John A. Sciole Elementary

Lancaster Central School District

Centers of Learning and Growth


  • Early Dismissal
    The students will be dismissed early on Thursday, September 21.  We will begin the dismissal procedures at 12:45, with our goal bus departure time of 1:00.
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  • Open House
    Thursday, September 21, 2017
    Click Here for the OPEN HOUSE FLYER:
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  • donate

    Sciole Elementary is partnering with Moore Elementary School in Houston, TX

    Moore Elementary was severely damaged during the recent hurricane - students and teachers lost almost everything!

    We are collecting donations - cash and gift cards through the end of September (all cash will be used to purchase gift cards).  Feel free to bring in your donation or send it in with your child.  

    Thank you for your generosity!

    Click this link to see the NEWS 4 story about this fundraiser:

    News 4 WIVB - Lancaster Elementary Students Helping Texas School Damaged by Harvey

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  • camera  
    Picture Day is THURSDAY, October 5th!  Just send in your picture envelope (keep on eye on your child's red folder for the flyer/envelope) or go to to order online.  Our Picture Day ID is:  CM017236Y0
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  • Please note! The board of education work session to discuss the district's reserve fund accounts has been rescheduled for Monday, October 23, 2017 at 6pm in the board room at Central Avenue School.

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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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