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Letter from Principal Bonacquist, Mar. 8

Filed in Slingerlands by on March 8, 2019

Dear Families,

Please make note of the important events coming up:

  • March 12 – Slingerlands PTO Meeting, 7pm
  • March 13 – Slingerlands Camp Fair, 6pm – 8pm
  • March 15 – PTO Parent Coffee Social for K & 1st Grade Parents 9:30-10:30, Slingerlands Living Room
  • March 16 – Slingerlands Applebee’s Breakfast
  • March 20 – BOE Meeting, BCHS, 7pm
  • March 21 – District Band Festival, 6:30 pm and 7:30 pm @ BCHS
  • March 22 – No School, Conference Day
  • 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 19 – NO SCHOOL, Good Friday
  • April 22-26 – NO SCHOOL, Spring Break

Parent Presentation – Digitally Distracted: Parenting in the Age of Technology

Monday, March 18th 6:30 pm – HS Auditorium

Don’t miss parenting expert Tom Kersting who will offer a timely presentation about Parenting in the Digital Age on Monday, March 18. Over the past few years, we have noticed a trend developing with children entering kindergarten whose skills are different than in previous cohorts coming to school for the first time. Some of the things we have observed include decreased language, communication, and problem-solving skills, decreased stamina throughout the day, and greater distractibility. A group of faculty and staff at Slingerlands have teamed up to take a closer look how to address these issues and we have found several publications that are helping us to understand this phenomenon. In addition to the upcoming presentation by Mr. Kertsing, we thought some of these resources might be helpful to parents as well:  

  • Glow Kids by Nicholas Kardaras
  • UnSelfie by Michele Borba
  • Disconnected by Tom Kersting

We are very excited that the District is bringing Tom Kersting to speak about Parenting in the Digital Age  We hope to see all of you there!

The Bookworm:  Calling all Slingerlands Elementary School writers and artists! See your original written pieces and artwork published in our literary and art magazine, Bookworm 2019.

The theme for the magazine cover this year is “Our Many Cultures.” Two works of art that reflect this year’s theme will be used, one for the front cover and for the back cover. Others will appear throughout the magazine.

We welcome artwork and written submissions on any topic. Please click on the link below to view guidelines and submission details:  

The submission deadline is Wednesday, April 3.

Have a wonderful weekend!