Van Duyn Elementary

Eva Williams


David Guertin
Vice Principal


DASA Coordinators:

David Guertin
Molly Phelps

Contact Information:

Main Office: (315) 435-4660
Attendance Office: (315) 435-4660
Nurse's Office: (315) 435-4618

School Address:

401 Loomis Ave.
Syracuse, NY 13207

School Hours:

8:50 AM-4:00 PM

Van Duyn Gives Back!

Van Duyn is giving back in the months of November and December. Please help us as we try to give back to our community. Take a look at the ways Van Duyn is making a difference!

November 20th - December 15th - Pajama Drive! - Van Duyn Pre-K in collaboration with scholastic is holding a pajama drive. They are collecting pajamas in sizes newborn through pre-teen. These pajamas will be given to local shelters to serve families in need during the holiday season.

November 27th- December 15th -Salvation Army Food Drive! - Van Duyn is collecting food for our annual Salvation Army food drive starting November 27th. Students are encouraged to bring in canned or boxed items to help support those in need during the holiday season. Two giant bins will be placed in front of the main office, donations may be dropped off there. 
Flyer for Christmas Bureau 2017. Call 844-245-1922 for more information.

School News
Van Duyn Ninja Warrior!: Every month Van Duyn holds a White CHAMPS incentive, where students who show good behavior and earn at least 50 White CHAMPS or 50 Dojos get to participate in a fun activity. The month of November set up a challenge for the students....could they be a Van Duyn Ninja Warrior! Inside the gym there were several obstacle courses. Students had to show their strength and agility to maneuver through the obstacle courses and get to the finish. Students had a blast as they swung from ropes, crawled ... more >>
Van Duyn Holds a Sock Hop!: Tis the season for giving and Van Duyn Elementary School is giving back! Fifth Graders at Van Duyn Elementary School decided that they wanted to do something to help during this holiday season. Together, they decided they would hold a Sock Hop Dance. Students from all grade levels were invited to come to the dance, where there was food, music and fun. To get in, students had to bring in a new pair of socks. These socks were then donated to Vera House. Van Duyn Elementary School was able to donate ... more >>
Syracuse City Ballet comes to Van Duyn: On Novemeber 1st, Syracuse City Ballet came to give Van Duyn's second, third and fourth graders an introduction to the ballet, The Nutcracker. The Syracuse City Ballet talked about the history of ballet and dicussed some of the names and steps to ballet. Student volunteers were even invited up to the stage to show what they learned. Students then heard the story of the nutcracker and were invited on stage again to practice a few dance steps from the ballet. Students were excited to learn about ... more >>
Van Duyn Celebrates Fall and Halloween!: This year Van Duyn decided to welcome the fall weather and the Halloween holiday in style. First, Van Duyn's White CHAMPS incentive for the month included a Fall Harvest Festival. Students who had over 50 white CHAMPS or 50 Dojo points were able to attend and participate in a variety of fall activities. Students guessed how much candy corn was in a jar, they decorated pumpkins and even had a ring toss, where they tried to get the rings around a pumpkin. Every student who attended the festival ... more >>
Pep Rally for the CHAMPS: On Friday September 15th, Van Duyn Elementary School held their first Pep Rally of the year. Each grade level worked together to come up with a cheer or a skit to celebrate the aspects of being a CHAMP. Pre-K created a sign and cheered on Van Duyn for being COURAGOUS. (pictured). Kindergarten created a cheer about being HARDWORKING.  1st Grade created a cheer about ACHIEVING  2nd Grade created a cheer about being MOTIVATING  3rd Grade created a cheer about being PERSISTANT  ... more >>

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Important Dates
November 27th- December 15th
Salvation Army Food Drive

Novemeber 27st - December 15th 
Pajama Drive 
Collecting Pajamas to donate 
Newborn - Preteen sizes needed

December 7th 
Holiday Concert 
Cafeteria - 9:15am & 6pm

December 8th 
Half- Day for Students

December 14th 
Family Fun in Learning Night 

December 21st - White CHAMPS Incentive
Movie and Munchies 

December 22nd 
CHAMPS Holiday Gift-Away 

December 23rd-January 1st 
December Recess



NYS School Review Report
Van Duyn Support Staff

Important Documents

VDES Parent/Student Handbook 2016-2017
Van Duyn Final CET Recommendations