main content starts here

Letter from Principal Bonacquist, Dec. 13

Filed in Slingerlands by on December 13, 2019

Dear Families,

  • Thank you for Supporting our Sharing and Caring Projects!!!
    BC Food Drive – We collected 25 boxes of food to donate to the Bethlehem Caring and Sharing program.  Thank you to our students and families!! Also, thank you to Mrs. Ward, Mr. Burns, Mrs.Clarkson and all their 4th graders for all their work on the food drive!!
  • Coins for Caring – We surpassed our goal!!! We have collected 56 gift cards!!  This is from coins collected and donated gift cards. The children in Mrs. Kourt and Mrs. Messier’s classes have done a fabulous job with this project – thank you! The gift cards will be added to the food baskets that are part of the Caring and Sharing program.  Thank you to all of you for your support!!
  • Toys for Tots –  We have collected 3 boxes of toys!!!   Thank you for your support with this important initiative!

Silver Graphics Orders

Your orders will be ready for pick up early next week  Stay tuned for more information!

Second Bus Evacuation Drill, Monday December 16

On Monday, December 16,  we will hold our second bus evacuation drill of the school year. 

Each school year, the Bethlehem Central School District, in compliance with New York State Education Law, holds three such drills.  All students must partake in these drills, even if they don’t ride a school bus on a daily basis.  When the school buses arrive in the morning, each bus driver gives his/her riders a brief explanation of bus safety rules and regulations.   Afterwards, the students are shown ways to exit the bus safely in the event of an emergency and then they go directly into the school building.  

Students who attend School’s In, walk, or are driven to school on the day of the drill will be lined up in front of the building and will fill in empty seats on buses as they arrive.

Parents are encouraged to review this with their children prior to the morning of the drill so that they know what to expect.  Children who do not arrive on a school bus should be dressed for the weather as they will be waiting outside until they can be placed on one.  In addition, we would be most appreciative if all students arriving on foot or by car would plan to arrive between 9:00-9:05 so that it won’t be necessary for them to interrupt a drill already in progress and they are able to participate in the entire process.  

Whenever possible, we request students arrive by bus on the day of the drill. 

Sleepy Time Stories by Slingerlands Staff

Winter Clothing

Please make sure your child is prepared with warm clothing to go outside for recess.  We go outside everyday! In addition to a warm coat, hat, and gloves, children should have boots.   Even the blacktop area can be slushy! In order to go in the field to play in the snow, children must have boots and snow pants.  It would be helpful to send in dry pants and socks as the kids can get pretty wet during recess. Please put names on all clothing and boots! The lost and found is already overflowing with unlabeled items.

Virtual Backpack: A site which will have copies of forms and flyers that are sent home, and information about upcoming events.  Public With Parents 2019-2020

Important Dates:

December 10 – Grade 4 Math & Science Night, 7pm

December 13 – Slingerlands Coffee, Grades 2-3, 9:30am

December 16 – Slingerlands Bus Evacuation Drill

December 18 – BOE Meeting, BCHS, 7pm

December 23 – Jan 1 – Winter Break

January 2 – School Resumes

January 7 – Grade 3 Math & Science Night, 7pm

January 8 – BOE Meeting, BCHS, 7pm

January 15 – PTO Meeting, 6:30pm

January 20 – No School, MLK, Jr. Day

Have a great weekend!!