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Letter from Principal Ksanznak, Dec. 21

Filed in Hamagrael by on December 21, 2018

Dear Parents,

On behalf of the Hamagrael Elementary School staff I would like to wish you and your family a happy holiday season and all the best in the New Year.  Enjoy the time spent with family and friends and safe travels to those of you heading out of town during the winter break.  We look forward to seeing the children when school resumes on Wednesday, January 2.

The month of January will be a busy one here at Hamagrael with many activities for our students and families.

On Thursday, January 3 we have our CAPER program from 6:30-7:30 p.m. in our auditorium.  Even if your child isn’t reading feel free to come on out to hear the stories and relax.  It is always a fun time!

Our Family Math and Science Nights are scheduled for January 8, 9 and 10.  Children and parents participate together in a series of hands-n, fun-filled math and science activities.  Your child should have brought home information about this program.  Here is the schedule:

                        1/8       Kindergarten & Grades 1        6:30-8 p.m.

                        1/9       Grades 2 & 3                          6:30-8 p.m.

                        1/10     Grade 4 & 5                            6:30-8 p.m.

The program will take place in our auditorium.

Our January PTA meeting will be held on Thursday, January 17 at 7 p.m. in our library.  Child care will be provided.

We have our Hamagrael Winter Concert on Tuesday, January 22.  Our students in grades 4 and 5 have been working hard preparing for their performances.

Hamagrael Winter Concert



9:30 a.m.         Grade 4 Orchestra

                         Grade 5 Orchestra

                         Grade 5 Band

2:20 p.m.         Grade 4 Choir

                         Grade 5 Choir

6:30 p.m.        Grade 4 Orchestra

                         Grade 4 Choir

7:30 p.m.        Grade 5 Orchestra

                        Grade 5 Band

                        Grade 5 Choir

We wrap up the month with our Hamagrael Family Skating Night on Saturday, January 26  from 5:15-6:45 p.m. at the Bethlehem YMCA.

The Bethlehem School Food Service Department has updated when and what snacks and ice cream items are available for Elementary students. The updated menu is available on the district’s food service webpage.

  • Snack items will be offered Monday & Wednesdays only
  • Ice Cream items will be offered Tuesdays & Thursdays only
  • No Snack or Ice Cream will be offered on Pizza Fridays
  • Please be sure to have money on your student(s) account for these items as we do not allow students to purchase snack or ice cream without funds.
  • com is our online payment system where you can pre-pay using a debit/credit card.
  • Please contact 518-439-8885 if you need assistance affording meals at school for your child(ren). We can help!

Have a wonderful weekend.  Enjoy the holidays and Happy New Year!


Dave Ksanznak