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About Slingerlands

Slingerlands Elementary Staff 2017-18

Slingerlands Elementary School has a simple and straightforward philosophy. It is our desire that each child will learn, grow and be happy. If you listen, you will hear laughing; if you look, you will see smiling faces. Our expectations are high academically, behaviorally and socially. We try to accomplish our goals in a warm, positive and fun-loving way.

We hope our school plays a vital part in the lives of all who come in contact with us. Our school is a special place. We are making tomorrow. The children are our future.

Slingerlands Elementary School Shared Vision

A school, like any other organization, has a well-developed vision statement that guides the way it achieves its goals. Below you’ll find the guiding principals for Slingerlands Elementary’s shared vision.

Slingerlands Elementary School:

  • Is a learning community which supports the growth of the whole child – academically, socially and physically. Our goal is to provide a program that is academically challenging and supportive as we assist every child in reaching his/her potential.
  • Is child-centered and developmentally appropriate in its approach in all curriculum areas.
  • Has a strong commitment to art, physical education, music, drama and other enrichment activities.
  • Is a place where teaching and learning are joyful.
  • Has a culture where caring is an essential characteristic of the school community. We have many events and programs designed to encourage respect, community building and positive interactions.
  • Nurtures children to become responsible citizens who take the initiative for improving the quality of life for self, school and community at large.
  • Has parental and community support that is integral to the success of every child.
  • Has a long standing motto – Always our Best. Our faculty and staff provide their very best every day to support children as they strive to do their very best.