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Letter from Principal Bonacquist, Mar. 22

Filed in Slingerlands by on March 22, 2019

Dear Families,

Please make note of the important events coming up:

  • March 27 – Spring Picture Day
  • March 28 – Slingerlands Wax Museum, 6:30pm
  • April 2 & 3 – NYS ELA Testing, grades 3-5
  • April 11 – Book Fair and Art Show
  • April 12 – PTO Parent Coffee Social for 2nd & 3rd Grade Parents 9:30-10:30, Slingerlands Living Room
  • April 16 – Kindergarten 101, 6:30pm – 7:30pm – Click here for more information
  • April 19 – NO SCHOOL, Good Friday
  • April 22-26 – NO SCHOOL, Spring Break
  • April 29 – School Resumes

Several weeks ago we celebrated the 49th year of the Slingerlands Musical.  This year’s show, A Monsterous Tale, was written and directed by Mr.  Lester Betor. Mrs. Clarkson was the assistance director. A very heartfelt thank you to both of them for all they did to make this show such a big success!!  Their time, talent and dedication to this is greatly appreciated!! Thank you also to Bonnie O’Shea, who managed the crew and created the scenery and props. Thank you to Heather Reid, Maria Rogers and our accompanist, Pat Eberle. A very special thank you to the MANY parents who assisted with the production, especially the co-chairs Betsy Danz and Brooke Donovan.   Their commitment to this event was commendable and very much appreciated!!

This past Saturday we had our Applebees Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser.  The 5th grade teachers ran a 50/50 Raffle.  The Ostrander Family won $112. They generously donated the money back to support the PTO.  Thank you to Marla Gornstein and Martha Snyder for coordinating this event! Thank you very much!!

NY State Testing Grades Coming Up

  • ELA – April 2-3
  • Math – May 1-2

The testing begins at 9:30 each morning.

Think Spring!!

Have a great weekend!



Other reminders:

Are you a Stay at Home Parent looking for something to do and make a little cash?!?

Become a Part of BCSD Child Nutrition Team as a Substitute!

We have shifts at all BCSD schools (K-12) and shifts are during the day, so you can still be home in the mornings and early afternoons with your children! We will train you in the kitchen (no experience necessary) and your foot will be in the door for many opportunities for part or full time work in the future. If you want to learn more, please contact Allissa Eiser, RD, Food Service Director by email at

Yearbook! The yearbook deadline is fast approaching!  We need your help to ensure we capture all the great events and activities we have had this school year.  Please upload any pictures you have taken throughout the year using the link below. As you upload, please ensure you mark the pictures with using the event/activity/class name.  Any pictures are welcome ie First Day, Math/Science nights, Turkey Shoot, Class Parties, Candid shots! Please complete all uploads by March 22nd!

Please do not hesitate to reach out Katrina ( or Pallavi  ( should you have any questions!