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Letter from Principal Bonacquist, Dec. 11

Filed in Slingerlands by on December 12, 2020

Dear Families,

Last Call for Donations!

  • Cards for Caring  – We are collecting gift cards to give with the baskets of food. The gift cards should be to grocery stores (Hannaford, Price Chopper and Shop Rite) and it is helpful if they are in $25 increments.  Please write the amount directly on the gift card.  Last year we collected 56 cards.  Our goal this year is to collect 60 gift cards. So far we have collected 37.
  • BC Food Drive – we will be collecting food items for the Annual BC Caring and Sharing program.  So far we have collected  almost 2 full boxes from each classroom!

Thank you for all your support with this important initiative!!

December 17th is our last day of collections for gift cards and food items.


Lunch information: students will be able to buy an additional lunch (“doubles”) starting Monday. There is a charge for this – it will be deducted from your child’s SchoolBucks account.


Lights in Elm Park – Saturday, December 12th


Have a great weekend!





Upcoming Dates to Remember:


December 16 – BOE Meeting, 7:00PM

December 24 – January 1 – Winter Break, School Closed

January 4 – Classes Resume

January 6 – BOE Meeting, 7:00PM

January 18 – No School, MLK Day


Ongoing Reminders:



Cars can enter the parking lot at 9:00.  We will begin letting cars through as soon as the buses are done, which is about 9:15.  If you are running a little late and do not see any staff member still out in the back, you may have to park and walk your child up to the door and ring the bell.


Dismissal – 

Parents will be allowed in the parking lot at 2:55.  When the weather turns bad, we will likely back this time up again to as early as 2:45.


Walkers / Bike Riders – 

Bikers and walkers will be released at 3:15.

If it rains and your child will NOT be walking/riding, please contact the office and let us know.


COVID Tracker 

Please remember to complete this each morning for each of your children. This needs to be completed everyday, EVEN if your child is home sick or is in quarantine.  If you haven’t completed it, we will be giving you a reminder email.