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Letter from Principal Ksanznak, Nov. 3

Filed in Hamagrael by on November 3, 2017

November 3, 2017

Dear Parents,

The month of November looks to be a busy one here at Hamagrael Elementary School.  This week we enjoyed a visit by local author James Preller who shared with our students his life as an author.  The kids enjoyed the visit and thanks so much to our PTA for sponsoring the Visiting Author Program for us.  Last night we had our first CAPER program of the year and we had a great group of student readers and announcers.  We are looking forward to the next CAPER on Thursday, December 7.

Our Hamagrael Book Fair will be held here at school next week.  The book fair hours are:

  • Tuesday, November 7 9am-8pm
  • Wednesday, November 8         9am-8pm
  • Thursday, November 9 9am-5pm

Thanks to our coordinators Gianna Aiezza, Heather Cohen and Bill Ketzer as well as the many volunteers who are here during the book fair for helping make it such a success.

Our Hamagrael PTA Movie Night is scheduled for Wednesday, November 8, 2017 starting at 6:30pm in our auditorium.  Bring your pillow and blankets and join us for The Secret Life of Pets!  Come see what hilarious trouble pets get into when their humans are away.  Movie Night is held in conjunction with the Scholastic Book Fair which is open until 8pm.

Popcorn, water and juice will be sold during the movie.  I look forward to seeing you there!  Thanks to Jaime Cornell for coordinating the movie night program for us.

This year our parent-teacher conferences will be held during the afternoons on November 14, 29 and December 8.  The dismissal for our parent-teacher conference days will be 11:45am.  The parent-teacher conference days are an opportunity for parents to discuss their child’s progress with the teacher as report cards will not be issued until January and again in June.  In April parents will receive at 10-week progress report which will include teacher comments as well as student work habits and self-management information.  You will be notified by email when the reports are available.

Our November PTA meeting will be held on Thursday, November 16 at 7pm in our library.

On Friday, November 17 we have our school picture make-up/retake day and beginning at 3:30 we will have our annual Hamagrael Turkey Trot.

All BCSD schools will be closed November 22-26 for Thanksgiving Break.

This week our BCSD Board of Education members were recognized for the work as part of School Board Recognition Week.  Each school in the district will be purchasing books to put in the libraries in honor of our board of education members.  Thanks so much to our BCSD Board of Education:

  • Christine Beck – President
  • Lynne Lenhardt – Vice President
  • Michael Cooper
  • Holly Dellenbaugh
  • Jonathan Fishbein
  • Meredith Moriarty
  • Charmaine Wijeyesinghe

Have a wonderful weekend and remember to turn your clocks back on Saturday as Daylight Savings Time ends.


Dave Ksanznak