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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2 boxes of crayola crayons
2 boxes of facial tissues
48 pencils
6 Elmer's glue sticks (6g)
1 Large backpack (No wheels & labeled with name)
1 pack of highlighters
3 packs of expo marker
1 pack of Crayola markers
2 hand sanitizers- pump
water bottle (resuable & labeled)
2 disinfecting wipes
2 large erasers
1 change of clothes
1 box of ziplock bags
1 headphones
First Grade
48 #2 pencils
3 boxes of facial tissues
3 boxes of Crayola crayons
1pack of glue sticks, small (6g)
1 pack of dry erase markers (black)
1 pencil box
1 pair of headphones
1 reclosable ziploc sandwich bag
1 hand sanitizer - pump
1 book bag
2 plastic 3 prong pocket folders
1 scissor
1 package of disinfecting wipes
1 pack of extra larger erasers

Second Grade
2 packs of pencils
8 pocket folders (2 red, 2 blue, 2 yellow, 2 green)
48 pencils
3 boxes of facial tissues
2 boxes of crayons
1 Clorox wipes
1 composition notebook
2 packs of glue sticks large (22g)
2 dry erase markers
2 packages of markers
1 pencil box
1 book bag
Third Grade
8 pocket folders (2 red, 2 blue, 2 green, 2 yellow)
6 dozen pencils
3 boxes of facial tissues
2 erasers
2 scissors 5 "Kids
book bag
1 headphones
4 post it notes
6 black and white composition notebooks
10 glue sticks large (22g)
2 dry erase markers
2 packages of markers
1 pencil box
1 book bag
3 wet ones hand wipes
3 packs of index cards
Fourth Grade
5 pocket folders
3 dozen Ticonderoga pencils
3 boxes of facial tissues
2 boxes of crayons
2 filler paper wide rule
3 pink block erasers
2 glue sticks
3 packs of loose leaf paper
1 1/2" binder
1 book bag
1 Clorox wipes
3 composition notebooks
Fifth Grade
5 one subject spiral notebook
3 #2 dozen pencils
4 Kleenex facial tissues
2 filler paper wide rule
1 box Crayola color pencils
2 BIC Brite yellow highlighters
1 package of markers
2 erasers
1 pencil pouch
1 hand/baby wipes
1 scissors
1 pen
1 headphones
1 back pack
2 pocket folders
1 hand sanitizer
School News
SCSD Students Become Avid Readers Thanks to Mayor’s Summer Reading Challenge: As part of the Mayor’s Summer Reading Challenge, SCSD students were tasked with reading as much as they could this summer. Their minutes spent reading were tallied, and Mayor Miner visited classrooms with the most minutes read at each school building to present students with a bookmark, sunglasses and a cake.   “I like reading big chapter books,” LeMoyne summer school student Debora Yangwa, now a 6 th grader at Grant Middle School, said. “Reading helps my fluency ... more >>
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 >>
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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NYS School Review Report
Van Duyn Support Staff

Important Documents

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