here to read TOAST's February newsletter
Albany, NY 12202
Phone: (518) 475-6875
Fax: (518) 475-6877
Teresa L. Brown,
O'Brien Academy of Science and Technology
The school we know as
Thomas O'Brien Academy of Science and Technology (TOAST)
was built in 1954 as Public School 24. Its namesake is
Thomas O'Brien, who served as principal at P.S. 24 more
than 100 years ago. He died in 1921 at the age of 72,
and the school was named after him when it became at
magnet school in 1990. The original P.S. 24 was built in
1893 and located just a few blocks north of the current
school on the Delaware Avenue plot of land where the
Boys and Girls Club of Albany now stands.
The TOAST building reopened in January 2010 following a complete
renovation. It now features state-of-the-art computers
and technology in every classroom and throughout the
We are proud to be able
to provide a range of programs and services to take care
of our children's academic needs as well as provide
health and wellness services onsite. These services
mobile dental health services through our
partnership with St. Peter's Hospital and Ronald
Click here for more information about the district's
magnet schools, or call the Magnet Office at 475-6551.
school day begins: 7:50 a.m.
K-6 school day
begins: 8 a.m.
breakfast begins: 8:15 a.m.
school day ends: 2:20 p.m.
K-6 school day ends:
child care ends: 6 p.m.
Monday, Feb. 19 - Friday, Feb. 23
-- Winter Recess, no school
Monday, Feb. 26 --
Read-A-Thon week begins
Friday, March 2
- Deadline to apply for the 2018-19
Bird-watching, 7 a.m.
Across America Day (dress like your favorite
- PTA Family Movie
Night, 6:30 p.m.
Monday, March 5 -- Spring
Wednesday, March 7 --
All-City Chorus Concert, Stephen and Harriet
Myers Middle School, 6:30 p.m.
Friday, March 9 -- School
Wednesday, March 14 --
prekindergarten and magnet elementary school
lotteries, Thomas O'Brien Academy of Science and
Technology (TOAST), 10 a.m.
Monday, March 19
- Registration begins for students
selected in the 2018-19 prekindergarten and
magnet-elementary school lotteries
PTA meeting, 6 p.m.
Wednesday, March 21 --
All-City Band Concert, Stephen and Harriet Myers
Middle School, 6:30 p.m.
Saturday, March 24 -- New York
State School Music Association Festival, Stephen
and Harriet Myers Middle School, 9
- Tuesday, March 27 -- Autism
Spectrum Fair, Montessori Magnet School, 5:30-7
p.m. (open to all Capital Region families living
with autism spectrum disorder)
- Wednesday, March 28 --
All-City Strings Concert, William S. Hackett
Middle School, 6:30 p.m.
- Thursday, March 29 --
Furry Friend Day fundraiser
- Friday, March 30 --
Good Friday, no school
- Monday, April 2-Friday, April 6
-- Spring Recess, no school
2017-18 news and information
During the past two
months, the 25 students – fourth-, fifth- and
sixth-graders in Caroline Espinoza Navarette’s
English as a new language class – collected the
provisions in a school-wide drive they planned and
If your child is absent
for any reason, call the school nurse at (518) 475-6875 during
the morning and provide a written excuse when your child
returns to school.