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Built in 1977, Periwinkle Elementary School is in its fourth decade of proudly educating Albany children. Periwinkle occupies a 5.4-acre campus next to a city park in east Albany. Students participate in a wide variety of enrichment programs. Parents are a vital part of school life.  We currently have three classes per grade K-5.  We have an English Language Learners (ELL) program and several bi-lingual staff members.  We offer free breakfast and lunch to all students.

Our Positive Behavior Support program ensures that all students feel safe here at Periwinkle and learn to be respectful, responsible citizens of our school community and beyond. We take pride in our positive school culture and celebrate achievement, growth, and behavior weekly.

Learning and growth is at the forefront of our mission at Periwinkle. We have a highly trained and motivated staff that genuinely cares about student learning. Our teachers plan together with common goals and instruction. Our classified staff are caring, trained individuals that support the classroom instruction as well as supervise students at play. The office staff are positive, professional, and have our school running efficiently with great care. The building is clean and safe thanks to our custodians and students are served with a positive attitude in the cafeteria.

Our parent club, Parents Teachers Together, is great support to our school. They host movie and science nights, bingo, and our annual carnival. Their funding supplies classroom grants, families in need, technology purchases, and playground equipment. We are so fortunate to have family support and grateful for the time and energy that we receive from PTT.

What is so special about Periwinkle? To be honest, it’s the people. Supportive parents, professional, skilled staff, and most importantly, Safe-Respectful-Responsible students who love their school.