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Letter from Principal Ksanznak, Jan. 18

Filed in Hamagrael by on January 18, 2019

January 18, 2019

Dear Parents,

This coming Monday, January 21, all Bethlehem Central Schools will be closed to observe Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day.  

Today your child will bring home two forms.  One is for our Hamagrael Family Ice Skating Night scheduled for Saturday, January 26 from 5:15-6:45 p.m. at the Bethlehem YMCA.  This is always a fun family event and my goal as it is every year is to stay up on my skates! The cost is $4 for adults and $3 for children.  The form should be returned to school by Wednesday, January 23. The cost at the door will be $5 per person.

The PTA Spring Volunteer Form detailing the many volunteer opportunities this coming spring should also be brought home to you today.  We can always use the help as our many programs would not be possible without the help of our PTA and parent volunteers. The form should be completed and sent back to school by February 1.

Our Hamagrael Winter Concert is scheduled for Tuesday, January 22 in our auditorium.  Our students have been rehearsing and I know they are looking forward to their performances.  If you can’t make it to the evening shows we will have two dress rehearsals during the day. Here is our concert schedule:

Hamagrael Winter Concert – 1/22/19

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

Thanks to our Bethlehem Music Association for their support and to our vocal music teacher Ms. Courtney Richmond, orchestra teacher Mr. Patrick O’Connell and band teacher Ms. Gen Vitale for all of their efforts during the year working with the children.

On Friday, January 25 your child’s report card will be posted on Aspen.  We will send out a notification to you when they are ready. For our report cards our teachers use a 1 – 4 rating scale with our goal being to have our students reach level 3 by the end of the school year.  This instructional scale is intended to provide information about student achievement on specific skills and may change at different points during the year. Our students progress at different rates so the standards may be met in varying amounts of time.

You can find the information about our report cards and rating scales on our district website on the Academics tab.

This morning our 4th graders hosted our Character Education Assembly on our theme for the month of January “Personal Best”.  They did a wonderful job relaying the message of always giving your best effort each day and the importance of helping others along the way.

Have a wonderful weekend.

Sincerely,

Dave Ksanznak