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Letter from Principal Bonacquist, Nov. 22

Filed in Slingerlands by on November 22, 2019

Dear Families,

‘Tis the Season for Giving
As we approach the holidays, the children have several opportunities to practice the skills of showing kindness and generosity toward others in need.

  • BC Food Drive – we will be collecting food items for the Annual BC Caring and Sharing program.  The food drive will run from November 25-December 12.
  • Coins for Caring The children in Mrs. Kourt and Mrs. Messier’s classes are doing a coin drive to raise money to purchase gift cards for the food baskets that are part of the Caring and Sharing program.  You can donate change or gift cards. 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.  We will be collecting until December 12th.
  • Toys for Tots –  There are collection bins in the lobby, by the cafeteria and at the entrance to the K-1 wing.  Join us in helping young children in need by donating an unwrapped toy to the Toys for Tots toy drive. We are collecting toys until December 13th.

Staff Appreciation Lunch is coming up – December 3rd

Sign up Genius for Baked Goods and Assistance with event

Our Silver Graphics program is underway and will be wrapping up next week

  DISPLAY YOUR CHILD’S ARTWORK proudly on custom products

Order One Of A Kind Gifts for the Holidays!

You can order products with the art featured on the order form or you can also upload other art by your student or their sibling or even you

Silver Graphics Orders are due early next week.  Please see the information below for specific deadlines:

  •       Paper order forms must be returned no later than Monday, November25th.  Please send the order form, and a check made out to Slingerlands PTO, in an envelope labeled Silver Graphics.
  •       Online orders can be placed through Wednesday, November 27th.  Online ordering is easy:  GO to  Enter your student’s access code (will be found on the front of your child’s order form).  Place your order.

ALL orders placed by the deadline will be shipped, at no additional cost to you, to the school and distributed in time to be used as holiday gifts.  All proceeds from this program go to support ALL arts programs at our school.

Remember:  The Silver Graphics program is only run every other year.  So take advantage of the opportunity to spotlight your child’s artwork.

Any questions can be addressed to Heather White at

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.

Important Dates:

November 27-29 – NO SCHOOL Thanksgiving Break

December 3 – Elementary Early Dismissal at 11:45amj

December 4 – BOE Meeting, BCHS, 7pm

December 5 – Picture Make-up Day (if you want to do a retake of your child’s photo, please contact Adirondack School Portraits directly at 518-792-7919)

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

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

December 18 – BOE Meeting, BCHS, 7pm

December 23 – Jan 1 – Winter Break

January 2 – School Resumes

Have a great weekend!!