Letter from Principal Knox, Jan. 28

Spirit Day 2/2/22

A favorite thing that comes in twos are socks. On 2/2/22, let’s celebrate the number 2 by wearing two different crazy socks!

Two Little Dumplings fundraiser

Just in time for the Lunar New Year! Please join us in supporting a local small business with our current school fundraiser. 15% of all sales from Two Little Dumplings will go to the school PTA. The online store is updated on Thursdays. Be sure to include “Hamagrael” in the special notes section. Orders are being accepted through 1/28 and pick-up from 12 Maher Rd (Slingerlands) takes place on 1/29 and 1/31. See the attached flier for all of the details.

Covid Test Pick Up

We are going to offer another opportunity for Covid Test’s to be picked up at Hamagrael. If you are in need of Covid Test, especially leading up to the February recess, please reach out to Lori Anderson in the main office and we can schedule a time for you to come pick one up.

Valentines Day

We plan on celebrating Valentine’s Day this year at Hamagrael. Please reach out to your child’s classroom teacher to find out plans for that day.

Live Instruction

Live instruction will shift back to tutoring starting Monday for any qualifying student. Please reach out to me directly if you have any questions about tutoring or whether or not your child would qualify for tutoring because of Covid reasons.

Report Cards

Report Cards will be released via ASPEN on February 4, 2022

CAPER

Our next CAPER event will be on February 3, 2021 via Zoom at 6:30p. Please have your child see Mrs. Held to sign up to read!

Outdoor Recess (Cold Weather)

I wanted to outline the parameters we use to determine whether or not we go outside for recess each day. The guidelines we use are that if it’s above 10 degrees, with the windchill, we always go out. If the temperature with the wind chill is between 5 – 10 degrees we will make a determination based on if the sun is out and conditions outside. Typically, if the temperature with the wind chill is below 5 degrees we will be inside for recess. Price Chopper has given us money to use and we plan on purchasing board games and other activities to have for indoor recess time. 

Rest assured that we do everything that we can to get the kids outside each day.

Two Little Dumplings fundraiser

Just in time for the Lunar New Year! Please join us in supporting a local small business with our current school fundraiser. 15% of all sales from Two Little Dumplings will go to the school PTA. The online store is updated on Thursdays. Be sure to include “Hamagrael” in the special notes section. Orders are being accepted through 1/28 and pick-up from 12 Maher Rd (Slingerlands) takes place on 1/29 and 1/31. See the attached flier for all of the details.

 i-Ready Diagnostic

Our second diagnostic window for i-Ready is still open

iReady Letter to Parents

Lost and Found

Our lost and found is beginning to pile up! If your child is missing any items of clothing, hats or mittens (and even one shoe!) Please encourage them to come down to check out the lost and found. Mrs. Doherty and Mrs. Anderson will be happy to assist them. We would also encourage you to label your children’s clothing so we can identify left behind items.

Updated Isolation Protocols

Please see the updated protocols outlined by Superintendent Monroe. If you ever have any questions about the process feel free to reach out to Mrs. Vail or me.

Updated Isolation and Quarantine Protocol for Students