• Edson Families,

    Please join us on Wednesday, June 30th at 6:00pm in the Edson Library to meet the candidate for School Principal!

    Kathleen Lowell is a long-time educator who has taught in dual-language classrooms and has experience as a bilingual administrator. She has worked in local school districts, including Mahopac, Arlington, and Southern Westchester BOCES.

    Her educational leadership experiences include kindergarten and elementary principal roles, curriculum director, and for the last 6 years, as the assistant director and resource specialist with the Hudson Valley Regional Bilingual Education Resource Network. 

    Ms. Lowell is “excited about the possibility of leading a school with a culturally- and linguistically-diverse student population, such as that of Edson.” 

    All families of Edson Elementary School are invited to meet Ms. Lowell and ask questions that are important to you and the education of your students. 

    This event will be livestreamed to the KCSD YouTube page for those who cannot attend in-person, however, the livestream will not be interactive.  Questions and comments can only be taken at the in-person event. 

    We hope you can join us!


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  • Attention Parents…Principal’s Message, June 24th, 2021 

    Attention 100% remotes learners- district chrome books and power cord must be returned to Edson Elementary by Friday, June 25th, at 3:30PM. Chrome books can be dropped off between 12:00-3:30PM today, and Friday between 8:00AM and 3:30PM.

    Take time this summer to enjoy the beautiful outdoor spaces that surround us. There are wonderful hiking trails along the Hudson River (Black Creek, Mills Mansion, Poet’s Walk) that are close by and free to use and will bring excitement to the long days of summer. For more details, check out websites such as Scenic Hudson or New York State Parks. There are also several bike trails that are newly built such as the trail through New Paltz and Highland and one in the city of Kingston.

    Check out local museums which are a real treasure such as the Maritime Museum, Senate House, Hurley Museum, Children’s Museum in Poughkeepsie, and the New York State Museum in Albany, which is free.

    Please encourage your child to read every day. It should be pleasure reading so they enjoy doing it!

    Please take time to talk to your child about summer safety- wearing a helmet while biking, using crosswalks, swimming where there is a lifeguard, wearing sunscreen and sunglasses to protect from UV rays, and knowing what poison ivy and poison oak look like.

    At this time, if your child is attending one or both of the Kingston City School District summer camp sessions, they should have been registered using the link that the district has sent out and has been on the district website. The first day for Session 1 is Tuesday, July 6th. Details about the summer program such as the menu, bus stops, etc… will be posted on the district website next week.

    Teacher assignments for incoming kindergarten students and a welcome letter will be mailed home in early August. We are also planning a 2021-2022 Kindergarten Transition Program for August 25th and 26th here at Edson. More details will be shared via mail and district website posts in July.

    It has been a pleasure working with your children this school year. They bring joy to our lives and never cease to amaze me, especially watching the children grow and mature this year! 

               Best wishes for an exciting and memorable summer!

    Atención padres ... Mensaje de la directora, 24 de junio de 2021


     Atención, 100% estudiantes con control remoto: los libros cromados del distrito y el cable de alimentación deben devolverse a la Primaria Edson antes del viernes 25 de junio a las 3:30 PM. Los Chromebooks se pueden entregar hoy entre las 12:00 a. M. Y las 3:30 p. M. Y los viernes entre las 8:00 a. M. Y las 3:30 p. M.

     Tómate un tiempo este verano para disfrutar de los hermosos espacios al aire libre que nos rodean. Hay maravillosos senderos para caminatas a lo largo del río Hudson (Black Creek, Mills Mansion, Poet's Walk) que están cerca y son de uso gratuito y traerán emoción a los largos días de verano. Para obtener más detalles, visite sitios web como Scenic Hudson o New York State Parks. También hay varios senderos para bicicletas que se han construido recientemente, como el sendero a través de New Paltz y Highland y uno en la ciudad de Kingston.

     Visite los museos locales que son un verdadero tesoro, como el Museo Marítimo, la Casa del Senado, el Museo Hurley, el Museo de los Niños en Poughkeepsie y el Museo del Estado de Nueva York en Albany, que es gratuito.

     Anime a su hijo a leer todos los días. ¡Debería ser un placer leerlo para que disfruten haciéndolo!

