Elementary School

NC Elementary School

     North Collins Elementary School 
      10469 Bantle Road
      North Collins, New York 14111 
      Phone (716) 337-0166
      Fax (716) 337-0598

     Kerry Buell- Principal 
      [email protected]

Message From The Principal

Kerry Buell

Dear NCES Families,

All of us at NCES are excited to welcome back new and returning students for the 2023-24 school year.  Our first day of school for all Pre-K through 6th grade students will be on Tuesday, September 5th.  Our school day hours have changed slightly for this coming year.  Our day will begin at 7:50 and end at 2:30.  For those parents who choose to transport their children, the times for drop off are 7:30-7:50 and 2:25-2:35 for pick up. Parent drop off will be at the entrance to the intermediate wing (same as last year) and pick up will be at the front loop (also same as last year).   

We are excited to introduce and welcome some new staff (and staff who have new positions):

Mrs. Amy Wyatt is joining us as a full time Prekindergarten teacher this year.  After graduating from Lake Shore High School, Amy spent some time in Maryland as an Ocean City Beach lifeguard while finishing her bachelor's degree in Early Childhood and Special Education. She has experience teaching in both Baltimore and Buffalo in grades PreK - 2nd.  She lives in Derby with her husband (also a teacher) and loves to camp, run, ski, and cheer for the bills!  Welcome Mrs. Wyatt!

- Mrs. Lindsi Archabald will be teaching 4th grade this year.  She worked at NCES last year as a long term substitute for a few teachers and also as a building sub.  Mrs. Archabald has 18 years of experience as an educator.  She lives with her husband (also a teacher) and 5 children in Eden.  They also have many pets (a dog, 2 cats, 2 birds, a fish and a bearded dragon) and she likes to craft with yarn, painting, and digital art during her free time.  We are so happy to have her return to NCES this year!  

- Mrs. Ashley Price will be joining us as a Teacher’s Aide in one of our Prekindergarten classrooms this year.  Ashley is a mom of 4 boys who has spent the last 11 years as a stay at home mom and also as a caretaker to many children in her home daycare.  She also enjoys caring for her cats, puppies, chickens and ducks.  We are looking forward to having Mrs. Price join our NCES Family!

Mrs. Amy Lewis will also be joining us as a Teacher’s Aide this year.  Amy worked as a Cafeteria Monitor, Bus Attendant and as a substitute Teacher’s Aide for us last year.  She is kind, patient and a wonderful addition to our staff.  We are so happy to have her with us all day next year!  She will be supporting our students and staff in Kindergarten.

Free and Reduced Lunch Family Applications are available on our website and available at the main office or the District’s Business Office. Families are strongly encouraged to complete the application form.  Meals may be prepaid by week or month by visiting www.MySchoolBucks.com.

Please save the date for our Open House which will be held on Thursday, September 21st.  More information will be coming soon!   

We look forward to seeing you and your family very soon.  Enjoy the last few weeks of summer!


Kerry Buell
Elementary School Principal