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Letter from Principal Bonacquist, Nov. 20

Filed in Slingerlands by on November 20, 2018

Dear Families,

Important Dates to Remember

  • November 26 – Picture Retake Day
  • November 28 – Elementary EARLY DISMISSAL at 11:45
  • November 28 – BOE Meeting, Elsmere Elementary, 7pm
  • November 30 – Slingerlands Movie Night 6-8pm
  • December 5 – BOE Meeting, BCHS, 7pm
  • December 7 – Elementary EARLY DISMISSAL at 11:45
  • December 11 – Grade 3 Math & Science Night, 7pm
  • December 19, BOE Meeting, Glenmont, 7pm
  • December 24 – January 1 – No School, Winter Break
  • January 2 – School resumes

The time between Thanksgiving and our Winter Break is a busy time!  It is also a wonderful time for children to participate in activities that promote generosity, kindness, and empathy.  We have three big projects going on in the next few weeks that we hope you can participate in.

Toys for Tots

Once again, we will participate in collecting toys for Toys for Tots, which is sponsored by the United States Marines.  Please help out less fortunate children by donating an unwrapped toy. There are boxes in the lobby, by the cafeteria, and in the primary wing. The toy drive will run from November 19 – December 14th.

BCSD Holiday Food Drive

  • We will be collecting food for our annual food drive from November 26-December 13. You can find the list of foods here.
  • If you are in need of assistance or know someone in need please see this link for more information

Things of My Very Own Clothing Drive

Today we heard a presentation from two fifth graders – Lili Suich and Lily Kahn.  They wrote a proposal to have our school collect winter clothing to donate to Things of My Own – an organization that services needy families in Schenectady.   We are collecting winter coats, winter gloves, winter hats and scarves, clothing newborn to age 10. Items should be new or very good condition.

Movie Night

The PTO will show the movie, Coco, on Friday, November 30th from 6-8pm. Admission is $2/person or $5/family.  Popcorn, snacks, and water bottles will be available for purchase. Important reminder – This is not a drop-off event. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Happy Thanksgiving to all of you!