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Thomas O'Brien Academy of Science and Technology (TOAST)

Prekindergarten-Grade 6

2019-20 school supplies lists


Lincoln Park

Albany, NY 12202

Phone: (518) 475-6875

Fax: (518) 475-6877

Website: http://toasttimberwolves.wix.com/toast


Teresa L. Brown, Principal

Email: tbrown@albany.k12.ny.us

Katie Stalker, Assistant Principal

Email: kstalker@albany.k12.ny.us


School times
  • Building opens: 7:40 a.m.

  • Breakfast begins (K-6): 7:40 a.m.

  • Prekindergarten school day begins: 7:50 a.m.

  • K-6 school day begins: 8 a.m.

  • Prekindergarten breakfast begins: 8:15 a.m.

  • Prekindergarten school day ends: 2:20 p.m.

  • K-6 school day ends: 2:30 p.m.

  • After-school child care ends: 6 p.m.

Upcoming events

  • Wednesday, Sept. 4 -- Summer Barbecue and Ice Cream Social, 3-5 p.m. (Details)
  • Friday, Sept. 6 -- First day of school
  • Monday, Sept. 9 -- FACES meeting (Community School and Parent Advisory Board), 2:45-3:45 p.m.
  • Monday, Sept. 16 -- Building Leadership Team meeting, 2:45-3:45 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Sept. 17 -- Dads Take Your Child to School Day breakfast, 7:30-8:30 a.m.
  • Sunday, Sept. 22 -- Falcon 5K and Fun Run, Washington Park
    • 5K, 9:30 a.m.
    • Fun Run, 10:30 a.m.
  • Tuesday, Sept. 24
    • PTA meeting, 5 p.m.
    • Open House, 5:30-7 p.m.
  • Thursday, Sept. 26 -- Family Night at the NYS Museum, 5:30-7 p.m.
  • Monday, Sept. 30 -- Rosh Hashana, no school
About Thomas 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 building.

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 include
mobile dental health services through our partnership with St. Peter's Hospital and Ronald McDonald House. Click here for more information about the district's magnet schools, or call the Magnet Office at (518) 475-6551.

Absence from school
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. 


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