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Letter from Principal Ksanznak, May 4

Filed in Hamagrael by on May 4, 2018

Dear Parents,

Hamagrael will be jumping next week with plenty of exciting events scheduled throughout the week.

During the week of May 7-11 we will be celebrating Teacher Appreciation Week, Healthy Kids Week, School Nurse Appreciation Day, Bike to School Day as well as welcoming new parents to Hamagrael for Kindergarten Parent Orientation and holding our last PTA meeting of the 2017-18 school year.

As Principal of Hamagrael Elementary I feel fortunate to have the opportunity to work with such a dedicated staff who take pride in their profession and want to see each and every child have a positive school experience.  As we celebrate Teacher Appreciation week there are plenty of activities throughout the week organized by our PTA.  Thanks so much to Lori Bosworth and Heather Cohen for their efforts making the week such a special one for our staff.

We also have plenty of activities planned for Healthy Kids Week for the children and staff including a bike safety assembly on Tuesday morning in preparation for our annual “Bike to School” day on Wednesday, May 9.  We will try to retain the Albany County “Wheel of Knowledge” which goes to the school with the most riders to school on Wednesday the 9th.  Hamagrael has won the trophy the past two years.  Thanks to Erin LaDue and Jess Lafata for organizing the Healthy Kids Week program for us.

On Wednesday, May 9 we will also celebrate “School Nurse Day” as we recognize Mrs. Monica Vail for all of her efforts looking out for us all and helping keep us healthy.  Thanks Mrs. Vail!

We have our Hamagrael Parent Orientation schedules for Thursday, May 10 beginning at 6:30pm in our auditorium.  This is a program for parents new to Hamagrael as we will discuss our kindergarten program, curriculum, daily routines, lunch, buses and the many events that take place throughout the year.

Our final PTA meeting of the year will be held on Thursday, May 11 beginning at 7pm in the library.  Our Hamagrael PTA does an amazing job throughout the year working with the staff to put together so many events during the course of the school year that help benefit our students and school community.  Thanks so much to our dedicated PTA board for all of their work and dedication.  All of us here at Hamagrael feel fortunate to have the PTA and the board working with us to help make our school such a special place.  Thanks PTA Board:

            Co-Presidents: Gianna Aiezza and Bill Ketzer

            Secretary: Katie Bush

            Assistant Secretary: Janice Wetherbee

            Treasurer:  Colleen Driggs

            Assistant Treasurer: Erik Smith

Have a wonderful weekend.


Dave Ksanznak