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Letter from Principal Bonacquist, May 18

Filed in Slingerlands by on May 18, 2018

Dear Families,

This spring, eleven of our 5th graders were recognized at the Capital Zone Health and Physical Education Leadership Award ceremony at Hudson Valley Community College. These children demonstrate leadership qualities in their physical education class as well as their classroom.  Congratulations to Maddy Ward, Connor O’Malley, Natalie DeSanti, Kate Bannigan, Ava Gasson, Clare Megahey, Marcela DeTuya, Aadi Ojha, and Thomas Seedhom for receiving the Sandra G. Morley Student Leadership Award. Sandy Morley joined the children and Mrs. Young and Ms. Crawford for a celebratory picture.

Last week you received a letter inviting you to provide information regarding your child to assist us as we begin to work on teacher placements for next year.  You can send in a letter or email me at .  All letters must be received by May 31st.  We begin our work on June 1st and we won’t take any letters after this date.

Our 5th graders spent the beginning of the week at Nature’s Classroom and they are looking happy, but tired! Our children had a great time!! Our teachers love going to Nature’s Classroom and work hard to make sure the children have a fabulous experience.  As a result, they are willing to spend three days and two nights with the fifth graders sleeping in a cabin!!! A huge thank you to Bonnie O’Shea, Kelly Ward, Matt Burns, Maria Qualtere, and Lester Betor! I know your child will be catching up on their rest over the weekend, but it would be great if they made a thank you note to give to their teacher on Monday! This trip isn’t possible without our parent chaperones. Thank you to Amy Puccio and Travis Rosencranse!! Also, many thanks to those of you helped to transport luggage.

Upcoming Testing for 4th grade:

May 24th – Science Performance Test

June 4th – Science Test – Written

June 6th – Accelerated Math Test

Have a fabulous weekend!!


Heidi Bonacquist