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Letter from Principal Bonacquist, Mar. 26

Filed in Slingerlands by on March 26, 2021

Dear Families,

Parent Drop Off 

  • I would like to see all kids dropped off by 9:25 in the morning.  The process is very efficient now and I would like teachers to be able to start instruction by that time.
  • If you arrive after 9:25, please walk your child to the front door.
  • PLEASE SLOW DOWN WHEN DRIVING THROUGH THE PARKING LOT

Dismissal Change

  • If you are picking up your child in a vehicle, we are changing the time by 5 minutes.  Cars will be allowed in the parking lot at 3:00 going forward.  This will start Monday, March 29.

April is Celebrate Reading Month! We have some fun activities planned for the children!  We will be doing a book drive during the month of April.  If you have gently used books ( pre -k to 5th grade appropriate books) you would like to donate, please send them into the school.  The books will be donated to Grassroot Givers, an organization in Albany that provides assistance to kids and schools in need.


STEM Day Supplies –THANK YOU for your generosity and quick response!  We have every item purchased !!  If you still have your items at home, please send them in by Monday.

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.

Thursday Spirit Day – April 2 -Black and Orange or school spirit wear

Collection for Animal Shelter – Thank you for your generosity with the donations!

Have a great weekend!

Warmly,

Heidi

Upcoming Dates to Remember:

 

April 2 – No School, Good Friday

April 5-9 No School, Spring Break

April 12 – School Resumes

April 14 – Board of Ed Meeting, 7pm

April 21 – Gr. 3-5 ELA Assessments