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Letter from Principal Bonacquist, Nov. 15

Filed in Slingerlands by on November 15, 2019

Dear Families,

Spirit Wear – FINAL CALL

The online school is still open –  Last day to order is TODAY, November 15th.

Toys for Tots

We will begin our toy drive on Monday, November 18th.  This will run until December 13th.  There are collection bins in the lobby, by the cafeteria and at the entrance to the K-1 wing.  Join us in helping young children in need by donating an unwrapped toy to Toys for Tots toy drive..

Silver Graphics Fundraiser

For weeks, Ms. Adams, our amazing art teacher,  and your students have been working on artwork for the Silver Graphics program.  This is a program that is run every other year that enables you as parents to see and order your child’s artwork on a range of items.  All proceeds from this program go to support and supplement the arts programs in our school.  I had the privilege of sorting through the artwork and it is truly impressive at all levels.

Today, I will be putting Silver Graphics order forms in your teachers’ mailboxes.  They should be coming home Friday or Monday.   Your child’s name and artwork will be on the front of the order form, as will all ordering options and instructions.  The ordering period is from today until 11/25 for paper order forms (send your completed order form and payment back in an envelope marked Silver Graphics) or 11/27 for online orders.  If you have any questions please feel free to reach out to me at

These make great gifts and will be back in time to be holiday gifts this year.  Everything should be back to the school between 12/16 and 12/18.  Fourth and Fifth grade parents this is the last time this program will be run before you student moves up to the middle school so make sure to take advantage of it.

Thank you all for your support of this program.

Sleepy Time Stories by Slingerlands Staff

Winter Clothing

Please make sure your child is prepared with warm clothing to go outside for recess.  We go outside everyday!

Important Dates:

  • November 16 –  Harlem Wizards vs. BCSD staff  4pm High School Gym – Bethlehem Central Community Foundation Fundraiser
  • November 20 – Elementary Early Dismissal at 11:45am
  • November 20 – BOE Meeting, Hamagrael Elementary, 7pm
  • November 27-29 – NO SCHOOL Thanksgiving Break
  • December 3 – Elementary Early Dismissal at 11:45amj
  • December 4 – BOE Meeting, BCHS, 7pm
  • December 5 – Picture Make-up Day
  • December 10 – Grade 4 Math & Science Night, 7pm
  • December 13 – Slingerlands Coffee, Grades 2-3, 9:30am
  • December 18 – BOE Meeting, BCHS, 7pm
  • December 23 – Jan 1 – Winter Break
  • January 2 – School Resumes

Have a great weekend!!