     Por favor, tómese el tiempo para hablar con su hijo sobre la seguridad en el verano: usar un casco al andar en bicicleta, usar los cruces de peatones, nadar donde hay un salvavidas, usar protector solar y lentes de sol para protegerse de los rayos UV y saber cómo son la hiedra venenosa y el roble venenoso.

     En este momento, si su hijo asiste a una o ambas sesiones de campamento de verano del Distrito Escolar de la Ciudad de Kingston, debería haberse registrado usando el enlace que el distrito ha enviado y que ha estado en el sitio web del distrito. El primer día para la Sesión 1 es el martes 6 de julio. Los detalles sobre el programa de verano, como el menú, las paradas de autobús, etc., se publicarán en el sitio web del distrito la próxima semana.

     Las asignaciones de maestros para los estudiantes que ingresan al jardín de infantes y una carta de bienvenida se enviarán a casa a principios de agosto. También estamos planeando un programa de transición de jardín de infantes 2021-2022 para el 25 y 26 de agosto aquí en Edson. Se compartirán más detalles por correo y publicaciones en el sitio web del distrito en julio.

     Ha sido un placer trabajar con sus hijos este año escolar. Traen alegría a nuestras vidas y nunca dejan de sorprenderme, ¡especialmente viendo a los niños crecer y madurar este año!            

    ¡Mis mejores deseos para un verano emocionante y memorable!

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    June 30th at 6:00pm

    Edson Elementary School Library

    This evening will be dedicated to the Edson community meeting and asking questions of the candidate for Principal!

    More information coming soon....Hope to see you there!

    This will be a bilingual event.

    ¡Esta noche estará dedicada a la reunión de la comunidad de Edson y a hacerle preguntas al candidato a director!

    Más información próximamente ... ¡Esperamos verte allí!

    Este será un evento bilingüe.

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  • District Chromebooks: Return to Edson Elementary

    All district Chromebooks must be returned to Edson Elementary by 3:30PM Friday, June 25th. They can also be returned tomorrow between 12:00 and 3:30PM. Please remember to include your power cord (charging cord) as well. They should not be left outside the front entrance. If you cannot return your Chromebook during the times above, please contact the Edson main office at 943-3370 for an alternative time and day.

    Thank you, Mr. Martin


    Chrome Books del distrito: regreso a la escuela primaria Edson
    Todos los Chrome Books del distrito deben devolverse a la Primaria Edson antes de las 3:30 pm del viernes 25 de junio. También se pueden devolver mañana entre las 12:00 y las 3:30 p.m. Recuerde incluir también su cable de alimentación (cable de carga). No deben dejarse fuera de la entrada principal. Si no puede devolver su Chrome Book durante los horarios anteriores, comuníquese con la oficina principal de Edson al 943-3370 para obtener una hora y un día alternativos.

    Gracias, Sr. Martin

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  • Harry L. Edson Principal’s Message:

    June 14th, 2021 

    KCSD Summer Academy for Elementary Students

    LAST CALL- parents can register their child(ren) for our district’s summer programs. K-3 students can attend one, or both, 3-week programs being held at George Washington and Chambers Elementary Schools. Grade 4 students can participate in similar programs that will be housed at Bailey Middle School (I am the Principal of that program) that will help them transition to middle school for next year. Summer Academy is open to ALL students, and will include social emotional learning, and an academic focus. Free breakfast and lunch will be served as well. Please complete your child’s registration on the link below on the district Home Page, or go to the Edson Cougar Announcements Team where I have the link posted. If you need any help, please contact your child’s teacher or the office. Below is the link and you can easily access it on the Edson Cougar Teams Page:

    Shortened Days of School Next Week- June 22-24

    Please be advised that students will continue to follow the 1-hour delay schedule and be sent home early for the last three days of school- Tuesday, June 22-Thursday, June, 24th. Buses will depart for dismissal at 12:00PM and that is when walker pick-up will begin. Please mark your calendars. The last day of school for students is June 24th.

