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Letter from Principal Ksanznak, May 18

Filed in Hamagrael by on May 18, 2018

Dear Parents,

Over the next few months we will be putting together the class lists for the 2018-19 school year.  This is a process that we take our time with as we look to make sure each class is balanced as far as ability levels and student learning styles.  If there is anything that you would like to share with me about your child that will help in the process, please send me a letter or email by June 15.  Feel free to include information about your child’s personality, learning style, academic strengths, areas in need of improvement or any other information we might find helpful.  My one request is that you do not request a specific teacher as teacher assignments may change over the summer and it would be impossible to honor all requests.  Thanks so much for your help and understanding as we begin this process.

On Wednesday, May 23, our fourth graders will be taking the New York State Science Performance Assessment.  This assessment consists of a series of hands-on experiments that relate to our curriculum.  We use the results to see areas of strength and areas we can improve on in our curriculum.

During the week of May 21-25 we will have two collections taking place.  Our PTA will be collecting summer items for families in need.  Here is a list of items – new or gently used:

  • Boys bathing suits (size 4T to 18)
  • Girls bathing suits (size 4T to 14)
  • Flip flops
  • Beach towels

We will also be collecting used or new books for the Grassroots Givers, a nonprofit organization that helps to improve literacy in the Capital Region.

There will be boxes in the front hallway for all donations.

Today your child will be bringing home a SchoolKidz School Supply Order form.  The kits enable parents to purchase pre-packaged supply kits for the upcoming school year.  We will post the grade level supply lists on our website in early July.

On May 25 our 5th graders will be heading to our middle school to tour the building and see what a day in the middle school is like.  This is always a fun day which our fifth graders look forward to.

Have a wonderful weekend.


Dave Ksanznak