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


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School News
Van Duyn Participates in Rocket Team Competition!: This year, seven 5th graders from Van Duyn Elementary School participated in CNY Rocket Team Competition. Students worked in teams to create their own rocket, which they launched to see for high and far their rocket could go. While Van Duyn did not win, the students had a lot of fun and the girls team won the award for Best Team Name (The VanDuynamite Galazy Girls)! Congratulations to these "Van-tastic" students for their amazing hard work!     ... more >>
2017 Math Bee Winners!: This year Van Duyn Elementary held its 2nd Annual Math Bee Competition beginning the week of April 4th, 2017. The Math Bee worked to improve the math fluency skills of our students. Students from Pre-K through 5th grade participated and the top 10 students moved on to the semi-final round. On April 24th the students competed and one winner was chosen from each grade level. The winner's received a walking field trip to the Dollar Tree with a $5.00 gift certificate to spend there. They also got ... more >>
Please Join Us for a Family Discussion!: You are cordially invited to dinner and a discussion with staff from the Office of Student Support Services, Office of Family Engagement and the Chief Ombuds Officer. The discussions will be guided by a series of questions about student support, discipline, the Code of Conduct,  and school climate and culture. All feedback from families and students will be recorded by table facilitators.   All families are invited to attend ANY of the sessions regardless of where your child attends ... more >>
Teacher Feature: Dana Crockett, Van Duyn: As a student in school, Dana Crockett did not like math.   “You know how there are people who are math people are people who aren’t?” she reflected. “I was one of those who didn’t get it.”   Imagine the irony, then, that now, years later, Ms. Crockett teaches third grade math at Van Duyn Elementary.   “It’s like God was playing a trick on me,” she reasoned, with a smile. “I believe a higher power brings you to ... more >>
March's White CHAMP's Incentive: Staff Basketball Game!: For the month of March, Van Duyn wanted to make their White CHAMPS incentive a special one. With March Madness and basketball fever it was decided that Van Duyn would hold a Staff Basketball game. Students who had achieved 50 white CHAMPS or 50 Classroom Dojo points were able to attend the game where they received snacks and got to cheer on their favorite teacher. A select few students even got to join the game, substituting in for a teacher. The students had a great time cheering on the teams.  ... more >>

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Important Dates

June 7th 
Spring Concert - Cafe

June 12th 
RedHouse Production of the "Secret Garden" (2-3:30pm)

June 15th
Family Fun In Learning Night
Honors Night at Corcoran HS

June 16th 
Field Days

June 19th 
Pre-K Moving Up Ceremony

June 20th 
Kindergarten Moving Up Ceremony 

June 21st 
5th Grade Moving Up Ceremony

June 21st
Book Swap

June 22nd 
Last Day for Students



NYS School Review Report
Van Duyn Support Staff

Important Documents

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