Archive for January, 2020

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Letter from Principal Ksanznak, Jan. 24

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January 24, 2020 Dear Parents, This year our students in grades 3-5 will be taking the New York State ELA and Mathematics computer-based assessments rather than the paper and pencil assessments that we have done previously.  The teachers will work with the students in the months ahead to help them become familiar with the format.  […]

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Letter from Principal Kloss, Jan. 24

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January 24, 2020 Dear Elsmere Parents, Are you concerned about your child’s electronic usage? Then please come to the presentation “Addicted to Electronics? Learn to manage Technology, with Real Limits and Practical Solutions” with Dr. Randy Cale at Slingerlands Elementary School on January 29th at 6:30pm. Rather than video games, how about a good old-fashioned […]

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Special event to mark start of Black History Month

Filed in Archive by on January 23, 2020
Special event to mark start of Black History Month

Don’t miss Richard Haynes talk about the role of education in his life and his tips for planning for college and career.

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December 2019 “Be the Change” recipients

Filed in Archive, Student Spotlight by on January 22, 2020
December 2019 “Be the Change” recipients

Congratulations to these students who have been singled out for demonstrating positive character traits within the school community.

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New date: BCMS fifth grade visit is May 8

Filed in Archive, BCMS by on January 20, 2020
New date: BCMS fifth grade visit is May 8

Fifth graders will visit BCMS on Friday, May 8. This date is different from printed calendar. Grade 6 will dismiss at 10:30a.

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Letter from Principal Bonacquist, Jan. 17

Filed in Slingerlands by on January 17, 2020

Dear Families, I am leaving this in for a second week in case you didn’t read my big news! As we head into the year 2020 I will be completing my 20th year at Slingerlands!  This will also be my final year as principal here. I love the work I do with your children everyday […]

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Join us for a pajama party CAPER, Feb. 4

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Elsmere has planned a pajama party themed CAPER (Children and Parents Enjoy Reading) on February 4th at 6:30 pm in the Elsmere library! Wear your pajamas, bring a stuffed animal, a cozy blanket and join the fun. Sign your child up to read a story or just come to cheer readers on.  This is a […]

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Registration for Elsmere After-school Enrichment Program

Filed in Archive by on January 17, 2020

2020 Elsmere After-school Enrichment Program (ASEP) Registration It’s time to register for 2020 After-school Enrichment Program (ASEP) classes! Each class takes place at Elsmere from 3:30-4:30pm and is once a week for six weeks (exception is noted). You can register your child(ren) on the PTA Elsmere ASEP website at ​http://elsmereasep.com​. Online registration will begin on […]

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Letter from Principal Kloss, Jan. 17

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January 17, 2020 Dear Elsmere Families, There will be no school on Monday as we honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his contributions to our world. His beliefs and practices have been a topic of conversation in classes lately. Parents are encouraged to talk with their children about peaceful problem solving and equality. Sometimes […]

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Letter from Principal Bonacquist, Jan. 10

Filed in Slingerlands by on January 10, 2020

Dear Families, As we head into the year 2020 I will be completing my 20th year at Slingerlands!  This will also be my final year as principal here. I love the work I do with your children everyday and I will really miss them! My retirement will be effective as of July 1st.  The district […]