their summer mailing  that  included  a September 26th deadline for any "Opt Outs".   Parents/guardians who do not wish their child's photograph to be featured on our new websites must have checked the appropriate boxes on this form and have sent it back to their child's school.  Please call the District's Office of Public Relations at (845) 353-7013 with any questions regarding this new protocol.  The Media Opt Out Form is one that can be filled out at any time but must be kept at the school building level for easy access by staff and to ensure that the protocol  is effectively followed. The District looks forward to celebrating daily accomplishments and sharing them via posts to our new District sites.

  • 2016 - 2017 Universal Pre-K Parent Information Sessions- English

    (Please see Letters/Flyers sent home link for Spanish & French version)

    Liberty Elementary School

Message from the Principal : Mrs. Ellen Rechenberger

Dear Liberty Families,

Best wishes to all for a happy and healthy 2017!  I hope all of our families enjoyed a relaxing holiday break.  Our grades 3-5 Winter concert will be on Thursday, January 12th at 7pm at Nyack High School.  Please join us!  Thank you to Mrs. Philhower for all your hard work preparing the children.  

January is a busy month at Liberty!  Our character trait for this month is Cultural Awareness.  We will be discussing the courage of Martin Luther King during this month.  We will also be honoring students and staff members each month for showing “Random Acts of STARdom”.  Those individuals are highlighted at Morning Program and on our hallway bulletin board. We are looking forward to adding to our STARs during this month.

We are very proud of our fifth grade students who will be completing the DARE program with Officer Norm Peters.  We will celebrate their accomplishments at their DARE graduation on Thursday, January 26th at 9:15am.  Congratulations fifth graders, their teachers and families.

Just a gentle reminder:  Please DO NOT send food or treats into your child’s classroom to be shared with the class.  Several students have allergies and we want all students to be safe.  If you have any questions, please ask the classroom teacher or myself.  Thank you for your cooperation with this very important issue.

Winter is upon us, so we would like to remind you that we still go outdoors for recess when the temperature and the wind chill factor are 25 degrees or above.  We also consider the conditions of the playground equipment and blacktop area in our decision.  It is essential to make sure that your child dresses appropriately for school and outdoor recess.  Thank you for your cooperation.

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MONDAY, JANUARY 16th– Martin Luther King Day

Once again, our Lost and Found baskets are growing with large amounts of clothing.  If your child is missing articles of clothing, please check our Lost and Found.  Going forward, it is helpful if articles of clothing are labeled so they can easily be returned when found.

Happy winter!

Mrs. Ellen Rechenberger




Upcoming Events (scroll through)

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    Liberty Elementary School
  • Day 2

    Liberty Elementary School
  • Regents Exams

    Nyack Public Schools
  • Day 3

    Liberty Elementary School
  • Day 4

    Liberty Elementary School
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