• 2017 PRIDE Survey Results were presented to the Board of Ed. and Community on Tuesday, Nov. 28th. The Power Point is attached, here...

    OCADA (Our Community Against Drug Abuse) Coalition will present outcomes and insights from our most recent PRIDE Survey results. 

    The PRIDE Survey was given county-wide to 8th and 11th grade students in the Spring of 2017.  Results and analysis provide important information to the school community regarding substance use, availability, perception of risk and trends among our youth.  To find out more about OCADA, please visit


  • Thank you for your participation in our Community Forum Series. We invite you to continue the dialogue via Let's Talk!

    In Nyack Schools, we are interested in continuing a community-wide, collaborative conversation of what it takes to ensure that all students succeed and how to measure that success in our ever-changing, complex world.

    With Let's Talk! , we respond promptly and directly to your concerns, questions, suggestions and comments when you provide us with your contact information and the dialogue is continued.   If you choose, submissions can also be anonymous.  Please see the attached flyer with specific instructions for how to use Let's Talk!

    Whether you are a student, parent, staff or community member, we are listening and hope to hear from you!


     Wednesday, November 22 - Half Day for all students

     Thursday and Friday, November 23 & 24 - School closed Happy Thanksgiving

    Wednesday, November 29 - picture re-takes & 5th grade group photo

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Welcome to O.U.R. Upper Nyack Kids

About Us

O.U.R. Upper Nyack Kids is a non-profit organization that manages The Carol Slaybaugh Fund and funds mini-grants that benefit our Upper Nyack children. We are funded through the school’s annual “Gala” and donations.

The Carol Slaybaugh Fund: A 25 Year Tradition

Carol Slaybaugh was the school nurse at Upper Nyack many years ago who lost her battle to cancer.  A fund was set up in her memory to continue the good deeds she had been quietly doing:  paying for kids’ glasses, winter clothing, field trip payments, camp scholarships and instrument rentals for students who would not otherwise be able to participate. The Slaybaugh Fund has been supporting children for the past 25 years.


O.U.R. UN Kids awards mini-grants that are based on merit. It may include curricular, extra-curricular, enrichment or remedial programs that target small or large groups of children. Projects may encourage a range of physical, creative, social and academic accomplishments.  

Recent Grants Awarded to...

Morning Chess Club

5GH’s Living History Club

How do you apply for a grant?

Contact Suzie Kaufman or Rachel Berlin and ask for the application.  If you have any questions while you are filling it out, you can ask her for assistance.

Would You Like to Help? If you want to make a donation to benefit Upper Nyack Elementary School (UNES) children, you can receive a tax benefit.    If you would like to make a monetary donation, you can write a tax-deductible check to O.U.R. Upper Nyack Kids and send it to Mrs. Meyerson. Contact Ms. Brooks at with items you would like to donate. If it is something the school can use you will receive a receipt for your donation. 

O.U.R. Upper Nyack Kids Board Members: Dr. Kaufman, , Rachel Berlin,  Ms. Olsen, Mrs. Holmes,  Ms. Brooks