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Letter from Principal Bonacquist, Apr. 1

Filed in Slingerlands by on April 1, 2021

Dear Families,

Used Book Drive April 1-30
As part of our month long celebration of reading, we are collecting used books that are in great condition to donate to the Grassroot Givers.  Vacation might be a great time to clean out some bookshelves!  We are collecting books for children ages preschool – 5th grade.

Travel During April Break
The NYSDOH has not updated their website yet, but here is the latest information about Travel Restrictions

Today was STEM Day at Slingerlands!
Once again, THANK YOU for your generosity and quick response with the materials we needed to make this a successful day!  You can see by the pictures that the kids had a lot of fun – STEM DAY Pictures

5th Grade Wax Museum Coin Drive
As part of our virtual WAX MUSEUM, the 5th grade class invites you to join us for our yearly coin drive to benefit the Marillac Family Shelter in memory of former Clarksville principal, Dorothy McDonald.

Please bring coins in between April 12-23 and place them in the container in your classroom.  The three classrooms that bring in the most money win a popsicle party.

NYS Testing for Spring 2021
Each test will be a single session and the dates are as follows:

  • ELA grades 3-5  –  Wed, April 21 
  •  Math Grades 3-5 – Wednesday, May 5. 
  • Science  Grade 4 – Monday, June 7 

All BC students will be taking the tests on their Chromebooks this year rather than filling in bubble sheets with a pencil. We’ll be sure to update you on any additional changes if they arise. A district-wide communication from Assistant Superintendent Dave Hurst will be sent to all families regarding state testing the week of March 29th.

Calling All Writers and Artists! 
Click here for the latest information on the 2021 Bookworm

Friday, April 16  Spirit Day – wear your favorite cozy slippers or socks to school

Enjoy your Spring Break!



Upcoming Dates to Remember:

  • April 2 – No School, Good Friday
  • April 4 – Deadline to order from Boon Supply
  • April 5-9 No School, Spring Break
  • April 12 – School Resumes
  • April 14 – Board of Ed Meeting, 7pm
  • April 19 – Bookworm 2021 Submission Deadline
  • April 21 – Gr. 3-5 ELA Assessments
  • April 30 – Last day to purchase yearbook