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25 Union Avenue
Delmar, NY 12054
(518) 439-7681

Office Hours: 7:30a-4p

Heidi Bonacquist

Upcoming Events

June 23

Moving On Ceremony, 7 p.m.

June 24

Slingerlands Field Day

June 25

Last Day of School for K-5, Half Day, 12:10 p.m. dismissal



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Parent volunteers helped nurture a love of reading in our kindergarten and first grade students all this year with the 1000 Book Project. These top first grade readers finished a combined 1,770 books! They are: Christopher Graham, Nina Vargas and Connor O’Malley. Learn more about other top K-1 readers and the 1000 Book Project >>


Slingerlands Headlines

Letter from the principal

Principal Heidi Bonacquist recaps the 2013-14 school year, discusses the district's new student management system and says a fond farewell to retiring members of the Slingerlands family. READ MORE

2014-15 School Supply Lists

The new school year will be here before you know it! Click below for our school supply lists for 2014-15.

•  Kindergarten Supply List [PDF]
•  Grade 1 Supply List [PDF]
•  Grade 2 Supply List [PDF]
•  Grade 3 Supply List [PDF]
•  Grade 4 Supply List [PDF]
•  Grade 5 Supply List [PDF]

Staffing for the 2014-15 school year

There have been a few changes to staff assignments for 2014-15. TAKE A LOOK

Orders for Back to School Supplies

If you ordered a school supply kits they will be available for pick up at EAGLE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL the week of August 24, 2014. You will be notified of the pick up dates and times. Any questions, please contact Dana Burns at

1000 Book Project is a winner for K-1 students

Parent volunteers from the school's PTO helped nurture a love of reading in our kindergarten and first grade students with the 1000 Book Project. Thank you to them and congratulations to all of our readers! READ MORE

Slingerlands Summer Reading Project

Our goal for the summer is for all students in all grades to practice the skills of reading by selecting two books to read over the break. Our students will share these titles with their classmates and teachers in September. Either these books can be read as a family or independently, whatever you choose. Please read the below letter from Mrs. Bonacquist about this project and download the associated materials.

•  Letter from Principal Heidi Bonacquist [PDF]
•  Summer Reading List [PDF]
•  Summer Reading Journal [PDF]
•  Summer Reading Bookmark [PDF]

Carnival Raffle Basket Winners

Thank you to all who participated in this year's carnival raffle. The winner of each basket is listed below the correpsonding basket's photo. VIEW PHOTOS & DESCRIPTIONS

Slingerlands students sing ‘The ABCs of Kindergarten’

On Friday, June 13, Slingerlands parents were treated to the “ABCs of Kindergarten,” where students performed expert-choreographed songs and shared something they had learned in kindergarten for each letter in the alphabet. SEE PHOTOS AND VIDEO

BOOKWORM 2014 is here and ready for distribution!

BOOKWORM 2014 is here and ready for distribution! More than 100 of our student writers and illustrators contributed to our school literary magazine. The Bookworm is one of the many special projects here at Slingerlands Elementary and is an example of our students demonstrating our school motto, “always our best.”

If anyone would like a copy of the Bookworm and has not already received one, please contact Ingrid Sorensen at Thank you very much to Mrs. Bonacquist, Mrs. Collen, Mrs. Kraupner, our classroom teachers and the Slingerlands PTO for supporting the Bookworm again this year!

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

Sandra G. Morley Student Leadership Award

Congratulations to our Physical Education Student Leadership Awards winners: Grace Pastino, Jane Reagan, Sohalia Tiu, Stephen Shaw, Ben Goldberg, and Cameron Doyle.

These students were chosen for the award based on the following criteria: demonstrates responsible personal and social behavior, sportsmanship and citizenship; desires to learn and improve; exhibits a physically active lifestyle; demonstrates leadership and is a positive influence on peers; and has contributed toward the total school program.

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:

Attention All School Bankers

Capital Communications Federal Credit Union will be our bank for school banking once again and encourage you to visit their web site,, for details on their wonderful school banking programs. Check out this flyer [PDF] for an overview. If you do not have an account and would like to sign up, please have your child stop by on any Tuesday and pick up an application or download the application here [PDF]. Deborah Chaney is our school coordinator and can be reached at if you have any questions.

Earn money for Slingerlands by recycling ink & electronics

We are again joining with CFK, to recycle the following items:

• cell phones
• laser cartridges
• ink jet cartridges
• tablets/ereaders/notebooks
• laptops
• MP3s
• PDAs

Our drop box is located in the main office! If you have questions, feel free to contact Ms. Bush at


Do you have an empty ink jet cartridge? An old cell phone? Laptop? Send them to Slingerlands Elementary and help earn cash for our school! There is a collection bin in the lobby at school so feel free to drop them off or send them to school with your child.
Thanks for your support!

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