    Grade 4 Moving Up Drive Thru Celebration Tuesday, June 22nd 

    Reminder that Moving Up will be a drive thru format in the Dietz Stadium parking lot. Parents should arrive during the time that their child’s class is assigned. Students will get out of the vehicle and stand with Mr. Martin and the teacher to receive their envelope of certificates. Special cookies will be shared with each student as their treat. Each family can have one more vehicle with family members follow their vehicle to take pictures etc…

    Annual Edson Parent Survey (DTSDE Equity Self-Reflection Survey)

    Every school year parents are encouraged to participate in an annual on-line school climate survey. This year, all elementary schools are using a survey that was developed by the State Education Department called the Equity Self Reflection Survey. The survey is accessed through a link which is posted on the Edson Cougar Announcements Team and Edson Home Page on the district website. Please take a few minutes to respond to the survey by Monday, June 21st. Thank you!

    Report Cards

    Report cards with next year’s teacher assignment (grades 1-4 for 21-22) will be sent home with students the last day of school for the students, Thursday, June 24th. Grade 4 students will receive information from the middle school during the summer regarding their schedule and teacher assignments. There will be an Orientation for incoming grade 5 students in August.

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  • June 2, 2021

    This week's Principal's message contains information about Summer Programming, Morning Drop-off, Field Day, and more!

    Click here to view!

    ¡El mensaje de la directora de esta semana contiene información sobre la programación de verano, la entrega por la mañana, el día de campo y más!

    Haga clic aquí para ver



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  • Harry L. Edson Principal’s Message:

    May 14th, 2021

    Dear Parents,

    I was approved by the Board of Education to retire after this school year. This is my 36th year as a teacher and administrator, and I have served as an elementary principal in Kingston for the past 20 years- so it is time for me to step back and change my focus. It has been a pleasure to serve the students, staff, and parents as the Edson Principal the past 5 years. Edson is a wonderful school and community, and I am proud of all the accomplishments of our students and the hard work and dedication of the staff. This year has been challenging for everyone, and I appreciate all the support and understanding that parents have shown, and I am amazed by how adaptable and positive the children have been throughout all the craziness we have faced during the pandemic. I am particularly excited to be back in the cafeteria seeing the students every day- they always make me smile and laugh!

    The district is gathering input from staff and parents regarding their future vision for our school, and the attributes they look for in a school leader. Dr. Felicello, Assistant Superintendent for Elementary, is hosting an evening meeting on Teams with Edson parents next week, Wednesday, May 19th, at 6:00PM. If you are interested in participating, you will be called into the meeting on the Edson Cougar Announcements Team at 6:00PM.

    I will continue to work all summer, retiring on September 1st, so I can assist the new principal in their transition to the position, and ensure that our school is 100% ready for the return of students in the fall.


    Morning Drop Off Changes Starting Wednesday Next Week (May 19th)

    Starting Wednesday, May 19th, parents can drop off their children at the lower parking lot, end hallway exit door (across from the Art room), between 9:35 and 9:50AM. This will help alleviate the overcrowding in the upper level side parking lot. As a result, the recess entrance that has been designated for kindergarten will be closed to allow us to open the lower level location. Parents can select to drop off their children in any of the three locations- upper side parking lot, lower parking lot and the front driveway by the main entrance (after the buses depart).

    PTO Fundraisers Reminder

    Just a reminder that the Hannaford Helps fundraiser lasts through May 29th, and the online Spring Scholastic Book Fair is this week through May 23rd.

    Annual Barbeque and Field Day

    As we transition back to a more normal school year, we are planning a modified field day and barbeque lunch for the students. Due to COVID restrictions, the two events will be modified, integrating social distancing protocols, and we are unable to include parents as has been the practice in past years. More details will be sent home in June.

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  • Edson Kindergarten Classes Celebrate Read Across America!

    Edson Read Across America


    First Graders at Edson Celebrate St. Patrick's Day!

    Edson St. Patrick's Day

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  • Principal Mr. Martin  

    Welcome to our school website! I'm Principal Martin. The mission of Edson Elementary School is: 

    Together we create a nurturing and supportive environment where all students can learn. Our students become responsible citizens and lifelong learners. 


    Click HERE for Principal Martin's Messages

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  • Edson Staff Hello Slideshow!

    Please view the slide show presentation of our staff members saying “hello” and some pictures from this school year. Special thanks to all the staff members who contributed pictures and Ms. Banks (Kindergarten Teacher) and Mr. Hefele (Vocal Music Teacher) for creating the slide show!

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