• REMINDER: there will be a Community Forum to present and discuss the District's NEW Technology Vision

    This meeting is open to the public and will be held Tuesday, May 23rd at 7pm in the BOE Room, located in the Central Administration Building at 13A Dickinson Ave.

    Come find out more and participate in a discussion about a 5 year plan aimed at ensuring all students are future-ready with technology education, experience and opportunity.

    Flyer attached.

  • A letter from the Superintendent has been sent to all District families and staff regarding this morning's fallen tree incident

    Please see the attached 5/18/17 letter for more details.

  • Friday, May 26, 2017

    STAR Assembly Day - Wear red,white and blue!

    Liberty Elementary School
  • 5th Grade Parent Orientation

    Please join us on Wednesday, May 31st at 7pm at Nyack Middle School.

    Liberty Elementary School
  • The 2017-18 School Calendar has been REVISED, as approved at the May 2, 2017 BOE Meeting

    The revisions include a one-day earlier  Start Date to school on Tuesday, September 5th, 2017; and different dates for Spring Recess beginning Friday, March 30 thru Friday, April 6, 2018.

    The revised version has been attached, below, and emailed to staff and families District-wide via Peachjar and Parent Portal accounts.  

    Thank you for your attention to this change.

  • The annual budget newsletter for the proposed 2017-18 District Budget has been posted, here...

    "Straight Talk"  , the Spring 2017 edition, provides the community with  budget Fast Facts; "With Pride" section for District achievements; the Budget Notice (required by NYS law) and Budget Q&A.   The newsletter is attached, below, and will be mailed District-wide to community members May 9.  The Budget/Trustee Vote is Tuesday, May 16.

  • An important letter to parents and guardians regarding the popular Netflix series "13 Reasons Why" has been sent by the Superintendent...

    The letter, dated April 24th, 2017, is accompanied by a document from the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) that contains information for parents and guardians to read and take into consideration. Our District recognizes that schools have "an important role in preventing youth suicide, and being aware of potential risk factors in students' lives is vital to this responsibility."   Feel free to contact Dr. Montesano's office should you need more information or support.

    Thank you for your attention to this very important matter. The Dr. Montesano's letter and the NASP document are attached, below.

  • The 2017-18 Proposed Budget was presented at the April 18th BOE meeting and is available to the public.

    Please see the attached presentation made by Dr. Montesano to the Board of Education. 

    Our annual Budget Newsletter, Straight Talk, will be mailed out to all District residents on Friday, May 5th.  It will include a message from our Superintendent and BOE President, Karen Hughes, along with Points of Pride, the Budget Notice, a listing of the BOE Trustee candidates on the ballot, and a Q&A section.

    The Budget/Trustee Vote is on Tuesday, May 16th, 2017.  Please remember to vote.

  • 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.

  • 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.


Message from the Principal : Mrs. Ellen Rechenberger

Dear Liberty Families,

It is amazing that the month of May is here! We have a lot of important events happening at Liberty.  Our third, fourth and fifth grade students will be taking the NYS Assessments in Math on May 2-4. Our dedicated teachers have worked hard with our students to help them be successful.  Our students have been working very hard as well.

 We celebrated our wonderful secretaries, Mrs. Rochford, Mrs. Niksa and Mrs. Bausinger on Friday, April 28th.  They were honored with gifts, poems and songs by our students at Morning Program. 

Thank you to Ms. Tina Guarasci and her committee for all their hard work on the Talent Show.  It was a fantastic evening enjoyed by many of our families.

 Ms. Horan has planned a wonderful Field Day for our students and staff on Friday, May 12th (raindate: May 19th).  It will be a wonderful day of fun!

We will be honoring our school nurse, Mrs. Kathleen Fredericks at Morning Program on May 10th for Nurses’ Day.  She is an important member of our Liberty Family!

Spring Concert season is upon us!  On May 15 at 9:30am, our third graders will be performing at Liberty.  Our fourth and fifth graders will be performing on May 22 at 7pm at the High school.  Our first and second graders will be performing on May 25 at 9:30 at Liberty.

We are also looking forward to our school dance on Friday, May 19 from 7pm to 9pm.  Please join us for a fun filled evening for our students and their families.

PLEASE NOTE:      NO SCHOOL on Monday, May 29th-Memorial Day.

Best wishes for a Happy Mother’s Day to all our Liberty Moms!  We always appreciate your  efforts to make Liberty a special place to be!                 

Sincerely yours,  

 Mrs. Ellen Rechenberger




Upcoming Events (scroll through)

  • Day 4

    Gr. 4 & 5 Concert - 7pm at Nyack High School

    Liberty Elementary School
  • Day 1

    Liberty Elementary School
  • 13a Dickinson Avenue, Nyack NY 10960

    Community Forum & Presentation of District's Technology Plan

    Nyack Public Schools
  • Day 2

    Liberty Elementary School
  • Day 3

    Gr. 1 & 2 Plays - 9:30am at Liberty

    Liberty Elementary School
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