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Fifteen Hamagrael families helped sort 3 TONS of donated food at the Bethlehem Food Pantry on Friday, May 16. Thank you to everyone who was able to come and help. The Food Pantry is extremely grateful for our strong and mighty work force!


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2014-15 Supply Lists

The new school year will be here before you know it! Check out our K-5 supply lists for 2014-15 to get ready [PDF].

A Note from Principal Dave Ksanznak

Principal Ksanznak talks about the last day of school, AIMs web reports and gives thanks to the Hamagrael community. READ PRINCIPAL'S NOTE

Summer Enrichment Program 2014

Act Now! Registration closes on July 1! Summer Enrichment at BCMS has spots available in the following classes:

Week 1 July 7-11
Session 1: 8:30-10:30 – Science and Math of Baseball/Softball or Movie Making
Session 2: 10:45-12:45 – Movie Making
Session 3 FULL

Week 2 July 14-18
Session 4: 8:30-10:30 - Movie Making
Session 5: 10:45-12:45 – Jewelry Making or Movie Making
Session 6: 1:15-3:15 – Games Galore or Sports

Please complete the online registration at: http://sites.google.com/site/bcsummerenrichment2014/

Hamagrael June Library Book Returns – 100% Club

Once again the library is sponsoring an incentive for students to return or resolve all overdue books. Starting this week, any class that has 100% of student books returned or resolved will earn freeze pops and a 100% club certificate. Notices have been sent home for any remaining overdue books. Please contact Mrs. Held if you have any questions regarding outstanding library books.

Congratulations to Mrs. Stanners, Mrs. Hepfer, Mr. Stanco, Ms. Hajeck, Mrs. Burns, Miss Jeffers, Mrs. Sirianni, Mrs. Szczech, Mr. Hotaling and Mrs. Micieli's classes for returning 100% of their library books! Thank you for your efforts to return all books to the library.

Kids Helping Kids is collecting backpacks!

If your child is done with his/her backpack, you are welcome to donate it to the Bethlehem Food Pantry. Last year, they helped 120 Bethlehem students with Back to School supplies. Simply fill out the permission slip and leave in the backpack. Your child can drop off the backpack in the Hamagrael lobby during the last three days of school. Backpacks will be cleaned and brought to the pantry. Thank you! Questions? Contact Sheila Wrede smwrede@gmail.com.

Elite runner visits Hamagrael

Olympic gold medal winner and 14-time Freihofer's Run for Women top competitor and elite runner Joan Benoit Samuelson made a visit to Hamagrael Elementary School on Friday, May 30. READ MORE AND VIEW PHOTOS

Fifth Grade Survivor Day 2014

On Friday, May 30, more than 300 Bethlehem fifth graders from the district's five elementary schools took part in the annual Survivor Day games at Elm Avenue Park. Designed to be an "ice breaker" for the soon-to-be middle schoolers, the contest of both athleticism and academics tested students on everything from geometry and geography to a challenging obstacle course. READ MORE AND VIEW PHOTOS

Meads Lane and Van Dyke Road to close

The Town of Bethlehem Highway Department has notified us that they will be closing the intersection of Meads Lane and Van Dyke Road starting on June 2, 2014 and work is expected to be completed by July 11, 2014. This closure may influence traffic near Hamagrael.

During this period, the southern portion of Meads Lane will be closed to through traffic from the vicinity of 119 Meads Lane to the intersection of NY Route 32. Van Dyke Road will be closed to through traffic from the vicinity of the Phillipin Kill to the intersection of Meads Lane.

You can visit the Town of Bethlehem website at www.townofbethlehem.org for any updates on this project.

Hamagrael Lost & Found

We have many items missing their homes and owners. Any of them yours? They could be in the large pile of stuff in our Lost & Found at Hamagrael! Please take a look at our pictures to see if you see something that belongs to you. Whenever you visit Hamagrael please be sure to check out what’s there. Everything is in the lobby near the cafeteria. VIEW PHOTOS

How you can help Hamagrael

There are a great many ways parents and families can help support student activities at Hamagrael this year. The PTA partners with many local and national retailers who support schools with promotional efforts such as "Box Tops for Education" and Price Chopper's "Tools for Schools." LEARN HOW YOU CAN HELP HAMAGRAEL WITH THESE VALUABLE PARTNERSHIPS

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