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Letter from Principal Bonacquist, Feb. 1

Filed in Slingerlands by on February 1, 2019

Dear Families,

Please make note of the important events coming up:

  • February 4 – Grade 2 Math & Science Night, 7pm
  • February 6 – BOE Meeting, BCHS LMC, 7pm
  • February 8 – Slingerlands Give & Go
  • February 15 – Science Fair Proposal Deadline
  • February 18 – 22 – NO SCHOOL, February Break
  • February 27 – BOE Meeting, BCHS LMC, 7pm
  • February 28 – Slingerlands Science Fair
  • March 7 & 8  – Slingerlands Musical, 7pm
  • March 12 – Slingerlands PTO Meeting, 7pm
  • March 13 – Slingerlands Camp Fair
  • March 16 – Slingerlands Applebee’s Breakfast

Science Fair Proposal Deadline: The Slingerlands Science Fair will be held on February 28. The deadline for proposals is FEBRUARY 15!   Click for Science Fair booklet.  Click for proposal form

Applebee’s Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser – *DATE CHANGE* – The new date for the Applebee’s Fundraiser is March 16th.


This week we were treated to a wonderful performance by the fourth and fifth graders.  The concert included performances by the 4th and 5th-grade orchestra, 5th-grade band and the 4th and 5th-grade choir.  They were fabulous! A special thank you to our music teachers Mrs. Platek, Ms. Tetlac (Mrs. Platek’s student teacher), Mr. Biernacki and Mr. O’Connell.  We really appreciate all the support you provide to the music program!

Request from the Main Office ~ When sending notes to school regarding dismissal changes, absence excuses, etc., please  be sure to include your student’s first and last names as well as the name of his/her teacher. Thank you!

Parking Lot Safety

In the past I have had several parents approach me with concerns about the safety in the parking lot at arrival time.  Below is a reminder of our procedures.

Kiss & Go Lane

For the safety of our children, it is extremely important that we all become familiar with the proper procedures for dropping off children in the morning prior to the start of the school day. We cannot afford for our children to be harmed because parents do not follow the rules for parking, loading/unloading, stop signs, crosswalks, and bus zones at the school. We also need to teach our children to obey the traffic signs and to always look before crossing a street or moving within a parking lot. It’s going to take the commitment of all of us:  parents, families, administrators, teachers, and children to ensure that we make Slingerlands the safest school it can be.


  1. The Kiss and Go Lane is the front curve along the sidewalk. This is the designated drop off area in the morning prior to the start of the school day. DO NOT Leave your car unattended in this lane.
  2. This lane along the front curve is a FIRE LANE. Between the hours of 8am-4pm, no cars should be left unattended here.
  3. The Kiss and Go Lane is for student drop off only. Adults may not exit the vehicle.
  4. When using Kiss-and-Go, pull as far forward as the lane or car in front of you allows. Pull all the way down to the Stop Sign / Flag Pole.  This is a single car lane. Do not double or idle.
  5. Children should ALWAYS exit vehicles curbside (to the right), so please adjust any car/booster seats to enable safe exiting from your vehicle. Your child should be 100% prepared to exit the car with all the belongings. They need to be able to do this independently.  If they are unable to do this, you need to find a parking space so you can assist them. ADULTS SHOULD NOT GET OUT OF THE CAR.
  6. Once your child has exited and their door is closed, exit the Kiss-and-Go Lane promptly and safely.  Do not sit and watch your child enter the school.
  7. No one may exit the vehicle on the left side.
  8. If your child needs assistance, you need to find a parking place and walk your child in.

Other Safety Reminders for the Parking Lot

Just a few reminders to help minimize congestion as well as hazardous conditions:

  • -Please drive slowly through the parking lot.
  • Please park only in designated parking spots. There are always plenty of parking     spaces in the back of the building.
  • Please do not park in the crosswalk
  • You may not turn left on to Union Ave between 9:00-9:30. This helps to alleviate congestion in the parking lot.
  • Do not use the Bus loading/unloading zone in the back of the school between
  • 8:45-9:45am or 2:45-3:45pm.
  • Do not pass a parked school bus that has it’s Stop sign up and flashing lights.

BC Music Spirit Wear for Sale

Orders will be taken until February 6

Have a great weekend!!

Heidi Bonacquist