Principal’s Note: From the Office of Susan L. Osterhoudt
It’s hard to believe with the cold we’ve been experiencing this March that spring is upon us and the 4th marking period is right around the corner. The third marking period will end on Friday, April 5th. Quarterly Awards will be presented and Report Cards will go home the following Friday, April 12th. I am so proud of the academic achievements of our students thus far and look forward to their continued success throughout the remainder of the school year. Thank you for your continued support at home!
I would like to thank Michael MacIssac and Michael DeAngelis, IBM Engineers, for taking the time to work with our students in grades 4-6 on Engineer Day, March 1st. Their “Lunar Landing” program surely had a positive impact on our young enthusiastic learners. Our students were fully engaged in collaborating, designing, constructing, and testing their own egg capsules, testing force and impact, while using math skills to budget their “funding” as well as learning about NASA’s historic Apollo 11 mission.
I would like to extend a special thank you to our PTA for organizing 2 after school enrichment programs in March, specifically Aubrey Zambrella and Kelli Gilmore for chairing Mad Science and Yoga classes, respectively. Our participating students throughout grades 1-6 have surely benefitted academically, socially and even physically from the scientific experiments and yoga practices that they have learned as a result of the hard work from our PTA. Thanks again!
Speaking of springtime, we will kick off April with Spring Pictures, scheduled for Friday, April 5th. All students will be photographed. If you are interested in ordering your child’s portraits, you can order using the slip that was sent home in March or online at Lifetouch.com.
Another exciting event this month is our Kindergarten Visitation Program. The first visit is scheduled for Thursday, April 25th and the second visit is scheduled for Thursday, May 16th. These visits are very important to the children and parents as they provide opportunities for them to become familiar with their new school and their future teachers and classmates. I always look forward to meeting our incoming kindergartners! There will be more information to follow in the mail.
The New York State ELA Assessments for students in grades 3-6 are scheduled for the week of April 1st – April 5th.
Spring Break is scheduled for April 15th – April 22nd.
We have 2 remaining snow days as of 3/28/19. Please see the district calendar for notes regarding snow day “give backs.”
Have a wonderful month and a fantastic Spring Break!!!