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Letter from Principal Bonacquist, Dec. 22

Filed in Slingerlands by on December 22, 2017

Dear Families,

It has been an especially exciting week here at Slingerlands as children have been celebrating Hanukah, and look forward to Christmas and other family celebrations!

We have been collecting food for our Holiday Caring and Sharing program for the past few weeks.  The response was amazing and we were able to assist many Bethlehem families. A special thank you to our 4th grade classes – Mrs. Clarkson, Mrs. Kourt, Mrs. Marra, and Ms. Winn for collecting the donations.  Thank you SO much for participating in this collection!

Our Kids for Kindness project was very successful!  We collected almost $800 dollars in gift cards!!  These were added to the food baskets for needy families in our community.  Your generosity is overwhelming and greatly appreciated.

This year we participated in the Toys for Tots program once again. We collected three huge bins with toys.  Many children will be the recipients of this donation.  Thank you so much for making a donation to this important cause.

Several weeks ago, we were treated to a wonderful luncheon by the PTO!  Ellen O’Malley and Amy Hershberg once again outdid themselves with the Staff Appreciation Lunch.  It was so nice to be able to sit with colleagues and friends and enjoy a wonderful lunch in the beautifully decorated cafeteria. Thank you to Ellen and Amy and to everyone who assisted with this.

On behalf of the entire staff here at Slingerlands, I want to wish you a happy, healthy and safe holiday season.  One of the real joys of the Holiday Season is the opportunity to say THANK YOU for all you do to support in helping make our school a wonderful place to grow and learn.


Heidi Bonacquist











Heidi Bonacquist