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Letter from Principal Bonacquist, Sept. 14

Filed in Slingerlands by on September 14, 2018

Dear Families,

It was wonderful to see so many people last night at Open House! I heard many positive comments about the school, teachers and program. Thank you!

Important Dates to Remember:

September 19 – NO SCHOOL

September 20 – BOE Meeting @ BCMS Library, 7:00

September 21 – Fall Family Festival, 5:30-7:30

October 4 – Go Home Early Drill – Dismissal at 3:05 – all children need to ride their bus home

October 5 – School Pictures

Tools for Schools  – Why register your Advantage Card?

Registering for Tools for Schools earns money for the Slingerlands Elementary School to purchase school supplies, gym and recess equipment, resources for teachers and students and much more!  This year I was able to purchase about $800 of supplies for our classrooms! It’s free, and the earlier you register the sooner Slingerlands will begin to earn points. Track your contribution on the bottom of your Price Chopper receipts. Betsy Danz is the parent coordinator of this project.  If you have any questions you can email her at    

Slingerlands code is 15749.  Parents can register their advantage by using this link:


Required Safety Drills

We have begun our annual safety drills.  Today we had a bus drill in the morning and an evacuation drill ( formerly called fire drills) this afternoon.  I think you will find the document on the link helpful in understanding these –

Items of Note:

  • Please call our office before 9:30am if your student will be absent or late
  • If you need to change your child’s dismissal plans, please call the office prior to 3:00pm. Phone coverage is limited during dismissal!
  • When sending notes to school regarding dismissal changes, absence excuses, etc., please be sure to include your student’s first & last name as well as the name of his/her teacher.



Have a wonderful weekend!


Heidi Bonacquist