John A. Sciole Elementary

Lancaster Central School District

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  • Scholastic has informed us of a recall on TROLLS:  IT'S HUG TIME.

    If you purchased this book at our recent book fair, please contact Studio Fun directly at 800-489-3402 or

    The Scholastic notice can be found in the Virtual Backpack under the Our School tab.



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  • Stuffing

    Please donate to our STUFFING DRIVE to benefit the Lancaster Youth Bureau's Thanksgiving Program.  The drive begins on Monday, October 16 and runs through Thursday, November 9.  The collection box will be in the main lobby. 

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  • Character Education Blog

    Check out our character education blog!  Click on the link below:

    John A. Sciole Elementary Character Education Blog 2017-2018

    Feel free to comment!

    The blog can also be found under the "Our School" tab.

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  • Health and Wellness Challenge

    Independent Health and the Buffalo Bills have teamed up to give WNY an extra incentive to get healthier by introducing the Health & Wellness Challenge, which is a six-week program to encourage a healthy lifestyle and improve your overall well-being.

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  • pumpkin

    Please keep on eye on your child's red folder and/or your teacher's newsletter/website for Halloween or Fall Festival events in the classroom.  Due to a lack of volunteers and safety concerns, the PTO will not be hosting a trick or treat evening this year.  It was wonderful to see so many of you all at the Ice Cream Social event!


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  • Author Visit

    We are having an AUTHOR VISIT on November 9!  Cynthia Cotten will be speaking with all of our students about being an author and sharing her books.

    If you would like to pre-order books for your child to be signed by the author, please use this link:


    The final date for pre-sale books is Friday, October 13, 2017.

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  • Please note! The board of education work session to discuss the district's reserve fund accounts has been rescheduled for 6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 23 in the board room at Central Avenue School.

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  • Autumn Concerts 

    The Lancaster Central School District Music Department will host its Autumn Concerts.

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  • Full Menu of Options Served on New Food Service Site

    The food service department has recently updated its website. Through the new site you can learn about pre-payment options, view menus, access the district wellness policy, nutrition information and fitness tips. You can visit the site through this link or via the food service button to the right. 

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  • We participate in the AMAZON SMILE program.  By choosing John A. Sciole Elementary Parent Teacher Organization at, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price from your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to our school.

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  • no bullies

    New video defines bullying and offers parents suggestions and resources:

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  • Virtual Backpack

    Don't worry if you misplaced a flyer that was sent home in your child's backpack.  New this year is our virtual backpack!  Informational flyers from the school, PTO, and community organizations will be available to you online - just look under the OUR SCHOOL tab for our Virtual Backpack!

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  • note

    Has your child been absent?  Are you picking your child up early?  Do you need to write a note to school?  Use the following link to access a free printable "Note For School":



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  • We participate in the TOPS IN EDUCATION PROGRAM!  If you enroll in the program and register as a supporter of John A. Sciole Elementary, TOPS will donate up to 5% of your TOPS brand purchases back to the school.  Past supporters must re-enroll for the 2016-2017 school year.  Thank you for your support!

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  • extra extra Be sure to check out our two monthly newsletters!  The Sciole Star can be found under the "Updates" tab and the PTO newsletter can be found under the "PTO" tab.

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  • allergy snack list For a list of

    Peanut / Tree Nut Free

    Snack Suggestions


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JOHNASEJohn A. Sciole Elementary
86 Alys Drive
Depew, NY 14043
Phone: 716-686-3285
Fax: 716-686-3309
Mrs. Carrie L. Greene, Principal

In the Spotlight

Welcome to John A. Sciole Elementary School!

Our vision is a commitment to excellence.  We act in the best interest of children today to build a better tomorrow.

John A. Sciole is a community of students, teachers, parents, and volunteers dedicated to excellence.  Our mission is to educate all students to meet the challenges they will face, live fulfilling lives and become lifelong learners who contribute positively to society.

We look forward to working together with you to help all of our students SHINE!
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